Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1st Annual Empty Bowls Dinner - Apr 27

The Franklin Food Pantry and the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club have joined forces to co-host the 1st Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on Wednesday, April 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Franklin High School cafeteria. The event, which includes a simple meal of soup and bread, is meant to remind guests of the many “empty bowls” that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger.

Attendees will choose a hand-painted, ceramic bowl to take home as a reminder that “somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.” A silent auction will feature select pieces that have been created and painted by members of the FHS Empty Bowls Club, and local youth, adult and corporate groups. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Franklin Food Pantry and will be used to fight hunger locally.

“The Empty Bowls Dinner will bring together members of our community who are working together to fight hunger,” says Erin Lynch, executive director of the Franklin Food Pantry. “We hope it will be a powerful reminder of the many people who struggle to put enough food on the table. We are thrilled to partner with the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club to address the vital issue of hunger. We look forward to attracting all ages at this family-friendly event.”

Students in the Empty Bowls Club have been making ceramic bowls throughout the year to be used at the dinner. “Our students are excited to be part of such a meaningful effort,” said Brenna Johnson, FHS art teacher and instructor for the Empty Bowls Club. “It is rewarding for them to use their creativity to contribute to such a worthy cause. The true impact of their hard work will be felt on the night of our big event.”

Tickets must be bought in advance and can be purchased at the Franklin Food Pantry. Seating is limited so tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children and students. Payment must be made in cash or checks payable to the Franklin Food Pantry. 

The Pantry will hold “Box Office Hours” to sell tickets at its 43 W. Central Street location (on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station) during the following times:

  • March 31, 5-7 pm
  • April 4, 11 am – 1 pm
  • April 5, 4 – 6 pm
  • April 7, 5 – 7 pm
  • April 11, 11 am – 1 pm
  • April 12, 4 – 6 pm
  • April 14, 5 – 7 pm
  • April 19, 4 – 6 pm
  • April 21, 5 – 7 pm

Local teenagers paint bowls to be used in the 1st Annual Empty Bowls Dinner at Franklin High School on April 27. Pictured, left to right, are Katie Aiken and Julia Buccella of Franklin; and Sophia Oliveras of Woonsocket, RI.
Local teenagers paint bowls to be used in the 1st Annual Empty Bowls Dinner at Franklin High School on April 27. Pictured, left to right, are Katie Aiken and Julia Buccella of Franklin; and Sophia Oliveras of Woonsocket, RI.

Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger and raise funds to support local pantries. The Franklin Food Pantry and the FHS Empty Bowls Club work together to support the cause locally. The ceramic bowls are created throughout the year by the Empty Bowls Club and various corporate and community groups organized by the Pantry through its Empty Bowls Project. For more information on the dinner, or to arrange for your group to hold an Empty Bowls Project, visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org or call 508-528-3115.

FHS presents "Beauty and the Beast" - Apr 8 and 9

The Franklin High School Music Department proudly presents



Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

The musical will be on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Franklin High School auditorium.

Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.

FHS presents 'Beauty and the Beast'

FSPA Ballet Conservatory to perform three ballets

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) Ballet Conservatory presents three short ballets, Class Concert, Graduation Ball and Western Revelries, on Saturday, April 2, at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, in downtown Franklin. The production features some 50 area dancers from FSPA’s Ballet Conservatory Division. The program, a mixed bill of distinct repertoire, highlights the dancers’ versatility and provides students with the opportunity to explore different facets of their technique.

Originally choreographed in the 1960s for the Bolshoi Ballet School, Class Concert follows the structure of a ballet class. FSPA Ballet Mistress Cheryl Madeux has taken the framework of this piece and restaged it for the FSPA dancers. Her choreography provides an opportunity to demonstrate the serious caliber of FSPA’s Ballet Conservatory training and to showcase dancers’ technique and precision. The ballet’s opening features younger students, and sections of the ballet progress in difficulty to show dancers’ development.
Franklin School of Performing Arts
Franklin School of Performing Arts

Graduation Ball, with original choreography by David Lichine, has been restaged for this FSPA production by Clyde Nantais and Madeux. Set at a fashionable Viennese finishing school for girls, with military academy cadets as guests of the party, Graduation Ball is a comedic, exuberant ballet. Choreographed to the music of Johann Strauss II, the ballet presents a wonderful variety of dances, and entertains with a delightful array of characters and lighthearted comedy. Guest performer Benjamin Kuefler, from Acton School of Ballet, will dance Graduation Ball’s Sylph pas de deux with FSPA’s Noura Sander, 15, of North Easton. Nantais will perform the part of the Headmistress (a character role often performed by a man “en travestie”), with Cassie Murdock as the General.

