Saturday, April 8, 2023

The Energize Franklin website now active - track the Franklin (MA) community efforts to address climate change

Household-level climate action is critical to reach our climate goals. 

Join Energize Franklin to discover what actions our neighbors and friends in Franklin have taken to lower  our community’s collective climate impact! 

Then be inspired to participate and share a testimonial! Energize Franklin is a website through the MassEnergize non-profit organization.

Energize Franklin website now active ->

The Energize Franklin website now active - track the Franklin (MA) community efforts to address climate change
The Energize Franklin website now active - track the Franklin (MA) community efforts to address climate change

Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates

Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates

Memorial Day Breakfast, Parade and Ceremony

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, and its roots date back to the Civil War era.

Memorial Day honors members of the U.S. Military who sacrificed their lives while defending our nation.

Please join us for these upcoming Memorial Day events.


Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates
Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates

5th Annual Legislative Forum scheduled for April 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM

The Franklin School Committee's 5th Annual Legislative Forum is set for April 10th at 6:30pm!  @BeccaRauschMA  &  @jeffroy  will address the challenges facing districts across the state, with a focus on Franklin. 

5th Annual Legislative Forum scheduled for April 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM
5th Annual Legislative Forum scheduled for April 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Tri-County Welcomes 8 New Inductees to their Hall of Fame

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School restarts the Athletic Hall of Fame tradition this year with a strong group of eight new members. Inductees were nominated by the public and over fifty nominations were received.

A selection committee reviewed the nominees and selected the following eight new members: 
  • Joseph Pedro’s commitment to the Tri-County community stretched over three decades. He was a teacher, a coach and an avid supporter of his athletes, students, and colleagues. (Science Teacher 1981 – 2015, Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Junior Varsity Softball Coach), 
  • Howie King’s tenure at Tri-County included coaching at least one sport in every single year that he was at the school. Three decades of athletes and coaches were mentored by him. (Physical Education Teacher 1977 – 2013, Varsity Volleyball Coach, Freshmen and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Varsity Baseball Coach, Junior Varsity and Varsity Softball Coach),  
  • William Blenkhorn Class of 1990 as an Auto Body Repair Major. Bill led by example in his dedication to his teams and his humility and sportsmanship.  He worked with his peers to resurrect the wrestling team and epitomized the characteristics of a captain. (Soccer 1988 – 1989, Wrestling 1989 – 1990, Baseball 1988, Outdoor Track and Field 1989 – 1990), 
  • Jennifer (Estey) Lewis Class of 1997 in the Nursing Major. In track, Jen ran circles around her competitors, won a plethora of races, set numerous course records, earned several League All-Star and MVP awards, and she also led the Girls Basketball team in scoring several seasons. (Cross Country 1993 – 1996, Basketball 1994 – 1997, Outdoor Track and Field 1994 – 1997), 
  • Matthew Udell Class of 2002 in the HVAC&R Career Major. Matthew shone brightest on the diamond, hitting one of the longest home runs in TC history and compiling a .396 career batting average.  He was a two-time Mayflower Athletic Conference MVP in baseball and was an All-Star numerous times.  (Soccer 1998 – 2001, Wrestling 1999 – 2002, Baseball 1999 – 2002), 
  • Michael Cavanaugh Class of 2009 from Plumbing. Mike tallied 245 career goals and 137 assists, which are both school records that his former Coach doubts will ever be broken.  On the mat, his record is equally impressive, as he finished fifth in the sectionals as a junior and second as a senior. (Football 2006, Wrestling 2006 – 2009, Lacrosse 2006 – 2009) 
  • Molly Marcotte Class of 2012 as a Plumbing Major. Molly was a league All-Star numerous times in both Softball and Volleyball.  She was a leader who energized her teammates and demonstrated a dedication to honing her skills every day both at practice and in competitions and encouraged others to do the same.  She made everyone around her better, and her teams excelled because of it. (Volleyball 2008 – 2011, Basketball 2009 – 2010, Softball 2009 – 2012) 
  • Morgan Gould Class of 2016 from Medical Careers. Morgan’s physical gifts and intellectual prowess drove her to be the best athlete possible no matter the task, and no matter the opponent.  One of her coaches said “she was the most tenacious athlete that I ever coached; male or female.” (Volleyball 2012 – 2015, Basketball 2013 – 2016, Softball 2013, Boys Lacrosse 2014, Outdoor Track and Field 2015 – 2016). 
The new members will be inducted on April 12th at Tri-County RVHS at 147 Pond Street, Franklin, MA at 6:00 PM. 

