Friday, June 3, 2011

Goodbye pyramid, hello plate!

The food pyramid is gone. The plate is here.

Here is a round up of some articles covering the changes in the presentation of the food guidelines as a plate:

5 Things to Know About the New Nutritional Guidelines

Goodbye, Food Pyramid: USDA to Announce a New 'Food Icon'

And last but not least, the Choose My Plate website can be found here

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Farmers Market - Jun 10

The Farmers Market returns to the Town Common Friday, Jun 10th and run each Friday until October.

Gee, where is the Farmers Market?

It will be open from noon to 6:00 PM

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Library Closing

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via Franklin Public Library by Franklin Public Library on 6/1/11

The Library will be closed from June 6 - 11, 2011 for renovations.

Thank you for your Patience!

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Children's Room Closing

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The Children's Room will be closed beginning Saturday June 4th and will reopen on Monday June 27th.

Story times will resume on Monday June 13th.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In the News - butterfly garden

Franklin scout creates butterfly garden for school

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Summer is approaching

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via Lifelong Learning by Pandora Carlucci on 5/31/11

Tomorrow is June 1st and the final day of school is 3-weeks away ... June 22.

Less than a week later, serveral summer programs begin:
June 27: Math Academy
Solutions Summer Adventure
Summer Art Institute
Summer Music
UMass Amherst Tour

The following week, on July 5, more classes and opportunities begin:
High School Academics
High School Online Digital Photography

The High School Experience is the week of August 15 and we hope to see 3/4 of the incoming 9th grade class.
The College Essay Writing course is scheduled for the week of August 22 and is full.

Check out our web site for more activities:
Select Lifelong from the top banner
Select Summer Program
Select View all Summer Program Offerings

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"far from enough to keep the town's 220 miles of roads from deteriorating"

Other streets expected to be improved this year include all or part of Mill Street, Anchorage Road, Summer Street, Partridge Street, Daniels Street, Dover Circle and Winterberry Drive. 
Workers will narrow some roads, such as Sahlin Circle and Anchorage Road, by several feet to reduce the amount of surface impervious to water, helping keep pollutants out of surface water, Cantoreggi said. 
Streets are selected based on the amount of traffic, safety considerations, drainage problems and the overall condition of the road and utilities that run underneath it, Cantoreggi said. 
"I've gotten calls from every area of town, and we have limited funds," he said. "We try to spread out the work throughout town."

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Town Common Monuments

Franklin's doughboy is in the proper pose for today. Let's pause and reflect.


A slide show of the monuments on the Town Common taken over the past couple of years can be found here.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Gettin' it done"

T-shirt of the day: spotted at the Ribbon Cutting for the Community Gardens on Saturday. Town Administrator Jeff Nutting was wearing this. The slogan is attributed to DPW Director, Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi. Brutus developed this line as the DPW worked to clear the roads during the several storms this past winter.

Franklin, MA: 'Gettin it done'

This spirit is shown by all those involved with the Franklin Community Gardens!

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"a nonprofit organization to run the town's public access channels"

Franklin's nonprofit idea is not new. The first nonprofit access stations were formed in the early 1970s as cable television grew in popularity and regulations required cable companies to fund local programming. Other stations were run by the towns themselves or by the cable companies. 
In the past 10 years, Comcast has stopped running many cable access stations it inherited when it purchased AT&T Broadband, leaving towns to figure out how to keep providing those services, said Amy Palmerino, vice chairman of the Board of Directors of MassAccess, a statewide organization that advocates for public access television. 
Many communities, including Milford and Hopkinton, created nonprofit stations when a cable company stopped running their studios, a move Palmerino said increases community participation and creates separation between the town and one of its primary media outlets.

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