Wednesday, April 8, 2020

FM_#240 Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - Town business during the pandemic 4/06/20 (audio)

FM #240 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 240 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Jamie Hellen, Franklin Town Administrator and Anne Marie Tracey, Marketing and Communication Specialist. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about the revised budget schedule and how the economic planning is fluid given the pandemic, how business is continuing although remotely, and highlight activities by the Library and Recreation Dept. We talk about remote meetings for the Planning Board, Board of Health, and others that are on the schedule.

The show notes include links to the web pages Anne Marie references. The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.

https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Town-of-Franklin-Updates-4720-ecgdoi/a-a1sh2dm




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The Franklin Town budget page https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget

Town of Franklin page https://www.franklinma.gov/

The Town and School social media accounts https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/social-media-center

The current News and Alerts is where to find the daily MEMA update mentioned
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/current-news-and-alerts


We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know
Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

FM_#240 Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - Town business during the pandemic 4/06/20 (audio)
FM_#240 Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - Town business during the pandemic 4/06/20 (audio)


FM #238 Kristin Letendre - Mindfulness in a pandemic 4/03/20 (audio)

FM #238 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 238 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Kristin Letendre, Health and PE Director for the Franklin Public School district as well as a teacher at FHS. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about her work on the School Wellness Advisory Council (SWAC), on the Social Emotional Learning Committee, and importantly about keeping learning alive with her approach to mindfulness and a daily practice shared via Twitter.

This recording runs about 20 minutes, so listen to my conversation with Kristin and hear how a mindful approach can really provide help for us to be present during these challenging days.   https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HZB9N9D7




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The Twitter account for FPS Health PE = https://twitter.com/FPSHealthPE

The Social Emotional Learning Committee has created this SEL page with resources and a monthly focus  https://sites.google.com/franklinps.net/sel/home

Kristin is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State
 https://www.bridgew.edu/department/movement-arts-health-promotion-leisure-studies/kristin-letendre 

Resources shared by Kristin as mentioned during our conversation:

Mindfulness





Mindfulness Book Recommendations


  • Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration  by Meera Lee Patel
  • Made Out of Stars: A Journal for Self-Realization by Meera Lee Patel
  • The Little Book of Mindfulness by Dr. Patrizia Collard
  • Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day by Jennie Marie Battistin
  • Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are by Aimee Chase
  • Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in Everyday by Matthew Sockolov
  • Choose The Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PHD


We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know
Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


FM #238 Kristin Letendre - Mindfulness in a pandemic 4/03/20 (audio)
FM #238 Kristin Letendre - Mindfulness in a pandemic 4/03/20 (audio)

Franklin Public Schools: Closure Update and Vacation Survey Response Requested

April 7, 2020
 
Dear Franklin Families,

We are thinking of you and your children as we adjust to a new phase of Remote Learning this week. We all recognize there is a big learning curve here (including your Central Office team who had a bit of a fumble Sunday night with live streaming). We are all learning!

Survey about April Vacation
There have been many questions about April vacation. DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley issued a statement on Friday, deferring to local decision making for potential changes to April vacation/the school calendar. Some districts have already made decisions to either stay with April vacation or to eliminate it in favor of shortening the end of the school year.

Right now, in Franklin, we are expected to end on Wednesday, June 24, or our 185th day. We are surveying both faculty/staff and families to learn more about your preferences. 

Please complete this form by noon on Thursday, April 9.

https://forms.gle/rnq9LEwh6bZj9Jo38


Breakfast, Lunch, and Weekend Backpacks Over Long Weekend
Friday, April 10 is a non-school day, as it is Good Friday and typically a day off of school in our school year calendar. As a result, the breakfast and lunch program from FHS will not be operating. We will, however, issue Thursday and Friday lunches and breakfasts on Thursday, April 9. Additionally, weekend backpacks will be available for pick up on Thursday, April 9, instead of Friday, April 10, this week.

Sincerely,

Franklin Public Schools


Closure Update was shared from
https://www.franklinps.net/district/superintendent/pages/messages-superintendent-regarding-coronavirus


Franklin Public Schools: Closure Update and Vacation Survey Response Requested
Franklin Public Schools: Closure Update and Vacation Survey Response Requested

Franklin Residents: Recycling Center Hours This Week

Recycling Center Hours This Week

Hours This Week:
  • Friday, April 10 ~ 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Saturday, April 11 ~ 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday, April 12 (Easter) ~ Closed


Reminder, the Recycling Center is only accepting yard waste and brush at this time. 

