Saturday, March 9, 2019

In the News: Store location to become a mini-mall; Jeep snow sculpture capturing attention

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

Store location to become a mini-mall

"The Bob’s Store building on East Central Street may be springing back to life.
A Wellesley company is proposing to bring an indoor trampoline park to the building at the Horace Mann Plaza.
The Planning Board is hosting a public hearing Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers on the proposal from Franklin Shoppers Inc. 
Bob’s Stores’ corporate parent, Vestis Retail Group, announced in November that the store was closing, but did not disclose when that would occur. For now, the store remains open. 
Town Planner Amy Love said Thursday that the 26,656-square-foot building at 303 East Central St. will be subdivided into five spaces, with the trampoline park proposed for the largest of those. She said it’s unclear what, if any, other businesses are planned."
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Jeep snow sculpture capturing attention
"Sometimes when life gives you piles of snow, you’ve just got to make a sculpture out of it. 
That’s exactly what Kerry-Lynn Houghton, of Franklin, did in the wake of this week’s snowstorm – the first significant snowfall this winter. 
When she looked out at the snow, she didn’t see just a giant shoveling chore. In the loads of snow that fell in her family’s yard, she envisioned a snow jeep and set to work to carve it out - not unlike Michelangelo, who famously remarked, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” 
“I love jeeps and I thought it would be great to build something the kids could actually sit in,” Houghton said of her inspiration to create the snowy vehicle rather than a more traditional snow person."

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