Tuesday, September 18, 2018

FSPA to hold “How to Audition” Workshop - Sep 29

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) Director Raye Lynn Mercer will present a "How To Audition" Workshop on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the school's Recital Hall at 38 Main Street. 

Students and parents are invited to learn about the audition process in an entertaining, interactive format with demonstrations and time for questions from attendees. Included in the workshop are what to expect, how to prepare, and how to conduct oneself at any audition. 
Director Raye Lynn Mercer
Director Raye Lynn Mercer

The workshop is appropriate for those getting ready for a first audition experience as well as those who are ready to raise the level of their audition presentation. “This workshop takes the mystery out of the process and demonstrates what happens before, during and after the audition. The right preparation and appropriate expectations help make auditioning a positive experience,” says Mercer.

In addition to preparing students for local auditions, Mercer and her staff successfully prepare high school students to audition for college performing arts programs. FSPA alumni are attending top colleges and conservatories including NYU Tisch, Penn State, Oberlin, Oklahoma City University, Hartt School of Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Syracuse University, while FSPA's college graduates are enjoying active careers on Broadway, in national tours, regional theater, film and television. Current FSPA musical theater students have the opportunity to audition for New York City agents and casting directors as well as professional theater.

Registration for the "How To Audition" Workshop can be done in advance at the FSPA Office or by calling 508-528-8668. The workshop is open to anyone and recommended for beginner and intermediate performers and highly recommended for parents. 

The workshop is $20 per student, $30 for student and parent, and $5 per additional family member.

Scarecrow Contest - Oct 13

At the Franklin Historical Museum during the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct 13

• Open to all ages!
• Prize awarded in youth and adult categories
• Positive, creative, nonviolent entries accepted
• Contestants to provide all material to decorate and display their scarecrows
• Entries to be secured in a standing or sitting position
• Scarecrows delivered to Historical Museum between 10 AM-11 AM, to be displayed on the museum front lawn during the Harvest Festival.
• Judging and prizes at 3:00 PM
• All scarecrows to be removed by 5:00 PM
• No fee to enter the contest

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczcjU5TzBsS0hpc2c0Y2wxVUFETE5mVTF0SDEw/view?usp=sharing



Scarecrow Contest - Oct 13
Scarecrow Contest - Oct 13

"we’ll score the goals to be competitive with everybody”

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap for the FHS girls soccer match vs. Mansfield on Monday.

"In a game where chances are at a premium, with physical battles being waged all over the pitch, and with defenses largely coming out on top, finishing is the difference between taking home the points or leaving with none. 
Mansfield had one great chance in the box and put it away. Franklin had two chances in the box and both went narrowly off target. So, on Monday night at Pisini Field, the Hornets walked away with a hard-fought 1-0 win and stayed unbeaten, while, for the second time in a week, the Panthers lost a close game with one of the two defending Kelley-Rex division champions. 
“It’s such a tough opponent, such a tough place, a great coaching staff, so it’s a good win,” said Mansfield coach Kevin Smith."

Continue reading the recap
https://hockomocksports.com/mcmahon-goal-gives-mansfield-girls-soccer-win-in-battle-at-franklin/

the photo gallery from HockomockSports for the game
https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/2018-2019/Fall-2018/Franklin-Mansfield-Girls-Soccer-9-17-18/

Mansfield senior defender Mikaela Maughn (9) battles with Franklin forward Sydney St. Marie during Monday’s divisional battle at Pisini Field. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)
Mansfield senior defender Mikaela Maughn (9) battles with Franklin forward Sydney St. Marie
during Monday’s divisional battle at Pisini Field. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

FHS volleyball, golf, and both cross country teams post wins on Monday

Via HockomockSports, we share the results of the FHS fall sports action on Monday, Sep 17.


Boys Soccer = Franklin, 0 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final
– Mansfield senior Luke Savoie continued his hot start to the season, scoring a pair of goals in the Hornets’ win over Franklin. After a throw from Cam Eddy, freshman Dylan Buchanan found Savoie to put the Hornets up 1-0 in the 22nd minute. And just before halftime, Graham Wells played Savoie in behind the defense and the senior finished one-on-one with the keeper. Anthony Salisbury (five saves) and Cam Bovey (five saves) combined for the shutout for Mansfield.

Girls Soccer = Mansfield, 1 @ Franklin, 0 – Final
– game Recap and Photo Gallery shared separately

Field Hockey = Franklin, 2 @ Mansfield, 4 – Final
– For Franklin, Regan Patterson and Amanda Lewandowski each had first half goals but the Panthers fell on the road to Mansfield. Cassi Ronan set Paterson up at the 22nd mark of the first half while Maeve Ledwith assisted on Lewandowski’s goal just over four minutes later. Anna Jardine made 11 saves in net for Franklin.

