Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Town of Franklin, MA: Reminder that the tree collection will be held Jan 10 to Jan 14

Town of Franklin, MA (@TOFranklinMA) tweeted on Fri, Jan 07, 2022:
The Franklin Department of Public Works will commence Christmas Tree Collection Jan 10 - Jan 14 during normal trash collection hours https://t.co/UTgy7aDjaQ

 

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1479471398036856832

Reminder that the tree collection will be held Jan 10 to Jan 14
Reminder that the tree collection will be held Jan 10 to Jan 14


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Christmas tree pickup is scheduled for week of Jan 10, 2022

While walking on Monday, I saw a Christmas tree already on the curbside. I checked with the DPW and confirmed that the tree pickup remains on schedule for the week of Jan 10, 2022. Thanks to them for responding so quickly!

Christmas tree pickup scheduled for week of Jan 10, 2022
Christmas tree pickup is scheduled for week of Jan 10, 2022

The curbside flyer can be found on the Town of Franklin page


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve at Franklin United Methodist Church

"Join the Franklin United Methodist Church for a traditional service of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 11pm. This service will include scripture, song, and communion.

This service will occur in-person in-the-sanctuary, in-person virtually using Google Meet, and live-streamed via YouTube. All are welcome.

NOTE: All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask over their mouth and nose upon entering our facility."

For more information including the remote participation links, please visit their Facebook event -> https://www.facebook.com/events/681459016316186

Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve at Franklin United Methodist Church
Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve at Franklin United Methodist Church


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Family (Pop-up) Christmas Pageant at Franklin United Methodist Church - Dec 24, 2021

"Join the Franklin United Methodist Church for a Family (Pop-up) Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 5 PM. We will sing Christmas Carols while our esteemed pageant directors pick the cast from those in attendance in order to set the nativity scene. Everyone will have a part to play. Everyone can be a star!

This service will occur in-person in-the-sanctuary, in-person virtually using Google Meet, and live-streamed via YouTube. All are welcome.

NOTE: All persons, regardless of vaccination status, attending this service in-person in the sanctuary must wear a mask over their mouth and nose upon entering our facility."

For more information including the remote links,  please visit the Facebook page ->

Family (Pop-up) Christmas Pageant at Franklin United Methodist Church
Family (Pop-up) Christmas Pageant at Franklin United Methodist Church


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

St John’s Episcopal: Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany with us at St John’s Episcopal Church


Christmas Eve, December 24th:
  • 5pm - Children’s Pageant with Communion
Seating is limited due to COVID protocols, so please reserve space in advance at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054CAAAE29A7F58-christmas
  • 9pm - Candlelight Eucharist with Carols- no reservation required

Sunday, December 26th:
  • 10am - Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols & Sermon (recorded) by The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts - no reservation required

Sunday, January 2, 2022:
  • 10am - The Epiphany family service - no reservation required
Everyone is invited! Hope to see you there.
All services are also available on Facebook Live.


For more information:
Call 508-528-2387
Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook at St John’s Episcopal Church
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 



St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled
St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Friday, December 10, 2021

Get Wright Old School Chocolates at Christmas Fair Sat, Dec 11

Where do you #shopFranklin for chocolate? Wright Old School Chocolate is now available online or this Saturday in Foxboro: 

"Join us for Christmas with Grace: A Neighborhood Celebration. Bundle up and join us to experience Christmas through different time periods, an interactive experience of lights, music, and Christmas festivities! With activities for all ages, this celebration is sure to be added to your Christmas traditions year after year.

Guests will be able to explore at your own pace- strolling through Christmas scenes from different time periods, as well as an indoor marketplace to purchase some gifts while supporting local vendors. To ensure we prepare well for our guests, we encourage everyone to RSVP in advance, letting us know which timeframe you'll most likely join us for. There is no charge for admission, but we encourage everyone to bring spending money for the marketplace, as well as donations of men's winter hats and gloves to support our friends with LYNN Ministries, as they care for neighbors in need in Brockton. "

Register for this event (no free, COVID protocol's required)   https://www.grace.org/event/3858089-2021-12-11-christmas-with-grace--foxboro/

Listen to the Wright Old School  Chocolate Story ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/fm-577-inside-wright-old-school.html

Shop for Wright Chocolates online ->  https://wrightoldschoolchocolate.com/

Get Wright Old School Chocolates at Christmas Fair Sat, Dec 11
Get Wright Old School Chocolates at Christmas Fair Sat, Dec 11


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Franklin Federated Church: Advent and Christmas Activities 2021

