Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Franklin Food Pantry: Celebrating One Year at 341 W. Central St.

Dear Friend,

This June marks one year since The Pantry moved to 341 W. Central St.! We have grown so much and are serving more neighbors through in-person shopping, curbside distribution, weekend backpacks, home delivery, and more. We have also expanded our food rescue partnerships and offer more choices including culturally appropriate food. 

Tina Powderly Executive Director,  Franklin Food Pantry

Our team of volunteers has grown to over 300 individuals, and we are strengthening our commitment to sustainability by installing solar panels and launching a compost program. All that we have accomplished is because of YOU! We are grateful for our volunteers, donors, business partners, and clients. The support we have received is a true testament to the generosity and kindness in our community and I am proud to call Franklin home. 

Unfortunately, hunger in Franklin persists. This month, our partner the Greater Boston Food Bank released its fourth annual statewide study Food Equity and Access in Massachusetts: Voices and Solutions from Lived Experience. Many of the key takeaways mirror our experience at The Pantry: the cost of living and food is too high; people must choose between buying food or paying for housing, utilities, education, or transportation; food insecurity exacerbates many medical and mental health conditions; SNAP, WIC, and school meals are not enough. 

While we are excited about our one-year anniversary, we know that there is more work to be done and remain committed to meeting the growing demand for food assistance.

Help us celebrate our one-year anniversary by getting involved with The Pantry – host a food or fund drive, make a monetary donation, or volunteer. There are so many ways to help us fight food insecurity and we can’t do it without you.

With gratitude and appreciation for your continued support,

Tina Powderly

Executive Director, 
Franklin Food Pantry



Franklin Food Pantry: Celebrating One Year at 341 W. Central St.
Franklin Food Pantry: Celebrating One Year at 341 W. Central St.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Franklin Food Pantry celebrates their One Year Anniversary at 341 West Central St

From the Franklin Food Pantry:
"Happy one year anniversary!
That’s right - it’s been one year since we moved to 341 W. Central St.! We are grateful to the Franklin community and everyone who has supported our mission for more than 30 years.
We have come so far but there is more work to be done – and the best way to celebrate with us is to support us!
Please make a monetary contribution to The Panty. No amount is too small (or too big!) and will make a lasting impact in strengthening our community.
Thank you, Franklin!!!
Click through to Facebook to view the highlight video ->  https://www.facebook.com/share/v/h7vAVMSuDgv9ZUPs/

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

MassLive: "Former students mark 50th anniversary of ladybug becoming Mass. state insect"

Liesel Nygard reporting for MassLive provides a recap of the Ladybug reunion on Saturday, April 20:
"Did you know that Massachusetts’ official state insect is the ladybug?

The law was passed in 1974 after a large group of second graders from Kennedy School in Franklin, Mass. visited lawmakers at the State House in Boston while wearing homemade ladybug costumes.

Since ladybugs are considered good luck, and protect plants from pests without being harmful to gardens, the children and their teachers considered the insect worthy of becoming the Bay State’s official state’s bug."
Continue reading the article online at MassLive -> 

Former students of Franklin School who helped pass a bug making the ladybug Massachusetts' official state insect celebrate the 50th anniversary of their success with an event at the Franklin Historical Museum on Saturday, April 20, 2024 (MassLive photo by Liesel Nygard).Liesel Nygard
Former students of Franklin School who helped pass a bug making the ladybug Massachusetts' official state insect celebrate the 50th anniversary of their success with an event at the Franklin Historical Museum on Saturday, April 20, 2024 (MassLive photo by Liesel Nygard).Liesel Nygard

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Franklin History Uncovered

Via Lyn MacLean:

“Serendipity?”

A wave of serendipity falls upon us in the most unexpected of ways.  February 3, 2023 weather was forecast for unprecedented freezing temperatures.  I prepared by opening the sink cabinets and kept the faucets running with a slight drip.  

 The next morning, I came downstairs to see my Golden’s wet paw prints shining in a straight line beckoning me to follow them to the kitchen.   Then, I saw it, water everywhere!  Yes, our 50+-year-old home caught up with us.  The pipes had burst.  I proceeded to the basement to find water everywhere, including boxed mementos from my deceased parent's home that I thought were placed in a “water-safe-space”.  

“The Find” 

For thirteen days I worked to discard damaged items.  This process began an emotional journey that I was not prepared for.   Keeping their boxes seemed to be the only way I could really honor my mother, or at least respect what was important to her. 

