Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Franklin! - You can help celebrate at the Historical Museum - Mar 6

Where are you celebrating your birthday? 

The Franklin Historical Museum is the place to be to celebrate the 244th birthday of the Town of Franklin. In the midst of our young country’s Revolutionary War, the residents of the western precinct of Wrentham established their own charter and the town of Franklin was incorporated on March 2, 1778

All are welcome to stop in for a piece of cake and catch up on Franklin’s history. Residents sharing the same birthdate have received special invitations to share their mutual birthday together. All attendees sharing the same birthday as the town will be entered into a drawing for a bank note with none other than Ben Franklin’s photo adorning it! The fun starts at 1:00 PM Sunday. March 6 with the drawing held at 1:45 PM. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum. When visiting the museum, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Franklin Food Pantry. 

Admission to the museum is always free.

The Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central St, Franklin, MA.


birthday cake in 2015
birthday cake in 2015

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Second Sunday Speaker Series & Benjamin Franklin's birthday party

Second Sunday Speaker Series

The Franklin Historical Museum is happy to welcome Dennis J. Sardella, PhD, as our guest speaker on Sunday January 9th for his presentation on Byzantine and Russian Icons.  

Dennis has been a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts since 2012, where he leads gallery tours and introduces visitors to the world of Russian icons. He also writes and speaks regularly to area groups on the topics of religious icons and the role they play in Eastern Christian spirituality. He was a professor at Boston College from 1967 until 2012. In 1990 he became the founding director of the Boston College Presidential Scholars Program, which he directed until his retirement in 2010. For 17 years he and his wife led groups of Boston College Presidential Scholars on month-long study trips to France, and they have continued to travel extensively throughout Western Europe.

Please join us for this informative talk as our Second Sunday Speaker Series continues in 2022. Doors open at 1:00PM, presentation starts at 1:15PM.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN! 

On Sunday January 16th we celebrate Benjamin Franklin's Birthday. The man whose name inspired the naming of our town was born January 17th, 1706. Come learn about Ben and how Franklin came to be named for him. Hear about the story of a Toad and it's tail, how 'sense is preferable to sound' and how his donation started the first public lending library in America. Join us for birthday cake from 1:30-3:00 in the research room of the museum. All are welcome.

Admission is always free. We are ADA compliant with an elevator access in the back of the building. Our gift shop is open year round. 

Second Sunday Speaker Series & Benjamin Franklin's birthday party
Second Sunday Speaker Series & Benjamin Franklin's birthday party


Thursday, October 7, 2021

FM #622 - Town Clerk Candidate Nancy Danello - 10/04/21 (audio)

 FM #622 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 622 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with candidate for Town Clerk Nancy Danello  


This is one of a series of conversations with candidates for the Franklin Election on Nov 2, 2021. I do this to provide Franklin, MA voters with accurate and timely information that they can use to cast an informed vote.  Publication of the answers or interview responses does not constitute an endorsement of this or any candidate.


We cover the candidate questions as previously developed in conjunction with the community and shared with the candidates in advance. Five of the questions are ‘general’ in nature, the sixth is specific to the role of the candidate. In this case, for the Town Clerk


Our conversation runs about 15 minutes, so let’s listen to my interview with Nancy Danello.  ** Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/af5a4375-28f2-41cc-9de9-1f89d00d431e



--------------


Candidate questions -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/09/election-2021-candidate-interview.html 


Candidate page ->  https://www.nancydanello.us/ 



Election Collection 2021 ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/franklin-election-collection-2021.html 



-------------

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!

------------------


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


Town Clerk Candidate Nancy Danello
acting Town Clerk Nancy Danello


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Help celebrate Walter's 104th Birthday


"HELLO ALL,

We live in a community unlike any other!!
We here in the Town Clerk's office are reaching out to the residents of Franklin requesting your help to celebrate and honor Franklin's oldest resident, Mr. Walter Zinchuk, born on July 19, 1917 celebrating his 104th birthday.

Walter, along with his late wife Alta, purchased their Franklin home in 1958, where they raised four children. Mr. Zinchuk who is a World War II Veteran, served in New Guinea and Australia as a combat engineer. Walter received the Boston Post Cane which represents the oldest Franklin resident, and holds the title proudly! Walter is a very young 104, actively participating in various activities at Benchmark Senior Living.

