Showing posts with label red cross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label red cross. Show all posts

Monday, March 28, 2022

Franklin Fire Dept gets its trucks cleaned by FHS Red Cross Club

"The Franklin Fire Department SAFE Program would like to thank the Franklin Highs School American Red Cross Club for coming out and washing our trucks this weekend."

Shared from Twitter (link has additional photos) ->

 

Franklin Fire Dept gets its trucks cleaned by FHS Red Cross Club
Franklin Fire Dept gets its trucks cleaned by FHS Red Cross Club


Sunday, March 20, 2022

FHS's Red Cross Club's First Aid Kit fundraiser - Mar 25 and/or Mar 26, 2022

The FHS Red Cross Club will be partnering with Pokemoto: Hawaiian Poke, in order to raise money for first aid kit supplies.

Come by and purchase a poke bowl or some dole whip! 40% of the sales will go towards the first aid kits, which will be going to members of the Franklin community and homeless shelters in the area. 

To order online -> https://order.snackpass.co/Pokemoto-Franklin-270-Franklin-Village-Dr-60ff13ca92ea1201100d12b8

FHS's Red Cross Club's First Aid Kit fundraiser - Mar 25 and/or Mar 26, 2022
FHS's Red Cross Club's First Aid Kit fundraiser - Mar 25 and/or Mar 26, 2022


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

FM #578 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen - 07/09/21 (audio)

FM #578 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 578 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We talk about: 

  • 4th of July; Farmers Market and Concerts on the Common

  • Fire dept, Red Cross in response to lightning strike

  • Maple Hill right of first refusal scheduled for Town Council vote at meeting 7/21/21

  • Dale Kurtz retirement among several to be recognized


Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie.


Audio file => https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/4th-of-July-Recap--Farmers-Market--Concerts-on-the-Common-and-Other-Local-Updates-e14bd4s/a-a64am7i



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4th of July Coalition webpage  https://www.franklin4th.com/ 


Town Council agendas  https://www.franklinma.gov/node/160/agenda/2021 


Cultural Festival scheduled for September  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/franklin-gearing-up-for-franklin.html 


Harvest Festival scheduled for October  https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.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!

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FM #578 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen - 07/09/21 (audio)
FM #578 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen - 07/09/21 (audio)


Thursday, April 30, 2020

FM #253 Senior Ctr Nurse Trish Collatos 4/23/20 (audio)

FM #253 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 253 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Patricia (Trish) Collatos, the nurse at the Franklin Senior Center. The conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talked about some of the virtual services provided by the Senior Center, some are being added, about some mental challenges to keep the synapses going. They are beginning to look at what it would look like to re-open, how many could come in, what meals and the seating would be like, etc.

WE talked about Trish’s experience giving blood recently and how the need is there to donate blood if you can. The process is set up to take blood safely and to adhere to all the requirements social distancing, etc.

The recording runs almost about 28 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Trish   https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HDbXQ9s7




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Senior Center updates during this pandemic
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/senior-center-resources-and-support

Most recent update: https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/alerts/update4-24.pdf

The Town of Franklin Senior Center page https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc

To donate blood find a location and date/time at Red Cross Blood
 https://www.redcrossblood.org/

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

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/
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"

 
FM #253 Senior Ctr Nurse Trish Collatos 4/23/20 (audio)
FM #253 Senior Ctr Nurse Trish Collatos 4/23/20 (audio)

Sunday, August 11, 2019

In the News: Red Cross stops mobile blood drives; right to repair proposal coming to ballot in 2020

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

"The Red Cross is tentatively stopping its mobile blood drive operations in central and western Massachusetts, potentially affecting 68 jobs.

“As challenging economic conditions continue in the blood industry, the American Red Cross has made the difficult, tentative decision to discontinue its mobile blood drive operations in central and western Massachusetts,” Kelly Isenor, spokesperson of Red Cross Blood Services Region in Massachusetts, said in a statement. “To ensure long-term sustainability, the Red Cross needs to consolidate its operations in this market to generate greater efficiencies that will deliver cost-effective and reliable products and services for patients in need.”

