Showing posts with label ice cream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ice cream. Show all posts

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Senior Center concert features Southeaster MA Community Concert Band - July 10 at 6:30 PM

"On Monday, July 10, come out for a wonderful night of ice cream, music, and fun with the Southeaster MA Community Concert Band! 
Doors open at 6:00 PM with an ice cream social, and music begins at 6:30 PM! 
Let us know if you are coming 508-520-4945

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Senior Center concert features Southeaster MA Community Concert Band - July 10 at 6:30 PM
Senior Center concert features Southeaster MA Community Concert Band - July 10 at 6:30 PM

Monday, August 23, 2021

Time for Ice Cream! 2

Let’s Get Social  (almost!)
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director   08/22/2021

Our Socially Distant Ice-cream Social is still on for Wednesday at Davis Thayer. The fun days of Summer are winding down, and you can get vaccinated and get free ice-cream – before school starts. The weather is also looking good. Sunny and high 80’s. Perfect ice-cream weather.

Vaccinations for 12 and older, plus masks all contribute to our lower rates of COVID infection. Massachusetts is fairing better than many states thanks to the hard work of our local and state officials. We can all help ourselves, our families and our friends by embracing the notion that public health is more important than the minor inconvenience of masks and the extreme assertion of individual rights.

III. Policy Revisions & New Policies - New Discussion Item
A. EBCFA Masks-Face Coverings

The line item (A) above was one of several topics at a recent School subcommittee discussion. These are usually low-key, even sleepy affairs. Even though they are posted and open to the public, they take place to almost no one’s attention or concern, but this one produced a surprisingly virulent response over masking. Chambers was at capacity, with an additional remote 200 participants on Zoom.

The findings of this subcommittee will be taken up at the next School Committee meeting on August 24, 7 PM, and as usual, Franklin.TV will cover it live, and also make it available for On Demand replay.

In the meantime, do consider wearing a mask as an act of civic kindness, and getting vaccinated. We're doing all we can to help out. At our Vaxx and Ice-cream Social – we’re all chill.

Please register to be vaccinated  (either Pfizer or J&J):

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

Get this week's program guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio ( online  or for archive purposes

Ice Cream Social and Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25
Ice Cream Social and Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Town of Franklin, MA: Ice Cream Social and Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25

Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25
Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25


Join us Wednesday, August 25th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, in the Davis Thayer Parking Lot for an Ice Cream Social and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic!

To register for the clinic follow this link ->

Ice Cream Social and Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25
Ice Cream Social and Vaccine Clinic - Aug 25

Monday, August 9, 2021

Ben & Jerry's Ice cream truck scheduled for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12

someone cream?

We really do hope you'll be joining us on the Town Common in September for this! Better get there early to get in line for this big boy!

Sunday, September 12, 12-6pm!

Ben & Jerry's Ice cream truck scheduled for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12
Ben & Jerry's Ice cream truck scheduled for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Franklin TV: Oops! Change in Plan

Our Annual Meeting & Block Party – Not Happenin’. 
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 08/08/2021 

"There’s a cinematic trope that begins, “Just when you thought it was safe to go out.” It’s Ba-a-a-ack! Standard issue ‘B’ disaster and monster flicks are promoted this way.  The title for this one?  “Revenge of the Unvaccinated. ”  (They walk among us.)

Covid/Delta is on the rise. Thus, opting for abundant precaution, we are prudently cancelling our Annual Meeting and Block Party. That said; New Plan!

A mobile vaccination clinic at Davis Thayer, Wednesday, Aug 25, from 10 AM to 3 PM. This event is ably orchestrated by Franklin’s Health Director, Cathleen Liberty. It’s a great thing – the right thing – for folks 12 and up, and we’re helping out.

It’s our Franklin Health Department’s,

Socially Distant Ice-Cream Social!

Ice-Cream Social
Ice-Cream Social
Enjoy some free ice cream with your vaccination.

  Vanilla Vaxx   Strawberry Shot Pfizer  Pfudge 
( J&J Jimmies, optional )

Register – and get stoked for ice-cream. Get vaxxed, too – all for free, all for fun,
~ at ~
Franklin's Socially-Distant Ice-Cream Social!

Beat the virus. Get vaccinated.

Together, We Can lick This Thing.

Please register to be vaccinated  (either Pfizer or J&J):

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

Get this week's program guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio ( online  or for archive purposes 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Franklin Dog Park Event - July 10

Hello dog lovers. Pet Supplies Plus of Franklin is having an event at the Franklin dog park on Saturday, July 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM. 

There will be free doggie ice cream, frisbees and tennis balls for our furry friends while supply last. 

We will have donations jars for the Franklin Lions Club. Bring your furry friend and enjoy the ice cream.