To celebrate this amazing gentleman, a gathering is planned for Sunday, July 18th at 1:30 PM at Benchmark Senior Living, Forge Hill Road, Franklin. We are asking Franklin residents to "participate" in Mr. Zinchuk's birthday celebration by mailing a birthday card to:
Mr. Walter Zinchuk c/o Benchmark Senior Living
4 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA 02038"
Walter Zinchuck, the oldest Franklin resident, 102 years young, received the Boston Post Cane
Walter Zinchuck, the oldest Franklin resident received the Boston Post Cane

Sunday, June 20, 2021

"The annual fertility rate may be dropping — births have fallen for six straight years"

"Luz Portillo, the oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants, has many plans. She is studying to be a skin care expert. She has also applied to nursing school. She works full time, too — as a nurse’s aide and doing eyelash extensions, a business she would like to grow.

But one thing she has no plans for anytime soon is a baby.

Ms. Portillo’s mother had her when she was 16. Her father has worked as a landscaper for as long as she can remember. She wants a career and more control over her life.

“I can’t get pregnant, I can’t get pregnant,” she said she tells herself. “I have to have a career and a job. If I don’t, it’s like everything my parents did goes in vain.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Someone special celebrates their 100th birthday in Dec, if you can send a card it would be great!

We have a very special lady celebrating her 100th birthday this Dec. 24th right here in Franklin.  Her name is Ethel Pizzi and her family would love nothing more than to have Ethel receive a hundred cards for her birthday!  

If you are so inclined please mail a Birthday Card to:

Ethel Pizzi
131 Wachusett St.
Franklin, MA 02038


Let’s help Ethel have the BEST birthday and know how loved she is! 

--

Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator
Franklin Senior Center

"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll
There is no act of kindness too small


Thursday, April 9, 2020

Goodness from the Twitterverse!

#1 - 
Jeff Melo (@Coach_MeloPE) tweeted at 1:19 PM on Wed, Apr 08, 2020:
@OakStElementary @jfkladybugs @parmenterschool @DT_Bobcats @JeffersonLabs @KellerSchool
@FPSHealthPE @FranklinPSNews @MrBanksPE @MrsCartersPE @MrsDoylePE @coachnordberg @MrMcCabePE @MrHendrixson @somegoodnews

Coming soon...
#PEatHome https://t.co/YoMptQhYWC
(https://twitter.com/Coach_MeloPE/status/1247937218720804870?s=03)

#PEatHome https://t.co/YoMptQhYWC
#PEatHome https://t.co/YoMptQhYWC


#2

Franklin Police (@franklinpolice) tweeted at 7:55 PM on Wed, Apr 08, 2020:
Making people happy one song at a time!


#3


James H. Barrett (@MusicWithMrJHB) tweeted at 8:37 PM on Wed, Apr 08, 2020:
Acapella... first time using this app... wrote and recorded this in like 5 minutes... totally goofy... https://t.co/42ECFNkCnX @franklinculture @FranklinMatters @JeffersonLabs @DT_Bobcats @FCC02038 @FranklinHSMusic @RMS_Remdawgs @FranklinPSNews @FranklinEdOrg Thanks 4 listening!! https://t.co/s1alxIVxJZ



Saturday, April 4, 2020

Two too good not to share!



1 - "Happy birthday Will! We love to bring a smile!"
Also found in the Milford Daily News:
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200403/video-franklin-boy-serenaded-by-police-on-his-12th-birthday


Twitter video screengrab
Twitter video screengrab


2 - Kathy Pennell reads "Brown Bear, Brown Bear ..."

View the story video on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/kathy.pennell.10/videos/10222192179696410/ 

Facebook screengrab image
Facebook screengrab image
 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Franklin celebrates 242nd birthday at the Historical Museum - Mar 2

The Franklin Historical Museum will celebrate the town’s 242nd March 2 birthday with cake and a prize drawing. All residents of the town of Franklin who share the same birthday have been invited to join us on Sunday March 1st at 1:00 PM for the festivities. 

Franklin was incorporated during the early years of our country’s war for Independence. Less than two years after our young country declared independence from the Crown, the West Precinct of Wrentham declared independence and became the town of Franklin, March 2nd, 1778. 

Franklin celebrates 242nd birthday
Franklin celebrates 242nd birthday
As many people know, the town was originally to be known as Exeter, named after a town in England, possibly where many Wrentham residents originated from. But before the petition could be presented to the Dedham Court, our founding fathers changed the name to Franklin, to honor the great statesman Benjamin Franklin who had just secured support from France in our battle for independence from England.

The town has flourished and grown, first as a farming community, then a manufacturing town, and today is home to nearly 32,000 people. All residents are invited to stop by and share a piece of birthday cake, Sunday March 1st between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street. We are ADA compliant, admission is always free and donations are gratefully accepted. 


