Showing posts with label local scenes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label local scenes. Show all posts

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Milford Local Eatery Week Starts Monday, July 24



Milford is working up an appetite for its second annual Local Eatery Week scheduled for Monday, July 24, 2023 through Friday, July 30, 2023.  A celebration of local community and cuisine.


 "Unlike other "restaurant weeks", ours is open to all businesses that serve edible treats. The only catch is that all eateries must be locally owned and operated.  We want to spotlight those who live in, and give back to, our communities", said Ray Auger, event organizer and President of Local Social Marketing.


During the week-long event participating eateries will be offering special deals to promote their business during a traditionally slow time of the year.  Special offers include half price appetizers, dinners offered at a special price, BOGOs and more. Diners who care to take advantage of the special offers are asked to download the coupons found on the Local Social Facebook page ( on their mobile device and show the coupon to the server from your phone to enjoy the savings.


Current participating locations for this year include: Pepperoncini's Pizzeria and Grill, Central Tavern, Prezo Grill and Bar, Legend and The Oasis Patio at the DoubleTree, Red Heat Tavern, PiNZ, Milford Nutrition and Pizza Palace with more to come.


Local Social offers affordable and local social media management and branding for small businesses in the Greater Milford and MetroWest areas. Specializing in developing one on one relationships with small businesses with the intent to build a solid local customer base while staying "top of mind" with current clientele in fun, creative ways with a guerilla marketing approach.

Milford Local Eatery Week Starts Monday, July 24
Milford Local Eatery Week Starts Monday, July 24

Friday, March 25, 2022

"despite legislation having good intentions, there can be unforeseen cost elements"

"The State Auditor’s Division of Local Mandates released a report yesterday that identified 29 state statutes passed between 2016 and 2020 that have a significant financial impact on Massachusetts cities and towns without sufficient state funding to offset the costs.

The “Five-Year Statutory Fiscal Impact Report” finds that the state continues to pass laws that often require resources from cities and towns for implementation, and that these measures are largely financed by local property taxes as state aid lags behind increasing local costs. The report also documents that state aid as a share of total municipal revenue decreased between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2020, while state assessments on cities and towns increased. "

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“Five-Year Statutory Fiscal Impact Report”
Five-Year Statutory Fiscal Impact Report

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

"there are alternatives to the decline of local news"

"Local journalism is in crisis. “America’s local news has reached its death spiral phase” proclaimed the Columbia Journalism Review in 2018. Two years later, an oft-cited study out of the University of North Carolina found that some 2,100 community newspapers had ceased publishing since 2004, leaving the country with large swaths of “news deserts” — areas that are unserved by any local news source.

But though the collapse of community journalism is real enough, we believe that its causes are only partly understood. Researchers generally focus on the changes wrought by technology over the past quarter-century — changes that tell an important story, but not the whole story.

It’s true that classified ads offered by Craigslist, a mostly free service, wiped out what had accounted for about 40% of newspaper revenues overnight. And yes, Google and Facebook dominate digital advertising, leaving news organizations to fight over scraps."
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Though the collapse of community journalism is real enough, we believe that its causes are only partly understood. By Ellen Clegg and Dan Kennedy
Though the collapse of community journalism is real enough, we believe that its causes are only partly understood.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Reason #4 to #ThinkFranklinFirst

Reason #4 to #ThinkFranklinFirst: 
Local support! #localeconomy #smallbusiness #shoplocal #keepitlocal #itmatters
Reason #4 to #ThinkFranklinFirst
Reason #4 to #ThinkFranklinFirst

Monday, September 21, 2020

Franklin Matters: You ask, we answer - Sep 22

Talk about Franklin Matters with our favorite Franklinite, Steve Sherlock. Discuss Franklin and what is going on in our town. 
Via zoom, email for the link to attend.
Tuesday Sept. 22  at 10 AM  
Franklin Matters: You ask, we answer - Sep 22
Franklin Matters: You ask, we answer - Sep 22

Monday, March 9, 2020

B I N G O, and Bingo was his name oh! #ShopFranklinBINGO

Catching up to sharing this #ShopFranklinBINGO card

Thanks to Melanie Hamblen for creating this excuse to visit some Franklin retail locations!
"Happy March! Happy #ShopFranklinBingo month. Bring this card with you as you #ShopFranklin for the month of March. Have the shop keeper sign and date the square that corresponds to your purchase. Be creative and most of all have fun! 
Turn in one Bingo, or fill up the card. Your BINGO's are entries into raffles. More than one entry is allowed. 
Turn the cards in by April 7 for some awesome prizes. Purchases must be from locally owned, independent businesses."

Download your #ShopFranklinBINGO card here or via the embedded file below

B I N G O, and bingo was his name oh!
B I N G O, and bingo was his name oh!

This was shared from the #ShopFranklin Facebook post

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

License Modification (Change in Location) - Avocado, Inc. d/b/a Acapulcos Mexican Restaurant - Dec 18

The Franklin Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on an application by Avocado,Inc. d/b/a Acapulcos Mexican Restaurant, located at 371 Union Street, Franklin, MA for a license modification - change in location

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:10 PM in the Council Chambers, second floor of the Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street, Franklin,MA.

Information on this application may be obtained in the Town Administrator's Office.

What was the Union Grille will become Acapulcos
What was the Union Grille will become Acapulcos

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday - Nov 25, 2017

While American Express helps to celebrate Small Business Saturday, many of us know how important it is to shop local and #shopFranklin all year.

Small Business Saturday is a holiday shopping tradition that happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 
Founded by American Express in 2010, this nationwide movement helps bring attention to the importance of supporting small businesses in communities across America.
There are plenty of small business to  wisely spread your dollars around.

View the Franklin map to see the small businesses identified by American Express,MA,02038/cl=42.0697133,-71.38836350000001?linknav=us-open-shopsmall-globalheader-map&lang=en-US

Small Business Saturday - Nov 25, 2017
Small Business Saturday - Nov 25, 2017

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WMRC Live and Local Weekend Programming

WMRC Weekends!
Live and Local Programming!

The Neighborhood - Saturdays at 7:30am
Host - Wendy English

Helping buyers, sellers and agents navigate the ever changing real estate arena. What's happening in the real estate market is the favorite subject of this upbeat real estate program.
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Saturdays With Sally - Saturdays at 8am
Host - Sally Alexander

Window fashions and decor for the home and soul! New and exciting products that are available, the history of products, how to hang them and interviews with experts in the decorating industry.
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Under the Gun - Saturdays at 8:30am
Host - Harry Jarvis

Keeping you informed on the latest gun related news, laws and safety.
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Money and the Law - Saturdays at 9am
Hosts - Jay Marsden and John Drohan

Money, law and a beer review!  The important issues that you need to know from a fun point of view.
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The Sports Buzz - Saturdays at 10am
Hosts - Matt Romeling and Dennis Alves

Covering local high school sports, local professional sports and local college sports.  Plus Milford Legion Baseball Regionals updates.
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The Paul Parent Garden Club - Sundays at 6am
Host - Paul Parent

All things gardening... no matter what the season! Paul Parent is a New England staple when it comes to gardening expertise!
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The Voice of Portugal - Sundays at 8am
Host - Sandra Caldas Silva

The Greater Milford Area is home to a large Portuguese community.  VOP keeps you up to date with events and news and entertains with great Portuguese music!
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