Showing posts with label #ThinkFranklinFirst. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #ThinkFranklinFirst. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Escape Into Fiction - Save the Date - April 30 - Independent Book Store Day celebrated

"#savethedate The #bookstore is participating in Independent Bookstore Day April 30th 10-5!!!

We will have 3 local vendors, an 11am #storytime with a #specialguest and of course #BOOKS."

@cravemead  https://www.instagram.com/cravemead/

@teecuptreasures  https://www.instagram.com/teecuptreasures/

@paperbackcandles https://www.instagram.com/paperbackcandles/


Shared from Instagram ->  https://www.instagram.com/p/CcvaInTLICs/

Escape Into Fiction - Save the Date - April 30 - Independent Book Store Day celebrated
Escape Into Fiction - Save the Date - April 30 - Independent Book Store Day celebrated

Monday, March 28, 2022

Senator Rausch talks with Sarah Mabardy (Facebook live - 03/25/22) (video)

Having left Facebook, I try not to encourage folks to go there but in this instance, the 30 min (or so) conversation is worth spending some time with. Senator Becca Rausch prompts Sarah Mabardy to share some great nuggets of info that are well worth implementing (if you haven't already).

For example: Sarah talks about her service orientation, facilitating "word of mouth," and her idea of "everyday impact."

Video link -> https://www.facebook.com/beccarauschMA/videos/266734962322974

And a reminder that the Franklin First Gift Cards can be used all year, not just around the holidays  -> https://franklingiftcard.com/

Senator Rausch talks with Sarah Mabardy (Facebook live - 03/25/22) (video)
Senator Rausch talks with Sarah Mabardy (Facebook live - 03/25/22) (video)

Saturday, December 18, 2021

#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards a great way to shop locally

"Trying to find the perfect gift can be tough, but it doesn't have to be! With over 35+ participating businesses in town, you can give the gift of Franklin this holiday season.
#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards a great way to shop locally
#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards a great way to shop locally

 

Get your card in hand today with no processing fees in person at Dean Bank or online at https://franklingiftcard.com/"

 


#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards a great way to shop locally
gift cards a great way to shop locally



Monday, December 13, 2021

#ThinkFranklinFirst: VFJ Renovations is now taking orders for planters, raised garden beds

"Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season!

VFJ Renovations is now taking orders for planters, raised garden beds, and Empower with Gardening signs! Read all about what we do and why we do it at www.vfjrenovations.com. A limited quantity of signs are available now, and all planters and garden beds will be built in the spring.

As in the past, all profits will be donated to a non-profit organization."




Listen to the audio recording from Apr 2021 as they prepared for the seasonal build


my garden bed from the Fanuele's early in the growing season 2020
my garden bed from the Fanuele's early in the growing season 2020

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

The 495/MetroWest Partnership reminds this is a good time to shop #MyLocalMA

The 495/MetroWest Partnership (@495Partnership) tweeted Wed, Nov 24, 2021:
"Whether on #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, or #CyberMonday, consider shopping, dining, and staying local in support of the outstanding retail stores, restaurants, and lodging throughout 495/MetroWest! #MyLocalMA https://t.co/nsUxdL0JeL"
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/495Partnership/status/1463532271739285508

And the best way to do this for Franklin is with the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card.
  • If you have a card, you can reload the value to buy more locally.
  • Buy a gift card for someone to use locally. (See the merchant list where they are accepted -> https://franklingiftcard.com/participating-businesses)
  • Don't forget that the nonprofits among us also could use a donation and #GivingTuesday is coming up on Nov 30

the best way to do this for Franklin is with the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card
the best way to do this for Franklin is with the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card




Sunday, November 21, 2021

Peter Willis Photography - do your holiday photo gift shopping with Peter at Maks

Peter Willis Photography will be at Maks Roast Beef on Saturday, November 27 from 10 AM to 3 PM get your holiday shopping done! 

Can't make it to the event, you can still chat with Peter and place your order at https://www.peterwillisphotography.com anytime and get you favorite image delivered to your door.


Thank you in advance for your support!!!! 😃📸

https://www.peterwillisphotography.com/what-s-happening

Pete 

Peter Willis Photography 
Peter Willis Photography - do your holiday photo gift shopping
Peter Willis Photography - do your holiday photo gift shopping

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

FM #566 - Talk Franklin - 06/11/21 "What's a giphy channel?" (audio)

FM #566 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 566 in the series. 


