Showing posts with label pride. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pride. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2024

Robyn & Jennifer talk about Pride Day June 22 and other Franklin LGBTQ Alliance happenings (audio)

FM #1233 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1233 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Robyn Baidya and Jennifer Rossing of the Franklin LGBTQ Alliance on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. We met to record in the Franklin TV & Radio Studio.


We talked of

  • Pride Flag rising June 1

  • Mini flag planting June 15

  • 3rd Annual Pride Day June 22

  • At Strawberry Stroll, June 7

  • At Farmers Market June 14, and June 21

  • Monthly meeting (stay tuned for possible location change) 

  • Game night location changes to Pete’s Nerd Emporium

  • Sign up for the newsletter to keep informed on events & info


The meeting recording runs about 26 minutes. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1233-franklin-pride-day-june-22-06-04-24



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Franklin LGBTQ Alliance page -> https://www.facebook.com/franklinLBGTQalliance  



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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. 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Robyn & Jennifer talk about Pride Day June 22 and other Franklin LGBTQ Alliance happenings (audio)
Robyn & Jennifer talk about Pride Day June 22 and other Franklin LGBTQ Alliance happenings (audio)

Saturday, June 1, 2024

FUSF schedules Special Pride Month Sunday Service - June 2

On June 2, 2024 the First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF), a Welcoming Congregation, will be celebrating Pride Month at their 10:00 AM service. The Welcoming Congregation designation of the Unitarian Universalist Association means we intentionally include LGBTQIA individuals in all aspects of congregational life and provide safe spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.

This service will focus on the importance of allies in the lives of LGBTQIA individuals and what it means for people of all ages, gender expressions and sexual orientations to have a Welcoming Congregation such as FUSF welcome them fully into our community.

The First Universalist Society in Franklin is a Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation located at 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin MA.  For further information about FUSF please explore our website at fusf.org or contact our Interim Minister, the Reverend Beverly Waring at 508-528-5348 or minister@fusf.org 

June 2, 2024  10:00 AM
First Universalist Society in Franklin
262 Chestnut Street Franklin MA
 
FUSF schedules Special Pride Month Sunday Service - June 2
FUSF schedules Special Pride Month Sunday Service - June 2

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Franklin LGBTQ Alliance: Meeting at Pinz, Apr 4; announces date for Celebrate with Pride = June 22

In this newsletter we include an invitation to our next meeting and community events, including our next book club discussion, and include more opportunities to get involved.

You're Invited to our Upcoming Meeting 
Join us for bowling and food at PINZ in Milford! 
Where: 110 S Main Street Milford, MA
When: 6:00 PM

Franklin LGBTQ Alliance
Franklin LGBTQ Alliance

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Drum roll please... We are excited to announce:
 
Celebrate with Pride will be on June 22nd this year from 12-4 PM! (with a rain date of June 23rd)
 
Are you interested in getting involved? Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!
 
Are you an organization looking to participate in the event? Sign-up here to request space:  https://forms.gle/t2CkqitzK2BcyZfE8 

Celebrate with Pride will be on June 22
Celebrate with Pride will be on June 22

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Franklin Town Council approves flying Pride flag during June, Planning Board associate & elections workers (video)

The Franklin (MA) Town Council took action Wednesday:

a. Joint Town Council and Planning Board Vote To Fill Associate Planning Board Vacancy    https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/5a._pb_appointment_mark_mucciarone.pdf

Jointly voting with the Planning Board to unanimously approve Mark Mucciarone for the role of associate


b. 2024 Election Workers
i. See Exhibit 1 of Appointment Transaction in agenda packet for list of names  
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/5b._election_workers_appointment.pdf

Vote via roll call 9-0 to approve of appointments

a. Street Acceptance: Portion of Farrington Street
i. Legislation for Action Item 9a  
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/6a._farrington_st._acceptance.pdf

Vote via roll call 9-0 to approve of street acceptance


b. Bylaw Amendment 24-904: A Bylaw to Amend the Code of the Town of Franklin at Chapter 82, Fees, Municipal Service - Second Reading (Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 24-904 - Majority Roll Call Vote)

Vote via roll call 9-0 to approve of ambulance fee increase


c. Resolution 24-07: Town of Franklin Flag Policy for Display of Flags at Franklin Municipal Building (Motion to Approve Resolution 24-07 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/9c._flag_policy.pdf

Much of the meeting was consumed by the discussion and passionate arguments on both sides. The vote was 6-3 to approve. Chandler, Pellegri and Dellorco voted no.



