Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023
No rain in the forecast for this Earth Day Celebration at DelCarte - Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Thursday, May 4, 2023
RESCHEDULED Earth Day
at DelCarte on Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Folks may recall, Sunday, April 23 we experienced quite a bit of rain. It had been forecast so the cancelation went out on Friday, ahead of the weekend. That event has now been rescheduled for Sunday, May 7 (and apparently we will see much better weather)!
|Earth Day at DelCarte was RESCHEDULED for Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM|
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Senator Rausch Celebrates Earth Month With Legislation To Drive Climate Action And Environmental Justice
First elected in 2018, Senator Becca Rausch represents the Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex District, comprised of Bellingham, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Milford, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sherborn, and Wrentham.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Celebrate Earth Day This Saturday (note to due weather forecast, event on Sunday has been rescheduled)
Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend!
Join the Franklin Recreation Department for their 2023 Earth Day Clean up event on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - 12 PM at Beaver Pond Turf Complex Parking Lot (450 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA).
Attendees can bring their own gloves if they have them, disposable gloves will be provided for those who need them. Town staff will provide garbage bags and direct folks to the designated clean up areas. You can register for the event online or the day of the event. Register here: https://franklinma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29880
Please note, the Earth Day celebration at DelCarte for Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 has been postponed due to rain, rain date is forthcoming.
|Celebrate Earth Day This Saturday (note to due weather forecast, event on Sunday has been rescheduled)|
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Wednesday, April 19
11:00am - Franklin Q&A (hybrid event) (Franklin Senior Center)
1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center)
1:00pm - "Where's the Toast?" memory café (Franklin Senior Center)
7:00pm - Spring Sing Fling - Free Concert from Noteable Blend (Franklin Public Library)
Thursday, April 20
8:30am - Town Council Office Hours (Franklin Senior Center)
10:00am - Writer's Quiet Space (Escape Into Fiction)
10:30am - Rockabye Beats Concert (Franklin Public Library)
4:00pm - Artisan Fair (Birchwood Bakery & Kitchen)
|Library book & bag sale|
Friday, April 21
8:00am - Networking breakfast - Downtown Partnership (Dean College)
1:00pm - Book sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)
1:00pm - Mobile Mini Golf (Franklin Public Library)
5:30pm - David Penza (67 Degrees Brewery)
Saturday, April 22
9:00am - Book Sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)
|Earth Day Clean up (Beaver Pond)|
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Music at the Blissful Concert (Franklin Public Library)
11:00am - Silent Saturday (free silent movie showing)
1:00pm - Bag Sale ($5/bag) (Franklin Public Library)
6:00pm - Elastic Five (Live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
6:00pm - Rotary Comedy Night (fundraiser, ticketed event) (Franklin Elks)
7:30pm - Confounded Bridge (live music) (THE BLACK BOX)
Sunday, April 23
|Earth Day - DelCarte|
9:00am - Earth Day Celebration (DelCarte Open Space)
12:00pm - The Kenny Hadley Big Band Brunch (live music) (THE BLACK BOX)
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
The Town meeting calendar is found https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
|Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!|
Earth Day at DelCarte on Sunday, April 23 from 9 AM to 1 PM
|Earth Day at DelCarte on Sunday, April 23 from 9 AM to 1PM|
Monday, April 17, 2023
Monday, April 10, 2023
Earth Day 2023 will be a joint effort of Recreation, Conservation, and Franklin Area Moms
Join the Town of Franklin and the Franklin Area Moms Club for a weekend of Earth Day celebrations.
Starting on Saturday, April 22, 9 AM - 12 PM with the clean up of over 25 areas across Town. Meet at Beaver Pond and pick up your bags/gloves and maps. First 100 participants will receive an earth day t-shirt. DPW will be giving away tree samplings, coffee and bagels.
Wrap up the day with a Environmental Extravaganza on the Town Common from 11 - 1 PM.
On Sunday, the Conservation Department is sponsoring an event at DelCarte on Pleasant Street.
|Earth Day 2023 is spread over the weekend here in Franklin|
Saturday, March 25, 2023
An event for children and families! Come join the Franklin Conservation Commission, Department of Public Works, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Agricultural Commission, and others to celebrate our shared Earth on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the DelCarte Conservation Area at 459 Pleasant Street.
Celebrate with us by signing up for compost bins, learning about stormwater and rain gardens, enjoying a woods walk, exploring vernal pools, and more!
Overflow parking is available at 337 Pleasant Street and other side streets. Service Hours validated upon request and stewardship. See you there!
|Save the Date! Earth Day Celebration at the DelCarte Conservation Area - Apr 23, 2023|
Friday, March 24, 2023
For over 20 years the Town of Franklin has conducted this event in an effort to educate the public on recycling, beautification and general clean up. Help us clean our local parks, roads, schools and town greenery!
Meet at Beaver Pond parking lot on Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM where we will distribute trash bags, gloves and maps with clean up sites.
Free tree saplings will be distributed.
Register today: https://tinyurl.com/28jjfztx
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Friday, April 22, 2022
9:00am - Franklin Earth Day
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)
3:00pm - LiveARTS: Annual Fundraiser Concert
6:00pm - Meet FHS Unified Basketball Team & Celebrate
Find the full calendar https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
KP: The Save Soil movement is being initiated by Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic, and visionary who has 9 million volunteers across the globe. He initiated this movement because to address the oil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for Soil Health, and supporting leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable Soil.
