Saturday, May 24, 2014

Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin Announcements

Team Fitness and 
CrossFit Franklin
May - 2014
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Memorial Day MURPH!

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
9 AM- 12 NOON



9 AM:  30 min as many rounds as possible muscle ups, or rope climbs, or burpie pull ups.
10 am:  run to Franklin Common from the box to pay respect at the war memorial- approx 2 mile total run.
11 am:  4th annual MURPH
everyone welcomed and the workout can be scaled to all fitness abilities.
1 mile Run
100 Pull ups
200 Push ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. THE UNOFFICIAL START TO SUMMER. A DAY TO REMEMBER THE FALLEN IN LIFE AND DEATH. Please read the information included in this email and if there are any questions, please contact the front desk at 508-541-8330.

Cancelled Class
Due to poor attendance on Tuesday evenings at 6pm the Tabata Class will no longer be held. We are sorry for any inconvenience. You will be able to experience Tabata workouts in other classes. Please ask at the front desk for details.

We hope you all have a wonderfu

l weekend. 

Hours for the club are:

Saturday, 5/24: 
Team Fitness: 7am-3pm all regular classes  
 CrossFit: Memorial Day workouts ONLY from 9- 12 noon
Sunday, 5/25:
Team Fitness: 7 am- 12 noon
CrossFit: Open Box 7- 12 noon
Monday, 5/26:
Team Fitness: 5 am - 11 am NO classes including NO BOXING
CrossFit: Hero WOD ONLY 9:30 am

Team Fitness Franklin | 100 Franklin Village Drive | Franklin | MA | 02038

Living History Exhibit at the Franklin Downtown Partnership's Annual Strawberry Stroll

As the country recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Franklin Historical Museum will host a living history exhibit at the Franklin Downtown Partnership's Annual Strawberry Stroll on Thursday, June 12th. 
Franklin Historical Museum
Franklin Historical Museum
Members of the U.S. Naval Landing Party, a Civil War reenactment crew, will exhibit a modified version of their living exhibit on the front lawn of the museum, with tents, bunks, uniforms and daily necessities of the soldiers from this historic time period. 
Students, educators, history buffs, children and folks of all ages have a great opportunity to speak with the Civil War 'soldiers' and the event certainly will be enjoyed by all.

Additional information about the Franklin Historical Museum can be found on their webpage

Get Your Drink Pink Tickets Now!

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Connecting good friends with great wine!
Never Drink Ordinary!

Drink Pink for the Cure!
Tickets Now Available!

We host events and fundraisers all year long because we love the chance to connect with our community. All our events are special, but some are a little more special.

This is one of those. On Saturday, June 7th from 4-7 PM, we'll be hosting our second annual Drink Pink for the Cure, combining our passion for rose wine with our compassion for friends and neighbors struggling with cancer.

This event supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Raffle Prizes, food donated by Whole Foods Bellingham, Pink cocktails courtesy of Corey Bunnewith, Music by Ken Barney, and-of course!-lots of delicious rose wine.

Tickets are just $15, and are a 100% donation to ACS. The first 200 sold receive a Drink Pink T-shirt! Pour Richard's will also be donating a percentage of our profits from sales.

This event would not be possible without the support of our wonderful suppliers. And we know that we can depend on our wonderful, generous customers to contribute.

Please take a few minutes to click on the link below to purchase your tickets. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Never Drink Ordinary! -Ann and John
Please share this email with friends who are enthusiastic about great wine, beer, and spirits. (Keeping all the good stuff for yourself is bad karma.)

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Pour Richard's Wine and Spirits | 14 Grove Street | Franklin | MA | 02038

Friday, May 23, 2014

Franklin Public Schools: Blood Drive Information

Boston Children's Hospital
Blood Drive to support Oak Street student Noah Smith
June 7, 20140 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Franklin United Methodist Church
82 West Central Street, Franklin
Make an appointment:
Code: FRMETHCH or call  Susan Touhey  508-404-6914  

Thank you for your support

Franklin Public Schools
Franklin Public Schools
This e-mail has been sent to you by FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT either IN PERSON, by US MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at 508-613-1777.

