Friday, January 8, 2016

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train at Franklin/Dean station
train at Franklin/Dean station

Strategic Materials fined for violating state air pollution control and wetland protection regulations

"The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $17,200 penalty on Strategic Materials, Inc. of Houston, Texas, which operates a glass recycling facility at Kenwood Circle in Franklin, for violating state air pollution control and wetland protection regulations. 
State of MA DEP
State of MA DEP
Strategic Materials holds an air quality permit issued by MassDEP, which establishes emission limits and operating requirements for the glass bottle-crushing facility. Inspections conducted by MassDEP staff in 2014 identified violations of both the permit and the Wetlands Protection Act regulations."

Continue reading the press release by the State of MA DEP

Live reporting: Economic Development Committee - Jan 6, 2016

Wednesday night was a rush as the Economic Development Committee met in the 3rd floor training room at 6:00 PM and ran until just before the Town Council meeting scheduled for the Council Chambers at 7:00 PM.

I chose to take my notes both on paper and tweet the highlights. I did make an audio recording of the meeting and assuming the quality is good, I'll share that soon.

Note: be sure to scroll within the Storify window to read the full set of notes

image shared from Eileen Mason
image shared from Eileen Mason


In the News: senior assistance approved, recycling business fined, feedback from seniors sought

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

The Town Council considered - and ultimately accepted - two initiatives intended to make it easier for local seniors to pay their property taxes. 
The council unanimously approved a higher tax exemption for seniors older than 70 who make less than $19,000 a year and a higher ceiling for the senior tax work-off program. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said an increase in the state's minimum wage at the beginning of the year - from $9 to $10 an hour - allowed the town to bolster its work-off program, in which seniors volunteer at town departments in exchange for credit on their tax bills. The town is only allowed to pay seniors up to the minimum wage.
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A Kenwood Circle glass recycling business has been fined by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for violations of state air quality and wetlands rules, the department announced Thursday. 
The company - Houston-based Strategic Materials, Inc. - was fined $17,200 by the department after staff discovered violations in 2014, according to the announcement.
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Franklin Senior Center
Franklin Senior Center

State Rep. Jeffrey N. Roy, D-Franklin, will host a community conversation with senior citizens to discuss issues that impact their lives and to provide information on the various state programs available to them. Area seniors, their loved ones, and caregivers are invited to the event that will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St. 
Roy’s special guest for the event is State Rep. Denise C. Garlick, D-Needham, the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. Garlick, who is also a registered nurse, will speak about the $3.5 billion dollars allocated to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and MassHealth for senior programs. Aside from MassHealth, Garlick will address other funded initiatives including homecare and nursing homes, prescription drug assistance, Council on Aging funding, protective services, elder housing and nutrition programs.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

FHS track and swimming teams split meets, both hockey teams win

The results from Hockomock League action on Wednesday show the FHS teams split the track meets against Taunton (boys losing, girls winning), also split the swim meets against Taunton (boys losing, girls winning), while both hockey teams won (girls vs KP, boys vs OA). All the details from Hockomock Sports.

Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis Center)


  • Franklin 32 vs. Taunton 68 – Final


  • Franklin 72 vs. Taunton 28 – Final



  • Franklin, 36 @ Taunton, 58 – Final


  • Franklin, 60 @ Taunton, 34 – Final

Girls Hockey

  • King Philip, 2 @ Franklin, 5 – Final

Boys Hockey

  • Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final

– Jake Downie and Jeremy Miller had two goals and an assist apiece to lead the Panthers. Brendan O’Reilly had the other goal for Franklin and Nick Jasinski recorded 15 saves for the shutout. OA goalie Zach Walsh made 30 saves in the loss.

