VETERANS' DAY LUNCHEON - Franklin Senior Center
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Franklin Senior Center: Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 11|
|Franklin Senior Center: Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 11|
For my 3rd #LocalLeadershipLunch, I'm chatting with Dr. Regina LaRocque, an infectious disease expert and advocate for equity and public health protections throughout the #COVID19 pandemic.
Tune in tomorrow (Friday, 3/19/21) at 1 PM! #WomensHistoryMonth #mapoli @harvardmed @MGHMedicine https://t.co/LWWqH90gvm
|Senator Becca Rausch: #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM|
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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 & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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"For my first #LocalLeadershipLunch, I'm thrilled to chat with North Attleboro resident Lisa Graves, an accomplished writer, illustrator, and the brains behind "Simple Stories of Strong Women: An A to Z Guide to Girl Power." Tune in Friday at 1 PM! #IWD2021 #mapoli "
|Franklin Public Schools (FPS) Food Services|
|CURBSIDE CAFE opens June 1 at Senior Center|
Job opening: Activity Monitors! Looking to fill a role at DT & for substitute monitors - you can pick your days! Must be positive, patient, composed & most of all, enjoy working with children! Visit the Town Hall Human Resources Office for an application or call 508-553-4840 pic.twitter.com/layk6XNkxJ— Franklin Public Schools, MA (@FranklinPSNews) December 11, 2019
Please mark your calendars for this event. You can find a PSA about vaping as well as links to resources here: https://t.co/D9t3BgBIvR @FranklinHS @RMS_Remdawgs @HMMSLightning @sullythehusky @jfkladybugs @parmenterschool @DT_Bobcats @JeffersonLabs @KellerSchool @OakStElementary pic.twitter.com/JNvPhbEV7v— Franklin Public Schools, MA (@FranklinPSNews) December 11, 2019
|Save the Date: Jan 6, 2020|
"Carol Lynch has been packing school lunches for kids since the mid-1980s, first for her own children, then for her grandchildren. For her, buying lunch from school has never really been a consideration.
“It’s nothing against the lunches they serve,” said Lynch, who has helped raise two generations of children in the same Plymouth home. “For me, food has always been about family. No one can put personal touches on food like a parent or grandparent. (Whether it’s) a Thanksgiving meal or a quick school lunch, I just like to use food as a way of showing my love.”
But given all of the children across the state who do take part in their school’s lunch programs, food service departments have the complex task of designing menus that meet an ever-growing diverse student population. There are allergies and food restrictions, pressure to offer newer and healthier choices while also increasing participation rates (read: more revenue), and federal food guidelines that are changing under the current presidential administration.
“What’s on the menu today?” is more complicated now than ever before."
|“Adapting and changing can sometimes be scary"|
"Hundreds of yellow and pink pin-on ribbons littered a table at the Franklin High School cafeteria on Thursday, as students met residents from the Atria Senior Living for a Valentine’s Day luncheon.
The yellow ribbons stand for happiness, while pink ribbons were for Valentine’s Day, said Brianna Ritchie, a nursing assistant at Atria. She said students have been more than accommodating for these types of events.
“This is the happiest crew I’ve ever seen,” Ritchie laughed. “They haven’t stopped smiling since we’ve been here. They love it. This generation, I can’t even put into words. They’re just phenomenal.”
Ritchie said at least 200 students made the effort during their lunch period to talk to senior citizens."
|Franklin High students, senior citizens meet for lunch (@CountryGazette photo)|
|Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 10|
"The price of lunch at Franklin Public Schools will not be changing in the coming school year, officials announced Tuesday.
District business administrator Miriam Goodman gave a presentation about the lunch program at the School Committee meeting and said a federal law - the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act - required the district's lunch program to charge enough to be sustainable.
"As such, we need to go through a complex formula every year to see where our lunch prices fall, and how that compares to what the government says we should be charging," she said.
This year's calculations, said Goodman, worked out in a way that does not require an increase. Currently, the price is $3 at the high school and middle school levels and $2.50 for elementary students."
"The changeover to two-way traffic in downtown, originally set to take place Wednesday, has been pushed back a week.
The switch - now scheduled for next Tuesday - was to be the culmination of two years of roadwork and many more years of planning. The state Department of Transportation, though, decided there were some tasks it wanted done before the move.
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said signs were a major concern on the part of the state. He gave several examples of one-way signs that must be removed and new signs to be installed."
|an earlier downtown construction photo from the archives|
Dave Drucker of Dean College and Gary Donelan of Middlesex Savings Bank will be co-chairing the Downtown Partnership’s Networking Committee. The charge of this committee will revolve around networking opportunities along with speakers and presentations at Franklin Downtown Partnership meetings.
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Based upon feedback at previous meetings and the results of our recent survey, you have indicated that this would be beneficial for our members. We also know that there is wealth of knowledge and expertise among our members.
We invite you to share your ideas on topics of interest and whether you would like to present on a specific area in an upcoming meeting. Speakers and topics will be selected with special emphasis given to member suggestions as our goal is to provide insight and tools to help your respective businesses grow.
In addition, our next Networking Luncheon will be Friday, August 14th at 1:00 at Dean College's Smith Dining Center. This is a terrific opportunity to articulate the benefits of your business and engage in a lively dialogue with area business representatives.
New committee members and ideas are always welcome, so if you are interested please feel free to contact either Dave, email@example.com, or Gary, GARY.DONELAN@middlesexbank.com.
The Committee looks forward to hearing from you in the near future regarding presentation topics and ideas.