Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Schools open Wednesday

Schools return to session Wednesday! Teachers are already back in professional development and class room prep.

Parmenter sign with school opening schedule
Parmenter sign with school opening schedule

Updated: Who are the candidates for Nov 3?

One person (Kenneth B. Hiscoe, III) removed their name for consideration from the School Committee in the most recent update from the Town Clerk's office as of close of business on Monday, August 31. This leaves 9 candidates for 7 seats on the Committee.

Assessor Donna Greenwood
Thomas P. Gleavy
W.Kenneth  Norman
Assessor Total 3
Bd. Of Health Donald G. Ranieri, Jr.
Gail P. Chirdon
Philip M. Brunelli
Tara E. Gurge
Bd. Of Health Total 4
Constable Daniel J. McCahill
John S. Power
Philip M. Brunelli
Constable Total 3
Planning Bd Gregory Giardino
Gregory T. Rondeau
John F. Carroll
Mikel G. DeFrancesco
William D. David
Planning Bd Total 5
School Com. Anne K. Bergen
Cynthia J. Douglas
Denise L. Schultz
John S. Jewell, PHD
Kevin P. O'Malley
Mary Jane Scofield
Rita M. Graci
Trevor A. Clement
Vanessa A. Bilello
School Com. Total 9
Town Clerk Diane M. Padula-O'Neill
Elizabeth F. Simon
Paul J. Cheli
Teresa M. Burr
Town Clerk Total 4
Town Council Andrew M. Bissanti
Brett S. Feldman
Deborah L. Pellegri
Glenn F. Jones
James D. Schultz, Jr.
James V. Gianotti, Jr.
Judith Pond Pfeffer
Matthew T. Kelly
Peter E. Padula
Richard W. Power, Sr.
Robert D. Dellorco
Robert R. Vallee
Sean P. Slater
Thomas D. Mercer
Town Council Total 14

Franklin Town Common
Franklin Town Common

What does the calendar for the run up to Nov 3 look like?

Open auditions for "The Addams Family"

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for the hit musical comedy, The Addams Family, on Wednesday, September 9, at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. 
Auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m. for boys ages 10+ and girls ages 13+ and will continue at 7:00 for adults. Please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater song. Callbacks (if needed) will be held on September 10 at 7:00 p.m. and rehearsals will begin on September 12. For character breakdown, including descriptions, ages and voice parts, please visit www.FPAConline.com. 
Franklin Performing Arts Company
Franklin Performing Arts Company
The devilishly delightful musical serves up an original story based on the iconic characters of legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. Inspiring a TV sitcom, TV cartoon series and two feature films, Addams’ illustrations for The New Yorker spawned a pop culture phenomenon. His famously motley group – Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma and Lurch – has a taste for everything macabre. 
Yet there’s a sweetness, charm and humor at the heart of their twisted and dark world. With book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family musical tests that world when outsiders – the respectable Ohio family of Wednesday’s “normal” fiancĂ© – come to dinner, setting in motion a chain of riotous events one memorable night! 

The Addams Family will be presented at THE BLACK BOX as part of FPAC’s milestone 25th season. Performance dates are October 24 at 7:30 p.m., October 25 at 2:00 p.m., and October 30 at 7:30 p.m., with two shows on Halloween at 2:00 and 8:30. For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit online at www.FPAConline.com.

In the News: drug/weapons arrest, lifelong learning classes available

A Franklin resident was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Monday after police allegedly found guns, heroin, marijuana plants and growing equipment at his residence. 
Dana Joyce, 26, of 84 Populatic St., pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of a Class A drug, intent to distribute a Class D drug, storing a firearm improperly and possession of a firearm without a firearm ID card. He was released on personal recognizance by Judge Emogene Johnson Smith. 
Franklin Police Patrolman David Mellor wrote in an affidavit that he was dispatched to a Populatic Street address at 7:51 p.m. on Aug. 29 on a report of a disturbance. Police were told that two people had been yelling at each other.
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The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning, 218 Oak St., opened registration for fall courses. 
The courses include biotechnology, career enhancement, child care continuing education, foreign language skills and an expanded private music lesson program. 
For a copy of the fall brochure: 508-613-1480, franklinlifelonglearning.com. 
Those interested can register for classes online or call the center for more information.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

"I was at a point of denial"

Hazelden has helped thousands of people find freedom from alcohol and other drugs and regain hope for healthier and more fulfilling lives. In this video, Dr. Andrew Mendenhall, Medical Director of Hazelden in Beaverton, Ore, interviews Tara, a woman who became addiction to pain killers after a car accident. Tara describes the impact addiction has on her life and the lives of those she loves, how addiction treatment

