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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Christmas Fair returns to St John’s Episcopal Church

Load up the family on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am - 3:30pm for baked goods, a cookie walk, children’s activities, refreshments, a silent auction, raffle items, and fresh wreaths. Fun for all ages!

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

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Christmas Fair returns to St John’s Episcopal Church
Christmas Fair returns to St John’s Episcopal Church

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Register for Senate President Karen Spilka’s 55+ Health and Wellness Fair - Oct 22

THIS MONTH: Senate President Karen Spilka's Health and Wellness Fair

Return to in-person fair includes fun and informative activities for residents aged 55+

State Senate President Karen E. Spilka, a resident of Ashland, has held an annual health and wellness fair in the fall for over a decade. This fun and informative event returns to an in-person format this month with a revised name, a broadened focus that includes active older adults, a streamlined registration process, and an invitation for younger generations to accompany older family members. 

The fair will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Keefe Regional Technical School (Keefe Tech), located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, Massachusetts. All who wish to attend are encouraged to register at karenspilka.com/fair to reserve a free lunch.

Called the Senior Health & Wellness Fair since its 2011 inception, the event has been renamed Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair: Health and Wellness for Active Agers and Those Who Love Them. The popular event, open to all residents of the MetroWest region, will offer fun and informative activities as well as food, live music, vendors, and prize drawings.

"A significant percentage of our residents now aged 55 and older, and a large number of families are facing decisions about how to care for aging loved ones," said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). "I am proud to offer this comprehensive event, which will combine our traditional offerings of free health screenings, workshops and socialization with expanded offerings for active seniors and the family members of older adults. We know that fostering connection and staying active are two effective tools for healthy aging, and I'm excited to convene members of our community to provide strategies for both."

Workshops and other activities will focus on all aspects of wellness, such as outdoor recreation, mental health resources, job-searching, and family decision-making, including estate planning and senior housing options. "Attendees can join in interactive fitness, art, and music activities."

Residents of Senate President Spilka's district and their family members are encouraged to register on karenspilka.com and learn about the workshops they may choose to attend on the day of the event. Registration is not mandatory, but meals and workshop seating are not guaranteed for those who don't register for this popular event. Residents are encouraged to call the office of Senate President Spilka at (617) 722-1500 with questions.   

Register for Senate President Karen Spilka’s 55+ Health and Wellness Fair - Oct 22
Register for Senate President Karen Spilka’s 55+ Health and Wellness Fair - Oct 22

Saturday, October 1, 2022

The 55+ Health & Wellness Fair is Back, register now




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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

October events, parking, and Town Council agenda items discussed in this Talk Franklin episode (audio)

FM #849 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 849 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing/Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation via conference bridge.  


Topics for this session

  • Fall Is here

    • Oct 1 – Harvest Festival

    • Oct 15 - Touch a truck, hydrants painting winners announced  (10 AM to 2 PM)

    • Oct 19 - Heath fair – Library  (3 to 6 PM)

    • Oct 22 – Del Carte Fall Gathering (9 AM to noon)

  • EDC meeting recap

    • Franklin For All prioritizations and timeline

    • Downtown parking reviewed

    • Dean neighborhood separate

    • Proposals coming to Council for further discussion and possible action

  • Town Council teasers

  • Municipal aggregation 

    • Thanks to Alan Earls and to me for spreading the word


The conversation runs about 34 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Fall-Festivities-and-Proposed-Changes-to-Parking-e1oel9h/a-a8jh4jc



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Franklin for All webpage 

https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/franklin-for-all/


Economic Development Subcommittee recap

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/09/economic-development-committee-sep-21.html 


Municipal aggregation information

https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator/pages/municipal-aggregation 


Community & Cultural District calendar https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html 



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October events and Town Council agenda items discussed in this Talk Franklin episode (audio)
October events and Town Council agenda items discussed in this Talk Franklin episode (audio)

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Senate President Karen Spilka’s Health and Wellness Fair Broadens to Serve Active Seniors and Their Families

Return to in-person fair will include fun and informative activities for residents aged 55+   

     

State Senate President Karen E. Spilka's annual health and wellness fair returns to an in-person format with a revised name, a broadened focus that includes active older adults, a streamlined registration process, and an invitation for younger generations to accompany older family members to the event slated for October 22, 2022.  

