Friday, February 3, 2017

In the News: Franklin Public Radio born; Anne-Marie Weaver in lead role

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"At 10:29 exactly Thursday morning, a new sound hit the Franklin airwaves. 
Franklin TV Executive Director Peter Fasciano, sitting in a small shelter on Forge Hill, struck a few keys on a laptop, cueing a brief announcement about a new radio station and its mission. With that, the programming switched to music, and 102.9 FM WFPR - Franklin Public Radio - was born. 
This marked the culmination of a multi-year process, Fasciano said, with the first steps taken back in 2012. Efforts accelerated last summer, with the public access station working with federal agencies and local boards to approve the antenna's location and prepare for broadcasting."

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the radio tower was placed only a few days ago
the radio tower was put into place on January 17, 2017 (Photo via @wknorman)

"The Walpole Footlighters are warming up winter at their playhouse at 2 Scout Road in East Walpole, where they have been rehearsing for their next production, "Don't Dress for Dinner". 
In the cast of this comedy is Franklin's Anne-Marie Weaver. 
The show will be performed weekends from Feb. 3 through 19. This is the second production of the Walpole Footlighters 2016-2017 season, their 92nd in continuous operation. 
Weaver plays the role of Jacqueline, who creates much of the hilarity in this frenzied farce. Weaver returned to the Footlighters stage in 2014 in the Ken Ludwig comedy "Fox on the Fairway" after a 12-year hiatus. Her first role at Footlighters was as the grieving daughter in "Graceland," which was followed by parts in "6 Rms Riv Vu," "Sweet Charity," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and as the trouble-making maid in "Angel Street."
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