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

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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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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Census Bureau News Profile America Facts for Features: Halloween - 2019




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Halloween: Oct. 31, 2019

Census Bureau News Profile America Facts for Features: Halloween - 2019
PROFILE AMERICA FACTS FOR FEATURES: CB19-FF.08
Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.
The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau's surveys. We appreciate the public's cooperation as we continuously measure America's people, places and economy. 
Trick or Treat!
The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2018 — children ages 5 to 14. Source: 2018 Population Estimates, Table PEPASR6H
The number of potential stops for trick-or-treaters to occupied housing units for the 2nd quarter of 2019. Source: Housing Vacancies and Homeownership, Table 8
The number of housing units where trick-or-treaters had to climb steps in order to fill their bags full of candy in 2017. Source: 2017 American Housing Survey
The percentage of U.S. households who think their neighborhood has a lot of petty crime. Source: 2017 American Housing Survey
Hauntingly Delicious Economic Statistics
The number U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2016. Sources: 2016 County Business Patterns, NAICS 311351, 311352
The number of U.S. confectionary and nut stores that sold candy and other confectionary products in 2016. Source: 2016 County Business Patterns, NAICS 445292
The number of formal wear and costume rental establishments in the United States in 2016. Source: 2016 County Business Patterns, NAICS 532220
Spooky Places
Tombstone, Ariz. (estimated population 1,300)
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. (estimated population 10,057)
Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (estimated population 7,202)
Yellville, Ark. (estimated population 1,170)
Transylvania County, N.C. (estimated population 34,215)
Slaughter Beach, Del. (estimated population 232)
Casper, Wyo. (estimated population 57,461)
Scarville, Iowa (estimated population 70)


This is an official email from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us (http://www.census.gov/about/contact-us.html).

Monday, October 28, 2019

Franklin Historical Museum: Graveyard Tour - Oct 31; winter hours start this week


  • Anyone interested in attending the Union Street cemetery tour, Halloween night, can meet on the steps of the museum by 4:45 PM. The group will walk to the cemetery and join Dean History Professor Rob Lawson for the tour starting at 5 PM.

  • The Franklin Historical Museum is closed on Thursday evenings, starting this Thursday, October 31. The Museum will be starting winter hours .. open only on the weekends (Saturday: 10 AM to 1:00 PM and Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM). 

Visit the Historical Museum online
https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com/

 
Franklin Historical Museum: Graveyard Tour - Oct 31; winter hours start his week
Franklin Historical Museum: Graveyard Tour - Oct 31; winter hours start his week

Metacomet Land Trust: Capturing the Season

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Metacomet Land Trust: Capturing the Season
Got Pumpkins? Recycle That Jack! 

Most of us in New England love Halloween and the traditions around it from contests to grow the largest pumpkin on down to carving or painting a Jack O' Lantern with kids. But what happens to your Jack after October 31st?

Don't throw it in the trash – try one of these:

  • Save the seeds and roast them (on parchment paper) to make a tasty snack or to top a soup at Thanksgiving.
  • Dogs love cooked pumpkin, says our board member Ann Hanscom. Peel, chop and cook – it's good for their health. Patrice Murphy, in Mendon, has a neighbor whose chickens also love pumpkin.
  • Our friends at Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon accept donations of healthy, non-decorated pumpkins. Our Board President Lisa Mosczynski, whose family has kept cattle for years, reports her cows also love pumpkin!
  • Deer and squirrels will also eat pumpkin even after you've lit a candle in your Jack on Halloween, Board members Susan Speers and Ann Hanscom report.
  • Add it to your compost pile, the ultimate recycling system.
  • And, of course, if you don't carve a Jack O'Lantern but paint a face on the outside, YOU can enjoy the cooked pumpkin in all of your holiday dishes! You can cook and then freeze the mashed pumpkin in one cup amounts for each use in your recipes. More ideas here on GrowVeg
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trunk or Treat & Hallo-weiner Roast - Oct 27

Trunk or Treat & Hallo-weiner Roast

Join us for a FREE Trunk or Treat and Hallo-weiner Roast at Franklin United Methodist Church. Come dressed in your Halloween costume, trick or treat around the parking lot, and enjoy a free hotdog. 

All are welcome. This event is completely free!

Feel free to share this event with your friends. An event link from Franklin United Methodist Church Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/507778163320353/.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3 PM 

Franklin United Methodist Church

Trunk or Treat & Hallo-weiner Roast - Oct 27
Trunk or Treat & Hallo-weiner Roast - Oct 27

Monday, September 16, 2019

October 2019 at the Franklin Historical Museum

Be creative and have Fun! 

