Showing posts with label ghosts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ghosts. Show all posts

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Franklin Library: Dark Journeys & Urban Legends with Jeff Belanger - Jan 6 - 6:30 PM

Have you ever heard a story you didn't think was true, but then thought… what if? Bloody Mary in the mirror? The Hook by Lover's Lane? White Lady ghosts? Stolen body parts? Why do similar stories pop up all over the world? Are they more than just stories?

Come take an entertaining and enlightening virtual journey through the graveyard at midnight with author and folklorist Jeff Belanger. For over 20 years, Jeff has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard.

JEFF BELANGER is a storyteller, adventurer, journalist, and one of the most visible explorers of the unexplained today. The author of over a dozen books published in six languages, he is also the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the PBS and Amazon Prime series New England Legends and the weekly New England Legends podcast. He's the writer and research for the Ghost Adventures series, and he's been a guest on hundreds of television and radio networks and programs, including History, Travel Channel, Biography Channel, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, BBC, and Coast to Coast AM. 

To learn more about Jeff, please visit .

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Franklin Library: Dark Journeys & Urban Legends with Jeff Belanger - Jan 6 - 6:30 PM
Franklin Library: Dark Journeys & Urban Legends with Jeff Belanger - Jan 6 - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Boston Globe: Ghost kitchens, Seal update (or lack thereof)

"Boston parking lots are turning into ‘ghost kitchen’ delivery hubs"

"The first time DoorDash delivery driver Rey Reyes arrived to pick up an order from a restaurant named Fuku in South Boston, he was surprised to find a large trailer in the back of a parking lot.

He was waiting on a spicy fried chicken sandwich with a side of waffle fries, but the trailer was also serving up boneless wings from Wings & Things, vegetable dumplings from Wow Bao, or grilled cheese from MrBeast Burger.

All from the same commercial kitchen inside the trailer, at the same address, and with no actual restaurant in sight."
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"Nearly a year later, panel rethinking Massachusetts’ state seal is behind schedule and still shorthanded"
"Since its creation 46 weeks ago, a state commission tasked with recommending changes to Massachusetts’ controversial state seal has met twice. It remains short one appointee, and a state legislator has argued it needs a staff and a budget, neither of which exists. A deadline to submit a report came and went nearly two months ago.

The product of decades of advocacy, the Special Commission Relative to the Seal and Motto of the Commonwealth has been bogged down by Beacon Hill’s familiar morass of bureaucratic hurdles, all while its members wrestle with lingering questions over its mission.

The circumstances have complicated not just when the panel will produce a new vision for Massachusetts’ official symbol but exactly what it will deliver."

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The Massachusetts State flag with the state seal flies in front of the State House.JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF
The Massachusetts State flag with the state seal flies in front of the State House.JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF

Thursday, November 1, 2018

In the News: "The Legend of Moll"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The story - one of Franklin’s little known tales from a time when it was still part of Wrentham - is being brought to life by Franklin TV’s Christopher Flynn, writer, producer and director of FlynnFilms Productions 31. 
With the help of James Johnston, an avid historian who grew up and still resides in the once-cursed Oliver Pond home, Flynn is working on a film dramatizing the legend of Moll, which will eventually be aired on Franklin TV. He wrote a script based on the story, with input for period authenticity and dialog from Johnston, hired a cast and has started filming. 
“I was introduced to the story of Moll through a mini-series that I’d done back in 2014 with Jim Johnston,” said Flynn, a student of Johnston’s when he taught history at the high school. “The story of Moll was told in the first episode of the mini-series, and I did an animated segment to supplement Jim telling the story on camera. This animated segment was included as part of this first episode.” 
After working on the segment, he said he was inspired to do something more with the story."

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

In the news - Brick, ghosts, and cats

Franklin nears deal for use of closed Red Brick building

By Rachel Lebeaux Correspondent / October 26, 2008

The town of Franklin is negotiating with Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School on a lease of the historic Red Brick School building to run through next June, and possibly beyond.

Read the full article in the Boston Globe here


Area has ghost stories aplenty dating back hundreds of years

Posted Oct 26, 2008 @ 12:06 AM

Forget Salem or New Orleans. If you live in MetroWest, you probably don't have to go any further than your local library, town hall, or neighborhood for a good old-fashioned haunting.

Tales of the spirits of innkeepers, Native Americans, accused witches, librarians and servants, even a monster - the Dover Demon - abound right in your backyard.

The area's rich history, particularly its entrenchment in King Philip's War, makes old homes, buildings and entire sections of towns - such as South Natick - ripe for ghostly activity, some say.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here


Communities face tough choice on feral cats

Posted Oct 25, 2008 @ 11:39 PM

Animal control officers in the area seem to agree the solution to feral cats - common in most communities - is the trap, neuter/spay and release program advocated by animal rights groups.

Dealing with the situation properly is more important now than ever, as the economic crisis has left many more cats and dogs abandoned and facing a cold winter, say area animal control officers.

An animal rescue organization from Salisbury is trying to save a colony of feral cats living in the woods near Franklin's Highwood Condominiums, the management of which plans to trap and kill them. The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization, promotes no-kill programs for feral cats.

Stacy LeBaron, president of the group, has said she believes it's possible to have a successful feral cat colony by using the trap, neuter/spay and release process.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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