Over 70 artisan crafters under one roof offering hand-made and unique items for every style and budget including: art, photography, body care, candles, kids and adult clothing and accessories, jewelry, handbags, quilts, pottery, home décor, holiday décor, stained glass, pewter, hand-made wood and glass items, food and much, much more!
Get a start on your holiday shopping! Please come out to support local artisan crafters and support our local community at the same time! The majority of the proceeds from the Craft Fair benefit local organizations. We are also accepting non-perishable donations at the door for the Franklin Food Pantry.
Admission is $3 for adults and children over 12 with a maximum of $10 per family. The club will also run a raffle table and a bake table.
Please come join us for this annual tradition!
|Franklin Newcomers and Friends 40th Annual Craft Fair|
|volunteers ready to distribute the meal kits|
The town’s veterans were recognized with waves of applause on Friday morning during the annual Veterans Day breakfast.
Hopedale, Medway and Franklin were three of 33 state school districts named to the College Board’s 2013 Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.
|Farmers Market ended Nov 1|
|Christmas Fair at the Elks Lodge|
Calling all craft beer enthusiasts! On Saturday, Nov 9th, Pour Richard's will host its first-ever Beer Extravaganza!
We've called on our distributors to pour some of their newest and most-interesting seasonal offerings. Do you like good beer? Yes? Then you won't want to miss this.
Lagunitas. Founder's. Ommegang. Evil Twin. Stillwater. Foolproof. Berkshire. Sierra Nevada. Goose Island. Wormtown. Jack's Abby. Avery. Anderson Valley. And much, much more.
Are you thirsty yet? We'll provide some spicy chili and all the fixings. The event is free, 21+ only, and held 4-7 PM so you cannot possibly still be doing yardwork.
Please forward to similarly beer-obsessed friends. See you there!
Trash and Recycling pick up schedule will be the regular day with Monday pick up as usual. For more information including holidays and yard waste pick ups, please refer to the Solid Waste mailer.
Franklin Neighbor Brigade – Help is next door. The Franklin chapter of Neighbor Brigade is actively recruiting volunteers!
Neighbor Brigade establishes and mobilizes community-specific networks of volunteers that provide free and immediate support services to residents during times of temporary crisis – such as serious illness, major surgery, sudden accident or tragedy. Services include meal delivery, local rides, help with household duties, help with errands, and more.
To learn about the Franklin network or find out how we can help you or someone you know, contact chapter leader Linda Gagnon 617-335-5452. Or go to: http://www.neighborbrigade.org/chapters/FranklinMA
To join the Franklin chapter, you must be a resident and can sign up when you go to: http://www.neighborbrigade3.org/live/other-forms/volunteer-application/?status=New&chapter=FranklinMA
We are at the beginning of November and Lifelong Learning courses are active, rigorous and engaging.
I am writing to alert all those of you who may have dealings with the Town of Franklin (Or other town governments), solar companies with promises, and National Grid. Not so long ago Franklin granted a permit to a solar company to install a farm which would grant all sorts of electrical benefits to the town. I am a supporter of solar energy. The word at the time was that it would be kind to the land and would connect to the Grid through the Union St. Industrial Park. Very soon after all the large roadside trees were cleared from the site.
This project may be great for the town but not for the Franklin residents who live on Mount St. In order to connect the solar farm into the electrical grid, National Grid has decided to run the 23 thousand volt power line along Mount St, which already has three power lines crossing it, one twenty three thousand volt line and two one hundred and fifteen thousand volt power transmission lines. This decision was made and the work started without notifying any of the residents on Mount St about this additional power line. Other routes for this new power line are available which would not increase the harmful electromagnetic radiation exposure to the Mount St residents. Running this type of power line along a street by itself would not normally be a hazard, but combined with the effects of three other power transmission lines already crossing it greatly increase the risk of health related issues including cancer. Perhaps the residents of Mount St in Franklin don't Matter!http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/10/solar-farm-update.html
The Companion Caregiver Program is designed to provide a regular break (respite) for unpaid caregivers of elders, aged 60 and over, in Franklin and Bellingham. Care recipients must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, a related dementia, or a significant chronic medical condition. This in-home respite service is provided by a trained companion employed by the Franklin Senior Center. The program provides socialization and stimulation for the care recipient, through an activities plan developed for that individual, based on his or her interests and abilities. It also provides affordable respite for caregivers.
