Showing posts with label women. Show all posts
Showing posts with label women. Show all posts

Monday, July 8, 2024

Reminder: Register for the Self-Defense Class 7/15 or 7/22 via Lifelong Learning


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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

2 Dean College Events for Women’s History Month

Dean College is hosting two prominent guests in honor of Women’s History Month. These events are free and open to the public.
Femita Ayanbeku (right) Kenyatta Berry (left)
Femita Ayanbeku (right) Kenyatta Berry (left)

The first speaker, Femita Ayanbeku, will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 PM in the Trophy Room. Femita is a two-time USA Paralympic sprinter, motivational speaker, spokesperson for Fitbitand Ossur, and has numerous other achievements to her name. Femita graduated from Brockton High School and until recently, lived in Boston. She has overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve her goal of competing in the Paralympics and she is looking forward to sharing her story with us!
Our second guest, Kenyatta Berry, has agreed to share her journey and insight with Dean College and the Franklin community on March 27 at 5:30 PM, also in the Trophy Room. She has co-hosted 2 television shows on PBS, hosted podcasts (https://firesidechat.com/kenyattaberry) and (https://www.audible.com/.../Conversations-with.../B08K57MK4J), authored a book and contributed to numerous research projects, including the 1619 project. Kenyatta has a professional background in the law and technology but became a full-time genealogist more than a decade ago after she had been researching genealogy for years while holding down a full-time job in another field.
As an entrepreneur, genealogist, attorney, author, podcaster, television host, lawyer and tech expert, Kenyatta has a broad scope of expertise to share.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women Hosts Inspiring International Women's Day Event - Mar 8

The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women is proud to announce its upcoming International Women's Day event, scheduled for March 8, 2024 from 7-9 pm, at the Common Street Spiritual Center located at 13 Common Street in Natick. This event promises to be
an empowering celebration of women's achievements and a platform for advocacy and unity within the community.

International Women's Day is a globally recognized occasion that commemorates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women while also calling for gender equality.

This year, the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women is organizing an event that highlights the resilience, strength, and contributions of women from diverse backgrounds.

The event will feature a series of inspiring speeches, artistic performances and exciting vendor displays all aimed at promoting gender equality and empowering women. Attendees will have the
opportunity to engage with thought leaders, activists, and community members, fostering dialogue and collaboration on issues affecting women locally and globally.

"We are thrilled to host this year's International Women's Day event at the Common Street Spiritual Center," said Odessa Sanchez, Regional Commissioner of the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women. "This event provides an invaluable opportunity for us to come together as a community, celebrate the achievements of women, and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality and women's rights."

In addition to the enriching program, the event will also support a worthy cause - combating period poverty. The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women is partnering with We Are Fihri, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing period poverty, to provide period poverty kits to those in need. These kits contain essential menstrual hygiene products and aim to alleviate the financial burden associated with menstruation for vulnerable individuals.

The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women encourages individuals and organizations across the region to join in this celebration, support women's empowerment, and contribute to the
fight against period poverty.

Tickets for the event are free. Space is limited, please reserve at

About the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women
The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to promoting gender equality, advancing women's rights, and empowering women and girls in the MetroWest region of
Massachusetts. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, the Commission works to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all. For more information, please visit

Monday, January 22, 2024

Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Episode 255: Marilee Bramhall of Iola Wines (audio)

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Episode 255

Marilee Bramhall of Iola Wines interview.

In this episode Kim and Mark interview Iola wines creator Marilee Bramhall.

Marilee Bramhall is doing her part to change the wine world's status quo. Although up to 80% of wine purchases in the U.S. are made by women; only 15% of the winemakers worldwide are women. Her company, Iola Wines, champions women vigneronnes who are every bit as talented as their French and Italian brethren by sharing their wines through the Iola Wine Society Wine Clubs.

The idea of Iola Wines came to Marilee Bramhall after years of working in the Washington and California wine industry, studying and traveling the wine regions of Europe, and completing with Highest Honors certifications for French and Italian Wine Scholar and WSET L3 with Merit.

The brand is set apart by a sophisticated style of old-world wines from France and Italy, made with little to no intervention. You’ll often find Marilee hosting wine tastings and educating attendees about the history and stories behind the wines.

You can find Marilee and her wines at www.iolawines.com

Cheers

Kim and Mark

Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Episode 255: Marilee Bramhall of Iola Wines (audio)
Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Episode 255: Marilee Bramhall of Iola Wines (audio)


#podcast #thewonderfulworldofwine #wine #iolawines #wineeducation 


Monday, November 13, 2023

Women Veterans' Tea! at the Franklin Senior Center - 18 Nov 2023 at 10 AM

Women Veterans' Tea

Hoping our Women Veterans can all get together for some coffee, tea, and delicious homemade goodies before the busy holiday seasons! 

This event will be held at the Franklin Senior Center, sponsored by the Mansfield Chapter of the DAR.  