   

Called the Senior Health & Wellness Fair since its 2011 inception, the event has been renamed Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair: Health and Wellness for Active Agers and Those Who Love Them. The popular event, open to all residents of the MetroWest region, will continue to offer fun and informative activities as well as food, live music, vendors, and prize drawings at its venue at Keefe Technical School in Framingham.   

   

Workshops and other activities will focus on all aspects of wellness, such as outdoor recreation, mental health resources, job-searching, and family decision-making, such as estate planning and senior housing options. Attendees can participate in artmaking, crafting, and fitness activities.  

   

"With a significant percentage of our residents now aged 55 and older, we are designing the fair to connect them with a variety of community resources that improve quality of life," said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). "As we return to an in-person fair, mental health strategies and other tools for wellbeing and community connectedness are more critical than ever–for older adults as well as for people who love them."  

   

To give attendees greater flexibility in choosing fair workshops, registration has been streamlined this year. Beginning September 15, residents may register on www.karenspilka.com/fair. Registrants will be able to read about the workshops in advance and then choose which ones to attend on the day of the event. Registration is not mandatory, but meals and workshop seating are not guaranteed for non-registrants.  

   

Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair is scheduled to be held in-person at Keefe Regional Technical School, at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, on October 22, 2022. Residents are encouraged to call the office of Senate President Spilka at (617) 722-1500 with questions.    

 

While the 2020 fair was virtual - Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair is scheduled to be held in-person at Keefe Regional Technical School
While the 2020 fair was virtual - Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair is scheduled to be held in-person at Keefe Regional Technical School


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

“Closing the gates for this season is heartbreaking" both King Richard’s Faire and Pawsox cancel seasons

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
It was a “royally difficult” decision to make, but this fall’s eight-week run of the King Richard’s Faire has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The popular Renaissance-themed faire was supposed to take place Sept. 5-Oct. 25.

“Even royalty cannot beat the coronavirus,” said the faire’s longtime producer, Bonnie Shapiro who runs the operation with her daughter, Aimee Shapiro Sedley.

Shapiro and her late husband, Richard, brought the faire to Carver in 1981. Spread over 80-acres, it transports visitors to the 16th century by offering an array of performers, artisans, hand-cranked rides, knife-throwing booths, animal attractions and period food and drink (think: bloomin’ onions and yards of beer).
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200630/hear-ye-hear-ye-king-richards-faire-cancels-2020-season


The Pawtucket Red Sox today confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of their 2020 Minor League Baseball season. International League President Randy Mobley said, “Due to the many COVID-19 related challenges that would accompany staffing team rosters for a two-month season, Major League Baseball has now advised that they will not be assigning players to the teams of Minor League Baseball in 2020.”

This year is the first in the 137-year history of the International League (founded in 1884) that no games will have been played.

The PawSox will continue their community efforts to help those affected by the coronavirus, and will continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary (1970-2020).

As Major League Baseball gears up for its season, the Boston Red Sox have discussed using McCoy Stadium as the home of some of their workouts. Schedules and details will be announced.

Continue reading the article online
https://www.milb.com/pawtucket/news/cancellation-of-2020-season

COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of their 2020 Minor League Baseball season
COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of their 2020 Minor League Baseball season

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Christmas Fair - December 7

Christmas Fair • December 7, 2019 • 9 AM to 2 PM
St. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

• Silent Auction • Raffle items • Gift Basket themes: sports; spa; food and wine; games and toys; pet toys • Gift cards for local restaurants and stores • Hand-made Christmas greenery • Hand-made scarves, mittens, hats • Cookie Walk features fudge, cookies and baked treats • Activities for the kids • Food and Drinks • Pictures with Santa Claus!

