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



Friday, December 10, 2021

Get Wright Old School Chocolates at Christmas Fair Sat, Dec 11

Where do you #shopFranklin for chocolate? Wright Old School Chocolate is now available online or this Saturday in Foxboro: 

"Join us for Christmas with Grace: A Neighborhood Celebration. Bundle up and join us to experience Christmas through different time periods, an interactive experience of lights, music, and Christmas festivities! With activities for all ages, this celebration is sure to be added to your Christmas traditions year after year.

Guests will be able to explore at your own pace- strolling through Christmas scenes from different time periods, as well as an indoor marketplace to purchase some gifts while supporting local vendors. To ensure we prepare well for our guests, we encourage everyone to RSVP in advance, letting us know which timeframe you'll most likely join us for. There is no charge for admission, but we encourage everyone to bring spending money for the marketplace, as well as donations of men's winter hats and gloves to support our friends with LYNN Ministries, as they care for neighbors in need in Brockton. "

Register for this event (no free, COVID protocol's required)   https://www.grace.org/event/3858089-2021-12-11-christmas-with-grace--foxboro/

Listen to the Wright Old School  Chocolate Story ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/fm-577-inside-wright-old-school.html

Shop for Wright Chocolates online ->  https://wrightoldschoolchocolate.com/

Get Wright Old School Chocolates at Christmas Fair Sat, Dec 11
Get Wright Old School Chocolates at Christmas Fair Sat, Dec 11


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!!!! ðŸ˜ƒðŸ“¸

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

Monday, November 8, 2021

Franklin Newcomers - Changed Plans for Wednesday's meeting - Nov 10

Come join your friends and neighbors at the Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club monthly Meeting.  Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30. Typically we meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at “3” . . .  however, we switched nights this month.

Last minute substitution!! We were scheduled to have a few members of the newly elected Town Council members speak, but their meeting has been postponed to the 10th – so we will reschedule them for sometime next year.

Terri Attinello, one of our members who also works at The Little Shop of Olive Oils, will speak about olive oil and balsamic vinegars – everything from history and cultural significance, health benefits, how to use and some fun facts. We will have some different oils and vinegars to sample. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served and a cash bar is available.

No need to be a newcomer to the area . . . and no need to RSVP.  Come join us and have fun while you make connections in your community.  We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie.  We are a member driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas.

Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, are welcome to join us the 3rdWednesday of the month.  We run our meetings September through May.  We also hold many fun and varied events throughout the year to stay connected.  We meet at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central Street, Franklin, upstairs in a private room.  

So come join us on the 3rdWednesday at “3”!

Look for us on our Meetup and Facebook pages for more information.
https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends
https://facebook.com/FranklinNewcomersFriendsClub 


Franklin Newcomers & Friends
Franklin Newcomers - Changed Plans for Wednesday's meeting - Nov 10

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." 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Town of Franklin, MA: Pop Shop Franklin

Town of Franklin, MA (@TOFranklinMA) tweeted on Wed, May 12, 2021:
 
We are VERY excited to share our latest Economic Development project: Pop Shop Franklin! With RPP grant support from the @MassEOHED, we are securing two Downtown Franklin locations for small businesses to open POP UP SHOPS!
Interested? Learn more at https://t.co/jtyJz7eaqq 🎉🎉🎉
https://t.co/QSe6fQkWUl
 

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, 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)


Good news from Teddy Gallagher's GoFundMe effort

 "To All of Our Friends, Family and Loyal Customers,

Joe, Chris, and I would like to thank each of you all from the bottom of our hearts for your loving and generous contribution to the Go-Fund Me. Closing Teddy’s was one of the hardest things we have had to do, it was heartbreaking to say goodbye to our loved and valued employees. Our nephew Ricky Robidoux decided to do this Go-Fund me event and we are forever grateful. Ricky and some of our favorite talented musicians put on one of the best musical performances. During COVID not only have the restaurants been effected but the lives of these musicians has been as well, and during this difficult time they sang their hearts out for us.

