Showing posts with label town common. Show all posts
Showing posts with label town common. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2024

Memorial Day Parade scheduled for May 27, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Franklin's Memorial Day parade route remains the same. The parade will step off at 10:30 AM from Depot St, proceed up Main St. 

It stops briefly at Dean College for a wreath ceremony before continuing up Main St and turning on School St (at the Library). 

The parade turns again on Union St and stop for another wreath ceremony at the Union St cemetery. The parade resumes proceeding down RT 140 to Beaver St and turns toward the Town Common. 

It makes another stop at the St Mary's cemetery before completing the route at the Town Common. The final ceremony among the veterans memorials is scheduled for noon.

Memorial Day Parade schedule
Memorial Day Parade schedule

Memorial Day Parade route
Memorial Day Parade route

Farmers Market returns in June to the Franklin Town Common

Farmers Market returns in June to the Franklin Town Common
Farmers Market returns
"Eye spy with my little Eye! Has anyone spotted our new signs with a list of the weekly vendors?

Thank you to @franklinrecreation for coordinating with us! Stay tuned for more updates"
Visit the Farmers Market page for updates ->  



Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Fallen Hero Recognition: John Emidio Pasquantonio, Vietnam - April 30, 2024, 9 AM

Memorial event today (4/30/24) at 9 AM on the Town Common Veterans Walkway to honor John Emidio Pasquantonio, Vietnam. 

This program will include the placing of a Memorial Wreath for the day, the playing of Taps, a salute from those present, and a reading of whatever history  may be available for that veteran.  This is a way of keeping the memory of that veteran alive.


Fallen Hero: John Emidio Pasquantonio

Lance Corporal John Emidio Pasquantonio was born in Franklin on March 14, 1949, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Pasquantonio. John lived with his parents and 3 sisters on Grove St. while attending the Franklin Schools. John enlisted in the Marines, at age 17. 
John was married to the former Jacqueline Mucciarone of Franklin and he left a son, John Carlo, who currently lives here in Franklin. 
Corporal Pasquantonio, assigned to the USS Iwo Jima, had been sent ashore as a forward observer for the Navy guns on the coast of Vietnam, in Quang Tri province, when he was struck by a mortar shell and killed instantly on April 30, 1968. Prior to his death, John had repeatedly volunteered for this hazardous duty landing on the coast by helicopter. Cpl. Pasquantonio was award the Cross of Gallantry Medal, which compares with America's bronze star award, by the South Vietnam government. 
Lance Corporal John E. Pasquantonio was 19 years old at the time of his death in Vietnam.

Originally post here -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/01/fallen-hero-john-emidio-pasquantonio.html 

For the full published series of Fallen Heroes you can visit this link
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/08/franklin-fallen-heroes-series.html

Photo album of the Fallen Hero pillars along the Veterans Walkway

Fallen Hero Recognition: John Emidio Pasquantonio, Vietnam - April 30, 2024, 9 AM
Fallen Hero Recognition: John Emidio Pasquantonio, Vietnam - April 30, 2024, 9 AM

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Fallen Hero Recognitions scheduled for May & June 2024

Fallen Hero Recognition is conducted each day at 9 AM on the Town Common Veterans Walkway.

The brief program (approx. 5 minutes) includes the placing of a Memorial Wreath for the day, a reading of whatever history may be available for that veteran, a salute from those present, and the playing of Taps. 

This is a way of keeping the memory of that veteran alive. The public and any family members are welcome to attend.
May
11 - Charles Christakes - WWII

June
1 - William G. Hosford - WWII
5 - Frank Gryzboski - WWII
12 - LLoyd M. Ellis - WWII
14 - Timothy J. Hayes - WWII
15 - Elijah H. Coldwell - WWI
20 - Edward A. Kelly - WWII
24 - Baldo S. Lazzerini - WWII

The program is a collaboration of the Edward L. Grant American Legion Post 75, and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 3402, under the auspices of the Town’s Veterans Council. The program outline and schedule can be found https://www.franklinmatters.org/2024/03/honoring-our-franklin-veterans-who-died.html

The schedule has also been added to the Community Calendar for the next 5 years.

For the full published series of Fallen Heroes you can visit this link
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/08/franklin-fallen-heroes-series.html

Photos of each of the bronze plaques along the Veterans Walkway can be found in this album -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/6eTxVPqJ8PPrGw7R8


photo of the recognition group for 1 of the March 10 recognitions
 Honoring Our Franklin Veterans Who Died In Service to Our Country

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Earth Month 2024 celebration coordinated by Franklin Recreation, DPW, and Conservation

Earth Day 2024

Recreation, Conservation and DPW

Earth Month 2024 celebration
Earth Month 2024 celebration

Join the Town of Franklin Recreation, Conservation and DPW for a month long
celebration of Earth Month.  

The clean up event will be held on Saturday, April 20 at Beaver Pond at 9 AM - 12 PM with the clean up of nearly 40 areas across Town.  Meet at Beaver Pond at 9 AM and pick up your bags/gloves and maps.  