FM: You are a notary and presidential volunteer award recipient from Point of Light. How did you get involved with this Save Soil Movement?
KP: The Save Soil movement is not a protest, this is the responsibility of every human who lives on this planet. This is the movement to turn world attention to our dying soil. I am an earth buddy to help this effort.
FM: What could be a solution for Save Soil?
KP: We have to bring back at least 3-6% organic content in the soil, by bringing the land under shade from vegetation, and enriching the soil through plant litter, and animal waste.
FM: What can we do?
KP: Let's make the awareness of Save Soil to all. This has been a journey from GreenHeads to GreenHands to GreenHearts. Each and every one of us. Let us make it happen!!
FM: Is there any website?
KP: yes please see www.savesoil.org or sign your pledge at https://pledge.save-soil.co/kpsompally
FM: Is there any action plan? are you creating Save Soil awareness in New England area or Franklin?
KP: In Franklin, we haven't started yet, we will start soon. We just started a campaign to join to become earth buddies in Boston, let's make it happen!!!!
View the video message here -> https://youtu.be/SCHqnkR7600
|Are you an Earth Buddy?|
Monday, April 18, 2022
The annual community clean up activities are scheduled for Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. For over 20 years, the Town of Franklin has conducted this event in an effort to educate the public on recycling, beautification, and general clean up of the town.Earth Day is celebrated on Friday, April 22nd throughout the United States. Franklin will host their own Earth Day on Saturday April 23 this year!
Keep Franklin looking beautiful by helping us clean our local parks, roads, schools, and town greenery!
Earth Day is a great opportunity for High School Students to earn their volunteer hours!
You can pre-register at: https://franklinma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29880
|Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23|
Sunday, April 17, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Lisa Mosczynski and Susan Speers, volunteers with Metacomet Land Trust, will be joining us with a program on “Bringing Earth Day Home.” The program will introduce the conservation group, with a focus on its work to preserve open space in Franklin since 1988. Metacomet is a member-supported nonprofit which serves 15 towns and is based in Franklin.
To mark the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, Mosczynski and Speers will share a slide presentation on the group’s conservation work, education programs, and behind the scenes assistance to landowners and towns wishing to permanently preserve natural habitat. Metacomet’s local efforts include helping Franklin to connect town open space and Metacomet’s land. Metacomet is a 501-(c)-3 charity. More information can be found at www.MetacometLandTrust.org.
Bringing Earth Day Home
We welcome you to come join your friends and neighbors. Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30. Hot and cold appetizers and beverages are provided. No need to be a newcomer to the area . . . and no need to RSVP. Come make connections in your community. We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie. We are a member driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas.
|Newcomers and Friends Club|
Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, are welcome to join us. We run our meetings September through May, typically meeting the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We also hold many fun and varied events throughout the year to stay connected.
Look for us on our Meetup and Facebook pages for more information.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
"A reminder the clean up of DelCarte is scheduled for this Saturday from 9:00 AM thru Noon.
Refreshments, gloves, trash bags, masks (if needed) plus credits for clubs and schools …. Community Service 3 hours.
We look forward to seeing folks there."
Franklin Conservation Commission
|clean up for DelCarte on Saturday, Oct 16|
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Thursday, April 22nd was an unseasonably cold morning, but members of St John’s Episcopal Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF), and Franklin Federated Church gathered to plant trees. “It was a wonderful way to celebrate God’s gift of Creation,” said The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector of St John’s and President of the Franklin Interfaith Council.
In preparation for Earth Day, McAdams led an online lesson with the St John’s Church School to discuss the many benefits that trees provide, such as erosion protection, filtering of the air we breathe and the water we drink, noise reduction, shade that reduces the need for air-conditioning, food and habitat for birds and other animals, food and raw materials for people, the fun of climbing them, and the beauty of looking at them.
The Interfaith group planted seven trees - maples, oak, cherry, and purple beech - at several sites in Franklin. The Department of Public Works chose the locations and dug the holes at Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin High School, Keller-Sullivan School, and the Community Garden at King Street Memorial Park. Participants, then, planted the trees, added compost, and have committed to continue watering the trees until they are well-established. McAdams added, “We give thanks for all that God gives us in Creation, and we show our gratitude by being good stewards.”
|tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden|
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We talk about:
- Not just Apr 22, and out about Apr 24 with clean up efforts
- Climate and repercussions
- Apr 27 - Town (Administration, Clerk, Library, Senior Center, etc.)
- Apr 28 - Safety (Police, Fire, MECC)
- Apr 29 - DPW (also enterprise accounts for water, sewer, trash/recycle and stormwater fee proposal)
- May 4 - Schools
- Mask, hygiene reminders
- Rabies clinic info coming May 1
- Pop up teaser
Town of Franklin COVID-19 page = https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/vaccination-and-covid-19-data
Franklin Schools budget page https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Via Cobi Frongillo:
"Some thoughts on this Earth Day to get our brain's turning on opportunities for local advocacy..."