Sunday, January 1, 2023
Friday, December 30, 2022
"Let’s send off 2022 in style! Join us for an end of the year bash as we ring in 2023 early!
We’ll have snacks, games, and a super new year’s celebration!
See you there!"
|Happy New Year's Eve - Uploaded by JamieFlower|
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Wednesday, December 28
10:30am - Trevor the Games Man! (Franklin Public Library)
3:00pm - Box City (Franklin Public Library)
Thursday, December 29
10:30am - Music at the Blissful! A Fun Family Concert! (Franklin Public Library)
2:00pm - Teen Murder Mystery Party (Franklin Public Library)
Friday, December 30
5:30pm - David Penza (67 Degrees Brewery)
Saturday, December 31 = New Year's Eve
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
11:00am - Noon Year's Eve Party! (Franklin Public Library)
2:00pm - The Library will be closing at 2 pm
5:00pm - Labyrinth Walk (First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF))
Sunday, January 1, 2023 = New Year's DayLibrary closed
Monday, January 2, 2023
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
The Town meeting calendar is found https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
|Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!|
"On Saturday, December 31st, Franklin Line Train 1717 (10:55 PM from South Station) will be held at South Station until 12:35 AM to accommodate those attending New Year's Eve festivities in Boston."
|Franklin Commuter Rail special for Saturday, Dec 31 (New Year’s Eve)|
Complete MBTA schedule for Franklin
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Regular Curbside/ Recycling Schedule &
Holiday Recycling Center Hours
Notice from the Department of Public Works:
Curbside trash/recycling pickup will operate on a regular schedule during both holiday weeks (December 26 - 30, 2022 and January 2 - 6, 2023).The Recycling Center Holiday hours are as follows:
- Saturday, December 24: 8 AM - 1 PM
- Sunday, December 25: CLOSED
- Saturday, December 31: 8 AM - 1 PM
- Sunday, January 1: CLOSED
Shared from Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/dpw-notice-regular-curbside-recycling-schedule-holiday-recycling-center-hoursWith Christmas and New Year's on Sundays, there is no planned delay in the pickup schedule.
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Curbside trash/recycling pickup will operate on a regular schedule during holiday weeks
(Dec. 26- 30, 2022 and Jan. 2-3, 2023).
Recycling Center Holiday hours are as follows:
- Sat., Dec. 24: 8AM-1PM
- Sun., Dec. 25: CLOSED
- Sat., Dec. 31: 8AM-1PM
- Sun., Jan. 1: CLOSED
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Friday, December 31, 2021
May this be the dayWe come together.Mourning, we come to mend,Withered, we come to weather,Torn, we come to tend,Battered, we come to better.Tethered by this year of yearning,We are learningThat though we weren't ready for this,We have been readied by it.Steadily we vow that no matterHow we are weighed down,We must always pave a way forward.This hope is our door, our portal.Even if we never get back to normal,Someday we can venture beyond it,To leave the known and take the first steps.So let us not return to what was normal,But reach toward what is next.What was cursed, we will cure.What was plagued, we will prove pure.Where we tend to argue, we will try to agree,Those fortunes we forswore, now the future we foresee,Where we weren't aware, we're now awake;Those moments we missedAre now these moments we make,The moments we meet,And our hearts, once all together beaten,Now all together beat.Come, look up with kindness yet,For even solace can be sourced from sorrow.We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday,But to take on tomorrow.We heed this old spirit,In a new day's lyric,In our hearts, we hear it:For auld lang syne, my dear,For auld lang syne.Be bold, sang Time this year,Be bold, sang Time,For when you honor yesterday,Tomorrow ye will find.Know what we've foughtNeed not be forgot nor for none.It defines us, binds us as one,Come over, join this day just begun.For wherever we come together,We will forever overcome.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
- New Year's Eve - 8 AM to 3 PM
- New Year's Day - 8 AM to 3 PM
- Sunday, Jan 2 - 9 AM to 1 PM
|Beaver St Recycling Center hours for the New Year's Weekend|
Sunday, January 3, 2021
2020, good riddance! That was the broadly shared sentiment on New Year’s Eve.
Midnight came. Midnight went. The ball dropped on an evacuated Times Square. That sorry visual summed up 2020. Confetti going nowhere. No cheering throngs. Ryan Seacrest was working overtime to gin up manic excitement from – nobody. (sound effect of crickets.) The surreal scene unfolded like a bad dress rehearsal. This apocalyptic moment was 2020’s parting ‘gift’ to the world. 2020 threw a going-away party – and nobody came. (sound effect of one feeble party horn.)
This is the light of hope and promise. It is mine.
Now we turn to hope for 2021 – more than usual. However, we also need resolve – more than usual. Steely resolve – for our journey from darkness.
Yes, it will be darkest before the promised dawn. But, by steely resolve that dawn will surely come. That resolve is simply to be kind and considerate to others around you, be they friend or stranger.
We are resolved to defeat covid19 in 2021. When it’s gone, we can party– like it’s 1999.
And – as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm.
And, thank you for watching.
|DelCarte on New Year's day|
Get this week's program guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf or for archive purposes
Friday, January 1, 2021
On New Year's Day, Friday January 1, the Commuter Rail will operate on a regular Sunday schedule. The Rockport Line disruption will be the only disruption in effect.
- Newburyport/Rockport Line
- Haverhill Line
- Lowell Line
- Fitchburg Line
- Framingham/Worcester Line
- Needham Line
- Franklin Line
- Fairmount Line
- Providence/Stoughton Line
- Middleborough/Lakeville Line
- Kingston/Plymouth Line
- Greenbush Line
Last Updated: Dec 30 2020 06:57 PM
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
The offices will close at noon on Thursday, December 31st, and will be closed on, Friday, January 1st.
Have a happy and healthy holiday season!
|Town of Franklin: Holiday office hours for New Year's Eve, New Year's Day|
"Boston’s traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks displays are canceled for the first time since 1975 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.In November, the First Night Boston celebration typically held around Boston and over Boston Harbor was called off by organizers, according to the website, in favor of a livestreamed and broadcast event. First Night tweeted out a reminder Monday that the cancellation includes the traditional fireworks over the city."
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
I hope you are all able to spend some quality time with family and friends as we begin this new year.
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