  • 12/11   Saturday  7 PM
Dr. Seuss' Original TV special  
(26 min) "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
in the Sanctuary.  Enjoy a craft and trinket to remember those in our hearts at Christmas.
Sundays, Dec.12, 19 & 24 join us on Facebook, in person or livestream for Advent/Christmas services at franklinfederated.org


  • 12/19     Sunday  7 PM
Outdoor Christmas Caroling
Front lawn of Franklin Federated Church.  Sing carols around the firepit, drink hot chocolate and share fellowship. (Hot Chocolate and other snacks will be available from C&C Food Truck) 
Sundays Dec. 12, 19 & 24, join us on Facebook, in person or livestream for Advent/Christmas services at franklinfederated.org

Franklin Federated Church: Advent and Christmas Activities 2021
Franklin Federated Church: Advent and Christmas Activities 2021


Monday, November 29, 2021

St John’s Episcopal Church: Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany with us at St John’s Episcopal Church


Christmas Eve, December 24:
5pm - Children’s Pageant with Communion
Seating is limited due to COVID protocols, so please reserve space in advance at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054CAAAE29A7F58-christmas

9pm - Candlelight Service - no reservation required


Sunday, December 26:
10am - Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols - no reservation required


Sunday, January 2, 2022:
10am - The Epiphany family service - no reservation required


Everyone is invited! Hope to see you there.


For more information:
Call 508-528-2387
Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook at St John’s Episcopal Church
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 



St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled
St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Reminder: Christmas on the Town Common - Nov 28 at 4 PM

For the young and young at heart, Santa arrives on the Town Common, Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 at 4 PM. He is reported to be arriving via a special Franklin fire truck. Will Mrs. Claus be with him too?

Christmas on the Town Common - Nov 28 at 4 PM
Christmas on the Town Common - Nov 28 at 4 PM


Sponsored by Concerts on the Common. Donations to help with this and the Town Common decorations are appreciated. Checks can be mailed to 

"Concerts on the Common"
PO Box 92
Franklin, MA 02038
Download the flyer as a reminder of this special event



Annual Christmas on the Common - Sunday, Nov 28 - 4:00 PM
Annual Christmas on the Common - Sunday, Nov 28 - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

"a strong supply chain is vital for everyone"

The CDL or truck driver shortage reported previously as affecting the trash/recycling pickup and was also highlighted in the two open jobs that the DPW is looking to fill, is not just a US issue. This article shares the info on preparation for the Christmas season in Europe (UK and Iceland in particular). 

"The UK government must allow retailers to recruit HGV drivers from foreign countries to avoid a supply chain crisis that could ruin Christmas, a senior supermarket chain boss has warned. 
Richard Walker, Iceland’s managing director, said the UK faced a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers that was already causing 30-40 deliveries to its stores to be cancelled daily, and would upend plans to begin building Christmas stock from next month. 
“We’ve got Christmas around the corner, and in retail we start to stock build really from September onwards, for what is a hugely important time of year,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday."

 

The Franklin DPW is hiring 2 for Heavy Motor Equipment Operator positions
The Franklin DPW is hiring 2 for Heavy Motor Equipment Operator positions

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a merry Christmas. Please be safe and social (at a distance)!

Feel free to explore the archives today, there will be very limited posting of new items in order to spend time with my family.


Note: Please be safe, the Franklin COVID-19 stats have increased over the prior week. We are now at just over 6% positivity and going the wrong direction.
Details in this week's report:  https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-december-24-2020/download


Merry Christmas - 2020
Merry Christmas - 2020


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Trinity Rep performs A Christmas Carol - "Brimming with creativity and innovation"

A Christmas Carol OnlineUnlimited free streaming through Jan. 10

Trinity Rep's A Christmas Carol Online is now streaming for free. Simply register at the links below for your access link. Watch as many times as you want and on your schedule!

"The results offer delightful contrasts — traditional yet trendy, spooky yet warm, edgy yet endearing — that will prove appealing to audiences of all ages...streaming for free through Jan. 10, is a show for the ages, brimming with the creativity and innovation Trinity audiences have missed for months...  - Providence Journal

"...bringing invention and tradition together in a celebration of innovative spirit and holiday cheer...In a year when we have lost so much and so many, Trinity Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL ONLINE is an inspired holiday transformation that - much like Scrooge's own - feels nothing short of a Christmas miracle." - Broadway World

For detailed information about viewing the show, including tips for technical set up, view our FAQ page  https://www.trinityrep.com/box-office/how-to-watch-faqs/

Check out our Viewer Guide to read more about the show and artists, and get family activities, games, and recipes   https://www.trinityrep.com/app/uploads/2020/12/ACC-viewer-guide-2020.pdf

A Christmas Carol Online = Unlimited free streaming through Jan. 10

A Christmas Carol OnlineUnlimited free streaming through Jan. 10



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Masses at St. Mary’s

As a reminder, those who wish to attend Masses in-person this Christmas at St. Mary’s must:

1.    Pre-register online (www.stmarysfranklin.org) prior to arriving at the church. From the home page, click on the “Mass Registration” link. Then choose a Mass, provide your name(s), an email address, and a phone number.
2.    Allow a temperature screening to take place. Everyone with a temperature below 100.4 degrees will be allowed into the church building.

