Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In the News: distillery seeking permit for operation; Library has dungeons and dragons club

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

"After the abrupt closing of Incontro Restaurant last week, a new owner is looking to take over the space – GlenPharmer Distillery. 
The old mill building at 860 West Central St. may soon be home to the new distillery and restaurant after a public hearing on Feb. 25. The hearing will take place in the Town Council Chambers at the Franklin Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m during a Planning Board meeting. 
The company, owned by Franklin resident Patrick Downing, is seeking a special permit to distill spirits on site. Town Planner Amy Love said that Downing plans to distill many types of alcohol, including vodka, gin and whiskey. A tasting room is also planned. 
“With Incontro closing, he (Downing) does still want a restaurant in there,” Love said. “At this time we really don’t know what it’s going to be.”

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Milford Daily News photo
Milford Daily News photo

"There is a unique realm in the recesses of the Franklin Public Library that young adventures can explore any plane imaginable – Dungeons and Dragons for Kids. 
One player on put a hand on the handle of a long sword, just for precaution, as the team walks into a building in what looks like a deserted town. There’s a gnome sitting in what used to be a shop, lavender-colored clouds of smoke pluming from his pipe as he watches the young adventurers make their way into the room. 
Dungeon Master, 11-year-old Soren Harrington, set the scene on Monday afternoon, reading from a guide while creating situations of his own as the other players made their way through the path that he partially created. 
It’s the imagination and creativity involved with the game that draws the young players into the game, said Assistant Youth Services Librarian Mitzi Gousie. The idea to start a Dungeons and Dragons club at the library wasn’t her own, she said. It was inspired by one of their frequent youth visitors."

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Franklin Public Library
Franklin Public Library

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