Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

Thursday, June 10, 2021

"it’s never been a better time to consider a job in craft beer"

"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."
Continue reading the article online

Sunday, July 19, 2020

“To get to this point feels so so very good”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Craft brewers and the state’s beer wholesalers have reached a deal that would resolve a decade-long dispute over distribution rights centered around when a brewer can sever ties with its distributor, paving the way for the state’s smaller beer brands to free themselves from relationships they may feel are inhibiting their growth. 
The deal, if accepted by legislators on Beacon Hill, would apply to almost all of the more than 200 craft brewers in Massachusetts. The one notable exception would be Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams beer and the second largest craft brewer in the country. 
Sam Hendler, one of the three founding brothers of Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, helped negotiate the deal on behalf of the Brewers Guild. 
“I’m really excited. There’s still some anxiety because we don’t have a signature from the governor on the bill just yet. We are anxiously hopeful for everything to play out over the next two weeks,” Hendler said on Saturday."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200718/craft-brewers-wholesalers-strike-distribution-deal?rssfeed=true


Friday, February 16, 2018

Franklin Library: Book Sale, Arts and Crafts on Saturday - Feb 17

In addition to the monthly book sale on Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Join the arts and crafts event at 2 PM where Dean College students will assist with your craft.

Franklin Library: Book Sale, Arts and Crafts on Saturday - Feb 17
Franklin Library: Book Sale, Arts and Crafts on Saturday - Feb 17

Note that the Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday for President's Day

Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday for President's Day
Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday for President's Day

These were shared from the Town of Franklin Library page
http://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/arts-and-crafts-event
and here

http://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/presidents-day

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Franklin Library: Box City - Dec 30 at 2:00 PM

Empty boxes? Bring them to the Library today. Bring the kids back to the LIbrary on Friday for "Box City"

The kids will be able to decorate the boxes and use them to build a whole town or whatever!


Franklin Library: Box City - Dec 30 at 2:00 PM
Franklin Library: Box City - Dec 30 at 2:00 PM


This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/12/box-city-event-friday-december-30-200.html

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Franklin Library: Chanukah Story Time - Dec 28 - 10:30 AM

Come to the Franklin Public Library for a "Chanukah Story Time" on Wednesday morning, Dec 28 at 10:30 AM.

"Come join us for a fun filled hour featuring "If the candles could speak" by Dassie Pruss. We will hear some Chanukah stories, sing some songs, as well as make a Chanukah craft. We will also provide a snack and juice."

Franklin Library: Chanukah Story Time - Dec 28 - 10:30 AM
Franklin Library: Chanukah Story Time - Dec 28 - 10:30 AM
This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/12/chanukah-story-time-wednesday-december.html

Friday, October 21, 2016

In the News: drought continues, craft brewing in Hopkinton

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

"Occasional showers with above normal temperatures in the past week did not help drought conditions in Massachusetts, according to the weekly report by the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday. 
The report shows 37.83 percent of the state is still in extreme drought, the second highest category of drought. That figure is unchanged from last week. More than 87 percent of the state is in at least severe drought, a slight rise from last week's figure of 83.7 percent. 
There may be some relief in the next several days. Rain is forecast Thursday night through Saturday morning. More than two inches of rain could fall in some areas, especially with the risk of thunderstorms Friday night."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161020/extreme-drought-persists-in-mass

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/mapsanddata/maparchive.aspx
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/mapsanddata/maparchive.aspx

A small craft brewery, hoping to open at Water Fresh Farm, is seeking permission to serve its products to customers on the premises. 
Start Line Brewery is set to open mid-November, said Edwin Twinney, owner and operating manager. 
"We are just doing final testing and hope to be brewing soon," he said. 
In the meantime, the company, CraftLife Brewing Co., will go before selectmen Tuesday night to seek the farmer-brewing pouring permit. Twinney said he already has a license to sell products for off-premise consumption.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161020/hopkinton-start-line-brewing-seeks-pouring-license


Monday, August 15, 2016

Yankee Quilters Guild - Sep 13

Love to quilt or eager to learn? All area quilters are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Yankee Quilters Guild, a charitable organization which provides comfort quilts to those battling serious illness while offering an artistic outlet for those who love the craft of creating quilts from scratch. An organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 237 Pleasant Street, in Franklin.

Yankee Quilters meets monthly in Franklin but draws members from surrounding towns. Everyone is welcome whether they're an experienced quilter or just getting started. Quilters of all ages work together on charity quilts, exchange information and tips and techniques from traditional to modern, and learn from each other's work. Meetings are held at St. John's Episcopal Church on the second Tuesday of each month, with charity work, workshops, trips and other activities throughout the year.

The September meeting will include a trunk show of a member’s recent quilts, “show and tell” of work completed by members over the summer, and a “block of the month” swap open to all members. The theme for the September block swap is “Black and Orange.”

New members and guests are welcome at all meetings. The first meeting is always free for anyone who wants to find out what the group has to offer. There is a $5 fee for guests.

Membership year runs July-June; new membership is $35/year and returning members pay $25 per year.


For more information, email yankeequilters11@gmail.com or visit the group’s Facebook page -->>  https://www.facebook.com/YankeeQuilters/


Facebook page image for Yankee Quilters Group
Facebook page image for Yankee Quilters Group

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Adult Coffee and Craft, Saturday, December 5th, 1:00 PM

Take a break from the cold and have a warm cup of coffee or tea while you join us to assemble a soup mix in a jar. We’ll provide all the ingredients and decorations to personalize the jar. You add the “love” to create a gift that will warm the heart and soul.


soup mix in a jar
soup mix in a jar
Where: at the Franklin Library

When: Saturday, Dec 5th, 1:00 PM


This was shared from the Franklin Library page   http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 9, 2015

Franklin Library: Adult coffee and craft

With Halloween around the corner, have a coffee with neighbors and make a scary flying bat in the craft activity.

