Saturday, December 5, 2015

In the News: 'Tis the Season, Hancock sponsors marathon documentary, food elves in 10th year

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

Franklin Performing Arts Company will present “’Tis the Season!,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Franklin High School auditorium, 218 Oak St. 
The production will feature members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles ranging from R&B, Motown and gospel to pop, jazz and Broadway. First staged by FPAC in 1995, “’Tis the Season!” returns with a large cast of area performers to entertain audiences.

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The first official documentary on the Boston Marathon is set to be released next fall. 
Filmmakers were in Hopkinton in 2014 as the start line was being painted by Jack LeDuc and the elite Kenyan runners visited Elmwood Elementary School for their annual pep rally. Of course, they were at the start to film the first race after the 2013 bombings. 
On Thursday, John Hancock Financial announced they will partner with LA Roma Films to be the title sponsor of BOSTON, the first ever feature-length documentary film about the race.

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Note: I am pleased to be fully employed by John Hancock.

A local charitable group has kicked off its "12 Years of Donating" campaign this week, looking to exceed the more than three tons of food it donated to the Franklin Food Pantry last year. 
The campaign, in its 10th year, is manned by a group of local schoolchildren: the Franklin Food Elves. This year marks the highest number of volunteers, officials said, with 115 students volunteering.

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