Unpacking the last boxes, I discovered a plastic bag that uncovered a memory that was tucked away in my ten-year-old mind.   

sewing materials for a quilt square
sewing materials for a quilt square

The contents included chintz fabric and a hand sketch that I witnessed my mother drawing, erasing, and perfecting.   This bag included sewing materials for a quilt square that my mother had volunteered to make for Franklin’s bi-centennial celebration 45 years ago in 1978.  I could not believe that it was dry, almost like she gave me this gift.   I conducted research about this quilt to satisfy my own curiosities and now share with you. 

“ Quilt”:   Woven Legacy 

The Franklin bi-centennial celebration was a grassroots effort by local residents to celebrate the 200th year from when Franklin was incorporated on March 2, 1778.  This was a chance to remind town residents of Franklin’s deep-rooted history.  The celebration that year included a Bi-Centennial parade. 

In addition, a commemoration coin was created to highlight the origins of the town name and displayed the Little Red Brick Schoolhouse honoring this as the hometown of the American education reformer Horace Mann.  

bi-centennial quilt
bi-centennial quilt

Another legacy project for this event was the creation of a bi-centennial quilt.  This project was directed by Mrs. Loretta DeBaggis, the Franklin Youth Services Bicentennial Quilt Committee chairman.  The making of the quilt was sewn by 33 volunteers.  They were asked to make two replica applique squares to incorporate into two 116” x 72” quilts representing 40 historic and landmark locations within the town.  Example sites included were the Ray Memorial Library, Little Brick School, and others like my mother’s assignment, the Wittrup House.  One quilt was to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Franklin Youth Services group. The second quilt was to be on display for the town as a commemoration of the event. 

I was fortunate to interview Mrs. Loretta DeBaggis who now resides in Florida.  Listening to her reminisce about the project warmed my heart.   Her love for the project shined through with comments such as “We had a great time, we laughed and had so much fun doing it”.   Knowing the vast scale of this undertaking it was clear to me that it was time happily served by her.  Mrs. DeBaggis donated the fabric and notions for the quilt from her decorator shop above the Mill Store where she sewed drapery, costumes, and tablecloths.  Upon reflection, this quilt is a swatch kaleidoscope representing many Franklin families far beyond the actual sewers. 

the Wittrup House
the Wittrup House

Mrs. DeBaggis selected the various historic sites she wanted to be represented in the quilt.  She drew many of the patterns for sewers who were not comfortable with the sketch component of the process and her mother spent countless hours hand-quilting each square into the entire quilt.   When I asked Mrs. DeBaggis which was her favorite square she replied “The town dump!”  

She shared that her husband had built the quilt frame and also a sewer, he asked if he could make a square.   She suggested he represent the Town dump since he enjoyed scavenging the dump weekly for treasures.  Since Sesame Street was quite popular at that time, he chose to have Oscar the Grouch emerging from a trash can providing a touch of whimsy to an intentionally primitive style quilt.  Oscar provided a nod to our youth, helping them connect to this project.  

What’s Next? 

We have five years before we reach Franklin’s 250th anniversary, a remarkable milestone to reach.  If our town wishes to highlight its amazing history once again, then it will be individuals stepping up to volunteer, initiate ideas, and implement action to keep the heartbeat of Franklin’s heritage alive.   Will you be one of those trailblazers?  Time will only tell how many individuals have the time to help decide how to best embrace the 250-year mark.   As much as the day my pipes burst was a hardship to my family, deep down I like to think that my mother led me to find her hidden treasure.  I am honored that her effort and stitched signature are on display for her grandchildren to view in that very notable quilt.  

Thank you to the volunteer sewers for sharing their skills with our town.  Many have since passed away, however, the extended families can view their artistic work on continuous display in the Franklin Historical Museum located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin, MA.

commemoration coin - 1
commemoration coin - 1


commemoration coin - 2
commemoration coin - 2

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Pour Richards Celebrates 11 years - Thank you!

spot - (noun) 1. a small round or roundish mark. 2. a particular place or point

eleven - (noun) one more than ten
A little over eleven years ago, I re-arranged my life to prioritize two things: sleeping in my own bed, and selling products I actually liked. Ergo, no more working for distributors and importers. No more constant travel. No more selling 'priority brands'. I would buy a store and sell the wines, spirits, and beer I thought were exceptional. And so Pour Richard's came to be, marking a particular spot in time.