A pass is required and can be purchased in advance by calling the DPW Admin office at 508-553-5500.

More info
https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste/urgent-alerts/beaver-st-recycling-center-re-open-following-guidelines
 

Franklin Residents: Recycling Center Hours This Week
Franklin Residents: Recycling Center Hours This Week

Franklin Board Of Health - Agenda - April 8, 2020 - 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL MEETING: Connection link ->
https://zoom.us/j/741337294?pwd=T01TQ3dQZkVuWEp2ejk2VndJVXU2Zz09


Franklin Board Of Health 
Duly Scheduled Meeting
Wednesday, APRIL 8, 2020, 5:00 PM, Virtual Call 

AGENDA
This meeting is being recorded. The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

1) Reading and acceptance of February 5, 2020 minutes 

2) Old Business
A. None
Chairman opens the floor for any other old business
3) New Business
  • A. Discussion of COVID-19
  • B. Title V procedures
  • C. Application to the Regional Collaboration and Community Planning for funding
4) Health Director’s Report
Chairman opens the floor for any other new business
5) Citizens Commentary

6) Adjournment


Next Board of Health meeting will be Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM in Room 106

 
Franklin Board Of Health - Agenda - April 8, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Franklin Board Of Health - Agenda - April 8, 2020 - 5:00 PM


Senator Rausch: COVID-19 Update #10

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE #10
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hi friends,

I hope you all are staying safe during these trying times. My team and I are still working around the clock to respond to this pandemic and support constituents and communities throughout the Commonwealth. My commitment to intersectional equity and justice has always been a top priority, and this commitment is stronger than ever. 

There is no doubt that black and brown communities, low-income families, and undocumented individuals are disproportionately impacted by the significant economic downturn spawned by COVID-19 and are over-represented in coronavirus cases nationwide. I pledge to continue centering equity and justice as we continue to devise and implement solutions to this unprecedented challenge.

Quick update on my personal work: I was asked to serve on the Senate’s COVID-19 public safety subcommittee. I accepted immediately, and was honored to be asked by leadership. I also continue to serve in my capacity as the Senate Chair of the Municipalities Committee. I am deeply focused on crafting legislative solutions that constituents and communities so desperately need, and getting those solutions across the legislative finish line.

A note about face masks: on Friday, April 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a recommendation encouraging cloth face coverings in public settings, since individuals who contract COVID-19 can carry the virus without symptoms and transmit the virus to others. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in places such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and anywhere else where community-based transmission may be high. 

This recommendation does not replace social distancing, stay-at-home measures, and hand washing recommendations that remain in effect. Also, this does not mean people need N95 or medical grade masks; the clinicians and first responders need those. If you have access to N95 masks, please contribute those resources to the statewide COVID-19 response efforts.

Yours in service,

Senator Becca Rausch

Senator Rausch: COVID-19 Update #10
Senator Rausch: COVID-19 Update #10


The newsletter was shortened for publication here, to review the full contents
https://mailchi.mp/1e0cb164d333/covid19-update-12306901

Franklin Cultural District Committee: Agenda - 4/08/20

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
7:00 PM

Due to the growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we will be conducting a remote/virtual Cultural District Committee Meeting.

In an effort to ensure citizen engagement and comply with open meeting law regulations, citizens will be able to dial into the meeting using the provided phone number (Cell phone or Landline Required) OR citizens can participate by copying the link (Phone, Computer, or Tablet required).

Please click on https://zoom.us/j/373351887 or call on your phone at 312-626-6799, meeting ID is 373351887.

Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes 7:00 PM
  • March 11, 2020 CDC Meeting
Chair’s Update 7:05 PM
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council Webinar 
  • FCD/MCC Grant Updates
  • FY 21 Regional Tourism Grant Application 
  • May 12th Partners Meeting
Partners Sub-committee Update 7:20 PM
  • Possible Franklin Cultural District Newsletter
Marketing Sub-committee Update 7:30 PM

Goals & Data Sub-committee Update 7:40 PM

Future Cultural District Partners Meeting Dates 7:50 PM

Next Meeting Date 7:55 PM
  • Cultural District Committee Meeting, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Cultural District Partners Meeting, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Adjourn 8:00 PM

The listings of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.
For Additional information, contact:
Bryan W. Taberner, AICP, Director
Department of Planning and Community Development
508-520-4907; btaberner@franklinma.gov

Franklin Cultural District Committee:  Agenda - 4/08/20
Franklin Cultural District Committee:  Agenda - 4/08/20

“It’s something we all have to do until things get back to normal”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Police officers are doing their best to socially distance themselves from others, but sometimes at emergency calls, that can be impossible.

This weekend, three Milford Police officers were exposed on the same call to someone with the coronavirus, and because of that, they are now quarantined, Chief Michael Pighetti said.

As a result, Pighetti said his department has added even more stringent procedures to make sure that officers and civilian employees practice social distancing during the workday.

“This is a fluid situation and it changes minute-by-minute,” said Pighetti. “We try to do our best practices and we’re doing our best to stay away from each other.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200407/in-wake-of-coronavirus-police-officers-make-changes-to-keep-distant-from-each-other

Coincidentally, I recorded a conversation with Franklin Police Sgt Brian Johnson recorded on Monday and this is one of the topics we talked about. Stay tuned, you should be able to listen to the recording in a day or so.


“It’s something we all have to do until things get back to normal”
“It’s something we all have to do until things get back to normal”


"every community can assume that the virus is here"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"At least four towns in the MetroWest and Milford regions are no longer publicly reporting the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in their communities.

On March 28, the state Department of Public Health recommended that individual communities stop publishing the number of COVID-19 cases to protect the privacy of patients. However, reporting those numbers remains entirely up to each individual community.

At least three communities in Greater Milford are following the DPH’s advice: Franklin, Millis and Upton, according to town public health officials. Those three towns, however, had already released information about their first confirmed positive cases in their communities."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200407/at-least-four-communities-not-reporting-new-coronavirus-cases

The next Franklin Board of Health meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at 5:00 PM. It will be a virtual meeting. Information on how to connect is contained in the meeting agenda

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/agenda-4-8-2020_revised.pdf

https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/coronavirus-information-portal
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/coronavirus-information-portal

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

FM #236 Karen Alves - Senior Center Pandemic Updates 4/03/20 (audio)

FM #236 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 236 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Karen Alves, Director of the Franklin Senior Center. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about food services, “Meals on Wheels” can use volunteers, GATRA’s “Dial-a-Ride” has waived fees for seniors, the 50+ networking group is going virtual, an Earth Day lecture was recorded and the video will be posted to the Senior Center page on Apr 22.

Additional details on topics of our conversation can be found in the April issue of “The Franklin Connection” newsletter https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/apr20connection_-_copy_1.pdf

Two quick updates to add to our conversation that Karen realized we missed discussing:
  • For reassurance calls: "The Senior Center staff offers a weekly reassurance call for those who would like to receive one. Please call the Center at 508 520-4945 and leave a message."
  • For the mental health clinician: "A mental health clinician is available by telephone for elders needing assistance. Please call Gail at: (774) 307-3524 or (508) 657-2791." This program is available through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
This conversation runs about 20 minutes, so listen to my conversation with Karen and hear what the Senior Center is doing during this pandemic period.

https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HrsfSY07



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Tri-Valley, Inc delivering “Meals on Wheels” can use volunteers, please contact Gail Hamilton by calling 508-520-1422

Franklin Senior Center = https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc and specific updates for this pandemic period https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/senior-center-resources-and-support

The April issue of “The Franklin Connection” newsletter.
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/apr20connection_-_copy_1.pdf

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

FM #236 Karen Alves - Senior Center Pandemic Updates 4/03/20 (audio)
FM #236 Karen Alves - Senior Center Pandemic Updates 4/03/20 (audio)

wfpr.fm Weekly Schedule

Our weekly wfpr●fm program schedule lists interviews and musical programs of interest hosted by Franklin residents. Our current slate of programs runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Programs repeat at 9 AM, Noon, and 6 PM, and Saturdays, starting at 9 AM.