Franklin Public Schools: Memorial Day Weekend Update


"Heroism is latent in every human soul- However humble or unknown, they, (veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials, privations, toils, dangers sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-"                       
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 
Civil War Hero at Gettysburg and President Bowdoin College 

As Memorial Day approaches, please take a moment to thank the men and women who have served our country. We are indebted to them for their service and commitment. When you are gathering with family and friends this weekend please keep them in your thoughts and reflections.

Say Goodbye to Franklin HighAs we move to the close of the school year, we are preparing to move into the new FHS. To relive memories many members of the community have requested a final tour of Franklin High School. The HS will be open for tours on June 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please stop by if you want to say a farewell to FHS.

Fundraising CautionWe were approached by one of our local business owners who let us know that an individual was seeking donations on behalf of our schools. The business owner contacted our office and be advised that this solicitation is fraudulent. The school department filed a complaint with the Police and they are investigating. Please do not respond to any requests to donate money on behalf of our schools. Thank You.

Franklin Public Schools
Franklin Public Schools
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Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 5/23/14 - THU 5/29/14

SAT 5/24   9am - 4pm   Book Sale, Touch a Truck, Concert at Franklin Public Library

SUN 5/25   9am-12pm   Bag Sale at Franklin Public Library

MON 5/26   10:48am   Memorial Day Parade. Usual route along Main St ending up at the Town Common for a service at the memorials about noon.

WED 5/28   3:30pm-4:30pm   iStories at Franklin Public Library
WED 5/28   6pm   Kindergarten Information Night - Oak Street Elementary

THU 5/29   5:00pm   Representative Jeffrey Roy - Office Hours - Spruce Pond Creamery
THU 5/29   6:30pm   Evening with Author Craig Wiener at  Franklin Public Library. Parenting your child with ADHD

For more details on above events click HERE and select the event of interest.

For all the Town of Franklin Public Meetings click HERE.

*If you have any suggestions or events for the calendar, please email

Legislative Alert!

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Capital Hill
We need your help now to continue valuable program and projects in the Blackstone River Valley!
ticket to ride
Program: Ticket to Ride

ED clean up
Project: River Clean Up

Ranger Walkabout
Program: Ranger Walkabouts

family on bikeway
Project: Bikeway (RI & MA)

exploring the blackstone
Program: Exploring the Blackstone, with Mass Audubon


Ask Your State Senator to Support Our
National Heritage Areas
Please use the link below to send your Massachusetts state Senator this message as soon as possible. 

Congress established the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor in 1986 to restore and preserve the nationally significant heritage of the Blackstone River Valley, where the industrialization of America began. 

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. has created a successful program of partnerships between federal, state and local government agencies, as well as nongovernment organizations, pooling their resources and pursuing a common agenda of preservation and revitalization. 

You may have participated in some of our programs. Maybe you attended one of our Ranger Walkabouts or participated in the Greenway Challenge or helped with a river cleanup.
Ultimately, your help and support will help us to secure the necessary funding to continue our work in the Blackstone River Valley. 
Senator Moore proposed the following amendment to include the National Heritage Areas in the Massachusetts state budget:
Please contact your state Senator in support of the National Heritage Areas. Let them know the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. should continue its presence in the Blackstone River Valley, bringing you the programs and projects you value and enjoy.
Ask your state Senator to include the National Heritage Areas in the Massachusetts state budget. 
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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor | One Depot Square | Woonsocket | RI | 02895

Readers concur: they are winter moths ballooning

Thank you! The tiny tree destroyers were identified by several of you yesterday as 'winter moths'. The collection of comments or emails are included here.

