Showing posts with label Franklin Downtown Partnership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Franklin Downtown Partnership. Show all posts

Friday, June 7, 2024

What's happening in Franklin, MA: Friday, June 7, 2024?

Friday, June 7
8:00am Early voting for Special Election (Last day at Town Clerk's Office)
10:00am Knitting Group (Franklin Public Library)
2:00pm Franklin Farmers Market (Franklin Town Common)
3:00pm Kaye Kelly Trio (live music) (Franklin Town Common)
4:00pm Strawberry Stroll - (Main St, Downtown Franklin)
7:30pm August: Osage County! (THE BLACK BOX)
9:00pm Gilmartin Bros (live music) (3 Restaurant)


** No Town Meetings today


What's happening today in Franklin?
What's happening today in Franklin? 
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Why are there multiple calendars?
There is a Cultural events calendar upon which other community events are layered to create the Community calendar.

Respectfully, the Library and Senior Center calendars are too full of events to include all their events so we tend to focus on the major events. Town and School meetings are also kept separate. Links for all the calendars are shared here:

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events    

Find the full Community event calendar  https://bit.ly/FranklinCommunityCalendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://bit.ly/Submit2Calendar

The Library calendar of events ->    calendar link

The Senior Center calendar of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/month/39/2023-12

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

2024 Strawberry Stroll - booth locations map

For those who just want to stroll, starting anywhere and working your way along Main St and the Depot Plaza works. 

For those who want to make sure they hit the specific tables/booths, the map and listing will help you find where they are so you want miss them if you get distracted by something else.
 
Download your copy of the PDF here -> 

2024 Strawberry Stroll - booth locations map
2024 Strawberry Stroll - booth locations map

Thanks to the Downtown Partnership for putting the event together!

Friday, May 31, 2024

Franklin's Strawberry Stroll a great start to summer, June 7 from 4 to 8 PM

The 20th Annual Strawberry Stroll is ready to go. This town favorite is set for Friday, June 7 from 4 to 8 PM. The rain date is Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 8 PM. The stroll is held on Main Street which will be closed to traffic so visitors can easily and safely walk. Come to downtown Franklin to start your summer!

Dean Bank’s staff will be serving the signature strawberry shortcakes under tents in front of the bank. Fresh strawberries donated and cut by Dean College will top hundreds of shortcakes and be completed with whipped cream. Proceeds from strawberry shortcake sales are allocated to the Downtown Partnership to help fund the event.

Franklin's Strawberry Stroll
Franklin's Strawberry Stroll
Here’s what else you can expect:
Booths will have fun activities for children, a variety of giveaways, delicious food, information about organizations and businesses, and fabulous strawberry shortcake.

Musical entertainment by Heath Nisbett playing acoustic guitar, 4 pm to 6 pm; Dom DeBaggis playing acoustic guitar, 6 pm to 8 pm; Feet in Motion Dance Studio offering two performances during the afternoon/evening. Radio station MyFM 101.3 will broadcast from 4 PM to 8 PM. Franklin Fire Department will have Touch A Truck, Sparky, and fire safety information; and Franklin Historical Museum will be open.

“Year after year this event attracts more visitors and vendors. It's always an exciting day to see so many people enjoying themselves and some strawberry cake,” said Kevin Johnson, Strawberry Stroll Chairman.  “What better way to kick off the summer than joining others and listening to live music on Main Street.”

Event organizer Franklin Downtown Partnership is grateful for the financial support from community businesses. This year’s stroll is made possible by the support of the following sponsors. Platinum Sponsor:  Dean College. Gold Sponsors: Camford Property Group, Inc., Dean Bank, The Enclave of Franklin Senior Living, Glen Meadows Apartments, Middlesex Savings Bank. Silver Sponsor: Notturno Home Services. Bronze Sponsors: Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, DCU, Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Fenton Financial Group, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Peel Microspa.

Follow the Franklin Downtown Partnership on:

https://www.instagram.com/franklindowntownpartnership/  and 
https://www.facebook.com/franklindowntownpartnership.org/

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents are welcome to join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Strawberry Stroll on June 7 is a great start to your summer

The 20th Annual Strawberry Stroll is ready to go. This town favorite is set for Friday, June 7 from 4 to 8 PM. The rain date is Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 8 PM. The stroll is held on Main Street which will be closed to traffic so visitors can easily and safely walk. Come to downtown Franklin to start your summer!