Franklin celebrate 242nd birthday at the Historical Museum - Mar 2
Franklin celebrates 242nd birthday at the Historical Museum - Mar 2

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ben Franklin Autobiography Readathon 2020 - Jan 16

Ben Franklin Autobiography 
Readathon 2020!

Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In honor of the 314th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, the namesake of our town and founder of our library, the Franklin Public Library will be holding its third annual "readathon" – a marathon reading of the full text of the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 

The book is considered a classic of American literature. According to the Library of Congress, "It was not only the first autobiography to achieve widespread popularity, but after two hundred years remains one of the most enduringly popular examples of the genre ever written."

Like other readathons, this one invites the public to participate! Readers are encouraged to sign up in advance for 15-minute segments. Commencing when the library opens at 9 AM on January 16 [the day before Ben's actual birthday], readers will share the words of Ben Franklin with anyone interested in dropping by for all or part of the event. 

It is expected that the reading will be completed between 6 PM and 8PM, when the library closes. Water and other refreshments will be available for readers and audience. 

To register, visit https://forms.gle/tpwzALpEb4XhzD279 .

Ben Franklin Autobiography Readathon 2020 - Jan 16
Ben Franklin Autobiography Readathon 2020 - Jan 16

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Happy birthday - Franklin!

On March 2, 1778 Franklin came into being. It was incorporated as a town and remained a small town for many, many years. Then in the 1980's and 1990's the population growth hit great numbers. Entire farms disappeared into residential developments and the population has now settled around 30,000. Franklin operates as a city form of government but we still call ourselves "The Town of Franklin."

Jamie Barrett recorded and posted to YouTube the song he composed for Franklin: "The City that calls itself the Town of Franklin". 






And another version


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Franklin Historical Museum: Sunday Speaker, Franklin's birthday party

The Land where the Sun comes up First … The March edition of our Second Sunday Speaker Series features Benjamin Roine on the topic of Native American History. 

Roine’s presentation will discuss Native Peoples and Cultures of Massachusetts and Southern New England. Roine’s history will cover from ice age hunters to the myriad of groups that resided in the area when Europeans first made contact with them. 

Explore the initial period of colonization and the ‘Middle Ground’ that existed between the Native peoples and European Colonists. We cannot truly consider our history unless we learn about the people that lived on the lands where we now live. Join us Sunday, March 10 at 1:10 PM and discover more about the people that walked these lands before us.

Join us for our annual Birthday Party for the Town of Franklin. Incorporated March 2 1778 during the American Revolution, Franklin celebrates its 241st birthday this year. Each year, every resident of the town, born on March 2nd is invited to the museum to share their birthdays. 

The event is open to the public and all are welcome for cake. Invited guests are entered into a drawing for a special prize. Join us Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 AM to help celebrate the town.

The museum is located at 80 West Central Street, we are wheel chair accessible and always FREE. The Second Sunday Speaker Series and the Town’s Birthday celebration are sponsored by The Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.

Franklin Historical Museum: Sunday Speaker, Franklin's birthday party
Franklin Historical Museum: Sunday Speaker, Franklin's birthday party

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

In the News: resident celebrates 101 year birthday; MBTA proposes fare hike

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Anne Randall celebrates 101

"While she sang along, enjoying shrimp cocktail and a whiskey sour, Anna Randall partied hard at her birthday celebration at Atria Senior Living. 
Randall was overjoyed Monday, the day she turned 101 years old. 
“This is just wonderful,” she said. “I never knew they would ever do this. I’m not sure they’ve done it for anyone else.” 
Resident Services Director Tiffany Suza said that Randall is a born fighter and can’t seem to wipe the smile off of her face."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190129/franklin-resident-turns-101


MBTA proposes fare hikes

"Seeking to contain its budget deficit in the face of rising expenses, the MBTA on Monday announced a proposal to raise the price of bus, subway and commuter rail rides by an average of 6.3 percent beginning July 1 in order to raise more than $32 million in new annual revenue. 
The proposal, which is open for public input and must be approved by the Fiscal and Management Control Board, would see the CharlieCard price of a bus ride increase by 10 cents to $1.80, the price of a subway trip climb by 15 cents to $2.40 and the price of a monthly link pass, which allows unlimited subway and bus trips, rise $5.50 to $90 per month. 
Not all MBTA fares would increase under the proposal. A bus ride will still cost $2 if paying by cash and the fare to take the Hingham/Hull ferry to Logan Airport will be reduced from $18.25 to $9.75 to equal the proposed new fare to take the ferry to Boston, two exceptions the T said will make it easier to implement an automated fare collection system by 2021."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190128/mbta-proposes-fare-hikes

