Showing posts with label dean bank. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dean bank. Show all posts

Monday, May 2, 2022

Save the Date for June 10 - the Strawberry Stroll returns!

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is currently organizing its annual Strawberry Stroll, set for Friday, June 10, from 4 PM to 8 PM in downtown Franklin. The rain date will be Saturday, June 11 from 4 PM to 8 PM. 

During the Stroll, the Partnership will unveil the Ladybug Cultural and Historical Trail. The Trail uses ladybug sculptures to tie approximately 25 historical and cultural sites together in downtown Franklin.


Also during the Strawberry Stroll, Dean Bank will host “Dancing on Dean” which will feature two local bands on a bandstand at the intersection of Main Street and Dean Avenue. Delicious strawberry shortcakes provided by Dean Bank and Dean College will be sold in front of Dean Bank.


“We are thrilled to welcome the Strawberry Stroll back after a two-year absence because of the pandemic,” said Partnership Executive Director Lisa Piana. “We are looking forward to kicking off the summer season with this fun event.”


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information about sponsorships, contact the Partnership office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.


 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)

Handicap parking during the Oct. 2 Harvest Festival will be available in the Dean Bank parking lot behind the bank from noon to 5 PM
Note: With Main St closed for the Festival, you would need to approach Dean Bank via Dean Ave


Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)
Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

To answer a frequently asked question: YES! Think Franklin First Gift Cards are reloadable! Bring your card to our amazing partner, Dean Bank, and add funds anytime! (Cash only!) 

Keep one ready to use in your wallet at all times as a reminder to #ThinkFranklinFirst!  

Status update: we have sold over $47,000 worth of gift cards! Thank you for the support!

Do you have one to spend? Visit www.franklingiftcard.com for a current list of participating businesses!  




Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable
Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hockomock Area YMCA Awarded Grant From Dean Bank

The Hockomock Area YMCA has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Dean Bank for the Y’s annual Reach Out Campaign.

“For almost two decades, Dean Bank has helped our YMCA address the ever-changing needs of our shared community through values-based programming and services.  Dean Bank's philanthropic investments over the years, especially through Reach Out,  have enriched the lives of our neighbors through progressive community impact to meet the often urgent needs of those who face life's unforeseen challenges, and I am deeply grateful for their partnership, engagement, and confidence in our YMCA's mission,” states Hockomock Area YMCA CEO Ed Hurley.

The Reach Out Campaign is a volunteer- and community-driven annual fundraising effort serving as the cornerstone of its philanthropic outreach across the 15 communities the Y serves.

The Hockomock Area YMCA has for decades invited Y members, volunteers, neighbors, partners, collaborators, vendors and friends in the community to join in raising funds to provide confidential scholarship assistance, program subsidies, and essential services for those who are facing challenges in their lives.  

The essence of Reach Out and a cornerstone of the Hockomock Y’s mission is that nobody is turned away because of their inability to pay.

Each contribution to this campaign provides confidential scholarships for those who otherwise could not enjoy a Y experience due to financial struggles. This is an opportunity to feel welcomed as part of the YMCA  family and for kids to enjoy summer camps, swim lessons, and out-of-school child care programs.  

Reach Out also subsidizes mission-driven programs, including our Teen Centers, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, and participation in our Teen Center programming and sports, as examples, designed to address the increasing problem of bullying in and outside of school.

Additionally, Reach Out helps make it possible for our YMCA to deliver essential services to our neighbors experiencing hardships, such as food insecurity, emergency child care during extremely challenging times, and backpacks for kids who cannot afford them at the start of a school year.

In 2020, the Reach Out program provided $1.9 million in confidential scholarships and subsidies, 247,439 grab and go meals, and 25,242 bags of groceries, valued at $50 each. 

The Hockomock Area YMCA is extremely grateful for the long-standing relationship with Dean Bank and for its continued generosity for its mission-driven work.  

For more information please contact Katie Moore at KatieM@hockymca.org or 508.643.5265. 

About Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community.  At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.

 
Hockomock Area YMCA Awarded Grant From Dean Bank
Hockomock Area YMCA Awarded Grant From Dean Bank

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Another business on the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card listing to visit


Another local business has joined the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card program!  We welcome Lotus Lash to the list of participating businesses! 
Gift cards can be purchased at Dean Bank  right in Downtown Franklin or online at www.franklingiftcard.com 
 
#LocalBusiness #LocaSupport #ItMatters #ShopLocal #SpendLocal


You can use the #ThinkFranklinFirst card make your purchase as part of the #ProjectEnvoy eat out/take out, help out effort!
 
