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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Over the next couple of months, we are making some changes to the business hours of the Franklin taproom. Starting this week, the taproom will not operate on Thursdays.
The hours for the Wrentham Beer Garden will
remain the same through the end of the season or as long as the weather permits. We will keep you updated on any changes to the taproom hours when the time comes.
Cheers!Shared from -> https://www.instagram.com/p/CxL1wkzLgTg/
|Change in business hours at 67 Degrees' Franklin taproom|
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: Transfer of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License From Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil
|NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: Transfer of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License From Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil|
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Going into the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, a variety of events to take part in.
Wednesday, January 11
11:00am - Mobile Monthly Food Pantry (Franklin Senior Center)
7:00pm - Franklin's Newcomers Meeting (Escape Into Fiction)
|Escape Into Fiction|
Thursday, January 12
7:00pm - Wine Barre 02038 (Intermission Café)
Friday, January 13
5:30pm - Moxie (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
|67 Degrees Brewing|
Saturday, January 14
10:00am - Winter Farmers Market (Fairmount Fruit Farm)
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free) (Train Town Franklin on display)
10:30am - Winter Time Story Time (for all ages) (Escape Into Fiction)
12:00pm - Raina's Plate Taproom Tailgate (food truck) (67 Degrees Brewery)
5:30pm - Lincoln St Groove Project (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
8:00pm - Viva Las Elvis Tribute Concert (live performance) (THE BLACK BOX)
Sunday, January 15
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free) (Train Town Franklin on display)
Monday, January 16 = Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 17
6:00pm - Dean Neighborhood Alliance (Dean College)
6:00pm - Reception and book announcement (Franklin Library Assoc history) (Franklin Public Library)
6:30pm - "Ben’s Donation at 245 - an Exploration of the Role of Libraries in America’s Democracy, Then, Now, and in the Future" (panel discussion) (Franklin Public Library)
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!|
Friday, September 9, 2022
- where to park
- the schedule for the Main Stage
- the layout of the Cultural Festival on the Town Common
|What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide|
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
The Franklin Cultural Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10 from noon to 6 PM in and around the Town Common with the activities shown in the areas on the map shared here:
|Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022|
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Wednesday, May 25
7:30pm - OSKEY (FHS seniors variety show)
Thursday, May 26
5:00pm - Ayla Brown & Rob Bellamy (LaCantina Winery)
7:00pm - FSPA performs Excerpts from Great Opera and Operetta (THE BLACK BOX)
6:00pm - Hit the Bus with Laura May (67 Degrees)
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)
Sunday, May 29
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies
Find the full 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
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
67 Degrees => https://67degreesbrewing.com/
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
"It’s estimated* that at least 10 million new plastic can carriers are used annually by breweries in Massachusetts, with just 10% of them being collected and re-used, and less than 2% of them ever getting recycled. As a result, the amount of plastic beer packaging waste ending up in landfills each year is enough to fill any of the state’s largest breweries with discarded carriers rather than beer.Now you can bring them to Franklin Liquors to be reused by local breweries!"
Yes, a local answer to the issue raised in 2021. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/05/did-you-know-that-plastic-beer-carriers.html
|Recycle Your Beer Carriers at Franklin Liquors|
And Franklin Liquors will also recycle natural wine corks!
We also want your corks!!Bring your natural wine corks to Franklin Liquors to be recycled!Recycling your natural wine corks helps replace environmentally harmful, petroleum-based materials in consumer products with a natural, sustainable alternative.Find out which wines use natural cork and which ones don’t. When you reach for a bottle, look for those with natural corks. https://recork.com/corkwatch
|Recycle Your Natural Corks at Franklin Liquors|
Shared from Franklin Liquors page -> https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/recycle-your-corks-and-beer-carriers/
Monday, September 13, 2021
- The crowd and lines were steady from the opening at noon through 3:30 or so. Some may have decided to check out the sports event on TV. For those that remained, salsa lessons and great music continued.
- The variety and number of food trucks. Could there have been more, yes, if the food truck owners had followed through. For those who ran out of food early, maybe they'll be better prepared next time. For those trucks that didn't participate, their missed opportunity. It is a great start.
