Friday, August 17, 2018

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI 8/17/18 - THU 8/23/18

FRIDAY 8/17/18
9:30am   Family Yoga @ Franklin Public Library
10am-12pm   Knitting Group @ Franklin Public Library
12-6pm   Farmers Market @ Town Common

SATURDAY 8/18/18
9am-2pm Electronics Recycling Event @ St. Mary's Church
9am-3pm   Book Sale @ Franklin Public Library
10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open

SUNDAY 8/19/18
11am Goat Yoga (registration required) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
1-4pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open

MONDAY 8/20/18
10:30am   Move Along @ Franklin Public Library
1pm   Lego Robotics Club @ Franklin Public Library

TUESDAY 8/21/18
All Day   Drop In Craft @ Franklin Public Library

10:30am   Activated Story Theatre @ Franklin Public Library
6pm   Concerts on the Common: Elastic Five @ Town Common
6pm   Movie Night @ Franklin Public Library

THURSDAY 8/23/18
9am-6pm FSPA Open House @ 38 Main Street
9:30am   Baby Tummy Time @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Pre-K Story and Craft @ Franklin Public Library
5-8pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
7pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

Submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this FORM

Reminder: Electronics Recycling Event - August 18

SATURDAY, August 18th - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
St. Mary’s Church, 201 Main St, Franklin MA

Any and all electronics and appliances, including TV’s, monitors, computers, printers, microwaves, AC’s, washers, dryers, lawn mowers and any item that has a plug.

Our Costs:
● $5 each — Computers, DVD players, Laptops, Misc. Electronics, etc.
● $10 each — Microwaves and Small Appliances, Exercise Equipment, Grills, Lawn Mowers & Snow Blowers (gas removed)
● $15 each — TV’s under 19," Computer Monitors, AC’s, Dehumidifiers
● $20 each — Washing machines, Dryers, Stoves, Large appliances, TV’s between 19” and 26"
● $25 each — TV’s between 27” and 31,” Large Refrigerators
● $30 each — TV’s between 32" and 35”
● $35 each — TV’s over 36”
● $40 each — Projection TV’s
● NO CHARGE: Cell Phones, Tablets, Bikes, Car or Truck Batteries


Contact Jim Wood

Electronics Recycling Event - August 18
Electronics Recycling Event - August 18

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Reminder: Electronics Recycling Event - August 18
Reminder: Electronics Recycling Event - August 18

BFCCPS Capstone Project - fund raising for NEADS - Aug 19

Angie R. is a BFCCPS Grade Eight student who is holding an event at Rock n' Coal in Bellingham, MA on August 19, 2018 from 2-5 PM as part of her Capstone Project.

There will be live music and raffles. NEADS is a nonprofit organization who trains canine assistants for people who are deaf or have a disability. They are also service dogs for children and veterans too.

Support a great cause, maybe win some raffles and enjoy some delicious pizza!

BFCCPS Capstone Project - fund raising for NEADS - Aug 19
BFCCPS Capstone Project - fund raising for NEADS - Aug 19

BFCCPS is hosting a High School Fair on September 17

BFCCPS is hosting a High School Fair on September 17. 
The event is free and open to local Grade 8 students and their parents to meet with representatives and students from a variety of private and independent high schools in the Metrowest area, Boston, Worcester, and northern Rhode Island. 
We hope you can join us!

High School Fair
September 17 at 7 PM
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin, Massachusetts

Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School   is hosting a High School Fair on September 17
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
 is hosting a High School Fair on September 17

MBTA Notice: T-Alerts Account Transition - old alerts turned off at end of August

Dear T-Alerts Subscriber,

We recently rebuilt our T-Alerts system from the ground up to make it easier to sign up for alerts relevant to your trips.

And, after a testing phase, we're ready to roll it out to everyone. As part of this process, we need to turn off the old T-Alerts system at the end of August—which means you'll stop receiving any alerts you signed up for with this system.

To continue receiving service alerts, you will need to sign up for T-Alerts Beta.

Learn more about T-Alerts Beta

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If you've already signed up for T-Alerts Beta, that's great! You don't need to do anything else right now.

Note: Signing up for a T-Alerts Beta will not automatically delete your previous T-Alerts account. To prevent duplicate alert notices, you may want to delete your account now.