Please RSVP via email to snisbett@franklinma.gov


Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services/news/women-veterans-tea-18-nov-2023-franklin-senior-center-10am

Women Veterans' Tea! at the Franklin Senior Center - 18 Nov 2023 at 10 AM
Women Veterans' Tea! at the Franklin Senior Center - 18 Nov 2023 at 10 AM

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Franklin Police Women Recognized on National Police Woman's Day

Today (Tuesday, Sep 12)  is National Police Woman's Day and the Franklin Police Department wants to acknowledge our female police officers for all they do for the FPD. Today only roughly 13% of the police force in the United States is made up of women. National Police Woman Day hopes to rectify that by encouraging more women to join the profession.

We wish to acknowledge:
  • Officer Tara Lagoa
  • Detective Leanne Baker
  • Officer Amanda Ayer
  • Officer Andressa Rosa
  • Detective Laura Canavan
  • Officer Victoria McVicar
  • Clinician Kallie Montagano

Friday, August 11, 2023

Smart Social Security Strategies for Women

Smart Social Security Strategies for Women
Smart Social Security Strategies for Women
"While many women plan to claim Social Security retirement benefits, they may not know about how various factors could impact their monthly payment.

More women are working than ever before, but their average benefits are lower than those for men because women typically earn less over their lifetime. In addition, falling marriage rates mean fewer women are in a position to claim spouse’s and survivor benefits.

Here are some important points for women to consider when planning to apply for Social Security benefits:  "
Continue reading the article online ->  


Friday, May 19, 2023

Franklin Health Dept: Wellness Update - Women's Health Week

It's Women's Health Week!

More information Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/features/nwhw/index.html

A healthy balanced diet is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle
A healthy balanced diet is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Good Deeds: Norfolk County Registry of Deeds Celebrates Women's History Month

By William P. O’Donnell, Norfolk County Register of Deeds

Women's History Month is observed in March to recognize the impact and importance of women in our society. We should all be aware of the importance of women in society, in shaping the country we all live in, and in our history.

Women’s History Month began in 1978 as a weeklong celebration to coincide with International Women’s Day and originated in Santa Rosa, California. The movement was met with wide-spread support and gained nationwide notoriety. The following year, communities throughout the country began adopting the celebration.

Women's organizations and historians successfully lobbied for national recognition in 1980. President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation establishing March 8th as National Women's History Week. Each President after President Carter continued this proclamation until 1987, when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as "Women’s History Month." Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as "Women’s History Month."

Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. This year the theme is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." In keeping with this year’s theme for Women’s History Month, I would like to share some of the stories I discovered while researching records at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.

Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams, the United States' second First Lady, was born in Norfolk County. She was born in 1744 in Weymouth. In 1764, she married John Adams. She was President Adam's closest confidant and took an active role in politics and what was taking place in the country. She was an abolitionist who believed in a woman's right to education and the ability to make their own decisions about their lives. John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams' son, would become the sixth President of the United States. She is buried in Quincy alongside her husband.  

Deborah Sampson
Deborah Sampson


Deborah Sampson lived in Sharon, a town in Norfolk County. Born in 1760, she attempted to enlist as a man in the Continental Army. Despite being discovered and sent home, Ms. Sampson later attempted again to enlist, this time succeeding and joining the 4th Massachusetts Regiment. During the American Revolutionary War, she was wounded in battle and received an honorable discharge.



Sunita Williams
Sunita Williams
A more modern warrior who I had the pleasure of meeting down at the Falmouth Road Race is American astronaut Sunita Williams. Sunita grew up in Needham and graduated from high school there in 1983. She went on to complete her education at the United States Naval Academy. She has had a long and successful career with NASA and at one point held the record for the most spacewalks of any woman. Ms. Williams also ran the first marathon in space. In 2017, the Needham School Committee voted to name a newly constructed elementary school the Sunita L. Williams Elementary School.
Katharine Lee Bates
Katharine Lee Bates


Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth in 1857, but did you know she lived in Wellesley? Ms. Bates was a well-known author who was inspired to write "America the Beautiful" after hiking up Pike's Peak in Colorado. These words were later adapted into a hymn that was chosen as the runner-up for the National Anthem.

Helen Keller
Helen Keller
Helen Keller was an advocate for the disabled and a suffragette. She contracted an illness at a young age that rendered her blind and deaf. When you think of Helen Keller, you also think of Anne Sullivan, her incredible teacher and champion. Both of these great and strong women lived in Wrentham, Norfolk County. Helen Keller's autobiography, "The Story of My Life," and later the film "The Miracle Worker" provide great insight into these two women's ability to overcome obstacles, their compassion, and the idea that no one should be defined by the expectations of others.

Dr Helen P. Cleary
Dr Helen P. Cleary


Every day, the women of Norfolk County make our communities a better place to live. Doctor Helen P. Cleary, for example, who joined the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, was the first woman elected to the Town of Norfolk's Board of Selectmen.



Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling


Norfolk County has been home to other inspiring and impactful women. In 1896, Harriet L. Hemenway of Canton co-founded the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Audie Cornish grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts, and is a journalist and National Public Radio news anchor. Norfolk County can claim entertainers ranging from actress Mindy Kaling, who was born and raised in Wellesley and produced the show "The Office," to noted Broadway and film star Lee Remick, who was born and raised in Quincy. 

Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman

The strength and grace of Needham’s Aly Raisman to be an Olympian Captain and to win numerous Olympic medals is inspirational enough. Yet Ms. Raisman’s bravery and eloquence in speaking out as a survivor to stop sexual abuse, which led her to be a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, should be a shining example to all of us.

It is great to recognize and be mindful of the women in our society and all that they have accomplished. Let us take a moment to thank all the women who have made a difference in our communities and lives. Our lives, our communities, our county, and our country would not be what they are without all of you.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Franklin Police celebrate International Women's Day

"Today we celebrate International Women's Day and recognize the female employees of the Franklin Police Department past and present. 
https://t.co/ULbpFsLzXo

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/franklinpolice/status/1633577227232108546


Franklin Police celebrate International Women's Day
Franklin Police celebrate International Women's Day

Friday, March 3, 2023

Reminder: St Mary's Franklin Women's Faith Formation - Mar 8, 2023 - Virtual meeting

The St Mary's Franklin Women's Faith Formation group is pleased to announce that we will be viewing the Symbolon series: "The Catholic Faith Explained" by Dr. Edward Sri.  

This series from the Augustine Institute consists of ten videos on a variety of topics.  We will view one 1/2 hour video each session and allow time for discussion and sharing.  

Our meetings will be via Zoom and are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8 PM.  

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2023.  Please visit our web page (https://www.stmarysfranklin.org/womens-faith-formation)  for further information and to access the Zoom link.  

All women are welcome to attend!

St Mary's Faith Formation Announcement - Mar 8, 2023
St Mary's Faith Formation Announcement - Mar 8, 2023

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

St Mary's Women's Faith Formation - Virtual Meeting - March 8

The St Mary's Franklin Women's Faith Formation group is pleased to announce that we will be viewing the Symbolon series: "The Catholic Faith Explained" by Dr. Edward Sri.  

This series from the Augustine Institute consists of ten videos on a variety of topics.  We will view one 1/2 hour video each session and allow time for discussion and sharing.  

Our meetings will be via Zoom and are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8 PM.  

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2023.  Please visit our web page (https://www.stmarysfranklin.org/womens-faith-formation)  for further information and to access the Zoom link.  

All women are welcome to attend!

St Mary's Faith Formation Announcement - Mar 8, 2023
St Mary's Faith Formation Announcement - Mar 8, 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Saturday, December 24, 2022

Franklin author Susan K Hamilton talks about her new book "Stone Heart" (audio)

FM #903 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 903 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin author Susan K Hamilton.  Susan has just published her third novel Stone Heart. 


We briefly talk about Susan’s Franklin story. Folks may recall we talked about her two most recent books the last time Susan and I spoke in 2021. We pick up from that conversation and talk about her new work and what might come after.


The recording runs about 23 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Susan. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-903-susan-k-hamilton-12-14-22


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Susan K Hamilton’s web page  https://www.susankhamilton.com/ 


Stone Heart ->  https://smile.amazon.com/Stone-Heart-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1737353687/ 


The Devil Inside ->  https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Inside-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1950301206/ 


The Shadow King -> https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-King-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1947848984 


Our conversation from 2021 ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/fm-579-franklin-author-susan-k-hamilton.html 


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Franklin author Susan K Hamilton (courtesy photo)
Franklin author Susan K Hamilton (courtesy photo)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

St Mary's Franklin Women's Faith Formation exploring "The Catholic Faith Explained" - Dec 14

The St Mary's Franklin Women's Faith Formation group is pleased to announce that we will be viewing the Symbolon series: "The Catholic Faith Explained" by Dr. Edward Sri.  

This series from the Augustine Institute consists of ten videos on a variety of topics. We will view one 1/2 hour video each session and allow time for discussion and sharing.  

Our meetings will be via Zoom and are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8 PM. Our next meeting is scheduled for December 14th.  

Please visit our web page (https://www.stmarysfranklin.org/womens-faith-formation)  for further information and to access the Zoom link. 

All women are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

"The Catholic Faith Explained" is explored by St Mary's Women's Faith Formation - Dec 14

The St Mary's Franklin Women's Faith Formation group is pleased to announce that we will be viewing the Symbolon series: "The Catholic Faith Explained" by Dr. Edward Sri.  

This series from the Augustine Institute consists of ten videos on a variety of topics. We will view one 1/2 hour video each session and allow time for discussion and sharing.  

Our meetings will be via Zoom and are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8 PM. Our next meeting is scheduled for December 14th.  

Please visit our web page (https://www.stmarysfranklin.org/womens-faith-formation)  for further information and to access the Zoom link. 

All women are welcome to attend!