Saturday, February 24, 2018

FHS Baseball Boosters: A night of comic relief featuring - Mark Riley - Mar 17


A night of comic relief presented by:

The FHS Baseball Boosters

Featuring - Mark Riley


Please join us at “3”• 461 W. Central St. Franklin MA

Saturday March 17
SHOWTIME 9 PM - doors open at 8 PM

Tickets $25

To purchase tickets, email dennally@gmail.com

Please contact dennally@gmail.com (401) 255-2782 - with questions

Must be 21 or over to attend

FHS Baseball Boosters:  A night of comic relief featuring - Mark Riley - Mar 17
FHS Baseball Boosters:  A night of comic relief featuring - Mark Riley - Mar 17




Pothole weather - reminder to use the DPW Service Request Form

It is that kind of winter where the temperature is taking us on a roller coaster. This is also pothole weather!

The updated Town of Franklin webpage has a DPW Service Request Form to report street lights, potholes, downed trees and Other (please specify) issues.

You can also call the DPW 
Hours of Operation:
M, T, Th: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
Phone:
(508) 520-4910
(508) 553-5500

From the mobile device (in this case, a phone)



The updated Town of Franklin website is enabled for mobile use
The updated Town of Franklin website is enabled for mobile use



scroll down the Home Page to find a quick link for "Public Works Order"
scroll down the Home Page to find a quick link for "Public Works Order"


  click on the "Public Works Order" to open up the DPW Service Request Form
click on the "Public Works Order" to open up the DPW Service Request Form

From your desktop/laptop


 Scroll down the home page on the desktop/laptop versions to select the DPW Service Request Form
Scroll down the home page on the desktop/laptop versions to select the DPW Service Request Form

The form will ask the same questions whether on the mobile device or desktop/laptop
The form will ask the same questions whether on the mobile device or desktop/laptop
You can go directly to the form here
http://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/webforms/dpw-service-request-form

FHS basketball seeds and playoff schedule revealed

Via HockomockSports and Twitter we share the news of the FHS basketball playoff seeds and schedule 


D1 Central Girls
#5 Franklin (15-5) will travel to #4 Natick (16-4) on Wednesday, 2/28 at 7:00.


D1 Central Boys
#1 Franklin (17-3) will host the winner of #8 Lincoln-Sudbury (10-10)/#9 Worcester North (10-10) on Thursday, 3/1 at 7:00.



For the other Hockomock League seeds - girls
https://hockomocksports.com/hockomock-girls-basketball-playoff-seeds-matchups-2018/

For the other Hockomock League seeds - boys
https://hockomocksports.com/hockomock-boys-basketball-playoff-seeds-matchups-2018/


Via the Twitterverse

https://twitter.com/FranklinMatters/lists/fhs-sports


https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/967183360278835200
https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/967183360278835200


https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/967183581171912704
https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/967183581171912704









Franklin Historical Museum: Blizzard of '78 - March 11

Our next speaker in the Franklin Historical Museum’s Second Sunday Speaker Series will be Alan Earls. Local historian and author, Earls will discuss the Blizzard of ’78

The historic storm had a devastating impact that is vividly remembered to this day by anyone who lived through it. Earls’ presentation will cover the impact, the details, the stories and the devastation of the famed Blizzard of ’78. 

The presentation is scheduled for Sunday March 11 and begins at 1:15 PM. The first speaker in the Series, Paul Compton drew a standing room only crowd in February as he discussed Saving Franklin from the Wrecking Ball.

When: Sunday, March 11 at 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Where:  Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W Central St, Franklin

Franklin Historical Museum: Blizzard of '78 - March 11
Franklin Historical Museum: Blizzard of '78 - March 11 (photo is not from 1978)

You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   

or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FHM02038?

FTC: Phishers send fake invoices



Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
by Ari Lazarus
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC


We've recently heard that scammers are recycling an old phishing attempt. In this version, scammers, posing as a well-known tech company, email a phony invoice showing that you've recently bought music or apps from them. The email tells you to click on a link if you did not authorize the purchase. Stop – do not click on the link. That's the new twist on an old scam.

