Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Preparations

Good Evening.  This is Communications Director Gary Premo calling with information on the pending storm, Hurricane Sandy.  If you have not done so already, please take some time to ensure storm drains near your property are clear of debris; remove any loose objects on your property that may become airborne. 
Please reach out to family, friends and neighbors and encourage them to sign up for this valuable service, if they have not done so already.  
We will keep you updated during and after the storm with pertinent information. A decision on school opening for Monday will be made tomorrow 10/28/12.  Should we need to open a shelter, we will use the Remington School on Washington St. 
Thank you for listening.  Stay safe.  Good bye.

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Ball smart

I was among the hundreds who turned out for the FHS Girls Soccer team game Friday night. They beat Mansfield by a 4-0 score. It was a tightly played 1-0 game at the half and then it opened up with Franklin scoring 3 times in the second half.

I was impressed with their play and see how they are undefeated. While I am not a soccer expert I have watched my share of games from youth through professional. Soccer is a game where control of the ball is critical. If you have it you can score, if you have it, the other team can't score. The FHS defensive players had good positioning and were hungry to get the ball away from their opponent. The offensive players were likewise hungry for the ball and took care of it. They would let the ball do the work rolling on the surface and picking their head up to look for a team mate to pass to. The passes were crisp and generally received well so that the ball stayed in control of Franklin.

The one disappointment is one I have seen in other games where the goalie is given the punt and the ball generally ends up with the other team. Why more teams don't bring the ball up field on the ground I fail to understand.

Congratulations to the Team on the success they have accomplished this season!

"Still a man hears what he wants to hear"

What do Simon and Garfunkel have to say about the water and sewer bills for Franklin?
The rate hikes, though, went into effect July 1, after being approved by Town Council last year.
For the average customer, that has meant a little more than $40 increase for sewer and a $50 increase for water. 
And the sewer rate will go up again this summer by 20 percent, resulting in a more than $80 increase. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said Thursday that the raised rates have been expected, though he acknowledged, "Time goes by, and people forget."

Read more:

The rates were on the agenda for Sep 2011

Reporting on the approval of the rates

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Franklin Downtown Partnership: Networking Event - Fri, Nov 9

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Franklin Downtown Partnership 
Networking Luncheon

Friday, November 9th, 1:00 p.m.

Dean College Campus Center Dining Hall
$6.00 for lunch
Come network with FDP members and enjoy good food!
New Members Welcome!
RSVP: Joel Carrara

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If you can't make the lunch time networking event, there will be one Thursday evening, Nov 15th at Six One Seven Studios

Last minute call for volunteers, only 1/2 HR on Saturday

Hi Gardeners and Friends,

I know this is last minute, but the Garden is in need of a few volunteers for a quick task on Saturday Oct 27:

Grateful Farm of Franklin has generously donated a pallet of bagged cow manure so that we may amend our raised beds. There is enough for each bed.
We need strong bodies to offload the bags from the Farm's van, a human chain of sorts. 

Please respond to Amy at if you are able to help.

1/2 hour, tops.
Noon at the Garden

Community service certifications will be available.

 A Huge Thank You in advance!!

~Amy from the Garden.

Hurricane Sandy Preparations

The text of the alert sent out Friday evening:
Good Evening.  This is Communications Director Gary Premo calling with information on the pending storm, Hurricane Sandy.  Please take some time to ensure storm drains near your property are clear of debris; remove any loose objects on your property that may become airborne and cause damage or injury.  Please reach out to family, friends and neighbors, and encourage them to sign up for this valuable service, if they have not done so already.  We will keep you updated during and after the storm with pertinent information.  Thank you.  Stay safe.  Good bye.

You can subscribe to the news alerts on the Franklin webpage here

In the News: hurricane, craft fair

Towns brace for hurricane's fury

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dean College Donates Media Production Equipment to Franklin High School

Donation provides needed upgrade to enhance student hand-on experience for media curriculum at Franklin High School

Franklin, MA (October 25, 2012) – Dean College School of Arts, in conjunction with Franklin TV, recently donated media production equipment to the Franklin High School media program in hopes of enhancing the hands-on experience Franklin High students have the opportunity to gain throughout their high school career.

