Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DelCarte Open Space (photo essay)

On my ride around Franklin on Saturday, I stopped by DelCarte to see the new foundation poured for the playground.

one view of the foundation

with back to Pleasant St, another view

From March, the display and information on the proposal for the playground.

DelCarte Recreation Proposal
playground model as displayed in March 2013

You can view additional info from the posting in March here

at the end of the dam

wonderful autumn color!

one swan a swimming

two swans a swimming

hmm, ok - wishing I had my telephoto lens

reflection #1

reflection #2

preening and eating

Thank you: Your Vote made the difference

On behalf of everyone here at HMEA – Thank you so very much if you were able to vote for us to win the brand new Toyota Sienna Mobility this past Saturday for our Meals on Wheels programs. This was part of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good nationwide program/contest and we won!!! 
I know so many of you voted and then shared with friends and families and that made the difference!! 
We should get delivery in 90 – 120 days from now so stay tuned we will share pix and details as the day arrives 
Thanks again and stay in touch at www.hmea.org and on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/hmeainc If you'd like you may still continue to vote for other very worthwhile charities at www.100carsforgood.com up until November 19th 

Take care,Doug MacPherson 
Vice President, Development and Public Relations
HMEA, 8 Forge Park East
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 298-1105
Thanks for your vote to Win the Toyota Sienna Mobility!!

Taste of the Region Oct. 29

Make Plans to Attend the Tastiest Event of the Year!  

Taste of the Region will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond St., Franklin. This fun-filled food festival features an eclectic mix of restaurants serving a variety of dishes and an exciting silent auction.  

Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 508-222-0801 for your tickets today! If you'd like to highlight your business at this very popular event, consider donating a silent auction item! Call the Chamber to tell us what you'd like to donate!



The United Regional Chamber of Commerce | 42 Union Street | Attleboro | MA | 02703

Monday, October 21, 2013

DelCarte Property (video)

On my ride around Franklin this past weekend, I stopped by the DelCarte Property to view the construction progress on the playground and to take this brief video of the area. It was too good not to try and capture the autumn colors to share with you.

I hope you got out and about this weekend.


Ladybug 5K - Fun in the Sun Saturday (photo essay)

The Annual Ladybug 5K fund raising fun runs and 5K road race took place on Saturday, Oct 19th. Just over 100 runners participated in the 5K. Dozens of kids ran in each of the age group fun runs.

registration line

The 5K course map

music performed by Tyler Zajac

trophy table

the 5 and under race

medals at the finish

the 7 and under race

running around the loop

the 5K starts

5K runners getting into their pace

Full results of the 5K race can be found here: http://racewire.com/live_results.php?id=3181

Additional information on the Ladybug 5K can be found on their webpage http://www.ladybug5k.com/

Everyone can use a Good Laugh and some Inspiration!

Caring for our Community
with a Night of Comedy!

Saturday, November 2nd
3 Restaurant
 Franklin, MA
7-11 pm
Dear steve,
Our purpose is to support the Ellie Fund, a wonderful organization that serves breast cancer patients & their families locally within MA. Please join us to enjoy

~ Comedy by the hilarious Harrison Stebbins ~
~ Music by the Jennifer Tefft Band ~
~ 50/50 Raffle ~ Light Snacks ~ Cash Bar ~ 
~ Silent Auction ~
Harrison Stebbins
With a sarcastic wit and an improvisational style, Harrison Stebbins has quickly become one of the most popular comedy acts in the Northeast. His unique blend of high-energy physical comedy and clever insight keeps audiences laughing long after he has left the stage. The current champion of the Sam Adam's Best of Boston comedy competition, he has performed on the Comedy Central Live Tour, Dave Attel's Insomniac Tour featured on Comedy Central, and many more. His razor sharp wit and animated persona have made him one of stand-up comedy's fastest rising stars and an act you don't want to miss!

The Jennifer Tefft Band
After getting her start playing for change in the subway tunnels and streets of Cambridge, MA, Tefft has gone on to release 4 CDs which have received critical acclaim,  including a nomination for Best Female Vocalist by the Boston Music Awards. Songs from all 4 of her releases have been, and are still being used on national television shows such as CSI, MTV, One Life To Live, and The Young & The Restless, among others. 
Jennifer and her band have toured extensively, sharing the stage with bands like Aerosmith, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Missing Persons, and more.
Jennifer is a breast cancer Survivor!

Ellie Fund Logo

We hope you'll join us.
Everyone can use a good laugh 
and some inspiration!


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Questions? Send us an E-mail at info@beadsforacause.com  or call 508-520-4100

Confidence Beads and Beads for a Cause | Post Office Box 246 | Franklin | MA | 02038

In the News: FEF grants, treasurer change

More than a dozen Franklin teachers win grants

The Franklin Education Foundation has awarded 13 grants totaling $24,874 to teachers from all grade levels for the 2013-2014 school year.

Franklin FinCom backs proposed treasurer change

The Finance Committee has announced its support for making the treasurer/collector an appointed position.

