Saturday, October 24, 2015

In the News: Lippert Field, Franklin Distinguished Young Women, Johnston essay on Pellegri

On Oct. 17, Dean College honored faculty member and coach Dale Lippert with a surprise dedication at the Longley Athletic Complex, 69 Maple St. 
Thanks to a donation from Peter Hexter, a member of the board of trustees, Dean College was able to dedicate the football field in Lippert’s name. 
The surprise was announced during the halftime show of Saturday’s Dean College football game. Lippert was asked to make his way to the center of the field and he was honored for his dedicated service with an unveiling of a sign across the press box with his namesake.
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The Greater Franklin Distinguished Young Women Program will host an information session for female high school juniors 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the community room at the Franklin YMCA, 45 Forge Hill Road. 
The program is open to all female high school juniors and is free to join. Rehearsals will start in late February and will meet one night per week. Attendance is preferred. The program show date will be in May or June, but it will be announced at a later time.
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James Johnston, Franklin historian and regular contributor to the Milford Daily News has this piece on the retirement of Deborah Pellegri

Deborah Pellegri is ending a long era of public service in the town of Franklin. Her civic service to the Franklin community has spanned four decades, going way back to her founding of the Fourth of July Committee with two other great Franklin civic leaders, Jean Cataldo and Lorraine Doherty. Together this dynamic trio has created a tradition of celebration of this nation's birth that has spanned a third of the last century and lives on to today.
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