Saturday, November 10, 2018

Franklin Cultural District Partnership Meeting - November 15, 7:15 PM

Dear Cultural District Partners,

The Cultural District Committee would like to remind you about our upcoming quarterly partnership meeting. The meeting will be next Thursday, November 15th, 7:15 PM at the Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson Street.

Our meeting will begin with a short tour of the Franklin TV and radio facilities. During the meeting we will provide an update on the status of our Cultural District application, share a quick overview of our goals and marketing strategies, and will conclude with a brainstorming session regarding potential cross partnership activities for the future. 

We look forward to everyone's input and continuing our work together to promote the arts and the economic growth of downtown Franklin.

We hope to see you all on November 15th.

Sincerely,

The Franklin Cultural District Committee

Franklin Cultural District Partnership Meeting November 15, 7:15 PM
Franklin Cultural District Partnership Meeting November 15, 7:15 PM

Opioid Awareness Education and NARCAN® coming to Library and YMCA

Via the SAFE Coalition which found this news to share

"Every public library and YMCA in the U.S. may soon be equipped with Narcan, in an effort to combat drug-related deaths by expanding access to the opioid-overdose-reversing naloxone nasal spray. 
Emergent BioSolutions, which this month completed its acquisition of Narcan maker Adapt Pharma, will provide a free kit including two doses of the nasal spray, as well as educational materials, to each of the 16,568 public libraries and 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., according to an announcement released Wednesday. 
The initiative builds on the Narcan in Schools program, through which the company offers four free doses of Narcan to each U.S. high school, and up to eight doses to degree-granting two- or four-year institutions."

Continue reading the Time article
http://time.com/5432950/narcan-libraries-ymca/

American Libraries Magazine has a similar article
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/narcan-company-supply-free-narcan-to-libraries/

The press release can be found
http://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2373258

emergentbiosolutions.com
emergentbiosolutions.com

Tri-County Freshman and Franklin resident, Will Doggett in the news

Tri-County Freshman and Franklin resident, Will Doggett, was featured on the CBS local news Thursday night. Will is going to be participating in his fourth Fenway Park Spartan Sprint tomorrow. Will is also a member of the TC Cross Country team.
"Fourteen year old Will Doggett trains in his Franklin backyard. Whether it’s running laps or hoisting himself up a tree on a rope, Will vows to be ready for his 4th Fenway Park Spartan Sprint on Saturday. 
“It’s basically an obstacle course. There are walls you have to climb over. There’s a spear throw, and there’s plenty of burpees you have to do,” he explains."
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/11/08/fenway-park-spartan-sprint-spartan-race-young-boy-trains-for-spartan-sprint/




Franklin Historical Museum: 100th Anniversary of the end of WW I

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Many men from Franklin fought, not all made it home. 

The Franklin Historical Museum display honors those men, and features one in particular, Edward Leslie Grant.


Franklin Historical Museum: 100th Anniversary of the end of WW I (FHM photo)
Franklin Historical Museum: 100th Anniversary of the end of WW I (FHM photo)


The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street.  The museum is open 

  • Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 
  • Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
  • and Thursday evenings 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (except Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb).

  
Handicap access is available at the back of the building.  Come by and discover Franklin's history, where our story began.

You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at

http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   

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

“Anyone can become a victim”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Police are taking steps to end violent crimes against women by offering a free rape defense course to the public. 
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a training course hosted by police departments to help women learn defensive moves and gain confidence in the face of danger. 
The next RAD training session will take place next week, though sign-ups for the event closed on Friday afternoon. Another session is planned for the spring. 
Officer Tara Lagoa has been training women in the course for a few years. She said she’s seen first-hand how it can improve a woman’s confidence."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181109/franklin-police-hosting-rape-defense-course

Related post announcing the class was shared here earlier 
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/11/free-two-night-womens-self-defense.html


Registration has closed for this Women's Self Defense Workshop session. There will be another one in the Spring
Registration has closed for this Women's Self Defense Workshop
session. There will be another one in the Spring

MBTA Commuter Rail: This weekend shuttles will run on the Franklin Line


Franklin Line: Shuttles will replace train service from Forge Park to Dedham Corp. in both directions this weekend due to East street bridge replacement. 
Buses will follow the train schedule but allow for up to 20 min of additional travel time.