Dean Bank’s staff will be serving the signature strawberry shortcakes under tents in front of the bank. Fresh strawberries donated and cut by Dean College will top hundreds of shortcakes and be completed with whipped cream. Proceeds from strawberry shortcake sales are allocated to the Downtown Partnership to help fund the event.

Here’s what else you can expect:

Booths will have fun activities for children, a variety of giveaways, delicious food, information about organizations and businesses, and fabulous strawberry shortcake.

Musical entertainment by Heath Nisbett playing acoustic guitar, 4 pm to 6 pm; Dom DeBaggis playing acoustic guitar, 6 pm to 8 pm; Feet in Motion Dance Studio offering two performances during the afternoon/evening. Radio station MyFM 101.3 will broadcast from 4 PM to 8 PM. Franklin Fire Department will have Touch A Truck, Sparky, and fire safety information; and Franklin Historical Museum will be open.

“Year after year this event attracts more visitors and vendors. It's always an exciting day to see so many people enjoying themselves and some strawberry cake,” said Kevin Johnson, Strawberry Stroll Chairman.  “What better way to kick off the summer than joining others and listening to live music on Main Street.”

Event organizer Franklin Downtown Partnership is grateful for the financial support from community businesses. This year’s stroll is made possible by the support of the following sponsors. Platinum Sponsor:  Dean College. Gold Sponsors: Camford Property Group, Inc., Dean Bank, The Enclave of Franklin Senior Living, Glen Meadows Apartments, Middlesex Savings Bank. Silver Sponsor: Notturno Home Services. Bronze Sponsors: Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, DCU, Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Fenton Financial Group, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Peel Microspa.

Follow the Franklin Downtown Partnership on:


https://www.instagram.com/franklindowntownpartnership/  and 
https://www.facebook.com/franklindowntownpartnership.org/

The Strawberry Stroll on June 7 is a great start to your summer
The Strawberry Stroll on June 7 is a great start to your summer

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents are welcome to join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job well done on Beautification Day

Franklin’s Beautification Day in May was a great success. Despite some morning rain, volunteers cleaned out garden barrels and window boxes and planted fresh spring flowers. The Franklin Downtown Partnership, organizer of Beautification Day, thanks all who worked to make downtown Franklin colorful for the summer.
Photos courtesy of Vicario Studio  1
Photos courtesy of Vicario Studio 1 


Among the many volunteers were students and residents, Franklin High Baseball team, FHS Baseball Coach Zach Brown, Franklin Downtown Partnership members Chris Peterson, Greg Safford, Roberta Trahan, and Franklin Tile’s Sandy Sauer. Event organizer Eileen Mason, Franklin Downtown Partnership and Franklin Garden Club member, did a fabulous job coordinating people, tasks and materials.  

Photos courtesy of Vicario Studio   2
Photos courtesy of Vicario Studio 2 


Thank you again for the support from Beautification Day sponsors. Platinum sponsors: Camford Property Group, Inc.; Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C.; Eileen Mason, RE/MAX; Glen Meadow Apartments; and Middlesex Savings Bank. Gold sponsors: Dean Bank; Elizabeth’s Bagels; D.G. Ranieri Real Estate; and Notturno Home Services. Silver sponsors: Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Inc., Fenton Financial Group, Oteri Funeral Home, PEEL Microspa.

Follow the Franklin Downtown Partnership at:

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents can join the Downtown Partnership for $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org

Friday, April 19, 2024

Save the Date -> Annual Strawberry Stroll - June 7 from 4 to 8 PM

Save the date for the annual Strawberry Stroll, set for Friday, June 7, from 4 PM to 8 PM in downtown Franklin. The rain date will be Saturday, June 8 from 4 PM to 8 PM

Save the Date -> Annual Strawberry Stroll - June 7 from 4 to 8 PM
Annual Strawberry Stroll - June 7
The strawberry shortcakes will be supplied by Dean Bank and Dean College. Crafts and activities will be offered for kids and adults.

Sponsorship opportunities for the stroll are still open and filling up quickly. If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact the Franklin Downtown Partnership at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.

Get up to date info and follow the Franklin Downtown Partnership at:
https://www.instagram.com/franklindowntownpartnership/
https://www.facebook.com/franklindowntownpartnership.org/

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501c3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents can join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll, the Harvest Festival, the Ladybug Historical & Cultural Trail, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Volunteers need to help with Beautification Day set for May 18

Volunteers are needed on May 18 from 8 AM to 12 PM for the annual Beautification Day, organized by the Franklin Downtown Partnership and the Franklin Garden Club. Many hands are needed to plant flowers in the downtown area.