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MBTA Notice: T-Alerts Account Transition Franklin Line 

MBTA Notice: T-Alerts Account Transition - old alerts turned off at end of August
MBTA Notice: T-Alerts Account Transition - old alerts turned off at end of August

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Request for St Rocco memorabilia

The St Rocco 40th Celebration Committee is seeking memorabilia items from the past 40 years to be placed on display at the St Rocco 40th year celebration event being held on October 6th. 

Any and all Items (posters, signage, photos, t-shirts, banners, jewelry, and other decorations pertaining to the St Rocco Festival over the years) will be of interest.

Following this event all the items received will be donated to the Franklin Historical Museum to be archived and used as display items at the museum by the discretion of the Historical Museum staff with possible input by members of the St. Rocco celebration 40th anniversary committee members.

These donations may be dropped of the parish office at the St. Mary's Rectory to be given to Paula Coughlin with a deadline of September 9th.

Photos from the St Rocco Festival in 2013


FPAC announces 2018-2019 season

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced its 2018-2019 season. The company’s 28th season will include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sept. 21-23), Disney’s Newsies choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson (Oct. 13-14, 19-21), The Nutcracker (Dec. 1-2), Humbug! A Beggar’s Opera (Dec. 8-9), an original holiday panto by Nick Paone (Dec. 21-22), You Can’t Take it With You (Jan. 25-27), Seussical the Musical (Mar. 8-10, 15-17) , and Cabaret (Jun. 14-15). The season will close with the 12th annual Whatever Theater Festival (Jul. 31-Aug. 3).

The season opens in September at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin with Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The play examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. The Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright.

FPAC’s 5th annual season at THE BLACK BOX will continue in October with Disney’s Newsies. The production will feature choreography by Broadway’s Clay Thomson (Newsies, Matilda). Thomson is featured in the viral YouTube video #CupsTapDance as well as his most recent appearance in The Happy Tap Dance #TAPPY.

Tickets are already available for Disney’s Newsies and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at or by calling (508) 528-3370.

FPAC announces 2018-2019 season
FPAC announces 2018-2019 season

6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament - Aug 18

6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Registration: 8-8:45 AM, games start at 9 AM
  • $125 per team
  • Each team plays a minimum of 3 games prior to tournament seeding
  • Fletcher Field, Peck Street, Franklin, MA
  • Two Divisions:
  • Recreational (here for fun)
  • Competitive (fast pitch)
  • 5 players per team

For more info follow on Facebook

or the tournament page

6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament
6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament

Attention Residents: Water Shutoff to various Streets Tuesday, August 21 from 8 AM - 3 PM

Water Shutoff to various Streets Tuesday, August 21 from 8 AM - 3 PM

Due to necessary water main repairs at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Miller Street, water service will be turned off on Tuesday August 21, 2018 from approximately 8:00 AM until approximately 3:00 PM at the following locations:

Christine Avenue
Green Street
Jason Circle
Miller Street from Pleasant Street into Norfolk
Pleasant Street from Greystone Road to Miller Street
Short Street
Trevor Road
Wyllie Road
Wyllie Court
Hassler Road (Norfolk)
Mill River Road (Norfolk)
School Street (Norfolk)

Please note that the rain out day is Wednesday August 22. Please check on the Town's website ( or follow the DPW on Facebook for updates (

We appreciate your patience during these repairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the DPW at 508-520-4910.

FTC Alert: What you need to know if you were a MOBE customer

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission
by Alvaro Puig
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

We recently wrote about steps that the FTC took to stop MOBE, an internet business-coaching scheme that was promoting a bogus online business opportunity to retirees and veterans. We've gotten a lot of questions from MOBE customers on our consumer blog and business blog. Here's what you need to know if you were a MOBE customer.

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"The one issue the two candidates did agree on? The Electoral College"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"There was no love lost between Secretary of State William Galvin and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim who squared off in a tense half-hour television debate on Tuesday evening, trading verbal punches and innuendo as the two battle in a Democratic turf war for an office Galvin has held for over two decades. 
Galvin, who agreed to the debate on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” only a day before the taping, criticized his younger opponent for lacking experience and distorting his record. Zakim, meanwhile, tried to paint the long-time incumbent as an obstacle to reform, including same-day voter registration, which Galvin says he supports. 
The fast-moving dialogue moderated by host Jim Braude touched on everything from Galvin’s choice to schedule this year’s primary on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day, to Zakim’s own record of voting -- or not voting -- in primaries."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

For further research Bill Galvin's campaign page
and Josh Zakim's campaign page