Showing posts with label chilson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chilson. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2024

Kayak rental at Beaver Pond coming soon

Coming to Beaver Pond soon will be a self service kayak station with 4 kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. Families can rent kayaks for $25 for 2 hours/$15 for each additional hour, sun up to sun down.  
Plans for a small dock and kayak launch will follow. 
mock up of Kayak rental
mock up of Kayak rental

More about Beaver Pond's Chilson Beach ->

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Monday, May 16, 2022

Get ready for Saturday, May 21 - Recycling event at Beaver Pond, Earth Day Clean up at DelCarte

1 - Recycling and Energy Drive
Saturday May 14 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Chilson Beach (Beaver Pond)
Details in the flyer found here (download a copy as a reminder)

Get ready for Saturday, May 21 - Recycling event at Beaver Pond
Get ready for Saturday, May 21 - Recycling event at Beaver Pond

2 - Earth Day Clean up at DelCarte Recreation Area
t-shirts provided for volunteers, community service hours certified as needed
Scheduled for 9 AM to Noon, Saturday, May 21 
Meet at the playground parking lot
Additional details can be found on the Town page

Earth Day Clean up at DelCarte Recreation Area
Earth Day Clean up at DelCarte Recreation Area

DelCarte Recreation Area parking lot
DelCarte Recreation Area parking lot on Pleasant St 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021

An update on the Recycling event held Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 via State Representative Jeff Roy, one of the co-sponsor: 

"We had a very successful Franklin Recycling and Energy Event at Chilson Beach Parking Lot on Beaver Street today. Over 300 cars were served and over 100 dehumidifiers were delivered in exchange for $30 and a rebate on a new purchase. 
The program typically brings in 1,600 dehumidifiers annually across the state, and we did 100 in just one day in Franklin. We also collected four truckloads of furniture for Habitat for Humanity and two truckloads of electronics for recycling. We had folks from Eversource and Mass Save to sign up customers for energy savings repairs in their homes. It was a great way to help fight climate change and reduce energy costs. 
Much thanks to Fred Frederick Cullen at Green Team Junk Removal, Marcie Rappa, National Grid, MassSave, Habitat for Humanity, and the Town of Franklin for helping put it all together and make it a success. And thank you to the residents for helping save the planet by showing up and turning in your unused goods and recycling them."

The notification of this event including the listing of sponsors

Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021
Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Attention Franklin: Recycling and Energy Drive - Sep 18 (video promo)

Join us in Franklin on Saturday, September 18 for a recycling and energy drive. 

You'll be able to recycle furniture and donate it to Habitat For Humanity, recycle electronics, and learn about saving energy and reducing costs. 

The event is free and if you bring an old dehumidifier, you can get $30 from National Grid. You most likely have several of these items in your home. The Green Team team will unload them from your vehicle. 

Check out the video chat with State Representative Jeff Roy and Fred Cullen to see how the event works.  Link to video ->

Check out the Green Team webpage for more info ->

Link to MA Legislature Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy as mentioned during the video

Recycling and Energy Drive - Sep 25
items accepted

Recycling and Energy Drive - Sep 25 2

Recycling and Energy Drive - Sep 25 3

Friday, July 17, 2020

Chilson Beach water quality tested weekly

The Town of Franklin (
"The water at Chilson Beach at Beaver Pond is tested weekly by the Board of Health and is currently safe. If the safety status of the water changes, the public will be informed and notifications will be posted. 
Thank you!"
Chilson Beach water quality tested weekly
Chilson Beach water quality tested weekly
Franklin radar picked up via Twitter

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Chilson Beach: water testing results

Chilson Beach is tested weekly throughout the summer every Monday. The results are posted immediately at:…/…/beaver-pond  
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the office. We want to make sure all residents have the facts about water quality. 508-613-1666 
Also, the new turf field will be ready by September 1st.

Chilson Beach - August 2016
Chilson Beach - August 2016

Thursday, June 27, 2013

In the News: Chilson Beach, car break-ins

The Recreation Department has extended Chilson Beach’s hours of operation today because of the heat until 7 p.m.  Normally it's open Monday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In light of a "steady" number of reported break-ins, authorities are urging residents to lock their vehicles.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stanley Chilson's films are a big hit

Yes indeed, Stanley Chilson's films are a big hit at the new Franklin Historical Museum. The museum was my first stop for the 3rd Thursday events. I stayed there a while being thoroughly entertained by a group of women who were reminiscing and laughing as they viewed the films from the 1930's. I was too busy writing notes to take any pictures so you'll need to imagine the scene.

Multiple families are visiting the museum. They are exploring the display cases and talking amongst themselves. In the center aisle, chairs are set and almost filled by a group of about 12-15 women. Some who weren't sitting (actually exploring one or more of the exhibits) get called over to view a scene from the movies and stay to sit.

The movies are being shown on a screen dropped from the ceiling in front of the circular display with the bust of Ben on top.

The films being shown are black and white and according to the text dated in 1933 and 1935. There is no music or background to the film. However, the silence is ably filled in with the women's commentary as they roll.

The Pond/Crowley wedding of 1935 is shown. The bridal party is coming down the steps at St Mary's. At that time, there are no railings on the stairs. "Where's Judy? Is she there?" (Judith Pond Pfeffer?)

The next clip shows the intersection of Chestnut St and King St. The roads are more dirt than pavement. There are more trees around. The old house on the corner is the same one there today. It looked much more lived in then.

The next clip is of Main St and the old railroad bridge. "Look, there are no flowers!" (Kudos to the efforts of Eileen Mason and the Franklin Downtown Partnership for the flowers we get to enjoy today.)

There is a scene showing the Town Clerk walking across the street to get into an auto reported to be leaving work to go for dinner with a friend. The two men are dressed to the nines. "Look how sharply they are dressed. No jeans and t-shirts!"

The next scene shows construction on Chestnut St, the group tries to figure out if it is in the same spot as the construction going on today. The scene changes before they can figure it out.

The mother of one of the families exploring the cases asked the group: "Does anyone remember what they called the kids who wore these?" She was pointing to a manikin wearing a cowboy-themed uniform standing in the corner. "Yes, they were Rangerettes! They were good."

There were other scenes around Franklin,  of the pool, and a football game between Franklin and North Attleboro. Additional sections of the Chilson film archive will be converted to an updated format for viewing.

As the group was leaving, they were making requests for more scenes particularly dated around the time period of the Class of 1957.

The museum is open Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and then again on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Stop down to the museum and explore the exhibits. Maybe you'll time your visit with another group providing commentary on the Chilson films!

Franklin, MA