Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 4th Celebration: Schedule of Events - Thursday, June 30

All events scheduled for the Franklin Town Common


6pm - 10pm Amusements* and Food Booths

7pm - 10pm Phantom Band



*Carnival Special Thursday and Monday. Pay one price unlimited rides.


July 4th Coalition webpage screen grab
July 4th Coalition webpage screen grab




Donations

The Franklin July 4th Coalition needs your help. This is our third year as a community volunteer group. We have the sole mission of preserving our 33rd year of the July 4th celebration. 
We rely upon fundraising events and donations to help provide fireworks, the parade and children events during our 5 day town celebration. This year we need YOUR direct help. A small tax deductible donation will help us reach our fund raising goal and thereby allow us to keep the celebration an exciting town wide event. 
Thanks you for your support!

Please follow the link to the official page to make a donation to the July 4th Celebration 

New Mailing Address for Tax Payments

The Town of Franklin has switched their payment processing provider and has a new mailing address to send all tax payments.


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE REMITTANCE ADDRESS HAS BEEN CHANGED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016

TO: 
TOWN OF FRANKLIN 
P.O. BOX 986 
MEDFORD, MA 02155-0010

PAYMENTS MAY NOT BE RECEIVED WITH THE OLD ADDRESS AND RETURNED TO YOU BY THE POST OFFICE.


MAKE ANY CHANGES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR ON-LINE BANKING PAYMENTS





this was shared from the Town of Franklin webpage
http://franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_News/0243DC3C-000F8513

Town of Franklin, Municipal Building, 355 East Central St
Town of Franklin, Municipal Building, 355 East Central St

#shopFranklin on the air

The grass roots effort to talk up #shopFranklin is now the subject of a Franklin TV show. The schedule for this week has one more viewing listed for Thursday

  • 03:00 PM - Shop Franklin: - Chris Depoto
When the next program guide is published this weekend for next week's schedule, check it out. There are likely going to be some more viewing options or at a minimum, a new edition of the show.

#shopFranklin 

Franklin TV program guide can be found here

In the News: School Committee meeting, MassDEP fines Franklin company

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The School District will feature a number of new administrators this coming school year, as well as administrators who have moved on to new roles. 
The School Committee met the new administrators and bid farewell to an assistant superintendent at its meeting this week. 
Teachers and current and former committee members spoke in tribute to Assistant Superintendent Sally Winslow, who is retiring. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley said Winslow is one of the people who "did all the things necessary to keep the ship afloat all these years."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160630/franklin-school-committee-meets-new-personnel-sees-off-retiring-assistant-superintendent


School Committee Chair Kevin O'Malley, retiring Asst Supt Sally Winslow, Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski (Committee member Cindy Douglas behind desk) photo from June 14 meeting
School Committee Chair Kevin O'Malley, retiring Asst Supt Sally Winslow, Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski (Committee member Cindy Douglas behind desk) photo from June 14 meeting



"The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered a local business to pay a penalty for not complying with a previous order against it. 
The department announced Wednesday that a $5,453 penalty has been assessed against Jonathan White and his Hayward Street business, Classic Furniture Services. 
According to a MassDEP release, a 2014 inspection revealed that the business exceeded its status as a small generator of hazardous waste and had submitted an incomplete air quality report. The department imposed a penalty of $7,271, but an agreement with White reduced that amount by 75 percent, so long as he filed a revised air quality report about the air pollutants used and emitted at his business."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160629/massdep-penalizes-franklin-business

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Davis Bates, storyteller, at the Franklin Library

Davis Bates, storyteller is scheduled to visit the Franklin Library on Thursday, June 30 at 1:00PM.
"Davis Bates' performances are a mixture of family, Native American, international and regional stories and songs. They speak of empowerment, history, spirit and the environment. Davis has been sharing stories and songs for over 32years in schools, libraries, festivals and community settings."

Davis Bates, storyteller - June 30 1:00 PM
Davis Bates, storyteller - June 30 1:00 PM

This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage

Backyard Astronomy Scanning with Training from the Library - Weds - 7:00 PM

Please attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called starhopping and see how easy it is to use!

This telescope was provided with funding from MathWorks of Natick, MA, and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

Spacey door prizes will be offered for children, along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting.

