Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Monday, May 27, 2024

What's happening in Franklin, MA: Monday, May 27, 2024?

Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
10:30am Parade (along Main St, School St, Union St, RT 140, Beaver St ...)
12 noon Memorial Day ceremony on Town Common
4:00pm Cruise Night in Franklin (Sierra's Pizza)

** No Town Meetings today

All town buildings closed for the holiday
trash/recycling pick up scheduled delayed one day


What's happening today in Franklin?
What's happening today in Franklin? 
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Why are there multiple calendars?
There is a Cultural events calendar upon which other community events are layered to create the Community calendar.

Respectfully, the Library and Senior Center calendars are too full of events to include all their events so we tend to focus on the major events. Town and School meetings are also kept separate. Links for all the calendars are shared here:

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

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 Library calendar of events ->    calendar link

The Senior Center calendar of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/month/39/2023-12

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

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Memorial Day Curbside Trash/Recycling Schedule

No pickup on Monday (Memorial Day)

Monday will be picked up Tuesday,
Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, 
and so forth ...


Additional info on the curbside schedule, map and special items that can be scheduled, please visit the Town page ->



Memorial Day Curbside Trash/Recycling Schedule
Memorial Day Curbside Trash/Recycling Schedule


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Curbside trash/recycling schedule for New Year's week

CURBSIDE TRASH/RECYCLING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

  • (January 1-5, 2024) No pick-up on Monday, January 1 
  • 1 day delay the rest of the week 
    • Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc...
  • Regular Friday, January 5 pick-up will be on Saturday, January 6

When is the curbside tree collection scheduled?
On your normal pickup day during the week of Jan 8 through 12, 2024

Curbside tree collection scheduled for the week of Jan 8, 2024
Curbside tree collection scheduled for the week of Jan 8, 2024


And if you misplaced the Curbside Pickup schedule, you can download and print a new one ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/franklin_program_guide_2023-2024.pdf

Friday, December 29, 2023

Franklin Food Pantry Distributes Record Number of Holiday Meal Kits

The Franklin Food Pantry, which provides supplemental food assistance and programs in Franklin, Massachusetts, distributed 275 holiday meal kits to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday, and 333 holiday meal kits for December holiday celebrations. 

Meal kits included canned goods and vegetables, a gift card to purchase a protein of choice at a local supermarket, and holiday inspired desserts. The meal kits were distributed curbside by volunteers and staff. Many of the meal kit items, including the reusable shopping bags, were donated by community groups, local business partners, and supporters of The Pantry. 

This year’s demand for holiday meal kits echoes the overall increase for food and services at The Pantry. Visits to The Pantry from September to December 2023 increased 42 percent vs. the same period last year. The Pantry attributes the growing need to continued high cost of food and housing, the end of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments, and The Pantry’s increased visibility on Rt. 140 in Franklin.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to provide hunger relief to our neighbors in need especially during the holiday season, but the growing need underscores that there is more work to be done,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director, of the Franklin Food Pantry. “Fighting hunger is an ongoing battle and with the community’s support we can get food into the hand of those who are experiencing food insecurity throughout the year.”

Individuals, community groups, and businesses can get involved by hosting a food or fund drive, making a tax-deductible donation, or volunteering.  More opportunities to get involved are listed on The Pantry’s website. 

For more information on the Franklin Food Pantry, or if you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call 508-528-3115 or email info@franklinfoodpantry.org.

About the Franklin Food Pantry, Inc.
The Franklin Food Pantry, Inc. offers supplemental food assistance, household necessities, and resource referral programs to more than 1,300 individuals per year. The Pantry relies on donations and grants to purchase items and pay for daily operations, and partnerships with The Greater Boston Food Bank, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and local grocery stores to achieve greater buying power and lower costs. 
Programs include In-person Shopping, Curbside Pick-up, Emergency Food Bags, Mobile Pantries, Home Delivery, Kids’ Snack Bags, Weekend Backpacks, Holiday Meal Kits, Community Gardens, and the Franklin Farmers Market. The Pantry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in good standing in Massachusetts, recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four- Star Charity, and awarded GuideStar’s Platinum Transparency ranking. The Pantry is located at 341 W. Central St. in Franklin, MA on Route 140. Please visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.

 

Franklin Food Pantry Distributes Record Number of Holiday Meal Kits
Franklin Food Pantry Distributes Record Number of Holiday Meal Kits

What to know about holiday gift returns







Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

By Colleen Tressler, FTC

If you got a gift this holiday season that wasn't quite right, you may be looking to return it. 

Here's some advice to help make the process go more smoothly.

Read more ->  https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2023/12/what-know-about-holiday-gift-returns





What to know about holiday gift returns
What to know about holiday gift returns


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Trash/Recycling delayed pickup during Christmas week 2023

With Christmas falling on Monday, the trash & recycling schedule is delayed by one day this week. Monday will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc.

