Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween safety tips and the Teal Pumpkin Project

1 - Halloween safety tips

From the blog we find this timely post on Halloween safety tips. Be safe trick or treating!
"Whether you’re still a trick-or-treater or you never lost your love of ghouls and goblins, Halloween is frightful fun for everyone. 
But even if you aren’t afraid of the dark, with more people out in the moonlight, there can be a scary side to this holiday. Watch out for dangers as you celebrate this year. 
The Department of Public Health (DPH)Department of Fire Services (DFS), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provide resources to ensure you have a safe and happy Halloween. Check out the tips below and for a full list, read DFS’s Halloween Safety and DPH’s Halloween Safety Tips brochures."
Continue reading the article online here

one of the several "Pumpkins in the Park" - in Franklin
one of the several "Pumpkins in the Park" - in Franklin

2 - What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

"Join FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project™ to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all! 
Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season."

Teal Pumpkin Project
Teal Pumpkin Project

For more information on the Teal Pumpkin project visit them online

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hockomock Area YMCA invites families to costume swap and pumpkin picking events

The Hockomock Area YMCA invites families in our community to participate in a Halloween costume swap. Families are invited to bring their clean, gently-used costumes into any Member Service Desk at its Bernon Family Branch (45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin), Invensys Foxboro Branch (67 Mechanic Street, Foxboro), and North Attleboro Branch (300 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro) no later than October 7th. 
Tickets will be given out to participating families on a first come first serve basis. These families are invited to come to our North Attleboro Branch on Thursday, October 8th, 6:00pm to choose from our costume selection. 
In addition, the Hockomock Area YMCA invites families in our community to join them at Wards Berry Farm, 614 South Main Street, Sharon, MA for an afternoon of fall fun on Tuesday, October 13th starting at 3:45pm. 
Families will have the chance to visit with the animals, enjoy a hayride and face painting, pick your own pumpkin, and play on the playground and haystacks. The cost is $9 per person, cash only, payable to Wards Berry Farm at time of activity. No pre-registration is required.

To learn more about the Hockomock Area YMCA’s costume swap or Ward’s Berry Farm event, please contact Ashli Phillips, Camp & Family Experience Director at 508-772-1353 or
Hockomock YMCA
Hockomock YMCA

About the Hockomock Area YMCA

We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors in our community to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Reach Out for Youth & Families is our annual support campaign to provide a YMCA experience to more than 15,000 local children and families in need.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pumpkins in the Park - Friday, Oct 30

The Franklin Art Center presents....

Pumpkins in the Park

in cooperation with the Franklin Recreation Dept.

At the Sculpture Park on Panther Way (before the Police Station)

Friday, October 2, 2015

In the News: Superfund listing good news, Pumpkins in the Park, Purr-fect Cat Shelter fund raising

Area officials reacted favorably to news that a contaminated property on Fisher Street had been added to the Environmental Protection Agency's list of Superfund sites.
The EPA announced Wednesday that the former BJACT LLC property will be placed on the agency's National Priorities List of Superfund sites. The land at 300 Fisher St., according to an EPA release, has been used for industrial purposes since the late 1800s, with rubber and plastic manufacture among its uses. It is currently inactive, and has been so since 1985.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

In cooperation with the Franklin Recreation Department, Pumpkins in the Park will take place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Franklin Sculpture Park on Panther Way, near the police station. 
Those interested are asked to drop off pumpkins between noon and 2 p.m., or 5-6 p.m. Lights will be provided by Franklin Art Center. Event attendees will vote for their favorite pumpkins and prizes will be given for the most creative, scariest and funniest.
Franklin Art Center Facebook photo
Franklin Art Center Facebook photo

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

The Purr-fect Cat Shelter will hold the Pour for Paws Wine Tasting fundraiser 2-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Pour Richard’s Wine and Spirits, 14 Grove St. 
The event will be an afternoon of wine sampling provided by Pour Richard’s and raffle items. Pour Richard’s Wine and Spirits will also donate 20 percent of the sales during the event to the Purr-fect Cat Shelter.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hayrides at Hoffman Farms - weekends through October

"Come visit Hoffmann Farm on the weekends this fall! We will have Hayrides out to our pumpkin patch, $8pp and you get a to pick a pumpkin!

