Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Pantherbook: "Fall II Preview- What’s Different?"

 

"On February 22nd, student athletes will be returning to their cheer, football, volleyball, and winter track seasons after a long wait.

However, MIAA guidelines will be different this season in order to remain safe and socially-distanced.

Indoor facilities such as gyms will only be operating at 40% capacity following the Massachusetts Phase 3, Step 1 guidelines, and spectators at games will be limited to low numbers."
Continue reading the article online
 
Previously published here are the Fall II sports modifications from the MIAA
 
and an update
 
Pantherbook: "Fall II Preview- What’s Different?"
Pantherbook: "Fall II Preview- What’s Different?"

 
The outdoor track and football field have been cleared of snow
The outdoor track and football field have been cleared of snow


Friday, February 19, 2021

Tweet from MIAA - Updated Communications on Fall II Season

MIAA (@MIAA033) tweeted on Thu, Feb 18, 2021:
Read #MIAA updated communication regarding general & sport modifications for Fall II Season. #patience #OneTeamOneMIAA #maskupMIAA😷

MIAA web page = https://t.co/7BHpt3Q2lf 
Shared from Twitter = https://t.co/kh17FId6A4

Note: The FAQ doc linked to is updated. The doc shown in the Twitter image I could not find.

Tweet from MIAA - Updated Communications on Fall II Season
Tweet from MIAA - Updated Communications on Fall II Season


Friday, August 21, 2020

Hockomock League statement regarding the upcoming Fall 2020 season

Below is the official statement from the Hockomock League regarding the upcoming Fall 2020 season.

August 20, 2020

We have all patiently, yet eagerly, awaited the Massachusetts DESE guidelines pertaining to Interscholastic Athletics for the 2020-21 school year. Late Tuesday we received those guidelines and the MIAA Board of Directors have voted to approve those guidelines. Very importantly, there is still a lot of work to be accomplished before a Fall 2020 sports season is permitted. The earliest date to begin any practices is Friday, September 18.

Each school district was tasked over the last several weeks to develop a detailed DESE-approved plan for the return-to-learning this school year. Rightly so, each district’s School Committee and Superintendent’s office is now focused on implementing that approved learning plan. Some districts have opted for a full-remote start while others have approved a hybrid model. Both come with their own obstacles that each district is aiming to overcome. Both plans will impact how Fall sports may look for that district.

We do know under these DESE-approved guidelines that the high-risk sports, Football and Competitive Cheer, have moved to a “Fall II” season with a start date of February 22, 2021. The low-risk sports, Cross Country and Golf and the moderate-risk sports, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Girls’ volleyball must undergo modifications, some significantly changing the look of the game, to adhere to the EEA/DESE guidelines. Those MIAA-sport committees are working on that goal now. Girls’ volleyball, as an indoor sport, has some very significant hurdles for high school programs to overcome.

Please be patient as our twelve districts individually tackle the DESE parameters and logistics of implementing their return-to-learning models. We hope to know more in the coming week or two what a Fall Sports season will look like. Each district’s School Committee is charged with approving the specific sports programs that will be offered at each of our schools. Once those details are gathered by our League ADs and Principals, schedules can be drawn up and approved for publication.

Please know we all want to see as many student-athletes return to the competitive playing field this Fall. The health and safety of our students is paramount in any and all of these decisions which are forthcoming.

Sincerely,
The Hockomock League ADs

  • Mark Houle, Attleboro
  • Danny Erickson, Canton
  • Joe Cusack, Foxboro
  • Tom Angelo, Franklin
  • Gary Brown, King Philip
  • Mike Redding, Mansfield
  • Peter Boucher, Milford
  • Kurt Kummer, North Attleboro
  • Bill Matthews, Oliver Ames
  • Nick Schlierf, Sharon
  • Ryan Donahue, Stoughton
  • Mark Ottavianelli, Taunton



HockomockSports (@HockomockSports) tweeted at 9:25 PM on Thu, Aug 20, 2020:
Hockomock League Makes Statement On Fall Sports - https://t.co/QIFEg2p0hz #hockomock

https://twitter.com/HockomockSports/status/1296619352733683718?s=03



Hockomock League statement  regarding the upcoming Fall 2020 season
Hockomock League statement  regarding the upcoming Fall 2020 season

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Pantherbook: "What Will Fall Sports Look like Next Year?"

