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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: Transfer of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License From Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil
Saturday, January 14, 2023
La Cantina Winery schedule, maybe no live music but good wine!
Friday, September 9, 2022
What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide
- where to park
- the schedule for the Main Stage
- the layout of the Cultural Festival on the Town Common
|What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide|
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022
The Franklin Cultural Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10 from noon to 6 PM in and around the Town Common with the activities shown in the areas on the map shared here:
|Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022|
Monday, September 5, 2022
Wine Barre returns to Intermission on Sep 8 & Sep 22
Wine Barre 02038 returns September 8 & 22 from 7:00-9:30 PM!
Adults are invited to stop by Intermission for wine and charcuterie boards by Kim Rezendes!
Shared from Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch-gq9dvNUc/
|Wine Barre returns to Intermission on Sep 8 & Sep 22|
Monday, June 27, 2022
Wonderful World of Wine: Episode 215 - Find Wines You Want, Dating Tawny Ports
The Wonderful World of Wine podcast/virtual radio show is always an entertaining and educational listen. Want to know about wine? This is the place to start.
Audio link -> https://soundcloud.com/user-492543397/episode-215-find-wines-you-want-dating-tawny-ports
|Wonderful World of Wine: Episode 215 - Find Wines You Want, Dating Tawny Ports|
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Franklin Cultural District - Arts happening Here (through May 31)
Wednesday, May 25
7:30pm - OSKEY (FHS seniors variety show)
Thursday, May 26
5:00pm - Ayla Brown & Rob Bellamy (LaCantina Winery)
7:00pm - FSPA performs Excerpts from Great Opera and Operetta (THE BLACK BOX)
6:00pm - Hit the Bus with Laura May (67 Degrees)
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)
Sunday, May 29
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies
Find the full calendar https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
Monday, February 28, 2022
Episode 199-Vincent Anter "V is For Vino" Interview (audio & video)
Caught the recent Wonderful World of Wine podcast by Mark Lenzi and Kim Simone to find out about the wine show "V is for Vino" as they interviewed Vincent Anter.
What Mark and Kim does for audio, Vincent is expanding to video to explore all aspects of wine. A fun show to add to your video queue.
Podcast link -> https://soundcloud.com/user-492543397/episode-199-vincent-anter-v-is-for-vino-interview
"V is for Vino" season 1, episode 1 -> https://youtu.be/VJ8TSSX70_0
|Episode 199-Vincent Anter V is For Vino Interview|
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Recycle Your Beer Carriers And Corks at Franklin Liquors
"It’s estimated* that at least 10 million new plastic can carriers are used annually by breweries in Massachusetts, with just 10% of them being collected and re-used, and less than 2% of them ever getting recycled. As a result, the amount of plastic beer packaging waste ending up in landfills each year is enough to fill any of the state’s largest breweries with discarded carriers rather than beer.Now you can bring them to Franklin Liquors to be reused by local breweries!"
Yes, a local answer to the issue raised in 2021. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/05/did-you-know-that-plastic-beer-carriers.html
|Recycle Your Beer Carriers at Franklin Liquors|
And Franklin Liquors will also recycle natural wine corks!
We also want your corks!!Bring your natural wine corks to Franklin Liquors to be recycled!Recycling your natural wine corks helps replace environmentally harmful, petroleum-based materials in consumer products with a natural, sustainable alternative.Find out which wines use natural cork and which ones don’t. When you reach for a bottle, look for those with natural corks. https://recork.com/corkwatch
|Recycle Your Natural Corks at Franklin Liquors|
Shared from Franklin Liquors page -> https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/recycle-your-corks-and-beer-carriers/
Monday, November 22, 2021
Wonderful World of Wine: "Thanksgiving Food And Wine - What To Serve With The Bird 2021"
|"Thanksgiving Food And Wine - What To Serve With The Bird 2021"|
Friday, September 24, 2021
State Representative Roy: What's happening - September 2021 Newsletter
Monday, September 13, 2021
Franklin Cultural Festival "Community Unity" - photo essay
- The crowd and lines were steady from the opening at noon through 3:30 or so. Some may have decided to check out the sports event on TV. For those that remained, salsa lessons and great music continued.
- The variety and number of food trucks. Could there have been more, yes, if the food truck owners had followed through. For those who ran out of food early, maybe they'll be better prepared next time. For those trucks that didn't participate, their missed opportunity. It is a great start.
