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

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!
Learn More »

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Local movie, ‘Right There’, filmed in North Attleboro, accepted by Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

Film Production Company IM Filmworks announces that its most recent film, RIGHT THERE, has been accepted by the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. 
IM filmworks
IM filmworks
Producer/Director Nathan Suher says, “RIGHT THERE is a mash-up of several genres. It’s a silent film that on the surface is a light-hearted romantic comedy, but at its core it is also a portrait of unrequited love.” RIGHT THERE may lack dialogue, but it is not lacking sound. Musician/Composer Kevin Keough was brought on to write the score. “Kevin’s score really compliments the overall mood of the film; it’s beautiful, yet bittersweet”. 
“It’s an honor to have my film as part of the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. Being screened with so many other terrific movies gives me a sense of great satisfaction. Knowing that all of the hard work put into this film by our cast and crew is recognized in this important way inspires me to build upon this accomplishment and set loftier goals as a filmmaker,” says Producer/Director Nathan Suher. 
RIGHT THERE will be screened at the historic Somerville Theater (55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA) on Wednesday, August 6th at 6:20pm as part of the Block 4 screening group. 
For more information about IM Filmworks, Producer/Director Nathan Suher, the movie ‘RIGHT THERE’, and for tickets to the event visit or