- Pour Richard's Wine & Spirits -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/the-shop-local-for-holidays-series.html
- Pretty Is Pink -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/shop-local-at-pretty-is-pink-boutique.html
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 1, 2021
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
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
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|
Saturday, February 6, 2021
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
Saturday, November 14, 2020
"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"
|Think Franklin First gift cards|
|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"|
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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
- What does the outdoor seating look like? Check out this aerial view
|THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series: Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal - Aug 6|
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
"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
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
|South Street Six plays Dean Bank on Friday, Sep 20|
Friday, August 2, 2019
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)|
Shared from the Dean Bank Facebook page
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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|
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
|Franklin Downtown Partnership: |
Strawberry Stroll - June 14, 2019
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
and view the performance schedule here
Friday, October 12, 2018
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|
Thursday, September 13, 2018
"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)
|“It has a singular purpose – to bring the community together"|
Saturday, September 1, 2018
"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)
|Dean Bank photo of South Street 6 (via Facebook)|
Saturday, December 2, 2017
|The Town Common just before the lights turned on|
|The Civil War single soldier monument|
|The World War I doughboy before the tree lights came on|
|and then there were lights (just after 5:00 PM)|
|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"?|
Monday, September 7, 2015
"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)
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)
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)
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, email@example.comContinue reading the story online (subscription maybe required)
|clock at Dean Bank Main St|