- Donna's activity page https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TFABy-qchSK5IOMw0U9XtviRJ4_hKX8K/view?usp=sharing
- Coloring page - thread https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GB_MjJ4K5fb9EJJklQZ6kluS5F--zTsZ/view?usp=sharing
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Sunday, June 23, 2019
"Massachusetts ratified the 19th Amendment 100 years ago, ensuring a woman’s right to vote. Though more women are running for office and casting more ballots than men, female elected officials are still in the minority. Women make up 28.5% of the Massachusetts Legislature.
When Shirley Anita Chisholm, the first black congresswoman in the United States, met 6-year-old Yvonne Spicer, she said her job was “to help people.”
Spicer, who lived in the congresswoman’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, was immediately enamored by her.
“I think about that experience and where that seed was being planted when I was six,” said Spicer, Framingham’s mayor and the first African-American woman popularly elected mayor in Massachusetts."
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"ZēLUS Beer was designed specifically for your active lifestyle"
"Though the Zelus Beer Company launched in 2015, the Medfield brewer has been somewhat incognito, operating from an office and warehouse not open to the public.
The company is set to change that soon; it has been building a “tap room” at 1 Green St. to feature its offerings, and plans to open it in coming days.
Company founder Geoffrey Pedder said the company - named for Zelus, the Greek personification of competition and rivalry - began with the intent of connecting to anyone who’s active.
“It was designed and developed with athletes in mind,” he said. “We do want to be known as the home for wellness beers, which is a big segment of the market.”
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According the the Zelus webpage, the tap room is indeed open
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
"Holy flying pancakes, you guys!
I’m still processing this in what’s left of my brain. I’ll post more tomorrow.
For now, there’s this:
BAKER ORDERS STATE TO INVESTIGATE COMPRESSOR STATION ISSUES
By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JULY 17, 2017…
Requesting a public health assessment and thorough airing of public safety concerns, Gov. Charlie Baker has directed state agencies to investigate issues raised by opponents of a controversial natural gas compressor station planned along the Fore River in North Weymouth.
In a letter dated July 14 and released by Baker’s office on Monday, Baker said his administration would examine claims about project impacts, gather public health data, and facilitate the presentation to the federal government of public safety concerns. And while he reiterated that the “primary decisions” about the project will be made by the federal government, Baker said he’s committed to ensuring that community concerns are “heard fully.”
“We recognize the serious concerns that have been raised by many, including constituents in your town and neighboring communities, regarding a proposed natural gas compressor station to be sited along the Fore River,” Baker wrote in a letter to Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund, a former state senator who has called the federal review of the project “a rigged process.”
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Friday, September 2, 2011
Video is less than 5 minutes long. You may need to return and watch it multiple times!
For information on a related topic, how little time outside is creating a 'nature deficit disorder'
Note: email subscribers will need to click through to view the video on Franklin Matters
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Downtown Partnership holds its "Beautification Day" Saturday morning starting at 9:00 AM
The Library Book Sale and DPW "Touch a Truck" is Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Franklin Art Association will hold its Spring Show at the Hayward Mansion
Get your car washed and drop off bottles and cans to recycle at Parmenter School
The HMEA 10th Annual Walk Run Roll & Stroll in the Park on Sunday
Did I mis anything?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
- Intentional exclusion
- public space
- the media
- political parties
- charitable status
- our elections
You have been anointed. You have been chosen. Do something about your community today!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Join the Franklin Citizens Rail Trail subcommittee meeting to plan for a fund raising road race.
Meeting at the Y at 7:30 PM
The EPA will hold an information session and immediately following a public hearing to solicit feedback on their new storm water regulations.
Meeting at 6:30 PM at Tri-County Regional Voc Tech
The School Committee holds their second scheduled meeting for June this evening.
Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Bldg
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The first page alone covers activities from the Men's Club, to having your hearing screened, to card games, to driver training, and to credit counseling.
If you can't find something to do, maybe you can get something together for next time!
If your parents are living in Franklin, do they utilize the Senior Center (assuming they qualify by being over 60). If they don't use the Senior Center, I would be curious to understand why.
Friday, May 8, 2009
While there may be differences in views on this item or that, I have great respect for all our elected officials, especially those on the Town Council, School Committee, Finance Committee, and the other elected committees that contribute to this town.
They give much of their time to perform their duties on our behalf.
Contrary to what some apparently believe, they do not get paid for what they do. It is a volunteer effort and public service initiative much like my own efforts here.
- To the 1 in 10 Franklin voters who cast your ballot in November 2007, reach out to your neighbors at any opportunity you have, gently remind them of their civic duty.
- To the 9 in 10 Franklin voters who did not cast your ballot in November 2007, please, please get involved. Take a step forward. Attend a meeting. Be informed. Cast your ballot when the next election rolls around.
Franklin will be a better place with all involved.
If you don't think you should be involved, stop me around town some time. You should be able recognize me by now. I'd like to find out why.
- Finally, to all Franklin resident that are eligible to vote but have not yet registered, please consider doing so. The Town Clerk's office is open with convenient hours Monday-Friday. It is a quick and easy transaction.
PS - My thanks to Town Council Chairperson Chris Feeley for taking the time to provide feedback on the prior posting and to enable this clarification.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Life in the Barack Obama administration is tough - it's a seven-day-a-week, 15-hour-a-day job, leaving precious little time for loved ones, or really anything else.
But for Franklin native Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, who serves as President-elect Barack Obama's associate director of personnel after working three presidential campaigns, it's all worth it.
"I love what I do. There are so many great parts of my job. To me, the best part is, I get up every morning and do something I believe in," said O'Malley Dillon.
"I really have been lucky - I've lived in Louisiana, South Dakota, Florida, and got to know people from all over the country, and it's been a tremendous experience," she said.
Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here