Saturday, January 27, 2018


"INTERMISSION is happily open and ready to serve you in downtown Franklin! Our new café is located behind the Franklin School for the Performing Arts in the newly renovated Felix Cataldo Block.  
Featured at Intermission are Elizabeth's Bagels and Muffin House Cafe's muffins, accompanied by Mills’ Coffees, Harney and Sons’ Teas and Nestle’s hot and frozen hot chocolate.  
The menu includes breakfast sandwiches, salads, wraps, sandwiches, beef and veggie burgers, chicken tenders, French and veggie fries, specialty flatbreads, mac ‘n cheese, soups and more!  
Delicious blended drinks, green and fruit smoothies and specialty frappes are available soon. 
Presenting a varied menu with healthy options, INTERMISSION is open Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Sunday, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  
Our friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you to sit and spend some time or grab and go! Come downtown and pause at Intermission - a hip new café with an artsy vibe and an entertaining menu!"

INTERMISSION is happily open and ready to serve
entrance to INTERMISSION is from the back of the building facing the
Rockland Trust parking lot and Franklin Food Pantry
The Menu can be found online

Visit the INTERMISSION Facebook page for additional photos and details

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda - Feb 1

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Dean College Campus Center @ 8:30 AM
Campanella Room

I.              Open Meeting                                                       8:30 AM                     

II.            Adoption of Agenda                                                8:32 AM

III.          Member Introductions                                             8:33 AM

IV.          State House Update-Representative Jeff Roy            8:40 AM

V.            Town Council Update-Members of Town Council        8:45 AM

VI.          Town Update-Jeff Nutting                                         8:50 AM

VII.        FDP Updates-Lisa Piana                                             8:55 AM
a.     2018 Event and Meeting Schedule
b.    Merchants Meeting-March TBD
c.     Membership Discounts
VIII.     Holiday Stroll-Roberta Trahan/Pandora Carlucci       9:00 AM
a.     Discussion on date and time

IX.          Networking Breakfasts-Gary Donelan/Matt Lechter     9:05 AM
a.     February 16th -8:00  AM

X.            Rail Trail Presentation                                              9:10 AM
XI.          New Business and Member Announcements          9:15 AM          

XII.        Adjourn                                                                       9:25 AM

XIII.     Networking                                                                 9:30 AM

FHS boys basketball, both swim teams, and girls indoor track post wins on Friday

Via HockomockSports and Twitter we share the results of the FHS sports action on Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Boys Basketball = Franklin, 93 @ Stoughton, 58 – Final
– Franklin jumped out to a quick 19-2 lead and never looked back in a road win at Stoughton. The Panthers led 30-11 after one before the Black Knights cut the deficit to nine, 48-39, at halftime. Franklin outscored 45-19 in the second half to earn the win. Senior Paul Mahon led a game-high 21 points while senior Matt Elias and sophomore Chris Edgehill each had 16 points apiece for the Panthers. Stoughton senior Cam Andrews had a team-high 15 points.

Girls Basketball = Stoughton, 47 @ Franklin, 36 – Final
– Stoughton won its fourth straight game (all on the road) with a strong defensive effort against the Panthers. Aliyah Wright led the Black Knights with 17 points and Jordan Motley just missed out on a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Boys Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis) = Franklin, 25 vs. Mansfield, 75 – Final
– The Hornets clinched another league title with a win over the Panthers. Jareme DiLorenzo had a great meet for Mansfield, taking first in the 55M hurdles (8.12), first in the long jump (20-05.00) and second in the 55M dash (6.98). Mike Hargadon ran a PR (1:26.52) for a second place finish in the 600M, with Mike Shannon coming in first (1:25.29). In the shot put, Dan Radev had a PR of 41-11.25 to take second (behind teammate Kevin McCree’s 45-05.00) and Kalin Petrov had his best performance in the 2 Mile, finishing in 9:42.00.

Girls Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis) = Franklin, 59 vs. Mansfield, 41 – Final
– Franklin won the division for the third straight year with the victory. For Mansfield, senior Madison Haughey ran a PR in the 55M hurdles and jumped 4’11 in the high jump, qualifying for states in both events. Junior Brynn Anderson knocked off six seconds for a PR in the 1000M, also qualifying for states. Lizzie How also ran a PR in the 300, taking second, with freshman Tessa Lancaster shaved 20 seconds off her 2 Mile run, qualifying for states at 12:14.55.