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


We talk about: 

Pop Shop grants, one shop open, one coming soon

What’s a giphy channel?

 

Maple Hill ‘right of first refusal’ 

Public hearings, FinCom, Community Preservation Committee


Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.


** Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/62aec4ea-3cf1-42d2-b9c5-8d4ee2c92b65


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Pop Shop Franklin

https://www.franklinma.gov/economic-development/pages/pop-shop-franklin

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/first-pop-shop-franklin-site-opens-with.html 


Town Council agenda document folder

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/6-9-21_town_council_agenda_1.pdf


The proposal summary and details on the 'right of first refusal' can be found in this document https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/mai/files/_maple_hill_rofr_open_space_update.pdf



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


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/ or www.franklin.news/


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 #566 - Talk Franklin - 06/11/21 "What's a giphy channel?" (audio)
FM #566 - Talk Franklin - 06/11/21 "What's a giphy channel?" (audio)

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

New business - CleanX Franklin opens for business

Proud to announce my new office cleaning business is up and running. CleanX Franklin is a local office cleaning business open Monday through Saturday. If you or anyone you know is in need of an office cleaning please contact us at cleanxfranklin@gmail.com

From their About page:  https://www.cleanxfranklin.com/

"Our mission at CleanX is simple: to provide high-quality services for our valued clients. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs. Through open communication and exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with our Office Cleaning Service. For more information or general inquiries, get in touch today." 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

To answer a frequently asked question: YES! Think Franklin First Gift Cards are reloadable! Bring your card to our amazing partner, Dean Bank, and add funds anytime! (Cash only!) 

Keep one ready to use in your wallet at all times as a reminder to #ThinkFranklinFirst!  

Status update: we have sold over $47,000 worth of gift cards! Thank you for the support!

Do you have one to spend? Visit www.franklingiftcard.com for a current list of participating businesses!  




Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable
Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Franklin Food Pantry: #ProjectEnvoy calendar for April 2021

"April is our last month of #projectenvoy, a community driven project, designed to support local restaurants who in-turn will donate some of their proceeds to The Franklin Food Pantry
 
What restaurant are you looking forward to trying?"
 
Find the April calendar here -> https://t.co/0KVI5FegEV  
 

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinFoodPan/status/1377233126330658818

Franklin Food Pantry: #ProjectEnvoy calendar for April 2021
Franklin Food Pantry: #ProjectEnvoy calendar for April 2021


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Talk Franklin -> The Start of Spring 2021: News & Updates in Franklin! (audio)

 FM #503 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 503 in the series. 

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

We talk about: 
  • Re-opening
  • Vaccine local delivery for homebound?
  • Library, what’s next?
  • Senior Center st pats meal
  • THE BLACK BOX has events in April
  • Project Envoy continues (#ThinkFrankinFirst)
  • Budget cycle
    • Capital coming to Capital SubComm - Weds, Mar 31
    • Joint Budget SubComm - TBD
    • FinComm hearings in Apr (4/27-28-29, 5/4)
    • Town Council hearings in May
Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 41 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie. 



 

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Town of Franklin budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 
Franklin Schools budget page  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget 

#Project Envoy - March schedule = https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/project-envoy/ 
#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards = https://franklingiftcard.com/ 

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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/  or www.franklin.news/

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"

Talk Franklin -> The Start of Spring 2021: News & Updates in Franklin! (audio)
Talk Franklin -> The Start of Spring 2021: News & Updates in Franklin! (audio)


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

FM #491 - Talk Franklin - 03/12/21 (audio)

FM #491 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 491 in the series. 

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

We talk about: 

Pandemic and recovery, vaccines (not locally delivered), re-opening (Library 3/22)

Budget cycle starting

  • FinCom got preview of revenues
  • budget subcommittee meeting Weds
  • SchComm budget previewed Mar 9

ThinkFranklinFirst

Earth Day Registration

Senior Coffee hour 3/18 at 8:30 AM

Franklin Matters Q&A 3/18 at 1:30 PM

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 31 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.  Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e1f74225-b958-4790-8883-e1cb0ddbc442

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#Project Envoy - March schedule = https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/project-envoy/ 


#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards = https://franklingiftcard.com/

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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/ or www.franklin.news/

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 #491 - Talk Franklin - 03/12/21 (audio)
FM #491 - Talk Franklin - 03/12/21 (audio)

Sunday, February 21, 2021

#ThinkFranklinFirst adds businesses to the listing!

