Showing posts with label ladybug. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ladybug. Show all posts

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Pantherbook - series on "History of Franklin"

Pantherbook, is working on a series touting the "History of Franklin":

History of Franklin: America’s First Public Library
"Considered “America’s first public library”, the Franklin Public Library is located in Franklin, MA and was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Franklin. In exchange for the library being named after Franklin, he was asked to donate a bell for the town’s church. Rather than donating a bell, though, Dr. Franklin decided that in return, he would actually donate books for the citizens of Franklin to use. Later on, there were many disputes over who should be allowed to use those gifts. In 1790, the people of Franklin voted to let the books be free for anyone to borrow. This was the vote that had established the Franklin collection of books as the first public library in the US. "
Continue reading ->  https://franklinpanthers.us/news/2021/10/15/a-history-of-franklin-americas-first-public-library/

History of Franklin: The Red Brick School
"In the nineteenth century, school was quite different than it is now. Children, flushed red in the cheeks from their wearisome trudge through the fickle New England weather, gathered in a one-room schoolhouse clutching a bundle of wood, a thin slate, and perhaps an apple to slice with their friends over lunch. They relied on the glowing flames of the fireplace, and later the wood-stove, as their heat source. "
Continue reading ->  https://franklinpanthers.us/news/2021/10/20/history-of-franklin-the-red-brick-school/

History of Franklin: The Ladybug Story
"To those who have never heard of “The Ladybug Story,” the several ladybug decorations around Franklin may seem like mere ornaments, or perhaps contributors to an obscure joke that only townies understand.  
However, the red-and-black bugs hold much more significance than what meets the eye. Whether they be represented in kindness rock gardens or in sculptures downtown, ladybugs make clear to passersby that they are a significant aspect of Franklin’s cultural fabric. "

Continue reading ->  https://franklinpanthers.us/entertainment/2021/10/29/history-of-franklin-the-ladybug-story/

One of the Ladybugs around Franklin is at the Library
One of the Ladybugs around Franklin is at the Library


Saturday, April 10, 2021

FM #506 - Economic Development SubCommittee Mtg - 04/07/21 (audio)

FM #506 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 506 in the series. 

This shares the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting that was held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid mode; some of the key participants were in the Council Chambers, the Chair Melanie Hamblen led the meeting remotely along with several others via Zoom conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Links to the meeting agenda and my notes are in the show notes. The meeting recording runs about 58 minutes.  Let’s listen to the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting

Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/de5abca6-def8-46ef-a57a-d778d91c618a


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My notes captured via Twitter and shared here in summary form
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/04/recap-economic-development-subcomm-mtg.html 

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FM #506 - Economic Development SubCommittee Mtg - 04/07/21 (audio)
FM #506 - Economic Development SubCommittee Mtg - 04/07/21 (audio)


Friday, April 9, 2021

Recap-Economic Development SubComm-Mtg - 04/07/21 - Ladybug trail being planned, business guide released

Quick Recap:
  • Meeting opens with a presentation on the Ladybug Trail being planned for downtown Franklin. Slides included in notes below. Photos captured during the presentation shared as well
  • The Business Guide is now released. A flowchart to follow for starting a business and what approvals are required is a key development since the draft was shared earlier.
  • Discussion o the overall marketing strategy and key branding elements is desired but the meeting ran out of time to get into.
 
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As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session.  
 
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/7fHqmLnAmD3MxrW98


The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #edc0407
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23edc0407&src=typeahead_click

  • Real time reporting underway for the Economic Development subcommittee meeting https://www.franklinma.gov/economic-development-subcommittee/agenda/edc-agenda-25  #edc0407
  • Ladybug trail up first, Lisa Piana of the Downtown Partnership #edc0407 to present after brief intro by Chair Melanie Hamblen
  • The ladybug trail will reappear in downtown Franklin #edc0407
  • The ladybugs first appeared in 2014. #edc0407
  • Slides to be shared later but some key ones are captured here #edc0407
  • Concept of trail and sidewalk marking still in development. Would use the map and QR codes to trigger the audio with information #edc0407
  • Consensus among EDC members to proceed; mural design being worked with the artists and building owners, they will be family friendly and non controversial. #edc0407
  • Next up, business guide close to 'final' #edc0407 reviewing changes since the draft was shared in this meeting previously now includes a flow chart to follow
  • Also updated to include the food truck as well as the farmers market #edc0407 should help the jumping around town hall that occurs today and should be alleviated using this going forward.
  • Can add a zoning map link to the guide so they would have the info available. Development is separate and much more detailed, this is for the more frequent use if opening a business, building a development would require more and much is on the Town pages #edc0407
  • Discussion on a marketing strategy to include brand elements, logo, fonts, tag line to use as a common and consistent presentation if the town to the world up for future
  • #edc0407 motion to adjourn, second, passes 4-0 via roll call
  • Town Council meeting coming up at 7