Another business on the #thinkfranklinfirst gift card listing to visit
Another business on the #thinkfranklinfirst gift card listing to visit


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Town of Franklin, MA: Think Franklin First gift cards coming Nov 25

"BIG NEWS ALERT! We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of Think Franklin First gift cards!

With the incredible support of Dean Bank & the Random Smile Project, these Franklin-only gift cards will be available for purchase beginning on Wednesday, November 25th.

See more... https://t.co/XQ3RcLIvwj"

"They will be redeemable at a wide variety of local businesses! This economic development initiative is intended to help support our local businesses by directing spending away from competition/online retailers into our local economy, where it makes an important impact"

"especially in these difficult times. Stay tuned for more information as we move towards our official launch date! franklingiftcard.com #shoplocal #shoplocalma #ThinkFranklinFirst"

 

Think Franklin First gift cards

Think Franklin First gift cards coming Nov 25
Think Franklin First gift cards coming Nov 25

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Under the Dean Bank Tent at THE BLACK BOX "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

The Franklin Performing Arts Company is pleased to present You're a Good Man Charlie BrownOctober 17-25th under the Dean Bank Tent at THE BLACK BOX! 

With socially distanced staging, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. The charming music and humorous vignettes brought to life by the beloved Peanuts characters, offer the laughs and entertainment we need right about now!!

Enjoy and all-star FPAC cast including Nick Paone as Snoopy, Katie Gray as Lucy, Austin Davy as Schroeder, Tim Ayres-Kerr as Linus, Ali Funkhouser as Sally, and featuring Julian DiChiara as Charlie Brown.

Directed by Raye Lynn Mercer with musical direction by Hallie Wetzell, the production is creatively staged with the actors socially distanced. Audience seating will be socially distanced and face coverings are required.


You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com


Under the Dean Bank Tent at THE BLACK BOX  "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"
Under the Dean Bank Tent at THE BLACK BOX  "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series: Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal - Aug 6

THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series presents Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal, as an outdoor weekend concert in the theater’s parking lot. Sponsored by Dean Bank.

Singer/Songwriter Britt Connors was born and raised singing in small-town West Boylston, MA before taking her studies to Ithaca College in NY. But, the lure of the talented Boston singer/songwriter scene and the thought that she may someday try her hand at songwriting brought her to Boston in 2001. Her acclaimed 2010 debut “The Bad Side of Good" was released under her maiden name of Britt Sawdon and blended blues, folk, and country with jazz voicings and pop sensibilities. 

By the time she released her second album, "Warmer Season" in 2014, she had met and formed her backing band, "Bourbon Renewal," and had written the songs with that sound in mind, with tunes that are alternately rockin', country, sweet, rootsy, and New-Orleans-street-parade. The record needed its own category, so they started calling it "Y'all-Ternative" music. Britt continued to expand into the band's sound, calling on even more of some of Boston's talented musicians for her 2020 album, "Longitude." On this third record, she slips nimbly and authentically between soulful ballads, pop-rock, and gospel-infused Americana, reminiscent of recent feminist-inspired albums by Sara Bareilles and The Highwomen.


Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 8:00 PM
  • For more info and tickets, visit THE BLACK BOX online
https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1391&month=08&year=2020

  • What does the outdoor seating look like? Check out this aerial view

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/08/the-black-box-outdoor-concert-setting.html

THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series: Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal - Aug 6
THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series: Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal - Aug 6

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

THE BLACK BOX - Outdoor Concert Setting (YouTube)

"Drone footage of THE BLACK BOX outdoor concert series courtesy of John Fitzgerald at Peek Aerials. 
THE BLACK BOX's Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Dean Bank."

Video link = https://youtu.be/VMFanDJy76w



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

South Street Six plays Dean Bank on Friday, Sep 20

On Friday, September 20, Dean Bank is hosting a free concert from 6-9 PM at 21 Main Street in Franklin, MA. Please join us in welcoming back the South Street Six to the Dean Bank stage! 

Listen to a variety of popular covers from Maren Morris to Zac Brown! There will be food, drinks, dancing, and fun! We can't wait to see you there! 

Follow the event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/489082718304020/

South Street Six plays Dean Bank on Friday, Sep 20
South Street Six plays Dean Bank on Friday, Sep 20

Friday, August 2, 2019

Dancing on Dean: The Driftwoods - Aug 16


On Friday, August 16, we’re celebrating the Beach Boys with a free, summer, block party event from 6 PM - 9 PM in downtown Franklin, MA! 

Enjoy live performances from The Driftwoods, the #1 Beach Boys cover band! 