Boys Swimming = Franklin, 86 @ North Attleboro, 74 – Final

Girls Swimming = Franklin, 90 @ North Attleboro, 75 – Final

For other results around the Hockomock League on Friday

Complete boys Indoor Track results can be found here

Complete girls Indoor Track results can be found here

You can also find the Indoor Track results in an event by event interactive format here

Via the Twitterverse

Lost to a well coached Stoughton team 36-47 on our Coaches vs Cancer Night.  Good lesson to be learned. The focus is on improvement. #Banja
Lost to a well coached Stoughton team 36-47 on our Coaches vs Cancer Night. Good lesson to be learned. The focus is on improvement. #Banja

"the group is amazing in its dedication"

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

"Somehow it seems that cancer finds its way into everyone’s lives in one way or another, even as early as high school. One group of Franklin High School students is raising awareness and money for cancer research, and many members are driven by their own stories. 
Franklin High juniors Teerithveen Pasricha and Nicole Sparages contacted to the Los Angeles- based organization, Connect 4 Cancer, early last school year to become a part or its effort. Since then, they’ve raised about $6,000 for organizations like Susan G. Komen, Dana-Farber, The American Cancer Society, and The Jimmy Fund. 
“We have a lot of personal cancer connections and we know a lot of people at school do too, so we thought it would be a really good thing to bring this community together,” said Pasricha."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

MassBudget: Tools for Understanding State Budget Proposals

MassBudget  Information.
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Tools for Understanding State Budget Proposals 
Wednesday (Jan 24) the Governor will kick off the state budget season by releasing a detailed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal. The Governor's proposal begins an important process of determining what we as a Commonwealth hope to do together through our government next year, and detailing how we will pay for those things. The likely schedule for subsequent steps in the budget process is:
  • In April, the House will debate and approve its FY 2019 budget proposal.
  • In May, the Senate does the same.
  • In June, a joint House/Senate conference committee reconciles differences between these two budgets which the Legislature approves.
  • The final budget plan, which requires the Governor's signature, will ideally be completed by July 1st, the beginning of FY 2019.
MassBudget works hard to produce the following resources to help you stay informed and engaged in the public debate. We hope you find them useful!

Shortly after each major budget release, we produce a written Budget Monitor that analyzes major proposals across a range of key areas (e.g. education, transportation, health care, revenue). We send these Monitors to our email list and post them on our website. Here is our FY 2019 Budget Preview, which lays out major fiscal challenges in the coming fiscal year. Our Budget Resources page includes Monitors from previous fiscal years.

Budget Browser
Our Budget Browser, which we update shortly after spending proposals are released, is an online tool where you can track all state spending back to FY 2001. You can drill down to individual programs (called line items) or look at clusters of programs that support similar activities (e.g. Child Welfare). You can adjust for inflation and generate your own tables and graphs.

Each line item of the Browser has a "Proposals" tab, where you can compare each of the FY 2019 proposals as they are released.

Children's Budget
This web tool is similar to the Budget Browser; however, it tracks state funding only for programs related to children. This tool also includes program descriptions and links to other resources for more detail. This is updated during the budget season.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our analysts, who are the experts behind these resources. You'll find contact information and their respective research areas on our staff page.
The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.


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Friday, January 26, 2018

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 1/26/18 - THU 2/1/18

FRIDAY 1/26/18
9am   Winter Concert (3, 4 and 5 grade) @ Oak Street Elementary
10am-12pm   Knitting Group @ Franklin Public Library
11:30am   Mommy and Me Fitness (ages 3-8) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm

SATURDAY 1/27/18
10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
10am-12pm   Franklin Town Government 101 @ Franklin Public Library
10am   Animal Tales (ages 2.5-5) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
10:30am   Book Character Costume Party @ Franklin Public Library
4pm   First Book Club Meeting at the Farm @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
7pm   Wine Tasting (fundraiser for FHS All Night Party) @ Franklin Liquors
8pm   Circle of Friends Coffeehouse: Seth Glier @ FUSF

SUNDAY 1/28/18
7:30-10:30am   Sunday Breakfast @ Franklin Rod and Gun Club
1-4pm   Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee Fundraiser @ Pour Richard’s
1-4pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
2-4pm   Chess Group @ Franklin Public Library
4pm   The Black Box Classical Series: Irina Fainkichen and Irina Kotlyar @ The Black Box
6pm   SCREENAGERS @ New England Chapel

MONDAY 1/29/18
10am   Free Storytime (all ages) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
10:30am   Move Along @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
3pm   Monday Crafternoons @ Franklin Public Library
6pm   Elementary Strings and Choir Concert @ Horace Mann MS

TUESDAY 1/30/18
10:30am   Get Ready for Kindergarten @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
1pm   Three TED Talks @ Franklin Senior Center
6pm   Elementary Band Concert @ Horace Mann MS
6:30pm   Relay For Life (Western Norfolk County) Kick Off Party @ Cole’s Tavern
6:30pm   Wine Glass Painting (Valentine’s Day Special) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
7pm   Guided Meditation for Stress Relief with Suzi Purcell @ Franklin Public Library
7:30pm   The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra - Open Rehearsal @ FHS

10am   Animal Tales (for ages 2.5-5) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
10am   Roulette Fun @ Franklin Senior Center
10:30am   Terrific Toddlers @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
4pm   Construction Junction @ Franklin Public Library
6:30pm   Christian Zen Weekly Meditation @ McMahon Guest House (1061 Upper Union Street)

8:30am   FDP General Meeting @ Dean College (Campanella Board Room)
9:30am   Baby Tummy Time (ages 0-18 months) @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Story and Craft @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Cultural Connections @ Franklin Historical Museum
7pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA 

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

*To submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this FORM