With the rapid evolution of High Definition programming, Dean College saw an immediate need to upgrade their equipment, television studio and production center.  High Definition equipment provides students in the Communications program at Dean College the most up-to-date experience needed to prepare for a career in media. This upgrade provided Dean the opportunity to donate the previous equipment to Franklin High School.

"Dean's cameras will help us fill a big void in our media curriculum," said Franklin High School Media Teacher Mr. Nick Bailey. "Our students will gain a much better understanding of how multi-camera studio programs are produced in real-time.  There's nothing like practical, hands-on experience."

The donation was made possible and coordinated through Mr. Pete Fasciano, Executive Director of Franklin TV.

"Dean's equipment contribution could not have happened at a better time for us," said Fasciano. "We were looking to help Franklin High School with expanding their abilities, and Dean's studio cameras are exactly what we needed." 

Dean College offers a two year Associates degree program in communications, as well as a four year Bachelors degree program in Arts and Entertainment Management.

A Musical Thanskgiving

On Sunday Night, November 18th at 7:00 PM, the Franklin Interfaith Council (IFC) will sponsor a Musical Thanksgiving event at the handicapped accessible First Universalist Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin. The Interfaith Choir will perform as well as musicians from each house of worship. Admission is free but a plate will be passed for donations to the Council's Fuel Assistance Fund. Baked goods will be available at no charge.

The Franklin Interfaith Council's Fuel Assistance Fund is funded by donations made through the member houses of worship and collections made at Interfaith Council sponsored events. This fund provides fuel assistance, to those in need, in the form of payments to oil, gas, and electric companies. These payments ease the burden of local families experiencing financial difficulties.

The IFC is composed of Clergy and Lay Representatives from the various Franklin houses of worship and celebrates values common to all faiths. The Council sponsors various events and activities to benefit fuel assistance and other charitable causes. The IFC's website is The "Community Outreach" page has a secure "Donation Button" for credit card contributions to the Fuel Assistance Fund as well as request-for-help application instructions. The IFC may be contacted by email:

Lifelong Learning Updates

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Last evening was Panther Pride Night at Franklin High School. This program welcomes incoming grade 8 students to the high school and shares information about academics and extra curricular activities. The high school was alive with activity as 8th grade students and their parents visited different information tables hosted by school clubs, listened to the Pep Band and a string ensemble, saw a video on the High School Experience, and listened to a presentation by the FHS principal. Very nice.

Tonight, October 25, over 100 high school students and faculty will be attending the Cabaret dress rehearsal at Dean College. This is an exciting partnership between FPS and Dean College.

Tonight is the second of two classes taught by Mr. Phil Hulbig as part of the Adult Education Continuing Education program for child care providers. The class: Behavior Modification and Designing Positive Behavior Intervention Plans, provides a platform for child care providers to learn how to achieve successful positive behavioral approaches and practical solutions to documentation and intervention.

Sunday, November 4,Franklin Adult Education will be hosting an Afternoon Tea, A La Downton Abbey at Pinecrest Country Club in Holliston. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who love tea and/or Downton Abbey to gather and share an afternoon of delicious food served in a welcoming setting.

Indoor walking at FHS has resumed on Monday and Tuesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. It will expand to include Wednesday and Thursday evenings, after Daylight Savings Time. For questions about these or any LLL programs please email us at

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In the News: K9 calendars, Ballot Q2

Gotta love that calendar dog: Fundraising calendars for police K9s on sale in Franklin

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tour three schools in one night

You can get an inside view of Franklin schools tonight with a tour of the Horace Mann, Oak St and ECDC complex that starts at 6:00 PM. I think this among all the scheduled tours should be the one single tour you make an effort to attend. I happen to believe that this tour can reveal the real secret to Franklin's successful school program.

