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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Franklin Elks Lodge #2136 Fundraiser For Veterans! - Apr 9

FRANKUN ELKS LOOGE #2136 FUNDRAISER FOR VETERANS!

WHAT: Wrestling Match Fundraiser for OIL FOR VETS Program
 
WHEN: Saturday. Apr 9, at 7 PM 
Doors open at 6:37 PM
Bell Time at 7:07 PM
 
WHERE: Franklin Elks Lodge  #2136 
1077 Pond St 
Franklin, MA

COST: $2o per person 

WHO:  SHOWCASE PRO WRESTLING presents WWE Intercontinental Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion and WWE US Champion "Caribbean Cool Carlito

SHOWCASE PRO WRESTLING offers family-friendly entertainment for all ages!

A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Elks OIL FOR VETS PROGRAM

 

Caribbean Cool Carlito
Caribbean Cool Carlito

Monday, January 24, 2022

Light Up Franklin on New Year’s Eve held by BSA Troop 126

The fundraising event that took place on Friday, December 31, 2021, sponsored by the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks 2136 in Franklin was celebrated to begin 2022 together. The aim of this event was to raise funds in support of the Franklin Food Pantry and the troop through their luminary sale. 

Luminary kits were sold in sets of 10 that included white bags, votive candles, sand, and instructions. Many of the Franklin residents joined the event and celebrated the holiday season by lining the neighborhood with candle luminaries!

Troop 126 sold 82 luminary kits and donated $250 to Franklin Food Pantry. Thanks to Franklin Historical Museum for allowing the troop to use their parking lot during kits distribution. 

We are truly grateful for the support of this town and all who purchased a luminary kit. We look forward to continuing this event for the next year and hoping to donate more to the Franklin Food Pantry! 

For more details visit the Troop at Troop126Franklin.org or join our Facebook group BSATroop126Franklin.

Light Up Franklin on New Year’s Eve held by BSA Troop 126
Light Up Franklin on New Year’s Eve held by BSA Troop 126


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer - 11/22/21 (audio)

FM #664 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 664 in the series. 


This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England, this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting of November 17, 2021: 


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


We cover the following key topics

  • Housing Authority presentation/discussion

  • Elk riders donation

  • FY 2022 budget adjustments

  • Host community agreements

  • Future items

o   Town council subcommittees

o   Tax rate hearing

o   Community Preservation Committee


The recording runs about 27 minutes:


Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. The link to my notes taken during the meeting is also provided.


Let’s listen to this recording of Town Council Quarterbacking Nov 22, 2021

Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e43cb65b-1e9d-4c68-a13a-4acf16a1d23d 



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Town Council Agenda document ->  

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_meeting_agenda_nov_17_2021.pdf

 

My notes from the meeting  -> 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/recap-town-council-hears-about-waiting.html

SAFE Coalition presentation as mentioned in the discussion (Town Council meeting of 9/15/21) ->

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/09/franklin-ma-town-council-meeting.html 


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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/ or www.franklin.news/

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"

 

Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer - 11/22/21 (audio)
Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer - 11/22/21 (audio)

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Franklin, MA: Town Council Meeting - 11/17/21 - (two part audio)

FM #662-663 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 662-663 in the series. 


This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, some members of the public participated in person, some via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the just about two hour and ten minutes (2:10 total elapsed time) into two (2) logical segments:

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda. Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Nov 17, 2021

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Agenda document ->  

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_meeting_agenda_nov_17_2021.pdf

My notes from the meeting  -> 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/recap-town-council-hears-about-waiting.html

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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 www.Franklinmatters.org   or www.franklin.news 

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"

Veterans Services Officer Shannon Nisbett and members of the Elks Riders
Veterans Services Officer Shannon Nisbett and members of the Elks Riders

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

National Purple Heart Day Celebrated on August 7th!

National Purple Heart Day Celebrated on August 7th!

Quilts of Valor also Awarded

Franklin celebrated its second Purple Heart Day as a Purple Heart Community on Saturday, August 7 with a ceremony and luncheon hosted by the Elks Lodge on Pond Street. 

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. military on or after April 5, 1917. The Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members.

Along with recognizing 18 Purple Heart recipients from Franklin, the Quilts of Valor Foundation awarded Quilts of Valor to eight Franklin veterans. The personalized quilts were presented by Theresa Perreault, Quilts of Valor Massachusetts State Coordinator. 

Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services/news/franklin-celebrates-national-purple-heart-day-august-7th


National Purple Heart Day Celebrated on August 7th!
National Purple Heart Day Celebrated on August 7th!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Elks Flag Day Celebration on Saturday - June 12

The Franklin Elks (1077 Pond Street) will be honoring the American Flag this coming Saturday at 11 AM. We will perform an Elks ritual. All are welcome.
Shared from Facebook:
Elks Flag Day Celebration on Saturday - June 12
Elks Flag Day Celebration on Saturday - June 12


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Franklin fire donation information

"The Franklin MA Lions Club and Franklin Elks Lodge #2136 are working with the Red Cross to help families affected by today’s fire. We have been told the best donations right now are that of gift cards to various clothing, drug stores, food and restaurants. Please reach out to Franklin Lions to make your donation.
Update: The Lions met this evening. We have had an outpouring for clothing donations. For this reason we have decided to do a fund-drive to turn clothing and cloth material such as shoes, curtains, stuffed animals, blankets, etc into cash. We hope to collect 5000lbs by July 7th. We currently will pick up but are working on drop off locations for bags.
Update: we have set up an account with Rockland Trust: Franklin Lions Disaster Fund. Donations can be made there. 100% will be used to assist families to get back on their feet. In addition at the downtown Franklin branch across from post office is a drop box for gift cards. Gift cards and checks can also be mailed to
  • Franklin Lions
    PO Box 3,
    Franklin , MA.
The Red Cross is still trying to reach all 36 families. If you know of a family or are a family affected by today’s fire. Please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-564-1234.
Shared from multiple Facebook updates including

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Scouts BSA Troop 126 to collect your bottles/cans Oct 10

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Scouts BSA Troop 126 will be having a bottle and can drive, to raise money for camping equipment and exciting trips like whitewater rafting. Our troop is in Franklin, which means your contributions will directly benefit the youth of your community.

If you wish to donate bottles or cans, please drop them off at the Elks parking lot, 1077 Pond Street, on October 10, 2020, between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M.

If you are a Town of Franklin resident and are unable to come, but you would still like to contribute, please fill out our Google Form to have your donation collected at your curbside. Please complete the form by Friday at 5 P.M., and please have curbside bottles and cans out by 7 A.M. We thank you in advance for your contribution and your support for local Scouting!


Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 3 and Oct 10
Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 10

 

Friday, November 15, 2019

FHS Hockey Concert, Nov 23

Join fellow FHS Hockey families and friends for a fun night of music and dancing at the Franklin Elks on Saturday, November 23, 7:00 PM - Midnight. 

3 Bands will be performing their latest cover tunes; Slewfoot, South Street Six, and Backyard Swagger will each perform 1 hr. and 15 minutes of music. 

Tickets are $20 per person. There will be a cash bar and an opportunity to purchase restaurant gift cards from Rock n' Coal and 3 Restaurant

To purchase tickets, visit: https://fhspanthershockey.bpt.me

For more information, please email: fhspanthershockey@gmail.com

Follow the Facebook event  
https://www.facebook.com/events/2471940966358819/


FHS Hockey Concert, Nov 23 (Facebook event image)
FHS Hockey Concert, Nov 23 (Facebook event image)

Sunday, October 13, 2019

"what action, if any, will be taken by humans and when"


"Rising temperatures, eroding coastlines, fearsome storms and disappearing species.

All of these issues are raising alarm among people concerned about the specter of climate change.

“It’s not too late, but we’re not talking the distant future. We’re talking right now,” said Richard Halpern, chairman of the Franklin Democratic Town Committee’s events subcommittee.

Halpern is the force behind planning for an upcoming discussion on the subject the organization is sponsoring.

“Franklin 2050: The Climate Crisis” is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 1077 Pond St."
Continue reading the article online
https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20191009/forum-on-climate-crisis-planned-in-franklin/1

"Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis" is free, but seating is limited. Registration is recommended. 

Pre-registration is available at:  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-2050-the-climate-crisis-tickets-65325208457

Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis
Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Franklin 2050: The Climate Crisis - Oct 17

Climate change is real; you can see it happening all around us, not just in America but on a global scale. Improbable weather events are happening in the most unlikely places. Yet it’s hard to get one’s head around it and figure out what the solution is.

The 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is a call to action to avert the changes. The IPCC and 97% of climate scientists worldwide say the changes that are necessary to avert disaster are stark: 50% reduction in carbon emissions is needed by 2030, and net carbon effect by 2050.

But we have an Administration in denial, and mass media that’s more concerned with the latest tweet than explaining what’s going on in the climate, and what can be done about it by citizens in cities and towns in the Commonwealth.

How will the average citizen learn about what can be done to minimize the effects?