The ceremony is open to the public and will include dinner. Tickets can be purchased on the Tri-County website for $25.

“We look forward to restarting the tradition and welcoming new inductees every two years. The Hall of Fame is an excellent way to recognize stellar athletes and the dedicated individuals who helped them succeed,” said Sara Martin, Director of Athletics at Tri-County.

Tri-County Welcomes 8 New Inductees to their Hall of Fame
Tri-County Welcomes 8 New Inductees to their Hall of Fame "Baseball: Ten Players to Watch for 2023" has published the "Baseball: Ten Players to Watch for 2023". The Franklin selections are shared here. The link to the complete listing is provided below.

Coming off an appearance in the Division 1 state championship game, Franklin’s lineup is loaded with returning talent and ready to make another run at both another Kelley-Rex division title and the state title. You could pick a handful of different Panthers to make this list like Northeastern commits Ryan Gerety and Henry Digiorgio, or the big bat of Jase Lyons, but Chin — who is committed to play at Stonehill — is coming off a breakout year and gets the nod. A three-year starter for head coach Zach Brown, Chin hit 0.339 last year with 21 hits, 20 RBI, 17 runs scored, and seven walks. His emergence at the dish really strengthened Franklin’s offense and the Panthers will rely on his power in the heart of the lineup this time as he has started the year batting third.

Franklin got to the state title game only to fall to rival Taunton. The Panthers will be seeking some revenge this season and will have a strong roster that can make another deep tournament run. Mucciarone will be the team’s ace this year. The UMass Lowell commit is in his third year on varsity and the righty has proven to be one of the league’s top starters. He went 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA, walking just six batters on the season and striking out 56 over 54.2 innings. An accurate thrower with explosive stuff, Mucciarone puts the pressure on opposition lineups and he showed composure in big games. A leader of the Franklin staff, Mucciarone will need to have his best stuff again this season, which promises to be as competitive as ever and with typically high expectations for the Panthers.
For the complete listing "Boys Lacrosse: Ten Players to Watch for 2023" has published the "Boys Lacrosse: Ten Players to Watch for 2023". The Franklin selections are shared here. The link to the complete listing is provided below.

Last spring, the Panthers put up record-breaking numbers, scoring nearly 60 more goals than any other team and having all three of the attackers hit the 100-point mark on the season. Consigli is a main piece of an offense that led Franklin to the Div. 1 quarterfinal. As a junior, the UMass Lowell commit scored 78 goals and dished out a team-high 56 assists. He was second only to teammate Luke Davis in points last year. Quick, creative, and capable of pulling off stunning goals and threading the needle on a pass, Consigli earned Eastern Mass. All-American honors last year. His movement off the ball makes him a constant threat. The Panthers know that they have an attack capable of putting up historic numbers and they will be counting on Consigli and company to fire the team to another league title and another tournament run.

Franklin boasts one of the most potent attacking units in the state and that group is led by Davis. The reigning league MVP and Player of the Year was dominant last spring, with 94 goals and 42 assists, leading three Panthers that all surpassed the 100-point mark on the season. With Davis as the spearhead of the offense, Franklin scored nearly 60 more goals than anyone else in the league. The Boston University commit showed during the football season how strong and elusive he can be and he is even harder to stop on the lacrosse field. A creative finisher, who can score from anywhere, Davis is already a two-time Eastern Mass. All-American. The Panthers reached the Div. 1 quarterfinal a year ago and have loaded up the non-league schedule again this spring with intentions of going even further, and Davis leading statistically the best attack in program history has them confident a deep run is possible.

For the complete listing

Franklin senior Luke Davis will be one of the main players to watch when the boys lacrosse season kicks off. (Ryan Lanigan/
Franklin senior Luke Davis will be one of the main players to watch when the boys lacrosse season kicks off. (Ryan Lanigan/

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities for DPW and Facilities, maybe one is for you!

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email. 

Summer Employment - Department of Public Works & Facilities Department

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works 

Staff Engineer - Department of Public Works

Custodian - Facilities Department 

Part Time and Substitute Custodians - Facilities Department 

Updated 04/07/2023

If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.

To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here .

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Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities for DPW and Facilities, maybe one is for you!
Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities for DPW and Facilities, maybe one is for you!

