Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Friday, November 25, 2022

FHS football comes back to top KP on Thanksgiving 29-28 to take back-to-back Hockomock titles (video)

Via HockomockSports.com, we share the results of the fall sports competition for Franklin High School on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2022.

Franklin, 29 @ King Philip, 28 – Final 
  • 1st Quarter: (F) Jase Lyons 69-yard pass to Luke Davis, Garrett Portesi XP good; (KP) William Astorino 2-yard rush, Matthew Kelley XP good.
  • 2nd Quarter: (KP) W. Astorino 12-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (F) J. Lyons 6-yard pass to L. Davis, G. Portesi XP good.
  • 3rd Quarter: (KP) W. Astorino 2-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (KP) Tommy McLeish 26-yard pass to W. Astorino, M. Kelley XP good; (F) J. Lyons 19-yard pass to L. Davis, G. Portesi XP good.
  • 4th Quarter: (F) Mike Davide 3-yard rush, J. Lyons 2-point pass to L. Davis.

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"King Philip got the ball back up by seven points with just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Thursday morning’s holiday matinee at Macktaz Field and went back to work with the ground game that had been nearly unstoppable for most of the game.

After running more than seven minutes off the clock, KP had first down from the Franklin 30 and looked like it was maybe one or two plays away from clinching the title-deciding showdown.

Rudy Gately (21 carries, 116 yards) was stopped for a loss of three by Emmett Lackey. Quarterback Tommy McLeish took the next snap and went on a sweep around the left side, but Franklin read the play and pried the ball loose. Devine Johnson pounced on it at the 34 to give the visitors a chance with 6:11 on the clock.

Mike Davide (11 carries, 40 yards) broke free for a 13-yard gain into KP territory and Jase Lyons (20-of-27, 232 yards) hit Josh Ribeiro on the sideline. Ribeiro refused to go out of bounds, cutting back infield and eventually gaining 17 to the KP 28. After back-to-back completions to Luke Davis, Lyons kept it himself, looking for contact in the secondary and being brought down at the three. Davide finished the drive to bring the Panthers within one."
Continue reading the game recap:

For a photo gallery from this game ->

For the video via Franklin.TV -> https://youtu.be/E9ndNLG4U6g

Boston Globe coverage (subscription maybe required)


Franklin senior Luke Davis (6) hauls in a two-point conversion with 2:46 remaining, which lifted the Panthers to a come from behind win at rival King Philip and to a second straight Kelley-Rex title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)
Franklin senior Luke Davis (6) hauls in a two-point conversion with 2:46 remaining, which lifted the Panthers to a come from behind win at rival King Philip and to a second straight Kelley-Rex title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Watch "How Thanksgiving Became A National Holiday" on YouTube

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

"Thanksgiving is a relatively new national holiday in America. Who made it what it is today? 
Learn about Sarah Josepha Hale: https://t.co/FvyOWTa7Ep"
Portrait of Sarah Josepha Hale, circa 1831, by James Reid Lambdin Richard's Free Library, Newport, New Hampshire
Portrait of Sarah Josepha Hale, circa 1831, by James Reid Lambdin  Richard's Free Library, Newport, New Hampshire

"A reading of Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation by WGBH News staff members." video link -> https://youtu.be/vAsmiMi1cRQ


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Town of Franklin: Municipal Building - closing at Noon 11/23/22 & All Schools Closed 11/23/22

1 - Town of Franklin

The Franklin Municipal Building will CLOSE EARLY on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM and remain closed through Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
We will reopen on Monday, November 28, 2022

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/franklin-municipal-building-closure-november-23rd-2022-1200pm 

Franklin Municipal Building CLOSURE - November 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Franklin Municipal Building CLOSURE - November 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM

2 - Franklin Public Schools

All Franklin Public Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, November 23 - November 25 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 28th, 2022. 
Shared from ->   https://twitter.com/FranklinPSNews/status/1594774651691057152


All Schools Closed 11/23/22
All Schools Closed 11/23/22

 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Sign up now for a great start to Thanksgiving morning as the Franklin 5K Turkey Trot Tradition continues for its 11th Year!

11th Annual Family Fun Run Benefits Franklin Food Pantry 


The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to announce that the annual Franklin Turkey Trot is back for its 11th year! The race will take place on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2022, at 8:00 AM and for the first time post-COVID, breakfast will be provided for all participants! 