The Red Cross will continue to collect blood and platelet donations at donation centers in Springfield and Worcester, according to the statement. The organization will also continue to collect blood at donation centers, as well as at community blood drives in the eastern part of the state."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190810/red-cross-suspends-mobile-blood-drives-in-region-68-jobs-may-be-affected
Red Cross stops mobile blood drives
Red Cross stops mobile blood drives



"Standing in an open bay of his auto repair shop off Beaver Street on Wednesday, Nice Car Care co-owner Jim Norris pointed to just some of the technology necessary to stay afloat in his industry.

There’s the $3,000 “brick” – a tablet-like scanner with a cord that plugs into the beige sedan on which he needed to run diagnostics that morning. The device will look for general problems, but needs a $1,500 upgrade every year.

And if he wants to get more in-depth, Norris turns to vehicle maker-specific software that he subscribes to for about $200 per month.

“We lay out a lot of money just to stay in business,” he said."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190810/right-to-repair-group-wants-to-give-mass-drivers-access-to-their-cars-real-time-data


https://nicecarcare.com/
https://nicecarcare.com/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Blood Drive! - Saturday Sep 17


The American Red Cross Needs Our Help!

Team Fitness Blood Drive
Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
CrossFit Studio
100 Franklin Village Drive
            Help support The American Red Cross!
Let's achieve our goal of collecting 35+ units of lifesaving blood!
PLEASE MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! CLICK HERE
Or visit www.redcrossblood.org 
and enter sponsor code: TeamFitness
Donors with the following blood types are invited to donate by our double red cell technology (2RBC):  O- , O+, A- , B-. There are height and weight requirements. To find out more click here .

The Red Cross has launched a new tool called RapidPass, which allows you to complete your pre-reading and health history questions online from the comfort of your home or office. Reduce the time you spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes with RapidPass.

 It's simple!
2.       Read the information
3.       Answer the questions
4.       Print the pass or email it to yourself
Please note you must complete this on a computer; it will not work on a smart phone or tablet. You can only do this the day of the blood drive.
Tips to boost your iron level:  Click Here
Donor Eligibility Guidelines: Click Here or call 1-866-236-3276
Donation Tips:  Click Here

The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the Zika virus. We ask that you not to donate if any Zika Virus exposures apply to you. Click Here
We are asking you to return to donate blood 4 weeks after your last risk exposure.
Please bring picture identification and remember to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin
100 Franklin Village Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
Team Fitness Franklin, 100 Franklin Village Drive, Franklin, MA 02038

Sent by tricia@teamfitnessfranklin.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Monday, September 5, 2016

Schedule to donate blood at the Elks this Thursday, Sep 8

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

The American Red Cross will support 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and those who responded following the events of Sept. 11. Interested individuals can volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help ensure blood is available for patients in need. 
9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, the observance has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. 
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood; regular donations are needed. Blood and platelet donors of all types are urged to give. 
The following local blood donation opportunities will take place:
  • 2-7 p.m. Sept. 8, Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St., Franklin.
  • 1-6 p.m. Sept. 16, Answer is Fitness, 7 Lincoln Road, Foxborough.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160904/red-cross-to-hold-911-day-blood-donation-opportunities

Schedule your appointment to donate blood online
http://www.redcrossblood.org/


http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/donation-process#t1
Learn more about the blood donation process here

Saturday, June 25, 2016

In the News: Eagle Scout project, Red Cross blood drives

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

"Joseph O’Leary, a Life Scout from Boy Scout Troop 126 in Franklin and sophomore at Franklin High School, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project. The project, part of the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout, involved clearing new trails in Franklin’s Indian Rock Conservation Area. 
O’Leary planned the project over the winter and led a crew of 40 volunteers in the woods on May 14. The new trails lead from historic Indian Rock, the site of an attack by settlers on Wampanoag during King Philip’s War, winding through conservation land to meet up with existing trails. They provide a new view of the ledge and the rocky terrain below. Scouts and adults removed brush, cleared leaves and pruned trees and bushes to make the trails."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160624/franklin-resident-completes-eagle-scout-project


"The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. 
Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease, though — every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. In fact, a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showed that nearly half knew someone who needed blood or they needed blood themselves. 
Blood donation opportunities will take place at the following locations: 
  • 2-7 p.m. July 7, Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St., Franklin
  • 1-6:30 p.m., July 8, Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St., Wrentham
  • 2-7 p.m. July 11, King Philip Middle School, 18 King St., Norfolk


