Showing posts with label story time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label story time. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2022 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 -> radio on demand -> Episode 041 - Fido The Pool Shark 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 or on the FM dial at 102.9 in the greater Franklin area.

9:00 AM Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock  (should be Easy Walks with Marjorie Turner Hollman)  Franklin and its local government, services and events 

10:00 AM Frank’s Music – Frank Falvey
Frank explores a range of music genres and artists 

11:00 AM Music to Lift the Spirit - Jim Derick & Frank Falvey
An hour of uplifting music for all

1:00 PM The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone 
All about wine, its culture, lore and finer points

2:00 PM Chapters – Jim Derick
Insightful, life-affirming stories and interviews 

3:00 PM        Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock (should be the Board of Health meeting Sep 2, 2020)  Franklin and its local government, services and events 

4:00 PM Senior Story Hour – Senior Center Scribblers Group
Original short stories presented by the authors 

5:00 PM Talkin’ the Blues – Jim Derick
Exploring the music of the great Blues tradition. 

Plenty to listen to on Saturday on WFPR.FM
Plenty to listen to on Saturday on WFPR.FM

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Mrs Pennell talks about story time (5/20/20)

FM #294 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 294 in the series.

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 =


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

Follow the YouTube channel as well =

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio ( 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?
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Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

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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.

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, 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 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 at the Franklin Historical Museum - Dec 1
Story time with Mrs Claus
Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Mrs. Claus, returns to the Franklin Historical Museum, for her annual visit on Sunday, December 1, from 1:30-3:30. Join us for some warm cocoa, candy canes and 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