I cannot believe it has been eleven years, but the calendar doesn't lie. And eleven years of a great community is worth celebrating. So mark your calendars! The Eleventh Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, November 18 from 2-5 PM. Many of my favorite wine and spirits people will be there: Mad River's Maura Conolly, Plus Mike Brehart, Matt Brooks, Matt Bellanger, John Avery, Roger Warner. And more. It will be a superb time to stock up for Thanksgiving. But also just a superb time. Please celebrate with us!

Until then, keep your eyes peeled for other 'spots', specifically spot sales. We'll be posting lots of limited offers via email and social media as a reward for our very fabulous customers.

Thank you for eleven years of patronage. Thank you for trusting us with your beverage needs. Thank you for being part of our community. 

Thank you.

Friday, September 15, 2023

20 ways to celebrate connecting the Dots on the 20th anniversary

Friday, Sep 15 is the 20th anniversary of International Dot Day! 
Visit this blog post for resources from NCTE and https://t.co/A1n2qjVWyE that celebrate author Peter H. Reynold's THE DOT and the story's powerful themes of bravery, creativity, & self-expression. https://t.co/fNv4daHyCz 

Shared from -> https://t.co/TuYCIV6nFB

20 ways to celebrate connecting the Dots on the 20th anniversary
20 ways to celebrate connecting the Dots on the 20th anniversary

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Discussing the 50th Anniversary of the Hockomock YMCA (audio)

FM #911 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 911 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation about the Hockomock Area YMCA celebrating its 50th Anniversary. We had our conversation via the Zoom conference bridge on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. 


At a high level our topics were:

  • Introductions and background on their Franklin or Y ‘story’

    • Scott Martin, Executive Director

    • Jim Downs, President & CEO of Hockomock Area YMCA

    • Mary Clermont, Franklin resident & critical volunteer with multiple roles over the years

  • Capital campaign and growth of services

  • COVID response with Food distribution first responders day care

  • Good stories of folks growing with the Y

The recording runs about 44 minutes. Let’s listen in to the discussion about the Hockomock YMCA’s 50 years. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-911-hockomock-area-ymca-50th-anniv-12-20-22



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Hockomock YMCA homepage ->  https://www.hockymca.org/ 


Bernon branch in Franklin -> https://www.hockymca.org/franklin/ 


50th Anniversary page -> https://www.hockymca.org/50-years/ 


Membership page -> https://www.hockymca.org/ymca-membership/ 


Donation are welcomed -> https://www.hockymca.org/franklin/social-responsibility/giving/  


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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!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Monday, November 14, 2022

Happy anniversary Franklin Matters readers! We celebrate 15 years bringing you timely and accurate news!

Happy anniversary to us!

You have read, asked questions, subscribed, commented, sent us something to post, etc. And we welcome that. It take two to tango.

For the folks who may be new, welcome to the group! You may have questions someone has asked before (hence an easy answer) or have a question no one has asked before (and we'll go figure it out).

Integration with Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) will continue. Someday, not too far away, there will be one page with three views to “Watch, Listen, and Read” all of Franklin’s information. 

  1. Franklin TV and the three channels will be the “Watch” view

  2. Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) will be the “Listen” 

  3. last but not least, to help tie them all together will be Franklin Matters as the “Read’ view

What do you get for a free subscription?

If you haven't already Subscribed; please do, you will receive only one email per day with all that matters. https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/welcome.html


Why Franklin Matters - why I started this in 2006/2007 and have been at it since https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/why-franklin-matters.html


Meeting notes: the archive on meeting notes and audio recordings for meetings going back to 2008. If interested, a link to the 2007 archives is also available. 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/meeting-notes.html


wfpr.rm podcasts, or play anywhere Radio shows. The link to each podcast as well as the most current episode of each can be found on the page in alphabetical order. https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/franklin-matters-radio.html


The Franklin Matters Radio archives grow regularly as recordings of meetings and interviews are posted. https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/fm-podcasts.html

Among the radio shows posted there are some regular series

  • Talk Franklin - a regular discussion with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen

  • Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer - a post meeting recap

  • Interviews with candidates for the Franklin local election (every two years)

  • Audio segments of meetings and events recorded, many of them shared via wfpr.fm radio

  • If you look for an episode and find a broken link, please let me know. I did change podcast hosts in February 2021. Links prior to that may be in the older format and I can’t update them all easily. They are available and I will do them as you need them.