winter moth going back to ground
winter moth going back to ground "ballooning"
Steve, the tiny leaf destroyers are the Winter Moths! They have been around for at least the past 5 years and come out at the same time the trees start to bud, so before the leaf can grow to full size, they are decimated. It makes me CRAZY! My trees look awful already. 
The thousands of small grey moths that are around during the annual warm stretch in November (always around Thanksgiving) they lay their eggs, and after the first 3 warm days in the spring they hatch, by the millions. And they leave a mess as well, because what goes in, must come out! Ugh, I HATE THEM!
Winter moth caterpillar. Stripped my maple. See Weston Nursery web site or Facebook page for description and treatment option. Very bad this year.
Hi Steve. It seems like a kind of leafroller to me. If I remember correctly, the leaves on trees on Franklin Common (and in many other places in Franklin) had many holes in them last year. They have been attacking my Japanese Maple tree for a few years now.
I believe the worms on the trees turn into the winter moths that have invaded the northeast U.S.…

The best full description I found comes from UMASS Amherst:
It is estimated that winter moth eggs hatch between 20-50 growing degree days (base 50) in Massachusetts. Typically, this can occur any time from late March (during atypically warm springs) into the second or third week in April (cool springs). The tiny (less than 1 mm) caterpillars then spin a small silk strand and become air-buoyant and are carried upwards on air currents into the tree canopy where they then try to “weasel” between the bud scales, bracts, etc. to get into the buds. They do not chew their way in via an entrance hole. If buds are not yet swollen enough for them to gain access, these small larvae will then spin down from the tree on a silken thread and be carried away by the wind, which is a dispersal process known as ballooning. 
This is the stage where high levels of injury to the host plant can occur. The longer that the buds stay swollen but unopened, there is a greater potential for feeding injury. Winter moths will enter both leaf and flower buds. For blueberry growers, this is the most critical stage of winter moth activity. If flower buds sustain heavy feeding, there will be no flowers and thus no fruit. There are no known controls for winter moth in this life stage.

You can read the full and complete article here

Here is the Weston Nursery link mentioned above

It is likely that what I have been showing as maple blight has indeed been the increasing influences of the winter moth.

winter moth damage on a red maple
winter moth damage on a red maple
The UMASS Amherst article outlines the treatment options for the various stages. As these caterpillars are already out, it seems the best thing to do now it to wrap the trees with a band to prevent them from climbing up.

Thanks for all the feedback, the sharing of knowledge like this is a great example of what I try to do. There is more power together than alone!

Business After Hours at Dean College

United Regional Chamber of Commerce
United Regional Chamber of Commerce
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce has organized a Business After Hours at Dean College, sponsored by Milford National Bank and Dean College, on June 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The networking event will be held in the concourse of the Dean College Campus Center. 

The cost is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. 

Register by calling The United Regional Chamber at 508-222-0801.

Additional information about the United Regional Chamber can be found on their web page

Additional information about Dean College can be found on their web page 

Mission Fund Raiser

Mission Saints Sergius and Bacchus, the parent mission of the Franciscans of Divine Mercy has established a fund raiser to help them replace their aging and now deemed dangerous mission vehicle. 
Without transportation they are not able to make their weekly visitations to the nursing homes, hospices and shut-ins all over the tri valley and metro west region they serve celebrating Mass and distributing Eucharist. 
To date their fund raiser to obtain a reliable vehicle to resume fully their ministry to nursing homes, shut-ins, hospices and those often marginalized by society is $150 (one hundred fifty dollars) toward their goal of at least $5000. 
They would also be more than happy to receive a donation of a reliable vehicle in good condition. All donations are tax deductible, a donated vehicle would be credited at Fair Market Value. 
Below is the link to make a donation.

Pax et Bonum
Peace & All God's Goodness be with you

Rev. Fr. Bob Johnnene OFD
Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus
Divine Mercy Old Catholic Parish
Independent Catholic Church of the Americas

Link to Fr. Bob's Weekly TV show

Our Facebook page:

Mission Web Site

Franciscan Web Site

ICCA Seminary Link

Diocese Office:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Noah's Ninjas...Kicking Cancer in the Butt!