After the program, the telescope will be available for patrons to check out and bring home for one week!

backyard astrology scanning with training from the Library
backyard astronomy scanning with training from the Library

This was shared from the Library webpage
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/06/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html

"I think we got to a really good outcome"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The School Committee announced a three-year contract with the district's teachers union at a Tuesday night meeting. 
Members of the Franklin Education Association were on hand to sign the pact, which runs from September 2016 through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. 
The contract calls for cost-of-living salary increases of 2 percent, 2.5 percent and 3 percent for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, respectively. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley noted the many meetings and hours spent to reach the agreement."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160628/franklin-district-teachers-sign-contract



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Reporting by walking around - Sunday, June 26

Sunday morning was a glorious day for a walk around Franklin

The neighborhood has formalized their efforts to object to the proposed Madalene Village. The Village is proposed to be built along the edge of Fletcher Field between Peck and Cottage and encroaching upon the small but important Spruce Pond Brook.

The next Zoning Board of Appeals hearing is scheduled for July 14th
https://www.facebook.com/groups/savesprucepondbrook/

signs appearing prompting discussion on the Madalene Village proposal
signs appearing prompting discussion on the Madalene Village proposal

we stopped by Elizabeth's Bagels for coffee and breakfast and had a picnic at the Sculpture Park
we stopped by Elizabeth's Bagels for coffee and breakfast and had a picnic at the Sculpture Park
the forest spirits are alive and well among the flowers in bloom
the forest spirits are alive and well among the flowers in bloom
The building downtown at the corner of Emmons St and West Central continues to make progress. Did anyone else notice that the depiction of the building is not exactly what is being built? Count the number of doors. If I count properly, there is one missing compared to the design shown.

the image on the bottom shows more doors than are actually being built
the image on the bottom shows more doors than are actually being built

count the doorways, there are six, yet the design shows seven
count the doorways, there are six, yet the design shows seven

'front' of building facing parking lot
'front' of building facing parking lot

'back' of building facing the street and the future Horace Mann statue and greenspace
'back' of building facing the street and the future Horace Mann statue and greenspace

Emmons St side view
Emmons St side view
The new polymer crosswalks do like like real brick.

polymer crosswalk
polymer crosswalk

Tom Angelo: new Athletic Director for Franklin High School


"Franklin High School has hired Tom Angelo as its new Athletic Director, new FHS Principal Paul Peri confirmed to HockomockSports.com. Angelo replaces Brad Sidwell, who stepped down following the conclusion of the school year after 15 years in the role. 
Angelo has coached a variety of sports at various levels, including baseball, soccer, football, softball, basketball and tennis. He has two years of experience as an AD, with previous stops at Somerset-Berkley and Plymouth North. Angelo served as Athletic Director at SB during the 2014-2015 school year and spent this past school year as AD at Plymouth North."

Continue reading the article online
http://hockomocksports.com/franklin-hires-tom-angelo-new-athletic-director/

Franklin High School on a rainy day
Franklin High School on a rainy day

Mr Vinny's Shadow Puppet puppet Show - Tuesday, 10:30 AM


Mr Vinny will bring his shadow puppets to the Franklin Public Library on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30 AM for a puppet show.

The puppet show is best for kids from 3 - 9 years old.


Note: the Library is operating from its temporary location at 25 Kenwood Circle while construction and renovation work is done on the main building downtown.


This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/06/mr-vinnys-shadow-puppet-puppet-show.html

REMINDER -- Charles River Meadowlands Meeting TUESDAY evening

REMINDER

The next meeting of the Charles River Meadowlands group will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:30 -8 at the first floor Arcand meeting room at 10 Mechanic street (Bellingham Town Planner Jim Kupfer has offered to host us!).

Please try to attend and consider ways you might be able to help. A major focus of the meeting will be organizing an information session and workshop for early September to get the political leadership of all three towns and other important players in one room and to define ways to move ahead.

Marjorie Turner Hollman has volunteered to help with communications (and Susan Speers has been doing much of this on her own).

Additional roles could include:

  • Establishing fundraising mechanisms
  • Maintaining liaison with towns and key community groups
  • Helping to line up experts for the September event
  • Helping to research more about the Charles River Meadowlands and similar "model" projects in other areas
  • Considering uses for seed money (assuming $25k comes through the legislature and the governor)


Please RSVP if you can...