(Note, this will also happen next week with New Year's falling on Monday)

The curbside flyer with full schedule


Trash/Recycling delayed pickup during Christmas week 2023
Trash/Recycling delayed pickup during Christmas week 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW): Episode 252 - Italian Holiday Food, Wine, and Traditions, with Ciro Pirone (audio)

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Episode 252

Exploring all things wine with you!

Italian Holiday Food, Wine, and Traditions, with Ciro Pirone

In this Holiday episode hosts Kim and Mark explore the fascinating world of Italian wine and how it pairs with the rich flavors of the holiday season. Our guest today is Ciro Pirone, the director of Italian wine at Horizon Beverage.  Ciro has a wealth of knowledge about Italian wine and its pairing with food, and we're excited to have him share his insights on Italian Christmas food,  wine, and traditions.

We discussed the traditional Italian Christmas meal, also known as the "Feast of the Seven Fishes." This feature is an important part of Italian Christmas cuisine, and we'll be exploring the various dishes that make up this feast. We'll also be discussing traditional Italian pasta dishes and how they pair with wine. Ciro talks about many Italian Holiday traditions you may not know of. 

Join us as we embark on a journey through the wonderful world of Italian food, wine and traditions.  We hope you enjoy this festive episode.

For more information on Ciro follow him on Instagram @divinoboston

Happy Holidays 
Merry Christmas 

Cheers

Kim and Mark

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW): Episode 252 -  Italian Holiday Food, Wine, and Traditions, with Ciro Pirone (audio)
The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW): Episode 252 -  Italian Holiday Food, Wine, and Traditions, with Ciro Pirone (audio)



Wednesday, December 6, 2023

You're going to Winter Wonderland 2023 aren't you? Dec 14, from 4:30 to 7 PM

The Friends Of Franklin Elders and the Franklin Senior Center presents Winter Wonderland 2023.

Come out for an evening of holiday cheer to see a display of beautifully decorated Holiday Trees and decor while enjoying 
Live Entertainment, 
Hot Cocoa & Cookies,
a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!

Fun for the whole family!

Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Franklin Senior Center

Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder or to share ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ip5Mj6txpTWrgH2WSjriHYS2-VavFbEQ/view?usp=drive_link

You're going to Winter Wonderland 2023 aren't you?
You're going to Winter Wonderland 2023 aren't you? 

Monday, December 4, 2023

The First Universalist Society in Franklin Invites You for a "Holiday Cookie Walk" on December 9

Holiday Cookie Walk
Saturday December 9, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 1 PM


The First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF) will hold their first annual “Holiday Cookie Walk” on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10 AM until 1 PM. 

Come and stroll through the festively decorated Meetinghouse at 262 Chestnut St, Franklin, as you select from a delicious assortment of homemade treats provided by more than 30 bakers. 

You are sure to find the perfect confections for your holiday table, a hostess gift, or your next party. Cookies will be available for $10 per pound. Containers, decorated with your choice of holiday sticker, will be provided. 

Cash, check, or electronic payments accepted. Make this event part of your holiday fun! 

The First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF) is located at 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin. For more information about the event or FUSF, please contact us at info@fusf.org or call 508-528-5348.  FUSF is a Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation.
Holiday Cookie Walk  on December 9
Holiday Cookie Walk  on December 9

Friday, December 1, 2023

Franklin Downtown Partnership presents the Holiday Gift Guide for 2023

The Holiday Gift Guide is too long to share here so you can find the full set of content in on PDF file ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j7JAyTsmduZYjgLjkKn6vy59MMRjSz-K/view?usp=drive_link

One item left off the gift guide to consider is the Think Franklin First gift cards


Think Franklin First gift cards
https://franklingiftcard.com/



Keep It Local
Support Franklin Businesses

Thank You to the Sponsors

of this Holiday Newsletter:

GOLD SPONSORS:

Camford Property Group, Inc.,

D.G. Ranieri Real Estate,

The Enclave of Franklin

BRONZE SPONSORS:

DCU

Mary's Holiday Lights

Light Up Downtown Franklin and Beyond




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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

THE BLACK BOX to present Holiday Comedy Show starring The Rescignos - Dec 9

THE BLACK BOX, the region’s premiere concert, theater, and event venue, will present The Rescignos: Franklincense, a brand new iteration of Paul Rescigno and Robbie Rescigno’s acclaimed holiday comedy show on December 9 at 8:00pm.

For over a decade the Rescigno brothers have performed a brand new holiday show in NYC, and this year they are bringing another new holiday show to Franklin. Critic Roy Sander writes of the show, "Brilliant...I would be hard put to think of anyone I would rather be entertained by for an hour than The Rescignos." Cabaret Scenes' Rob Lester says, "The Rescigno twins raise sibling squabbling to an art form." Paul and Robbie add, "We also look pretty good in our sweater vests." This show is rated PG-13.