The text for Question 1 on the Nov 5, 2013 ballot can be found here

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday in and around Franklin

My bike ride around Franklin on Saturday found lots of good things happening.

The colorful flowers on sale at Agway caught my eye

autumn colors at Agway
There will be a craft show at the Elks Lodge today, Oct 20th

Elks - craft show

At the corner of West Central and Union the red trees framed the green light

red trees, green light

The Ladybug 5K brought families with runners and walkers to the Kennedy School to register for the 5K or the kids fun runs.

Ladybug 5 K - registration line
registration line

The Music Boosters held their mattress sale at FHS in the field house

music booster mattress sale
music booster mattress sale
Wednesday, Oct 23 will be the Panther Pride night where current 8th graders and parents get to see and here what to expect next year

Panther Pride night - Oct 23, 2013

Drive safely where ever you go around Franklin. On Main St just passed St Mary's before you get to the split with Maple St going left and Lincoln St continuing, the police have the mobile speed marker out to remind you of how fast you are and should be traveling.

Main St speed notice

The playground foundation is poured at the DelCarte Open Space

playground foundation at DelCarte
playground foundation at DelCarte

Franklin Federated Church held yard sale

yard sale at Franklin Federated Church
yard sale at Franklin Federated Church

With the annual St Rocco's Festival cleared out of ground on the Hayward Manor, you can find

Hayward Manor: a basketball court
a basketball court

In case you did not know what the mascot of Dean College was, "Boomer" the Bulldog was out and around campus living large!

Dean College bulldog - "Boomer"
Dean College bulldog "Boomer"
What else did you do in and around Franklin on Saturday?

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Oct 22, 2013

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."

1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments
Review of Agenda
Minutes: I recommend approval of the minutes from the October 8, 2013 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Mrs. McIntyre
Payroll Mrs. Douglas
FHS Student Representatives

2. Guests/Presentations
a. Presentation of Plaques
b. FEF Presentation and Awards Ceremony – Kit Brady
c. New FHS Technology – Tim Rapoza, Peter Light

3. Discussion Only Items
Dugouts for softball fields at Remington/Jefferson

4. Action Items
a. I recommend approval of the Budget Transfers as detailed.
b. I recommend acceptance of a check for $240.00 from the Parmenter PCC for in-house enrichment as detailed.
c. I recommend acceptance of the donation of an iPad for Jefferson Elementary School as detailed.
d. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1125.00 from the Kennedy PCC for field trips.
e. I recommend acceptance of a check for $875.00 from the Kennedy PCC for field trips.
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $4500.00 from the Jefferson PCC for field trips.
g. I recommend approval for construction of dugouts at the Remington/Jefferson complex as discussed.
h. I recommend approval of the request of Mary MacMurray to take Kennedy 3rd graders to the Veteran’s Auditorium in Providence, RI on April 10, 2014 for a concert as detailed.
i. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1139.37 from the ECDC PCC for in-house enrichment.
j. I recommend acceptance of a check for $703.50 from the Parmenter PCC for a grade 3 field trip.

5. Information Matters
Superintendent’s Report
School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
School Committee Liaison Reports

6. New Business
To discuss future business that may be brought before the School Committee.

7. Adjourn

FEF - Presentation Documents - for the School Committee meeting Oct 22, 2013

As announced recently, the Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) has awarded its latest grants to teachers in the Franklin schools. These awards will be handed out at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013.

The presentation that outlines the grant process and tells how the functions is as follows:

Sample grants from 1998-2013

The grants for this current 2013-14 school year

The full School Committee agenda can be found here

Proposal for dugouts for the softball fields at Remington-Jefferson

On the agenda for the School Committee meeting this Tuesday is a proposal for the installation of dugouts for the softball fields at the Remington-Jefferson school complex.

This document outlines the proposal and includes photo samples of dugouts on other softball fields in Franklin

The full School Committee agenda can be found here

Local educators create own economic stimulus

The Tri-County Teachers Association knows it receives a lot of support from parents, students, and others in the community and has found a way to say, “Thanks.” 
At 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, members of the association are banding together to form a “cash mob” and unleashing an economic wallop at Terrazza, 210 Franklin Village Drive, in Franklin. 
Cash mobs have become popular vehicles for supporting locally owned businesses. The “mob” selects a shop or business and then arrives en masse with each member committed to spending at least a minimum amount of money agreed upon by the group. 
“Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School teachers know that the families in the communities we serve appreciate the work we do with their children. That support is vital in our ability to develop the best programs possible for our students” said Tri-County Teachers Association President Mary Taintor. “We as an association wanted to show our support for the communities that use our school. We know it’s been tough out there for local businesses, so we chose one for our ‘cash mob’ to visit. A lot of teachers like Terrazza, so that became an obvious choice for us.”

More about Terrazza can be found on their webpage  http://www.terrazzahg.com/

Franklin Library: Bring Your Own Pumpkin

Monday's craft at the library will be pumpkin decorating. The library will provide the decorations, you bring your own pumpkin!

Bring your own pumpkin
Bring your own pumpkin

This was re-posted from the Franklin Library