Aaron Copland provides the lively score to Western Revelries, which features dancing cowboys, chickadees and a turkey in the straw. Madeux performed the ballet herself as a young dancer. The ballet is choreographed by guest artist Donna Bonasera, who was Madeux’s teacher and coach throughout her training. Western Revelries is well suited to spotlight the theatrical talents of the FSPA dancers. “You need a lot of personality for this ballet,” notes Madeux, “so I thought it was a good fit.”

The Ballet Conservatory Division at FSPA provides training in classical ballet technique, pre-pointe, pointe, modern and character dance. The curriculum is based on the foundations of the Vaganova syllabus and incorporates the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Training curriculum.

For more information about the FSPA Ballet Conservatory program, call (508) 528-8668. To purchase tickets ($18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors) to the ballet production, visit www.FSPAonline.com.

"induced earthquakes will likely happen in the near future"

The Washington Post reports that the US Geological Survey (USGS) has updated their maps showing the increased likelihood of man-made earthquakes. 

"Earthquakes are a natural hazard — except when they're man-made. The oil and gas industry has aggressively adopted the technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to shatter subsurface shale rock and liberate the oil and gas lurking there. But the process results in tremendous amounts of chemical-laden wastewater. Horizontal drilling for oil can also produce massive amount of natural, unwanted salt water. The industry disposes of this wastewater by pumping it into deep wells. 
And the Earth moves."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/03/28/new-seismic-hazard-map-includes-fracking-related-quakes-for-the-first-time/


USGS map displaying 21 areas impacted by induced earthquakes as well as the location of the fluid injection wells that have and have not been associated with earthquakes. (Courtesy of USGS)
USGS map displaying 21 areas impacted by induced earthquakes as well as the location of the fluid injection wells that have and have not been associated with earthquakes. (Courtesy of USGS)

The USGS announcement of the press conference during which this data was released http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4486&from=rss_home#.VvnG2vkrLIU


The Earthquake Hazards Program can be found here  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

In the News: Faces of Recovery concert, turnpike toll booths going away, peaker plant gets water from Millis

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

A local group aimed at fighting substance abuse will be holding a concert this weekend to share treatment stories and further reach out to the community. 
The Support for Addicts and Families by Empowerment (SAFE) is slated to host a "Faces of Recovery" concert on Sunday at Franklin's Black Box Theater. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160328/franklin-coalition-to-host-recovery-awareness-concert


The state is looking for an OK from the town's Conservation Commission to tear down the toll booths and a building at the intersection of the Mass. Pike and Interstate 495 later this year, and restore the area to open space.
 
The Exit 11A toll plaza demolition and improvement project is part of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling, which eliminates the traditional toll booth system in favor of drive-under electronic toll collectors at various points on the highway, charging for distance rather than the number of exits traveled. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation expects the new system with 15 checkpoints to be in use by October.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160328/hopkinton-dot-prepares-to-demolish-toll-booths



Selectmen Monday voted to move forward with the potential sale of water to Exelon after a committee concluded that the sale is feasible. 
The Drinking Water Committee last week approved motions to recommend to the Board of Selectmen that they move forward with negotiations and planning to sell water to Exelon for its 200-megawatt expansion in Medway.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20160328/millis-selectmen-ok-exelon-water-talks



Monday, March 28, 2016

S.A.F.E. presents Faces of Recovery featuring Mike Zito - Apr 3


No tickets necessary, but please RSVP by clicking here


Join SAFE on April 3, 2016 for Faces of Recovery: A Day of Awareness, Hope and Healing.
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Mike Zito to perform at Faces of Recovery

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, SAFE is presenting Faces of Recovery: A Day of Awareness, Hope and Healinga community event with special guest Mike Zito. Zito is an internationally known musician living in long term recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. He will play an acoustic "storytellers set" followed by a concert with his full band.

The evening will also feature various speakers from the recovery community who will share their own stories.
•    State Representative Jeffrey Roy
•    Matt Ganem, representative of Banyan Treatment Centers and treatment advocate living in long-term recovery
•    Colleen, living long term recovery
•    Jim Derick, SAFE Coalition president and family in recovery
•    Mike Zito's acoustic "storytellers set"
•    State Senator Karen Spilka
•    Jeff, living in long term recovery
•    Shawn Salisbury, living in long term recovery and volunteer from East Bridgewater HOPE 
•    Mike Boyd, Learn to Cope member in recovery
Concluding with a special musical performance by Mike Zito & the Wheel!