See you there!

Alan Earls
alan.r.earls@gmail.com

image from the Charles River Meadowlands webpage
image from the Charles River Meadowlands webpage
Visit the website for Charles River Meadowlands

"We'll get a report of the results"

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

"Officials still don't know the exact cause of a blast that killed two Tuscany Drive residents eight months ago. 
Nancy and Richard Brown, both 66, perished when their condominium unit at The Villages at Oak Hill exploded in October 2015. 
Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Fire Marshal's office, said that, while some basic facts are known, there is still much to be determined. 
"We know there was a propane explosion, and we know it was accidental," she said."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160627/franklin-investigation-into-blast-continues

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pleshaw, Igoe, and Sweeney recognized in Globe All Scholastics

The Boston Globe All Scholastics were published on Sunday. MacKenzie Pleshaw and Coach Kristin Igoe were recognized for lacrosse and Hannah Sweeney was recognized for girls tennis to represent Franklin HIgh School.


MacKenzie Pleshaw, Franklin, senior
MacKenzie Pleshaw, Franklin, senior
"Pleshaw had 61 goals and three assists as Franklin reached the state semifinals, earning Hockomock MVP and All-Star honors. She had 130 career goals. She will continue her lacrosse career at Stonehill."


FHS girls Lacrosse coach - Kristin Igoe
"A former All-Scholastic at Framingham and a former All-American at Boston College, Igoe has led Franklin to four undefeated seasons in the Hockomock League. Franklin (19-5 overall) won the East Division 1 title."


  • The complete listing for Girls Lacrosse can be found online

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/2016/06/25/boston-globe-girls-lacrosse-all-scholastics/cBcoHOSeGEBEMIqimlWhiI/story.html


Hannah Sweeney, Franklin, junior
Hannah Sweeney, Franklin, junior
"The first singles player for the Panthers, Sweeney finished the regular season undefeated and reached the semifinals in the South individual tournament. Sweeney plays year-round in USTA tournaments."


  • The full listing for girls tennis can be found online

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/2016/06/25/boston-globe-girls-tennis-all-scholastics/eSG78AbDHw9aTQWdlm6IjL/story.html


  • The Globe All Scholastics listing for spring sports can be found online

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/2016/06/24/moments-remember-from-high-school-sports-this-spring/qCJARPBHkBCuLbSKOs3p8I/story.html

Children's Parade - Saturday, July 2nd

The Franklin Lion's Club, in partnership with the 4th of July Coalition, will be sponsoring the Children's Parade held at the Franklin Town Common on Saturday July 2nd at 12:00. 

Registration will take place at The Men of Franklin Monument on High Street at 11:00 (look for Lions Balloons).

The top 3 winners for the most Patriotic Display can choose a prize valued at $25 to Kidz Plaster Zone, Flip Side Gymnastics and Spruce Pond Creamery, who donated the prizes.

Let's see those red, white and blue, bicycles, tricycles , carriages, scooters and costumes!!!


Civil War Monument - 'single soldier' The Men of Franklin
Civil War Monument - 'single soldier' The Men of Franklin


Read with Wally at the Library - Monday, 10:30 AM


Wally the Green Monster will be at the Franklin Public Library (25 Kenwood Circle) on Monday, June 27th at 10:30 Am to lead a reading session.

Wally will bring one of his favorite books and act out the story. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite storybook character.


This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/06/read-with-wally-green-monster-monday.html

In the News: 4th of July preparations, teens and screens a concern

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

"The annual Franklin 4th of July Celebration is gearing up to offer five days of fun on the town common. 
"Plans have been finalized for this year's 4th of July Celebration," says Warren Revell of the Franklin 4th of July Coalition, which has been hard at work for months planning the festival. 
The celebration begins on Thursday and continues through Monday."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160626/franklin-gearing-up-for-annual-july-4-celebration

For additional information and to donate to the 4th of July effort (not funded by the Town of Franklin)  http://july4thfranklinma.com/


"This summer, many parents may recall their childhoods running around outside as they watch their own kids spend beautiful days inside with Playstations and Xboxes. While some children might think parents just don't understand, educators and doctors say the concern that kids and teens are too wired-in is very real. 
Last month, Hopkinton Middle School showed the documentary "Screenagers" to teachers, parents and the student body. The film, directed by primary care physician Delaney Ruston, explores the ways cell phones, computers and electronic media are consuming and shaping the lives of today's teens in unprecedented ways. The screening was followed by a Q&A discussion where students could raise their own concerns about their relationships with technology."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160626/schools-push-for-more-awareness-about-teens-and-their-screens