- The Kid's corner and puppet shows were pleasing based upon the hoots and hollers from those watching the show.
- The line up of artisan crafters was multifaceted. Many of the booths reported good business from the great amount of traffic.
- The beer and wine garden was busy when I stopped by. Got my wrist band after getting my license checked. Then some liquid refreshment to go with my food truck tacos on the lawn in the shade. I was not alone. Dozens of others were under the tent at tables or spread around the lawn as well.
|two chicken tacos were delicious|
- Cultural diversity was achieved with one view of the salsa dance lessons. Participants spread among the ages from young to young at heart, mostly women (but a few men). A youngster with a Patriots jersey learning the salsa inline with a couple of young ladies wearing saris.
|Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event|
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Franklin Cultural Festival - main stage schedule for 9/12/21
The main stage schedule looks like this:
12:30 -> Franklin School of the Performing Arts1:30 -> INDIA SHOWCASE2:00 -> @ the Kid's Corner, "Puppet Showcase Theater"2:30-3:30 -> "The Pamela Means Project"3:30 -> @ the Kid's Corner, "Puppet Showcase Theater"4:00 -? Salsa Dance Instructions by RI Latin Dance School4:30 - 6:00 -> Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra
- food trucks on Main St
- beer/wine garden on the Hayward Manor grounds
- artisan vendors along the Common walkways
Sunday, May 30, 2021
FM #548 - Inside The Wonderful World of Wine - 05/18/21 (audio)
FM #548 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 548 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Mark Lenzi and Kim Simone about their Wonderful World of Wine podcast.
Our conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We find out about the story of Kim and Mark, and the making of The Wonderful World of Wine. The recording runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Kim and Mark. Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/a1eae6f0-fed1-479b-a6ae-8fff17c94c2a
Franklin Liquors -> https://www.franklinliquors.com/
Wine Club Meetup group -> https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/
Commonwealth Wine School -> https://www.commonwealthwineschool.com/
Wonderful World of Wine social links
Facebook page: https://facebook.com/TheWonderfulWorldOfWine/
Twitter @wineeducation https://twitter.com/wineeducation
Daily Newspaper https://paper.li/TheWonderfulWorldofWine#/
Wonderful World of Wine podcast ->
Google Podcast -> https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnNvdW5kY2xvdWQuY29tL3VzZXJzL3NvdW5kY2xvdWQ6dXNlcnM6MzE0MTA3MzUwL3NvdW5kcy5yc3M?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjuuuLiruDwAhUeM1kFHSaHCnAQ9sEGegQIARAD
via player.fm (and many other podcast services)
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!
You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"
|Podcast: The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)|
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
wfpr.fm Radio - Broadcasting today
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Friday, October 16, 2020
Town of Franklin, MA: FY21 Annual License Renewal Applications
FY21 Annual License Renewal Applications are due December 1st. If you have not received yours or if you have any ?s, please contact Chrissy Whelton at email@example.com
License Renewal Applications can be found here:
Shared via Twitter: https://t.co/Fapf6nLcWc
|Town of Franklin, MA: FY21 Annual License Renewal Applications|
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.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Pour Richard's Pennywise - virtual sale through Sunday, Aug 16
"Have you ever had a great meal-and a superb bottle of wine- at a restaurant, then tried to recreate that experience at home, only to find you absolutely cannot buy that wine without going to a restaurant and paying approximately 4 times the wholesale cost of the bottle?
Well. Check this out-with restaurants closed or at limited capacity, we got our hot little hands on some of those coveted bottles. Not only that, but we're selling them at a discount! We have plenty of the usual crowd-pleasing penny-saving bargains you expect from Pennywise, but also: Magnums of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for $65. 50% off Premier Cru Burgundy. Stellar Pinot Noir. Bodacious Zinfandel. Mature vintage of an iconic Napa Cabernet. And more. SO much more.
This is without a doubt the best Pennywise list I've ever put together. So if you love wine, know someone who loves wine, or even think you'd like to learn to love wine, tune in tomorrow at 9-you'll be glad you did!
Ordering ends Sunday @ 6PM. The orders will be ready for pickup anytime after 5 PM on Friday, August 21.
Then save some green on red, white, and pink!"
|Pennywise: THE ‘RESTAURANT-ONLY’ EDIT|