In addition, all registered runners will be automatically entered in the Turkey Trot Raffle for a chance to win terrific prizes from local businesses! The 5K starts at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA and follows a lollipop route in the neighborhood.  

 

The $25 registration fee goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry, keeping donations local to help feed those in need. Participants can register online here.  The Pantry will not be able to accept food donations instead of the fee.  Runners can also purchase a t-shirt directly from the registration page to commemorate their experience. 

Julia DiMarino
Julia DiMarino


"The Turkey Trot is such a wonderful tradition in our community, and we are incredibly grateful that through this event, we can continue to meet our neighbor's needs for food, services and programs. As we navigate a post-COVID world, we will extend our hybrid distribution model, offering both in-person and curbside distribution. We are also expanding our home delivery and mobile pantries to reach those who cannot come to us," said Tina Powderly, Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry


"Last year we raised an incredible $35,000! With food prices increasing nationally by 13.1% and locally by 10.9% this year, it's more expensive than ever to serve our neighbors in need. Funds from events like the Turkey Trot are critical to our mission to provide hunger relief and vital services to our community."  

 

"I'd also like to thank our Turkey Trot Chair, Erin Campbell. We are fortunate to have an incredibly hard-working group of dedicated volunteers, led by Erin, to bring this event to life," said Powderly. "Erin also works tirelessly to secure local businesses to cover the associated costs. The Turkey Trot is an amazing amount of work, and we could not hold this incredible community tradition without Erin's leadership." 

 

"This event has been a tradition in my community for many years and I'm really excited to be a part of making it happen this year! I'm thrilled that breakfast is back and I'm so happy to be able to thank our runners with a free raffle! I'm looking forward to a terrific day and raising funds that will truly help our neighbors in need," said Erin Campbell, Turkey Trot Chair. 

 

2021 Turkey Trot Runners
2021 Turkey Trot Runners

About the Franklin Food Pantry 

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,100 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. 
Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include home delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.  

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Franklin Public Library: Schedule for Thanksgiving 2022

The  Franklin Public Library will be 

  • Closing at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23
  • Closed Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving
  • Open on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving
Franklin Library Thanksgiving Week Hours
Franklin Library Thanksgiving Week Hours


Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/franklin-library-thanksgiving-week-hours

Friday, November 18, 2022

A Priest A Rabbi and A Minister Walk Into A Radio Station: 026 - Giving Thanks and Gratitude (audio)

In this episode, Dr. Pandora Carlucci and Jay Horrigan are joined by Reverend Juncker, Reverend McAdams and Rabbi Alpert to discuss the importance of giving thanks, feeling and expressing gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving and the holiday season.


A Priest A Rabbi and A Minister Walk Into A Radio Station: 026 - Giving Thanks and Gratitude (audio)
A Priest A Rabbi and A Minister Walk Into A Radio Station: 026 - Giving Thanks and Gratitude (audio)



A Priest A Rabbi and A Minister Walk Into A Radio Station - WFPR
Bringing More Faith Into Your Day
Jay Horrigan and Dr. Pandora Carlucci join Pastor Juncker, Reverend McAdams and Rabbi Alpert to discuss faith in their congregations and how listeners can embrace faith in their own lives.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

“Give us this day, our daily bread.” - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 20 at 7 PM

“Give us this day, our daily bread.” 

Many of us grew up saying some version of these words regularly, and quite a few of us still do. In this time of Thanksgiving, let’s consider what we are really asking when we request “our daily bread.” What is the deeper meaning in sharing a meal, in asking for relief, and is it the same today as it was for the Pilgrims of Massachusetts in 1621?

The Franklin Interfaith Council announces its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for the community. Everyone is welcome! Please join us on Sunday, November 20 at 7 PM at Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main Street, Franklin.

This year, the service features preacher Rev. Bev Waring, Interim Minister at First Universalist Society of Franklin, and live performance by the Interfaith Choir, directed by Mary Diehl of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The collection will benefit the Interfaith Fuel Assistance Fund, administered by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

The Franklin Interfaith Council is an organization whose membership is composed of faith communities in the town of Franklin, Massachusetts. It addresses the various needs of its community by recognizing the power of faith as defined by the individual spiritual traditions.  However, it is these same traditions that unite us in the common goal to initiate and sponsor activities that enrich and challenge the citizens of Franklin. The intent of the council is to sensitize the Franklin community to issues of deprivation and social injustice, and to promote tolerance and understanding through shared worship, programs, performances, and publications, and to bring the understanding of our faith traditions to bear on these issues. Additionally, through these same devices, the council seeks to acknowledge and celebrate both the diversity and the common values existing within the community. The council is a nonprofit organization that has as its primary purpose the betterment of the community it serves.