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - June 28, 2016

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

AGENDA
"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which
may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed
and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent
permitted by law."
The key to learning
The key to learning


1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments
Review of Agenda
Minutes: I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 14, 2016 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Dr. O’Malley
Payroll Mrs. Douglas
Correspondence: none

2. Guests/Presentations
a. Signing of FEA Contract
b. Introduction of New Administrators

  1. William Klements, Deputy Principal FHS 
  2. Dr. Pamela Myette, Asst. Princ. Student Services. 
  3. Tanya Lamoureux, Asst. Princ. Oak St. 
  4. Amy Souls, Asst. Princ. Keller 
  5. Colin Boisvert, Food Service Director
c. Presentation to Assistant Superintendent

3. Discussion Only Items
Policy – Second Reading
o IL – Evaluation of Instructional Programs

4. Executive Session 
– Motion to enter into Executive Session and return to open session (requires roll call vote)
o Matters pertaining to contractual bargaining negotiations

5. Action Items
a. I recommend approval of the Budget Transfers as detailed
b. I recommend adoption of Policy IL – Evaluation of Instructional Programs as discussed
c. I recommend adoption of the MOU between the School Committee and the Van Drivers Union
d. I recommend adoption of the MOU between the School Committee and the Cafeteria Workers Union
e. I recommend adoption of the MOU between the School Committee and the Secretaries Union
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $296.58 from Ahold USA for in-house enrichment at FHS
g. I recommend acceptance of a check for $238.70 from O’Connor Studios for Supplemental Supplies for Keller
h. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 from Vanguard for the Andrew Coppola Scholarship fund at FHS
i. I recommend acceptance of the following 2 checks totaling $4,171.20 for FHS in-house enrichment:
1. Music Theatre International: $271.202. Franklin Music Boosters: $3,900.00

6. Information Matters
Superintendent’s Report
School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
School Committee Liaison Reports

7. New Business
To discuss future business that may be brought before the School Committee.

8. Adjourn


Celebrate the Cultural Arts in Franklin - July 27 to 30


Join us to Celebrate the Cultural Arts

July 27, 28, 29, 30, 2016


Wednesday, July 27, Beginning at 5:00 PM


  • Art Activities – Sidewalk Chalk, Face Painting, Plein air Painting, and Rich Guardabascio’s Block Painting at the Town Common


  • Music Performances – Electric Youth at the Town Common and One-Acts at THE BLACK BOX



Thursday, July 28, Beginning at 5:00 PM


  • Music Performances – The Fiddling Thomsons at the Historical Museum
  • Laughter Yoga and Shakespeare on the Common at the Town Common


Friday, July 29, Varied times


  • Music Performances – Student Music Concert at Franklin high school at 11 AM; Kevin Wolfe, Classical Soft Rock in the Sculpture Park, beginning at 6:30 PM
  • Shakespeare on the Common at the Town Common, beginning at 8 PM



Saturday, July 30, afternoon and evening

THE BLACK BOX, Inside and outside, under the festival tent

  • Music Performances – Featuring: Emma Newton, Voice and Harp; Brent Selby, Cello
  • LiveARTS - Don Krishnaswami, viola and Ann Sears, piano; Heath Nisbett, Flamenco guitar
  • Kaye Kelly, Guitar; One Acts; Stefilia's Stone; Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli; Jamie Barrett
  • Jim Henry with Stephanie Marshall and Susan Cattaneo of The Boxcar Lilies; and Victims of Gravity
  • Culinary Arts – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Taste of Franklin … enjoy the food!
  • Visual Arts – Afternoon and evening – featuring Franklin Art Association and Robot Designs
Franklin Cultural Festival - July 27-30, 2016
Franklin Cultural Festival - July 27-30, 2016


