Monday, May 20, 2013
The WMRC Local Music Awards, featuring limos and red carpet entrances, made local acts feel like stars for a day. The 2nd annual event was held at PiNZ.
More than 30 local artists and acts took part in a red carpet, limousine-ferried entrance and friendly competition at PiNZ Sunday, for the 2nd annual WRMC Local Music Awards. The event celebrates and recognizes local artists, including bands with at least one member from Milford, or who play at Milford venues. For many, the night was a great time to celebrate local performance, whether it's a cover band, a tribute band or original music. Jeff Royds, nominated in two categories Sunday, for Best Local Mobile DJ, and Best Local Acoustic Act, and his wife, Cassandra, came to PiNZ to "support local music." Royds has been playing music since he was 12, and he said the local music scene has died back in the past decade, with many people no longer…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Nearly 100 bikers rode to Wachusett Mountain in the 2nd annual Matthew Denice Memorial Ride, while all participants, including many who didn't ride, enjoyed music, food, and raffles on Sunday.
Last year, Framingham State University graduate Matthew Denice was killed while riding his motorcycle in Milford. In his memory, nearly 100 motorcyclists from across the state rode Sunday in the 2nd annual Matthew Denice Memorial Ride, which started at PiNZ and ended at Wachusett Mountain. The participant fee of $20 raised scholarship money for Milford High School graduates who will attend Framingham State University. Denice, 23, was a graduate of both schools. Although the event drew fewer bikers than the 300-plus last year, the rain may have been a factor. All participants enjoyed live music, food, and raffles.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Hopkinton and Milford top the charts.
After a week of voting, MetroWest-area readers have chosen their favorite destinations for staycations. The winners are: Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, and PiNZ in Milford. Did you vote for a winner? If not, give a shout out to your choice in the comments below! Tomorrow, return to Patch to vote on the best liquor stores.
Friday, May 11, 2012
So you have a few days off, and aren't planning to travel? The best place for adults and kids is PiNZ in Milford, according to regional Patch readers.
It's always great to be able to escape for a weekend to an exotic location, a favorite getaway. But sometimes we just need to stick closer to home. Where to go on the next Staycation, when staying home, literally, is not that much fun? Readers in the MetroWest Patches chose PiNZ in Milford. PiNZ has a large video arcade with 30 games, 20 bowling lanes and a full-service restaurant and bar. Something for everyone, it seems. The 40,000-square-foot facility, at 110 S. Main St., is owned by David Breen. "We're grateful for the votes," he said Friday. "We try hard to offer a positive experience for our guests when they're there." PiNZ began life as a roller skating rink, the Skate Palace, back in the 1970s, and was transformed by 2006 to the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Vince Wilfork helped raise an estimated $175,000 for diabetes prevention and treatment Thursday, by hosting an annual NFL draft party at PiNZ.
An evening of Patriots sightings, signings and auctioned items drew a full house to PiNZ Thursday, where fans helped Vince Wilfork raise at least $175,000 for diabetes research and prevention. Accompanied by his wife, Bianca, Wilfork addressed the standing-room crowd, saying he was overwhelmed by the show of support. "Every one of you makes this thing special for me," he said. The cause of diabetes research and treatment is close to him. Ten years ago, his wife said, his father died of complications from the disease. The money raised from the 2012 NFL Draft Party event will go to Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. The event sold out several days ago. "This is amazing," Bianca Wilfork said, looking out over the audience. "This is our biggest…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Singer Adam Lambert drew a diverse crowd that ranged in age from 8 to over 70, and many of his fans traveled far to see him in Milford.
Adam Lambert drew a crowd to PinZ on Wednesday that showed his music appeals to a wide range of people. The singer performed two songs in an acoustic set sponsored by WXLO in Worcester. The intimate setting meant fans were able to stand just a few feet from the star. About 100 people attended the show, having won tickets in a contest sponsored by the station, or through PinZ. The singer, who came to fame through American Idol, performed his hit "Whataya Want From Me?" and a new song on his upcoming release "Better Than I Know Myself." Lambert was relaxed and friendly throughout the event. He fielded questions about his favorite designer (Skingraft - whose leather jacket he wore on Wednesday), whether he likes Twitter (he does: @AdamLambert…
Singer Adam Lambert thrilled a small crowd at an invitation-only acoustic event at PinZ, performing his biggest hit, and answering questions.
A relaxed, good-humored Adam Lambert answered questions, met some of his fans and performed two songs in an acoustic show Wednesday at PinZ, including his hit "Whataya Want From Me?" Lambert, who was the runner-up in the American Idol competition of 2009, and who many felt should have won, is promoting a new album. His appearance in Milford was arranged by the Worcester radio station WXLO, as part of its Music Loft on the Road series, said Bob Goodell, director of sales. "It's a lot more exciting to bring out an artist like this to a small town, where it really creates a buzz." The concert was invitation-only for 100 people. Most tickets were given away by the radio station to callers who phoned in at the right times. Some were distributed…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead drew a huge crowd of people to PinZ Tuesday, for a book signing of his life story, turned into a children's book. About 300 people attended.
Off the field, Danny Woodhead doesn't look like NFL material. But his career has shown that even small guys can succeed in professional football. The unlikely rise of the small-statured running back for the New England Patriots is the subject of a children's book: Danny Woodhead: A Football Dream Come True. On Tuesday, Woodhead kicked off publication of the book with a signing event in Milford, which drew nearly 300 people. Woodhead was joined at the signing by author Jon Goode and illustrator Rachel Gregorio. The children's book describes how Woodhead, an undersized and underestimated Nebraskan, rose professionally to become a key player for the Patriots. Goode said Woodhead made the ideal subject: "His career just seems to be a children'…
Monday, November 7, 2011
The popular New England Patriot will attend local event to launch children's book.
Danny Woodhead will be in Milford Tuesday night to help launch a new children's book, Danny Woodhead: A Football Dream Come True. The book, by author Jon Goode and illustrator Rachel Gregorio, recounts the story of the undersized and underestimated Woodhead, who is admired throughout Patriot Nation for his heart and determination. Along with the author, the running back will be on hand for pictures and to sign copies of the book. He will not autograph other sports memorabilia. According to an email from Pinz, Woodhead will read the book to the attendees. To RSVP and add your name to the guest list, please e-mail Jon Goode at firstname.lastname@example.org. Books will cost $20 with an advance RSVP, and $25 if purchased the night of the event. …