Key links - a page with collections of writing around a topic. For example the “Election Collections” for each local election since 2007 are available

https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/important-links.html


Community Events - built upon the “Cultural Calendar”, this adds the other community events to provide a more holistic view of what is happening. The Town and School official meetings are maintained on their respective calendars.
https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

  • 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.


Happy anniversary Franklin Matters readers! 15 years old and fresh as ever!
Happy anniversary Franklin Matters readers! 15 years old and fresh as ever!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

St John’s Episcopal Church Celebrates 125 years of ministry in Franklin

Join us on Sunday, September 11 at 10 AM for a historical Worship Service (in the style of 1897). You’re even invited to wear period costumes! This will be followed by a festive picnic, viewing of historical artifacts, learning about our connections to the native peoples of the area and the Armenian community in Franklin, creation of a timeline, a scavenger hunt for the kids, and mystery photos to identify. If you’ve ever had a connection to St John’s, or if you think you might like to, please join us for this celebration.

Our community began during the ‘Third Awakening’ of Christianity which followed the civil war. A series of revival meetings held in Franklin by traveling missionaries from the U.S. Army Church during the summer of 1897 inspired a community of local Episcopalians to establish the “St. John's Mission.”  The community held their services in the Baptist Meeting House until 1910 when they succeeded in raising funds to build their own church on School Street.  

The church grew steadily in the early twentieth-century and, by the 1950s, outgrew the School Street sanctuary, which was sold to Dean College.  The mission community formally joined the Episcopal Diocese as a parish in 1961, at which point the diocese recommended that they purchase a larger site out of the town center. 

In 1966, the construction of the present church and parish hall down in the leafy dell at 237 Pleasant St. was completed and celebrated.  Throughout our history, St. John’s has been active in the civic life of the town, particularly in the institution and support of a robust Franklin Food Bank and the success of the interfaith Council. 

The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and a branch of the Jesus Movement. We walk the middle way between Catholic and Protestant, seeking God’s presence in Word and Sacrament, as well as in all of Humanity and Creation. 

Our governance is democratic; our priesthood is not restricted to one gender; and many of our priests are married. At St John’s, we welcome all kinds of families: Gay, Straight, Transgender, Single Parents, Divorced, Widowed, Recovering, Seeking, Young, Old, and unsure.

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387 Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook  and Twitter
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org  

St John's Episcopal Church:  Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6
St John's Episcopal Church

Sunday, February 20, 2022

67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022

"SAVE THE DATE, SAVE THE DATE. 

Whose bringing the confetti 🎊!?!? 

Another revolution around the 🌞 and we are happy to invite you to celebrate our second year in existence on Saturday 2/26  from 12 - 10 PM @67degrees.brew

We have a day full of food with 
@fresh_start.market for lunch 12 - 4 PM
@thecaribbeanpress for dinner 4 - 8 PM
tasty treats by @leonasbakingco
and music with @damgaardscott @ 5 PM
of course tasty brews and other goodies. 

SAVE THE DATE. See you then. Cheers!"


67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022
67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022 

Monday, November 29, 2021

On the last day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me

"On the last day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

A daily newsletter via email"


Yes, only one email and a good one each day with everything that matters!


The audio session to celebrate the anniversary of Franklin Matters can be found here -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 


On the last day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the last day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

On the fifth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me

"On the fifth day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

Five regular meetings to report on"  (Town Council, Finance Committee, School Committee, Board of Health, Community Preservation Committee)


While I 'follow the money" with the Town Council, Finance Committee, and School Committee, the Board of Health and the Community Preservation Committee are usually scheduled such that I can regularly attend.


If you have an interesting in doing any reporting, please feel free to reach out and let me know.


The audio acknowledging the anniversary this November, and the leaving of Facebook.

There was life before Facebook and there will be life after. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 

On the fifth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the fifth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me

Sunday, November 14, 2021

"You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation"

As part of the run up to Nov 30, there'll be a series of articles on Facebook and its technology. I have made my decision. Maybe the information will help inform you.

"You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation" 
By Shoshana Zuboff 
Dr. Zuboff is a professor emeritus at Harvard Business School and the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.”
"Facebook is not just any corporation. It reached trillion-dollar status in a single decade by applying the logic of what I call surveillance capitalism — an economic system built on the secret extraction and manipulation of human data — to its vision of connecting the entire world. Facebook and other leading surveillance capitalist corporations now control information flows and communication infrastructures across the world.