Affected trips: (Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of November)
1702 (6:40 am from Forge Park/495)
1703 (7:20 am from South Station)
1704 (8:40 am from Forge Park/495)
1705 (9:20 am from South Station)
1706 (10:40 am from Forge Park/495)
2706 (10:40 am from Forge Park/495)
1707 (11:20 am from South Station)
2707 (11:20 am from South Station)
2708 (12:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
1708 (12:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
2709 (1:20 pm from South Station)
1709 (1:20 pm from South Station)
1710 (2:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
2710 (2:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
1711 (3:20 pm from South Station)
2711 (3:20 pm from South Station)
2712 (4:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
1712 (4:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
2713 (5:20 pm from South Station)
1713 (5:20 pm from South Station)
2714 (6:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
1714 (6:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
1715 (7:20 pm from South Station)
2715 (7:20 pm from South Station)
1716 (8:40 pm from Forge Park/495)
2716 (8:40 pm from Forge Park/495)

Last Updated: Nov 09 2018 08:36 AM

MBTA Commuter Rail: This weekend shuttles will run on the Franklin Line
MBTA Commuter Rail: This weekend shuttles will run on the Franklin Line

Franklin Library: Closed on Sunday, Monday Nov 11-12 for Veterans Day

The Library is closed Sunday, Nov 11 and Monday, Nov 12 for Veterans Day. If you need a book, get to the Library Saturday!


Franklin Library: Closed on Sunday, Monday Nov 11-12 for Veterans Day
Franklin Library: Closed on Sunday, Monday Nov 11-12 for Veterans Day


This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/veterans-day-1

Friday, November 9, 2018

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI Nov 9 - THU Nov 15


Friday, November 9
10:00am
 Knitting Group
7:00pm
 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"
7:30pm
 Rising Stars Cabaret
Saturday, November 10
9:00am
 Franklin Newcomers and Friends 45th annual Craft Fair
10:00am
 Franklin Historical Museum (Always free)
10:00am
 FSPA "Up Your Game" Workshop
7:00pm
 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"
Sunday, November 11
 Library Closed
 Veterans Day
11:30am
 Big Band Brunch with Kenny Hadley Big Band
1:00pm
 Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
1:30pm
 Veterans Day Celebration
1:30pm
 Veterans Walkway Dedication
Monday, November 12
 Library Closed
 Veterans Day observed
Tuesday, November 13
9:30am
 Cool Cruisers
10:30am
 Get Ready for Kindergarten
7:00pm
 School Committee - meeting
7:30pm
 Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee Public Meeting
Wednesday, November 14
10:30am
 Terrific Toddlers
11:00am
 Toddler Playgroup
4:00pm
 Construction Junction
5:30pm
 MOMS Club - Preschool Fair
5:45pm
 Town Administrator Search Committee
6:30pm
 Teen Advisory Board
7:00pm
 Town Council - meeting
7:00pm
 Info night for Gr Franklin Distinguished Young Women Program
7:30pm
 LET'S LAUGH TODAY
Thursday, November 15
9:30am
 Baby Tummy Time
10:30am
 Story & Craft
6:30pm
 Welcome to the Graveyard with The Gravestone Girls

For the interactive version, please visit

For the Town of Franklin Public Meeting Calendar
http://www.franklinma.gov/calendar


Submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this link

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI Nov 9 - THU Nov 15
Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI Nov 9 - THU Nov 15

Town Administrator Search Committee - Nov 14, 5:45 PM

Town Administrator Search Committee 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Municipal Building
355 East Central Street
2nd Floor, Room 205

Agenda


This meeting may be recorded.

1. Human Resources Director Karen Bratt - Review search process to date
2. Consider candidacy of the Deputy Town Administrator
3. Consider process for qualified candidates
4. Next meeting


This is a meeting of the Franklin Town Council Sub-Committee; under the Open Meeting Law, this subcommittee is a separate "public body" from the Town Council. Therefore, unless the Town Council has separately noticed and posted its own meeting, Councilors who are not members of this subcommittee will not be permitted to speak or otherwise actively participate in this meeting, although they may attend and observe. This prohibition is necessary to avoid the potential for an Open Meeting Law Violation.