Volleyball = Franklin, 3 @ Mansfield, 0 – Final
– Franklin senior Lauren McGrath went on a 9-0 service run during the third set to help the Panthers put away a pesky Mansfield side, 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-5). McGrath also had 25 assists and two aces while Riley Marino added seven digs and two aces. Maggie Doyle had a team-high eight kills and three blocks, Ellie Wisniewski added seven kills, Peyton Arone chipped in with six kills, and Hailey Sanders finished with five kills for Franklin. For Mansfield, Sam Sternberg had 11 digs, Katie Dardinski had five digs, and Olivia McGrath finished with six kills.

Boys Cross Country = King Philip, 36 @ Franklin, 23 – Final
– Franklin took four of the top six spots and seven of the top 10 to earn a victory over King Philip. Junior Tyler Brogan took first with 16:22, edging out King Philip’s Mike Griffin. Franklin senior Michael Hagen was third while sophomore Nicholas Calitri and senior Dylan Kehoe were fifth and sixth, respectively.

Girls Cross Country = King Philip, 30 @ Franklin, 27 – Final
– King Philip had the top two finishers but Franklin’s depth paid off, taking the next three spots and five of the top eight spots. KP’s Maya Evans was first followed by teammate Ryenn Hart. Franklin’s Julia Fenerty, Sidney Hawks, and Kat Walbert were third, fourth, and fifth overall, respectively.

Golf = Franklin, 165 @ Attleboro, 178 – Final
– Franklin’s Matt D’Errico earned match medalist honors, carding a round of 39 to pace the Panthers to a win at Stone-E-Lea over Attleboro. Jack Paterson added a 40 and Quinten Faro carded a 40 for Franklin. For Attleboro, Jake Moulton had a team-low round of 42.

For other results around the Hockomock League on Monday
https://hockomocksports.com/mondays-schedule-scoreboard-09-17-18/

FHS volleyball, golf, and both cross country teams post wins on Monday
FHS volleyball, golf, and both cross
country teams post wins on Monday

McCoy Stadium: Recovery Fest 2018 - September 29



Facing Addiction

Macklemore, Fitz and the Tantrums, and PVRIS will headline a special recovery month celebration at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on September 29 thanks to our partner The Above The Noise Foundation.

From civic action to pop music, recovery can and must be everywhere. Telling our stories, sharing our experiences, and supporting recovery organizations on the front lines are the most powerful things we can do.
McCoy Stadium: Recovery Fest 2018 - September 29
At this special event, you'll be able to register as a recovery voter. Network with other people in recovery and our allies, recovery community organizations, prevention organizations, family support groups, and many others. 

Many of the partners in the Facing Addiction with NCADD network will be there with resources and materials for people who want to get involved in turning the tide on the addiction crisis.

Facing Addiction with NCADD is so proud to be a part of Recovery Fest 2018, sponsored by Above The Noise Foundation and Center for Open Recovery.



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MBTA: Through September 28: Franklin Line notice



Affected direction: Inbound Affected stops: Back Bay Affected trips: 722 (5:03 pm from Forge Park/495) 744 (5:05 pm from Norwood Central)
Trains 722 (5:03 pm from Forge Park) and 744 (5:05 pm from Norwood Central) will not stop at Back Bay Station from Sept 17th - 28th due to Amtrak track work. 

Passengers for Back Bay will be assisted onto the next outbound trains from South Station.

Affected direction: Inbound

Affected stops:
Back Bay

Affected trips:
722 (5:03 pm from Forge Park/495)
744 (5:05 pm from Norwood Central)
Last Updated: Sep 17 2018 01:27 PM
MBTA: Through September 28: Franklin Line notice
MBTA: Through September 28: Franklin Line notice

© Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, all rights reserved.

In the News: Bellingham 140 construction begins; RealID popular at RMV

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"It’s about to get even busier on the town’s stretch of Rte. 140 – at least for a few months. 
Contractors this week will likely begin a roughly $2.5 million road construction project to widen the intersection at Rte. 140 and Maple and South Maple streets, add lanes, and upgrade the traffic signals. 
“There will be congestion,” Bellingham Department of Public Works Director Don DiMartino said. “There will be construction delays.” 
He suggested drivers try to avoid the area, but acknowledged the route is key on several commutes. Rte. 140 links Bellingham to Interstate 495 and the Franklin commuter rail station, and is close to both downtown and an industrial zone."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180917/rte-140-construction-in-bellingham-expected-to-cause-delays


