Friday, May 12, 2017

In the News: drought conditions easing; Sons of Italy May breakfast

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

"We’re pretty happy,” said Charlie Koshivas, owner of Fairmont Fruit Farm. “Last year was a poor year.” 
Those working the fields at the Franklin farm said in September that only 25 percent of their apples could be deemed “quality fruit,” - a sharp contrast to the 75 percent level the farm averages on regular years. 
“We didn’t have any peaches last year or any nectarines,” Koshivas said Thursday. “This year it looks like we could have a decent crop.”
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"The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge 1414, will hold the annual May Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. May 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond St. The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, bacon Italian pancakes, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets are sold in advance via members and at the door. 
The March meeting of the Quattro Eroi Lodge was held at the Franklin cable TV station and featured a talk by local scholar and historian James Johnston. Johnston spoke about the immigration of Italians to Franklin. He placed the stories of local Franklin Italian families within the larger context of Italian immigrations to Canada, Australia and Brazil. 
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