For more info on the complete proposal and to submit feedback
https://www.mbta.com/fare-proposal-2019

The PDF with all the changes
https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/fares/fare-proposal-2019/proposed-fare-changes-2019-final.pdf


MBTA proposes fare hikes
MBTA proposes fare hikes

Friday, September 28, 2018

Reminder: Franklin Federated Church - Birthday Celebration - Oct 14

On Sunday, October 14, Franklin Federated Church will host a birthday celebration commemorating the formation of the First Congregational Church of Franklin (1738), the First Baptist Church of Franklin (1868) and the subsequent federation of the two churches (1938).

Original church council ledgers dating from 1846, artifacts from the church’s historical room, a pictorial roster of ministers since 1738, and photo albums depicting church members and activities from 1938 to present will be available for perusal during the event. 

A short humorous skit, “The Music Wars”, written by Church Historian Lyn Pickhover, will be performed as part of the regular service. The skit is based on an actual event in church records from 1738, the records of which are now on permanent loan to the Congregational Library in Boston.

The Franklin Federated Church is located at 171 Main Street, Franklin, directly opposite the Common. Services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m. All are welcome.


Franklin Federated Church - Birthday Celebration - Oct 14
Franklin Federated Church - Birthday Celebration - Oct 14

Monday, September 10, 2018

Franklin Federated Church - Birthday Celebration - Oct 14

On Sunday, October 14, Franklin Federated Church will host a birthday celebration commemorating the formation of the First Congregational Church of Franklin (1738), the First Baptist Church of Franklin (1868) and the subsequent federation of the two churches (1938).

Original church council ledgers dating from 1846, artifacts from the church’s historical room, a pictorial roster of ministers since 1738, and photo albums depicting church members and activities from 1938 to present will be available for perusal during the event. 

A short humorous skit, “The Music Wars”, written by Church Historian Lyn Pickhover, will be performed as part of the regular service. The skit is based on an actual event in church records from 1738, the records of which are now on permanent loan to the Congregational Library in Boston.

The Franklin Federated Church is located at 171 Main Street, Franklin, directly opposite the Common. Services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m. All are welcome.


Franklin Federated Church - Birthday Celebration - Oct 14
Franklin Federated Church - Birthday Celebration - Oct 14

Monday, June 4, 2018

Register O'Donnell Invites Public to Celebrate Registry's 225th Birthday - June 20



Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

Register O'Donnell Invites Public to Celebrate Registry's 225th Birthday

Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell cordially invites you to attend a party with guests John Adams, John Hancock and his lovely wife Dorothy Quincy and listen to the patriotic music of the Singing Trooper Dan Clark as the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds celebrates its 225th birthday.

"It was on
June 20, 1793 that Norfolk County and the Registry of Deeds came into existence thanks to a bill signed into law by then Governor John Hancock. As some residents of Norfolk County will proudly tell you, next to his being the lead signer of the Declaration of Independence, this was probably the second most important signature in John Hancock's life," noted Register O'Donnell.

"Today much has changed," noted O'Donnell. "Back then it was a time when land documents at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds were written in the old cursive penmanship style by scriveners. Deeds told stories, such as John Adams tribute to John Hancock when Adams deeded a portion of his land to the city of Quincy. Additionally, people had to travel to the county seat in Dedham to research land documents. Today research can easily be done from the comfort of your home computer. And those 18th and 19th centuries land documents written in the hard to read cursive style now can be read in an easy to read text format."

The Register noted that the night will be a celebration of history as county residents will be able to browse at notable land records of prominent and famous people of Norfolk County, including Nobel Prize winners and Governors of the Commonwealth. Additionally, there will be an exhibit of land records that highlights 28 remarkable people, one from each of the 28 communities comprising Norfolk County. "You will be amazed at the contributions that these men and women have made to the arts, science, culture, politics, environment, public service, military, medicine and the law," said O'Donnell.

The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 20th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds located at 649 High Street, Dedham. Please join us for this open house and celebration. Admission is free. For additional information about the event, please contact ksirois@norfolkdeeds.org or call the Registry at (781) 461-6116.


Register William P. O'Donnell
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

email: registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org
phone: 781-234-3336
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street, Dedham,, MA 02026-1831

Sent by registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact
Norfolk County Register of Deeds Franklin Office Hours - May 24
Norfolk County Register of Deeds Franklin Office Hours were held recently on May 24

Friday, April 20, 2018

ICYMI: WCVB - Chronicle item on the Franklin Library

Catching up to the brief Chronicle item on the Franklin Library showcasing the read-a-thon to celebrate Benjamin Franklin's birthday on January 17.   