For additional information, visit the Cultural Festival webpage

In the News: locals talk with "Survivor", splash park opens at YMCA

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

"It was a hot and sunny day in Franklin, but not nearly as sweltering as the Cambodian heat Jeremy Collins had to endure during his time competing on the TV reality show, "Survivor." 
About 100 families gathered at the Franklin YMCA Saturday to meet the "Survivor" champion and put themselves to physical challenges of their own.
Michelle Branche, senior member experience director at the Franklin YMCA, said that each year the YMCA holds an annual fundraiser for its organization “Reach Out for Youth and Families.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160625/locals-chat-with-survivor-winner


"The Hockomock Area YMCA hosted a dedication and celebration of the Rockland Trust Family Splash Park at the Bernon Family Branch YMCA on June 16. On a sun-soaked afternoon, representatives from Rockland Trust joined Hockomock Area YMCA leadership volunteers, staff and kids christening the park highlighted by a tumultuous wave of water dropped from a huge bucket suspended 15 feet from the ground drenching kids and adults alike. 
“This is a very exciting day,” said Brian Earley, chairman of the board of directors at the Hockomock Area YMCA. “We are so grateful for the partnership and friendship of Rockland Trust. This Splash Park will be a great addition to our YMCA, and another exciting touchpoint for the community, providing families with a place to spend quality time together.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160625/hockomock-area-ymca-celebrates-rockland-trust-family-splash-park

In the News: FEF awards grants, lack of rain forces water bans/restrictions

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

"The Franklin Education Foundation awarded eight grants totaling about $18,970 for the 2016-17 school year to teachers in the Franklin Public School system. A committee composed of FEF representatives and FPS staff read all proposals through a blind review process and selected the recipients. 
“Consideration was given to need, innovation, impact and integration with other school programs when selecting applications for funding. These eight grants will provide needed funding for innovative programs at the elementary and middle school level," said Kit Brady, FEF president and chair of the Grant Review Committee."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160625/franklin-education-foundation-awards-grants



"Lack of rain in the state has area towns taking different approaches to deal with the shortage, ranging from bans to restrictions. 
Milford’s water ban has limited outside watering to hand-held hoses between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m for no more than one hour. Since June 1, the town's water conservation level has been at Stage 3, which forbids irrigating, car washing and pool filling. 
Last year, according to the National Weather Service, Worcester received 6.35 inches of precipitation during June. This year, the area has only received 1.38 inches in June so far."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160625/water-bans-deal-with-rain-shortage

the water restriction sign normally positioned at the triangle downtown
the water restriction sign normally positioned at the triangle downtown

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Former FHS Goalie Sean Bertoni hired as OA hockey coach


"Oliver Ames has hired former Franklin standout Sean Bertoni as its new hockey coach, Athletic Director Bill Matthews confirmed to HockomockSports.com. 
Bertoni, 32, spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Tigers before taking last year off after the birth of his first child. He spent one season as an assistant coach at Mystic Valley Regional prior to his first stint with OA. 
“This is a great opportunity,” Bertoni said. “I’m very appreciative and feel blessed for the opportunity. It’s not just any varsity program either, OA has a great program and community.” 
Bertoni had a stellar career for the Panther, graduating in 2002. Starting between the pipes, Bertoni was the team’s Gary Luccini MVP in 2002. He was also the team’s playoff MVP for 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Continue reading the article online at HockomockSports.com
http://hockomocksports.com/oliver-ames-hires-sean-bertoni-new-hockey-coach/ 

Oliver Ames High School
Oliver Ames High School

Karen Alves recognized as one of the 2016 Unsung Heroines

Karen Alves of Medway was honored Wednesday as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's 2016 class of Unsung Heroines. Karen was recommended by Representatives Jeffrey Roy and John Fernandes and Senators Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross for this recognition because of her dedicated years of service and for her role as director of the Senior Center in Franklin. Karen was honored with 100 other Unsung Heroines in a ceremony in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston.

Alves is the Director of the Franklin Senior Center and Council on Aging. Her success derives from her 15 years of dedicated work for the hundreds of senior citizen that receive daily services in Franklin. In 2014 Karen was named Massachusetts's council on aging Innovator of the Year for her advocacy, planning, and implementation of an in-home respite care service, providing relief to caregivers of seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

In 2010 Karen and the Franklin Senior Center were awarded Innovator of the Year by the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging for the Safe and Secure at Home program that provides outreach and assistance to frail, homebound, or isolated seniors who are at risk for life-threatening falls.

