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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Via Franklin Public Library
"Here in the Youth Services Department we love our special reading challenges - whether it's Book Bingo or Bookopoly - and that's why we are SO EXITED to be bringing you a year-long reading challenge for 2024!!
Readers of all ages are encouraged to participate!.For full details and to sign up visit https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/2024-reading-challenge (link in bio)..Happy Reading!"
|The Franklin Library Reading Challenge for 2024 can bring rewards!|
via FHS Athletics
"Congratulations to these amazing FHS Coaches: Zach Brown, John Leighton, Kristin Igoe!!
All three are @MIAA033 Coach of the Year Recipients!!! Coach Igoe is also NFHS Section 1 Coach of the Year for GLax!!"
FM #1112 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1112 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the Town of Franklin Board of Health Meeting held on Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023. All three board members participated; Harris, Cochrane, Sweet. Health Dept staff present were in the 3rd floor Conference room (not training room).
Live reporting on the Board of Health meeting, follow along with the agenda #boh1206 https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/events/boh_agenda_and_packet_12.6.23.pdf
Motion to accept minutes of prior meeting, 2-0, 3rd member wasn't part at the time (although was at the meeting as a visitor). Minutes moved to be accepted as corrected adding a hyphen in Kim's name. Motion to nominate Bridget as chair, second, passes 3-0. Motion to nominate...
Jeff as Vice-chair, second, passes 3-0
New business, discussion on bylaw to amend code sewers. Town enforcing exterior grease traps, BoH will end up with more responsibility with this change. See agenda for doc details
Addition of the health director as enforcement, to issue fines. To also go before Town Council for approval before becoming effective
Motion to accept increase in maximum allowable cover as noted in agenda doc, for repair only. Second, passes 3-0
Inspector report, for November. Two recall inspections requested by State, to Dollar Tree to check compliance on recall of product
Only 14 flu cases confirmed since Aug 2023. Bingo at Central Park Terrace, food pantry visits monthly
Visiting with migrants at the hotel, checking on the patients, pregnancy follow up. 51 COVID cases confirmed for Nov. Weekly wellness updates sent out
Assisted with application for grant with Senior Center and will follow up to create the webpage as the grant was received
Health fair was well received at the library
No comments, questions
Motion to adjourn, passes 3-0
The meeting runs about 25 minutes. Let’s listen to the Board of Health meeting Dec 6, 2023. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1112-franklin-ma-board-of-health-mtg-12-06-23
The Board of Health agenda can be found ->
Meeting packet (including individual reports) -> not available for this meeting
My notes collected in a Twitter thread PDF ->
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|FHS' Zub, O'Connor, Welch & Carmignani recognized as 2023 Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars|
FHS' Cinelli named MVP; Cain, O'Leary, Scagliarini & O'Neill recognized as 2023 Hockomock League Boys Soccer All Stars
|FHS' Cinelli named MVP; Cain, O'Leary, Scagliarini & O'Neill recognized as 2023 Hockomock League Boys Soccer All Stars|
via 3 Restaurant:
"Cheers to the New Year!🥂Join us Friday, December 29 at 7 PM to kick off New Year's weekend with our annual comedy show!This event will feature a delicious dinner buffet, dessert, champagne toast, good laughs, and an even better time ringing in 2024✨Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (508) 528-6333"
Shared from -> https://www.instagram.com/p/C0cPvGuRYq_/
|3 Restaurant schedules annual comedy show - December 29 at 7 PM|
11:00a/2:00p/8:00pm Frank Presents – Frank Falvey Presents
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Franklin Cultural District: school concerts, dance performances, comedy, Train Town, cookie walk, & more as #artshappenshere
Wednesday, December 6
10:00am Veterans Coffee Social (Franklin Senior Center)
1:00pm Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center)
6:00pm Horace Mann Middle Sch Concert (Horace Mann Middle School)
6:30pm Franklin Art Association (Franklin Senior Center)
Thursday, December 7
|Faculty Dance Works|
6:30pm Franklin LGBTQ Alliance - monthly meeting (Franklin Public Library)
7:00pm Faculty Dance Works (ticketed event) (Dean College)
7:00pm FHS Chorus & Orchestra Concert (Franklin High School)
Friday, December 8
1:00pm Library Book Sale (Franklin Public Library)
6:00pm Matt Zajac (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
7:00pm Faculty Dance Works (ticketed event) (Dean College)
Saturday, December 9
10:00am Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:00am FUSF Holiday Cookie Walk (262 Chestnut St)
10:00am Train Town Franklin; Part 2 (Franklin Historical Museum)
10:00am RISE Up - social gathering (Franklin TV Studio)
1:00pm Library "Books by the Bag Sale" (Franklin Public Library)
6:00pm Yatra Band (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
7:00pm SMILE FRANKLIN, MA - A Stand-Up Comedy Residency (Box Seats)
8:00pm The Rescignos: Franklincense (THE BLACK BOX)
Sunday, December 10
1:00pm Train Town Franklin; Part 2 (Franklin Historical Museum)
1:15pm Second Sunday Speaker (Franklin Historical Museum)
Tuesday, December 12
7:00pm FBRTC Meeting (67 Degrees Brewery)
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
The Town meeting calendar is found https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
|Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!|
The Friends Of Franklin Elders and the Franklin Senior Center presents Winter Wonderland 2023.
Live Entertainment,Hot Cocoa & Cookies,a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!
"Join us for two energetic and exciting evenings of dance, featuring outstanding works conceived by the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance faculty and renowned guest artists.
Dean College Dance students will perform in a diverse variety of dance styles, from modern dance to ballet to tap and more."
|Faculty Dance Works scheduled for December 7 - 8, 2023|