Several of us from Franklin got together along with the Franklin Democratic Town Committee, 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future, and Massachusetts Climate Action Network to plan a community-wide educational forum to examine the causes and effects policy implications, and actions to take at the town and state levels. 

It’s called “Franklin 2050: The Climate Crisis” and it’s happening Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 PM at Franklin Elks 1077 Pond Street in Franklin.

Hope to see you there in this free forum event!

Richard Halpern
Franklin, MA






Register for the event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-2050-the-climate-crisis-tickets-65325208457

Visit the IPCC page to get more information  https://www.ipcc.ch/report/srccl/

You can also get a copy of the report directly 
https://www.ipcc.ch/srccl-report-download-page/


2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report
2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

Friday, August 2, 2019

Invitation to attend Climate Crisis Forum - Oct 17

Friends,

It's not too late, but we're not talking the distant future. We're talking right now.

The question of how bad things will be due to the Climate Crisis, the amount of suffering that will occur, the amount of destruction, loss of property, human and animal lives, is a function of what humans do. The actions we take.

Learn what you can do.

It's a Climate Crisis, an emergency and "Franklin 2050: The Climate Crisis" is taking place October 17, 2019 in Franklin, MA.

Hear from notables in the field on the front lines of climate action science, environmental and legislative activism. Discover why its an emergency. Learn the causes and effects and solutions at hand - at the local and state level - to reduce the dangers of the climate crisis for yourself, your family and your children. Right here in Norfolk County.

Speakers:
  • Carolyn Barthel, Coordinator, 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future, Franklin node
  • Marjorie Decker, State Representative, 25th Middlesex District
  • Ted McIntyre PhD, Board Member, Massachusetts Climate Action Network

A free educational community wide forum will be held at Elks Lodge, 1077 Pond Street, Franklin, MA, October 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Registration encouraged. Space is limited.

Go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-2050-the-climate-crisis-tickets-65325208457


Many thanks,

Richard Halpern
Franklin Democratic Town Committee

Franklin, MA 

 
Invitation to attend Climate Crisis Forum - Oct 17
Invitation to attend Climate Crisis Forum - Oct 17

Monday, September 24, 2018

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - Sep 26, 2018

The published agenda and documents for the Franklin Town Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM

You can also find the full set of documents in one PDF
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/town_council_agenda_for_september_26_2018.pdf

(Note: where there are active links in the agenda item, it will take you to the associated document)


Agenda ItemSummary
Town Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting of September 26, 2018- 7:00 PM
1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. This meeting is being recorder by Franklin TV and shows on Comcast Channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda.  The Council will not angage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments.  The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
September 5, 2018 Minutes
4. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
Swearing in of Firefighter
5. APPOINTMENTS
Cultural Council
Kaye Kelly
6. HEARINGS
7:10 PM - Resolution 18-51 Cable Television License Renewal.
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
8. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS
Franklin Elks Lodge
9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Budget Subcommittee
c. Economic Development Subcommittee
10. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
10a. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Resolution 18-51: Verizon Cable License Renewal (Motion to Approve Resolution 18-51- Majority Vote (5))
10b. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Resolution 18-52: Acceptance of Gift to the Senior Center (Motion to Approve Resolution 18-52- Majority Vote (5))
10c. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Resolution 18-53: Library Budget (Motion to Approve Resolution 18-53- Majority Vote (5))
10d. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Resolution 18-54: Ratification of the Memoranda of Agreement between the Town of Franklin and the Franklin Police Association (Motion to Approve Resolution 18-54-Majority Vote (5))
10e. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Resolution 18-55: Ratification of the Memoranda of Agreement between the Town of Franklin and the Franklin Police Sergeants Union (Motion to Approve Resolution 18-55 - Majority Vote (5))
10f. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Zoning Bylaw Amendment 18-815: Changes to 185, Attachment 9, Schedule of Lot, Area, Frontage, Yard and Height Requirements- 2nd Reading (Motion to Adopt Zoning Bylaw Amendment 18-815- Two Thirds Majority Roll Call Vote (6))

10g. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
Zoning Bylaw Amendment 18-818: Maximum Building Height Dimensional Regulations -2nd Reading (Motion to Adopt Zoning Bylaw Amendment 18-818- Two Thirds Majority Roll Call Vote (6))
11. TOWN ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
13. COUNCIL COMMENTS
14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
None Scheduled
15. ADJOURN

Work underway at DelCarte to improve handicap accessibility for the canoe launch
Work underway at DelCarte to improve handicap accessibility for the canoe launch