Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Town of Franklin May 2022 E-Newsletter

The newsletter was shortened for publication here. To view the full contents, visit the Town Archive (https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/newsletter-archive-0) or this google doc copy  

May 2022 Edition
The next phase of Franklin For All is ready! Our project consultants have created draft rezoning recommendations utilizing your feedback. Join us for a hybrid public forum at 6:30pm on Monday, May 16 at The Black Box or via Zoom. Weigh in on draft zoning recommendations and learn about next steps for the rezoning efforts. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Franklin for All is a study with the MAPC aimed at rezoning Franklin center for economic growth and diverse housing opportunities.

Give the gift of Franklin this Mother's Day
With Mother's day right around the corner, consider, gifting Mom a Think Franklin First gift card! With over 40 participating businesses, mom is sure to use it towards something she'll love in the place she calls home! Stop by Dean Bank to get a physical card just in time for Mother's Day, or send her an e-gift card via our website.

Franklin Fire raises the bar yet again!
The Franklin Fire Department received the highest rating attainable from the ISO's Public Protection Classification program, making them the 9th Fire Department in the state and 15th Fire Department in New England to obtain an ISO Class 1 classification - which will be effective July 1, 2022.
Property owners are encouraged to inquire about the change in rating with their insurers, as it may affect insurance premiums on personal and commercial policies.
Memorial Day Celebrations with the VSO
  • The annual Memorial Day Breakfast will be on May 27 from 9am -11am at the Senior Center. This event will be catered by the talented students at Tri County High School. Reservations required. Call (508) 520-4945 to reserve your spot!
  • Get ready for the Memorial Day Parade on May 30. The parade will start at Dean College at 10:30am and conclude on the Town Common, where a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 12pm. Veterans' wishing to participate can contact the Veterans' Services Office at (508) 613-1315.
  • Don't forget to take a stroll through our Veterans' Memorial Walkway located on our beautiful Town Common by the War Memorial. The next installation of engraved bricks will be complete prior to Memorial Day.

Senior Center Happenings!
  • Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for Live Music and Performance by Al Testa and the Classic Jazz Quintet on May 13 at 1pm. Please call to register.
  • Wood Carving Expo on May 20 starting at 10am. The Wood Carving group is having an expo to show off their hard work. Come and see all the talent!
  • Shredding Event (sponsored by D.A) - come one come all for your shredding needs! There will be a box truck in the parking lot May 24 from 10am- 1pm. No limit on shredding.
  • Get ready for the new Rainbow CafĂ©! Are you an ally or member of the LGBTQ+ community? Come join us and likeminded folks for coffee, conversation, and friendship! First meeting is May 31 at 10am. Please call to register.

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