FDP Ladybug Trail presentation doc:  https://www.slideshare.net/shersteve/franklin-downtown-partnership-planning-ladybug-trail

Business Guide -> https://www.canva.com/design/DAEN5lnYNIY/xubMHMzbUK7uF--x0mx6Og/view

 

 
 
Ladybug trail being planned
Ladybug trail being planned

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda - April 7, 2021 - 5:45 PM

Economic Development Subcommittee 
Meeting Agenda & Meeting Packet 
April 7, 2021 = 5:45 PM
 
Agenda:
 
1.Lady Bugs
 
2.Franklin Branding & Business Guide
 
3.Community Planning Grant Program Discussion
 
 
Agenda doc and connection info
 
 
Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda - April 7, 2021 - 5:45 PM
Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda - April 7, 2021 - 5:45 PM




Wednesday, April 29, 2020

JF Kennedy School video

"Hi Ladybugs! Check out this awesome video from your teachers and staff members at JFK! We miss you so much! We are proud of the great work you are doing to keep learning alive at Kennedy!"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1icmlmGaqWvw7wEGKDzNK3yTvVe8oIxqO/view




Shared via Twitter
https://twitter.com/jfkladybugs/status/1255189379699572738?s=09

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Register for the Ladybug 5K - Oct 6

Ladybug 5K 2019
Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00 AM

John F Kennedy School School
551 Pond Street - Franklin MA

USATF Sanctioned Event
Professional Timing 3C Race Productions

Cash Prize for the Top Male and Female finisher
Raffle (Tickets: 1 for $1 OR 12 for $10)
  • Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 AM
  • 5K begins at 10 AM
  • Bib number pick up begins at 8:30 AM

Register online
https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/ladybug5k19?fbclid=IwAR3WmRHbiXqWAgSaQo37lNG5Oltz_B2-SJ4dz5IoXIobpFrUznyWp9_cvfM

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ladybug 5K - Oct 6

Ladybug 5K 2019
Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00 AM

John F Kennedy School School
551 Pond Street - Franklin MA

USATF Sanctioned Event
Professional Timing 3C Race Productions

Cash Prize for the Top Male and Female finisher
Raffle (Tickets: 1 for $1 OR 12 for $10)
  • Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 am
  • 5K begins at 10 am
  • Bib number pick up begins at 8:30 am
Register online
https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/ladybug5k19?fbclid=IwAR3WmRHbiXqWAgSaQo37lNG5Oltz_B2-SJ4dz5IoXIobpFrUznyWp9_cvfM


The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In the News: ladybugs to gather again; “A Pirate’s Life for Me”

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

"In the spirit of springtime, the Franklin Downtown Partnership hopes to find all of the ladybug sculptures purchased by business owners in 2014, so the metal bugs can scale buildings and keep park-goers company. 
Lisa Piana with the Downtown Partnership said the sculptures always bring smiles, and she hopes to see them all outside for everyone to enjoy. 
“They’re really fun to look at, each one is unique,” she said. “We thought it would be fun to walk downtown and see them in all different places.” 
Businesses, which bought the ladybugs from the cultural council about three years ago, should lend them for public display this spring, Piana said."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180129/downtown-partnership-is-looking-for-ladybugs-to-decorate-franklin-this-spring

Ladybug_PantherPride
ladybugs to gather again


"The Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School has announced upcoming performances of “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 2 and 2 to 4:30 March 3 at Horace Mann Middle School, 224 Oak St. 
Tickets are priced at $17 for adults and $13 senior citizens and children younger than 10. Tickets will be sold at the door or an order form will be available for download at http://bfccps.org."

