Saturday, June 11, 2016

FHS girls and boys Outdoor Track Hockomock League All Stars, Honorable Mention

Hockomock Sports has published the 2016 Outdoor Track Hockomock League all Stars and Honorable Mentions. The following are the FHS athletes selected:

Girls Outdoor Track - HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP

  • Chi Chi Akanegbu, Oliver Ames


  • Brittany Robinson, Franklin
  • Jess Kroushl, Franklin
  • Katherine Hartnett, Franklin
  • Nicole Clermont, Franklin
  • Sabrina Roche, Franklin


  • Beth Neal, Franklin

For the full listing for the girls outdoor track


  • Brian Cherenfant, Taunton


  • Ryan Spelman, Franklin


  • Chris Chieng, Franklin

For the full listing for the boys outdoor track

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Northgate neighborhood meeting gets questions answered

Contributor Renata Gilarova writes about the neighborhood meeting at the Kennedy School that took place Thursday evening, June 9.

"I stopped by the meeting last night. There were about 30+ residents there. 
Everything is almost ready to go. They can start the construction as early as after July 4th. Hoping to have majority done before end of season. 
The roads will go from about 40' wide to 24' wide with sidewalks only on one side. This is to limit maintenance costs, impervious surfaces, pollution and run offs to Charles River... 
The plan basically mimics what is done today when subdivisions are being built. The new roads will have a better drainage, tree wells will be planted and one rain garden is proposed. There should be parking space available on Coronation behind Kennedy School for about 10 cars. 
Detailed plans are available at DPW. Brutus Cantoreggi was leading the meeting. Attached is a copy of simplified plan that was passed to attendees."

DPW photo posted to Facebook

Franklin Department of Public Works
Franklin Department of Public Works

Strawberry Stroll brought residents downtown for fun and shortcakes

Franklin Downtown Partnership 
9 E. Central Street, Franklin, MA  02038
(774) 571-3109

Despite some blustery winds and the ubiquitous orange cones, the 14th annual Strawberry Stroll on Thursday was a fun and festive afternoon in Downtown Franklin.

We'd like to thank our sponsors for the delicious shortcakes and for 
making the afternoon a big success:

Platinum Sponsor Dean Bank

Gold Sponsor Dean College

Silver Sponsors DCU and the Franklin Cultural Council

Bronze Sponsors Chestnut Dental, Franklin Ford, Keefe Insurance and Middlesex Savings Bank
Friends Sponsors Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Garelick Farms, Jane's Frames, Rescom Exteriors, The Estate at Franklin, Simon's Furniture, Tom Fricker Heating & AC, Inc., and Fidelity Charitable Gift.

Thank you event organizers Nicole Fortier and Beth Wierling!

And thank you to the Franklin Police Department for traffic control and to the Department of Public Works.

More photos are available on the slideshow (top right corner of the website) and on Facebook.

Franklin Downtown Partnership, 9 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038

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Hurricane season is here until November

Hurricane Season has officially begun. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight of which could become hurricanes. However, because Mother Nature can be unpredictable, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and the Division of Insurance recommend preparing in advance to minimize the circumstances that can lead to claims from hurricanes.
Continue reading about hurricane preparedness at here

While the news media tends to focus on the storms when they appear on their radar, you can subscribe to the RSS feed directly from NOAA. 

For our area, you want to subscribe to the Atlantic Basin feeds. Of course, you can also subscribe and watch for the other major storm areas.

For more on preparing for a hurricane you can visit the NOAA page

image from NOAA
image from NOAA

Summer Sports & Yoga Available

Franklin Public Schools - Lifelong Learning Institute

The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning

Summer Sports and Yoga Available
Registration Open 

Register online now. Just click here 
If you have played competitive volleyball in the past and would like to find something closer to home or get back into it after an absence, then this class is for you!
Two nets are set up each week in a mini-tournament format with changed teams each week. Referees/line judges are used when possible.
Tuesdays, July 5 to August 16
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 7
Location: Franklin High School Gymnasium, 218 Oak Street
Cost: $65

Men's Basketball - Extended into Summer

Register online now. Just click here

Tuesday / Thursday Nights
Men's Basketball is a great way to burn calories and have fun at the same time. So shoot hoops for fun and health!  basketball-shot.jpg
Tuesdays, July 5 to August 9
Thursdays, July 7 to August 11
Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Number of Sessions:
Annie Sullivan Middle School Gym
Yoga - Friday Flow on the Common

Register online now. Just click here 

A late afternoon class on Friday with Tranquil Souls Staff that will leave you feeling happy and balanced after your work week and get you ready for your weekend!
Bring your mat and positive energy to the Franklin Town Common on Friday afternoons.  
Fridays, July 8 to August 19
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Number of Sessions: 7
Location: Franklin Town Common
Cost: $50
The Center for Adult Education & Community Learning

click Adult Education
 Register today

The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning is a program of the Lifelong Learning Institute, dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for adults in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities.

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