Jake Downie (9) and Jeremy Miller (5) each scored a pair of goals for the Panthers in a 5-0 victory over OA. (Josh Perry/
Jake Downie (9) and Jeremy Miller (5) each scored a pair of goals for the Panthers in a 5-0 victory over OA. (Josh Perry/

Josh Perry, Managing Editor writes in detail on the game:
Heading into their first Hockomock game of the season, the Panthers seem to have solidified the blue line, but there are still question marks about who will provide the goals for the defending league champs. 
On Wednesday night at Pirelli Veterans Arena, senior Jake Downie and sophomore Jeremy Miller provided the offensive punch. The second line forwards contributed four goals and two assists to propel the Panthers to a 5-0 victory over visiting Oliver Ames.

"They want us to pay for their pipeline so they can export their gas"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

Area residents at Wednesday's Town Council meeting said a proposed natural-gas pipeline that would run through Franklin - as well as other nearby towns - was unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly. 
A group of concerned citizens gave a presentation to the council, saying the local demand does not justify the 119-mile Spectra Energy pipeline. 
Mendon residents Rand and Carolyn Barthel narrated a slideshow presentation in which they made their case against the project. 
"This is a regional issue, a national issue and an international issue," Carolyn said, noting that such area towns as Milford, Bellingham, Medway, Franklin, Millis, Norfolk and Walpole would be affected by the pipeline.
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screen grab of one of the presentation slides
screen grab of one of the presentation slides

Live reporting from the meeting including a copy of the presentation document used can be found here

Also on the Spectra pipeline from Upton

Lifelong Learning: Fitness For Active Older Americans AND Meditation, Too

Franklin Public Schools - Lifelong Learning Institute

The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning 
at Franklin
Fitness For Active Older Adults
AND Meditation, Too

Fitness For Active Older Adults

Beginning Tuesday, January 12 for 8 weeks    

It's never too late to feel great! Our new Active Older Adult (AOA) class is for men and women in their 50's, 60's, and 70's! This exercise class is designed to help active older adults like you, not athletes, interested in improving their life through exercise. Class combines three key components of fitness: Strength Training, Flexibility, and Cardio Conditioning and is taught by a certified instructor. Each class is a full hour, held indoors once each week, given in a fun environment making it the fitness choice for Active Older Adults.

Note: Bring your favorite free weights with you...2 lbs. to 8 lbs., your choice.

Register online now. Just click here                                                  
Meditation Workshop
A Sunday morning session at Tranquil Souls Yoga on January 17 

Join us for a blissful 75 minutes of relaxation and mediation that will leave you refreshed and revitalized. We will start with a group discussion on mediation, then move though some relaxing yoga and breath work that will transition into a guided mediation and finally an optional individual mediation. You will leave feeling ready to start your own mediation practice at home or expand your existing practice. Returning students welcome.

Register online now.Just click here.

Contact: Brenda Reed, Director
Adult Education & Community Learning

Adult Education
Register Today

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- Frederick W. Robertson

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Live reporting: to closing

– Fiscal Forecast
to be posted to webpage this week (is as part of agenda doc now)
state aid is always an unknown, there are variations within the components
the charter school is looking to expand the school with a new facility, this could affect the reimbursement

when we saw the 17 and 18 numbers, it makes 19 look a little better
do have collective bargaining agreement with all the locals
teachers union remains to be worked by Schools

will be used by the Finance Committee as part of the budget process

change in harassment policy - for review by Council

Bissanti - alcohol awareness
Cerel - looking into this, no litigation to provide guidance
can provide before license is issued or if there is a problem

Jeff - survey sent to all the license holder, if they require training of their staff
Kelly - waiting for them to get their info together so we can put it on the agenda

draft report on DelCarte in couple of weeks (an update on an old item for Padula)


Jones - happy new year, looking forward to goal setting session next Tuesday

Dellorco - Coalition, next meeting Feb 2, begins at 7 at FHS auditorium

Bissanti - happy new year, EDc has a lot of things going on

Pfeffer - happy new year

Vallee - rumors about the FHS football team with nasty remarks about
can someone enlighten me on how come we can't produce a winning team?