Gee Steve, that is a bold statement!

Yes, it is. I don't usually step out so far but in this case I am not alone in the belief that early childhood education is what drives success in life. A recent podcast (or radio show) from NPR's Planet Money talked about this.

Episode #411 - Why preschool can save the World

Two studies are referenced in this show that confirm gains made by students enrolled in preschool created an advantage for those students compared to the control group that lasted for years. Impressive  results.

Maybe you'll take the tour tonight? You'll be able to see what Franklin does in the classrooms for early childhood education, elementary and middle school all on the same tour!

Note: I will only be a participant tonight,the School Administration, School Committee members and building principals are the tour guides. I do hope to stop by to see Mrs Sherlock's room at Oak St.

Franklin's Wendy's new and improved (video)

The new Wendy's opened on RT 140 here in Franklin has made the news as it is one of the first of 10 stores and one of two in MA to convert to this new format.

Reminder: Preschool Fair

The MOMS Club of Franklin, in cooperation with the Franklin Public Library, invites the public to attend a preschool fair. This fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Franklin Library on Thursday, October 25th from 5:30-8:00 p.m
Representatives from local preschools in Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Norfolk and Wrentham will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information to parents seeking preschools for the 2013-2014 school year. 
Please join us in the Community Room of the Library at 118 Main Street in Franklin.

In the News: ticket sales, dealing heroin, cosmetology class

Tickets on sale for the Nutcracker and Humbug in Franklin

Hurricane SANDY Graphics

from the National Hurricane Center

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Hurricane SANDY 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:38:44 GMT

Hurricane SANDY 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:06:23 GMT

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Make time for Friday Night Soccer!

You may have heard that the Franklin HS Varsity Girls team is doing very well this season. They are currently undefeated with only 2 games to go in the regular season.

One of the games will be played this Friday night, Oct. 26th, at the FHS turf at 7:00pm. It is also Senior Night for the senior girls and parents.

This sounds like a good time to watch a soccer game and support the team!

Feed the Need - Turkey Trot - Nov 22

If you are a runner, or walker you can help the Franklin Food Pantry.

Registration, course map and additional race information can be found at

In the News: Gerry's Place, dance, disc golf

Attention all Business Owners and Members

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Let's Light Up the town of Franklin this Year!
In conjunction with the Holiday Stroll on Thursday, November 29th, the Franklin Downtown Partnership would like to encourage you to decorate your store windows in an effort to create a festive atmosphere for the stroll and for the holiday season.

Need ideas? How about a winter scene with snowflakes and a snowman or something as simple as a wreath with electric candles to create a warm glow. Whatever you decide, we are thankful that you are helping make the season merry and bright!
Holiday Stroll Happenings
Below this post is the list of participating businesses. If you would like to be added to the list and join the festivities please e-mail our event coordinators Cindy Kozil or Roberta Trahan at  But hurry...we want to make sure you get included in the handouts.
Franklin Food Elves
Any business interested in being a drop off location for the annual "12 Days of Donating" campaign for the Franklin Food Pantry should e-mail the FDP as soon as possible. The Food Elves would love to have a few more sponsors which is a $200 commitment if the Elves collect 1,200 lbs of food.   The Elves do all the work....and it is a great cause for everyone!  E-mail us today at and say you would like participate this year! 
Let's make this Holiday Season one to remember....

FDP General Meeting... more info coming.
We hope to see you at the FDP meeting next Thursday, November 1st at 8:30 am at Dean College.  Bring your ideas for 2013.  We want to hear from you!  

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10th Norfolk: candidates debate

The Milford Daily News writes about the final candidate debate for the 10th Norfolk District. I was unable to participate having already committed to the Taste of the Region for the Franklin Food Pantry.  Jeff Roy did have time to stop by and make the rounds before heading over to Horace Mann for the debate.
The candidates, in a far less contentious debate than last week’s, pared down their ideas and focused on what they would do immediately to help residents of Franklin and Medway, from ramping up local aid to collecting more money for the towns’ school departments. 
And in their last public meeting before Election Day, 13 days away, they took a few moments to reflect on their respective campaigns, sharing hardships and joys experienced in their months spent going door to door.

