Saturday, May 26, 2018

Circle of Friends tickets now on sale for shows this Fall

Chris Smither, John Gorka, Joe Jencks,
Bettman and Halpin, Susan Werner, Eliza Gilkyson
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Circle of Friends tickets now on sale for shows this Fall
An Evening with CHRIS SMITHER
Sep 8th 8PM $35
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is starting season #29 with amazing bluesman Chris Smither.  Tickets for our first six shows are now available.

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.  

Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information.
Upcoming Shows
Sep 22     John Gorka
                  with Amelia K Spicer
Oct 6        Joe Jencks
                  with Katherine Rondeau
Oct 20      Bettman and Halpin
Nov 3       Susan Werner
Nov 17     Eliza Gilkyson

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

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Both FHS tennis teams fall to Sharon

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Boys Tennis = Franklin, 1 @ Sharon, 4 – Final

Girls Tennis = Sharon, 5 @ Franklin, 0 – Final

For the other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

What are you doing this summer? Check out our 2018 Blackstone Valley Visitor Guide for tips on your next adventure!


Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley is loaded with fun and exciting things to do no matter what your interest is!!!

Whether it's antiquing in one of our quaint villages...mountain biking the hundreds of miles of trails...bowling with the kids...or finding your own special spot for relaxation and serenity - Blackstone Valley has what you're looking much more to discover!

It's full of attraction listings from family entertainment to wineries & breweries (did you know we're Rhode Island's beer capital?), games, where to hike & bike, chicken family style restaurants, annual events, and more!

Plus, our digital guide has direct links to the attractions.
You can also find the beautifully printed booklets at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket, kiosks around Blackstone Valley, and other tourism centers in the state.

We'd like to thank local photographer, AJ Collette, for donating his beautiful photo for this year's cover!

The 2018 Blackstone Valley Visitor Guide is really just an introduction to the incredible offerings found in our region!

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

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FTC: Timeshare resale scheme preyed on older adults

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

If you're thinking about selling your timeshare through a resale company, research the company first. Read about this recent FTC case against Pro Timeshare Resales, and you'll know why.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI 5/25/18 - THU 5/31/18

FRIDAY 5/25/18
9am   Memorial Day Breakfast @ Franklin Senior Center
9:30am   Mommy Real Talk @ Franklin Public Library
10am-12pm   Knitting Group @ Franklin Public Library
2pm   Tech Help with HMMS Students @ Franklin Senior Center
5:30pm   Heart with Hope Restorative Yoga (for parents and loved ones of those suffering from addiction) @ Sacred Tree Yoga, Norfolk
6pm   Local Artist Series: The Peacheaters and The DayBreakers @ The Black Box
7pm   Yoga for Recovery @ Sacred Tree Yoga, Norfolk

SATURDAY 5/26/18
10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
11am   Goat Yoga (pre-registration required) @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
1pm   Franklin Foragers : Rocks and Fossils! @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Baby Sensory @ Franklin Public Library

SUNDAY 5/27/18
All Day   Library Closed
1-4pm   10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open

MONDAY 5/28/18 - Memorial Day
All Day   Library Closed
10:30am-12pm   Franklin's Memorial Day Parade @ Downtown Franklin

TUESDAY 5/29/18
10:30am   Get Ready for Kindergarten @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Todler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library

10:30am   Terrific Toddlers @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
4pm   Construction Junction @ Franklin Public Library

THURSDAY 5/31/18
9:30am   Baby Tummy Time @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Story and Craft @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
1pm   Introduction to Drawing @ Franklin Senior Center
4pm   Girl Scout Information Meeting @ Franklin Public Library
5-8pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
6:30pm   Genealogy Club @ Franklin Public Library
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

Tri-County Seniors Showcase Projects & Innovation at Senior Project Fair

Tri-County Regional held its annual Senior Project Fair in the high schools' gymnasium. The event was held to showcase the three top senior projects from each of the school's 16 career programs. The seniors presented their innovations to the community. These projects are the result of the applied knowledge and skills acquired in their career programs. All students are required to complete a senior project in order to graduate.

Four seniors were recognized for their superior creativity and design. Congratulations to:

  • 1st Place: Michael Barrett of Walpole – Carpentry for his design forward Contemporary Interchangeable Bench.
  • 2nd Place: Lauren Stanley of Millville - Metal Fabrication for her lovely French Café Bistro set restoration.
  • 3rd Place: Danielle Curley of Walpole - Early Education for her serene "Quiet Place".
  • The Student Colleague Choice Award – Trever Langille of North Attleboro - Carpentry for his timely Little House.

The Senior Project is a capstone project for all Tri-County students. In their junior year, students must research a topic which partners with their trade program area but is outside of the curriculum. Under the direction of their English instructors they take that information and produce an extensive research paper. They then develop and manufacture a product that is relevant to their research.

Vocational instructors provide assistance and advice during the development of the product, as well as the research process. The completed product must reflect a minimum of 40 hours of work. Students turn in their finished products in January. The seniors present their products to a panel of industry professionals and Tri-County faculty members. The top three products from each Career Program are then selected to be showcased during the Senior Project Fair.

"In order to be successful in the workplace as well as in higher education, our seniors must master this innovative project," said Mary Ellen MacLeod, Director of Cooperative Education. "The Senior Project serves as a pathway for Tri-County students to develop and exhibit what they have learned throughout their four years of high school while putting them into real-life practices. We believe the community has been inspired and awed in what our students have achieved."