Volunteers Wanted for May 18 Downtown Beautification Day
Volunteers Wanted for May 18 Downtown Beautification Day (photo from 2018)
Volunteers with trucks: meet at 7:30 at Fairmount Fruit Farm at 887 Lincoln St. to pick up trays of flowers and deliver downtown. If you don’t have a truck, arrive by 8:00 at the municipal parking lot near The Rome restaurant and Ferrera’s Market. Bring work gloves, rakes and garden tools, if you can.

Students: if you have community service hours to satisfy, this is the ideal opportunity to earn your hours. You will get a note documenting your service.

Volunteers are also needed this summer to water plants. There are 18 weeks of watering needed over the summer, said Eileen Mason, Beautification Day Chairperson. Pick the weeks that work for you.

"I hear from many people around the area about how beautiful our downtown looks each summer. It's exactly why we do it, to make the downtown area look inviting,” Mason said. “We couldn't do it without all of our resident volunteers, the FHS baseball team, and sponsors who make this possible each year. Thank you to all and enjoy the plantings!"

Email Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com to volunteer to plant on May 18th or water this summer.

“We are very grateful for Eileen Mason, the Garden Club, DPW and all who volunteer every year to plant and water the flowers. We also appreciate the sponsors who support the beautification of our downtown,” said Lisa Piana, Executive Director of the Franklin Downtown Partnership.

The Downtown Partnership is very grateful for the following sponsors of Beautification Day. Platinum sponsors: Camford Property Group, Inc.; Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C.; Eileen Mason, REMAX; Glen Meadow Apartments; and Middlesex Savings Bank. Gold sponsors: Dean Bank; Elizabeth’s Bagels; D.G. Ranieri Real Estate; and Notturno Home Services. Silver sponsors: Fenton Financial Group.

Stay up to date info and follow the Franklin Downtown Partnership at:

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents can join the Downtown Partnership for $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Franklin to Celebrate 2nd Annual Ladybug Trail Spring Walk on April 20

Come to Downtown Franklin on Saturday, April 20th when the town kicks off its 2nd Annual Ladybug Trail Spring Walk. The town will also celebrate 50 years of the ladybug as the State’s official insect.
Ladybug Trail Spring Walk
Ladybug Trail Spring Walk

Walk the Ladybug Cultural and Historical Trail any time throughout the day. Search for the ladybugs and enjoy downtown’s shops. Rain date is Sun. April 21st. Best place to start: 9 a.m. at Franklin Historical Museum at 80 West Central Street (Route 140) to get your free trail map. While you’re at the museum, and before you walk, stay for the ladybug presentation and activities. 

At 11 AM State Rep. Jeff Roy will speak about ladybugs and lawmaking. 

From 11:30 - 1 PM will be a reunion of the 1974 “Ladybug Kids,” the second-graders who went to Boston and successfully lobbied the legislature. Ladybug keychains and bookmarks will be sold at the museum. Other activities include a short slide show detailing the ladybug story, and live native ladybugs will be released around 3 PM into the garden of the Methodist Church, next door.

Why celebrate the 7-spotted ladybug? 

This year marks the 50th anniversary since the ladybug was adopted as the official insect of Massachusetts. And, the town of Franklin is where it started. 

How did this happen? In 1974, a group of second-grade students and their teacher, Palma Johnson, at Franklin’s Kennedy School, petitioned a bill to name the ladybug the state’s official insect. The students learned about the law-making process in class and at the State House. In April 1974 then-governor Francis Sargent signed the bill making the ladybug the official state insect of Mass. 

The town celebrated this special designation with its Ladybug project on the 40th anniversary of the accomplishment. The Franklin Cultural Council and the Rotary Club initiated the public art project to honor Mrs. Johnson, her students, and the ladybug. The project invited artists and businesses to create and paint 2-foot tall fiberglass ladybugs.

By 2022 the ladybug sculptures were installed throughout downtown Franklin’s Cultural District – when it officially became known as the Ladybug Cultural and Historical Trail.

The trail uses the ladybug sculptures to tie together approximately 25 historical, cultural and business sites in downtown. Plus, the walk is an opportunity to view more than 10 art murals painted by members of the Franklin Art Association located in the alleys and the daffodils that pop up along the trail. 