Wednesday:
9:00a/12:00p /6:00p FPS Voice – Anne Marie Tracey - All about Franklin Public Schools

10:00a/1:00p/7:00p The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone - All about wine, its culture, lore and finer points 

11:00a/2:00p/8:00p Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock - Franklin and its local government, services and events

Thursday:
9:00a/12:00p/6:00p The Tabernacle Choir - from Salt Lake City 

10:00a/1:00p/7:00p Frank’s Music – Frank Falvey - Frank explores a range of music genres and artists 

11:00a/2:00p/8:00pm Talkin’ the Blues – Jim Derick - Exploring the music of the great Blues tradition

Friday:
9:00a/12:00p /6:00p Chapters – Jim Derick - Insightful, life-affirming stories and interviews 

10:00a/1:00p/7:00p Music to Lift the Spirit - Jim Derick & Frank Falvey - An hour of uplifting music for all 

11:00a/2:00p/8:00pm Senior Story Hour – Senior Center Scribblers Group - Original short stories presented by the authors

Weekdays:
3:00p Music of the Swingin’ Big Band Era
4:00p Starlight Songs from the Great American Songbook

Listen each week on the air at 102●9 fm, and online at our website, wfpr●fm as we bring more of our community – to community radio.

Find the complete Franklin TV and wfpr.fm program guide online  http://franklin.tv/
 

wfpr.fm Weekly Schedule
wfpr.fm Weekly Schedule

Once Upon a Town: Felix Cataldo Block & Dana Block - Downtown Franklin

Join Eamon McCarthy Earls and Joe Landry to "Find out the history of the Felix Cataldo Block, a landmark of downtown Franklin and host to numerous notable businesses. Also, the Dana Block."

Video link = https://youtu.be/GtLkaIk5cQU



Franklin Public Schools: Remote Learning Presentation

April 6, 2020

Dear Franklin Families,

Remote Learning Presentation

We would like to thank those who could join us last night as we presented the FPS Remote Learning Plan and answered questions. A recorded version of the presentation can now be found on our YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/zTFW_Vpqnhk

We apologize for our technological difficulties and appreciate the patience everyone exhibited.

Chromebook Borrowing

We appreciate that everyone is adjusting to the remote learning framework this week. As noted, we will seek feedback to monitor the roll out.

We anticipate that there will be requests for Chromebooks. We would like to allow for a few more days of adjustment as everyone gets used to this new framework. We will be back in touch with further information about another round of Chromebook borrowing.


Kindly,

Franklin Public Schools



Franklin PUblic Schools: Remote Learning Presentation
Franklin PUblic Schools: Remote Learning Presentation

Franklin Recreation Sports and Art Contest

The Franklin Recreation Department is hosting the following challenges and contests to ALL residents during this stay at home quarantine. 

PRIZES will be awarded to the top winners and all winning videos and/or photographs will be posted on our website and social media.
 **REMEMBER these contests are to be done following the guidelines of social distancing. They are not to be done with a group of friends.**

Prizes include:

1st Place- $100 Franklin Recreation Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $50 Franklin Recreation Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $25 Franklin Recreation Gift Certificate
Honorable Mention - Franklin Recreation T-Shirt

SPORTS AT HOME Contest:
The Franklin Recreation Department challenges you to send us a picture or video of how YOU play sports at home. Email your photos or videos to franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov. Categories include:

1) Most Creative
2) Best use of a small space
3) Best Obstacle Course
4) Best Goalie

RECREATE A WORK OF ART Contest:
The Franklin Recreation Department challenges you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. Choose your favorite artwork from the choices provided below. Find things lying around your house and recreate the artwork with those items. Email your photos to franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov.

ART WORK:
1- Frida Kahlo- self portrait with Braid

2-Yayoi Kusama- Dreams in Technicolor

3-Keith Haring- untitled Family

4- Norman Rockwell- 4 Boys on a Sled

5- Salvador Dali-The Persistence of Memory 

Franklin Recreation Sports and Art Contest
Franklin Recreation Sports and Art Contest
If you want to work with individual images rather than this collection, the images can be found in one PowerPoint doc here
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zMRx4WaBCmaC2RPAsUEINHOu1UpjyAp6/view?usp=sharing

A Message from the Attorney General's Office

As the “People’s Law Firm,” the Office of the Attorney General is committed to serving all residents of the Commonwealth, especially during the current pandemic we are experiencing. We are working diligently to ensure that our dedicated staff has the resources and direction needed to adjust to the new normal and continue operating at the highest level possible.