Read more:

The MDN article recapping the first debate can be found here:

My complete set of notes from the first debate outlining both Richard Eustis and Jeff Roy's answers to each of the topics for their debate can be found here:

For additional information, feel free to visit the candidates webpages

Richard Eustis

Jeff Roy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reminder: Lots to do today!

1 - Help the Hockomock YMCA by shopping at Whole Foods

Whole Foods is donating to the YMCA next Tuesday, Oct 23 to promote 'healthy futures'

2 - Taste of the Region

Sample the variety of delicacies offered from around the region at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Taste of the Region event. This fun-filled food festival features an eclectic mix of restaurants serving a variety of dishes. Enjoy wonderful music and bid on exciting items in a silent auction.

The Taste of the Region is Tues., Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tri-County Regional Vocational High School, 147 Pond St., Franklin.

Tickets are available at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce offices in Attleboro (40 Union St.) and Franklin (4 West St.). Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 508-528-2800, 508-222-0801 or 508-695-6011 for more information.

3 - School Committee meeting
Agenda for the meeting is posted here

4 - 10th Norfolk Debate
The second debate between Richard Eustis and Jeff Roy will be held at the Horace Mann Middle School beginning at 7:00 PM

Franklin participates in confined space training

Hi Steve,

Your readers may be interested to know that Franklin municipal employees recently participated in a free confined space training held in Williamsburg. The town of Franklin is eligible to receive insurance premium credits through participation in loss prevention and risk management programs such as this one. Please feel free to contact either Jeff Nutting or me with any questions. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Franklin participates IN CONFINED SPACE TRAining
OCTOBER 22, 2012 -- Municipal employees in water, sewer, lighting and fire departments regularly work among the most hazardous conditions – including confined spaces. To limit risk and ensure safety, 25 municipal workers from Franklin, Williamsburg and surrounding communities participated in a comprehensive, two-day Confined Space Training on September 20-21 at the Anne T. Dunphy School in Williamsburg. The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), Williamsburg's property and casualty insurance provider, in collaboration with The New England Consortium (TNEC), a worker health and safety training organization, offered the training free of charge to the communities as a membership benefit.
 According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) confined workspaces are those which, "Hinder the activities of any employees that must enter into, work in, and exit from them." Confined spaces present increased risk of serious injury and exposure to hazards such as entrapment, engulfment in water, soil or other debris, and dangerous atmospheric conditions (presence of toxins or lack of oxygen). On average, 80 fatalities occur each year in the Unites States because of confined space hazards; about 50 percent of them are would-be rescuers. "We are grateful to MIIA for training opportunities like this one, which will help us enhance our community services, keep Franklin's employees safe, and reduce municipal risks – without additional cost to the taxpayer," said Jeffrey Nutting, town administrator. Training participants learned about OSHA-recommended protocols for entering Permit Required Confined Spaces including procedures and checklists for eliminating or controlling hazards and preventing injury. They also evaluated confined space scenarios and learned about the roles of the worksite entrant, attendant and supervisor. Trainees were educated on personal protective equipment, gas meters, air monitoring equipment and blowers; how to calculate hazardous chemical flash points and exposure limits; as well as "lock-out/tag-out" procedures for controlling kinetic or mechanical energy. Hands-on activities in actual permit spaces included group communications exercises and demonstrations of confined space access and retrieval using harnesses and tripod systems.
Upon completion of this and other MIIA risk- and loss-prevention programs, the town is eligible to receive insurance premium credits through the MIIA Rewards Programs thereby reducing its property and casualty insurance costs.
 About MIIAMIIA is the non-profit, member-based insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association insuring nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in the state. In fiscal year 2012, nearly 8,000 city and town employees participated in close to 350 MIIA-sponsored technical trainings and management seminars offered throughout the Commonwealth. Member municipalities' collective efforts yielded more than $2.6 million in premium credits through the MIIA Rewards incentive program which has a 10-year total of $17.3 million. For more information please visit and
 About TNECThe New England Consortium (TNEC) is a worker health and safety training organization based at UMASS Lowell. Since 1987, TNEC has provided dynamic hands-on, participatory health and safety training. It partners with MIIA to bring several training programs to municipal employees in Massachusetts. Through simulated work tasks and mock incidents, TNEC students gain a better understanding of work site hazards and how to properly respond in an emergency situation. TNEC is one of 20 national programs administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