"More than four months after the state started issuing driver’s licenses that comply with the federal Real ID security law, the standard license continues to be the most popular service option for customers at Registry of Motor Vehicles locations, according to data presented Monday. 
For customers who get their licenses at AAA locations instead of RMV branches, however, the Real ID is the most popular option, Registrar Erin Deveney told the Department of Transportation Board of Directors. 
Massachusetts in March began offering the Real ID-compliant licenses, which require additional documentation to obtain. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, the standard licenses that are not Real ID-compliant will no longer be accepted as identification for domestic air travel or entering federal buildings and nuclear power plants."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180917/rmv-chief-outlines-real-id-wait-time-trends

https://www.mass.gov/guides/real-id
https://www.mass.gov/guides/real-id

Monday, September 17, 2018

Franklin Police: Coffee With A Cop - Oct 3

"Coffee With A Cop is a community outreach program that encourages citizens to become familiar with the officers who serve their community, ask questions, and express concerns.

One or two Franklin police officers will host a Coffee With A Cop gathering at Elizabeth's Bagels at 456 W. Central Street on October 3, 2018 from 8:30 - 10:30 AM.

There will be no formal presentations—neighbors are invited to drop in any time during the two-hour gathering to chat with an officer and other staff.

Community members can discuss and learn about neighborhood issues, traffic concerns, crime prevention, and how to connect with the FPD through social media and other technological tools."


Wednesday, October 3 at 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Elizabeth's Bagels, 456 W Central St


Franklin Police: Coffee With A Cop - Oct 3
Franklin Police: Coffee With A Cop - Oct 3

This was shared from the Franklin (MA) Police Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1971675189565929/

School Committee Recap - Sep 11, 2018


The update by Lifelong Community Learning reflecting the activities for the Summer of 2018 as presented to the School Committee Sep 11.



The Middle Schools' Improvement Plan as presented to the School Committee, Sep 11



The documents released for this meeting
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/september-11-2018-packet-documents


My notes recorded live during the meeting:

School Committee Recap - Sep 11, 2018
School Committee Recap - Sep 11, 2018

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell to Host Free Computer Seminar ~ Oct. 23



Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell to Host Free Computer Seminar ~ Oct. 23

Dedham, MA - Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell will personally host a free informational seminar on how to research computer assisted land records at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Dedham from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The seminar is geared for both real estate professionals and the general public.
 
Register O'Donnell noted that the program will include a brief presentation, reference materials and hands-on exercises. There will also be an opportunity to ask the staff follow-up questions. Computer assisted land records are available both at the Registry's physical location and online at www.norfolkdeeds.org.

"These services have proven to be invaluable tools for our customers. Please know that the seminar is free to the public. Attendance is based on a first come, first serve basis so it is best to sign-up early for these events because they fill up quickly," noted Register of Deeds Bill O'Donnell.

 Anyone planning to attend is asked to register by calling Alicia Gardner at 781-461-6104 or by email to agardner@norfolkdeeds.org.  Please include your name, address, email and a daytime phone number when you register.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. It is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County, amassing more than 6 million land records, dating back to 1793.

To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives like us at facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds and instagram.com/NorfolkDeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry's website www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.
  
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell
 to Host Free Computer Seminar
Tuesday, October 23 ~ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell to Host Free Computer Seminar ~ Oct. 23

Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell will personally host a free informational seminar on how to research computer assisted land records at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Dedham from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The seminar is geared for both real estate professionals and the general public. 


email: registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org
phone: 781-461-6116
web: http://www.norfolkdeeds.org
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street, Dedham,, MA 02026-1831

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School Committee - Aug 28, 2018



The documents for the meeting can be found online
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/august-28-2018-school-committee-packet-documents

The Franklin TV recording is available for video replay on demand
(link to be added when available)



Dr Ahern presenting on Strategic Improvement Plan
Dr Ahern presenting on Strategic Improvement Plan

School Committee - Aug 14, 2018


The documents released for the meeting
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/august-14-2018-school-committee-meeting-packet

Franklin TV video of the meeting is available for replay
http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=franknma&eID=578



"The purpose of the School Handbook is to provide students and families with information about the policies and procedures which govern academic and student life at the school. The policies and procedures set forth in the handbook are designed to promote a rigorous, safe and nurturing environment for students that enable the school community to focus on the learning process."

The student handbooks for each school can be found online
https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-handbooks

School Committee - Aug 14, 2018
School Committee - Aug 14, 2018

School Committee - July 24, 2018



Video replay from Franklin  TV
http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=franknma&eID=574

The documents released for this meeting can be found online
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/july-24-2018-sc-meeting-packet




Agenda

Dr Ahern presenting on her trip
Dr Ahern presenting on her trip