Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Tree Lighting - Sunday, Nov 30 - 4:00 PM

Photo from 2011
Photo from 2011 

In case of inclement weather, holiday festivities will take place across the street in the Ben Franklin Charter School

Additional information contained in the flyer put out by "Concerts on the Common"

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“It’s amazing how much we get donated from people”

According to Executive Director Erin Lynch, between Thanksgiving and New Year's the pantry will see 2,000 individual visits. 
“It might have to do with people trying to save money to buy gifts, a tree or other things,” Weiss said. “Whatever the need is, we find the food pantry more busy this time of year.” 
Lynch said during the winter months heating and electric bills tend to go up, which also contributes to the greater need. 
Last week, the Franklin Food Pantry put together nearly 200 Thanksgiving bags filled with three different vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie crust and filling, cookies, brownies and turkey.
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Kathy Stankard, a volunteer at the Franklin Food Pantry, weighs a dozen eggs Friday. Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ken McGagh
Kathy Stankard, a volunteer at the Franklin Food Pantry, weighs a dozen eggs Friday. Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ken McGagh

Friday, November 28, 2014

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 11/28/14 - THU 12/4/14

FRI 11/28   8pm   Brothers McCann at The Black Box

SAT 11/29   7:30pm   “Peace on Earth” Annual Christmas Concert at Franklin Federated Church
SAT 11/29   ALL DAY - SHOP SMALL, support local businesses!

SUN 11/30   4pm   Tree Lighting at Franklin Common

MON 12/1   7pm   Friends of Franklin Library Public Meeting

THU 12/4   4-7pm   Annual HOLIDAY STROLL in Downtown Franklin.

For all the Town of Franklin Public Meetings click HERE.

For event details click HERE.

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

King Philip, 27 @ Franklin, 8 - Final

Hockomock Sports reports on the annual football game between Franklin and King Phillip. The game was shifted at the last minute due to the weather to be hosted at Franklin. The home field advantage did not help Franklin as they lost 27-8.

King Philip, 27 @ Franklin, 8 - Final

1st Quarter: (KP) John DeLuca 4 yard rush, XP good (7-0).
2nd Quarter: None.
3rd Quarter: (KP) Mark Glebus 17 yard rush, XP good (14-0); (KP) M. Glebus 15 yard, XP fail (20-0).
4th Quarter: (KP) M. Glebus 3 yard rush, XP good (27-0); (F) Daevon Weathers 10 yard rush, 2pt good (27-8).
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

For all the scores around the Hockomock League on Thanksgiving, visit this this link

Holiday Stroll Flyer

Here is the flyer for this year's Holiday Stroll scheduled for Downtown Franklin on Thursday, Dec 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Franklin Downtown Partnership - Holiday Stroll 2014
Franklin Downtown Partnership - Holiday Stroll 2014

Additional information on the Holiday Stroll can be found on the Downtown Partnership webpage here

Franklin Art Association: December Newsletter

The Franklin Art Association has published their newsletter for December.

President Sue Sheridan writes:

Dear Members and Friends, 
What a wonderful show at Tri-County!! I have to say..... WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING!!! I looked around the school at about 7 PM Friday night, and saw the show practically all set up. That’s only 3 hours friends! Everyone working together to pull off yet another fabulous FAA event. A big thank you to everyone involved. I am so proud of the spirit of volunteerism in our group! 
The show was well attended, with a steady stream of visitors both Saturday and Sunday. Preliminary numbers are in, and they look very good. We raised $1,460 for the scholarship fund, which includes $315 from the sale of photos and other donated items from Dick Cook. So we have the 2015 scholarship covered, and almost half of the 2016 scholarship as well. We had almost $2,500 in sales of artworks, small works and bin items. The expenses have not been tallied up yet. We’ll have the complete figures to share with you at the January meeting. 
As I write this, with Thanksgiving a few days away, I pause to be mindful of all the gifts that life has given me. May you all have a wondrous holiday season, sharing all the moments with family and friends that make life worth living. And if you’re really good, maybe you just might get some nifty art supplies in your stocking this year! 
Hope to see you at the Holiday Party!

Warm regards,
Sue Sheridan President

Franklin Art Association
Franklin Art Association

For more information you can visit their webpage here

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a few timely updates in the news today. There will be more to come this weekend. You can look forward to pictures from the Turkey Trot and other events happening around Franklin.

In the meantime, enjoy the family dinner and conversations today. Give thanks for what we have.

Thank you for reading and sharing!

gazebo on the Town Common in warmer weather
gazebo on the Town Common in warmer weather

Franklin Family Turkey Trot 5K - Updates

6:00 AM (Thursday) - update

Race is on. The roads are good and the town will give the course a salting where needed.

10:00 PM (Wednesday) - update:

I have spoken with the town regarding the road conditions of the race course. The course will be plowed, salted and sanded before the night is over. I will drive it in the morning to make a final decision on whether to cancel or not. I'll send an email out to you by 6:00 am. We'll also post the update on the website. 
Unfortunately, there will not be a snow date. 
Thanks for registering for the race! We hope to see you in the morning. Dress WARM.

from the race course in 2013
from the race course in 2013

This was shared from the Food Pantry page

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