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/town_administrator_search_committee_meeting_agenda_11-14-18.pdf

For reference - The Role of the Town Council
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/role.pdf


From Article Four of the Town Code   https://ecode360.com/14797436

Section 1 - Appointment and qualifications

4-1-1
The Town Council, by a majority vote of its full membership, shall appoint a Town Administrator who shall administer and implement the directives and policies adopted by the Town Council. The Council shall fix the Administrator's compensation within the limits of an appropriation adopted for that purpose. The salary, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment and the procedures for dismissal shall be negotiated between the Town Council and the Administrator.

4-1-2
In seeking candidates for the Administrator's post, the Town Council shall advertise in appropriate professional journals and other suitable publications as deemed necessary. The Town Administrator need not be a resident of the town at the time of appointment but shall establish residence within the town within one year following appointment, unless the town council shall waive such residency requirement. If a resident of the Town, the successful candidate shall have held no elective town office for a period of one year prior to appointment.

4-1-3
The Administrator shall be appointed on the basis of educational, executive and administrative qualifications and experience, including at least a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study from an accredited four-year college or university. Professional experience shall consist of at least three (3) years of full-time, compensated service in town or town administration or related administrative activity.

Town Administrator Search Committee - Nov 14, 5:45 PM
Town Administrator Search Committee - Nov 14, 5:45 PM

FHS football tops Natick; FHS girls field hockey end playoff run with a loss in OT to Walpole

Via HockomockSports we share the playoff results for the FHS fall sports teams


Football – Non-Playoffs = Franklin, 42 vs. Natick, 26 – Final
1st Quarter: (N) Natick 24-yard pass, XP good; (F) Nick Gordon 67-yard pass to Ryan Driscoll, Parker Chevrant XP good.
2nd Quarter: (N) Natick 7-yard rush, XP failed; (F) N. Gordon 28-yard pass to Sean Leonard, P. Chevrant XP good.
3rd Quarter: (F) N. Gordon 22-yard pass to R. Driscoll, P. Chevrant XP good; (F) N. Gordon 64-yard pass to R. Driscoll, P. Chevrant XP good; (F) N. Gordon 33-yard pass to S. Leonard, P. Chevrant XP good.
4th Quarter: (N) Natick touchdown rush, XP good; (F) Sean Hofferty 4-yard rush, P. Chevrant XP good; (N) Natick 3-yard rush, XP failed.




Field Hockey - D1 South = #13 Franklin, 3 vs. #1 Walpole, 4 – Final (OT)

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provide the playoff game recap for the FHS field hockey team


"Cassi Ronan picked up the ball inside the 30-yard-line and pushed the ball forward. She weaved her way past a pair of defenders and then touched it past a third to get clear on goal. The Walpole defender eventually caught up to Ronan, but not before she carried the ball nearly 70 yards. 
The defender managed to slow her down but a foul was called, giving the Franklin senior a penalty stroke. She buried the shot, giving the goalie no chance and giving the Panthers a 3-1 lead over the No. 1 seed with just nine minutes remaining in Thursday night’s Div. 1 South semifinal at Taunton’s Tiger Aleixo Stadium. 
It seemed like the Panthers, seeded 13th in the tournament, were finally going to end Walpole’s dominance in the rivalry and do it on the biggest stage. But, instead, the goal seemed to wake the Porkers up and they came storming back into the game. 
Walpole scored twice in the closing minutes, including a goal with just two minutes left, to force overtime and then added a game-winner eight minutes later to stun Franklin 4-3 and advance to the South final."


