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Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts

Monday, September 20, 2021

Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021

An update on the Recycling event held Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 via State Representative Jeff Roy, one of the co-sponsor: 

"We had a very successful Franklin Recycling and Energy Event at Chilson Beach Parking Lot on Beaver Street today. Over 300 cars were served and over 100 dehumidifiers were delivered in exchange for $30 and a rebate on a new purchase. 
The program typically brings in 1,600 dehumidifiers annually across the state, and we did 100 in just one day in Franklin. We also collected four truckloads of furniture for Habitat for Humanity and two truckloads of electronics for recycling. We had folks from Eversource and Mass Save to sign up customers for energy savings repairs in their homes. It was a great way to help fight climate change and reduce energy costs. 
Much thanks to Fred Frederick Cullen at Green Team Junk Removal, Marcie Rappa, National Grid, MassSave, Habitat for Humanity, and the Town of Franklin for helping put it all together and make it a success. And thank you to the residents for helping save the planet by showing up and turning in your unused goods and recycling them."

The notification of this event including the listing of sponsors

Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021
Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Franklin Dog Park help needed on Saturday, Sep 18

"Hello dog lovers. 

We need volunteers to help out at the Franklin Dog Park on Saturday September 18 at 9:30 AM.  

Every time we get heavy rains at the dog park, the wood chips wash down to the fence area. We are moving the wood chips from the fence area to areas that needs to be filled in. 

Please bring wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes. Refreshments will be served."

Thank you
Furry Friends of the Franklin Volunteer Committee

Shared from Facebook
Dacey Field dog park
Dacey Field dog park

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Townwide Curb event - Sep 25-26

"Place all of your gently used or unwanted items on your curb and let the treasure hunting begin! 
Everyone would be responsible for removing any unwanted items from their curb after the event."
Shared from Facebook; follow the event for updates

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lions Heart drive a success

"Thank you Franklin Chapter for collecting 36 bags of clothing and 16 boxes of books for Cradles To Crayons. They picked up donations today and we’re very happy."
Shared from Facebook

Milford Daily News: "Did you find a painted whelk in Franklin?"

"For three years, Katie Loder, 63, was reminded by doctors that she would probably die soon. 
But they also didn’t know exactly what was wrong with her — and still don’t, said Loder, who also previously had esophageal cancer. 
The Wareham resident wasn’t allowed to go outside or near anyone, not even to the mailbox. But eventually, doctors said she could go alone to the beach. More often than not it was Onset Beach. It’s where she would often find an array of whelk shells -- from the larger knobbed whelks to smoother channeled and waved whelks, to smaller Stimson’s whelks -- and started collecting them. 
Today, you can find more than 300 of those shells scattered across Franklin -on benches, outside the window sills of storefronts and sometimes even in random front yards when she tosses them from her moving car while driving by. "
Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)

Friday, July 23, 2021

Rep Roy's recap of Franklin Historical Museum reopening

State Representative Jeff Roy writes: 

"Delighted to be a part of the grand re-opening of the Franklin Historical Museum last week. The re-opening brought back to life our local laboratory for history and culture and offered residents a chance to see Franklin over the years since 1778.  
It was also a treat to hear James Johnston describe the new federal parlor display and hear Jamie Barrett sing his ode to Davis Thayer (brief video included below). Check out the newly re-opened and expanded museum. Thank you Mary Olsson for making it all happen."

Shared from Facebook:

ribbon cutting of the Franklin Historical Museum reopening
ribbon cutting of the Franklin Historical Museum reopening

The YouTube link to Jamie Barrett's Ode to Davis Thayer

Sunday, July 11, 2021

PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021

Please join us this fall for our 2021 ride (in person)!!!  It will be held on Sunday, September 19th at Jefferson Elementary School!  We would love to have you ride with us!  Registration is now open.  Get a team together and sign up today!!"

PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021
PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Lions Heart starts fund raising drive July 12

"Lions Heart of Franklin is hosting a children's book and clothing drive from July 12- July 25 to benefit CRADLES TO CRAYONS non-profit in Boston. 
All you have to do is share this with your neighbors, friends and family and collect any donated items. All donations can be delivered to me at end of two week period and  I will get them to the Giving Factory in Boston. 
Be creative, make fliers, use social media...let everyone know that we are doing this. Lets see if we can fill a few cars with gently used boys and girls clothing and books. Summer time is a great time to clean out those closets."
shared from the Lions Heart Facebook page
Lions Heart starts fund raising drive July 12
Lions Heart starts fund raising drive July 12

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sad news from TC Scoops

Via TC Scoops 

"It is with a broken heart that I need to inform you that tomorrow, June 30th, will be our last day in operation at the Medway Shopping Plaza.  After nearly 10 years, the owner has decided suddenly, unexpectedly and, in my opinion, unnecessarily not to renew my lease after a month of attempting to come to an agreement.  Even as of last Friday it seemed like we were going to be able to come to some sort of arrangement, to no avail.

Thank you for all of your support over the years, you have all made me happy and proud to be part of the Medway community.

We will be operating out of the ice cream bus as much as possible, and will regularly post here as to where you can find it.

If you would like to tell ownership how you feel about this decision, feel free to call the home office at 617 227-0893 or email the plaza manager at

We will end up on our feet, sometime, somewhere so until then adios!"

Shared from their Facebook post ->

Facebook page for TC Scoops

Sad news from TC Scoops
Sad news from TC Scoops

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Project envoy continues its work - "Survey finds significant food insecurity among Massachusetts families"

Project Envoy will be at the community table for the next 5 weeks sharing information about food insecurity and bringing awareness to the Franklin Food Pantry.  
Be sure to stop by and visit them.

Coincidentally, the Boston Globe has an article on a recent study by MassINC:
"Nearly half of Massachusetts parents in a recent survey said their families experienced food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic, but many who were eligible for federal assistance didn’t seek it because they weren’t fully informed about the program, according to The MassINC Polling Group.

About 47 percent of those surveyed reported experiencing food insecurity over the past year, but only about 40 percent of that group received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly known as food stamps, according to a statement from MassINC.

Fewer than half of those making $25,000 a year or less, an income that would most likely allow them to qualify for SNAP, actually received benefits, according to the survey."

Produce at the South Street Congregational Church food pantry in Pittsfield, Mass.BEN GARVER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Produce at the South Street Congregational Church food pantry in Pittsfield, Mass.BEN GARVER/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Clothing Drive for Franklin Crossing

"Please help and share this information any question message me (Theresa Auciello Shea) or Megan Langevin or Andy Bissanti-or email the Lions, But its pretty simple we need your clothing your not using or anything made of material or cloth, even in the most poor condition, we will earn dollars so we can donate to the Families that have suffered a big loss from the fire at Franklin Crossing."

Clothing Drive for Franklin Crossing
Clothing Drive for Franklin Crossing

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Franklin Area Moms: Lessons for Littles - Jun 6 at 3 PM

Please click on the link above to access the live stream on Sunday, June 6 at 3 PM. The video will also be available on the Franklin Area Moms public Facebook page. You will be able to ask questions through the live stream. Cobi Frongillo, the moderator for the event, will get through as many of the questions as the panel is able to during the event.
*Don't forget, Franklin TV and several other local access TV stations will be airing the event as well!"

Lessons for Littles - June 6, 3:00 PM
Lessons for Littles - June 6, 3:00 PM

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Franklin fire donation information

"The Franklin MA Lions Club and Franklin Elks Lodge #2136 are working with the Red Cross to help families affected by today’s fire. We have been told the best donations right now are that of gift cards to various clothing, drug stores, food and restaurants. Please reach out to Franklin Lions to make your donation.
Update: The Lions met this evening. We have had an outpouring for clothing donations. For this reason we have decided to do a fund-drive to turn clothing and cloth material such as shoes, curtains, stuffed animals, blankets, etc into cash. We hope to collect 5000lbs by July 7th. We currently will pick up but are working on drop off locations for bags.
Update: we have set up an account with Rockland Trust: Franklin Lions Disaster Fund. Donations can be made there. 100% will be used to assist families to get back on their feet. In addition at the downtown Franklin branch across from post office is a drop box for gift cards. Gift cards and checks can also be mailed to
  • Franklin Lions
    PO Box 3,
    Franklin , MA.
The Red Cross is still trying to reach all 36 families. If you know of a family or are a family affected by today’s fire. Please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-564-1234.
Shared from multiple Facebook updates including

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

From their About page:

"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 Council Mtg 05/05/21 - in 3 parts FM #537, 538, 539 (audio)

FM #537-538-539 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 537-538-539 in the series.