Sharing this article with an FHS student view on what fall sports might look like
"With Massachusetts beginning their staged reopening, many kids are wondering what their sports seasons will be like next year. Many questions are up in the air like, ¨Will we have to wear masks? Or will there even BE a season?¨ Pantherbook reached out to try and help ease your concerns.

Freshman Cameron Sawyer played soccer for FHS this year, and is looking to play again next year. According to Cameron, FHS soccer is beginning their captain’s practices but will limit the group to 10 people and have no contact practices. This helps to fit social distancing guidelines and helps prepare athletes for a possible season.

Cross Country runner Katie Barrow is working on the summer training program her coaches distributed via Google Classroom. There are three options for runners and each includes a very descriptive schedule for the summer."
Continue reading the article online
https://franklinpanthers.us/sports/2020/06/12/what-will-fall-sports-look-like-next-year/


Pantherbook: "What Will Fall Sports Look like Next Year?"
Pantherbook: "What Will Fall Sports Look like Next Year?"

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

"Starting the Road to States at Franklin High"

Elizabeth Clark opens the school year at Pantherbook with an FHS fall sports preview
"With the end of Labor Day weekend, it is officially Fall sports season at Franklin High. Franklin is typically dominant all-around in sports, having almost 75% total wins as a school last year. This fall shouldn’t be any different, with many returning athletes looking to continue their teams dominance in the Hockomock League and in the playoffs."
Continue reading the fall sports preview at Pantherbook
https://franklinpanthers.us/sports/2019/09/01/starting-the-road-to-states-at-franklin-high/

"Starting the Road to States at Franklin High"
"Starting the Road to States at Franklin High"

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lifelong Community Learning: New Hampshire Fall Foliage Day Trip - Oct 20

Lifelong Community Learning is offering a day-long fall foliage trip to New Hampshire on Saturday, October 20. The motor coach will leave Franklin High School parking lot at 9:30 AM and return at 6:00 PM. The trip will include commentary and a buffet lunch. The cost is $105 for adults and $65 for a child.

Travel the country roads of New Hampshire for Mother Nature’s annual autumn show! Experience the gently rolling New England countryside, awash with the colors of Indian summer. Travel past quiet ponds, historic farms, weathered roadside taverns, and sturdy colonial churches overlooking quaint village greens.


Woodbound Inn - Fall Foliage Day Trip - Oct 20
Woodbound Inn - Fall Foliage Day Trip - Oct 20
You’ll also stretch your legs for a picture stop at an old fashioned covered bridge before making your way to the Woodbound Inn for a buffet lunch. Continuing on through some of the loveliest displays of foliage in the world, the last stop of the day will be at a local farm stand for baked treats, apples, and complimentary cider. So come along and don’t forget your camera!

Visit www.FranklinLifelongLearning.com to register. You may also call Lifelong Community Learning at 508-613-1480 for more information.

Lifelong Community Learning is a program of the Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute, dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for residents in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities.


The direct link to register is
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-d8f7699db3644c2fa4e26a728f5e415b

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Lifelong Community Learning Announces Fall Registration Open

Registration is now open for the fall semester at Lifelong Community Learning. Classes begin in early September. Participation is open to individuals, organizations and businesses alike in Franklin and the surrounding region towns.

This fall, participants can choose from a very interesting variety of options. Class categories include Art, Food and Wine, and Astronomy and Photography. 

Or join us for “Football We Hardly Know You”- a two-night interactive workshop where registrants can learn basic football terminology, rules, and penalties, just in time for the start of football season.

Our Kids’ Corner program, a place where fun and learning meet, has been expanded again and will include another Parent and Child Painting Night in mid-September.

Looking for a day-trip adventure? Lifelong Community Learning has it! There will be a Fall Foliage Day Trip to New Hampshire where you will have lunch at the lovely Woodbound Inn. 

If skiing is your adventure, you will have two opportunities for day trips – Okemo Mountain in Vermont or Bretton Woods in New Hampshire. All motor coach trips will begin and end at Franklin High School.

You won't want to miss our Public Safety / Personal Awareness classes offered in partnership with the Franklin Police and Fire Departments.

This fall you will also find more exercise and sports programs than ever including Yoga and Yoga For Anyone, Zumba, a Fitness Class for Active Agers, Country Line Dancing, and Community Walking. Badminton is back this fall along with two nights of Men’s Basketball. Intermediate and Advanced Volleyball classes round out the field.

