Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ICYMI: Bobby Santos III; SAFE Coalition; fmr Gov Dukakis; :Lisa Bailey; Today's Special

From the various other social media sources that the Franklin Matters radar picks up

1 - Bobby Santos III

"Signs of victory are evident on the floor at Tinio Racing in Bellingham, where Bobby Santos III’s tires sit, caked in confetti from last weekend’s win. 
Santos is a Franklin native and NASCAR modified race car driver. He won the F.W Webb 100 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway last Saturday. He called the race “kind of like the Super Bowl” of this level of racing. 
“It’s our biggest track, it’s our highest paying race,” Santos said. “We were running 13th for most of the time, then we took a late-race charge in the last 20 laps. We took the lead and won the race.”
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2 - A video from the SAFE Coalition

3 - Some of former Gov Dukakis' legacy

"It happened a lifetime ago, in the days when few people knew who Michael Dukakis was, and still fewer could imagine the life that spread out before him — the governorships, the bid for the White House, the career today as an academic eminence grise. 
But what he saw that day 50 years ago at the Walter E. Fernald State School in Waltham, where people with developmental disabilities were dismissed by their doctors and warehoused by a society content to keep them out of sight, has never left him. 
Its tectonic impact is visible as he sits in the corner of a conference room here at the New England Center for Children."


4 - Another BostonVoyager profile for a Franklin resident: Lisa Bailey

"Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Bailey. 
Nationally awarded professional artist Lisa Grunewald Bailey is a current resident and art instructor in Franklin, MA. Originally from Grosse Point, Michigan; she holds a BA in Art and Interior Design from Adrian College, Adrian, MI. Lisa moved to Franklin, MA in 1999 and launched her own business ‘Developing Artists’; to teach drawing and painting to children and adult. Lisa maintains a busy schedule participating in juried shows as well as solo and group exhibits at various businesses and museums. She has received numerous awards and her work can be found in both individual and corporate collections throughout the United States. 
Her journey as an artist started at the young age of nine years old by taking drawing classes."
Continue reading the article about Lisa online

5 - Today's Special - Halloween Party

"Hi everybody! Our favorite time of year is arriving so we thought it would be fun to throw an awesome Halloween party! We're also using this awesome party to raise money toward our goal of opening a bakery that will employ adults and teens with different abilities. Now that is awesome! 
Franklin's favorite and most charitable band The Screaming Vincent's have donated a set! We're waiting to hear from a couple of other fun bands and then we'll have a DJ for dancing! There will also be a 50/50 raffle, prizes for our Costume Contest, and great silent auction items on which you can bid. There will be appetizers, food stations, and of course a full service bar! 
Tickets are $25.00 and are a tax-deductible donation. Just click on the link to register and follow the instructions it's that easy! We thank you in advance for your support and love of our people. 
We know that everyone is aware of how important our mission is to the people in our community who have different abilities as well as their families. Come celebrate workplace inclusion and with your help we'll raise enough money to make this dream into a reality! 
Thank you!"
For more about the event and to donate to Today's Special 

Today's Special - Halloween Party

Today's Special - Halloween Party

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