Saturday, July 30, 2016

Today's schedule for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Saturday, July 30

Franklin Cultural Festival
Performance Schedule
Saturday, July 30

the tent is set up and ready for Saturday's Cultural Festival events at THE BLACK BOX
the tent is set up and ready for Saturday's Cultural Festival events at THE BLACK BOX

Note: each entry in the table above is linked to some additional information for each performer

  • Culinary Arts – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Taste of Franklin … enjoy the food!
sample a signature taste for $2 each
sample a signature taste for $2 each

    • Visual Arts – Afternoon and evening – featuring Franklin Art Association and Robot Designs

    Performers outside THE BLACK BOX are presented by the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

    July 27 - July 30 in Franklin, MA
    July 27 - July 30 in Franklin, MA

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    Get the full Cultural Festival brochure to download and print from here


    • Get updates on the 2nd Annual Cultural Festival on the webpage

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    * note the schedule is subject to change

    In the News: DARE camp, crash victim ID'd, Historical Commissions to meet

    From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

    "Children attending the Franklin DARE summer camp got an unexpected treat on Thursday - a visit from a Massachusetts State Police helicopter. 
    The helicopter arrived shortly after noon, touching down at Meadowlark Field as the campers eagerly waited. After the landing, state police troopers Ron Baker and Tim Foley spoke to the campers, answering questions they had about their unit."

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    "Police have identified the man killed in a Thursday morning crash on Rte. 495 as a 23-year-old Rhode Island resident. 
    Zachary R. Lemir, of Warwick, Rhode Island, died as the result of a single-vehicle crash at around 6 a.m. that day, according to the Massachusetts State Police. The incident occurred north of Exit 17 on Rte. 495 northbound. 
    According to police, Lemir's 1997 Ford F-150 pickup went off the highway and into the woods."

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    "The Franklin Historical Commission will host a reception for area historical commissions on Aug. 7. 
    Commission members from Wrentham, Norfolk, Medway, Bellingham, Millis, Foxborough, Plainville and Blackstone have been invited to participate in a meet and greet reception at the Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St., Franklin."

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    Franklin Historical Museum
    Franklin Historical Museum

    What's happening in the district - July 2016 newsletter

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    Governor signs legal notices bill

    Governor Baker signed into law H1566, An Act relative to electronic publication of certain legal notices, a bill I had filed in this session. The new law requires that all legal notices must now appear, not only in a newspaper's print publication, but also on the newspaper's website and on a statewide website that may be maintained as a repository for such notices
    As you know, print media subscriptions are at an all-time low, but readership of newspapers is at all-time high because of the availability online. This new law will capitalize on online readership and increase access to information, including public records, documents and hearing notices. It encourages civic engagement and it will revolutionize access to public notices, long left to the back pages of newsprint in small fonts and unattractive layouts.

    This increased access will be accomplished at no additional cost to any government entity. The Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association (MNPA), on behalf of the state's newspapers, will bear the cost of launching, operating and maintaining this statewide website. In fact, the MNPA just recently launched the new Public Notice Massachusetts website, which can be found at, and a number of newspapers have already started uploading notices to the site.
    It was great to be a part of the team that advanced good government and certainly hope that you will use the public notices site to stay updated on what is happening. Thank you for your continued support.

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    Friday, July 29, 2016

    Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 7/29/16 - THU 8/4/16

    FRIDAY 7/29/16
    Franklin Cultural Festival Day 3
    11am   Summer Music Concert @ Franklin High School
    12-6pm   Franklin Farmers Market @ The Town Common
    6:30pm   Kevin Wolf - Soft Classic Rock @ Sculpture Park
    8pm   Shakespeare on the Common

    SATURDAY 7/30/16
    Franklin Cultural Festival Day 4
    9am-12pm   Touch a Truck @ Elks Lodge
    1:30-6:30pm   Music Performances @ The Black Box
    3:30-6:30pm   Arts and Robots @ The Black Box
    4-6pm   The Taste of Franklin, Culinary Arts - inside and outside @ The Black Box
    6:30pm   One Acts @ The Black Box
    7:30pm   Victims of Gravity @ The Black Box
    9pm   Soiree @ The Black Box
    10pm   2nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival - Closing Ceremony @ The Black Box

    TUESDAY 8/2/16
    10:30am   Legos and Giant Games @ Franklin Public Library

    WEDNESDAY 8/3/16
    10am-2pm   Teddy Bear Picnic @ The Town Common
    6pm   Concerts on the Common: Leed’s Band (at 6:30pm), Children’s Program: Rob Peters, Bubble Man
    8:15pm   Movies in the Park @ Choate Park in Medway

    THURSDAY 8/4/16
    10:30am   Family Storytime @ Franklin Public Library
    6:30pm   Art Night Uncorked @ Franklin Art Center

    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