Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Halloween Doggie Costume Contest - Oct 31

Halloween Costume Contest is this Sunday October 31st at 11am at the Franklin Dog Park Dacey Community Field, 700 Lincoln St. Franklin, MA.

Registration fee is a donation. Also have your pet picture taken for $5.00. Categories are Cutest, Funniest and Scariest.  

There will be awards and prizes to the winners. We have gift certificates from local pet stores, special awards, treats and toys. 

There will be free doggie ice cream given out from Pet Supplies Plus famous dog chef Gino will be giving out free dog biscuits while supplies last. 

Bring your Furry Friend's and enjoy the day.    
"RAIN DATE" is November 7th, same time and location.

Thank you,                                                                                                      

Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park Volunteer Committee 

Halloween Doggie Costume Contest - Oct 31
Halloween Doggie Costume Contest - Oct 31


Franklin Police cancel Halloween event in advance of inclement weather this weekend

Franklin Police (@franklinpolice) tweeted Tue, Oct 26, 2021:

***EVENT CANCELLED***

Due to inclement weather this weekend, our annual Halloween Party is cancelled and will not be postponed at this time. We're sorry for the unfortunate news and hope to see everyone next year!
 

Shared from Twitter:  https://t.co/enUwpkrfRQ

Franklin Police cancel Halloween event in advance of inclement weather this weekend
Franklin Police cancel Halloween event in advance of inclement weather this weekend


Monday, October 25, 2021

Franklin Cultural Council announce Halloween Decoration Contest winners

Oy! The Facebook Live feature today is cranky! I give up! 

Here are our amazing winners!!! Thank you to all for helping us to BUILD community, STRENGTHEN community and have a little fun and joy while doing so! 
  • 1st Place Winner = "When Dinosaurs Ruled Halloween", 2 Russet Hill Road 
  • 2nd Place Winner = "All Souls Cemetery", 404 Martello Road
  • 3rd Place Tied Winners = "Scorched Souls" (28 Anthony Road)
  •                     AND "The Scary, Scary Skeletones" (6 Hayden Lane)
AMAZING HONORABLE MENTIONS!
 - Horror on East Street
 - Haunting on Shady Lane
 - Pumpkin Patch of the Dead
- Red Rum Manor

Pick up a MAP tomorrow at Allegra Marketing and Print at 317 Union Street and be sure to thank them for always helping out the community! 

Have fun, Franklin!



Franklin Cultural Council announce Halloween Decoration Contest winners
Franklin Cultural Council announce Halloween Decoration Contest winners


Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Halloween Decoration Contest Map is ready

via the Franklin Cultural Council
"It's been a mad rush to get this all ready to share! Kudos again to ALLEGRA PRINT & MARKETING in Franklin for helping us push this through quickly!
Judges will be out tonight and tomorrow night picking the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!

You can pick up a HARDCOPY of this map at the library this weekend. Pick up at the ramp entrance of the library on Saturday from 9-5pm or Sunday from 1:30-5pm. Thank you, Allegra Print and Marketing!
Shared from Facebook:

Friday, October 22, 2021

Franklin's Event Outlook: Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

Let's enjoy the warmth today as the cooler fall weather comes in for the weekend. Farmers Market has its penultimate run today with the Library hosting kids events. FPAC closes out its performance of Mary Poppins this weekend with 4 shows scheduled. Still time to get a pumpkin at the Pumpkin patch in front of St John's Episcopal and then stop by the Trunk or Treat hosted by the Franklin Lions in the FHS parking lot on Saturday.


And of course, early voting is open from 9 AM to 1:00 PM in the Municipal Building both Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, October 22
2:00pm - Farmers Market
3:00pm - Pumpkin Patch
3:30pm - Kids craft activity by Library Youth Services
7:30pm - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins

Saturday, October 23
8:00am - Medication Disposal
9:00am - Early voting (Municipal Bldg)
10:00am - Pumpkin Patch
10:00am - Franklin United campaign launch (Town Common)
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)
2:00pm - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
4:00pm - Trunk or Treat (Franklin Lions) (in Franklin High School parking lot)
7:30pm - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins

Sunday, October 24
9:00am - Early voting (Municipal Bldg)
10:00am - Pumpkin Patch
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)
2:00pm - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins 


If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found   https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Halloween Cemetery Tour - Oct 28 - 5 PM

via Franklin Historical Museum: 

"The cemetery tour is back again this year hosted Dean College History Professor Rob Lawson."

Meet at the Museum, take the short walk to the cemetery for the tour.