Thank you,
Gennarino D'Onofrio, President  
Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park

dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day
dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sad news from TC Scoops

Via TC Scoops 

"It is with a broken heart that I need to inform you that tomorrow, June 30th, will be our last day in operation at the Medway Shopping Plaza.  After nearly 10 years, the owner has decided suddenly, unexpectedly and, in my opinion, unnecessarily not to renew my lease after a month of attempting to come to an agreement.  Even as of last Friday it seemed like we were going to be able to come to some sort of arrangement, to no avail.

Thank you for all of your support over the years, you have all made me happy and proud to be part of the Medway community.

We will be operating out of the ice cream bus as much as possible, and will regularly post here as to where you can find it.

If you would like to tell ownership how you feel about this decision, feel free to call the home office at 617 227-0893 or email the plaza manager at

We will end up on our feet, sometime, somewhere so until then adios!"

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Facebook page for TC Scoops

Sad news from TC Scoops
Sad news from TC Scoops

Sunday, July 14, 2019

In the News: Scooping the summer job; MA State budget late again

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

Scooping the summer job
"Corrin Fernald, 15, had applied for what seemed like her 15th job, and was promptly rejected for what seemed like the 15th time.

The incoming sophomore at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School landed her first job last year at Molly’s Apothecary in Medway. But under child labor laws, she only worked about three times a month for two hours at a time.

Eager to earn more money for a car and to help fund her college education, she applied to about 10 other businesses a few months later, from supermarkets to coffee shops - and was turned away at all of them.

Fernald knows of only about five other 15-year-olds with jobs, and they were hired because they knew the employer, she said. She wondered why no one would hire her."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

MA State budget late again
“Obviously, state aid is very important to the town, but if it’s a couple weeks late, then it really doesn’t have any impact on our operations,” said Natick Finance Director John Townsend.

As legislators finished their second week of the new fiscal year without a statewide budget, local government financial experts have mixed feelings about lawmakers’ tardiness.

“It affects us in that we’re not exactly sure how much money we’re getting from the state,” said Christopher Sandini, Franklin’s finance director. “Everything trickles down. If they’re late, then we can’t finalize our plans.”

On the first day after the deadline, July 1, Gov. Charlie Baker told the State House News Service he doesn’t have a problem with a budget coming in “a week or two” late. In a summary of discussions with leadership on Beacon Hill, the news agency has repeatedly called the group “unfazed.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

US Census: July 15th is National Ice Cream Day!

"Did you know there are 458 ice cream and frozen dessert makers throughout the United States? 
Explore our State Facts for Students tool with your students to find out how many of these frozen treat makers are in their state. 
For some added fun, have students guess the amount before displaying the correct answer. They can even compare the results to other states!"

July 15th is National Ice Cream Day!

July 15th is National Ice Cream Day!

State Facts link

MA State Facts link

Saturday, September 2, 2017

BFCCPS hosting an Ice Cream Social - Sep 15

An Ice Cream Social will be hosted by B.F.C.C.P.S Parent Community Organization Friday, Sep 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Join us to kick off the school year. TC Scoops will be scooping up the fun with ice cream and Italian ice. We look forward to seeing you!

BFCCPS hosting an Ice Cream Social  - Sep 15
BFCCPS hosting an Ice Cream Social  - Sep 15

As additional info is available it is likely to be posted to the Facebook event page

Sunday, February 5, 2017

In the News: alcohol added to TC Scoops; arguments on liquor pricing case

Ice cream and alcohol? Yes, they can mix if done properly. And T.C. Scoops in Medway is looking to do so.

"Tina Chemini determines sales at her Medway ice cream shop, T.C. Scoops, each week by counting the number of tubs emptied of their frozen delicacy. 
But ice cream, which generates steady income during those hot summer months, does not translate to the same success each winter. 
Heeding requests from many of her customers - primarily moms and dads visiting with their children - and a need to garner more clientele year-round, the parlor plans to soon add beer, wine and a variety of ice cream cocktail concoctions to the menu, according to Chemini. 
She hopes the expanded offerings will attract a whole new set of faces - and revenue - to her 6-year-old business."

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T.C. Scoops in Medway- More than just Ice cream!
T.C. Scoops in Medway- More than just Ice cream!

Continuing the storyline on the liquor pricing article shared yesterday:
"On Friday, Furgang and Kiley presented differing views of the situation. Judge Douglas Wilkins is contemplating a request from Total Wine to in part stay the suspensions pending the outcome of a lawsuit Total Wine has filed challenging the commission's decision. Wilkins said he expects to weigh in on the request on Monday. 
The regulation references "the net cost appearing on the invoice," implying only one invoice, Furgang said. A bulk purchase discount could be applied to retail prices if it is reflected appropriately on the invoice, he said. 
The interpretation helps as inspectors try to enforce the regulation and compare invoices to retail prices, according to Furgang. 
Total Wine has documents reflecting that it received sufficient discounts to account for the prices it charged, but it did not receive all discounts on the initial invoice. Suppliers commonly issue discounts for buying certain quantities of product at the end of promotional periods, Kiley said. 
The regulation makes no reference to a first invoice or an initial invoice, Kiley said."