Participating Houses of Worship :
First Universalist Society in Franklin
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Temple Etz Chaim
St. Mary’s Catholic Parish
Franklin Federated Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Franklin United Methodist Church

For more information, go to www.FranklinInterfaith.org or on Facebook:  Franklin Interfaith Council.

Franklin Interfaith Council schedules Thanksgiving Service - Nov 20
Franklin Interfaith Council schedules Thanksgiving Service - Nov 20

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Franklin Cultural District: theater, theater, and more theater this weekend, but that's not all ....

Theater, theater, theater - Dean College gets it started with All Shook Up, then FHS takes the stage with Cinderella, followed by FPAC with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

And if theater is not your thing, check out the book sale, the Winter Farmers Market, the assortment of performances at our brewery & winery and close out the weekend with the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Franklin Federated Church. Something for everyone as #artshappenhere in Franklin.


ALL SHOOK UP
Wednesday, November 16

7:30pm - All Shook Up (Dean College)



Thursday, November 17

6:00pm - Kendo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

7:30pm - All Shook Up (sold out) (Dean College)

Cinderella (Broadway Version)


Friday, November 18

12:00pm - Library Book Sale (Franklin Public Library)

5:00pm - FHS Red Cross Club: Movie Night -> Monster's Inc (Franklin High School)

5:30pm - Patrick Durkin (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Jess Ward (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

7:00pm - Cinderella (Broadway Version)  (Franklin High School)

7:30pm - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (FPAC - THE BLACK BOX)

7:30pm - All Shook Up (sold out)   (Dean College)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Saturday, November 19

9:00am - Library Book Sale  (Franklin Public Library)

10:00am - Winter Farmers Market (Fairmount Fruit Farm)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:00am - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Deep Dive

11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom (67 Degrees Brewery)

1:00pm - Library Bag Sale (books by the bag)  (Franklin Public Library)

2:00pm - All Shook Up (sold out)   (Dean College)

3:00pm - Trolley Dogs Food Truck  (La Cantina Winery)

4:00pm - AK Cody (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

5:30pm - Jennifer Teft (67 Degrees Brewery)

7:00pm - Cinderella (Broadway Version)  (Franklin High School)

7:30pm - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (FPAC - THE BLACK BOX)

7:30pm - All Shook Up (sold out)   (Dean College)


Library Book & Bag Sale


Sunday, November 20

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

2:00pm - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (FPAC - THE BLACK BOX)

2:00pm - All Shook Up (sold out)   (Dean College)

7:00pm - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service (Franklin Federated Church)



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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Visit the Cultural District page ->  https://www.franklinculture.org/

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

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 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!

Saturday, November 12, 2022

MBTA Commuter Rail Schedule Alert: a weekend schedule will run on both November 24 & 25

"The Commuter Rail will operate on a weekend schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th as well as on the following day, Friday, November 25th.

Buses will continue to replace weekend train service between Rockport and Beverly.

For more information: https://mbta.com/holidays

Last Updated: Nov 10 2022 03:41 PM "



MBTA Commuter Rail Schedule Alert: a weekend schedule will run on both November 24 & 25
MBTA Commuter Rail Schedule Alert: a weekend schedule will run on both November 24 & 25

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Get your Thanksgiving morning started off with some exercise and help the Franklin Food Pantry

There is nothing like a run (or walk) on a crisp fall morning followed by coffee and conversation with your friends and family!

Sign up for the Franklin Turkey Trot and start your holiday off by helping your neighbors in need!


Cost: $25 after October 18; family cap at $100
Food donations are no longer accepted as race payment

Registration: Register at Race location on Wednesday Night from 7-9pm or Morning of Race from 6:30am to 7:30am

Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on the race course during the race

Bib Pickup at Race Location Wednesday Night from 7-9pm or Morning of Race starting at 6:30am

T-shirts: Free to first 100 registered runners or you can purchase during registration until November 8th.

Awards: Category medals awarded
All runners are automatically entered into free raffle. Raffle prizes following race.

Free breakfast for all participants
Refunds: Entry fees cannot be refunded

Disclosure: Franklin Matters is a sponsor of this event

2021 Turkey Trot Runners
2021 Turkey Trot Runners

Friday, September 16, 2022

Registration for the Franklin Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day is now open

Hey...Calling All Turkey Runners!!

