Showing posts with label medieval. Show all posts
Showing posts with label medieval. Show all posts

Saturday, October 8, 2016

In the News: Franklinites play in King Richards Faire, Ballot Question 4 to be debated

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

"Every year, come September and October, Franklinites Jamie Dellorco and Frank Dixon take on double lives. 
Five days a week, Dixon is a purchasing agent at Boston Medical Center, and Dellorco is a professional actress based in New York. But on autumn weekends, they become their alter egos and exist somewhere in the medieval period. 
The two are seasoned members of the cast at King Richard’s Faire, a popular fall tradition that plays out on several wooded acres in Carver. 
“There, I’m Heyo, the court jester,” says Dixon, who has been living his medieval half-life for about 23 years – 21 of them as HRM King Richard’s chief fool."

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"The first of two debates on key ballot questions is scheduled Thursday at Regis College, featuring lawmakers on both sides of Question 4, which asks voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana. 
The debate on Oct. 13 is free and open to the public, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Center Lounge at Regis. 
State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, will speak in favor of passing Question 4, while state Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, will argue against passage of the question on the Nov. 8 ballot. 
Questions will be posed by attorney Carmenelisa Perez-Kudzma, Regis College's Legal Studies Program director, and Rick Holmes, opinion editor of the MetroWest Daily News. Kelley Tuthill, vice president of public relations and communications at Regis, will moderate the debate."

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"not something most schools study in the fourth grade"

Posted Jun 03, 2008 @ 11:24 PM


Dancing princesses, 3-foot-tall knights, court jesters and queens dressed in gold and purple robes temporarily claimed the town common yesterday afternoon for a medieval festival, an event whose magic descends upon the town only once a year.

They posed for pictures gripping barbecued chicken legs between their teeth, jousted with droopy foam noodles, and churned butter with the ladies of The Society for Creative Anachronism (a historical re-enactment group).

Forty-six students crowned Judy Bergesen and Susan Davis, fourth-grade history teachers at Ben Franklin Classical Charter Public School, queens of the festival before making peacock masks and playing horseshoes - perhaps a wise choice as the students finish their studies of the Middle Ages.

"It's not something most schools study in the fourth grade. We add this additional subject to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks," said Bergesen, noting students have been reading about the feudal system, royalty and the fall of Rome.

Read the full story here in the Milford Daily News