Our goal is to continue protecting all residents of the Commonwealth during the on- going and unpredictable COVID-19 crisis on a wide-range of issues. Please contact me with any questions, including about earned sick time and workers’ rights, price gouging of critical goods and services, charitable donations, harmful debt collection practices, student loans and consumer scams. 

Some basic information is available
here: https://www.mass.gov/news/ags-office-issues-guidance-on-coronavirus-resources-warns-of-consumer-scams.

A helpful digital tool available through our office (https://www.mass.gov/news/ags-office-issues-guidance-on-coronavirus-resources-warns-of-consumer-scams) addresses the many resources we are providing that may be valuable for the Veterans residing in your respective towns and cities. I have also attached a PDF of the 2018 Resources Guide for Veterans and Servicemembers (below).

The Office and I are committed to working with each of you to honor the deserved rights and well-being of Veterans during this crisis. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any question you might have.


Steven Pfister
Senior Investigator; Medicaid Fraud Division Veterans Affairs Coordinator
MA Office of the Attorney General (617) 963-2699

The doc referenced can be found on the MA Gov site
https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/11/09/vets-guide-110818_0.pdf

Franklin 50+ job-seeker program: Using LinkedIn as a Powerful Job Search Tool

Using LinkedIn as a Powerful Job Search Tool
Navigating Your Way to a New Career!

Facilitator: Edward Lawrence; Career Coach
Co-facilitator: Erin Rogers; Social Services Coordinator

Once you have a LinkedIn (LI) profile, it is essential to use LI as a research tool to identify target companies you may want to work for; jobs you may want to apply for; and people you may want to network with, because they may be able to assist during in your search.

Reviewing the LinkedIn profiles of people working in the desired field or in the desired job will help you enhance your own LI profile and provide guidance on types of jobs and companies that should be part of your search.

Guest Speaker: Kara Cohen, AARP Massachusetts

Guest Speaker: Janice Heller, who offers solution-based career development guidance as well as insightful, results-oriented work and life coaching. Her website is https://janicehellercareercoach.com

Program Pre-Registration (once per town location) is required:
https://50plusjobseekers.org/outreach/registration/

Registration is required for this specific online meeting:
  • After you register for the 50+ Program, we will place you on a list to receive promos that contain a meeting’s registration information.
  • If you have registered previously with the town that virtually hosts the session, there is no need for you to register again.

Note: 50+ Virtual sessions offered via Zoom are recorded; so, they may be available for later viewing by program participants.

For additional information about this program, please contact Erin Rogers; Social Services Coordinator, Franklin Senior Center; erogers@franklinma.gov; (508) 520-4945.

A copy of the flyer can be found here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_1XHwjhKN8g-SDJOC0t25RRpbCC1VXpa/view?usp=sharing
 

Franklin 50+ job-seeker program: Using LinkedIn as a Powerful Job Search Tool
Franklin 50+ job-seeker program: Using LinkedIn as a Powerful Job Search Tool

Monday, April 6, 2020

FM #237 Jamie Barrett - "Sisu Ubuntu" 4/02/20 (audio)

FM #237 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 237 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Jamie Barrett, Franklin teacher and singer/songwriter. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We jump right into the making of “Sisu Ubuntu”, his new song, collaborated on with over 100 word suggestions, and as we find out, it came together once he picked up his guitar to work on the music to frame the lyrics.

We also talk about TuNesDay and his “Wake up with Mr Barrett” Live concert that he performs on Tuesday mornings at 8 AM. We also raise another challenge for Franklinites to help Jamie get more than 2,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. He really needs 1,000 but we believe Franklin can do better than that, so let’s go for 2,000.

This recording runs about 15 minutes, so listen to my conversation with Jamie and get some insights into the creative process for this teacher and singer/songwriter.   https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HyZXbC07



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If you haven't heard it, you can listen to the “Sisu Ubuntu” song here 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVP2eDzQGnQ

Please subscribe to Jamie’s YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiitAGAChXLE-lzyzPxauhg

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!
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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

FM #237 Jamie Barrett - "Sisu Ubuntu" 4/02/20 (audio)
FM #237 Jamie Barrett - "Sisu Ubuntu" 4/02/20 (Twitter photo)