Dean College hosted filmmaker Bennett Singer for a screening of "CURED"

"This week, we welcomed filmmaker Bennett Singer to campus for a screening of the documentary "CURED" and discussions with students and faculty on his work making documentaries about activism and social change. 
Learn more:"
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Dean College hosted filmmaker Bennett Singer for a screening of "CURED"
Dean College hosted filmmaker Bennett Singer for a screening of "CURED"

Medicare for You: What You Need to Know

"We invited the Administrator to share helpful information on Medicare coverage. This is part 1 in the two-part series.

Your health is important and needs to be protected. If you are 65 or older, or have certain disabilities, or End-Stage Renal Disease, you can get health care coverage through the Medicare program. You’ll get access to health care services you need to achieve and maintain good health.

It’s important to review your Medicare coverage options and find an affordable option that meets your health care needs."

Continue reading the article online ->

Medicare for You: What You Need to Know
Medicare for You: What You Need to Know

Friday, April 7, 2023

Franklin's Event Outlook: April 7, 2023 to Apr 13, 2023

A great mix for this weekend; take part in the Culinary Cabaret Friday night, participate in the poetry workshop at the Library Saturday afternoon, and close out with some gelato at the new Applause shop. Complete Saturday evening with pizza, brews, and live music at 67 Degrees. Yes, #artshappenhere in Franklin!

Friday, April 7 - No School today in observance of Good Friday

10:00am - Peter Cootontails Eggcellent Adventure (King St Memorial Field)

6:00pm - Paul Avidson & Jim McCue (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

7:00pm - Culinary Cabaret (ticket event) (THE BLACK BOX)

Saturday, April 8

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

12;00pm - Applause Gelato opens on Main St (gelato and unique gifts)

12:00pm - Poetry creative writing workshops (Franklin Public Library)

2:00pm - Sons of Sam Pizza (Food truck) (67 Degrees Brewery)

5:00pm - The McCrites (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

Sunday, April 9 - Easter Sunday

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum - CLOSED Today

Monday, April 10 

6:00pm - 5th Annual Legislative Forum (Hybrid) (Franklin High School, Lecture Hall) 

Tuesday, April 11

7:00pm - FBRTC Meeting (67 Degrees Brewery)

7:00pm - Yankee Quilters (Emma’s Quilt Cupboard)

Wednesday, April 12

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center)

6:30pm - Decoding Dyslexia: Reading Goals Workshop (virtual meeting)

7:00pm - St Mary's Women's Faith Formation Group (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 13

10:00am - Writer's Quiet Space (Escape Into Fiction)

7:00pm - Parents Night Out at Box Seats (In-Person) (Franklin SEPAC)


The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full Community event calendar

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:

The Town meeting calendar is found
The School district calendar is found 

Franklin's Event Outlook: April 7, 2023 to Apr 13, 2023
Franklin's Event Outlook: April 7, 2023 to Apr 13, 2023

Applause Gelato cut their ribbon Thursday, opens Saturday, Apr 8 from noon to 4 PM

Applause, the new gelato and one of a kind gift shop, held their ribbon cutting on Thursday with a small but distinguished invitation only event. The official opening will be Saturday afternoon from noon to 4 PM.

Announced during the brief ribbon cutting the hours will be limited initially and as May/June bring more college students home from school, the hours are expected to expand.

Some photos from the ribbon cutting are shared here and additional photos are collected in an album as well.  Album ->

Raye Lynn Mercer cut the ribbon assisted by  Marcie DiChiara and State Rep Jeff Roy
Raye Lynn Mercer cut the ribbon assisted by  Marcie DiChiara and State Rep Jeff Roy

State Rep Jeff Roy presented a proclamation from the MA House
State Rep Jeff Roy presented a proclamation from the MA House

L - R: State Rep Jeff Roy, Marcie DiChara, Raye Lynn Mercer, Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Town Council Chair Tom Mercer, Town Councilor Cobi Frongillo
L - R: State Rep Jeff Roy, Marcie DiChara, Raye Lynn Mercer, Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Town Council Chair Tom Mercer, Town Councilor Cobi Frongillo

The menu board lists the available gelato flavors
The menu board lists the available gelato flavors

The gelato flavors are ready to be served on Saturday
The gelato flavors are ready to be served on Saturday

Congressman Auchincloss: An Update for the prior three weeks (as of 4/06/23)

Congressman Auchincloss


I'm your Representative in Congress and I write to keep you informed. First off, I'd like to wish you a happy Passover and a happy Easter for those who celebrate!