"The fact that this year is the 50th anniversary of a Franklin educator and her students making history with their ladybug legislation makes this year's Ladbybug Trail Spring Walk extra special. We are happy to be the starting point for the walk, and for families picking up a map," said Alan Earls, chair of the Franklin Historical Commission. "We are keeping longer hours, too, from 9 to 3, and hope families and individuals will stop in," he added. For more details, visit the Historical Museum website at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Enjoy the shops along the trail

People can walk the Ladybug Trail any time during the day. “The Ladybug Trail Spring Walk is the chance to celebrate spring and walk around downtown Franklin in search of the ladybugs tucked among the storefronts. We invite walkers and visitors to stop at one of the many restaurants along the trail for lunch or dinner,” said Lisa Piana, Franklin Downtown Partnership’s Executive Director. There is plenty of shopping too.

The free trail map is also available at Escape Into Fiction where kids can get a ladybug surprise. Escape Into Fiction is an independent bookstore at 12 Main Street. They are open Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday 12 to 4 PM. The regular hours include Tuesdays through Fridays 10:30 AM to 5 PM The Historical Museum regular hours are Saturdays 10 AM to 1 PM and Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM.

For more details about the Ladybug Historical & Cultural Trail, visit:

The Ladybug Cultural and Historical Trail committee includes: Pandora Carlucci, Jane Curran, Claire Griffin, Melanie Hamblen, Eileen Mason, Mary Olsson, Lisa Piana, Beth Simon, and Roberta Trahan.

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501c3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents can join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll, the Harvest Festival, the Ladybug Historical & Cultural Trail, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Easter Bunny at the Historical Museum among the events happening on Saturday, March 23

Spring has sprung in Franklin!! The crocus and daffodil are sprouting and the warm weather is starting to creep in! Celebrate Spring by visiting downtown! 
There’s a lot happening in Franklin this weekend- spend some time visiting the Easter Bunny, grabbing brunch, shopping our boutiques, check out a visiting author and visiting an art show. 
See what your downtown has to offer! #shopfranklin #franklinma #downtownfranklin #shoplocal

Easter Bunny at the Historical Museum among the events happening on Saturday, March 23
Easter Bunny at the Historical Museum among the events happening on Saturday, March 23


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Mark your calendar for these Franklin Downtown Partnership Calendar of sponsored events for 2024

Save the dates!! 

Announcing the 2024 Franklin Downtown Partnership Calendar of sponsored events and general meetings! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering at any of the events. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Mark your calendar for these Franklin Downtown Partnership Calendar of sponsored events for 2024
Mark your calendar for these Franklin Downtown Partnership Calendar of sponsored events for 2024


Thursday, January 11, 2024

Franklin Downtown Partnership: January 2024; Reminders to start the new year


Franklin Downtown Partnership


Member to Member Discount Reminder


Are you interested in promoting your business by participating in the Franklin Downtown Partnership Member-to-Member Discount Program? Your offer will extend to all FDP business members, their employees, and all FDP resident members. If you would like to be included, please fill out this form and email it to

fdpcommunications@gmail.com


Member to Member Discount Reminder
Member to Member Discount Reminder

SAVE THE DATE



Our first 2024 General Meeting will be Thursday-February 1st


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Friday, December 1, 2023

Franklin Downtown Partnership presents the Holiday Gift Guide for 2023

The Holiday Gift Guide is too long to share here so you can find the full set of content in on PDF file ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j7JAyTsmduZYjgLjkKn6vy59MMRjSz-K/view?usp=drive_link

One item left off the gift guide to consider is the Think Franklin First gift cards


Think Franklin First gift cards
https://franklingiftcard.com/



Keep It Local
Support Franklin Businesses

Thank You to the Sponsors

of this Holiday Newsletter:

GOLD SPONSORS:

Camford Property Group, Inc.,

D.G. Ranieri Real Estate,

The Enclave of Franklin

BRONZE SPONSORS:

DCU

Mary's Holiday Lights

Light Up Downtown Franklin and Beyond




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Monday, November 20, 2023

Both FHS Girls & Boys Panther Hockey Teams help with the downtown decorations on Sunday

FHSPantherHockey (@FHSPantherHocke) posted on Sun, Nov 19, 2023:
"FHS Boys Hockey decorating Downtown Franklin. 
Tis the Season 7 days till tryouts!

@FHSSports @ToFranklinMa @FranklinDowntwnhttps://t.co/oNhqjt5u9I
FHS Boys Hockey decorating Downtown Franklin
FHS Boys Hockey decorating Downtown Franklin

The FHS Girls hockey team was a great help on Sunday ->

Members of the FHS Girls hockey team
Members of the FHS Girls hockey team


Before photo
downtown decorations on Sunday - before
downtown decorations on Sunday - before

After photo

downtown decorations on Sunday - after
downtown decorations on Sunday - after