Continue reading the game recap
https://hockomocksports.com/franklin-field-hockey-minutes-from-upset-win-fall-in-overtime/

Click here for a photo gallery from this game
https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/2018-2019/Fall-2018/Franklin-Walpole-Field-Hockey-11-8-18/

For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/thursdays-schedule-scoreboard-11-08-18/

Victoria Quinn (15) scored a pair of goals for the Panthers, who built a 3-1 lead with nine minutes left to go before Walpole rallied to pull out an overtime win. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)
Victoria Quinn (15) scored a pair of goals for the Panthers, who built a 3-1 lead with nine minutes left to go before Walpole rallied to pull out an overtime win. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

Franklin Library: "Welcome to the Graveyard" - Nov 15 - 6:30 PM

Welcome to the Graveyard with The Gravestone Girls, Thursday, November 15, 6:30 PM

Take a virtual tour of Franklin cemeteries in the comfort of the Library

Franklin Library: "Welcome to the Graveyard" - Nov 15 - 6:30 PM
Franklin Library: "Welcome to the Graveyard" - Nov 15 - 6:30 PM


This was shared from the Town of Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2018/11/welcome-to-graveyard-with-gravestone.html

“'real change begins' when women refuse 'to let anyone shut them up or stand in their way'”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"In a campaign cycle where record numbers of female candidates sought elected office, women picked up a handful of seats on Beacon Hill to boost their representation in the Legislature to new high of 28.5 percent. 
The 46 women elected to the Massachusetts House on Thursday appears to be a record level, surpassing the 42 who served in that branch in 1999, according to historical figures from the Center for American Women in Politics. Eleven women, meanwhile, were elected to Senate seats, falling short of the high-water mark of 13 female senators reached for a time in 2013 and again in 2017. 
Between the two branches, women are set to hold 57 of 200 seats in the 191st General Court, up from the 52 they held at the start of this session in 2017. Fifty-two -- or 26 percent -- was the previous high point reached in 2009, 2003, 2000 and 1999. 
Women accounted for 51.5 percent of the Massachusetts population in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, but competed for seats in less than half of the 200 legislative races that were decided on Tuesday."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181108/women-reach-new-high-in-massachusetts-legislature


The 'election collection' can be found here
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/10/election-collection-2018.html



Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

Reminder: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Nov 9 -10

Franklin Middle School Footlighters present "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Performed by a cast of 50 kids from the 3 middle schools!

November 9 and 10 at 7:00 PM at the Horace Mann Middle School auditorium
Tickets $10 at the door

Franklin Middle School Footlighters present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Franklin Middle School Footlighters present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Music Together Holiday Mini Session - registration open

Join Franklin Music, Movement and Mindfulness for our Music Together Holiday Mini Session. Take some time off from the craziness of December to explore the songs, sounds and magic of the season with your child! 

Registration is now open! https://www.franklinmmm.com/

Music Together Holiday Mini Session - registration open
Music Together Holiday Mini Session - registration open

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Veterans Day Celebration - Nov 11 at 1:30 PM on the Franklin Town Common

The Veterans Day celebration will begin Sunday, November 11 at 1:30 PM on the Town Common. The dedication of the new veterans walkway will be followed by a reception at the Senior Center.


  • 1009 bricks purchased
  • 100th anniversary of WWI
  • 215th Army Band, 1166th Transport Company vehicle to participate

Bricks can still be purchased. The Brick order form can be found online  https://post3402.org/documents
Make checks payable to Franklin VFW Post 3402

Veterans Day Celebration - Nov 11 at 1:30 PM on the Franklin Town Common
Veterans Day Celebration - Nov 11 at 1:30 PM on the Franklin Town Common

Walkway progress


walkway progress this week (beginning 11/4/18)
walkway progress this week (beginning 11/4/18)

walkway progress in recent weeks (10/26/18)
walkway progress in recent weeks (10/26/18)

Franklin Tax Hearing - Nov 28

The Following notice will be published in the Milford Daily Newspaper on Monday,
November 12, 2018.

FRANKLIN TAX HEARING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPERTY TAX CLASSIFICATION

The Franklin Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Office Building, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA on Wednesday evening, November 28, 2018 at 7:10 P.M. on the issue of allocating the local property tax levy among the 5 property classes for the Fiscal Year 2019. The hearing will provide an open forum for the discussion of local property tax policy. Interested taxpayers may present oral or written information on their views.

Prior to the setting of the tax rate, the Town Council must adopt a Residential Factor following which the Council selects the percentage of the levy to be borne by Commercial and Industrial and Personal Property. 

The hearing location is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If you have any questions, please call the Town Administrator’s Office at (508) 520-4949.