Mercer - open bids on Senior Center project last week, all 9 bids came in under budget, vetting low bidder; taking extra step to go to DECAM and vet the bidder their, looking to vote to award the contract. Beaver St possible entrance still under discussion

Padula - I had the privilige to be coached by Leone, it is a serious issue, the kids are affected by it, we are watching it and will weigh in on it

Pellegri - congrats to Alexis for MA Teen
can we keep the lights on through January?
Betty Noble, election worker and teacher for many years passed away this past week

Kelly - happy new year

- Pending or threatened litigation

Proposed Excelon expansion of Medway electric generating facility pending before Energy Facilities Siting Board.
Proposed Spectra gas transmission line through Franklin.

motion to go to executive session, seconded, passed 9-0

Live reporting: Legislation for action

(resumed after break)

EDC meeting
filled agenda,
discussed neighborhood business
residential 5
Pond St again on Jan 20th
light signs on i495 coming to a future agenda


Resolution 16-01: G.L. Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41C, Property Tax Exemption
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

in 2010, the Council increased from 500 to 700, about 30 residents meet the requirements

Resolution 16-02: Amending the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Abatement Program
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

increase in minimum wage
very successful program, 88 people worked last year
increased to maximum amount 10/hr, $1000/year

Pfeffer, have to apply each year
more women than men
we can only take care of 88 seniors

Karen Alves sent a note to all the department heads to see what the opportunity will be
library may not need many with the relocation (they usually take 16)

we should be able to help more than 88 people!

what is the qualified senior citizens
first come first served, no means test, never hit the max of 100 people

Resolution 16-03: Acceptance of Gift – Recreation Dept.
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

Resolution 16-04: Grant of Utility Easement – 275 Beaver Street
motion to waive the reading, seconded, passed 9-0
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

need to put a hole to add power to the Recreation building, utility company ready to go

Live reporting: presentation on Spectra pipeline proposal

- Spectra Pipeline – James Hill Franklin resident who coordinated the presentation by
Rand and Carolyn Barthel from Mendon

(copy of presentation to be added later)

the excess pipeline capacity won't be idle, it will be put to use to export the gas from the pipeline overseas

we would pay of the pipeline (via our surcharge) so they can export the gas to get a higher price for it overseas

climate change agreement in Paris would impose further restrictions upon what fossil fuels we would take from the ground;  state has rule to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050

new pipelines are actually heading us in the wrong direction

photo of an incineration zone where a rupture occurred tells a story

screen grab of presentation during the meeting
screen grab of presentation during the meeting

valves every ten miles would leave 10 miles worth of gas to be burnt out with a rupture

hazards for first responders

known carcinogens contained in the fracked gas

landowners can take action, they have some rights
comment in FERC process (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

want to spend time on the municipal rights

there are 10 towns affected by this pipeline, collaboration among the communities is possible

reminder on 3 minutes for comment, please keep comments orderly and professional

  • Gail Chirdon

from a town in PA where fracking is being done and water can't be used due to the contamination
environmental impact is an issue
Williamsport, PA - the home of the Little League World Series

  • James Hill

lives a couple of hundred yards from the utility lines
received notice from Spectra, first notice of leak to notify Spectra, his notification indicated he lives in the 'danger zone', not within his home but within the utility lines

  • Ted McIntyre
thanks for Rand and Carolyn for making the presentation
thanks to the Council for listening

  • to add name

gas bill rates will be increased due to costs maintaining their 'distribution system'
transmission pipelines do not have the tell tail odor added to them
reference to a WBUR article talking of the pipelines as a 'classic overbuild'

  • James Schultz

warm spring night in 1994, finishing off work and heading to the bar
saw a fireball in the sky, seemed like a nuclear attic and headed to the student center
pipeline explosion in Edison, NJ
major destruction in a densely populated area
having seen this personally, it could happen here

  • Karen Lavery

thank you for an excellent presentation
2 points, this will cost the town money
why would we consider it when we won't benefit and it will cost os
if the gas companies had a proven record of good repairs it may be a different story
more leaks, more accidents, just crazy

Vallee -
Rand - they are asking us to pay for their facility to expand their service
with the global reductions, we will be going the other way