The Franklin TV video for this session is available for replay ->    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaHbAhmFXio

Agenda doc holds the remote participation info -> 

My notes captured during the meeting ->


Photo album of key points in the meeting -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/swdbzNRRWe5b7Rky6


Franklin Town Council approves flying Pride flag during June, Planning Board associate & elections workers (video)
Franklin Town Council approves flying Pride flag during June, Planning Board associate & elections workers (video)

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Scan these QR Codes to scan to get to each of the YouTube channels for Franklin TV



All access -> Franklin, MA All-Access TV - YouTube https://bit.ly/3JURLCl 


Pride TV ->  Franklin Pride TV - YouTube  https://bit.ly/3JTQhYY 



Town hall -> FRANKLIN TOWN HALL TV - YouTube  http://bit.ly/43lBwVE 


Or go to Franklin.tv and click on the individual channel image ->


Or go to Franklin.tv
Franklin.tv

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Town Council Quarterbacking condenses the meeting to what it means for Franklin residents & taxpayers (audio)

FM #980 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 980 in the series. 


This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer in our Town Council Quarterbacking session. This is one of the series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior night’s Town Council meeting. 


Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England, this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting of Apr 26, 2023


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


We cover the following key topics

2 license transactions

Transfer of Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License and Approval of Parth Patel as the Manager - Marlboro Food, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven, Located at 664 Union St.   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7a._1_license_transaction_-_7-eleven_transfer_of_section_15.pdf 

Robert Vozzella / La Cantina Winery - Farmer-Winery, Farmer’s Market License    https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7b._license_transaction_-_la_cantina.pdf 


1 piece of legislation

Resolution 23-28: Town Council Approval of County ARPA Funds  (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-28 - Majority Vote)   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9a._23-28_arpa_700k.pdf 


PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION

a. Discussion: Open Space & Recreation Plan Update - Breeka Li Goodlander, Conservation Agent and Natural Resources Manager  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8a._1_-_memo_-_osrp_presentation_.pdf 

b. Discussion: Display of Flags on Town Flagpoles or Property     https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._flags_0.pdf 



Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. 


Our conversation runs about 32 minutes. Let’s listen to the Town Council Quarterbacking session recorded Apr 27, 2023


Audio file -> 
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-980-town-council-quarterbacking-04-27-23


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The agenda doc can also be found on the Town of Franklin page ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_april_26_2023_0.pdf 

My notes in one PDF file -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a-fQYmqnEnma1RPjufiBjVjft3nJ5-GW/view?usp=share_link 

Franklin TV meeting video ->  https://www.youtube.com/live/VTsQ6p7Pc_w?feature=share 



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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.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Franklin, MA: Town Council Agenda for April 26, 2023 meeting
Franklin, MA: Town Council Agenda for April 26, 2023 meeting

Friday, June 24, 2022

Town Council proclaims support for Pride; hears Electric Youth perform; approved initial CPA funding for projects (audio)

FM #820 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 820 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in hybrid format on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. 

  • Chair: T Mercer, M Hamblen, C Frongillo, G Jones, P Sheridan, D Pellegri, R Dellorco, T Cormier-Leger, B Chandler

  • Town Administration: J Hellen, A Alleyne, M Cerel, et al

The recording runs about ninety minutes (excluding the brief breaks for photos), so let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on June 22, 2022.


Audio file -> 
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-820-town-council-meeting-06-22-22


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Meeting agenda =>    

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_june_22_2022.pdf


My notes taken via Twitter are captured in this PDF

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hfMfgMowj-Vh04MroSUgrEwK1qzVTLWm/view?usp=sharing


My photos taken during the meeting are in one album   https://photos.app.goo.gl/h52SdtFSfb6gxofZA 


YouTube video of meeting ->  https://youtu.be/J0rn18f6aiM


Keep up with events in Franklin via the Community Calendar

https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html 


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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.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Electric Youth posed with Town Council after performance
Electric Youth posed with Town Council after performance


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrate with Pride - June 26 - noon to 4 PM

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating.
LGBTQ+ and allies will be at the Franklin Town Common performing, creating, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. Come to the community party!
Performances:
12:00-1:00 Singer Evan Greer
1:00-2:00 Open Mic
2:00-4:00 Singer Krisanthi Pappas and Bass Player Steve Skop
Activities: Community Art, Selfie Station, Crafts, Art Show, Ask a Sociologist
Food Trucks: Caribbean Press, Juniper Farms Ice Cream, Yai’s Kitchen
Vendors: Escape into Fiction LGBTQIA+ Book Sale, Chrissy’s Beads, BFCCPS Rainbow Ribbons, Love People Gifts, Molly's Apothecary, PT Color Market
Thank you to our community partners: Franklin High School’s SAGA, OUT MetroWest, MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Franklin Interfaith Council, Franklin Public Library, and Franklin Senior Center
Parking will be available at the Franklin Senior Center, Franklin Public Library, Davis Thayer School building, Oak / Horace Mann School, Franklin High School.

Please check back and follow for updates on Facebook ->   https://www.facebook.com/events/1186629228740240

If you are interested in volunteering or submitting art, please email FranklinLGBTQAlliance@gmail.com.


#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022
#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022