Read more


This is a free service provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 2/23/18 - THU 3/1/18

FRIDAY 2/23/18
10am-12pm   Knitting Group @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Awesome Robb Superhero Magic Show @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Yellow Dot and Senior Scams @ Franklin Senior Center
11:30am   Mommy and Me Fitness (ages 3-8) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
5:30pm   Heart with Hope Restorative Yoga (for parents and loved ones of those suffering from addiction) @ Sacred Tree Yoga, Norfolk
6:30pm   Paint Night @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
7pm   Yoga for Recovery @ Sacred Tree Yoga, Norfolk
7pm   Face-Off Gala: Franklin Flyers Hockey @ Elks Lodge
7:30pm   Dean College presents ’Twelfth Night’ @ Dean College Main Stage Theatre

SATURDAY 2/24/18
9:30am   Baby Wearing Dance Party @ Franklin Public Library
10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
10am-12pm   Lego Robotics (Registration Required) @ Franklin Public Library
2pm   Dean College presents ’Twelfth Night’ @ Dean College Main Stage Theatre
2pm   Superhero Party @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Studio Two @ The Black Box
7:30pm   Dean College presents ’Twelfth Night’ @ Dean College Main Stage Theatre
7:30pm   OCC Concert: Fellswater @ Original Congregational Church, Wrentham

SUNDAY 2/25/18
7:30-10:30am   Sunday Breakfast @ Franklin Rod and Gun Club
1-4pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
2pm   Dean College presents ’Twelfth Night’ @ Dean College Main Stage Theatre
2pm   Chess Group @ Franklin Public Library
3pm   LiveARTS: Boston Trio @ FUSF

MONDAY 2/26/18
10am   Storytime (all ages, free) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
10:30am   Move Along @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
3pm  Monday Crafternoons @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Library Board Meeting @ Franklin Public Library

TUESDAY 2/27/18
10:30am   Get Ready For Kindergarten @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
6pm   Lenten Soup Supper and Book Study (weekly until March 21) @ St. John’s Episcopal Church
7pm   School Committee Meeting @ Franklin Municipal Building

WEDNESDAY 2/28/18
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
4pm   Kids Paint Party @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
6:30pm   Christian Zen Weekly Meditation @ McMahon Guest House (1061 Upper Union Street)
7pm   Town Council Meeting @ Franklin Municipal Building

THURSDAY 3/1/18
9:30am   Baby Tummy Time @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Story and Craft @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
12pm   Urban Sketching (no experience necessary) @ Franklin Public Library
1pm   Minds in Motion @ Franklin Senior Center
7pm   Sold Out! Joint SEPAC Forum: Reducing Anxiety - Jessica Monacan @ Freeman-Kennedy School, Norfolk
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

FHS boys hockey win Melchiono Tournament

Via HockomockSports and Twitter we share the results of the FHS sports action on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018


Boys Basketball = Franklin, 49 @ Cambridge R&L, 53 – Final

Girls Basketball = Franklin, 42 vs Hopkinton, 44 – Final


Boys Hockey = Franklin, 3 vs. Marshfield, 2 – Final (OT)

– Brendan O’Rielly scored the overtime winner to hand Franklin the Melchiono Tournament title. Jeremy Miller and Scott Elliott also scored in the win, which will be recorded as a tie for MIAA purposes.


For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/thursdays-schedule-scoreboard-02-22-18/

https://twitter.com/FHS_Puck/status/966837085691957249
FHS boys hockey team celebrates with tournament win!

Via the Twitterverse

https://twitter.com/FranklinMatters/lists/fhs-sports















Delasanta 3rd in 400M in A10 Indoor Championships


Franklin resident Anthony Delasanta, now running for URI finished third in the 400 meter dash finals in the A10 Indoor Championships with a time of 49.47 seconds.

Anthony Delasanta in URI blue in the right
Anthony Delasanta in URI blue in the right

Additional highlights from URI
http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-track/2017-18/releases/20180218phcfq8

FTC: Stopping scams targeting older consumers



Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

by Alvaro Puig
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC


The FTC has a long history of protecting people from scams.  As part of its ongoing efforts to protect people in every community, the FTC recently took steps to stop two schemes harming older adults: a tech support scam and a sweepstakes scam.