Vallee - had burned oil for years, no going with gas, never had a problem

Rand - in some respects it is cleaner than oil, particulates from coal,
gas is more convenient in some cases, from a climate point of view it is as bad as coal
it is a given that there will be a leak, methane is worse than carbon dioxide
so you've eliminated the advantages of burning cleaner

Vallee - I see gas as being for the greater good, I'll listen to more arguments

(add name) I urged these guys to spend more time on yes or no, and understanding how to say yes or no is important. It is an important tool in the tool box. Rich Cowan, retired regulator, 30% of the demand can be solved by fixing the leaks. the 'need' really needs to be peeled back to find out what the real need is

Padula - can you relay to us what our options are to how to say no
Terra Friedrichs  15-20 mins review with the counsel to review the current cases to see what
the proposal was re-routed to NH

the applicant has the burden of proof, Spectra has to show the national and public interest to override municipal powers

Bissanti - thank you for coming tonight. I did participate one night at Chestnut St
what can we do? from a track record stand point, how have you done?
Terra Friedrichs - on the fracking battle, Federal regulations govern fracked gas, local courts have ruled in PA for the local communities

route completely changed for the 13 towns, did the coalition do it, we are not sure, the route did change

Spectra will want you to play with FERC's rules, FERC gets their budget from the application fees from the various pipeline companies (potential conflict of interest)

Dellorco - as a town we do not do permits for this?
Terra Friedrichs -  401 water quality permit

professor at BU has found leaks and mapped them, showing the high concentrations of methane coming from the ground, fixing them can be complicated. Only fixed leaks where it was in their interest to do so

Jones - 30 diameter, approx depth?
Rand - approx 3 feet to avoid frost heaves, can go deeper to avoid things, have gone under rivers

Jones - looking to use the same right of way to put the new 30" next to the 24" pipeline, infrastructure does need to be helped, would need to be careful installing it?

Rand - yes, clearly. It is possible to have an accident, will likely have to widen the right of way

Jones - seismic issues not really in our area
Rand - we haven't dealt with tat as part of our presentation

Terra Friedrichs - per the export applications, they are waiting for these to do the exports

Carolyn - Spectra is adding LNG in order to say they are not doing this just for export but those towns don't want the LNG

Terra Friedrichs -  we would use it so fast we could not store it, which means we really don't need it

I would urge you to ask your legal team how you can consider stopping

Spectra will be here on Feb 24th to make their presentation

(2 minute recess)

Live reporting: Town Council - Jan 6, 2016

Present: Pelegri, Padula, Mercer, Vallee, Kelly, Pfeffer, Bissanti, Dellorco, Jones
Absent: none

– December 16, 2015

– This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. This meeting is also being recorded by others.


– Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the Agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.





Annual Report - 2015: Public Schools

On behalf of the students, parent, faculty and the community we are pleased to submit this report about the activities and accomplishments of the Franklin Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

The school year celebrated the official opening of the New FHS on September 1, 2014. Our faculty and administration began a journey together to learn about the new high school. The technology and innovative instructional spaces would have positive impact on the educational outcomes for students. The opening of the new HS signaled the implementation of a 1-1 technology initiative and all students and staff were assigned security lanyards. New labs and instructional spaces allowed our faculty to offer innovative courses that are not available to many college students. We opened with an additional 130 students on the first day of school. September 20, 2014 marked the official opening of the building with a celebration that included the entire community. In October a sprinkler head burst at the Annie Sullivan Middle school causing that school to be closed for four days. The 2014-2015 school year was marked by one of the most challenging winters in recent memory.