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180129/strongbenjamin-franklin-classical-charter-to-present-a-pirates-life-for-mestrong

Join the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School for “A Pirate’s Life for Me”
Join the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter
Public School for “A Pirate’s Life for Me”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Annual Ladybug 5K and Kids Fun Run - Oct 14


1 The Annual Ladybug 5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run is about to hit the roads of Franklin once again next Saturday, Oct. 14. The event takes off from Franklin’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Pond Street. 
2 The Ladybug 5K benefits the Kennedy School PCC, which funds enrichment activities for students, such as field trips, guest speakers and more. 
3 The course of this USATF sanctioned event with professional timing is as follows: Start on Joval Court, right onto Southgate, right onto Coronation, left onto Oakland Parkway, right onto Ashbury Drive, left onto Norumbega Circle, left onto Charles River Drive, left onto Franklin Springs Drive, left onto Maple Street, left onto Southgate Road, ending with a left back onto Joval Court.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20171008/annual-kennedy-school-pcc-ladybug-5k-kids-fun-run-set 

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Friday, October 14, 2016

In the News: Rappa recognized, Ladybug 5K on Saturday

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

"Franklin resident Robert Rappa was recently voted chairman emeritus by the Tri-County Regional School Committee in recognition of his decades long commitment to the district. 
Rappa, a member of the committee since the building first opened in 1977, announced plans to step down from his post last spring after 40 years. He was also a member of the building committee prior to construction of the school. 
In a unanimous vote on Sept. 21, the school committee awarded Rappa the title of chairman emeritus."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161013/tri-county-regional-school-committee-honors-franklin-resident


"A 5-kilometer race in town this weekend will raise funds for enrichment activities for Kennedy Elementary School. 
The race - the Ladybug 5K and hosted by the school's Parent Communication Council (PCC) - is set to start from the school at 10 a.m. Saturday. 
Race director Stacey Federico said the PCC works to provide students with opportunities they might not otherwise have. 
"We're the parent group that fundraises for enrichment activities," she said. "(Without those funds), schools wouldn't be able to do things like field trips."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161013/franklin-ladybug-5k-set-for-saturday

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Don't miss out on the Ladybug 5K - Saturday, October 15

This year's Ladybug 5K will be on Saturday, October 15th, starting from Kennedy School at 551 Pond St. In addition to the 5K, there will be kids races, games, face painting, and raffles. Fun, family friendly event.
  • Race registration and number pick up start at 8:30 AM
  • Kids race at 9:30
  • 5K at 10 AM
  • Cash prize for top male and top female overall in the 5K

Registration is available for the 5K, kids race and family pricing of $50 per family.

Participants can preregister at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6650

For more details see our website at www.ladybug5k.com

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Did you register for the Ladybug 5K - Saturday, Oct 15?

This year's Ladybug 5K will be on Saturday, October 15th, starting from Kennedy School at 551 Pond St. In addition to the 5K, there will be kids races, games, face painting, and raffles. Fun, family friendly event.
  • Race registration and number pick up start at 8:30 AM
  • Kids race at 9:30
  • 5K at 10 AM
  • Cash prize for top male and top female overall in the 5K

Registration is available for the 5K, kids race and family pricing of $50 per family.

Participants can preregister at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6650

For more details see our website at www.ladybug5k.com

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ladybug 5K - Saturday, October 15

This year's Ladybug 5K will be on Saturday, October 15th, starting from Kennedy School at 551 Pond St. In addition to the 5K, there will be kids races, games, face painting, and raffles. Fun, family friendly event.
  • Race registration and number pick up start at 8:30 AM
  • Kids race at 9:30
  • 5K at 10 AM
  • Cash prize for top male and top female overall in the 5K

Registration is available for the 5K, kids race and family pricing of $50 per family.

Participants can preregister at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6650

For more details see our website at www.ladybug5k.com

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Friday, August 19, 2016

Set your calendar: Ladybug 5k - Saturday, October 15

This year's Ladybug 5k will be on Saturday, October 15th, starting from Kennedy School at 551 Pond St. In addition to the 5K, there will be kids races, games, face painting, and raffles. Fun, family friendly event.

  • Race registration and number pick up start at 8:30 AM
  • Kids race at 9:30
  • 5K at 10 AM
  • Cash prize for top male and top female overall in the 5K


Registration is available for the 5K, kids race and family pricing of $50 per family.