When? Saturday October 10th at 1:00 PM at the Library

Library - adult coffee and craft - flying bats
Library - adult coffee and craft - flying bats

This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/10/make-decorative-halloween-craft.html

Monday, June 1, 2015

Franklin Library: Duct tape beach bags

Rainy day activity for the older kids? The Library will be making duct tape beach bags Monday, Jun 1 at 7:00 PM for kids 11 and older.
Duct Tape Beach Bags
Duct Tape Beach Bags

This was shared from the Library website here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/05/duct-tape-beach-bags.html

Friday, May 8, 2015

Franklin Library: Adult coffee and craft - Game day

There are two events at the Library today. For the adults, the coffee and craft series will feature Zentangle. For the kids, the next iteration of Game Day.

Coffee and Craft starts at 1:30
Game Day starts at 2:30

Zentangle for the coffee and craft today at 1:30
Zentangle for the coffee and craft today at 1:30

game day for the kids at 2:30
game day for the kids at 2:30

These events were shared from the Library pages here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/05/adult-coffee-craft.html

http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/05/game-day.html

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Franklin Library: Adult coffee and craft - Friday, Mar 13

Adult coffee and craft is coming up this Frday at the Franklin Library. Maybe the 13th is your lucky day! 

You can make a fleece neck warmer to keep warm until Spring does arrive!


Franklin Library: Adult coffee and craft - Friday, Mar 13
Franklin Library: Adult coffee and craft - Friday, Mar 13

Shared from the Franklin Library webpage here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/03/adult-coffee-and-craft.html

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Franklin Library: Adult Coffee and Craft - Fri, Feb 13th

The next adult coffee and craft is scheduled for Friday, February 13 at 1:30 PM. Get out from behind the snow to make a fabric covered memo board. Bring your own material or use what is available.

adult coffee and craft - Friday, Feb 13th
adult coffee and craft - Friday, Feb 13th
This was shared from the Library page here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/02/adult-coffee-craft.html

Monday, January 12, 2015

Kidz Plaster Zone - 524 W Central St

Reporting by walking around walk on Sunday, I found a 'new' business on RT 140. Located in the stores in front of Primrose Car Wash and next to Dadarrio Hardware. From their webpage, I find that they opened in Aug 2014. 

For those looking for crafty parties for kids, and those looking for a crafty adult night out this is an option!  



Our specialty is crafty fun for all ages!

Every kid loves plaster painting. We carry a large selection for boys and girls as well as adults. Pieces are ready to take home the same day! With a wide variety of plaster figures, plaques, curio boxes, picture frames to choose from, there is something for every age, interest and budget.

We have a fun and friendly place to create your very own masterpiece.
We provide kids safe paint, brushes, smocks, glaze, glitter - you provide the creativity.

Fantastic Birthday Parties and a delightful area to get together and celebrate.
Paint, eat and have fun.

Walk-ins are always welcome at our beautiful and conveniently located studio -
drop in anytime!

Prices range from $5-$30 with all materials included.

Gift Certificates are available in $10.00, $25.00, and $50.00 denominations.

Kids Plaster Zone - 524 West Central St
Kids Plaster Zone - 524 West Central St

Looking for a perfect venue to celebrate your child's birthday? 
Check out our Birthday Party Package and let us take care of all the party details for you. 
Priced to fit everyone's budget!

For more information, visit their webpage here
http://www.kidzplasterzone.com/

or find them on Facebook here
https://www.facebook.com/kidzplasterzone

Kidz Plaster Zone street sign
Kidz Plaster Zone street sign


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Franklin Library: Adult Coffee and Craft - Jan 2, 1:30 PM

The Franklin Public Library will hold an Craft and Coffee event for adults on Friday, Jan 2. You will get to make your own scented bath salts and decorate a container to hold them.

Starts at 1:30 PM.


coffee and craft for adults
coffee and craft for adults

This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/12/adult-coffee-craft-jan-2nd-at-130-pm.html

Friday, December 19, 2014

Franklin Library: Holiday Craft - Dec 29th

Hold the date for a New Year's craft event at the Library. Yes, you may be still running after that last present, or have to wrap the ones you already have. Put Monday, Dec 29th on the calendar for this craft event for the kids at the Library.

They may need to get out of the house after the long Christmas weekend!

Holiday craft for families - Dec 29th
Holiday craft for families - Dec 29th

This was shared from the Library webpage here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-craft.html

Monday, December 1, 2014

Stop by the Library during the Holiday Stroll

Kids can make a holiday ornament at the Franklin Public Library during the Holiday Stroll this Thursday, Dec 4. Stop by between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Make an ornament this Thursday
Make an ornament this Thursday

This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/11/holiday-stroll.html

For a complete listing of events for children during December, here is the Library Calendar
http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Library/dec2014.pdf

Friday, November 7, 2014

Franklin Library: Coffee and Craft for Adults

Ladies and gentlemen, you get to have coffee and a craft in the afternoon today at the Franklin Library. The event starts at 1:30 PM. You'll create 'lovely table decor' using old screens.

coffee and craft for adults
coffee and craft for adults

Screens is not a term I am familiar with in this context. The dictionary did not help me either. Would this also be called a place mat?


This was shared from the Franklin Library page here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/11/coffee-craft-for-adults.html