This session shares the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: most members of the Town Council, selected guests, and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, at least one member of the Council was remote along with the public via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the almost 3 hour minute meeting into three logical segments:
  • First - covers the opening  recognition of DPW Director Cantoreggi, public hearing on stormwater bylaw wording, license transaction for LaCantina (~43 mins)
  • Second - covers the Melanson & HEath audit report and the presentation by Franklin TV (~40 minutes)
  • Third - covers the Town Communications update by Anne Marie Tracey through to the end of the meeting (~70 minutes)
The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda including documents released for this meeting.

Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of May 5, 2021




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Town Council Mtg 05/05/21 - in 3 parts FM #537, 538, 539 (audio)
Town Council Mtg 05/05/21 - in 3 parts FM #537, 538, 539 (audio)


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Prevention Advocacy Wellness Support - Calling all teens - May 23

Peer to Peer at the S.A.F.E Coalition has scheduled a having presentation about Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders and Healthy Relationships. To end the event, we will be having a panel of Advocates talk about their experiences.

This will be taking place on Sunday May 23 from 11:00-3:45 over Zoom. This event is FREE and open to everyone!

Feel free to spread the word about the event!

The first 50 people to register by Saturday May 15th will receive a SWAG bag.

Follow the event on Facebook:

Prevention Advocacy Wellness Support - Calling all teens - May 23
Prevention Advocacy Wellness Support - Calling all teens - May 23

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Franklin Food Pantry donation reminders

"We have been receiving an abundance of perishable foods in our donation bin. Please do not donate items like milk, salads, yogurt or items from school lunches into our donation bin. We can not give those donated items out to our neighbors and it creates extra work for our staff and volunteers. 
In addition our donation bin will be LOCKED over the weekends now. 
Please drop off your nonperishable, unexpired items Monday through Friday but no during our distribution hours which are Tuesday from 9 to 1 and 5:30 to 6:30 pm and Friday from 9 to 1. 
Thank you for understanding."

Franklin Food Pantry donation reminders
Franklin Food Pantry donation reminders

Shared from the Food Pantry Facebook page:

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Status update for 3

To Our Guests,

We are happy to report some good news from 3!  But first, I want to thank you all for the outpouring of support you have shown us over the past week.  We are truly grateful for such kind, thoughtful and loyal guests!

Fortunately, the COVID protocols we have in place at the restaurant were effective in preventing any spread of the virus inside the restaurant!  The restaurant has been thoroughly deep cleaned and while the restaurant and staff are ready to reopen, we  have decided to remain closed for a few extra days.  We expect to reopen after Easter, on Monday April 5.  
This week our staff will receive a few bonus days off to relax and recharge while we tackle some building improvements such as the installation of new HVAC systems,  the installation of new kitchen equipment and the implementation of a new computer system.  Plus, our chefs will be putting the finishing touches on a delicious new spring menu and the bar team has created some amazing seasonal cocktails.  

We hope to have all of these projects completed by next week in anticipation of welcoming you back into the restaurant for what we expect will be a bustling spring and summer season.
Thank you again and we wish you and your family a happy and healthy Easter week.


Stephen Corcoran


Friday, March 26, 2021

Nieman Lab: "The first challenge is data... The second is money"

"Social media disinformation discussions are going in circles. Here's how to change that."

"On Thursday, the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter will testify before Congress about online disinformation. Even before the gavel bangs, we can predict what will happen. Some members of Congress will demand that social media platforms do more to stop viral falsehoods from damaging democracy and triggering violence. Others will warn of needlessly restricting speech and say it could even inflame fringe elements and drive them to less-governed spaces.

This same argument repeats itself after every crisis, from Christchurch to QAnon to COVID-19. Why can’t we break the impasse? Because the debate about countering disinformation can itself be a fact-free zone: long on theories, short on evidence. We need better expertise, and that means empowering experts."
Continue reading the article online

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Olena Poliakevych/iStock/Getty Images Plus
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Olena Poliakevych/iStock/Getty Images Plus