For part 2 of this interview  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDC6KQBRvBc

for more visit Facing Addition
for more visit Facing Addition

"150 tons of washed beach sand poured to a depth of 12 inches"

There may not be any surf nearby, but there’s certainly plenty of sand at King Memorial Park in Franklin where the town has paired with a local Eagle Scout to construct a regulation-sized beach volleyball court. 
The idea had been talked about for awhile in the Recreation Department office, according to director Ryan Jette, who said Program Director Megan Woodacre, a former collegiate volleyball player and coach, had been looking into what it would take to construct a regulation-size court. 
That’s when local teenager Jack Jenkins approached the town with his idea to construct a beach volleyball court as part of his Eagle Scout project.
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King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 1
King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 1

King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 2
King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 2

King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 3
King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 3

King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 4
King St Memorial Park - beach volleyball court - 4

The monthly newspaper, Franklin Town News also had an article on this Eagle Scout project  http://franklintownnews.com/

In the News: Franklin candidates, NE power sources

One new candidate took out papers recently to run for local office, and two have returned their nomination forms with the needed signatures. 
Franklin School Committee member John Jewell sought papers to retain his seat on Aug. 21, the most recent candidate to have done so. 
Town Council candidate Judith Pond Pfeffer and Board of Health candidate Donald Ranieri Jr., both incumbents, returned papers over the last week. Ranieri's signatures have been certified, and he will be on the ballot.
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From 2000 to 2014, Bloomberg said the system’s power has shifted from being generated by coal, nuclear and oil, to natural gas. 
In 2000, nuclear energy made up 18 percent of the system’s capacity, or maximum power that can be generated with existing resources. That figure is now down to 15 percent. 
Oil made up 34 percent of the system’s capacity, but dropped to 21 percent in 2014. 
Coal, the dirtiest fuel in terms of air pollution, dropped from 12 percent to 7 percent capacity, while natural gas, which emits less carbon emissions than any other fossil fuel, increased from 18 percent to 43 percent. 
Power from hydro-electric dams and other renewables, including wind and solar, decreased from 11 percent to 9 percent capacity, but Bloomberg said that is mainly due to several hydro plants being shut down.
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Paul Castelline, former FHS Math teacher

The Franklin network informs me that Paul Castelline who was "a math teacher at Franklin High School for 31 years" has passed away.

Paul Catelline obituary page
Paul Catelline obituary page

You can find his obituary online here

Shades IN Place: Boy...Oh boy!

I drove in six weeks what people drive in 6 months View on the web

The Blind Spot
'Shady' stories in the life of a Brazilian (small) biz owner
August - 2015

Roger Magalhaes
Shades IN Place Inc.
Owner & Blind Installer

I think that August should have 60 days in its month. At least we could enjoy Summer a little longer.... I know I would. Too many things to do before the longer days are gone... Enjoy the short newsletter while at the beach and pay special attention to my newest section at the end called But Before I Go... Hope you'll enjoy!

Boy...Oh Boy!

Last month I wrote about my new working van and how happy I was. Can you believe that, in a little over six weeks, I have driven almost 5,500 miles already? Yeah, between jobs all over the place like Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands, Motorization Courses, Plantation Shutter courses, and a tax-free weekend, our monthly newsletter took a backseat (no pun intended).
I know that you didn't really miss me, as window shades aren't required at the beach. But next month, things are getting back to normal. Sorry for breaking the news that Summer is almost over! (in case you didn't know it).

Before you know it, it will be time for home decorating again and new window treatments. Why not avoid the rush and start thinking about what to do (see photos to inspire) with those large windows in the living and dining room? Perhaps you've been putting off getting those new blackout shades for a better night's sleep in your bedroom? No problem, just call or text my cell phone at 508-904-2108, or shoot me an email to schedule a visit.

But Before I Go....Last Tuesday on August 25th, it was our wedding anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than to bring Ana with me to Nantucket? Now, don't let me fool you...I went there to work, but the install was completed by noon and we enjoyed the rest of the afternoon at the beach appreciating the breeze and the ocean, and took a moment to look forward to many more anniversaries to come!

What I do...

People don't shop for window coverings often. In fact many haven't 
bought new shades in 15 - 20 years!

My job is to introduce you to the many wonderful features & benefits 
that automated shades have to offer.

As a result you will be able to control privacy, home security (protection) and prevent sun fading via smartphones and tablets whether you are home or away.
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76 Grove St. Franklin MA 02038

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 Buy 5+ units - extra 5% discount

Buy 10+ units - extra 10% discount

Buy 15+ units - extra 15% discount

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