Noah's Ninjas...Kicking Cancer in the Butt!
Hello! My name is Rosalyn Smith. My little brother, Noah Smith, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer the week of January 13th. This was a big change for everyone. 
Noah is being treated at Jimmy fund Clinic and is doing very well. The Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber treats pediatric oncology outpatients and through a unique collaboration, Jimmy Fund Clinic patients receive inpatient care when needed at nearby Boston Children's Hospital. 
We have been so grateful for all the dinners made, the cards, and the gifts were just astonishing. A lot of people want to help and this is a perfect opportunity for kids and adults (Noah's friends or mine or even anyone else) to show their support to Noah. 
Please consider clicking on the link to join the team or donating to support the team. I would love for you to join us and ride along with Noah's Ninjas-here to kick Cancer in the butt!

PMC Kids Rides
PMC Kids Rides

Event Details

  • Jefferson Elementary School, Franklin, MA
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Ages 3-14
  • Registration fee: $10
  • Required fundraising minimum: $25, suggested: $40
  • Heavy Hitter Qualification: $250
  • Email contact: Lisa Marchioni

The Franklin Connection - June 2014

A new edition of The Franklin Connection has been published on the Town of Franklin web site.

Click the link below to read the latest edition.

Mobile Vision Clinic scheduled for June 6th
Mobile Vision Clinic scheduled for June 6th

Tiny leaf destroyers

On one of my morning walks, I was startled to see these threads hanging from a row of trees. The rising sun light was striking the threads such that they were visible. Multiple threads hanging from the trees. Swinging in the gentle breeze.

it was a challenge to try and get a photo
it was a challenge to try and get a photo

 I couldn't get a view of the multiple threads. They were moving too much.

A close up of the wormy creature
A close up of the wormy creature

Not sure exactly what kind of bug these are but they do damage to the trees.

having had a good meal on these leaves, I guess they were moving on
having had a good meal on these leaves, I guess they were moving on
As I changed from my walking clothes to get dressed for work, I also found that one of theses had hitched a ride on me.

Saluting Heroes for Memorial Day 2014 in Massachusetts

From the blog I find these suggestions for "Saluting Heroes for Memorial Day 2014 in Massachusetts"

First established as Decoration Day to observe the sacrifices of those who fought in the Civil War, Memorial Day has become a national holiday to commemorate all men and women who have served in the American military. While there are many ways to celebrate our heroes in the Commonwealth, here are a few things to do this  Memorial Day, May 26: 
  • Go to South Boston’s Fort Independence, North America’s oldest continuously fortified fort, for a free guided tour of the Castle Island stronghold.
Franklin 'doughboy' monument - photo from May 2009
Franklin 'doughboy' monument - photo from May 2009

For additional items on the listing you can read the full article here

Book Drive extended - 99 in Milford - benefits Dana Farber and Jimmy Fund

**** Our Book Sale has been extended for the entire week! We had such an amazing response and want to share the excitement with EVERYONE. Stop by a few times this week. We have MANY books to share that are still in boxes ****

Book Drive - Milford 99 - May 17-18
Book Drive - Milford 99 - May 17-18
Stop by the 99 in Milford on May 17th and 18th from 11am-4pm and check out our Book Drive to benefit The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund.

Lots of amazing books available to get you ready for your Memorial Day Trip reading pleasure!

Stock up on our summer reading material!

Toddler books, Children's books, teenage reading, Novels, books on travel, ...self-help books...the list goes on!

Wonderful author's such as:
  • James Patterson
  • Steven King
  • John Grisham
  • Danielle Steel to just name a few.

Stock up for summer! Find summer reading material for your students. Come check us out! We have LOADS of books!

We will also be collecting returnable cans and bottles at this time.

All proceeds from the Book Drive & Bottle and Can collection will be donated to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund.

Last year we raised $7,000. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 this year.