Participants can preregister at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6650

For more details see our website at www.ladybug5k.com

The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015
The start of the Ladybug 5K in 2015

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ladybug Story on WCVB's 'Chronicle' Tuesday Night -> Replay available on demand

Did you catch "Chronicle" on Channel 5 Tuesday night? The show featured many of the 56 official Massachusetts symbols, including the ladybug. 


A screen shot from the WCVB website shows Rep. Jeff Roy speaking at Town Hall about The Ladybug Story booklet.

The story of the Kennedy School second grade class of 1974's efforts to have the ladybug named as the official state insect was highlighted as part of this show. 

Follow the link below to watch the segment on the WCVB Chronicle website. The fiberglass painted ladybugs from the Cultural Council's project, as well as Representative Jeff Roy, Town Hall, the Franklin Public Library and the Franklin Art Center, made appearances. The Franklin portion of the story begins after the Polka segment, at 1:45. 

http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/keeping-it-symbol-official-insect/37413776?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wcvb


This was shared from the Franklin Downtown Partnership page
http://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2016/01/ladybug-story-on-wcvbs-chronicle.html


Related posts:



  • Announcement of the Ladybugs to appear on the Town Common in August 2014

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/07/ladybug-spots-on-town-common-aug-9-10.html


  • The ladybugs have landed on the Town Common

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/08/ladybugs-on-parade.html


Monday, October 19, 2015

Ladybug 5K (photo essay)

The Ladybug 5K ran on a cold Sunday morning at the Kennedy School. Over 100 runners participated in the 5K. Dozen of kids ran in the kids fun runs before the 5K. 

The 5K race results can be found here
https://my.racewire.com/results/31892


and they're off! the leaders of the pack head out
and they're off! the leaders of the pack head out


the pack #1
the pack #1

the pack #2
the pack #2

the pack #3
the pack #3

the pack #4
the pack #4

the pack #5
the pack #5

and the back of the pack
and the back of the pack


how cold was it? the frost on the grass melted as the sun shown on it
how cold was it? the frost on the grass melted as the sun shown on it

one of the kids fun runs
one of the kids fun runs

the playground is set for a New England autumn scene
the playground is set for a New England autumn scene

goodie bags for the age group race winners
goodie bags for the age group race winners

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ladybug 5k - Sunday, October 18th


This year the Ladybug 5k will be on Sunday, October 18th, starting from Kennedy school at 551 Pond St. 

In addition to the 5K, there will be kids races, games, face painting and raffles. Fun, family friendly event.

Ladybug 5K race start
Ladybug 5K race start


Race registration and number pick up starts at 8 AM
Kids race at 9:30
5K at 10 AM

Cash prize for top male and top female overall in the 5K

Participants can pre-register at www.ladybug2015.racewire.com
registration is available for the 5K, kids race and family pricing, family maximum $40

See our website at www.ladybug5k.com


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Ladybug Trek is happening in June!

Guess what's happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course!

Ladybug Trek - Franklin's small  business scavenger hunt
Ladybug Trek - Franklin's small
business scavenger hunt
The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including: Making Whoopie, Elizabeth's Bagels, Franklin Yoga and Wellness, Hillside Nurseries, Emma's Quilts, Jane's Frames, Pretty is Pink, Daddario Hardware, Mac Deli, Salon Sorella, Franklin Art Center, The Cake Bar, Terazza, NHS Printing and Franklin Liquors.

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

FM #109 - The Delegate Ladybug Lands in Franklin

The Franklin Delegate ladybug landed on Tuesday, Feb 10th. There was a brief ceremony to acknowledge the landing. Claire Griffin and Kai Olsson of the Franklin Cultural Committee kick off the event.

Franklin delegates to Beacon Hill: Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Jeff Roy and Senator Richard Ross each take a turn to acknowledge this event.

As the recording ends, the group is gathering for a photo. The photos from the event have been posted to Flickr and Facebook for you to view and enjoy.