There will be free drinks, food, and fun! Be sure to bring the family. We can't wait to see you there!

The Driftwoods (Facebook photo)
The Driftwoods (Facebook photo)

Shared from the Dean Bank Facebook page

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dancing on Dean - Old Town - July 19, 2019

Dean Bank will continue Dancing on Dean, its free summer concert series, for the second year from 6-9 PM on July 19 in the bank’s 21 Main St. back parking lot.

Dancing on Dean is a free event complete with live music, beer and wine and local restaurants offering food for purchase and fun.

The July Dancing on Dean will feature local country rock band Old Town playing a variety of modern country hits.

For information on the band: http://oldtownband.com.

Dancing on Dean - Old Town - July 19, 2019
Dancing on Dean - Old Town - July 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Franklin Downtown Partnership: Strawberry Stroll - June 14, 2019

The Franklin Downtown Partnership’s annual Strawberry Stroll is scheduled in downtown Franklin on Friday, June 14 and is expected to be the largest Stroll in its 17-year history. Come to the family-fun event and enjoy live bands, sidewalk sales and activities from 4 PM to 8 PM Main Street and Dean Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the Strawberry Stroll. The rain date is Saturday, June 15.

Franklin Downtown Partnership: Strawberry Stroll - June 14, 2019
Franklin Downtown Partnership:
Strawberry Stroll - June 14, 2019
“The Strawberry Stroll is our opportunity to invite people to come together downtown and have fun experiencing the local businesses throughout our community that are unique to this area,” said Scott Martin, president of the Franklin Downtown Partnership and event chairperson. “The mix of activities, crafters and entertainment we have for this year’s festival will make this community event special for all ages, while showcasing what shopping and dining downtown offers.”

For the first time, the FDP is inviting residents to wear straw hats to the Stroll to honor Franklin’s straw hat manufacturing history!

For the second year in a row, Dean Bank has organized Dancing on Dean, a fun dance party featuring two local bands: Matt Zajac and The Northeast Groove.

Read all the details of the Strawberry Stroll here 
https://files.constantcontact.com/ceff47be401/1ca5267a-4ba9-42a6-a728-39b90f317aef.pdf

and view the performance schedule here
https://files.constantcontact.com/ceff47be401/214b2b97-14b6-4358-8f35-1395c2d71e85.pdf


Friday, October 12, 2018

Harvest Festival - Sunday, Oct 14 - 11 AM to 4:00 PM


Due to the forecast for Rain...

The Harvest Festival is re-scheduled to the rain date Sunday, Oct. 14

Entertainment at the Harvest Festival


Dean Bank is hosting three different bands at the corner of Main Street and Dean Avenue.

  • 11 a.m. to Noon - Gay and the Backline
  • Noon to 2 p.m. - Ben Gardner’s Boat
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The Noyz


The following entertainers are featured on the Intermission stage, behind Rockland Trust:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - FSPA Singers
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Jamie Barrett
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. - FSPA Singers
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Jamie Barrett
  • 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - FSPA Singers


Also behind Rockland Savings Bank, the Bernon Family Branch YMCA is sponsoring a Children's Area with the ever-popular train ride, a giant inflatable, and games.


Harvest Festival - Saturday, Oct 13 - 11 AM to 4:00 PM
Harvest Festival - Saturday, Oct 13 - 11 AM to 4:00 PM

Thursday, September 13, 2018

“It has a singular purpose – to bring the community together"

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

"Taking the party to the streets for the first time on its own, Dean Bank is hosting its first solo “Dancing on Dean” block party on Friday. 
The party kicks off at 5 p.m. on Dean Street in Franklin, where local food, live music, and beer and wine will be enjoyed until 8 p.m. 
Michael Carroll, senior vice president of marketing at Dean Bank, said bank officials “test drove” their first event during this year’s Strawberry Stroll in June, closing off Dean Avenue for their efforts. 
Downtown restaurants like Acapulcos and Ted Gallagher’s have agreed to supply food for Friday’s event, and there will be beer and wine tents as well, utilizing the newly approved one-day outdoor beer and wine permits in town."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180912/franklin-bank-to-host-block-party-on-friday

“It has a singular purpose – to bring the community together"
“It has a singular purpose – to bring the community together"


