Providing accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin, MA since 2007. * Working in collaboration with Franklin TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019 *
Monday, January 16, 2023
Senior Story Hour - WFPR: Episode 049 - The New Year & New Beginnings (audio)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Nutcracker Storytime at Escape Into Fiction - Saturday, Nov 26 at 10:30 AM
The Nutcracker Storytime with cast of @franklin.performing.arts.co and @escape_into_fiction reading #thenutcracker by @janbrett1 a Massachusetts author!
Saturday Nov 26th at 10:30
Come celebrate a holiday tradition with 2 local businesses and show your support on #smallbusinesssaturday
|Nutcracker Storytime at Escape Into Fiction - Saturday, Nov 26 at 10:30 AM|
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Escape into Fiction features story time with cast members of FPAC's Sound of Music
|Escape into Fiction features story time with cast members of FPAC's Sound of Music|
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Senior Story Hour - WFPR: Ep. 044 - How To Handle Being Bored, Unexpected Science Discoveries, Meeting Ben Affleck and more (audio)
In this episode, The Franklin Senior Center Writers Group share stories, poems, writings plays and more about how to stop being bored when you find yourself bored, weird unexpected science discoveries, how Alice met Ben Affleck at a movie premiere, sharing poems of love, and a collection of sherkus.
This episode aired on Franklin Radio for August 2022.
Audio link -> https://senior-scribblers.captivate.fm/episode/ep-044-how-to-handle-being-bored-unexpected-science-discoveries-meeting-ben-affleck-at-a-movie-premiere-highschool-summer-memories-love-poems-and-more
|Senior Story Hour - WFPR|
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Senior Story Hour: Episode 043 - Life Advice to a Young Person, Poetry, The Story of Sherku, Christian Camp & more (audio)
In this episode, The Franklin Senior Center share stories, poems, writings plays and more about life advice for a young person in need, the story of Sherku, christian camp and more!
This episode aired on Franklin Radio for July 2022.
Audio file -> https://senior-scribblers.captivate.fm/episode/episode-043-life-advice-to-a-young-person-poetry-the-story-of-sherku-christian-camp-and-more
|Senior Story Hour: Episode 043|
Friday, May 13, 2022
wfpr.fm radio on demand -> Episode 041 - Fido The Pool Shark, Remembering Sheila, My Grandmother's Hands, Water Water Everywhere, And More
In this episode, The Franklin Senior Center writers group presents stories and poems about Fido the Cat's introduction to the game of Pool, a poem Remembering Sheila, Alice's apartment water fiasco, Nick Remisong's religious path, the concept of "Second Mentions" and so much more.
This episode aired on Franklin Radio for May 2022.
Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/47c3fa5b-41bb-4bf9-ac2c-35bbdcb0eecd
|wfpr.fm radio on demand -> Episode 041 - Fido The Pool Shark|
Friday, September 11, 2020
Plenty to listen to on Saturday on WFPR.FM
Saturday's schedule on WFPR, Franklin's Public Radio station. You can find it anywhere you are with your internet browser at wfpr.fm or on the FM dial at 102.9 in the greater Franklin area.
Frank explores a range of music genres and artists
An hour of uplifting music for all
Insightful, life-affirming stories and interviews
Original short stories presented by the authors
Exploring the music of the great Blues tradition.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Mrs Pennell talks about story time (5/20/20)
This session shares my conversation with Kathleen Pennell, Mrs Pennell. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We talk about Kathy’s background in education, over 30 years teaching at the early elementary levels, and her love of reading to children is still alive.
During these difficult times, she wanted to do something to help the children knowing that some parents are challenged with both working at home as well as supporting the kids with remote learning.
You believe Kathy when she says: “It is something that I truly love”
The recording runs about 18 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Mrs Pennell. Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HXK9jjZ7
If you want to pull up a comfy spot for a reading, follow Mrs Pennell on Facebook for her live readings, Mon-Weds-Fri at noon https://www.facebook.com/kathy.pennell.10/videos?lst=595187372%3A1321843896%3A1590527320
Follow the YouTube channel as well = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM1oSDYrHOI
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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How can you help?
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Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
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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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Friday, March 20, 2020
Audible: While school is on pause, kids listen free.
"As all of us around the world confront this difficult new period, we recognize the importance—and the challenge—of staying relaxed and entertained, especially for kids at home who are missing the stimulation of the classroom. From the beginning, Audible has served as an antidote to loneliness and even isolation, as a way to hear words that inspire and transport and for many – words that teach and entertain in deeply intimate ways.
With all of us experiencing varying degrees of social distancing and school closures, we have created something that we hope makes our customers' lives a little easier. At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.
These stories offer a screen-free option that we hope may help break up the day for families with students home from school.
There are selections for our listeners in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.
To access the free titles, just visit stories.audible.com from any web browser.
The experience is completely free – no log-ins, credit cards, or passwords required. Just click, stream and listen.
We wish you and your loved ones good health, and we hope that listening to a good story will offer some respite during these unsettling times.
All of us at Audible
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Story time with Mrs Claus at the Franklin Historical Museum - Dec 1
|Story time with Mrs Claus|
Children of all ages enjoy this special time of year, listening to a Christmas story from their special holiday friend. There will still be plenty of time to head down to the common for Christmas on the Common (at 4 PM).
Make it an afternoon of holiday delights for the children. Mrs. Claus will be waiting.
Visit the Franklin Historical Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com/