- 1/22 Fresh Start Market 12-3pm
- King St. Dunkin' 8a-1p
- Dean Bank 8:30a-12p
- Stop & Shop 10a-2p
- 1/29 Learning Express 10a-2p
- King St. Dunkin' 8a-1p
- Aubuchon's 10a-2p
- Shaw's 9a-2p
- Stop & Shop 10a-2p
- Dean Bank 8:30a-12p
- King St. Dunkin' 8a-1p
- Shaw's 9a-2p
- Stop & Shop 10a-2p
- Learning Express 10a-2p
- DCU Bank 8:30a-1p
- 2/19 Learning Express 11a-2p
Providing accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin, MA since 2007. * Working in collaboration with Franklin TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019 *
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Want to know where to get your Girl Scout Cookies in Franklin, MA?
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Look no further than Thru the Looking Glass
Reminder: THINK FRANKLIN FIRST GIFT CARDSThe cards are available for purchase in any denomination at Dean Bank or franklingiftcard.com. This website provides the most up-to-date list of participating businesses.If you are a local business owner who would like more information contact Lily Rivera at 508-553-4888 or email@example.com
|Look no further than Thru the Looking Glass|
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Support the Franklin Music Boosters! Get your meal(s) from Santa Fe Burrito Grill - Tues, Dec 6 from 5 to 9 PM
"Enjoy a great meal, support a local business and the Franklin Music Boosters!
Santa Fe Burrito Grill
Tuesday, December 6 from 5 to 9 PM
30% of the event sales are donated back.
Tell them it's for the Franklin Music Boosters!"
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Fur And Feather Families Take Note! Vet Med Pet Supplies has been helping Franklin area pets for almost 40 years
Written by Lyn MacLean
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Shop Small, Shop Local (video)
|Shop Small, Shop Local|
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Instead of Black Friday, let's focus on Small Business Saturday & #GivingTuesday
- Pour Richard's Wine & Spirits -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/the-shop-local-for-holidays-series.html
- Pretty Is Pink -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/shop-local-at-pretty-is-pink-boutique.html
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Shop Local at the PRETTY IS PINK Boutique and "Look Good – Feel Good"
|Shop Local at the PRETTY IS PINK Boutique and "Look Good – Feel Good" (image courtesy of Pretty Is Pink Facebook page)|
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
The Shop Local for Holidays Series features Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits
|Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits|
Another great way to support our local economy. This gift card provides use to a variety of local businesses and makes the perfect gift! The cards are available for purchase in any denomination at Dean Bank or franklingiftcard.com. This website provides the most up-to-date list of participating businesses.
If you are a local business owner who would like more information contact Lily Rivera at 508-553-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
Shared from Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/p/CcvaInTLICs/
|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
|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|
Get your card in hand today with no processing fees in person at Dean Bank or online at https://franklingiftcard.com/"
|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|
Friday, November 26, 2021
The 495/MetroWest Partnership reminds this is a good time to shop #MyLocalMA
"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
- 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|
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Peter Willis Photography - do your holiday photo gift shopping with Peter at Maks
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!!!! 😃📸
Peter Willis Photography
|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”!
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
Pop Shop Franklin
Town Council agenda document folder
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
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!
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)|
Friday, June 4, 2021
MyFM103: Quest for the best - vote for your best selection
Please cast your ballots for your favorite Franklin businesses in the Myfm 101.3 contest!
Monday, May 17, 2021
Watch "We are Local - Love My Local MA" on YouTube
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 email@example.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."
|CleanX Franklin opens for business|
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Town of Franklin, MA: Pop Shop Franklin
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
|Pop Shop Franklin|