Back -to- back blizzards in February, 2015 made opening schools a challenge and as the snow piled up it had to be hauled off by trucks. In spring of 2015, the Helen Keller Elementary School was awarded a pilot program for a Best Buddies program. As the first K-5 Best Buddies Program in the world we are excited to make this club a success. During the 2014-2015 academic year our students excelled scholastically, athletically, in the arts and in all extracurricular activities while making a profound impact on their community with a wide range of community service projects. We implemented EnVisions Math at the elementary level and as a district we participated in the PARCC Assessment pilot. While we had a few glitches our implementation was successful. We collected feedback from student and staff and shared the data with state education officials. Our faculty and staff are passionate in their work with our students and they are tireless in seeking new opportunities for all students. As advocates for public education, we extend our collective appreciation to the many employees and residents of the Franklin community who provide support for the Franklin Public Schools.

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.

Mission Statement
The Franklin Public Schools, in collaboration with the community, will cultivate each student's intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential through rigorous academic inquiry and informed problem solving skills within a safe, nurturing and respectful environment.

Core Values

  • Student Achievement

All students are entitled to academic excellence, appropriate facilities and quality materials and instruction.

  • Social / Civic Expectations

Students will become engaged, responsible citizens who respect the dignity and diversity of all individuals and cultures.

  • School Climate

Through our words and our actions, we create a culture of civility, thoughtfulness, appreciation and approachability.

  • School / Community Relationships

An active commitment among family, community and schools is vital to student learning.

  • Community Resources for Learning

We partner with all members of the community to exchange ideas, solve problems and build a comprehensive educational experience.


The FY 2016 proposed school district budget is driven by two key factors:

Personnel Salaries and Contractual Obligations:

The FY2016 proposed budget includes funding for all known collective bargaining increases. The overall salary recommendation does not include costs for employees who are expected to be absent for the year due to an unpaid leave of absence. The net increase in personnel costs amounts to $1,072,091.

Human resources continue to be our most valuable asset as indicated by the fact that eighty-five percent of the FY2016 budget is comprised of salaries and health benefits. The remaining fifteen percent accounts for payment for students attending out-of-district placements, transportation, and other expenses, mainly supplies and contracted services.

New Positions:
Secondary Level:
The FY2016 proposed budget includes funding for four new middle school teaching positions in an effort to maintain class sizes with increasing enrollment at the middle level. A .6FTE English Language Learning specialist is included to maintain compliance with regulations to address the needs of students whose primary language is not English. One high school teacher is included to address the increase in enrollment.

Elementary Level:
Three elementary math specialists are included in the proposed FY2016 budget. Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks were revised in 2011 and we are still in the process of aligning and adjusting. The math specialists have been an integral part of this work and the work will continue for the next few years, especially as we move into next generation testing.

The adoption of enVisions math is assisting us in the implementation of the new standards. However, there is much work to be done to support teachers and students. The current math specialists have been charged with creating 4 benchmark assessments in all grades to ensure consistency across the district. These are to be used as common assessments and to supplement enVisions with real world problem solving. The benchmarks incorporate questions similar to those found on statewide testing. The assessments within enVisions are more simplistic and do not have enough rigor for our students. Creation, implementation, monitoring, and analyzing these assessments is time-consuming, but yields valuable information about the program and student progress.

This is the third year that we have been working with the workshop model in our math classes. The model is similar to what has been used successfully in literacy. This allows us to formatively assess each student and differentiate the work according to what is needed for success. Teachers have needed ongoing support from the math specialists, who have been creating and delivering high quality professional development experiences for teachers in their role as instructional coaches. The goal is that with increased capacity internally, we will reduce our need for external consultants in the future. This is the model used in literacy, but requires the math specialists to have the time to plan and develop these programs. Additional math specialists in the proposed FY2016 budget would allow for one full time equivalent position at each elementary school to build capacity.

Health Care Benefits:

For FY 2016, health care premiums were expected to increase 10.9%, $482,361. The Town and School administration and the Insurance Advisory Committee continued to explore ways to reduce health care costs while at the same time improve overall health and wellness of employees. We anticipate the need to change insurance carriers to see a smaller increase of 4.7% or $211,849. In addition, the establishment of a wellness committee has been instrumental in providing additional opportunities for all employees to improve their physical health and well-being. At this time, as Franklin’s Insurance Advisory Committee continues to work towards keeping premium increases to a minimum, the Town and its employees have obtained significant cost savings over the past several years. We are encouraged by this level of collaboration and we continue to explore additional cost containment measures.