Call 508-528-2387
Like us Facebook: St John’s Episcopal Church
View www.stjohnsfranklinma.org

Christmas Fair - December 7
Christmas Fair - December 7

Friday, November 8, 2019

Christmas Fair - Dec 7

Christmas Fair • December 7, 2019 • 9 AM to 2 PM
St. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

• Silent Auction • Raffle items • Gift Basket themes: sports; spa; food and wine; games and toys; pet toys • Gift cards for local restaurants and stores • Hand-made Christmas greenery • Hand-made scarves, mittens, hats • Cookie Walk features fudge, cookies and baked treats • Activities for the kids • Food and Drinks • Pictures with Santa Claus!

Call 508-528-2387
Like us Facebook: St John’s Episcopal Church
View www.stjohnsfranklinma.org

 
Christmas Fair - Dec 7 (courtesy photo)
Christmas Fair - Dec 7 (courtesy photo)

Monday, September 23, 2019

In the News: "Seams Like a Dream"; Franklin election candidates set

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"There’s something to be said for putting on costumes. They have a certain magic to them, imbuing their fabrics and accessories with the power to transform and transport.

Franklin resident Lisa Maxwell Rounds -- a teacher, drama club advisor and seamstress -- knows that better than most people. For the past 19 years she has helped drape visitors to King Richard’s Faire, Massachusetts’ annual Renaissance fair held in Carver, in that magic and has seen it at work.

She owns Seams Like A Dream, a shop that serves as King Richard’s costuming shop, and operates it with the help of her 24-year-old daughter, Emily.

“Once you put on a costume, you become someone else,” she observes. “I’ve found this with a lot of people. They sort of become a character. They come out of their shell.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190922/her-faire-kingdom-franklin-resident-runs-costume-shop-at-king-richards-faire


"Campaigning for the bi-biennial town election in November is expected to kick into high gear as the deadline for filing candidacies has passed.

Town Clerk Teresa Burr issued the ballot lineup on Friday after her office completed certifying nomination papers. Burr, whose position is among those up for election, is facing no challenge in her bid for re-election to a four-year term.

The entire Town Council and School Committee are up for election, and there is no dearth of candidates for either."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190922/franklin-ballot-takes-shape-races-emerge-for-town-council-school-board-and-constable

The Election Collection for 2019 can be found 
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/07/franklin-election-collection-2019.html

Franklin Election Collection - 2019
All precincts vote on Nov 5, 2019 in one location, Franklin High School


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14

Wednesday, November 14 
Franklin Public Library 
5:30-7:30 PM

Come meet and make connections with several local preschools and child care providers. This is a FREE community event hosted by the MOMS Club of Franklin.




For about the MOMS Club connect with them via Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/MOMS-Club-of-Franklin/

MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14
MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14

Friday, October 19, 2018

There's Still Time to Join us for the 2018 Senior Fair!



There's Still Time to Join us for the 2018 Senior Fair!
Greetings,

Each fall, I am thrilled to host the Senior Health and Wellness Fair. As you may know from past years, this is an exciting event for everyone involved!

The fair will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street in Framingham. The event includes a continental breakfast and hot lunch!

The goal of the Senior Health and Wellness Fair is to provide a forum for MetroWest seniors to learn, ask questions and enjoy a fun day out. This year's program will include workshops on health programs, benefits and wellness activities. A variety of booths will provide information on health and wellness topics ranging from preventing falls, to dental health, to decluttering your home. Remember to bring your insurance card to make sure you can get your flu shot!

I hope you or your loved ones will consider joining us for a fun, informative and engaging event! Please call my office at 617-722-1500 if you have any questions.


Sincerely,
Senate President Karen E. Spilka
2nd Middlesex and Norfolk
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14

Wednesday, November 14 
Franklin Public Library 
5:30-7:30 PM

Come meet and make connections with several local preschools and child care providers. This is a FREE community event hosted by the MOMS Club of Franklin.




For about the MOMS Club connect with them via Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/MOMS-Club-of-Franklin/

MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14
MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14

Saturday, September 29, 2018

MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14

Wednesday, November 14 
Franklin Public Library 
5:30-7:30 PM

Come meet and make connections with several local preschools and child care providers. This is a FREE community event hosted by the MOMS Club of Franklin.




For about the MOMS Club connect with them via Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/MOMS-Club-of-Franklin/

MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14
MOMS Club: Preschool Fair - Nov 14