- where to park
- the schedule for the Main Stage
- the layout of the Cultural Festival on the Town Common
|What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide|
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|What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide|
The Franklin Cultural Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10 from noon to 6 PM in and around the Town Common with the activities shown in the areas on the map shared here:
|Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022|
Hi Franklin community,
The 501(c)3 is the inspiration of Ian & Linda Kabat, Franklin residents who also brought the Sculpture Park to Franklin.
Visit the Wrentham Artisan Market and talk with them on July 24:
"Come visit us July 24 from 10-2 Our first fair thanks to Wrentham Artisan Market. " http://southernnewenglandevents.com
shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/l_kabat/status/1547179350512082945
|You can help "Give kids the arts" - a win win!|
Via the Franklin Farmers Market:
"Did you know we have a table available for FREE to any non-profits in the area?
That’s right, our Community Table is the perfect place to spread your mission to the local community and make connections!
Head to the link in our bio to apply for your spot today!"
Link => https://www.franklinfarmersmarketma.com/2022-community-table
|Did you that the Franklin Farmers Market is a place to grow your nonprofit awareness?|
FM #763 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 763 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Helena Liedtke, founder of Space 2 Thrive. We had our conversation in person in the radio studio at wfpr.fm.
We talk about how Space 2 Thrive came about, how her daughters created a video series during the pandemic, and her fund raising event scheduled for May 28, 2022
The recording runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Helena. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-763-space-2-thrive-with-helena-leidtke-03-28-22
Donation of inclusive team building & play equipment to BFCCPS -> https://www.space2thrive.org/blog/2021/11/20/space2thrive-donates-inclusive-play-equipment-to-bfccps
Sisters reach out - video series with Helena’s daughters Vivienne & Lara -> https://sistersreachout.weebly.com/the-show.html
Fund raising 5K in May _> https://www.space2thrive.org/5k-come-out-and-revive
PDF flyer for May 28 5K -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a1cUKOVBJLOc03FnWnu6ejppkQwWCjaM/view?usp=sharing
Space 2 Thrive website -> https://www.space2thrive.org/
We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.
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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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|Fund raising 5K in May|
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|my garden bed from the Fanuele's early in the growing season 2020|
“It’s about fairness. It’s about how do you want to participate in this city that you get city services from: police, fire, public works. I think you should share in those costs.”
So spoke Boston’s late former mayor, Thomas Menino, back in 2010, when talking about nonprofit universities and hospitals—”eds and meds” in popular parlance—and their community responsibilities.
House Bill 3080 (Senate Bill 1874) authored by Erika Uyterhoeven of Somerville and cosponsored by 19 fellow state legislators, would finally realize Menino’s vision and empower cities to set common rates. Under the legislation, cities could require payments of up to 25 percent of commercial property tax rates for nonprofits with over $15 million in property and could include provisions for in-kind community benefit contributions in lieu of cash."
"EFFORTS TO REPLACE the MBTA’s entire Green Line trolley fleet, a statewide move toward electric vehicle adoption, and projects to make infrastructure more resilient in the face of climate change impacts would all get a boost under a $9.7 billion bond bill Gov. Charlie Baker outlined on Thursday.Nearly two months after he first hinted at plans to file a new transportation bond bill, Baker offered an initial glimpse at a proposal the head of the MBTA expects will play a “catalytic role” to maximize money headed to Massachusetts under a new federal infrastructure law.Once filed, the legislation will kick off debate over years of investments in the state’s pothole-dotted roads and bridges, aging public transit, and infrastructure ill-equipped to withstand the brunt of climate change."
"WE OFTEN THINK of floods, hurricanes, snowstorms and the like as threats to our normal way of life, but the COVID pandemic has shown us a unique threat that affects everyone in a very different way — isolation and inability to gather together. What brought many of us through the last few years was the availability of nearby open spaces for outdoor passive recreation. As much as we need to plan for 100-year floods, we also need to plan for 100-year pandemics. Enter the Public Lands Preservation Act.Massachusetts has a wonderful collection of State Parks with a huge variety of sites and activities along with Mass Audubon, The Trustees, The Trust for Public Land, and many local and regional private land trusts. Most of the publicly owned open spaces are nominally protected in perpetuity under Article 97 of the Commonwealth Constitution. However, the protection can be removed by a two-thirds vote of each branch of the Legislature. Forty to fifty laws are enacted every legislative session removing protection from parcels protected “in perpetuity.” How can we prevent this erosion of public land? Enter the Public Lands Preservation Act."
"THE DARKNESS OF the pandemic brought a surprise element of transparency to government, and a range of groups, including those representing individuals with disabilities, this week are calling on the Governor’s Council to resume online streaming of meetings where elected officials vet judicial candidates.“In the case of government entities based in Boston, like the Governor’s Council, live streaming enables people to tune in from every corner of the state; discontinuing remote access is devastating for regional equity,” eight groups wrote in a letter Thursday that was sent to the eight-member council and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who chairs council meetings where Gov. Charlie Baker’s judicial nominees are considered. “Remote access is the latest instance of universal design — alongside curb cuts, elevators, closed captioning, audiobooks, and other features — that began as accommodations and expanded to universal popularity. Like these innovations and others emerging during the pandemic, remote access to public meetings should become a permanent feature.”
|MA issues recap - pilot payments, infrastructure funding, land preservation, and remote meeting access|
Franklin is a caring community. It has been known to come out, to show up, to support when needed. Time, and time again.
Members of the Franklin Area Nonprofit Network (FANN) need to take advantage of this to accomplish what each organization is focused on. The FANN will help in that effort.
#Franklin community action now (CAN) is a simple way for all nonprofits to help each other spread the work on each other's fund raising efforts, events, etc.
You do what you need to do and with the #FranklinCAN(fill in the blank) hashtag, the FANN can help spread the word to make your event or effort more successful.
Some examples might be
#FranklinCAN(fill in the blank)
How can the community help you? #FranklinCAN
Download a PDF of this to share with others ->
Want to know how to set up a Google Alert for #FranklinCAN? Check out the steps to do so here ->
|How to use #FranklinCAN(fill in the blank)|
"Hey #MANonprofits - Struggling to find and keep workers? Join @MA_NonprofitNet and the MA Community Foundation Partnership for a webinar on March 9.
Learn more and register: https://t.co/f7Q5kn0zuM" or here ->
Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/dz9jE59VZj
MA Nonprofit Network -> http://massnonprofitnet.org/
Boston Foundation -> https://www.tbf.org/
|Hey #MANonprofits - Struggling to find and keep workers? webinar just for you!|
Nonprofits! It's not too late to register for Wednesday's workshop on Building a Planned and Deferred Giving Program at No Cost. Learn from field expert Chuck Gordon and make this sustainable funding source a reality for your organization. https://t.co/fs6U1v4RzI