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Spruce Pond - Franklin Flatbread - Spruce Pond Creamery

Saturday's walk provided some good photos

Spruce Pond - lily pad reflections
Spruce Pond - lily pad reflections

Franklin Flatbread and Spruce Pond Creamery
Franklin Flatbread and Spruce Pond Creamery
This is the time of year that the line for ice cream gets long in the evenings.

Check out their website to preview the organic food menu they serve.

Monday, August 9, 2010

ice cream as 'a treat that's refreshing and new'

At Spruce Pond Creamery's takeout window, Kenneth Josephson ordered two scoops of maple walnut ice cream, the only flavor he's tried for many years.
"I liked maple walnut when I was young. I still like it," said the retired engineer. "If you like something, why change it?"
That might surprise Marc Bluestein, who opened the combination ice cream parlor and organic pizzeria at 370 King St. in Franklin 11 years ago with his brother Gary.
They've prospered by adapting to new nutritional trends by serving a diverse and healthy menu featuring organic pizza and organic beer and all natural ice cream, which they make on site.
While many ice cream parlors are small specially shops located in a plaza or squeezed between bigger buildings, Spruce Pond Creamery is spacious and has a country ambience with a rear balcony overlooking its namesake pond.
"The only thing I don't have is a pasture with cows," said Bluestein, who has owned two other restaurants in Rhode Island and also worked many years in finance and administration.
The creamery serves about 50 flavors of all-natural homemade ice cream as well as "no fat, no sugar" soft serve yogurt and several varieties of sorbet.
Read more about other ice cream places in the area in the Milford Daily News here:

Trivia question: Something is wrong with this sign, can you tell what it is?

Updated 8/13/10:

The answer to the question is that the sign is the "old" one and not the one showing today:

This picture was taken on an overcast day in June. The picture above shows the sign in April before Spruce Pond updated it to show that they can now server beer and wine.

Franklin, MA

Friday, June 25, 2010

Spruce Pond Creamery

It is a family tradition to walk to the local ice cream parlor at the end of the school year for a supper of ice cream.

The local choice for us is the Spruce Pond Creamery on King St in Franklin, MA. The sign was recently re-freshed to include the fact that they now offer beer and wine in the restaurant. Their flatbread sandwiches and pizza are very good. Adding the beer and wine option for the accompaniment is good.

Their ice cream take out windows are where we headed on Tuesday.

Ice cream for supper? Why not?

A banana split provides multiple food groups (dairy, nuts, and fruit) with more than enough calories for a meal.

It was good! We only do this at the end of the school year so this is a real treat and not a regular staple of our diet.

What special food treat do you enjoy?

Franklin, MA

Monday, June 7, 2010

Parmenter sign for Week of June 7 - 11

The Pandas at the Parmenter Elementary School will be happy this week with an ice cream social to look forward to on Wednesday evening.

The PCC will meet on Friday at 11:00 AM

Franklin, MA

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Franklin Flatbread/Spruce Pond Creamery

As the girls were growing up, one of our family traditions was to walk to Spruce Pond Creamery on the last day of school to help celebrate. I've been known to go with a banana split for dinner. It does have multiple food groups, right (fruit, dairy, nuts, chocolate!) :-)

Good food with a quaint pond view setting. Now with a wine and malt license, there is an added incentive to visit for pizza or a panini.

Of course, sitting on the porch with your ice cream is not something you'd do often in winter.

Franklin Flatbread/Spruce Pond Creamery in a green and warmer view:

Stay warm!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In the News - ice cream social, collecting books

Franklin Library to host ice cream social

This Saturday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m., the Friends of the Franklin Library will host an old-fashioned ice cream social featuring the award-winning barbershop quartet, Concord Express.

The festivities start at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Franklin Public Library with an ice cream social. Concord Express sings in the traditional barbershop style and consists of four greater Boston-area performers. The public is invited to this free cultural and tasteful event. In the event of inclement weather the event will move indoors to the library community room on the lower level.


Friends of Franklin Public Library accepting book donations

The Friends of the Franklin Public Library have announced they are accepting book donations for the Fall Book sale scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18. Book sale donations may be dropped off at the Franklin Public Library during regular business hours lower level.

The Friends are seeking hardcover and paperback books, fine periodicals, videotapes, DVDs, record albums and CDs, but not outdated encyclopedias and reference books, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.