Shared from the full and complete PDF version of the Town of Franklin Annual Report for 2015 ->
Continue with the Public Schools section of the Annual Report. Page 142 picks up where this leaves off and provides a section on each of the 10 schools in the district.


"Prior to November 1 of each year, the Town Clerk shall cause to be prepared and made available to the inhabitants of the Town an annual report for the preceding fiscal year which shall include: the annual Town budget, the reports of all Town officers, the records of all Town Council bylaw amendments and resolutions, an abstract of births, marriages and deaths, and the wages, salaries, or other compensation of all Town employees." [Added 5-2-2012 by Bylaw Amendment 12-681]

Franklin High School in the rain
Franklin High School in the rain

For additional information on the Public Schools visit their page on the Town of Franklin website:

In the News: Council to help seniors, youth baseball registrations open

The Town Council is set at its meeting tonight to consider two measures to help senior citizens with their tax bills in the coming year. 
The meeting agenda includes two items for legislative action: the increase of the town's elderly exemption and a raise of the cap for the town's senior tax work-off program. 
Meeting paperwork proposes an elderly exemption increase from $750 to $1,000, effective July 1. The exemption applies to eligible property owners who are more than 70 years old.
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Online registration for Franklin Youth Baseball is now open and available at 
For new players and returning players who want to pay their registration fee by check, the organization will have open registrations from 8 a.m. to noon, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at the Franklin Elks Lodge, 1077 Pond St. 
Also, parents who are interested in coaching, head or assistant, can register online as well.
image from Franklin Youth Baseball website
image from Franklin Youth Baseball website

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FHS wrestling tops Taunton


  • Taunton, 6 @ Franklin, 59 – Final

one of a series of Hockomock Sports photos of the Franklin vs. Taunton wrestling match
one of a series of Hockomock Sports photos of the Franklin vs. Taunton wrestling match
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For additional results around the Hockomock League on Tuesday

Lifelong Learning: Sports, Exercise & Dance - All Winter Long

Franklin Public Schools          Lifelong Learning Institute

The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning 
at Franklin
Sports, Exercise and Dance All Winter Long

Men's Basketball
Have fun and work off those Holiday pounds

Men's Basketball is a great way to burn calories and have fun at the same time. So shoot hoops for fun and health! The eight-week course begins Thursday, January 14.
Register online now.  Just click here. 

Yoga. Yoga. Yoga.yoga_class_pose.jpg

Beginning January 12, Yoga is back and better than ever!

On Tuesday and Wednesday you can take advantage of two different types of yoga.............and we know one is just right for you. 
These eight week courses include Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Hatha Yoga. 
Register online now. Just click here

Zumba and Zumba Basics
A fusion of Latin and international music and dance

Zumba is a fun and effective way to tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps and the principals of interval training! Zumba will make you smile! 

Register online now Just click here.


Introducing Country Line Dancing
Beginning Thursday, January 14 for 8 weeks 

Country line dance is a popular style of dance in which a group of people performs a sequence of steps in unison while facing each other in rows. Line dancers usually form a series of rows in the middle of the dance floor. Country line dance incorporates many common dance moves into several different combinations. Many people enjoy the relaxed nature of country line dance. Because dancers move independently to the music, the sometimes stressful act of finding a partner does not exist.

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Adult Beginner Jazz

Beginning Monday, January 11 for 8 weeks
This Adult Beginner Jazz Course will encompass components from jazz, modern, and ballet techniques. Students will warm up with stretching exercises, isolations, strengthening exercises, and "across the floor" exercises. The class ends with a combination that is usually fast-paced and danced to popular music. Jazz shoes are optional; socks or bare feet acceptable. 

Register online now. Just click here
Contact: Brenda Reed, Director
Adult Education & Community Learning

Adult Education
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- Frederick W. Robertson

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