Showing posts with label easy walks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy walks. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Liturgy of Easy Walks: a conversation with Marjorie Turner Hollman - 03/28/22 (audio)

FM #764 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 764 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with local area author Marjorie Turner Hollman. Our conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We had an easy conversation catching up with Marjorie since we had last talked in Sep 2020. Marjorie has just released a new book now, My Liturgy of Easy Walks. More of a memoir than an easy walk guide, she gets into the back story on how and why she developed easy walks in a series of essays as she recovered. 


Let’s listen to my conversation with Marjorie which runs about 20 minutes.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-764-liturgy-of-easy-walks-with-marjorie-turner-hollman-03-28-22


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Links to 


The video links to our walk and conversations around the Sculpture Park in Franklin

https://youtu.be/IBYcPoNICv0   and Choate Park in Medway https://youtu.be/aGrspVpaMs4 


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Liturgy of Easy Walks: a conversation with Marjorie Turner Hollman
Liturgy of Easy Walks: a conversation with Marjorie Turner Hollman

Friday, March 18, 2022

Shamrock Walk for Refugees - Saturday, Mar 19, 2022

  • Check-in begins at 8 AM, with walking starting at 9 AM. If you have friends that are still thinking about walking, there will be same-day registration (starting at 8 AM)! 
  • EVERYONE, young or old is invited to register! There is no set distance, but expect to walk 30-60 minutes TOTAL!
  • The event will take place at the Franklin High School Outdoor Track off of Oak Street. Please park as close to the track as possible – there will be shamrock signs to help you navigate to the track.

Register or donate via the website, https://walkforrefugees.org/ 

Thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause! We appreciate your support and look forward to walking with you, whether it be in-person or virtually!
 
Shamrock Walk for Refugees Organizers (Team Franklin NST)

 
Sign up for the Shamrock Walk for Refugees - March 19
Sign up for the Shamrock Walk for Refugees - March 19



Our GRACIOUS sponsors:
  • Active Recovery Boston
  • Bellingham Palace
  • Capstan Atlantic
  • Crossfit Tri-County
  • Elizabeth's Bagels
  • Franklin Nutrition
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  • Shaw's
  • Sheryl & Patrick Perez
  • TB12 

Listen to the recording with Neighborhood Support Team members Jerika Lowry and Adam Calvert as they provide details on how they organized to support the Afghan family living here and how this fund raising will help the cause ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/inside-shamrock-walk-for-refugees.html   

Shamrock Walk for Refugees - Saturday, Mar 19, 2022
Shamrock Walk for Refugees - Saturday, Mar 19, 2022

Saturday, December 25, 2021

FBRTC Group Walk - Walk off the cookies, Dec 26 - 9 AM


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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

"Walk off the Cookies" - Sunday, Dec 26

'Walk Off The Cookies' with us on Sunday (12/26). Link in bio!

Meet at 9 AM at the Center St parking area in Bellingham. https://t.co/wGqnwp8vp6

Shared from FBRTC page ->  https://www.franklinbellinghamrailtrail.org/event/walk-off-the-cookies/

"Walk off the Cookies" - Sunday, Dec 26
"Walk off the Cookies" - Sunday, Dec 26




Friday, November 26, 2021

Learn how to find an "Easy Walk" with a free online class

"Getting outdoors is not just for those who can climb mountains. Finding Easy Walks, that is, not too many roots or rocks, relatively level, with something of interest along the way can offer great joy, regardless of our mobility or lack thereof. Come join us to get encouragement to be more active, learn some simple steps to make yourself safer outside, and much much more.

About the Leader: Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors and has completed four Easy Walking guide books including her newest book Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! A freelance writer, she has appeared on Boston’s WCVB Channel 5 TV news magazine show, Chronicle, the Boston Globe, local radio and cable TV shows, and been published in local, regional, and national publications."

Each class is scheduled for an hour and Free!


You can listen to my interview with Marjorie Turner Hollman in September 2020

Learn how to find an "Easy Walk" with a free online class
Learn how to find an "Easy Walk" with a free online class


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Franklin Bellingham SNETT announces a group walk - Oct 16

Our calendar has been updated. Check out all the events planned. Group hike and community table at the @franklinfarmersmarketma are just a few.

Stay tuned for more info on a new story walk too. Link to event page ->  
https://www.franklinbellinghamrailtrail.org/events/

Franklin Bellingham SNETT announces a group walk - Oct 16
Franklin Bellingham SNETT announces a group walk - Oct 16


Friday, May 21, 2021

"Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are" with Marjorie Turner Hollman Friday May 21st at 12:30

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Marjorie Turner  Hollman
Marjorie Turner  Hollman

Thursday, May 13, 2021

"Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are" via Senior Center Zoom session - May 21

Join Marjorie Turner Hollman as she discusses "Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are" via Zoom. Marjorie is a Personal Historian / FreelanceWriter and Author who forges connections between generations. 
 