- The Kid's corner and puppet shows were pleasing based upon the hoots and hollers from those watching the show.
- The line up of artisan crafters was multifaceted. Many of the booths reported good business from the great amount of traffic.
- The beer and wine garden was busy when I stopped by. Got my wrist band after getting my license checked. Then some liquid refreshment to go with my food truck tacos on the lawn in the shade. I was not alone. Dozens of others were under the tent at tables or spread around the lawn as well.
|two chicken tacos were delicious|
- Cultural diversity was achieved with one view of the salsa dance lessons. Participants spread among the ages from young to young at heart, mostly women (but a few men). A youngster with a Patriots jersey learning the salsa inline with a couple of young ladies wearing saris.
|Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event|
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Join us for an adult paint night taught by Toni Carbone.
Toni Carbone is an intuitive artist and a certified creatively fit coach. Toni will take us on a painting journey as she teaches a super easy layering painting process that activates the right side of your brain.
We will paint a mandala which is a sacred ancient symbol that encourages introspection and awareness that allows for peace of mind.
Beer from 67 Degrees Brewing will be served with light appetizers.
All included in your ticket price.
Registration is Open for Fall Classes. Classes begin the week of September 13th. Classes include: Mommy & Me Classes, Preschool Classes, After School Arts Enrichment Classes in Lego Building, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Sewing and Intro to Comic Book Drawing and Illustration. For a full schedule and more information visit our website at www.expressions-enrichment.com.
|Paint & Sip Night at Expressions - Sep 16|
Thursday, September 9, 2021
The main stage schedule looks like this:
12:30 -> Franklin School of the Performing Arts1:30 -> INDIA SHOWCASE2:00 -> @ the Kid's Corner, "Puppet Showcase Theater"2:30-3:30 -> "The Pamela Means Project"3:30 -> @ the Kid's Corner, "Puppet Showcase Theater"4:00 -? Salsa Dance Instructions by RI Latin Dance School4:30 - 6:00 -> Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra
- food trucks on Main St
- beer/wine garden on the Hayward Manor grounds
- artisan vendors along the Common walkways
Thursday, June 10, 2021
"Timberyard Brewing Co. spent much of 2020 pivoting and belt-tightening.The East Brookfield brewer furloughed all five of its part-time servers last March, then tried for the better part of the spring and summer to find the hours to piece its staff together again.This year, though, Timberyard has already hired six new servers and a kitchen assistant. Production has increased by 200%, as the brewery signed a new distribution deal and hired on its first assistant brewer.Area breweries were rebounding from the pandemic well before the state lifted all COVID-19 restrictions. Now most breweries are not only on sure enough footing to hire their employees back, but also need to add more staff to prepare for the large crowds expected this summer."
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Did you know that plastic beer carriers can't be recycled (even though they are labeled as 100% recyclable)
"It’s estimated* that at least 10 million new plastic can carriers are used annually by breweries in Massachusetts, with just 10% of them being collected and re-used, and less than 2% of them ever getting recycled. As a result, the amount of plastic beer packaging waste ending up in landfills each year is enough to fill any of the state’s largest breweries with discarded carriers rather than beer.A number of factors have combined to create a perfect storm in which carriers end up in the hands of consumers who pitch them into their curbside recycling bins because manufacturers market them as “100% recyclable.” But the state’s RecycleSmart website, an initiative of the Massachusetts department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and its three largest waste disposal companies (Casella, Republic, and Waste Management) all say that plastic carriers and six-pack rings are incompatible with sorting equipment. As a result, they get rejected and sent to landfill or incineration, both of which have negative impacts on the environment."
|my small collection ready to recycle somewhere|
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Although fewer people have been able to grab a beer at the pub during this pandemic, the global desire for beer prevails. For example, sales of the Corona beer actually shot up in the past year, despite—or perhaps because of—associations with the coronavirus.This World Beer Index from Expensivity (https://www.expensivity.com/beer-around-the-world/ )compares the average price of a bottle of beer in 58 countries in a detailed map. Additionally, we show which countries spend the most on beer per capita, and just how much beer people really drink.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
CommonWealth Magazine: Gov Baker signs six bills, more await decision; including the climate change bill
"Baker signs campus sexual assault bill, approves deal affecting craft brewers"
"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Tuesday signed six bills with statewide implications, including a bill to provide more rights and resources to students involved in cases of sexual misconduct on campus and a long-sought after deal between craft brewers and their distributors.