On the Hill

Congressman Auchincloss: An Update for the prior three weeks  (as of 4/06/23)

The Chinese Communist Party's Ongoing Crimes Against the Uyghur People: I participated in the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party's second hearing, where we heard chilling testimony about ongoing atrocities against the Uyghur people. As one of two dozen Jewish Representatives in the House, I know too well the consequences of failing to confront hate and mass violence. In addition to tightened sanctions and international condemnation, one important way to respond to Xi Jinping's campaign of forced sterilizations, slave labor, family separation, internment, and omni-surveillance of the Uyghur people is to increase support for Radio Free Asia, which continues in the vital mission of Radio Free Europe after the Holocaust. Radio Free Asia broke the story of Uyghur persecution and continues to broadcast radio programs and publish news and commentary for its audiences in Asia, free from censorship.

Silicon Valley Bank: On Tuesday, following my request, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Fed, and the Treasury provided a Massachusetts-focused briefing to the Bay State congressional delegation regarding the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Further, I met with Dr. Susan M. Collins, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, on this issue. I expressed to regulators that Massachusetts' Main Street needs solvent small and mid-size banks to lend for housing, small business, and nonprofits. New regulations should buttress these lenders, which have been under pressure since the collapse of SVB, and the everyday Bay Staters they support. With my fellow representatives, I also emphasized that regulators need to issue actionable recommendations as part of their after-action review of their own shortcomings leading up to the collapse.

TikTok: Social media companies have created a compare-and-despair culture for our children. After years without regulation, we need to get tough with all these companies – not just TikTok – and make it clear that children's mental health comes before their bottom line. It is too challenging to ask parents to go up against a trillion-dollar company - that is why we need Congress to step in. I support instituting an enforceable age limit of 16 years old for social media to empower parents, not social media companies, to ensure healthy online experiences for their children.

Make your voice heard → Recent debate in Congress has raised the potential of banning TikTok. I would like to know your position on this.

Do you support banning TikTok?





Around the Fourth

Massachusetts STEM Council

Massachusetts STEM Council: I attended the Healey and Driscoll Administration's first Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council meeting. I spoke about my excitement to continue co-chairing the Council and my commitment to legislation that expands access to superb science and math education, including grants for STEM teacher training.

Brookline School Committee: I met with the Brookline School Committee and Brookline legislative delegation to speak about legislative priorities for continued student success. Supporting public education is an all-hands effort and we had a substantive conversation across federal, state and local policy. Working across levels of government is particularly important in education, where funding, requirements, and programming are often cross-cutting.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital: I recently took a tour of Sturdy Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department. Sturdy Memorial Hospital has been on the frontlines of healthcare for greater Attleboro for over a century. As they grapple with a surge in demand for behavioral healthcare, I am committed to working with state and local partners to get their nurses and doctors the resources they need.

Newton Virtual Roundtable: I'm hosting a virtual roundtable next week on Tuesday, April 11th from 4 PM to 5 PM. If you'd like to attend, RSVP here. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and and answering your questions about Congress. I hope to see you there.

Art Competition: I'd like to invite all students from our district to join the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent. Each Congressional District selects one winner, whose art is displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The deadline to submit your artwork is April 24 at 5pm. Please see my website for full rules and guidelines.





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Tri-County RVTHS Wrestling Team’s Secret to Success

Since 2008, the Tri-County RVTHS wrestling team, The Cougars, have had a good grip on the competition, going undefeated this year with an overall record of 24-0. Coaches Steve LaPlante, Drew Stowik, Harry Takesian, and Matt Hogan, along with Senior Captains Teddy Connors, Aidan Weeman, and Marco Pantazopoulos, have led a team of male and female student wrestlers to victory time and time again. 

This season alone, The Cougars have been titled Mayflower League Champions, Division 3 Central sectional Champions, State Vocational Champions, and more. How has this team managed to maintain their position on the mat for so long? What is the secret to their success, and can we use it to be successful ourselves? 

Tri-County RVTHS Wrestling in action
Tri-County RVTHS Wrestling in action
One possibility is the team’s all-star coaches who use their experience in the sport, as well as in teaching, to provide the best guidance possible. Steve LaPlante, teacher and coach at Tri-County RVTHS for 19 years, wrestled throughout middle and high school, and learned from the best; “My coach (Steve Gordon) was a hall of famer, he really showed me how to do it.”  Additionally, assistant coach Harry Takesian has brought in world class clinicians like Kyle Snyder for wrestling clinics. Surely, success must come from excellent education from well versed mentors.

