Showing posts with label tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tour. Show all posts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

FM #609 - Community Preservation Committee Meeting - 09/21/21 (audio)

FM #609 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 609 in the series. 

This shares the Community Preservation Committee meeting that was held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid mode; committee members present were in the Council Chambers, along with some public participants and the Town Administration staff. Others were able to via the Zoom conference bridge. 

Links to the meeting agenda and my notes are in the show notes. The meeting recording runs about fifty minutes (~50 mins).  Let’s listen to the Community Preservation Committee  meeting for Sep 21

** Audio file ->


Meeting agenda  (including connection info) -> 

My notes captured via Twitter and shared here in summary form 


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Questions on housing being answered by Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
Questions on housing being answered by Town Administrator Jamie Hellen

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sign up for these virtual events -> learn about microcars, tour the Wang Theatre

Those Fabulous Microcars - Monday June 14 at 11 AM via zoom  

Whether you think they are hilarious or amazing, the array of ultra-tiny cars popular in the decades after World War II (especially in Europe and Japan) are visually intriguing mechanical marvels. Parodied as “bubble cars” or refrigerators on wheels, these 1-6 passenger vehicles with tiny engines were engineered to get an impoverished, war-ravaged world back on the road. Alan Earls, local historian and microcar aficionado (the first car he ever drove was a micro) will share slides, stories and insights for “car geeks” or anyone with an interest in the unusual…


A Night at the Theatre: Tour of the Wang Theater - ZOOM-June 17 at 6 PM “A Night at the Theatre” - Experience the beauty and wonder of the historic Wang Theatre live in your home through our Virtual Tour!

Go behind the scenes of one of Boston’s most prominent landmarks! Guests will go behind the scenes and see hallways walked by entertainers like Bruce Springsteen, Ella Fitzgerald, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Queen, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli and more! This is not a prerecorded video; each tour is led by a trained guide that will take viewers through the building and backstage and answer questions about its unique history; from its roots as a hotel and glamorous days as a movie “cathedral”, to today’s role as an impressive venue for performances and events. Please register for this zoom event by emailing  

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Historical Museum Tour (take 2) Thursday at 1 PM

Hello All,
We hope that you can join Jim Johnston and I for a tour of the new Parlour Room exhibit at the Franklin Historical Museum tomorrow at 1pm via zoom.  We will watch a 30 minute video tour of the space narrated by Jim and then have a Q & A session.  Jim is a wealth of knowledge and the Parlour is stunning. 

click below to join our Historical Museum Tour Thursday Feb. 4th at 1pm

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Historical Museum Tour (take 2) Thursday at 1 PM
Historical Museum Tour (take 2) Thursday at 1 PM

Monday, July 29, 2019

MA Walking Tour Concert (video)

We shared the Massachusetts Walking Tour schedule here in June. This video shares some highlights of the walk as well as the concert that took place in Norfolk.

"The Massachusetts Walking Tour -- this year highlighting the local area’s Ten Mile River Watershed -- runs June 17 through 29. All on foot, the traveling musicians give a free concert in each community they stop at and host daily community hikes to bring awareness to local natural resources. In each town, they invite local performers to share the stage with them, promoting local arts and culture in the process.

Like traveling minstrels of old, songwriters Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are getting ready to pack up their instruments and other gear and take their show on the road.

The pair is marking the 10th year of their Massachusetts Walking Tour - this year highlighting the region’s Ten Mile River Watershed."
From June 2019

Visit the Mass Walking Tour page for details on the route and concert schedule

Massachusetts Walking Tour - 2019
Massachusetts Walking Tour - 2019

Friday, November 9, 2018

Franklin Library: "Welcome to the Graveyard" - Nov 15 - 6:30 PM

Welcome to the Graveyard with The Gravestone Girls, Thursday, November 15, 6:30 PM

Take a virtual tour of Franklin cemeteries in the comfort of the Library

Franklin Library: "Welcome to the Graveyard" - Nov 15 - 6:30 PM
Franklin Library: "Welcome to the Graveyard" - Nov 15 - 6:30 PM

This was shared from the Town of Franklin Library page

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Blackstone Valley: Explorer River Tours start in Woonsocket this Sunday!

Our tours on the Blackstone River in Woonsocket start this Sunday! From a look at the's going to be a great afternoon (sunny and high 70s)!

Visit Woonsocket and experience a very different view of the Blackstone River while it flows under half a dozen bridges.

Learn how Woonsocket grew into an industrial giant during the last third of the American Industrial Era – spinning wool, cotton and producing rubber products. The large structures made of steel, concrete and brick are a testament to coal, steam and water-powered machinery that provided thousands of jobs, supported communities and created a bustling and booming industrial city.

Sept. 16 to Oct. 21: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, RI
Explorer Tour & Blackstone Culinaria
Bugg'd Out BBQ
101 Katherine Rd. Woonsocket

Saturday, September 22
4 pm

If you'd like to join our wait list email

Meet us down by the river for a special barbecue buffet picnic with Bugg'd Out BBQ at Cold Spring Park! We'll have a spread of tasty BBQ chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread.

