"There’s something to be said for putting on costumes. They have a certain magic to them, imbuing their fabrics and accessories with the power to transform and transport.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Franklin resident Lisa Maxwell Rounds -- a teacher, drama club advisor and seamstress -- knows that better than most people. For the past 19 years she has helped drape visitors to King Richard’s Faire, Massachusetts’ annual Renaissance fair held in Carver, in that magic and has seen it at work.
She owns Seams Like A Dream, a shop that serves as King Richard’s costuming shop, and operates it with the help of her 24-year-old daughter, Emily.
“Once you put on a costume, you become someone else,” she observes. “I’ve found this with a lot of people. They sort of become a character. They come out of their shell.”
"Campaigning for the bi-biennial town election in November is expected to kick into high gear as the deadline for filing candidacies has passed.
Town Clerk Teresa Burr issued the ballot lineup on Friday after her office completed certifying nomination papers. Burr, whose position is among those up for election, is facing no challenge in her bid for re-election to a four-year term.
The entire Town Council and School Committee are up for election, and there is no dearth of candidates for either."
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The Election Collection for 2019 can be found
|All precincts vote on Nov 5, 2019 in one location, Franklin High School|