Because of all of you, we will be able to re-open Teddy’s!!! We hope to in March, but we will keep you posted to the exact date. As the restrictions lift and more people are vaccinated, and people no longer fear for their safety we will host an event for all our contributors. Joe, Chris, and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you personally. If you posted anonymously, please share your email with us, if you are able.

Once again, words cannot even begin to express how appreciative we are to each and everyone of you. Thank you to the musicians, our friends, our family, our customers, our employees, and our Franklin Community.

With gratitude and all the best wishes…

Joe, Dori, and Chris Gallagher"



GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser
GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Project Envoy - eat out or take out, and you help out!

 

The Interfaith Council Food Security Team is preparing to launch Project Envoy, a community driven project designed to support local restaurants that in-turn will donate some of their proceeds to the Franklin Food Pantry.

Project Envoy starts Feb. 1 and runs through April 30.  

As of this week, the following restaurants are participating: Rome, Acapulcos, Intermission Café, Franklin Central Pizza, George’s Pizza, Dacey’s Market & Deli, Santa Fe, Rhapsody’s Victorian Coffee House, King Street Café, Spruce Pond Creamery, and Franklin Pizza and Deli.

Patrons can visit the Franklin Food Pantry site each day to learn which restaurants are participating on what day as well as follow social media channels. The different Faith organizations in Franklin will also share the restaurant schedule.

https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/country-gazette/2021/01/26/franklin-interfaith-council-launches-program-support-local-restaurants-pantry/4268156001/ 

Franklin Food Pantry - Project Envoy page for a restaurant to enroll
https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/envoy-program

Download or print a copy of the Project Envoy calendar for February
https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Envoy-calendar-February.1.27.21.pdf

Project Envoy calendar for February 2021
Project Envoy calendar for February 2021


Sunday, January 17, 2021

GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher’s fund raiser

"Teddy Gallagher’s Irish pub has been a staple in Franklin, MA for the last 5 years! They have incredible staff, food, beverages, and an all around great atmosphere.
Due to COVID-19 they have been forced to temporarily shut their doors. They are not sure if they will be able to reopen them.  However, with a little bit of help from us they may just be able to survive.
My Godparents started this place to give the community a place that feels like home. That’s just what it is! They support very young staff who are single parents, students, and thriving young adults.
Let’s try and help out the best we can to keep them afloat! Any little bit will help! I know the goal is high, but let’s face it the sky is the limit!
Please consider keeping this great business open! Thank you all and God bless!"

Shared from the GoFundMe page where you can contribute to the cause:  
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-teddy-gallaghers

GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser
GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser



 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

“We have to give credit to the entire community for its help"


"It might be Bonnie and Mark Corso steering the ship, but the swell of enthusiasm from the Franklin community has supported their plans to open Fresh Start Market.

With more than 70 combined years of experience in the food industry—Mark in sales, distribution and grocery stores, and Bonnie in restaurants and food warehousing and distribution—an idea that was conceived nearly five years ago is now finally being realized. At first, they believed a stall at the now-popular Boston Public Market would be the right place to sell their curated selection of unique local products, but they were opposed to being in direct competition with the suppliers themselves, so they declined. With busy work lives and childrearing responsibilities to four, the over-extended Corsos decided to put their idea on hold.

Then the pandemic hit and the way of doing business in most industries, including the food industry, was turned upside down. Bonnie quickly realized that smaller local farms had inventory that needed distribution. “I saw that mom-and-pop farmstand sales were increasing, so I started to make calls to farmers directly. Not only was inventory available, but farmers told me they would adjust to meet our needs,” says Bonnie. So, Fresh Start Market took form."
Continue reading the article online 

Listen to the Franklin Matters Radio episode with Bonnie talking about the development of the Fresh Start Market  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/12/fm-425-fresh-start-market-121620-audio.html

Finian, their pet parrot, provided some background commentary during our remote recording session
Finian, their pet parrot, provided some background commentary during our remote recording session