Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dan Gentile - Franklin Rotary President

Franklin Rotary 's new President Daniel Gentile, presents Past-President's gavel plaque to outgoing President Scott Martin. 

Dan is President of his third Rotary club as a result of job relocations. Scott is Director of the Hockomock Y in Franklin.

Dan Gentile - Franklin Rotary President; outgoing President Scott Martin
Dan Gentile - Franklin Rotary President; outgoing President Scott Martin


In the News: St Rocco's statue new home; PawSox move to Worcester

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

"The celebrated of St. Rocco may have seen its last big festival, but by this time next year it will have a new and far more visible home. 
The statue formerly sat in the old St. Mary’s convent grounds, an area that hasn’t seen much use other than for the annual Feast of St. Rocco festival. With the festival wrapping up last weekend after a 40-year run, church officials say they will move the statue to a new home in front of St. Mary’s, 1 Church Square. 
“What I thought it was important to do was to take the statue of St. Rocco from over there, and place it at our new entrance, which is for everyone,” said the Rev. Brian Manning, pastor at St. Mary Parish. “He’s the beacon of welcoming people, and healing and hope in our lives.”
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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180817/permanent-home-for-st-rocco-statue-in-franklin





"The Pawtucket Red Sox and the city have signed an agreement that clears the way for the Triple A team to move here and play in a stadium that will be built on the former Wyman-Gordon property near Kelley Square. 
City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. emphasized Friday that the project involves more than just bringing a minor league baseball team to Worcester and building a ballpark for it. 
He said it includes a large-scale redevelopment of 18 acres of largely vacant and blighted property in the Kelley Square area that will add to the ongoing revitalization of the Canal District and transform that part of the city. 
In addition to construction of a 10,000-seat multi-use stadium, at an estimated cost of $86 million to $90 million, the deal includes a development blueprint that calls for $90 million in private development for 225 market-rate apartments, a 150-room hotel, a second boutique hotel consisting of about 100-110 rooms overlooking the ballpark, and 65,000 square feet of retail/restaurants."
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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180817/pawsox-to-move-to-worcester-plan-includes-shops-hotels-apartments


BNI® Massachusetts Launches 100th Networking Group

BNI®, the world’s leading networking and business referral organization, announced today that it crossed a major milestone in Massachusetts by launching its 100th BNI chapter in the Boston Region.

The new East Boston networking group, called BNI Thrive, officially marked their launch on June 15 at the Courtyard Marriott, collecting new applications from local business owners and sales professionals seeking a way to market and grow their businesses.
The launch of BNI Thrive has potential to bring significant benefits to the small business community in East Boston and to boost the local economy.

BNI Thrive members with Launch Director Claudia Thompson (third from left).
BNI Thrive members with Launch Director Claudia Thompson (third from left).

“We are thrilled to have BNI Thrive become our 100th chapter. It shows that there is still great demand for local professionals to build a reliable network to support their businesses,” said Patti Salvucci, Executive Director of BNI Massachusetts. “There has never been a better time for membership in BNI. It works because it’s a proven formula that has helped thousands of Boston-area business owners and salespeople build meaningful relationships that lead to qualified referrals and closed business.”

BNI Massachusetts has more than 2700 members representing a wide diversity of professions across its 100 chapters. In 2017 BNI Mass. reported $121 million in closed business from member referrals – an average of $45,500 per member. Those were the highest numbers in the organization’s 23-year history.

“BNI’s philosophy of Givers Gain® works. By giving business to others, you will receive business in return.” Salvucci said.

BNI Thrive meets weekly on Friday mornings from 7 AM to 8:30 AM at the Courtyard Marriott at 225 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128.

Graham Weihmiller, Chairman & CEO of BNI offered congratulations to BNI Thrive and the chapter’s Launch Director Claudia Thompson.

“We’re thrilled to see how area business leaders have embraced BNI, and we look forward to launching more chapters in the months and years to come, and building many lifelong relationships in the Boston area,” Weihmiller said. “Claudia and her launch team have done excellent work positioning BNI Thrive for long-term success by delivering new business referrals for its members.”



Franklin has a BNI group meeting
Franklin has a BNI group meeting
Franklin has a BNI group meeting

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club Meeting - Sep 12

The Award Winning Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club is excited to welcome you to our 2018/2019 Season. On Wednesday, September 12 please join us at “3” Restaurant at 7:30 PM. Come learn what we won!!

Our first meeting of the year is a perfect opportunity to have fun while you make some connections in your community. We are a multi-generational club with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie. 

As a member driven organization . . . your ideas count and we want to hear them! We offer a wide range of activities for all ages and interests.

Find us upstairs at “3”. Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided.

We invite any resident of Franklin, or a surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, to join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month (occasionally we switch Wednesdays to accommodate holidays or speakers). We run our meetings September through May.

Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year. Look for us on our website www.franklinnewcomers.com, or on our Facebook page or on Meetup.com, Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club.

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club Meeting - Sep 12
Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club Meeting - Sep 12


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


WEDNESDAY 8/22/18
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

Accepting:
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

RAIN OR SHINE, CASH OR CHECK, ZERO LANDFILL

Questions? 
Contact Jim Wood J.wood36@Yahoo.com

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

Download the flyer
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczb085QVNCaDQxVmFDcVFSNS14dEJIUUE3THFV/view?usp=sharing


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

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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