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160624/red-cross-blood-donation-opportunities-announced

screen grab of Red Cross Blood drives in Franklin area
screen grab of Red Cross Blood drives in Franklin area

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In the News: steak master recognized, Rotary spaghetti dinner for seniors, Red Cross blood drives

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin
"Franklin resident Jessica Studley, a culinary team member at Long Horn Steakhouse in Franklin, was recently recognized as the regional winner of the company’s Steak Master Series competition. 
This title is given to the top performing culinary team members in the company. She is one of just 60 team members from Long Horn Steakhouse to achieve this distinction. 
Studley has been with Long Horn Steakhouse for almost six years. She started as a hostess and has advanced her career within the company. 
“I learned through the Steak Master Series competition that there are many talented people who help make Long Horn Steakhouse a great place to work and dine,” said Studley. “I’m proud to have been chosen to represent our team and showcase what I love to do.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160523/franklin-resident-is-regional-winner-of-long-horn-steak-master-contest



"The Franklin Rotary Club's Pasta Supper for Franklin Seniors will be held at 5 p.m. June 9 at Central Park Terrace. 
Sign-up sheets are available at the Central Park Terrace, and the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St. Those interested can also call the senior center at 508-520-4945 to register."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160523/franklin-rotary-club-to-hold-pasta-supper



"The American Red Cross will host the following blood drives in Franklin:June 8: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 91 Jordan Road. This drive will be in honor of Richie Beaulieau. June 9: 2-7 p.m. at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St. 
Donors of all blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160523/american-red-cross-to-host-franklin-blood-drives

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In the News: Council approves sidewalk project, Red Cross blood drive, Temple schedules seder, FHS SADD schedules walk

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"Residents attending the Town Council meeting Wednesday night applauded after the council approved a $1.8 million sidewalk project. 
The council unanimously approved the work, which would install new sidewalks and repair existing sidewalks along Pleasant and Chestnut streets. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the matter came before the council last year, with the body voting to devote $50,000 for the design of the sidewalk. The town had subsequently gone out to bid on the project, with the total cost coming to about $1.8 million."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160406/franklin-council-approves-sidewalk-project


"The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the Franklin Elks Lodge, 1077 Pond St. 
Eligible donors can give red blood cells through either a regular whole blood donation or a double red cell donation, where available. During a double red cell donation, two units of red blood cells are collected while most of the plasma and platelets are returned to the donor. Double red cell donors must meet additional eligibility criteria, which will be determined at the donation appointment."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160406/american-red-cross-to-hold-franklin-blood-drive


"Temple Etz Chaim will host its annual Second Night of Passover Community Seder at 6 p.m. April 23 at the Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main St. 
The event will include Four Questions, matzo ball soup, chopped liver, brisket and traditional Passover desserts. A vegan option will be available. 
Tickets will be discounted prior to April 18. 
For information and payment arrangements: 508-528-5337; temple-etzchaim.org."

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160406/temple-etz-chaim-to-host-community-seder-for-passover


"The annual Students Against Drunk Driving Walk of Tears, in memory of Maura Howard, a graduate of King Philip Regional High School and Amy Callaghan, of Franklin High School, both victims of drunken-driving accidents, will take place at 11 a.m. May 1 at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St. 
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the ceremony; the walk will begin at 11 a.m. The walk is approximately 3 miles, and refreshments and water will be available."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160406/franklin-high-school-to-hold-sadd-walk-of-tears


Friday, March 18, 2016

In the News: blood drives scheduled, Millis approaching decision on water

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. 
The next opportunities to donate will be from 2 to 7 p.m. April 7 at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St.; and from 2 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Franklin Country Club, 672 E. Central St. 
Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring. 
To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160317/american-red-cross-announces-upcoming-blood-drives



"A town committee is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen later this month on whether the town should sell water to Exelon for the company’s proposed Medway expansion. 
On Monday, the Drinking Water Committee, which has met on the issue several times, will be reviewing the final report from Kleinfelder – the engineering firm hired by Millis and paid for by Exelon – on the feasibility of the sale. 
According to the report, the sale is possible, as the town’s water supply “appears to be adequate” to meet projected water demand, including from Exelon and other developments."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160317/millis-closing-in-on-exelon-request