The flurry of action came on myriad bills that landed on the governor’s desk in the final days of the legislative session, which included a marathon all-night session January 5."
"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER will be the final arbiter of a dispute between restaurants and food delivery apps over how much the apps can charge for providing delivery services.
The economic development bill currently on Baker’s desk would impose a statewide cap on the size of fees that delivery services like GrubHub and Uber Eats can charge to restaurants during the COVID-19 emergency. Restaurants have been pushing for the cap, arguing that high delivery commissions will drive them out of business. But delivery services say if they can’t charge high commissions, they will instead have to charge consumers more or do fewer deliveries, which will then hurt the restaurants."
"Could Gov. Charlie Baker veto the climate change bill?
It seems hard to believe, but several supporters of the sweeping legislation say they are hearing troubling reports coming out of the Baker administration as the clock winds down to the Thursday night deadline.
Some advocates and lawmakers, who asked not to be identified, said they are hearing the governor could possibly veto the bill. “I’m worried,” said one of the people."
Friday, October 16, 2020
FY21 Annual License Renewal Applications are due December 1st. If you have not received yours or if you have any ?s, please contact Chrissy Whelton at email@example.com
License Renewal Applications can be found here:
Shared via Twitter: https://t.co/Fapf6nLcWc
|Town of Franklin, MA: FY21 Annual License Renewal Applications|
Friday, October 2, 2020
"Chilly weather didn’t stop a devoted group of thirsty customers from huddling on the concrete patio outside the small Idle Hands brewery one evening last week. Tractor-trailers rumbled past on a busy four-lane road. The clickety-clack of the Orange Line could be heard nearby.
Despite the gritty backdrop, all six outdoor tables were occupied and replenished with India pale ale, pilsner, lagers, and other craft beer. A few steps away, drive-up customers walked just inside the empty taproom to pick up their favorite ale and cart it home.
Chris Tkach, the owner, said he has managed to weather the near-constant reinvention forced on his small business by the pandemic. Revenues are down only 10 to 15 percent so far this year, he said. But as temperatures fall, Idle Hands and the state’s 200 other breweries worry whether all the changes they have made to stay afloat since March will be enough.
“The next six months could be excruciatingly challenging,” said Jack Hendler, co-owner of Jack’s Abby in Framingham. “A lot of breweries have been able to get through the past three months, but it has yet to be seen what will happen over the next few.”
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
"The town’s fifth solar farm is projected to go live next summer.A 6-megawatt solar farm on Spring Street operated by Nexamp will produce enough energy to power 800 Franklin households and could potentially cut about $180 a year from the average Franklin resident’s electricity bill, said Town Administrator Jaime Hellen.
“The big factor is that this is an opportunity for people to assess the amount of energy they’re using day to day,” said Hellen. He said if the average household pays $100 a month on electricity, it could potentially save about $15 a month, which equals to about $180 per year.Subscribers to the solar farm will receive credits on their National Grid electric bill for the energy produced by their solar farm share. Through an agreement with the town, Hellen said Nexamp is providing those credits at a 15% discount rate to Franklin residents. "
- Audio segment on municipal aggregation https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HVJSJ7GX
- My notes from the 2/12/20 meeting https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/town-council-meeting-feb-12-2020-recap.html
"It seemed like a slam-dunk.After years of bitter fighting, craft brewers and beer wholesalers came together at the end of July to announce that they had struck a deal that would allow smaller breweries to more easily end their relationship with a distributor if they felt their brand wasn’t being properly marketed.The sticking point for a decade — how small must a brewery be to be covered by the change — was resolved by setting the threshold at 250,000 barrels. The limit covered every brewery in Massachusetts except Boston Beer Company, brewer of Sam Adams.Everyone was happy, or so it seemed. The agreement was announced over a weekend, and on July 23 the Senate voted unanimously to accept the deal and send the bill to the House. And it hasn’t advanced since. "