When: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM
 
You must register to attend this free event by emailing adoggett@franklinma.gov
 
For more information on Marjorie you can go to her website:
www.marjorieturner.com
 
Shared from the Senior Center Facebook page: https://fb.me/e/EL9UqGqD

From the archives: Marjorie did an interview in 2020 that you can listen to here

Marjorie Turner  Hollman
Marjorie Turner  Hollman

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sign up for the group walk on the SNETT - Jan 24, 2021

Please join us for a socially distanced group walk on the SNETT on Sunday, January 24 at 10 AM. We will start from the Center Street parking lot in Bellingham.

Masks are required for anyone 2 years old and up. Leashed dogs are always welcome. 
 

In case the parking area at Center St is full, please proceed to Fox Run Rd for additional trail parking (marked). 
 
Questions, please email us at fbrtcommittee@gmail.com. Thank you.
 
Shared from the Rail Trail Committee page

Follow the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1540318952825885/?post_id=1540318959492551&view=permalink

Sign up for the group walk on the SNETT - Jan 24, 2021
Sign up for the group walk on the SNETT - Jan 24, 2021


"Please make sure you take home everything you bring on the trail. That includes dog poop bags. Thank you."
 
friendly reminder
friendly reminder

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Walk Off Those Cookies! - Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee - 10 AM

Please join us for a socially distanced group walk on the SNETT on Sunday, December 27 at 10 AM. We will start from the Center Street parking lot in Bellingham.

Masks are required for anyone 2 years old and up. Leashed dogs are always welcome. ***Registration is required*** 


In case the parking area at Center St is full, please proceed to Fox Run Rd for additional trail parking (marked). Questions, please email us at fbrtcommittee@gmail.com. Thank you.

Walk Off Those Cookies! - Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee - 10 AM
Walk Off Those Cookies! - Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee - 10 AM



Shared from the FBRTC page

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Easy Walks - Choate Park, Medway (YouTube)

I had the pleasure of being invited to join Marjorie Turner Hollman for an easy walk in Choate Park, Medway recently. The video of our conversation and meander along the park trails can be found here.

Related links: 
We had previously walked the Sculpture Park in Franklin

We had talked about her new book "Finding Easy Walks"

Shared from the "Easy Walks" group page on Facebook

Direct link to YouTube video = https://youtu.be/aGrspVpaMs4

Monday, November 16, 2020

Watch "Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are: Episode 4" on YouTube

Marjorie Turner Hollman asked me to join her in exploring the Franklin Sculpture Park and our walk was recorded. You can join us for the about 30 minute conversation while leisurely walking around the Sculpture Park.

Her blog post about our walk and the video


The Boston Globe featured her in a recent article

In September, we shared a conversation with Marjorie that you can listen to here

Other videos in the Easy Walks series can be found   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRF7rPOnQu8LcznPFbScrPA


 



A photo of the Dean College dance group performing in 2015
A photo of the Dean College dance group performing in 2015


The Sculpture Park decorated for Halloween in 2019

Photos from 2014 when the Sculpture Park opened

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

“Easy walks are for anyone who for whatever reason can’t just hit the Appalachian Mountain Club trails"

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest for Franklin:

"Bellingham writer Marjorie Turner Hollman’s first two books, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts,” were essentially guidebooks, providing readers with information on where to find walking routes.

But her most recent book, “Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are,” which she self-published this summer, takes a more holistic view. Instead of listing locations of walks Hollman has taken and liked, it instructs readers on how to discover favorite walking routes of their own.

Hollman initially became an expert on local walks through her column in the Bellingham Bulletin and later her website, www.MarjorieTurner.com, encouraging residents who live within the Blackstone Valley region to discover the many options for outdoor exploration.

Hollman’s particular area of interest is what she designates “easy walks.” Thirty years ago, she suffered partial paralysis as a result of surgery for a brain tumor, and walking has been a critical part of the healing process — “physically and mentally,” she said — in the decades since. But her mobility remains somewhat limited, and as she honed her skills at finding walks appropriate for her abilities, she realized they would appeal to others as well."

Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)
 
In September, we shared a conversation with Marjorie that you can listen to here
 
Marjorie Turner  Hollman
Marjorie Turner  Hollman

Saturday, September 5, 2020

FM #342 Easy Walks with Marjorie Turner Hollman - 9/01/20 (audio)

FM #342 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 342 in the series. 

This session shares my conversation with author Marjorie Turner Hollman. Our conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We had a comfortable and easy conversation about ‘easy walks’ in and around Franklin. Marjorie has four books now, three that are trail based and the newest one is more about how to find easy walks wherever you are.

Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ac6a6eab-fcd9-4bbe-9eb7-9a8342d54520

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Links to 

Marjorie’s web page which among other things features her books   https://marjorieturner.com

‘Easy Walks in MA’ group on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Easywalksinmassachusetts 

Photos from Marjorie   https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_sherlock/albums/72157715853783092

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #342 Easy Walks with Marjorie Turner  Hollman - 9/01/20 (audio)
FM #342 Easy Walks with Marjorie Turner  Hollman - 9/01/20 (audio)

Marjorie Turner  Hollman
Marjorie Turner  Hollman

Monday, June 8, 2020

Faith Flaherty: Gone But Not Forgotten


"During the COVID-19 quarantine, I have been walking for exercise. It may seem strange, but my favorite places to walk are cemeteries. I find it interesting to walk through the cemeteries in Franklin. 

The Union St. cemetery has grave stones from the 1700s. There are some very recognizable names:
  • Oliver Dean, who founded Dean College
  • Fletcher family, there’s a softball field named after the family
  • Ray family, funded Franklin Library - the first library in the country
Then there’s the Beaver Street Cemetery. It is really called St. Mary’s Cemetery because the parishioners of St. Mary’s purchased the land in 1864 because Catholics weren’t allowed to be buried in the Union St. cemetery. But that was then and this is now. Now anyone can be buried in either the Union St. or Beaver St. cemetery. I found it interesting to notice the Irish and Italian names on the St. Mary’s grave stones in contrast to the English names on the Union St. cemetery tombstones.

Cemeteries hold the history of civilization. These two cemeteries reflect the mindset of our Puritan ancestors who left England for freedom to practice their own religion and then in turn didn’t practice what they preached. In St. Mary’s cemetery we see the oldest gravestones engraved with Irish surnames, reflecting the Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine in the mid-1800s. Soon overwhelming the Irish names are Italian names. Names that only Franklinites could pronounce:
  • Mucciarone
  • Bucchanio
  • D’Aniello
St. Mary’s cemetery has a beautiful memorial garden and a columbarium. A columbarium is a wall of vaults containing the cremated remains of the deceased. It is a peaceful area for respectful reflection. 

There’s one more cemetery that is perhaps the most interesting of all, albeit the smallest one. It is on Green St., Franklin. The official name is the City Mills Historical Cemetery. That area is part of the City Mills section of Norfolk/Franklin, hence the name. Some of the people buried there:
  • Samuel Allen 15 Mar 1778 Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 14 Jan 1866
  • Edward Gay Jr 2 Jul 1696 Wrentham, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 28 Feb 1758
  • Timothy Hawes 21 Jul 1722 Wrentham, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 8 Mar 1772
  • Rhoda (Mason) Allen abt 1795 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 15 Apr 1862
  • James Shepardson 24 Jul 1789 Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States - 8 Mar 1863
There are other reasons to enjoy walking in these cemeteries besides historical interest. There’s the peace and quiet. The roads are paved so one can wholly concentrate on their reflections. The epitaphs on the gravestones are interesting and some are funny. (That will be a future story.) The architecture, material, and choice of design offer imaginative stories about people’s lives. It certainly makes you wonder what happened between birth date - death date. Just imagine! An entire life is represented by a dash! 

Soon many more graves and cremains will be added to our cemeteries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A walk through the cemeteries will put your priorities in order. What will your legacy be?"

Faith Flaherty

Union St cemetary
Union St cemetery

Thursday, April 23, 2020

HMEA's incredABLE Virtual Community Walk



Join Us for Our incredABLE Virtual Community Walk
We may not be able to physically be together for this incredABLE 5K,
but we can be together VIRTUALLY!

Here's how it works:

  • Share your personal page with your friends and family to get donations and recruit team members
  • You'll receive a link to the Virtual Community Walk that will take place via Zoom.
  • Tune-in on May 17 at 10:00 am to watch a 30 minute musical video timeline of HMEA's 5K over the past 19 years.
  • Do whatever kind of exercise you like - dance, walk, jog, march, hop to the music - and watch for photos of your friends, family and yourself!
The first 200 registered participants will receive an incredABLE 5K lunch tote and all registrants will receive an incredABLE 5K bracelet and insider info on contests, events, and more.
incredABLE Keep Moving Challenge
Just because you are stuck at home doesn't mean you shouldn't keep moving! Take a walk, do some yoga, stretch, follow an exercise video on YouTube, dance. How ever you can keep moving counts!
Here's how it works:

  • Start tracking your activity hours. You can use your favorite fitness app (examples: Fitbit, Pacer, Map My Fitness, Activity Tracker, My Fitness Pal) or we have a handy tracking sheet you can use, click here.
  • To be entered as a contestant, submit your name and accumulated activity hours from April 3 (or the date you began) to May 10 to tandryc@hmea.org before midnight May 10.
  • All contestants will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit® inspire HR™ Fitness Tracker Watch.

The winner will be announced during our
Live Virtual Awards Ceremony at 11:00 AM on May 17th on our Facebook page.

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