These infrastructures are critical to the possibility of a democratic society, yet our democracies have allowed these companies to own, operate and mediate our information spaces unconstrained by public law. The result has been a hidden revolution in how information is produced, circulated and acted upon. A parade of revelations since 2016, amplified by the whistle-blower Frances Haugen’s documentation and personal testimony, bears witness to the consequences of this revolution."
Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)

"Why Facebook won’t let you control your own news feed"

"In at least two experiments over the years, Facebook has explored what happens when it turns off its controversial news feed ranking system — the software that decides for each user which posts they’ll see and in what order, internal documents show. That leaves users to see all the posts from all of their friends in simple, chronological order.

Both tests appear to have taught Facebook’s researchers the same lesson: Users are better off with Facebook’s software calling the shots.

The internal research documents, some previously unreported, help to explain why Facebook seems so wedded to its automated ranking system, known as the news feed algorithm. That system is under intense public scrutiny."

Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)

Monday, November 8, 2021

Happy anniversary Franklin Matters! Goodbye Facebook! (audio)

Let’s celebrate your readership (and growing numbers of readers) as we enter November 2021. 


It was only in November 2007 that FranklinMatters.org came into existence. I had started reporting on Franklin about two years prior, and as the override vote became a reality, during 2007 my reporting increased to cover it. There had been talk of getting it on the ballot and then all the informational meetings began to prepare for the vote when it was set for May 22, 2007.


After the vote passed, I continued to report on what was happening and my ‘regular’ readers began complaining about ‘this Franklin stuff’ that was taking me away from other topics I had been writing about. Hence, plans began for a new page. As the 2007 local election was also scheduled for November, I decided to make the switch after the election and begin preparing the new page for that introduction.


The Facebook page was added in 2010 and will be deleted at the end of November 2021. There was life before Facebook, and there will be life after the Franklin Matters page goes away from Facebook. 


So to be clear, while the Franklin Matters feed to Facebook will go away, Franklin Matters will not.


My commitment will continue to be providing timely and accurate information to all interested. I will continue to ‘follow the money’ focusing on the School Committee, Finance Committee, and Town Council meetings. In my current retirement lifestyle, some of the extra time I have, can then be applied to expanding my reporting to include the quality of life items that ‘following the money’ provides for us.


The content will continue to be text based with appropriate links to the supporting or source documents. Audio will be made available when practical. Photos will be shared. Multiple social media channels will help spread the information to where you can find it. Except that Facebook will not be part of our journey forward.


Email is the best source. One email daily with all that matters. 


Twitter will continue to be used for sharing the individual items as well as for capturing my notes during meetings or events. The podcast will share the audio files of meetings and interviews.


Integration with Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) will continue. Someday, not too far away, there will be one page with three views to “Watch, Listen, and Read” all of Franklin’s information. 

  1. Franklin TV and the three channels will be the “Watch” view

  2. Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) will be the “Listen” 

  3. last but not least, to help tie them all together will be Franklin Matters as the “Read’ view


It does take two to tango, so you have a role to play as we take this journey together to keep informed on what matters in Franklin.  What do you need to do? I am glad you asked.

  • 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 reading, listening, and asking questions.


My ‘radar’ is pretty good but not perfect. So if you want to know something, don’t be bashful. Ask. Send me an email, or use Twitter. You can also use Facebook messenger. I will still participate on Facebook primarily to keep up with family connections so you can use that if you choose.


I also host a monthly “Franklin Matters Q&A” event. It is usually hybrid. I’ll be in person at the Senior Center with a Zoom link to enable remote participation. It provides some time for a quick overview of what’s current and time for in depth Q&A to answer your questions.


Let me close with this is my public service effort for Franklin because I believe Franklin matters. If you do too, then we are on this journey together.

Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/28cb4f2e-5832-4c3e-b588-b927519bff91


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If you need or want help setting up one of the options to remain 'in the know' , sign up here ->   https://forms.gle/x4gWma8PgrmDD1i66


You can find all the archives for the Override Vote in 2007 on my personal blog  https://steves2cents.blogspot.com/2007/04/franklin-override-collection.html  


All the posts for the Election Collection in 2007 are also there

https://steves2cents.blogspot.com/2007/11/franklin-election-2007.html 


Fall house cleaning

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/welcome-little-fall-house-cleaning-is.html 


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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!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


the monthly “Franklin Matters Q&A” event is usually hybrid
the monthly “Franklin Matters Q&A” event is usually hybrid