Kids under 2 are free! 

Rides start at 1pm Saturday's and Sunday's through October. Rides go out every half hour and last ride is at 4:30. 

We have all your fall decor and the farm stand is open 10-6 daily with lots of fall veggies!!!"

Find more info about Hoffman Farm on Facebook

Hoffman Farm - Facebook photo
Hoffman Farm - Facebook photo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Milford's Pumpkin Stroll is This Weekend!

WMRC Daybreak News - Mike and Donnalee Shain Talk About Family Fun Walk, Thanks to Yanks and Pumpkin Walk
WMRC Daybreak News - Mike and Donnalee Shain Talk About Family Fun Walk, Thanks to Yanks and Pumpkin Walk

Mmmm... meat!  And MORE!
Ticket price: $25
You pay: $12.50

Halloween is coming!  Get your candy at Hebert's Candy this year!
Ticket price: $25
You pay: $12.50

Check Out The All New WMRC Daily

News, sports, entertainment, events, photos, and more!
Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter      

Forward this email

WMRC Daily News | 258 Main Street | Milford | MA | 01757

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Stroll at Parmenter, election day next Tuesday

The Parmenter Pumpkin Stroll is scheduled for today. 

Parmenter School sign

Next Tuesday is Franklin's local election.

Franklin Election - Nov 5th

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Franklin Library: Bring Your Own Pumpkin

Monday's craft at the library will be pumpkin decorating. The library will provide the decorations, you bring your own pumpkin!

Bring your own pumpkin
Bring your own pumpkin

This was re-posted from the Franklin Library

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pumpkin Carving Contest - Franklin Historical Museum

Here's a chance to get into the spirit of the season! The Franklin Historical Museum will be holding a carved pumpkin contest in conjunction with the Harvest Festival, October 6th. A flyer is attached. 
The contest is for school age children grades 2 through 8. Carved pumpkins should be delivered to the museum between 11:00am and Noon on the 6th. Judging will be at 2:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Cookies and Apple Cider will be served.

Join us for a fun afternoon, see how creative the kids can be, and have a look around at some of Franklin's History.The Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, just two doors from the Fire Station, in the old Town Hall and former Senior Center Location.

For additional information about the Franklin Historical Museum visit their webpage

or the Museum Facebook page

For additional information on the Harvest Festival stay tuned here or visit the Downtown Partnership webpage

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Fest at British Beer Company, Franklin

What: Pumpkin Fest
Where: British Beer Company in Franklin
When: Saturday October 8th
Why: Pumpkin beer tap takeover
What else: Pumpkin cocktails, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin menu specials, pumpkin painting

*Not to be confused with Pumpkin Fest in Pembroke this Saturday October 1st

Pumpkin beer: it just might be the hottest trend in the beverage industry right now. 2011 saw the release of literally dozens of new pumpkin beers enter the market – people are actually hording this stuff! From Imperials to Ales and Porters, pumpkin is the darling of the brewing world this season. So…Pumpkin Fest!  The British Beer Company in Frankin will be hosting the first ever Pumpkin Fest, anchored by a tap takeover featuring seven different pumpkin beer styles. Each of the following brewers will be represented and have put a different twist on this new fall favorite: Harpoon, Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, Smuttynose, Shipyard, Brooklyn and Saranac. 

But there's more to Pumpkin Fest than beer, the BBC will also be offering some very unique pumpkin cocktails, one day only pumpkin menu specials (including pumpkin bisque in baby pumpkins w/ toasted pumpkin bread), hot crispy pumpkin seeds for all and pumpkin painting for the kiddies. If you've got the carving skills, bring in a jack-o-lantern from home and enter a contest with the chance to win a sweet prize.

All this pumpkin goodness will start to flow as soon as the doors open at noon on Saturday October 8th. The festivities will be taking place all day, but these beers are limited so come early to try them all. 12oz and 16oz pours will be available. For those who show up later the band Chyldz Play will be performing at 10pm – never a cover charge at the BBC. 


British Beer Company
280 Franklin Village Drive. Franklin, MA