Shared from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1624476373/posts/10223593119809125/


Halloween Cemetery Tour - Oct 28 - 5 PM
Halloween Cemetery Tour - Oct 28 - 5 PM



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)

Via the Franklin Cultural Council

"The Halloween Map Has Arrived. Everyone wants it and now you've got it first. 😉
We are also working potentially on a hardcopy map that can be picked up and I'm sure someone will be here asking for a driving route...so we'll get going on that too!
Have fun, Franklin!"





The contest was announced earlier

Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)
Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)


Friday, October 8, 2021

Franklin Dog Park schedules Halloween Costume Contest for Furry Friends - Oct 31

Halloween Costume Contest for your Furry Friends. 

October 31st at 11 AM at Dacey Community Field, Franklin MA Dog Park. 

Lots of prizes. Categories are cutest, funniest and scariest. Prizes are 1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th and 7th. Prizes range from 1st $25.00, 2nd$20.00,3rd$15.00, 4th thru 7th $10.00 gift certificates to Vet Med and Pet Supply Plus. We also have free gifts from Franklin Agway, Pet Smart. Plus free home made dog biscuits, doggie ice cream and other doggie goodies. 

“ENTRANCE FEE”  donation cash or check made out to Furry Friends of Franklin INK.  Must register and get number for your pet. 

Hope to see you at the Halloween 🎃 Contest Parade.  

Thank you,
Gennarino D’ONOFRIO
 President of Furry Friends


Dacey Field dog park
Dacey Field dog park

Friday, September 24, 2021

2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

We will have two levels of participation this year! Both levels include the FCC sharing the name of your display and your address with the general public. You MUST agree to share your address in order to participate.
"IN IT TO WIN IT!" - These entries will be judged by members of the FCC in the evening on October 22 and/or 23, 2021. All social distancing guidelines will be followed. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
"SHARING IS SCARING!" - these entries will not be judged, but will be shared with the community.

Please fill out the form below by Sunday, October 17 to enter the contest.
bit.ly/FCCHalloween2021 We're sorry, but we are unable to accept entries after this date.


2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest
2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Franklin Lions schedule "Reverse Trunk or Treat" - Oct 23, 2021

"The Franklin Lions will be holding their second annual drive thru Trunk or Treat. We all looking to fill the Franklin High School parking lot with Trunkers."
Follow the event on Facebook for updates
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551606135109407/permalink/2987559084847431/

Franklin Lions schedule "Reverse Trunk or Treat" - Oct 23, 2021
Franklin Lions schedule "Reverse Trunk or Treat" - Oct 23, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Trunks are needed for the Franklin Public Library Trunk or Treat - October 30

Trunks are needed for the Franklin Public Library Trunk or Treat on October 30 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

What is a Trunk or Treat? It's when families/organizations decorate their car trunks in creative ways, and then gather together for a safe, little-kid friendly afternoon of trick-or-treating in the daylight! We will close off the library parking lot for the event (don't worry, across the street will be open!) and we would love to have up to 15 parking spots available for trick-or-treating!

SIGN YOUR TRUNK UP TODAY! Families, businesses, and local community groups can sign up with Miss Caleigh to enter their decorated trunk as part of the event by emailing: ckeating@minlib.net.

To see other events happening at the library in September, please click here ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/september-2021-library-news-events

 

Trunks are needed for the Franklin Public Library Trunk or Treat - October 30
Trunks are needed for the Franklin Public Library Trunk or Treat - October 30

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council - Halloween Contest Winners Announced

THANK YOU to all who participated - by decorating and by driving by to appreciate the hard work! We are so grateful for the time and money our participants invested into this contest! As we've mentioned to them privately, they've brought a lot of much needed JOY to our community this fall! Community Resilience is where it's AT this year, Franklin. 


AND THE WINNERS ARE....
 

TOP WINNERS:

  • 2 Russett Hill "Egyptian Horror"       
  • 366 Pond Street  "Graveyard Nightmare"
  • 404 Martello "Graveyard & Gardens"


BEST COLLABORATION:

  • 232 and 235 Pleasant Street, "Zombie Apocalypse"

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS (in no particular order):

  • 121 School Street Skeletons
  • 26 Shady Lane Flying Ghosts
  • 11 Berkshire Blow Ups
  • 10 Bogan Way Grim Reaper
  • 44 Barron Road Handmade Hell
  • 137 East Street Cadavers
  • 35 Meadowlark Lane Mausoleum
  • 189 Peck Street Poltergeist
  • 3 Ashbury Drive Asylum
  • 8 Cortland Cobwebs
  • 194 Wachusett Street Witchcraft 


https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/2/viewer?mid=1Iqc-8rNkjx1W0vP1byCyYRxg9gh7uTbn&ll=42.08735167733269%2C-71.4017092&z=12 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Reverse Trunk or Treat - Oct 24, 2020

"Get dressed up, pile in your car. Enter the high school through Panther’s Way and follow the signs stopping at each decorated site to collect a goody. 
 