39th Annual Craft Fair - Nov 10th

The Franklin Newcomers and Friends will be holding their 39th Annual Craft Fair

Donations to the Franklin Food Pantry will be accepted at the entrance to the Craft Fair

For additional information on Newcomers and Friends visit their webpage here

Halloween event for children planned at Dean College

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The Dean College Office of Residence Life and Dean Community Outreach will sponsor their second annual free Halloween Happenings for local community children ages 2-7 years and their families on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. at Mitchell House, 110 West Central St., Franklin.

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Franklin hires meter maid

Otherwise known as a "parking control officer" this was reported on Friday, October 19th with the publication of the letter from Police Chief Semerjian.

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Officials have hired a part-time meter maid who has been patrolling downtown to curtail illegal parking and free up more spaces for businesses. The town last employed a parking control officer in 2009, on a full-time basis. However, budget constraints forced town officials to cut the position. The officer, who started a little less than a month ago, works up to 15 hours a week, following a flexible schedule.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Library Book Sale - Photo essay

I stopped by the Library Book Sale on Saturday morning. There were lots of folks browsing among the book selections filling bags with their choices.

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The Franklin Food Pantry benefited from donations of food an money collected during the Book Sale.

The Friends of the Franklin Library thanks their sponsors!

Fiction or non-fiction, hard cover or paperback, there were lots of choices!

You did not have a choice to buy the snow plow!

Bielat, Kennedy debate U.S. role in the world

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The candidates for the Fourth Congressional District U.S. representative seat - Democrat Joseph Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat - have differing views on the role of the United States in the world and how the country's power should be exercised. Kennedy, a Brookline resident, said the United States should be aware of the nuances of the current world situation, and should act accordingly.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Oct 23, 2012

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.

"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."

1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments
Review of Agenda
Minutes: I recommend approval of the minutes from the October 9, 2012 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Mrs. McIntyre
Payroll Mrs. Douglas
FHS Student Representatives
Correspondence: (none)

2. Guests/Presentations
a. Ratification of FEA MOU
b. Elementary School Improvement Plans
1. JF Kennedy
2. Keller
3. Parmenter
4. Oak Street
5. Jefferson
6. Davis Thayer

3. Discussion Only Items
Policy – Second Readings
1. JFAA – New Resident Procedures
2. JLCB – Student Immunizations

Policy Elimination – Second Reading
1. JLCCA – AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

School Attendance Policy
Cable Committee Appointment

4. Action Items
a. I recommend adoption of Policy JFAA – New Resident Procedures as discussed.
b. I recommend adoption of Policy JLCB – Student Immunizations as discussed.
c. I recommend elimination of Policy JLCCA – AIDS School Attendance Policy as discussed.
d. I recommend approval of the Davis Thayer Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan as presented.
e. I recommend approval of the Jefferson Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan as presented.
f. I recommend approval of the Keller Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan as presented.
g. I recommend approval of the JF Kennedy Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan as presented.
h. I recommend approval of the Oak Street Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan as presented.
i. I recommend approval of the Parmenter Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan as presented.
j. I recommend approval of the Budget Transfers as detailed.
k. The School Committee recommends ____NAME_____ to be appointed to the Franklin Cable Commission.
l. I recommend approval of the recurring trip request of Renee Hersee for the 8th grade chorus students to NYC to see Newsies on May 11, 2013.
m. I recommend acceptance of a check for $2500.00 from the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund for in-house enrichment for the Franklin Public Schools.
n. I recommend acceptance of a check for $100.00 from Copex, Inc. for in-house enrichment at the FHS.
o. I recommend acceptance of a check for $128.85 from Ohiopyle Prints, Inc. for in-house enrichment at the FHS.
p. I recommend acceptance of a check for $8000.00 from the Davis Thayer PCC for field trips, etc.
q. I recommend ratification of the 2012-2013 FEA MOU as detailed.
r. I recommend ratification of the 2013-2016 FEA MOU as detailed.
s. I recommend ratification of the 2012-2013 FEA Evaluation Side Letter as detailed.