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

Carpentry for his design forward Contemporary Interchangeable Bench
Carpentry for his design forward Contemporary Interchangeable Bench
Lauren Stanley of Millville - Metal Fabrication for her lovely French Café Bistro set restoration
Lauren Stanley of Millville - Metal Fabrication for her lovely French Café Bistro set restoration
Early Education for her serene "Quiet Place"
Early Education for her serene "Quiet Place"
Trever Langille of North Attleboro - Carpentry for his timely Little House
Trever Langille of North Attleboro - Carpentry for his timely Little House

FHS baseball wins to advance in Pedroli Tournament

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Baseball = Franklin, 4 vs. Lincoln-Sudbury, 1 – Final
– Senior Colby Fitzgibbons and juniors Scott Elliott and Cooper Ross each had two hits to help the Panthers pick up a win over the Warriors in the first round of the Pedroli tournament. Fitzgibbons had two doubles and scored a run while Elliott had a triple, a run scored and an RBI in the win. Evan Wendell (hit) and Alex Haba (RBI) each added a run scored. Bryan Woelfel earned the win, scattering eight hits, striking out six, walking one and allowing just one run in 5.2 innings of work. Jason Ulrickson earned the save with 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

Softball = Franklin, 0 @ Milford, 12 – Final (6 inn.)
– Milford senior Kelley Reichert fired a no-hitter to lead the Hawks to a win over Franklin. Reichert struck out eight without issuing a walk for the Hawks. Offensively, Kate Irwin (two runs, stolen base), Sabrina Haarstick (double, two runs, RBI) and Antonia Bonina (two runs) had three hits apiece for the Hawks while Jess Tomaso (two doubles, four RBI) and Maddy Bonvino (two-run home run, three RBI, two runs) each recorded two hits.

Girls Lacrosse = Franklin, 8 vs. Notre Dame Academy, 15 – Final
– Franklin cut the deficit to just three late in the first half but the visitors scored three goals inside the final minute to push the lead to six, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way. Erin Walsh had three goals and an assist and Katie Jones scored twice and had an assist. Head coach Kristin Igoe Guarino said Annie Walsh (seven draw wins) played well in the midfield and Grace MacCallum had a strong game defensively.

For the other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Lifelong Community Learning: Summer Yoga Classes

Franklin Public Schools
Lifelong Learning Institute

Friday Flow Yoga on the Common

A late afternoon class on Friday with Tranquil Souls staff that will leave you feeling happy and balanced after your work week and get you ready for your weekend!
Bring your mat and positive energy to the Franklin Town Common on Friday afternoons.  
Fridays, June 8 to June 29
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Number of Sessions: 4
Location: Franklin Town Common
Cost: $50

Hatha Yoga - Wednesday in Studio

This session will take place at Tranquil Souls studio. The practice of Hatha Yoga helps to increase strength, flexibility and posture, and decrease stresses of everyday life. Yoga, which has been around since the 15th century, 
helps to quiet the mind and improve health. This class is geared toward beginners who have never done yoga before or anyone looking for a more gentle approach to exercise. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes to class.

Wednesdays, June 13 to August 8Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pmNumber of Sessions: 8Location: Tranquil Souls StudioCost: $80
Lifelong Community Learning

Register today

Lifelong Community Learning, 218 Oak Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Franklin Liquors - Wine Club Events this June

There are two Wine Club events hosted by Franklin Liquors this June.
  • Exploring Scotch With Glen Moray - June 7
  • Exploring Rosé Wines - June 21
Registration for these events is available online

7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM at Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central Street, Franklin, MA

Franklin Liquors - Wine Club Events this June
Franklin Liquors - Wine Club Events this June

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Yes, the Library is closed both Sunday and Monday. Stock up on books and other reading materials today and Saturday!

only a couple of weeks ago, in the days of the early blooming period
only a couple of weeks ago, in the days of the early blooming period

Thursday, May 24, 2018

PJ's Service Dog Benefit - June 16

We shared the GoFundMe for PJs Service Dog earlier. Now there is a Family Fun Day scheduled for June 16

We hope you will join us for a fun family afternoon and help make this dream come true for PJ!

DJ, Food, Raffle Items, Silent Auction, Field Games, Cash Bar and more!

Food generously provided by:

  • The Rome
  • Fitzy’s Pub
  • Franklin Pizza and Deli
  • Cole’s
  • Jimmy D’s

Field games generously provided by:

  • Taylor Rental of Norfolk

Some of our wonderful silent auction items:

  • Interior Design package valued at $375
  • Maple Gate Country Club Golf 18 hole foursome package valued at $240
  • Norfolk Glass Fancy Mirror
  • Cooking Class for Six by Celestina
  • Simons Furniture piece
  • Pony Party
  • Multiple Photo Sessions by local professional photographers
  • and more!!!

Ticket Price:

Adults: $20.00
Kids 12 and under: FREE!


What can I bring into the event?

  • Bring friends and family to help support PJ!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • Phone/ Text: Kristie at (508) 488-7582 or Jen at (508) 918-8553
  • Email: Kristie at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • No

Can I buy tickets day of/at the event?

  • Yes! Cash or check accepted at the event

Eventbrite site for tickets in advance

PJ's Service Dog Benefit - June 16
PJ's Service Dog Benefit - June 16