Read more

This is a free service provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

22nd Annual Spring Training Clinic - prepare for the baseball season!

22nd Annual Spring Training Clinic for ages 7 thru 13.

Learn from Franklin High School Baseball Head Coach Zach Brown, his Coaching Staff and Varsity Players!

All players will participate in drills and receive instruction on hitting, fielding
and throwing techniques.

This event is sponsored by the FHS Baseball Boosters Club, providing equipment, scholarships and support for FHS Baseball teams. Thank you for supporting our teams!

Please print and complete this Registration Form (see below) and mail with your check made payable to:
FHS Baseball Boosters Club
PO Box 123
Franklin, MA 02038


March 17, 2018  One of two sessions: 
9 AM - 11:30 AM OR Noon - 2:30 PM


Registration form
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16G3kXnbs_LOpYb3re5poAfgxiYgJm78Z/view?usp=sharing




http://franklinyouthbaseball.com/site/
http://franklinyouthbaseball.com/site/


"Health care is a big budget item to begin with"

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

"About half the more than 430,000 people covered by Group Insurance Commission plans will see a decrease in their premiums in fiscal 2019 and on average there will be no increase in premiums, GIC Executive Director Roberta Herman said Thursday. 
“This is kind of unheard of,” Herman told the GIC board Thursday. She said, “This is not something that you should expect to see year after year.” 
The commission provides health coverage to state and municipal employees, covering 436,000 people with a budget of over $2 billion. 
The GIC had a goal of premiums increasing by 2 percent in fiscal 2019, and health care costs generally increase annually. The market indicated the GIC could see increases of 6 to 9 percent in fiscal 2019, according to the GIC."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180222/new-insurance-plan-will-cost-200000-public-employees-less

For more about the MA Group Insurance Commission visit their webpage
https://www.mass.gov/about-the-group-insurance-commission

MA Group Insurance Commission
MA Group Insurance Commission

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hit Family Musical Highlights March Events at THE BLACK BOX

THE BLACK BOX presents an exciting line-up of live music and theatrical entertainment this March. Programming will bring NYC-based Broadway stars, talented local artists, and a colorful family musical to the theater, music and event venue in downtown Franklin.

On Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m., THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series presents “The Gershwin-Porter Songbook,” featuring vocalist Cindy Jones. The evening will showcase American music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, two of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. Their music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. Cindy Jones, along with special guest Alan Mercer, will be joined by a nine-piece band of some of the area’s finest musicians, conducted by Bill Jones. Tickets are $20.

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the hit family musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 and 7:30; Sunday, March 11 at 2:00; Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7:30; and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00. Based on the biblical Joseph story, the lively Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical follows the trials and triumphs of Jacob’s favorite son in a high-adventure retelling of epic proportions. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an uplifting show for audiences of all ages. 
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat

Andrew Scott Holmes returns to the FPAC stage to star in the title role, after almost two years at sea working for Princess Cruises as a Resident Guest Entertainer. An Actor’s Equity Association member, he has played leading roles and understudied Broadway stars at regional theaters, from Goodspeed Opera House to Great Lakes Theater to Playhouse Square and beyond. Tickets are $34. Middlesex Savings Bank is the production sponsor. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP.

Electric Youth 2018, the international touring ensemble of talented young singer-dancers, returns to THE BLACK BOX on Friday evening, March 23 at 7:30, offering family entertainment for all ages. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth presents fully choreographed, high-energy music, including pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits. Tickets are $26.

The Electric Youth show opens FPAC’s annual Broadway In Franklin weekend, which concludes with a cabaret-style revue on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m., featuring Broadway headliners Tyrick Wiltez Jones and Nikki Snelson, as well as appearances by Electric Youth and musical theater students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. Nikki Snelson originated the role of Brooke Wyndham in the 2007 original Broadway production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Other Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun (starring opposite Bernadette Peters) and Sweet Charity. National tours include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly (starring Carol Channing), Showboat and tick, tick…BOOM! Tyrick Wiltez Jones was recently seen as Gary in the world-premiere Broadway preview of Johnny Manhattan. Additional Broadway credits include Finian’s Rainbow and Hairspray. National tours include Miss Saigon, Seussical, Fosse and Showboat. Tickets are $25 (adults) and $22 (students/seniors).

THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series presents Yookeroo on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. A progressive rock quartet based in Massachusetts, Yookeroo has played across the northeast and recently released their first full-length album, Into the ร†ther. Tickets are $15.

For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370. The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street.

Economic Development subcommittee meeting - Feb 21, 2018

A collection via Storify of the Twitter posts during the Economic Development subcommittee  meeting held in room 205 of the Municipal Building on Feb 21, 2018

Be sure to scroll within the Storify widget to view all the posts.
https://storify.com/shersteve/economic-development-committee-meeting-feb-21-2018




Economic Development subcommittee meeting - Feb 21, 2018
Economic Development subcommittee meeting - Feb 21, 2018


HMEA's incredABLE 5K is coming - May 20




SAVE THE DATE
Celebrate the ABLE in all of us!

This event helps raise much needed funds, so we can continue to offer hope, help, and a bright future to people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
Dell EMC - 50 Constitution Blvd, Franklin, MA
RUN: Registration 8 AM - Start 9 AM
WALK: Registration 10 AM - Start 11 AM

Do something incredABLE!



Run | Walk | Fundraise | Volunteer

Register today at 
 5K Run / Walk | 2 Kids Fun Runs | Entertainment | Food | and more

HMEA, 8 Forge Park East, Franklin, MA 02038

Sent by hmea@hmea.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact

FHS boys and girls hockey post wins; V and JV cheerleading teams take 1st in Invitational

Via HockomockSports and Twitter we share the results of the FHS sports action on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018


Boys Hockey = Franklin, 3 @ Barnstable, 2 – Final (OT) 
– Joe Lizzotte scored the game-winner in overtime to send Franklin to the final of the Barnstable tournament to face Marshfield. The game counts as a 2-2 tie for MIAA seeding purposes. Brendan O’Rielly and Jack McGrath also scored for the Panthers.

Girls Hockey = Franklin, 7 vs. Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake, 1 – Final

For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/wednesdays-schedule-scoreboard-02-21-18/



FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers


Via the Twitterverse

https://twitter.com/FranklinMatters/lists/fhs-sports









Franklin Art Association: Kim Morin Weinick - Mar 7

The Franklin Art Association will meet on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street in Franklin. 

Refreshments and social time will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a short business meeting and a pastel demonstration by Kim Morin Weinick, a pastel and oil artist who concentrates on the beauty of interpretive landscapes. Meetings are free and open to the public. 

For more information log on to http://www.franklinart.org/

For more about Kim Morin Weinick, visit her webpage  http://www.kimweineck.com/

Franklin Art Association: Kim Morin Weinick - Mar 7
Franklin Art Association: Kim Morin Weinick - Mar 7

An Evening with Patty Larkin March 3




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An Evening with Patty Larkin March 3
An Evening with PATTY LARKIN
March 3 - 8 PM $25
Award winning Boston-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Patty Larkin returns to the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 3rd, at 8PM. She redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and sonic shading." She has been described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly) and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter).

Larkin's new release Still Green, her 13th recording, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea traveling from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. Much of it written in a primitive dune shack on the Outer Banks of Cape Cod's National Seashore, Still Green is a fresh approach to sound and life from a legendary songwriter who continues to amaze.

Patty's previous release, 25, celebrated a quarter century of music making with a 25-song, career retrospective reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends.  Among them, Grammy winners (Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Janis Ian), and a veritable who's-who of singer songwriters (Bruce Cockburn, Martin Sexton, Dar Williams, Greg Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter), and others.

Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. She has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino for her philanthropic contributions to non-profit organizations.

"A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper...She is also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams."  NY Times

"Patty Larkin transmits eccentric magic." Joel Brown (The Boston Globe)

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Tickets for this shows are $25.  Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
Upcoming Shows
Mar 17     An Evening with Tom Rush
Apr 7        Gretchen Peters with Carolann Solebello
Apr 28      Pat Donohue
May 12     Antje Duvekot with The Starlight Honeys



Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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