Tuesday, August 16, 2016

In the News: Pokewalk on the SNETT, children's center director named

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Just more than 10 people lined up at the Grove Street entrance to the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) Monday morning to catch Pokemon and hatch eggs. 
The walk - dubbed a "PokeWalk" by the Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee - was meant to encourage local residents to explore the trail, using the enormously popular "Pokemon Go" phone app as a lure. 
Renata Gilarova, a member of the committee, led the walk. She said it was a good opportunity to encourage trail awareness. 
"(In the app), you need to walk to hatch eggs - the straighter the line you walk, the better," she said. "We're also trying to map out where there could be Poke Stops (areas where players can collect supplies) along the trail, for when they start taking applications for Poke Stops."

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parking at the SNETT trail head on Grove St
parking at the SNETT trail head on Grove St

"Dean College announced that Joanne Hogan has been named director of the Children’s Center.
Hogan is new to the Dean College team but has been in the field of early childhood education since 1989. She has worked at three other campus-based preschool programs, all of which were NAEYC accredited, in the roles of preschool teacher, lead teacher and director. 
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College and a Master of Education in early childhood from Bridgewater State College. She is certified as a teacher in Massachusetts for preschool through grade 2 and has served as a cooperating practitioner for numerous college students who hope to be future early childhood educators."

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