"Karen's great work with Franklin's seniors provides peace of mind for countless families, a nurturing center for our elders, and a place for seniors to thrive," said Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) "Throughout her years of service, she has given her time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of Franklin's elder population. She never seeks the limelight and returns each year to the task of making Franklin a great place to live, work, and raise a family."

Representative John Fernandes (D-Milford) added: "I commend Karen, not only for her devoted and compassionate treatment, but also for her numerous initiatives and civic endeavors that have made life easier, healthier and safer for our seniors."

"Karen is a terrific leader in the Franklin community and a strong voice for our seniors," said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). "This is a very well-deserved honor for a woman who is actively making a difference, and I was proud to honor her at the State House among other strong, female leaders across MetroWest and the Commonwealth."

"Karen is truly the embodiment of selfless service. Every day she works tirelessly to improve the lives of our Franklin seniors and I am pleased that we were able to honor her for all that she has done for our community," said Senator Richard Ross. (R-Wrentham)

The Unsung Heroines are women who don't make the news, but make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution.

Left to right: Senator Richard Ross, Karen Alves, Representative Jeffrey Roy
Left to right: Senator Richard Ross, Karen Alves, Representative Jeffrey Roy

Library Book Sale - Saturday and Sunday

The monthly Library Book Sale is being held Saturday and Sunday at the temporary location 25 Kenwood Circle. 

This would be a good time to stock up for your early summer reading!

Library book sale 6/25 - 26 at 25 Kenwood Circle
Library book sale 6/25 - 26 at 25 Kenwood Circle

This was shared from the Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/06/franklin-public-library-book-sale.html


Norfolk County Register O'Donnell Delivers Men's and Women's Suits to Interfaith Social Services




Due to the continued great response from the residents' of Norfolk County for the Registry of Deeds "Suits for Success" program, Register O'Donnell delivered a large amount of donated men's and women's suits to the Interfaith Social Services "Career Closet". Executive Director Rick Doane, Food Pantry Manager Pam Harty and Thrift Shop Manager Charlene Manning were on hand to accept the donation. 

"On behalf of Interfaith Social Services I sincerely want to thank Register O'Donnell for his continuing efforts on our behalf. The Registry's "Suits for Success" program is a wonderful program and through the generosity of the residents of Norfolk County we are the beneficiary. "The "Suit for Success" program continues to be a great program to help those in need through the continued support of the residents of the County's 28 communities." said Register O'Donnell.
  
Register O'Donnell has been in collaboration with Interfaith Social Services of Quincy for the past 8 years in assisting in their efforts to provide clothing to individual's in need.
  
The Suits for Success program assists men and women who are re-entering the work force, by providing them with business attire free of charge. Interfaith Social Services assists both men and women by providing outfits suitable for employment.
  
"Everyone wants to make a good impression whether it's at a job interview or the first day on the job and a new suit of clothes can do wonders for ones self-esteem," said Register O'Donnell. "I truly hope that the business community and residents of Norfolk County will continue to contribute to this worthy endeavor." Business suits for both men and women, appropriate footwear and accessories are all in need. 

Donated items should be ready to wear, in style, cleaned/pressed and on hangers. To participate, please bring your donations to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds located at 649 High Street, Dedham, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Please contact Alicia Gardner at 781-461-6104 or at agardner@norfolkdeeds.org with any questions or to schedule a drop off time.
  
To receive a charitable tax deductible receipt please provide a list of the donated items. To learn more about these organizations please go to their websites at www.interfaithsocialservices.org and www.helpfbms.org .
  
To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, "like" us on facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com @NorfolkDeeds.
  
The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at www.norfolkdeeds.org.

From left to right: Interfaith Social Services Executive Director Rick Doane and Norfolk County Register of Deeds Bill O'Donnell
From left to right: Interfaith Social Services Executive Director Rick Doane and Norfolk County Register of Deeds Bill O'Donnell


From left to right: Charlene Manning, Thrift Shop Manager, Norfolk County Register of Deeds, Bill O'Donnell and Food Pantry Manager Pam Harty.
From left to right: Charlene Manning, Thrift Shop Manager, Norfolk County Register of Deeds, Bill O'Donnell and Food Pantry Manager Pam Harty.


Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell
Delivers Men's and Women's Suits to Interfaith Social Services
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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