The Franklin Historical Museum will host our second annual Scarecrow contest in conjunction with this year’s Harvest Festival, October 5th. The contest is open to all and entrees should be fun, creative, positive and non-violent. Scarecrows should be delivered, and set up on the museum between 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM to be on display throughout the day until 5:00 PM. No fee to enter the contest.

The museum will have special Saturday hours on October 5th, open 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM as we participate in the Harvest Festival. Join us for warm apple cider, donuts and Halloween treats.

The Second Sunday Speaker Series on October 13th features celebrated author and former Franklin resident Mike Tougias. One of our most popular speakers from last year, returns to discuss his 2018 book, Above & Beyond – John F. Kennedy and America’s Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission. Learn about the deeply human story of President Kennedy and two U-2 pilots who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Doors open 1:00 PM, presentation starts at 1:10 PM. The Second Sunday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.

Join us for our annual Halloween Cemetery Tour, conducted by Professor Rob Lawson from the Dean College History department, Wednesday night, October 31st. Interested residents should meet at the steps of the museum at 4:45. We’ll walk down to the Union Street Cemetery where the tour will start at 5:00 PM. Following the cemetery tour, all are invited to embark on a second tour to see the ‘haunted’ spaces on the Dean College Campus.

Visit the museum gift shop during regular museum hours and pick up our popular Gazebo ornament for yourself or a friend who loves Franklin. Cat’s Meow designs available while they last.

For more information visit our website, franklinmuseum1778.com, our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. The museum is ADA compliant, admission is always free, donations are always welcome.

 
October 2019 at the Franklin Historical Museum
October 2019 at the Franklin Historical Museum


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween Cemetery Tour - Oct 31

What better way to spend Halloween than with a tour of Franklin's Union Street Cemetery?

Dean College History Professor, Rob Lawson will lead a tour of the historic cemetery at dusk, Wednesday, October 31. Lawson has lead the tour for the Dean College community for a number of years, and has opened it up to the general public the past few years. 

Stories of many of many Franklin prominent families, Pond, Thayer, Fisher, Fletcher, Ray, Metcalf, Mann, Dean and many more are told as the tour visits the gravesites of these famous families. Lawson also educates the crowd on the evolution of gravestone symbolic designs. 

All who are interested in joining the tour, are invited to meet on the steps of the Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street, at 5:00 PM The tour will leave the museum shortly after 5:00 and walk to the cemetery.


Halloween Cemetery Tour - Oct 31
Halloween Cemetery Tour - Oct 31

Thursday, September 6, 2018

12th Annual Halloween Costume Drive at Berry Insurance

"It’s that time of year again! Here at Berry Insurance, we’re gearing up to begin collecting costumes for our 12th annual costume drive to benefit the children of Boston Children’s Hospital. We know it’s only August but we wanted to start early this year—we’re hoping to get as many donations as possible and we need YOUR help!

This year, thousands of children will spend their Halloween in the hospital. Luckily, the kids at Boston Children’s Hospital aren’t going to let this stop them—BCH will be holding their annual Halloween parade, wherein children spending their Halloween at BCH are able to dress up and trick or treat in the hospital. Every year, we are inspired by these children’s resilience and spirit, and we love being able to help out in any way we can! Last year, the final collection of costumes from our drive was impressive, and this year, we want to top it!

We will be collecting new, un-opened Halloween costumes to donate to BCH. Although we ask that no donations be violent or scary, we are accepting costumes of all sizes, infant to teenage, and for any gender. Make-up, crowns, and any other accessories are welcome as well. And, of course, we can’t forget treats! Anything from stickers and toys to games and coloring books would be greatly appreciated. We only ask that patrons refrain from donating any candy or food items. Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to Berry Insurance, 31 Hayward Street, Suite J, Franklin, MA 02038, and can be received any time between now and Monday, October 15th.

If you don’t have time to buy a costume or drop one off, not to worry! We will also gladly be accepting monetary donations by cash, check, or PayPal (ContactUs@BerryInsurance.com), which will go towards purchasing more costumes and accessories for the children. In other words, you can simply enlist us to buy the costumes for you!

The Halloween drive is at the core of who we are as a company. We love being able to give back to our community and we are so grateful for your care and participation. Support from community members like you is what allows our drive to happen, and being able to help out the amazing kids at Boston Children’s Hospital truly brings us so much joy! If you have any inquires or are in need of further information, please reach out to Kaitlyn Pintarich (508-528-5200, kpintarich@berryinsurance.com) here at Berry Insurance."

Shared from the Berry Insurance page
https://www.berryinsurance.com/blog/berry-insurance-gears-up-for-their-12th-annual-halloween-costume-drive/

12th Annual Halloween Costume Drive at Berry Insurance
12th Annual Halloween Costume Drive at Berry Insurance