|Air: Is it really there?|
"The Franklin volleyball team had its season come to an end in a 3-1 (23-25, 20-25, 25-22, 19-25) loss at Natick on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Division 1 Central-West tournament."Read the full article on HockomockSports.com
Déjà vu isn't always a good thing - just ask the Franklin Panthers boys soccer team. Franklin tied #3 New Bedford 1-1 in regulation and the score stayed the same through the two overtime periods before the Whalers escaped with a 6-5 win in penalty kicks - the same manner Franklin was eliminated last year.Read the full article on HockomockSports.com
Dress up in your Holiday best and enjoy an afternoon of tea, crafts and fun with Clara and her friends. The cast of Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center’s “The Nutcracker” invites you to celebrate the season with them on Sunday, Nov 17, 2013, at its studios on 31 Hayward Street in Franklin, MA.
“Last year was such a success! Our guests really enjoyed meeting the cast of the show and asking lots of questions. They sipped ‘tea’ together, enjoyed Sugarplum Sweets, made crafts and enjoyed dancing with Clara, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Dew Drop Fairy and the Snow Queen,” said Patti Eisenhauer, owner of PEDC. She added, “This year we are offering two seatings. The first seating, from 1 to 2:15pm is for our youngest guests to participate with a parent or guardian. Our second seating is from 3 to 4:30 for our older guests that can attend alone or with a friend.”
Included in the $25 ticket fee is a digital photo with Clara, as well as a small gift from her to each child.
“I am so excited to have a Tea Party with the children all dressed up in their holiday clothes!” said Sarah Finamore, who is hosting the Tea Party, along with Ainsley McStay, as both girls will dance the role of Clara in PEDC’s upcoming Nutcracker production on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. “It is so much fun to see how excited the kids are when they see us in our beautiful costumes and crowns. It really is magical,” said Sarah. Ainsley added, “I really enjoy doing crafts with the kids and showing them some of our dances from the show. I hope that when the see the show live, they will remember our tea party.”
The “Nutcracker” Box Office is also open and tickets for the Saturday, Dec. 14 show at 5:30 and for the Sunday, Dec. 15 show at 1pm are available. Ticket prices are $15 and $12. Tickets are available by calling PEDC.
In its 33rd year of dance education, Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center is a state-of the art Dance Center offering tap, ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and gymnastics classes, as well as birthday parties. Classes are held for each age group from pre-school children through adult. Children are taught the discipline of tap, ballet, jazz and tumbling during their class each week. The center offers air conditioning and springboard flooring.
For more information or to purchase tickets, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 508-520-7873.
Turnout proved slow throughout the chilly, sun-splashed day and never picked up. Roughly 2,527 people filed into the polls, a little more than 10 percent of the town’s 22,000 registered voters, according to Town Clerk Deborah Pellegri. That number stands as the lowest recorded at a town election in a decade.
In addition to voting for the council seats, voters weighed in on two ballot referendums.
For the nonbinding question, they rejected the idea of amending the town charter to allow for the election of a mayor, with 1,374 residents voting yes and 936 voting no.
|no school today, go and vote!|
Shall the city known as the Town of Franklin approve the charter amendment proposed by the Franklin Town Council in Resolution 13-30 summarized below?
The proposed amendment eliminates the provision for election of the Town Treasurer-Collector and adds a provision for appointment of the Town Treasurer-Collector by the Town Administrator, with input from a selection committee and ratification by the Town Council; the amendment takes effect if and when approved by the voters, except that the incumbent Treasurer-Collector shall serve the remainder of his current term.
"Would you be in favor of further amending the Franklin Home Rule Charter to provide for the election of a mayor to govern the city known as the town of Franklin?"
|Franklin Election History 2003 - 2011|
The Franklin Garden Club is meeting Tuesday, Nov 5th at the St. John's Episcopal Church, Pleasant Street, Franklin, MA at 7:00 p.m. Betty Sanders is will be doing a presentation about Gardening for a Lifetime! Betty is a member of the Landscape Design Council, the Gardening Study Council and a student Flower Show judge. She has designed and built the Master Gardener exhibit at the New England Spring Flower Show and the Boston Flower and Garden Show since 2006 and has lectured at the New England Flower Show.
Betty volunteers at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where she helped design the 6,000-square-foot vegetable garden that supplies crops for three area food pantries. For more information, please visit her website, www.Bettyongardening.com
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