To view the Chronicle episode, follow this link:
http://www.wcvb.com/article/who-knew-snowboarders-franklin-public-library-and-the-telephone-museum/19739058

ICYMI: WCVB - Chronicle item on the Franklin Library
ICYMI: WCVB - Chronicle item on the Franklin Library

Note: The entire episode is less than six minutes long and the Franklin segment comes along at about 1:44, the second of three segments.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Franklin Historical Museum: Birthday Celebration - March 3

On Saturday March 3, the Franklin Historical Museum will celebrate the town’s 240th birthday. 

The town was officially incorporated on March 2, 1778 and the museum marks this anniversary each year by inviting all residents sharing the same birthday, as well as the general public, to celebrate. 

About 80 people share the March 2 birthday and special invitations were sent to each of those residents in February. 

All March 2 birthday celebrants in attendance that day are entered into a drawing for a cash prize, which features the face of the town’s namesake, Benjamin Franklin! Guests are treated to cake, coffee, Franklin trivia, and a bit of Franklin History.

The Historical Museum is open
  • Saturdays 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM


You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   

or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FHM02038?

Franklin Historical Museum: Birthday Celebration - March 3
Franklin Historical Museum: Birthday Celebration - March 3

Thursday, February 15, 2018

THE BLACK BOX: Franklin's 240th Birthday Party - Feb 16

THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin hosts a community celebration marking Franklin’s 240th birthday this Friday, February 16, from 7-11 p.m. Enjoy fun Franklin history, shared by Joe Landry, along with historic photos and town trivia. 

The birthday party will also feature music, including a special appearance by Franklin’s own Jamie Barrett, as well as snacks and a cash bar. This special event marks the milestone 240th anniversary of Franklin’s secession from Wrentham in 1778.

“We hope to have a fun night of conversation, storytelling, and reminiscing,” notes Franklin Performing Arts Company director and lifelong Franklin resident Raye Lynn Mercer. “The date Franklin seceded from Wrentham seemed like a good excuse for a party in the dead of winter and an opportunity to get people together, share some laughs, and celebrate our town.”

Franklin Birthday Sponsors are Keefe Insurance and D.G. Ranieri Real Estate. Party Sponsors are Simons Furniture, The Rome Restaurant, and NHS Printing. Additional sponsor Big Y will provide the birthday cake.

In keeping with the light-hearted nature of the evening, ticket prices are $5 for Total Townie (Lifetime in Franklin), $10 for Townie (25 years in Franklin), $15 for Townie-in-Training (10 years in Franklin), and $20 for Newcomers. Pass the Townie Test and get your money back! 

THE BLACK BOX theater, music, and event venue is located at 15 West Central Street. Proceeds support THE BLACK BOX and the arts in Franklin. For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370.

THE BLACK BOX: Franklin's 240th Birthday Party - Feb 16
THE BLACK BOX: Franklin's 240th Birthday Party - Feb 16




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In the News: Dean children's center applications; Franklin's birthday party

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Individualized tours are now available for the Children’s Center at Dean College. 
Parents of children ages 2.9 through 6 years old are encouraged to bring their child to explore the school and learn about our program. 
Applications for fall 2018 are being accepted for five-day morning, two-day morning, three-day morning preschool program or five-day afternoon Pre-K program. Dean also offers a full-day option (8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) for 4- to 6-year-olds who will be transitioning to a kindergarten program the following year."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180213/dean-college-childrens-center-accepting-fall-enrollment-offering-tours

Individualized tours are now available for the Children’s Center at Dean College
Individualized tours are now available for the Children’s Center at Dean College

"THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin is hosting a community celebration marking Franklin’s 240th birthday Friday, Feb. 16, from 7-11 p.m. 
Enjoy fun Franklin history shared by Joe Landry, along with historic photos and town trivia. The birthday party will also feature music, including a special appearance by Franklin’s own Jamie Barrett, as well as snacks and a cash bar. This special event marks the milestone 240th anniversary of Franklin’s secession from Wrentham in 1778. 
“We hope to have a fun night of conversation, storytelling, and reminiscing,” notes Franklin Performing Arts Company director and lifelong Franklin resident Raye Lynn Mercer. “The date Franklin seceded from Wrentham seemed like a good excuse for a party in the dead of winter and an opportunity to get people together, share some laughs, and celebrate our town.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180213/black-box-hosting-celebration-of-franklins-240th