After our meal we'll hop aboard the Explorer for a narrative cruise of this Northern RI portion of the Blackstone River!
Napoleon Lajoie talk with author Greg Rubano
101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket

Saturday, September 29th
1 pm

Join us on The Explorer for an informative talk with Greg Rubano, author of In Ty Cobb's Shadow: The Story of Napoleon Lajoie, Baseball's First Superstar

Come learn more about Nap's interesting story from his impoverished French-Canadian childhood in the mills of Woonsocket to his career as a player-manager where his fielding was special to watch and he hit the ball so hard he at times literally tore the cover off.

Tour includes some light "ballpark" fare
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wine Tour, Tasting & Classic Oldies - LaCantina Winery - May 4


Lifelong Community Learning
Wine Tour, Tasting & Classic Oldies - LaCantina Winery - May 4

La Cantina Winery was born out of love of traditional Italian winemaking with friends and family. 

Since its inception, La Cantina Winery has become the premiere location for learning the process of winemaking.
Winery Tour, Tasting 
and Classic Oldies
at LaCantina Winery 
Friday, May 4     508-613-1480

FPS- Lifelong Community Learning, 218 Oak Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Community Concert with the Massachusetts Walking Tour - June 23

Join songwriting duo Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards and their band for a community concert at the Franklin Public Library, part of an 11 part concert series! 

The concert performers are hiking to each concert venue throughout the 11 day series, using the Blackstone Valley’s many recreational trails to get to each concert! 

What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with music, nature, and libraries! 

For more information, please visit .

 Earlier this week, the Walking Tour was on a section of the SNETT Trail in Douglas, MA
Earlier this week, the Walking Tour was on a section of the SNETT Trail in Douglas, MA
Follow the Facebook page for updates as the tour makes it way to Franklin next Friday, June 23

Related post with the full schedule of the walking tour

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Massachusetts Craft Brewers Passport

From the Mass Great Outdoors Blog I find this:
Craft beer tourism is exploding across the country and in Massachusetts. There is a growing consumer interest in distinct, fresh and natural craft beers, and now there are more premium, high-quality craft beers to choose from. The Buy Local movement in Massachusetts has grown from local produce to craft beer, which supports both top notch products and a local connection. 
The Massachusetts Craft Brewers Passport features a map of the Commonwealth, with the locations of local breweries split into five regions. Breweries that use Massachusetts-grown ingredients are indicated with a small tractor icon. At each brewery, you can get your passport stamped and when a region in completed, receive a free T-shirt! Downloadable passports and information for both brewers and growers is available at and
MA Brewers Guild
MA Brewers Guild

Try this link to the Brewery Tours if the one above doesn't work

Note:  When using the interactive Mass Grown Map, I do find that the listing of CSA Farms is missing the three farms in Franklin. Hoffman FarmAkin-Bak Farm and Grateful Farm all offer CSA shares and are not currently listed.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Roy, Spilka, Warren tour Franklin's EMC plant

From Senator Spilka's office:
State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), State Representative Jeff Roy (D-Franklin) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren toured the EMC Corporation manufacturing plant in Franklin this afternoon. The legislators met with executives to discuss EMC’s latest innovations in data storage and security, followed by a tour of the plant. Senator Warren then addressed employees in a town hall style discussion. 
“EMC showcases the leadership, innovation and success of Massachusetts manufacturing and technology,” said Senator Spilka. “I am thrilled that we were able to tour the plant with Senator Warren today. This visit really underscores the importance of continued public support for research and development, manufacturing and workforce development initiatives – here in the Commonwealth and nationally.” 
EMC Tour
Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO of EMC Corporation, State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and State Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) at EMC’s manufacturing plant in Franklin, MA

The legislators had the opportunity to view EMC Corporation’s data storage products in various stages of the manufacturing and quality-testing process and to discuss the company’s workforce development, education and community involvement priorities. 
“EMC consistently shows a strong commitment to workforce training and educational partnerships. These manufacturing and technology jobs are the kinds of jobs that we, as legislators, should be creating and supporting. I am so pleased we were able to have this meeting and see some important examples of innovative Massachusetts manufacturing firsthand,” Spilka said.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Franklin Public Schools: Updates



As this is Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to acknowledge the commitment and contributions of our educational staff. If you have a moment thank a teacher!

Month of May Technology Training
Parents who need help with applications their children are using today – InstagramFacebookSnapchatAsk.FM, Twitter - can go to the Franklin Public Library for help : Thursday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 21st anytime between 6:30PM and 7:30PM.  

Students (the experts) will be available to teach and answer questions about different applications.  They also will help parents set up privacy settings, location settings, and passwords on different devices.  BYOD (bring your own device) – Smart Phone, iPad  laptop, iTouch.  For more information please contact Lisa Keohane at

Last School Tour of the 2012-2013 Academic Year
Our last tour will be at the Keller/Sullivan Complex
Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m in the Keller Lobby

Best wishes for a Happy Mother's Day  to all our Franklin moms, stepmoms and grandmoms!

Enjoy the day

Maureen Sabolinski

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