Visit www.FranklinLifelongLearning.com for full course details and to register. You may also call Lifelong Community Learning at 508-613-1480 for more information.

Lifelong Community Learning is a program of the Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute, dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for residents in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities.
Lifelong Community Learning Announces Fall Registration Open
Lifelong Community Learning Announces Fall Registration Open

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Circle of Friends tickets now on sale for shows this Fall




Chris Smither, John Gorka, Joe Jencks,
Bettman and Halpin, Susan Werner, Eliza Gilkyson
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Circle of Friends tickets now on sale for shows this Fall
An Evening with CHRIS SMITHER
Sep 8th 8PM $35
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is starting season #29 with amazing bluesman Chris Smither.  Tickets for our first six shows are now available. http://circlefolk.org/sched.html

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available.  

Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
Upcoming Shows
Sep 22     John Gorka
                  with Amelia K Spicer
Oct 6        Joe Jencks
                  with Katherine Rondeau
Oct 20      Bettman and Halpin
Nov 3       Susan Werner
Nov 17     Eliza Gilkyson



Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YMCA’s Youth Soccer and Fall T-ball Enrollment Opens

The Y is a great place to learn to love a sport and the upcoming youth sports season mean kids can have fun outdoors, while taking advantage of the best time of year to live (and be active outdoors) in New England. Try soccer or t-ball and be part of Team YMCA.
girl playing T ball

YMCA sports leagues emphasize skill development and the importance of good sportsmanship. Everyone plays and learns. A team sports shirt is provided with registration. A family event will also be included to end the season in celebration of all athletes.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is accepting registrations by calling 508-528-8708 or registering online (members) at hockymca.org/franklin. For a small fee, non-members can also participate at the program member rate (must register in person).

Soccer players will develop and improve fundamentals like dribbling, passing and kicking. Those enrolled in T-ball will develop baseball skills that include catching, throwing and hitting. All leagues are run in a positive and structured environment to ensure every child has fun and thrives.

boys on the soccer field
Season runs: Saturdays, September 17 – November 5, 2016.

Soccer – coed teams will meet at the Y as follows: Ages 3-4, 9:00-10:00 am; ages 5-6, 10:10–11:10 am; ages 7-10, 11:20 am – 12:20 pm.

T-ball – coed teams will meet at the Y as follows: Ages 3-4, 12:30-1:30 pm; ages 5-6, 1:40–2:40 pm.


Cost is $99 for members or $149 for program members. For more information, visit hockymca.org/franklin.

Bernon Family YMCA: 45 Forge Hill Road Franklin, 508-528-8708 | Sports Director: Jeff Moore 774-235-2720, jeffm@hockymca.org.


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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Franklin - Fall color

fall color along King St

Friendly reminder that the Town Council is scheduled to meet on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM in the council chambers. The agenda and associated documents was posted here



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

YMCA - September Membership Promotion

The Hockomock Area YMCA announces their Fall Membership specials. Details are contained in the flyer here:


Flyer- Fall 2011 Promo


Note: email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view the document


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall in Franklin



something about the redness
of the leaves, the white fence 
and the morning sunlight




Fall in Franklin: something about the redness the white fence and the sunlight m, originally uploaded by shersteve.

What is a sherku


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall Family Day - moved to Sunday, Oct 11

The New England Center for the Performing Arts 2nd Annual Fall Family Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11, 12-4 p.m., at 1350 West Central St., Rte. 140, Franklin, the site of their future new school and presentation facility.
The New England Center for the Performing Arts posted the change to the schedule on their events calendar.

Updated 11/4/09, due to the weather postponed again until next Sunday, the 11th

The original notice was found in my Wicked Local Franklin RSS feed.




Saturday, September 26, 2009

Franklin - shows its color

The little pond along Beech St provides a wonderful glimpse of the autumn color rapidly taking over the landscape.




Where in Franklin do you find good autumn color?


Friday, July 25, 2008

Sponsor the Harvest Festival

GateHouse News Service
Posted Jul 25, 2008 @ 07:30 PM

FRANKLIN —

The Franklin Downtown Partnership, a non-profit organization, is seeking sponsors for its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday. Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The festival will take place in downtown Franklin center, on Main and East Central streets. The rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 28.
For more information on how to sponsor this event, click through here