This is a free event. Monetary donations will be accepted for the Franklin Food Pantry.

Must stay in Vehicle in order to obey COVID regulations. Truckers will be wearing masks and gloves and handing out individual bags of candy."

 
When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4 PM EDT – 6:30 PM 
 
 
 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Reminder -> Register by Oct 16: Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Commonwealth Magazine: ‘Why don’t you just cancel Halloween?’

From CommonWealth Magazine we share an article of interest for Franklin:

"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said on Tuesday that he won’t try to stop Halloween from happening, saying it is much safer for people to engage in outdoor trick-or-treating than it is to hold parties indoors.

“A whole bunch of people say to me, ‘Why don’t you just cancel Halloween?’ And the reason we’re not canceling Halloween is because that would have turned into thousands of indoor Halloween parties, which would have been a heck of a lot worse for public safety, and for the spread of the virus, than outdoor, organized, and supervised trick-or-treating,” said Baker at a press event in Salem with the city’s mayor, Kim Driscoll.

Baker said his administration will put out guidelines to cities and towns for safe trick-or-treating, but noted that communities will be able to make their own call on how they want to see the holiday roll out. The governor and Driscoll both said individuals will decide on their personal level of participation; Driscoll said homeowners who don’t want to give out candy can just shut off their lights.

The governor said he anticipates “hundreds of thousands of people” coming to Salem for Halloween-related festivities during October. “It’s like the swallows going home to Capistrano or wherever it is they go,” he said. “It’s just going to happen.”  

Continue reading the article online

Franklin does not control Halloween either and shared the guidance from the CDC and MA DPH  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/09/town-of-franklin-ma-halloween-activity.html

The Commonwealth article is a result of the discussion at Governor Baker's press conference on Tuesday. You can view the view conference here: https://youtu.be/24A3e_D-sis  
Note there is intermittent video focus problems but the audio quality is consistently clear


Halloween in Salem. (Photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism)
Halloween in Salem. (Photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Reminder: Halloween House Decorating Contest - register by Oct 16

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

FM #355 - Town of Franklin Health Director Cathleen Liberty - 9/29/20 (audio)

FM #355 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 355 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin’s Health Director Cathleen Liberty. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We covered the following topics in our conversation

  • COVID-19 recap
    • It’s here, it will be, follow the protocols: facial coverings/masks, social distance, hand hygiene, etc.
  • Halloween
    • MA DPH and CDC guidance out
  • Flu shots
    • Important esp now
    • Clinic at Senior Center (slots full already) maybe a second one stay tuned...
  • EEE
    • Low risk so far here

The conversation runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Cathleen.  Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HN21x5GK



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Town of Franklin Health Dept page https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department
If you have a question, you can call the Health Dept at (508) 520-4905


The audio of the Health Dept presentation to the Town Council
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/09/fm-350-town-council-mtg-91620-audio.html

The Town Council video of the Health Dept presentation (not yet released for replay but when it is you can find it here)  https://franklintv.vod.castus.tv/vod/?nav=playlists%2Fplaylists%2FTown%20Council.m3u8

Prior recordings
We did record two session back in March 2020, early in the pandemic stages

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/fm-232-franklin-ma-health-director.html
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/fm-224-health-director-cathleen-liberty.html

We also did a recording jointly with Board of Health Chair Bridget Sweet
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/05/fm-259-board-of-health-c-liberty-b.html

We also did one in May where we talked about questing and insect borne diseases
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/05/fm-271-franklin-health-director.html


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

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" 

Town of Franklin Health Director Cathleen Liberty
Town of Franklin Health Director Cathleen Liberty


Monday, September 28, 2020

Town of Franklin, MA: Halloween Activity Guidelines

The State released health and safety standards related to Halloween activities.  

FYI: The Town of Franklin does not manage or schedule trick-or-treat.  

Please follow the state guidelines if you choose to participate. https://t.co/zYWzr7hF8Z 


Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/19pZyp1tAH


Town of Franklin, MA: Halloween Activity Guidelines
Town of Franklin, MA: Halloween Activity Guidelines

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sculpture Park - decorated for Halloween

Catching up to share all the photos I captured on the walk through the Sculpture Park Saturday afternoon after the Franklin Police Dept did their Halloween Party.

SculpturePark-Oct2019


Or view the photos directly on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_sherlock/albums/72157711578274067