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

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

7. Adjourn

JF Kennedy - School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013 is scheduled for review and discussion at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.

Keller - School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013 is scheduled for review and discussion at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.

Parmenter - School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013 is scheduled for review and discussion at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.

Oak St - School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013 is scheduled for review and discussion at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.

Jefferson - School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013 is scheduled for review and discussion at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.

Davis Thayer - School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013 is scheduled for review and discussion at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.

10th Norfolk: Fernandes endorses Roy

Jeff Roy has been endorsed by Rep John Fernandes and that announcement is contained here

For additional information on Jeff Roy's campaign for the 10th Norfolk seat, visit his webpage here

8% of Franklin children

With your help, the Franklin Food Pantry has an opportunity to do more. Given the numbers here, we may not be serving all of these children. There may be several reasons why. So you can help in two ways:

1 - If you know of a family that is being challenged to provide meals, let them know that the Food Pantry is available to help them. Awareness of the Pantry and its operation is a good first step to serving all that we should.

2 - You can contribute food and non-food items, volunteer your time, or make a financial contribution to help the Pantry serve your neighbors. Visit the Food Pantry website to sign up to volunteer or to make a contribution.

Trivia with the YPO November 14th at Mr. Dooley's Olde Irish Country Pub

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What is the YPO?

The YPO is THE place for young professionals who have an interest in social and business networking, community involvement, and professional development.

Come meet other young professionals in your area and check out the YPO!

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YPO Now Accepting New Members

The YPO Membership Application is now available! For your convenience, you can download the application here, or you can complete it online at our new website:

Membership fees are $50 per person, annually. If your business is a member of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce (URCC), your first year of membership into the YPO is free!

Applications can be returned:
Fax: (508) 440-2291
Mail: 42 Union Street,
Attleboro, MA 02703

Thank You to our recent Event Sponsor
 Hearth 'n Kettle
250 Washington St
Attleboro, MA  

Be sure to check out our upcoming events on our website and stay up to date on everything YPO by connecting with us online! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
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YPO@Mr. Dooley's Olde Irish Country Pub - Wednesday November 14th

Come join the YPO for an evening of networking and trivia at Mr. Dooley's Olde Irish Country Pub located at 303 Shears Street in Wrentham.

Light refreshments will be provided. 
Cover at the door:
$5.00 members / $10.00 non-members
Networking begins at 6:30pm. 
rivia begins at 8:00 pm. 

Mr. Dooley's is the sister bar to the World Famous Mr. Dooley's in Boston, it brings with it the high standards of the Somers Pubs along with its local feel.  An inviting and quaint bar brings you back to the village of Finuge, county Kerry, and has quickly become the "local" of Wrentham.
Contact the YPO with any questions at or 508-488-YPO1 (9761)

Board Positions Available
The YPO is looking for additional board members to assist with event promotion and ideas as well as in other areas. If you feel you can contribute, or want to discuss an opportunity, please contact us. We always welcome your ideas, as we desire growth of the organization and our members' businesses and general connections. This may be an attractive opportunity to work alongside your peers and also be recognized at every YPO event.                                                                                      
 For more information, please contact the YPO at or 508-488-YPO (9761).
About Us
Our events will be a mix of networking and fun held in some of the best places in the area.

*Must be at least 21 years old to attend events

For more info call 508-488-9761 or e-mail

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