Your favorite Franklin Turkey Trot is now open for registration. Free shirts still available (first 100 registrants). 

And in case you've missed it the last few years, breakfast and raffle prizes will be back! 

Keep your Thanksgiving morning open and come join us once again for this incredible event to support the Franklin Food Pantry!

Register here 👇

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Franklin TV: Franklin v King Phillip – a Win!

Booyahh for our Panthers.
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 11/28/2021 


The start? Déjà vu – all over again. Ugh!

King Philip forced a quick Panthers three-and-out. Then KP’s Gately sailed up the middle for 64 yards. Three plays later, senior QB Charlie Grant shot straight to Drew Danson deep in the end zone for first blood in under four minutes.

Then more bad news.  The Panthers fumbled on first carry (oops) and KP glommed the ball in Franklin territory. Four plays put the Warriors on the 1 yard line. Two more, and Grant smuggled it in for a 14-0 lead with 6 minutes remaining in Q1.

Then, that first ray of hope.

Panthers pulled a perfect flea flicker to Gulla and back to Jared Arone, then  to Shane Kindred for a huge 85-yard touchdown with a minute and change remaining in Q1. The Warriors blocked the point, but Franklin was on the board – and in the game, 14-6. That’s how the tide begins to turn. (Yesss.  We can do this.)

Panthers brought focused football, pulling to 19 – a point under a tough Warrior team over the next 2 quarters. More touchdowns both ways in Q3. The last, with a 2-point conversion put Panthers up 27-20 going into Q4. With 2 minutes remaining, Franklin senior Jack Marino denied King Philip’s 4th and 1 try, locking up the Panthers 27-20 win over the Warriors in their 61st traditional Turkey Day tussle.

With this win, Franklin clinches its first-ever Hockomock League Kelley-Rex division title and first league crown since 2009. (Congrats!)  It also snaps a 10-game Thanksgiving skid and an 18-game overall streak to the Warriors.

Yes, we’ll have another round of stuffing, thank you very much.

Big congrats to the Panthers for a great day of winning football.

And –  as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching. 


Get this week's program guide for Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf    

Franklin TV: Franklin v King Phillip – a Win!
Franklin TV: Franklin v King Phillip – a Win!

Friday, November 26, 2021

FHS football team holds off KP To clinch Kelley-Rex crown

Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of HockomockSports.com, provides the  recap of FHS football vs. King Philip in the 61st annual Thanksgiving game.  

Before the main course of turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, the Franklin football team helped themselves to an early serving of stuffing.

Franklin senior Jack Marino denied King Philip on a 4th and 1 situation just beyond midfield with two minutes left in the game to help the Panthers secure a 27-20 win over the Warriors in the 61st Thanksgiving clash between the two teams.

With the win, Franklin clinches its first-ever Hockomock League Kelley-Rex division title and first league crown since 2009. It also snaps a 10-game Thanksgiving skid and an 18-game overall streak to the Warriors, their first win over KP since the same year they won their last title.

“It’s incredibly satisfying, and I’m obviously proud as the coach but I’m just happy for the kids and the town,” said Franklin head coach Eian Bain. “The last couple of years, this game has been good and there’s been some close ones and not so close ones. Eventually, these are games we have to win to move our program forward.
Continue reading the game recap ->

For a photo gallery from this game -> 

Boston Globe also has coverage of the game -> (subscription maybe required)


Franklin senior Shane Kindred hauls in a one-handed grab against King Philip on Thanksgiving. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Franklin senior Shane Kindred hauls in a one-handed grab against King Philip on Thanksgiving. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Franklin vs. King Philip - The Thanksgiving Game - 11/25/21

Thanks to Hockomock Sports, for providing the Thanksgiving history for the Franklin vs. King Philip game -> https://t.co/RW612GY0eF #hockomock

"One last ROAR together for these Panthers tomorrow as they take on KP. 
Come on out as we celebrate our seniors @ 9:30 AM, Kickoff @ 10:00 AM. Tickets $10 for all. 
Live stream on Franklin TV:  EDU channel, Comcast 96 and Verizon 28 or click here:  https://franklintv.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch2"

https://hockomocksports.com/history/thanksgiving/franklin-vs-king-philip/
https://hockomocksports.com/history/thanksgiving/franklin-vs-king-philip/


A Thanksgiving Thank You via the Neighbor Brigade

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