Friday, October 8, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
There were hundreds, maybe thousands, of folks walking downtown, along Main St, along Depot St, enjoying music at the Dean Ave corner (Dancin' on Dean), along the Rockland Trust parking lot, into THE BLACK BOX parking lot, crossing West Central St to the Historical Museum. How do you count that kind of crowd? Forget about counting, just enjoy it!
|some of the early crowd along Main St|
|State Rep Jeff Roy decked out for Ben Gardner's boat|
|Fire Dept. was visible, they will have their own October fire safety open house Saturday, Oct 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM|
|a 'meta' moment, Pete shares a photo with Chris, while I take theirs|
|vendor booths were plentiful, including newly open Fresh Start Market|
|activities for families ran the gamut including painting pumpkins at Franklin Agway booth|
|the only time the food court tables were empty was when they were set up|
Thanks to the Franklin Downtown Partnership and to the many hands that made this such a success!
Friday, October 1, 2021
Handicap parking during the Oct. 2 Harvest Festival will be available in the Dean Bank parking lot behind the bank from noon to 5 PM
This Saturday October 2nd from 10am-6pm Main Street will be closed from Rt. 140 to Emmons Street for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival.
Stop by and support the Franklin Downtown Partnership!
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/franklinpolice/status/1443607605260210181?s=03
|Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival|
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Ben Gardner's Boat - noon to 2:15
The Driftwoods - 2:45 to 5
Jamie Barrett - 2:30 to 3:30
Before 2:30 & after 3:30, performances by FPAC and FSPA students.
|Franklin Downtown Partnership shares music performance schedule for Harvest Festival - Oct 2|
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The museum is happy to once again be participating in the annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 2. The museum will have a display of photographs depicting farms, farm life, animals, gardens and harvesting. The series of photographs from early 20th century Franklin, is from the private collection of Franklin photographer Nathan Wales’ images. The museum is also happy to be host vintage cars from the local car club, the Red Devils. We will serve apple cider and cookies on the porch. The Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum will have a table out front selling Christmas Ornaments from the gift shop. We look forward to you stopping by!
We’re very excited to have author Stephen Puleo return for our Second Sunday Speaker Series on October 10. Steve’s recently released book, Voyage of Mercy will be the topic of his presentation. Thousands of ships left Ireland during the potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and destitute away from their homeland. The first to sail in the other direction was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship stripped of its guns and committed to the peaceful delivery of food, clothing, and supplies. The USS Jamestown, the Irish famine, and the remarkable story of America’s first humanitarian mission. Join us for this compelling presentation. Doors open at 1:00PM. Presentation to start by 1:15PM. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.
The museum is open Thursday evenings 5 PM - 7 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM and Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM. Visit our giftshop for fun and unique Franklin gift items. We are wheelchair accessible and admission is always free. Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street.
|October events at the Franklin Historical Museum|
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
FM #613 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 613 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 to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We talk about:
Community Preservation Committee
215 Prospect St Chap 61 process
Housing Production Plan – Planning Board – 9/27
Oct 6 – Town Council joint session with School Committee
Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 36 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.** Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c717bcfd-8bb7-4040-b371-518b49230af0
Community Preservation Committee
Harvest Festival scheduled for October https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.html
Housing Production Plan (revised draft)
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|Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode - 09/24/21(audio)|
Saturday, September 18, 2021
It has been a long time since you heard from us at OCC Coffeehouse – since the start of the COBID pandemic in February or March 2020. Times have been difficult, but we are still here. The future has begun to look much brighter in many respects, and you will be hearing more in the near future.
In the meantime, here is your invitation to a wonderful festival in Wrentham that will be well worth going to this afternoon, Saturday, September 18, from 3:30 until 8 PM at White Barn Farm in Wrentham.
Be sure to let them know that you heard about it from Ken Graves at OCC Coffeehouse, and let me know how you like it. I may very well see you there.
The Festival will be held at White Barn Farm, 458 South Street, Wrentham, MA. Tickets are $15 no matter how long you want to stay.
Music features Billy Wylder, Hawthorn, and DJ Rutabaga!
This is the 10th anniversary celebration on the farm.
For more information, go to whitebarnfarm.org.
|Harvest Moonshine Festival - Sep 18|
Friday, September 17, 2021
on October 2th 12-5pm
|Peter Willis scheduled for the Harvest Festival|
Friday, September 3, 2021
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is busy preparing for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2, 2021.
Visit the Downtown Partnership page for updates https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/
|18th Annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2, 2021|
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