Paul Rescigno and Robbie Rescigno
Paul Rescigno and Robbie Rescigno

In addition to their theater, film, and TV credits, Paul and Robbie have appeared together on THE BLACK BOX stage in the Franklin Performing Arts Company productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweeney Todd, and Something Rotten!. Additionally, Paul starred earlier this season in Buyer & Cellar and Robbie will return this January for Bright Star. While performing in Franklin, the Rescignos have guest taught classes for the Franklin School for the Performing Arts and Dean College. 

Tickets are available at www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or by calling the box office at 508-528-3370. THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 W. Central St. in downtown Franklin. 

Franklin Senior Center: Senior Connection Newsletter for December 2023

Hello!

We are ending 2023 with a bang here at the Franklin Senior Center! Take a look at all the fun programs and events you won't want to miss! You can sign up for Eat Around the World: Finland on December 8 NOW, but all other program reservations you can either call or stop by the senior center on the 1st to reserve a spot!

Check out Franklin Senior Center's December 2023 Senior Connection Newsletter Here!

A couple of programs to highlight

  •  Eat Around the World: Finland on December 8 at 11 AM (CALL TO RESERVE A SPOT NOW!!)
  • Busy Bee Bazaar and Craft Fair on Monday December 4 and Tuesday December 5
  • Winter Wonderland Community Holiday Event - open to any and all! Thursday, December 14 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM
  • Holiday Fun on December 22 at 1 (Enjoy the movie White Christmas with friends, wear your ugly sweaters, listen to some carolers, and enjoy some trivia and fun cheer for all to hear!)
  • Toast to the New Year on Friday, December 29 at 12 PM. Join us for a toast to the New Year!

Happy Holidays for our family here at the Franklin Senior Center to yours!

-Franklin Senior Center Staff

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/pages/franklin-senior-center-december-2023-senior-connection-newsletter

Direct link to newsletter ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/files/december-2023-newsletter-senior-connection

Winter Wonderland Community Holiday Event
Winter Wonderland Community Holiday Event

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Franklin TV: Full-on Holiday Mode

Ready or Not – It’s Here
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 11/26/2023

Yep. It’s here. It’s all around us and expanding by the day. There were early signs in late October – commercials hinting at ‘the coming holidays’ well before Halloween. Get ready to get ready.

We are watching Black Friday transform from a Big Bargain Day after Turkey Day to a full-on Sensational Season of Stupendously Spectacular Sale Savings. – Srsly? It’s the mercantile engine that launches our holiday season with serious spending.

There’s more than one origin story for Black Friday. The mythology: Black Friday is about retail sales. After an entire year of operating at a loss (in the red) stores would supposedly earn a profit (go into the black) on the day after Thanksgiving with holiday shoppers spending heavily for Christmas gifts and decor.

Yes, but no.

In 1950s Philadelphia, police coined the term to describe chaos on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city for the Army-Navy football game on Saturday. Not only were police not able to take the day off, but they had to work long shifts coping with heavy crowds and traffic. Shoplifting also spiked amidst large crowds of shoppers. Hence, Black Friday.

In the eighties, retailers promoted the myth and opened their stores early – at 6 AM, then 5 AM, then 12 midnight, then …

This year the Black Friday Savings juggernaut began online – in early November. Too much, too soon? I haven’t finished my Halloween candy yet.

And – as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching.


Franklin TV: Full-on Holiday Mode
Franklin TV: Full-on Holiday Mode

Get this week's program guide for Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf   

Friday, November 24, 2023

Holiday Stroll: Downtown Franklin, Fri, Sat, & Sun


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Holiday Stroll Nov. 24 - 26

Franklin Historical Museum

Bring the kids and enjoy the fun! Mrs. Claus will make her annual appearance at the Franklin Historical Museum Thanksgiving weekend. 


Join us Sat, Nov. 25 from 10 AM to noon. Mrs. Claus will be reading The Night Before Christmas to enchanted children and of course will be available for a special holiday photo. Each child will also receive a holiday sticker craft. 


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Additional vendors sought for Parmenter Holiday Shop scheduled for Dec 14

"Parmenter Elementary School is in need of vendors for their Holiday Shop! This year it is open to friends and family of Parmenter.  
There will be many young children, parents, grandparents and more! Please sign up for a table and share your artistic side!"

Parmenter holiday shop looking for additional vendors
Parmenter Holiday Shop looking for additional vendors

Holiday market at 67 Degrees scheduled for Dec 3

"Join us Sunday 3 December for a Holiday Market starting at 12 PM. 
Shop Local vendors and find something special for your loved ones!"



Holiday market at 67 Degrees scheduled for Dec 3
Holiday market at 67 Degrees scheduled for Dec 3

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Franklin Municipal Building Holiday Hours - November 23 & 24

The Franklin Municipal Building will close at 1pm on Wednesday, 11/22/23 and will be closed on Thursday, 11/23/23 & Friday 11/24/23.  We will reopen on Monday, 11/27/23.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/franklin-municipal-building-holiday-hours-november-22-23-24

Franklin Municipal Building Holiday Hours - November 23 & 24
Franklin Municipal Building Holiday Hours - November 23 & 24