However, Coach LaPlante credits the wrestlers themselves, and feels lucky to “. . . have athletes who buy in.” To have students who strive for achievement and really focus; “. . . focus is huge.” Yet focus is just one piece of the puzzle, according to LaPlante, who believes in “F.A.T.E.” Not an uncontrollable destiny, but focus, attitude, toughness, and effort. LaPlante is also a believer in the Tri-County RVTHS motto, “Work hard, today counts,” stating “Hard work every day, what we do every day has an impact.” 

Tri-County RVTHS Wrestling Team’s Secret to Success
Tri-County RVTHS Wrestling Team’s Secret to Success

This hard work is highlighted by standout individual achievements including, but not limited to, Brandon Allen, Sectional Champion with 41 wins this season, Madi Dowd, 4th at Girls All States, Cole King, 3rd in the Section, and Aidan Weeman, who was 3rd at D3 States with 46 wins this season and over 100 career wins. It must be the wrestlers’ effort and dedication to the sport that brings such overwhelming victory.

In truth, it is neither one of these things individually. The coaches teach the techniques and advise the best they can, but the wrestlers’ drive and determination is what pushes the team over the edge. How can we use this knowledge to find our own success? Coach Steve LaPlante put it best: “Only you can control your fate.”

FHS girls lacrosse team tops Stoughton on Thursday

Via and Twitter, we share the results of the spring sports competition for Franklin High School on Thursday, April 6, 2023. We also provide the link to the full set of Hockomock League results below.

Girls Lacrosse = Franklin, 19 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final 
– Fifteen Panthers scored on Thursday, as the perennial Hock power took on the first-year program. Vera Hansen, Maeve Grasso, Norah MacCallum, Raena Crandall, Erin Peterson, Ella Griffin, Morgan Lovell, Abby O’Rourke, and Juliana Owen all scored their first career goals for the Panthers. Ella Mahoney and Maise Streeseman both played well in goal to secure the win.

For other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Panther News: new bathroom policy & preview of lacrosse seasons for girls and boys teams (video)

"On this week's Panther News: @MrHanna_FHS  explains the new bathroom policy and  @RyanMartinPxP  previews boy's and girl's lacrosse!

@FHSPantherbook   @FHSLaxBooster @FHSSports  @FranklinPSNews
@FranklinHS @FranklinMatters"

Town of Franklin: April 2023 E-Newsletter

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April 2023 Edition

Earth Day Extravaganza

We only have one Earth! Let's take good care of it! Franklin Residents are invited to join us for our Earth Day weekend!

April 22 - Join the Franklin Recreation Department for their Annual Earth Day Cleanup at Beaver Pond from 9am -12pm.

April 23 - Stop by DelCarte for the Conservation Department's Earth Day Celebration from 9am -1pm. Celebrate with us by signing up for compost bins, learning about stormwater and rain gardens, a woods walk, vernal pools exploration, and more!

Open Space and Recreation Plan Public Forum

Don't Miss Out on Our Public Forum! Join us on April 25th from 6pm to 8pm at the Franklin Senior Center in the multi-purpose room. You'll hear from town staff about the 2023 OSRP goals and objectives, which were developed based on resident input from the first public hearing and other outreach mechanisms.

Don't worry! There's still time to submit your comments. Submit your feedback today by accessing our citizen survey here.

Learn about the Town's update of the Open Space and Recreation Plan here.

Water Works...I mean...Public Works!

Stormwater Utility Fee

Currently, funding for stormwater services is allocated to the Highway Department through the Town's General Fund. Due to the increased stormwater complaince requirements through the state, the cost associated with stormwater services has increased. To ensure a sustainable funding structure for the future, the Town will therefore shift to a Stormwater Utility Fee.

Inspect your Impervious Area

Franklin property owners will be subject to a Stormwater Utility Fee (SU) beginning on or after July 1, 2023. The fee is based on impervious area per parcel (surface area that contributes to stormwater runoff because it does not allow water to absorb into the ground).

Property owners are encouraged to utilize our Impervious Area tool to inspect and confirm that the impervious area on their property is accurate. From there, you may calculate your stormwater fee based on the number of billing units on your property. Simply input your address using the Impervious Area tool. Follow along with this quick how-to video.