Submitted by,
Chrissy Whelton


FHS volleyball rallies to win 3-2, advances to D1 Central West final

Via HockomockSports we share the playoff results for the FHS volleyball team


Volleyball - D1 Central/West
#2 Franklin, 3 @ #3 Hopkinton, 2 – Final
– Franklin overcame an 0-2 deficit, rallying to win 3-2 (19-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, and 15-11). 

The Panthers took a 6-2 lead in the final set before Hopkinton surged ahead 8-7. But Franklin didn’t crumble and won six straight points and never looked back. Ellie Wisniewski led Franklin with 20 kills, Hailey Sanders added 14 kills, and Maggie Doyle had 11 kills and nine blocks. 

#2 Franklin advances to the D1 Central West Final and will play the winner of #1 Acton-Boxboro (18-0) and #4 Shrewsbury (19-3) on Saturday at Wellesley High with a time still to be determined.

For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/wednesdays-schedule-scoreboard-11-07-18/

The MIAA volleyball bracket  http://miaa.statebrackets.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=4992


FHS volleyball rallies to win 3-2, advances to D1 Central West final
FHS volleyball rallies to win 3-2, advances to D1 Central West final

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, Nov 14

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, November, 14!

Trade all your holiday stress for laughter on Wednesday, November 14 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (and every second Wednesday of the month) at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin. 

LET'S LAUGH TODAYCome and enjoy this unique exercise of guided laughter exercises combined with gentle breathing that brings more oxygen to the body's cells. This oxygen boost gives enhanced vitality, energy and a feeling of real well-being. 

Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! New laughers are always welcomed! 

$5 donation to the church, $10 maximum per family. 
Please bring your water bottle because laughing is dehydrating. 

Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill Hamaker. www.letslaughtoday.com

If you have any questions, just call them at 508-660-2223 or e-mail billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com.

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, Nov 14
LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, Nov 14
          



My FM 101.3 Wins International Public Service Award

I simply can’t say enough about my staff, our listeners fans and followers, and the Radiothon Committee as a whole for coming through with a record breaking year, it’s amazing how local radio can still make things happen” said Tom McAuliffe, owner of My FM Media, as he accepted The 2018 Simpson Award for Community Service.

“The Simpson Award is one of the highest honors a local broadcaster can receive for community service,” explained T. David Luther, Executive Director of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank (IBIB), which bestows the prestigious award annually. “This award is given annually to only one radio station in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Greater Milford region should be proud of the world-wide recognition given to My FM 101.3.

In a media environment dominated by large corporations and bottom-line priorities, the community service efforts at this independently owned and locally programmed radio station stand out. My FM’s initiative in raising over $100,000 in one day in 2018, as part of a My FM/Milford Regional Medical Center Radiothon, topped the list of reasons the IBIB Board of Directors recommended McAuliffe for the award.

Idea Bank President Mike Hulvey added “"The Simpson Award is one of the most coveted awards in Radio Broadcasting and symbolizes what the International Broadcasters Ideabank is all about....excellence in local community broadcasting. We're proud to honor Tom McAuliffe II, and the team at My FM Media. We're in awe of their use of radio, digital and social media to raise over $100,000 in one day to benefit their local community.

“Not only does this award recognize what our station has been about in the past, but also where our station is headed for the future as we develop into a true multi-media organization. This year’s Radiothon allowed us to shine a spotlight on all the media platforms that we now have at our disposal to assist clients, organizations and causes that are near and dear to our hearts. It’s the power of local radio combined with interactive & social media that carried the day for the 2018 My FM Radiothon” McAuliffe said.

The Simpson Award for Community Service is presented by the International Broadcasters Idea Bank (IBIB), an elite organization of 100 radio broadcasters located around the world. McAuliffe accepted the award from the IBIB’s international gathering, held this year at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis Cape Cod.

In addition to the now-annual Radiothon to benefit the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care at Milford Regional Medical Center, My FM supports local organizations by sponsoring and participating in more than 75 community events each year, including blood drives, parades, fairs, community pride days and a large annual Senior Expo.
My FM 101.3 Wins International Public Service Award
My FM 101.3 Wins International Public Service Award

For more information on the station, visit www.MyFM1013.com