Saturday, September 1, 2018

"if our downtown thrives, the residents and businesses of Franklin benefit"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Kevin R. Goffe, president and CEO of Dean Bank, has announced that Dean Bank is continuing its new, free, recurring community event -- Dancing on Dean -- on Friday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. 
Dancing on Dean, a free “block party-style” event complete with live music, beer and wine, local food vendors and fun is something Goffe has dreamed of doing in downtown Franklin for years. Dancing on Dean is made possible through the efforts and cooperation of town officials, the Franklin Downtown Partnership, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, other local businesses and Dean Bank employees. 
Each Dancing on Dean will feature live bands throughout the evening and dancing is encouraged. Goffe hopes local bands will become interested in playing in front of a hometown crowd, in a family-friendly environment as the event gains momentum. 
The September Dancing on Dean will feature local band the South Street Six, playing a variety of music. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and local restaurants will sell food throughout the evening. Dancing on Dean will be held at the corner of Dean Avenue and Main Street, directly adjacent to Dean Bank’s main office, and will continue down Dean Avenue, which will be closed to traffic."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180831/dean-bank-hosting-dancing-on-dean-event

Dean Bank photo of South Street 6 (via Facebook)
Dean Bank photo of South Street 6 (via Facebook)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Franklin at night (photo essay)

Friday was a good day to take a walk in the dark and check out the lights on the Town Common and along Main St/West Central St.

The Town Common just before the lights turned on
The Town Common just before the lights turned on

The Civil War single soldier monument
The Civil War single soldier monument

The World War I doughboy before the tree lights came on
The World War I doughboy before the tree lights came on


and then there were lights (just after 5:00 PM)
and then there were lights (just after 5:00 PM)

downtown near the main cross walk by the PO,Dean, Rockland and FSPA
downtown near the main cross walk by the PO,Dean, Rockland and FSPA

while the lights look good, Dean's clock is "out for repair"?
while the lights look good, Dean's clock is "out for repair"?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Franklin Food Pantry Announces Dean Bank as Official Bag Sponsor

"Dean Bank is now the Pantry’s official shopping bag sponsor, donating hundreds of re-usable shopping bags – a supply that we count on every day. As we approach our busiest time of year, the new supply of bags will be used in a number of ways as we serve our clients. 
They are used for emergency food packages for new visitors who come to our doors; to package our holiday meals for Thanksgiving; and to give to new clients who register with the Pantry for ongoing assistance. Clients bring in their re-usable bags each time they visit the Pantry. 
Thank you, Dean Bank, for caring about our community!"

Kevin Goffe, Dean Bank president, presents Erin Lynch, Pantry executive director, with one of the re-usable shopping bags Dean Bank has donated to the Pantry.

This was shared from the Franklin Food Pantry page

Friday, September 4, 2015

In the News: Millis incident a hoax, deputy Town Administrator sought, downtown partnership updates, Dean Bank schedules seminar


The story of an officer-involved shootout on Forest Road Wednesday that left a police SUV on fire, launched a manhunt for the purported gunman and shut schools for the day turned out to be a hoax, fabricated by the patrolman.
Continue reading the story online (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150908239/1994/NEWS


The local government is looking to restore its deputy town administrator position as it prepares for department-head retirements. 
The town has put out a job posting on the Massachusetts Municipal Association website, advertising the position. The listing - which mentions the position's salary range could approach $100,000 - calls for candidates with "technical knowledge, problem solving skills and diplomacy." 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said Franklin had a deputy administrator years ago, before he started.
Continue reading the story online (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150908127/1994/NEWS


The Franklin Downtown Partnership at its meeting Thursday morning heard an update on efforts to build a statue in honor of Horace Mann in town. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting gave a brief recap of several town initiatives, including the effort to honor Mann, a Franklin native considered to be the father of American public education. Nutting noted the state had provided the town with $50,000 of the $96,000 budgeted for a 10-foot statue. The remaining expense, he said, would be taken from town accounts devoted to such uses. 
"The (statue) committee met last week and heard four proposals," he said. "They ultimately decided to retain the person who did the Benjamin Franklin statue at the library."
Continue reading the story online (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150908113/1994/NEWS


Kevin R. Goffe, president and CEO of Dean Bank, announced that an upcoming free educational workshop entitled “Do You Know Your Social Security Benefits?” will be held from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 16 for the benefit of the public at the bank’s main office branch, 21 Main St. 
Attendees will learn about ways to identify potential retirement income gaps and the customized solutions that meet individuals’ needs. All material presented by Carl Scheinman, financial services manager at Dean Bank; Ken Silva, divisional vice president, AIG Life and Retirement; and Ralph Tepper, attorney at law. 
This complimentary workshop is not a sales presentation. Light refreshments will be provided and advanced registration is recommended. 
For information and to register: 508-528-0088, info@deanbank.com
Continue reading the story online (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150908287/1994/NEWS

clock at Dean Bank Main St
clock at Dean Bank Main St