Schedule and Options:


CHRISTMAS EVE: (Thursday)

  • Masses (upper church & live-streamed to lower church and online): 1 PM, 3 PM, and 6 PM
  • Outdoor Communion only: 1–2:15 PM, 3–4:30 PM, 6–7:30PM 
  • Church closes after 6 PM 
  • No Midnight Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY (Friday)

  • Masses (upper church & live-streamed to lower church and online): 7:30 AM, and 10:30 AM
  • Outdoor Communion only: 7:30–9 AM and 10:30–12 AM
  • Visits (upper church only): 12–6 PM


About us:

The community of St. Mary is a Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Boston located at 1 Church Square, Franklin MA. Founded as a parish in 1877, it currently serves the spiritual needs of over 4,500 families.
 
Christmas Masses at St. Mary’s
Christmas Masses at St. Mary’s

Monday, December 21, 2020

Franklin Federated Church - Christmas Eve Service - Dec 24

Franklin Federated Church will LIVESTREAM  special Christmas services via the FFC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/franklinfederated


Thursday, December 245:00 PM
Christmas Eve Worship (Live)
  • Reading of Clement Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
  • Reading from Luke 2....The story of Jesus's birth
  • Christmas Carols
  • Candle lighting 

Franklin Federated Church - Christmas Services - Dec 20 and Dec 24
Franklin Federated Church - Christmas Eve Service - Dec  24

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Franklin Federated Church - Christmas Services - Dec 20 and Dec 24

Franklin Federated Church will LIVESTREAM  special Christmas services via the FFC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/franklinfederated
 
Sunday, December 20 = 10:00 AM  
Story of Jesus's birth

  • Readers will be live and on video 
  • Carols
  • Jenna Van Hyning on guitar "Mary Did You Know" 
  • Grace Newton playing violin "Silent Night"

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Franklin Federated Church will LIVESTREAM  special Christmas services via the FFC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/franklinfederated

Thursday, December 24 = 5:00 PM
Christmas Eve Worship (Live)
  • Reading of Clement Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
  • Reading from Luke 2....The story of Jesus's birth
  • Christmas Carols
  • Candle lighting 

Franklin Federated Church - Christmas Services - Dec 20 and Dec 24
Franklin Federated Church - Christmas Services - Dec 20 and Dec 24


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM

You are invited to join us for a festive Christmas Eve service at 9 PM on Facebook Live: St John's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsfranklinma). 

Blessings to you and yours in this season of light and hope.

St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM
St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM


Monday, November 9, 2020

Lyon Landscape and Nursery - Christmas Tree go on sale Nov 27

"The holidays will be here before we know it. Escape the long lines this holiday season and stop by Lyon Landscape Nursery for a fresh cut Christmas tree. We have plenty of Fraser firs to choose from; starting at 5’. We will also be selling fresh wreaths made on site. Sales start on Friday, November 27 and will continue during the weekends in December."
For more info visit the Facebook posting 
 
Visit Lyon Landscape and Nursery on the internet
https://www.lyonlandscapenursery.com/

Lyon Landscape and Nursery - Christmas Tree go on sale Nov 27
Lyon Landscape and Nursery - Christmas Tree go on sale Nov 27


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Missed getting the Christmas tree picked up? Take it to Beaver St

I was walking on Wednesday and saw another Christmas tree on Pleasant St. I slowed to type an email to the DPW email address:
"As I walk around I do see some trees still in front of houses. Whether they came out late or missed getting picked up, is unknown. is there anything that can be done with the trees now? Will recycling center take them? Or??"

I got a quick reply from DPW Director Robert "Brutus Cantoreggi:
"I have instructed to folks at the recycling center to allow people to drop xmas tress off even if they do not have a sticker. 
Thanks for your support. 
Brutus"
So if your tree is still around, you can take it to the Recycle Center on Beaver St. It is open Friday/Saturday and Sunday and they will take your tree if you have a sticker or not. They'll tell which place in the Center to put the tree.

Per the DPW page  https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste
Recycling Center Hours of Operation  (445 Beaver St.)
Fri/Sat: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Missed getting the Christmas tree picked up? Take it to Beaver St
Missed getting your Christmas tree picked up? Take it to Beaver St