"We are excited to share that 2 new businesses are accepting the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card! You can now use your card at Mirchi Indian Cuisine and at Night Owl Farm!  

Do you have a Franklin Gift card?  Check out the 40 different businesses where you can redeem them!  These cards are helping our local economy by boosting local spending AND covering processing costs thanks to our generous sponsor, Dean Bank!  

Businesses are redeemed 100% of the funds spent at their locations! Random Smile Project has helped make this initiative possible by donating their time and energy to assist with administrative tasks.  We are so lucky to live in such a supportive community! 

Gift cards are always available both online and at Dean Bank.  www.franklingiftcard.com #supportlocal #shoplocal #giftlocal"


Shared from the Town of Franklin page on Facebook: 
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=461047405262367&id=109645590402552

A full listing of the participating businesses can be found

#ThinkFranklinFirst adds businesses to the listing!
#ThinkFranklinFirst adds businesses to the listing!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

"Talk Franklin" features vaccine distribution readiness, Davis Thayer, stormwater, "Hearts of Kindness" and #Project Envoy

FM #463 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 463 in the series. 

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

We talk about: 
  • Vaccine distribution readiness
  • Recent School Committee Davis Thayer decision 
  • The Stormwater discussion continues
  • A preview of Town Council meeting 
    • Complete streets
    • Community Preservation Committee appointments possible
  • "Hearts of Kindness" on the Town Common
  • #thinkfranklinFirst, #ProjectEnvoy
Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.  Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/2eee4090-a465-4a7b-a5bd-49edf5d9825e

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Town of Franklin COVID-19 page = https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/vaccination-and-covid-19-data 

#Project Envoy - February schedule = https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/project-envoy/ 

#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards = https://franklingiftcard.com/ 

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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"

"Talk Franklin" features vaccine distribution readiness, Davis Thayer, stormwater, "Hearts of Kindness" and #Project Envoy
"Talk Franklin" features vaccine distribution readiness, Davis Thayer, stormwater, "Hearts of Kindness" and #Project Envoy 


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A Franklin Treasure - Elizabeth's Bagels (audio)

FM #457 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 457 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Jen Garcia of Elizabeth’s Bagels. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 
  • A quick background on Elizabeth’s Bagels
  • Adjustments made and being made during this COVID-19 pandemic
  • As a small businesses some issues with 3rd party delivery companies
Links to Elizabeth's Bagels webpage are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 18 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jen.


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Find Elizabeth’s Bagels at 456 West Central Street, Franklin

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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"

A Franklin Treasure - Elizabeth's Bagels (audio)
A Franklin Treasure - Elizabeth's Bagels (audio)


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Another business on the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card listing to visit


Another local business has joined the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card program!  We welcome Lotus Lash to the list of participating businesses! 
Gift cards can be purchased at Dean Bank  right in Downtown Franklin or online at www.franklingiftcard.com 
 
#LocalBusiness #LocaSupport #ItMatters #ShopLocal #SpendLocal


You can use the #ThinkFranklinFirst card make your purchase as part of the #ProjectEnvoy eat out/take out, help out effort!
 
Another business on the #thinkfranklinfirst gift card listing to visit
Another business on the #thinkfranklinfirst gift card listing to visit


Monday, February 1, 2021

Project Envoy's Jane Fulton talks about "eat in, take out, and help out" (audio)

FM #449 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 449 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Jane Fulton. She is part of the Franklin Interfaith Council - Food Security Team. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 

  • Project Envoy
  • Calendar set for February, March, and April
  • Eat in, take out at the restaurant of the day (per calendar)
  • This helps out the restaurant during the pandemic
  • The restaurant in turn will contribute a portion of the sales to help out the Franklin Food Pantry
  • A win, win, win for Franklin

The link to the Project Envoy page is included in the show notes. Our conversation runs about 16 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jane Fulton. Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HXx1tMqS

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Link to Project Envoy page = https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/project-envoy/

Link to February calendar = https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Envoy-calendar-February.1.27.21.pdf 

Hashtag your social post with  #ProjectEnvoy  #noonegoeshungryFranklin  

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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!

------------------

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

Project Envoy's Jane Fulton talks about "eat in, take out, and help out" (audio)
Project Envoy's Jane Fulton talks about "eat in, take out, and help out" (audio)