Come out and join your community for an evening filled with information, inspiration and hope!

This event is being hosted to bring those in the community together to raise awareness and provide support to the recovery community. "We've hand-picked each speaker to offer those in attendance unique perspectives on the recovery journey and to bring hope to those individuals and families seeking or living in recovery," says Jim Derick, SAFE's president.  By example, these individuals will show us recovery is possible!

This event will include food and beverages and is open to all ages.
 
No tickets necessary, but please RSVP by clicking here.

For more information about this event and the S.A.F.E. Coalition please "Like" us on Facebook and visit our website www.safecoalitionma.com.
MIKE ZITO "One Step At A Time"

Mike Zito at Faces of Recovery

See him live at Franklin's Black Box Theatre
Sunday, April 3, 2016

5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

THE BLACK BOX
15 West Central St Franklin MA
Click the image above to watch Mike Zito perform One Step at a Time.

There are no tickets required for admission.

Please RSVP by clicking here.
S.A.F.E. is a coalition of community partners who have come together to provide support, education, treatment options, and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance abuse disorder. We do so by empowering those affected, including their families, with the tools necessary to succeed on their journey to recovery. We understand that while I can't, we can.
 
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"a “ground-breaking” approach to treating non-violent prisoners with addiction"



"Several SAFE Coalition members toured the Essex County Correctional Facility with prison officials, Wrentham District Court probation officials, and officials from Norfolk County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Frank Cousins began the tour with a presentation on his 42 bed detox facility which opened on December 7, 2015. 
We saw firsthand the innovative approach the sheriff is using to combat substance abuse disorder with pretrial detainees. The unit provides a positive environment for detoxification and long-term planning and provides a 28-day comprehensive treatment program to pretrial detainees to effectively address their addiction. 
Detainees wear a blue uniform, not the prisoner’s typical orange jumpsuit. The correction officers are dressed in khakis and polo shirts instead of the standard prison guard uniforms. And those residing in the unit attend five counseling sessions per day, as well as one-on-one meetings with a counselor."
Continue reading about the visit
http://safecoalitionma.com/2016/03/23/coalition-tours-essex-county-correctional-facility-read-about-their-experience/

SAFE Coalition
SAFE Coalition

"pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight"



"When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that's ambivalent to orientation ... to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage."





http://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d_andrea_meet_the_dazzling_flying_machines_of_the_future

https://twitter.com/tedtalks
TED Talks

Register O'Donnell Donates Clothing Thanks to Countywide Donations



Norfolk County Registry of Deeds


Stating his unequivocal support for its mission "dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need," Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell recently delivered a sizeable clothing donation, through its Suits for Success program, to Interfaith Social Services of Quincy.

The Register stated, "On behalf of the many generous Norfolk County residents and Registry staff who contributed clothing, it is my pleasure to deliver these critically needed items." O'Donnell handed over such clothing items as men's suits; dress pants; collared shirts; women's suits, women's dress pants and blouses.

Rick Doane, Executive Director of Interfaith Social Services said, "This clothing, received from drives such as the Registry's Suits for Success program, is critical to helping South Shore residents in need get back on their feet. We are most appreciative of everyone who contributed."

Suits for Success is a program designed to help men and women reach economic independence and personal self-fulfillment. "The Registry is proud to partner with Interfaith Social Services on behalf of this worthwhile program," noted O'Donnell.

Those interested in making a clothing donation can drop off new or gently used business appropriate clothing, professionally cleaned, during the hours of 8:30AM-4:30PM at the Registry. If you have any questions regarding a donation, please contact Alicia Gardner at (781) 461-6104.

Register O'Donnell concluded by saying, "Having something in your closet that you don't usually wear can make a world of difference to someone else. It just might be the item that helps them get ahead in life."

To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at www.norfolkdeeds.org.


Register William P. O'Donnell
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

phone: 781-234-3336
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street, Dedham,, MA 02026-1831

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

RIP - Thomas Moseley

Thomas was the founder of the Moseley Group operating in Franklin since 1989.
Thomas passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Thomas was a resident of Weston, Massachusetts at the time of his passing. He was married to Suzanne. 
Visiting hours at the George F Doherty Sons Funeral Home 477 Washington St Rt.16 Wellesley Ma on Friday March 25th from 3-7pm and a Memorial service will be held on Saturday March 26th at 3pm in the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom√Ęs memory to the Westminster School at 995 Hop Meadow Street Simsbury Ct 06070.