Inspect your impervious area today to prevent filing an abatement later on!

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing began on April 3, 2023. This program is conducted annually to improve Franklin's water quality and fire flows. Residents may experience temporary water loss or discolored water while hydrants are being flushed in their area. Visit our website to find out where we will be working each day.

Rain Barrel

The Spring Residential Rain Barrel Program is currently open to residents - residents can order directly from The Great American Rain Barrel Company. The deadline to order is May 7 - distribution will be May 17 from 4-6 pm at the Franklin DPW. Order your rain barrel today!

Shaping Arts and Culture

Have thoughts on what you'd like to see for Arts and Culture in town? Join the Franklin Town Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee for Arts and Cultural Initiatives on the next stop of their listening tour.

Unable to attend a session but still want to provide feedback? Take the Arts and Culture Visioning Survey here. Your feedback will help guide the direction of arts and culture in Franklin for the next 10-15 years.

Need to Know News

The Franklin/ Bellingham animal control is hosting a Rabies Clinic on April 29 at 15 Public Works Way in Franklin. Fee is $20, access full details here.

Registration for Summer Recreation Programs opened on April 3 at 8:30am. Flag Football Registration opens July 3 Register online.

Franklin Public Library

Event Highlights!

April 14 – Fun with Drones

Starting at 1pm, meet licensed drone pilot Brian Kourtz of Boston 25 News as he shows us the different types of drones, uses for drone footage, how to get your pilot's license, and of course, how to fly a drone!

April 18 – Angora Rabbits: Fluffy Bunny to Luxury Yarn

From Winterberry Homestead, some of the fluffiest bunnies around will hop into the Library at 2pm. Brush, and feed our fluffy friends while learning about how their fur is used to create textiles! All ages welcome and please be extra mindful with young children!

April 22 – Chocolate Talk & Tasting

It's said that eating chocolate releases endorphins which make you happy. Join us at 1pm as we test the theory...for science of course! Come try an array of gourmet chocolate from Therapy Gardens and learn more about the process of making chocolate. Registration Required.

April 22 – Music at the Blissful Concert

Join us at 10:30am for a fun, high energy music program for children and their grownups! Musician Evan Haller brings the energy to get the whole crowd up and dancing!

Library Hours

The Library's hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am-8pm., Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1:30pm - 5pm. The Franklin Public Library will be closed Sunday, April 9 for Easter and Monday, April 17 for Patriots Day.

Library Calendar of Events - April 2023

Veterans' Services

Veterans' Services

April 5 – Veterans' Council Meeting – 7pm at the Senior Center. All members of the community

interested in veterans' activities are invited.

April 14 – Air Force Reserve's 75th Birthday

April 23 – Army Reserve's 115th Birthday

April 27 – Memorial Day Parade Planning/Veterans' Council Meeting – 7pm at the Senior Center. All members of the community interested in Veterans' activities are invited. This month's meeting is off-cycle. Regular meeting cycle (3rd Thurs of the month) will resume in May

Veterans Memorial Walkway

The next brick installation on the Veterans Memorial Walkway will be in May. Engraved bricks make great birthday, Mother's or Father's Day gifts for your special veteran or current military service member. The deadline for ordering for this installation is April 15.

Please return orders to the Veterans' Services Office.

Brick order forms are available in the Town Hall and Senior Center lobbies as well as on the Town website.

The Tune It Out guitar lessons program for veterans meets on Tuesdays at 5:30pm at the Senior Center. There is no charge for lessons and no guitar experience is required!

Contact Veterans' Services at 508-613-1315 or access their webpage to learn more.

Franklin Public Schools

Legislative Forum

Join us on April 10, 2023, at 6:30 pm for the School Committee's 5th Annual Legislative Forum. We are excited to have State Senator Rebecca Rausch and State Representative Jeff Roy as our esteemed guests, who will be discussing several topics, including the national teacher shortage, funding for special education, and the growing need for school-provided services. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session at the end. Access event details here.

Save the Date!

The Franklin Veterans' Services Office will hold a Memorial Day Breakfast on May 26 and a Memorial Day Parade/ Ceremony on May 29.

Celebrate a piece of Franklin history with the Downtown Partnership during their 1st Annual Ladybug Trail Spring Walk on April 15.

The Friends of Franklin Elders will host an evening with a Psychic Medium on May 5 at the Franklin Senior Center.

Keep up with meetings, departments & committees. The schedule and links can be found on our website calendar.
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