Listen here:






The Delegate Ladybug
The Delegate Ladybug

Claire Griffin and Kai Olsson of the Franklin Cultural Council
Claire Griffin and Kai Olsson of the Franklin Cultural Council

Left to right: Sen Ross, Rep Roy, Sen Spilka and Delegate Ladybug
Left to right: Sen Ross, Rep Roy, Sen Spilka and Delegate Ladybug

Rep Roy speaking about the Ladybug story
Rep Roy speaking about the Ladybug story


Session Notes: - FM #109


The Franklin Delegate ladybug landed on Tuesday, Feb 10th. There was a brief ceremony to acknowledge the landing. Claire Griffin and Kai Olsson of the Franklin Cultural Committee kick off the event.


Franklin delegates to Beacon Hill: Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Jeff Roy and Senator Richard Ross each take a turn to acknowledge this event.


As the recording ends, the group is gathering for a photo. The photos from the event have been posted to Flickr and Facebook for you to view and enjoy.

What was the ladybug project and how did this ladybug land here?
Claire and Beth Simon spearheaded the Ladybug Committee to obtain the 25 ladybugs, solicit sponsors and artists for each of them, coordinate their showing on the Town Common in August, and at the Harvest Festival in October.

The delegate ladybug will now be on display at the Municipal Building to remind us of the story of the ladybug being selected as the state bug for MA.

Money from the fundraising portion of this community art project will be used eventually for a fitting memorial for Palma Johnson, the Kennedy School teacher whose class developed the proposal and successfully petitioned to the State 40 years ago.

This was quite an accomplishment 40 years ago, and equally a good accomplishment during 2014 for the Ladybug project.

Without further ado, here is the recording of the brief ceremony on Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at the Franklin Municipal Building.

(recording)



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Thank you for listening!

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 and Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission

I hope you enjoy!


You can also subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes = search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


  • The Ladybug story can be found on the Kennedy School webpage




  • Copies of the Ladybug story are also available from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s page
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/ciskid/kidlbs/lbsidx2.htm

  • The collection of photos of the ladybugs from the showing on the Town Common in August 2014 can be found here

  • The same collection of photos can also be found on Facebook here

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Delegate Ladybug about to Land in New Home

After a summer of touring and festivals, the ladybug sponsored by Franklin's State Legislative delegation has found a new home. And where better than the home of Franklin's government. 
On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin), Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) and Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham) will be hosting a ceremony delivering the delegation's ladybug to town officials. They will also commemorate the 40th anniversary of the class project that successfully traversed the legislative process and made the Ladybug the official bug of the Commonwealth. 
The "Proclamation Bug" as shown on the Town Common lawn in Aug 2014
The "Proclamation Bug" as shown on the Town Common lawn in Aug 2014

In 1974 Ms. Pamela Johnson's second grade class from the Kennedy School in Franklin was learning about the Legislative process when they decided that they would like to make a difference and try their hand at legislating. Since Massachusetts already had an official state bird, tree and fish, they decided that the State needed an official bug. Ms. Johnson's class pooled its resources and with the direction of their State Representative worked through the committee process, visited legislators, lobbied on the bill's behalf and ultimately passed the bill that made the Ladybug the official Bug of the Commonwealth. 
"Forty years ago, that second grade class got the ultimate civics lesson and had a direct hand in legislating," said Representative Jeffrey Roy. "For one of the students in the class -- former Rep James Vallee -- it sowed the seeds for a 19 year run on Beacon Hill. I am thrilled to honor and recognize that class today, and hope that this ladybug will be a reminder to everyone who visits Town Hall that they can play a direct role in their government." 
"The ladybug story is a shining example of how an idea can be translated into law," said Senator Spilka. "I hope that the Franklin delegation's ladybug will be a constant symbol of the power of civic engagement, encouraging more people in our community to get involved in the political process and make their voices heard." 
"We truly live in a remarkable state when citizens, no matter what age, have the ability to impact the legislative process," said Senator Ross. "Forty years later, this testament remains true, and it is a privilege to recognize the success of the Kennedy School with this ladybug that will reside in Franklin Town Hall for generations to come."

The brief ceremony will take place on February 10 at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Municipal Building. 355 East Central Street Franklin, MA 02038. Any questions can be directed to Christopher Yancich at 617-722-2400 or by email at Christopher.Yancich@MAhouse.gov


The collection of Ladybugs shown on the Town Common lawn in August 2014 can be found here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_sherlock/sets/72157645935226828