You can view his full obituary
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/thomas-moseley-obituary?pid=1000000178250329

He did not get to see the new signs put up recently at Mosley Mills

Moseley Mill sign on Hayward St
Moseley Mill sign on Hayward St

Moseley Mill sign along RT 140
Moseley Mill sign along RT 140

For more about the Moseley Group check their webpage  http://www.moseleycorp.com/

FHS Boys and Girls Hockomock League Basketball All Stars - 2016

The official Hockomock League Boys and Girls Basketball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league, were published by Hockomock Sports. The Franklin athletes who were recognized are shown here.

Boys Basketball

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP

  • Tim Prunier, Franklin


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS

  • Tim Prunier, Franklin
  • Connor Peterson, Franklin
  • Jay Dieterle, Franklin


For the complete list of all the Hockomock teams
http://www.hockomocksports.com/2016-hockomock-boys-basketball-stars-hms/

Girls Basketball


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS

  • Aubrie Kutil, Franklin
  • Lauren Rudolph, Franklin


HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Olivia Adiletto, Franklin


For the complete list of all the Hockomock teams
http://www.hockomocksports.com/2016-hockomock-girls-basketball-stars-hms/

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

FHS Girls and Boys Indoor Track Hockomock League All Stars - 2016

The official Hockomock League Girls and Boys Indoor Track All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league, were published by Hockomock Sports. The Franklin athletes who were recognized are shown here.

Girls Indoor Track


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS

  • Jessica Kroushl, Franklin
  • Halle Atkinson, Franklin
  • Nicole Clermont, Franklin
  • Beth Neal, Franklin
  • Katherine Harnett, Franklin
  • Ella Gutkowski, Franklin
  • Brittany Robinson, Franklin
  • Meghan Doherty, Franklin


HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Sabrina Roche, Franklin


For the complete list of all the Hockomock teams
http://www.hockomocksports.com/the-2016-hockomock-girls-indoor-track-all-stars-hms/


Boys Indoor Track

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS

  • Alec Hurd, Franklin


HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Ryan Spelman, Franklin


For the complete list of all the Hockomock teams
http://www.hockomocksports.com/2016-hockomock-boys-indoor-track-stars-hms/

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Annual Parent Info Night - Anti Bullying - March 29

A message from FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT


  • What is bullying and what is not bullying under the law?
  • When is student behavior bullying and when is it developmentally typical behavior?
  • What are school district requirements and obligations under the law?
  • What information are school districts able to share with you about their bullying
  • investigations?
  • What are student support and safety plans?
  • What is the role of law enforcement?
  • How can parents and school personnel work together to address instances of bullying
  • and support positive student behavior?


These topics and more will be addressed by Attorney Paige Tobin from Murphy, Lamere and Murphy Law Firm

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6:30 P.M.

FHS Lecture Hall



Please see attached flyer for more information
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczWEtzNWR1dTZVekU/view?usp=sharing

Community entrance at Franklin High School
Community entrance at Franklin High School

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Norfolk County Registry of Deeds - Computer Seminar - May 4



Norfolk County Register of Deeds
William P. O'Donnell
 to Host Computer Seminar
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 ~ 4:30pm to 5:30pm

 
Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell will host a free informational seminar on computer assisted land records research at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at 649 High Street in Dedham from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  The seminar is intended for both real estate professionals and the general public.

Record Hall Flags
 
Register O'Donnell noted that the program will include a brief presentation complete with reference materials and hands-on exercises. There will also be opportunities to ask both basic and advanced questions.

Computer assisted land records research is currently available both at the Registry and on the Internet at www.norfolkdeeds.org.

"These services have proven to be invaluable tools for our customers. We hope that this seminar will be both helpful and informative," said Register of Deeds Bill O'Donnell.

There is no charge for the seminar, but anyone planning to attend is asked to register by calling Alicia Gardner at 781-461-6104 or by email to agardner@norfolkdeeds.org.  Please include your name, address, email and a daytime phone number when you register.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  It is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County, amassing approximately a half of million land records dating back to 1793.

The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org. To learn more about this and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives like us at Facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds.
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street, Dedham,, MA 02026-1831

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Access Northeast Pipeline Forum - Apr 7


Join us for a free public forum to learn how the pipeline would affect us, why it’s not needed, and what you can do to stop it.


  • Thursday, April 7,   7-9pm


Sharon High School Auditorium
181 Pond Street
Sharon, MA
anti-pipeline sign on Franklin lawn
anti-pipeline sign on Franklin lawn





For additional info
http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/spectra-pipeline-open-houses/

http://sharon.wickedlocal.com/article/20151027/NEWS/151026193

http://www.spectraenergy.com/Operations/US-Natural-Gas-Operations/New-Projects-US/Access-Northeast/