First 100 participants will receive an Earth Day t-shirt.  DPW will be giving away tree samplings, coffee, and bagels. 


On Saturday, April 27, the Conservation Department is sponsoring an event at DelCarte Conservation Area on Pleasant Street from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/recreation-department/news/earth-day-2024

Updated Earth Day activities info found here ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2024/04/earth-day-events-in-franklin-are-not.html


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Fallen Hero: Corporal David Laughlan III, U. S. Marine Corps - Feb 24, 2024

Memorial event today (2/24/24) at 9 AM on the Town Common Veterans Walkway to honor  Corporal David Laughlan III, U. S. Marine Corps
"Corporal David Laughlan III, U.S. Marine Corps, was born on March 20, 1923 son of David and Elsie Laughlan. David lived with his parents, a sister and a brother at 55 North Park Street. David attended the Franklin Public Schools and graduated from Franklin High School, Class of 1941. David joined the Marine Corps two months before Pearl Harbor. 
Corporal David Laughlan III saw a great deal of action as a member of a rifle company fighting against the enemy on Saipan, the Marianas Islands on June 30 and again on July 1, 1944. CPL Laughlan volunteered to lead patrols into enemy territory obtaining valuable information of great value to his company commander. The information was used by his commander in planning the company’s many subsequent successful attacks against the enemy. Corporal David Laughlan III was injured on Saipan and was awarded the Bronze Star for his performance of valor. 
Corporal David Laughlan III later returned to action for the torrid battle on Iowa Jima and lost his life there on February 24, 1945. 
Corporal David Laughlan III was 21 years old when he became a battle casualty while in combat during WWII."

FH_Laughlin
Fallen Hero: Corporal Laughlan


For the full series of Fallen Heroes you can visit this link
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/08/franklin-fallen-heroes-series.html

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

New Ceremony to Honor Franklin Veterans Who Died In Service to Our Country: first of series starts Jan 26 at 9 AM

The Town of Franklin has one of the most beautiful Veteran’s Memorial areas in the state.  If you haven’t been there recently, it is worth a visit.  There are monuments for all wars centered in front of the WWI “Doughboy” monument.  At the rear of the monument area is the Veterans’ Memorial Walkway which currently honors 1866 veterans who have served America.

Perhaps the most moving part of the Memorial area are the 45 granite posts which line the Veterans’ Walkway.  Each one of these posts is dedicated to a Franklin veteran who gave his life, defending our freedom.  These columns are beautifully done, marked with bronze plaques and a flag.  During the holidays, each is also decorated with a beautiful wreath.

Over the past few months, Franklin’s Veterans’ organizations, the Edward L. Grant American Legion Post 75, and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 3402, under the auspices of the Town’s Veterans Council, have developed a program to further honor those who died for our nation, to ensure they are remembered, and their stories are kept alive.

Beginning in January, specifically on January 26, at 9:00 AM, the first of 45 ceremonies will take place at the column of William O. Martello, Ensign, U.S. Navy who died on that date off Anzio beach in Italy, when his landing craft struck a mine.

In February, there will be four veterans honored, February 18 – Air Force SSgt Alan Willard, Vietnam; February 22 – Navy Oiler James P. Murray, WWI; February 24 - Marine Corporal David Laughlan III, WWII, and February 26 – Marine Lance Corporal Richard L. Desper, Vietnam.

For the month of March, we will honor the following veterans.  On March 10, a dual ceremony will be held for Army 2nd LT John A. Schur, WWII and Army PFC Marshall E. Rollins, both who lost their lives on the same day; March 18 - Army PFC Elton E. Ekstrom, WWII, and on March 30 – W. Franklin Lynch WWI.

This program will include the placing of a Memorial Wreath for the day, the playing of Taps, a salute from those present, and a reading of whatever history we may have on that veteran.  This is a way of keeping the memory of that veteran alive.

This event will happen 45 times during the coming year.  Some months, like January, only one ceremony will be held. Other months will have multiple ceremonies, such as February with 4 and June with 7.   On March 10, April 9, July 18, and September 21, there will be dual ceremonies as we lost two veterans on the same day.

Families of the veterans, if known, will be invited to attend the ceremony.

The public is invited to attend these ceremonies to honor those who gave their lives.

Franklin’s military organizations support numerous veterans’ activities  and encourage all veterans in town to join them.

Honoring Our Franklin Veterans Who Died In Service to Our Country
Honoring Our Franklin Veterans Who Died In Service to Our Country

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26 at 4 PM

For the young and young at heart, Santa arrives on the Town Common, Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 4 PM. He is reported to be arriving via a special Franklin fire truck. Will Mrs. Claus be with him too?

Sponsored by Concerts on the Common. Donations to help with this and the Town Common decorations are appreciated. Checks can be mailed to 
"Concerts on the Common"
PO Box 92
Franklin, MA 02038


Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26 at 4 PM
Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26 at 4 PM

 

Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26 at 4 PM
Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26 at 4 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26

For the young and young at heart, Santa arrives on the Town Common, Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 4 PM. He is reported to be arriving via a special Franklin fire truck. Will Mrs. Claus be with him too?

Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26
Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26

Sponsored by Concerts on the Common. Donations to help with this and the Town Common decorations are appreciated. Checks can be mailed to 

"Concerts on the Common"
PO Box 92
Franklin, MA 02038

Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26
Santa arrives on the Franklin Town Common Nov 26

Friday, October 27, 2023

Franklin's Event Outlook: October 27, 2023 to November 3, 2023

It is a sad day when the end of the Farmers Market season rolls in. It is such a festive gathering each Friday on the Town Common. We can look forward to the Winter Market at the Fairmount Fruit Farm.  In the meantime, we can also look to the full weekend of activities in this weekend before Halloween.

Wow!

How many can you make it too?

Friday, October 27

11:00am - Open Space Ribbon Cutting (Schmidt’s Farm)

2:00pm - Franklin Farmers Market (Town Common)

2:00pm - Ladder 3 Trio (live music) (Town Common)

2:00pm - Thrift Threads thrift shop (Franklin Federated Church)

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch & Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church)

5:30pm - Interactive Halloween Story Walk (Universalist Society of Franklin)

6:00pm - Elastic Five (live music) (67 Degrees)

6:30pm - Second Chance Band (live music) (Raillery Pubic House)

7:00pm - The Play that goes Wrong (ticketed event) (Dean College)


Saturday, October 28

10:00am - Pumpkin Patch & Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church)

10:00am - Fire Dept Open House (downtown fire station)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:00am - RISE Up - social gathering (Franklin TV Studio)

10:30am - Trunk or Treat (Franklin Public Library)

1:00pm - Halloween Costume Party (La Cantina Winery)

2:00pm - Police Dept Halloween Party (911 Panther Way)

4:00pm - Annual Trunk or Treat  (Franklin High School) 

5:00pm - Trunk or Treat (Franklin United Methodist Church)

5:00pm - Horror Movie (for teens 13+) (Franklin Public Library)

7:00pm - The Play that goes Wrong (ticketed event) (Dean College)

7:00pm - Jamie Barrett (live music) (Raillery Pubic House)

8:00pm - Antje Duvekot (ticketed event) (Circle of Friends Coffeehouse)

8:00pm - Street Survivors (ticketed event) (THE BLACK BOX)


Sunday, October 29

12:00pm - Pumpkin Patch & Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
4:00pm - Franklin Lions Trunk or Treat (Franklin High School) 

7:00pm - The Play that goes Wrong (ticketed event) (Dean College)


Monday, October 30

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch & Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church)


Tuesday, October 31 - Halloween

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch & Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church)


Wednesday, November 1

10:00am - Veterans Coffee Social

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (CANCELED or this week)

6:30pm - Franklin Art Association


Thursday, November 2

8:30am - Franklin Downtown Partnership General Mtg

6:30pm - Franklin LGBTQ Alliance - monthly meeting


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 


Franklin's Event Outlook: October 27, 2023 to November 3, 2023
Franklin's Event Outlook: October 27, 2023 to November 3, 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Reminder: Friends of the Poor Walk - Saturday, Sep 30, 2023

Just a reminder … St. Mary Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Conference is sponsoring its annual fund raiser on Saturday, September 30, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, on Franklin’s Town Common. 

Registration opens at 8:30 AM. The Walk begins with a Blessing for the Walk at 9:00 AM. 

Participants can collect donations and walk with us. Additionally, donations are accepted online at https://www.fopwalk.org/eventlisting/eventdetail/?eventid=2895

All money raised will stay in Franklin to assist those in need. Thank you.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Bricks Are Still Available for Order to install for this November on the Veterans Memorial Walkway!

Bricks Are Still Available on the Veterans Memorial Walkway!

Order by September 15, 2023 for November Installation

An engraved brick on the Veterans Memorial Walkway, on our beautiful Town Common, makes the perfect birthday, Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day or holiday gift for your special Veteran or current military service member.

Bricks are installed in May and November to coincide with Memorial Day and Veterans' Day.

Brick order forms are available in the Town Hall and Senior Center lobbies, on the Veterans' Services webpage and in the Veterans' Services Office.

After the brick is installed, a frameable certificate is sent to the brick purchaser. A brick locator link can be found on the Veterans' Services webpage so purchasers can easily find their brick on the Walkway.

To date, we have installed 1,849 engraved bricks in honor of U.S. service members. We will continue to sell bricks until all blank bricks have been personalized. 

Thank you to all who have supported the Veterans Memorial Walkway project!

Brick order form ->    https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/brick_order_form_with_shannons_name.pdf

Bricks Are Still Available for Order to install for this November on the Veterans Memorial Walkway!
Bricks Are Still Available for Order to install for this November on the Veterans Memorial Walkway!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Thursday is International Overdose Awareness Day, will you join us?