|MIAA Statement Reiterating Masking Guidelines - 01/13/22|
Friday, January 14, 2022
Lifelong Learning (@FPSLearning) tweeted on Wed, Jan 12, 2022:
|Lifelong Learning: Programs closed Monday, Jan 17 for Martin Luther King Jr Day|
Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Day
Franklin Public Library Closed Monday
Kitchen Table Art Workshop: Cold Wax Painting
Kitchen Table Art Workshop: Cold Wax Painting
Sunday, February 6, 2022, 4-6 PM on Zoom. Registration deadline January 26th
Cold wax painting is a sculptural painting technique that uses cold wax medium with oil paint. We will approach it as an abstract and experimental painting method, but it can be used in representational and other painting applications.
The beeswax medium thickens the paint and creates a texture, transparency, and depth that is like encaustic painting, but without the use of heat. Marks can be made with whatever strikes your fancy.
Participants will supply items that can be found around the home or at local stores (for example repositionable painters' tape, a squeegee/bowl scraper or old credit card). Everyone who signs up will receive a supply list and instructions on how best to set up their work area along with a link to the Zoom meeting. Twelve kits with materials for the workshop will be provided, with distribution priority given to the first 12 Franklin residents who sign up. Kits can be picked up at the library during the week before the workshop. Anyone that does not receive a kit can build their own with instructions on the supply list. A kit is not required to participate. For help with materials and more information about the workshop contact Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio by email at email@example.com. Information and the supply list will be posted on her website https://www.thecreativitycurator.com/ . To register, please visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=FRANKLIN&curName=2022/... .
"A LONG-BREWING fight over state energy policy moved into the spotlight on Tuesday as key players laid out their positions in what promises to be an interesting debate over the best way to propel the state’s offshore wind industry into the future.
The starting point is a bill filed by Gov. Charlie Baker that would steer $750 million in American Rescue Plan Act money into a fund that would invest in new energy technologies, train a new energy workforce, and change the way offshore wind procurements are run in the future."Continue reading the article online
"Governor Charlie Baker and secretary of energy and environmental affairs Kathleen Theoharides on Tuesday urged the Legislature to pass a plan to make the state more competitive in the offshore wind industry.
The hourslong hearing before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy was contentious: 90 witnesses, including many supporters and some naysayers, signed on."
"THE LEGISLATURE’S energy committee approved a bill Wednesday evening that would give the state’s Clean Energy Center a major role in the development of the offshore wind industry and tap consumer electricity and natural gas bills to pay for tax credits, grants, and investments to make it happen.
Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin, the House chair of the Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee, maneuvered the bill through the panel with 10 House members and one Senate member voting in support, one senator voting no, and four senators and one House member reserving their rights. Sen. Bruce Tarr of Gloucester, a Republican, was the lone no vote."
|Sen. Michael Barrett of Lexington (left) and Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin, the chairs of Legislature's Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee.|
"AGES 13+ Join us for an immersive murder mystery game from "Hunt a Killer" that is told over the course of six “episodes.”
Each episode contains different clues that you'll use to solve the ongoing investigation! Examine the evidence to uncover critical clues, corroborate alibis, create timelines, and identify each suspect’s means, motive, and opportunity!
It is not required that you attend all 6 meetings, but since the episodes build on themselves, it is highly encouraged!"
|Crime Time Mysteries! Saturday Jan 15 - 2 PM|
|Beth Newman art work|
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Franklin, MA COVID-19 case counts continue to be driven by the omicron variant. Two weeks ago the positivity was 8%, last week we were at 17.06%. This week the positivity rate is at 22.83%.
|This week positivity rate is at 22.83%|
|chart for week of 1/13/22 - note scale for Y axis same as for last week|
Reminhttps://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/medicaregov-3-things-you-can-do-to.htmlder via Medicare.gov -> "3 things you can do to protect yourself from Omicron (vax, boost, mask!)" https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/medicaregov-3-things-you-can-do-to.html
Mass.gov COVID-19 page -> https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting
The CDC page for COVID-19 tracking -> https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
Barnstable Schools page -> https://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/Page/1
|Superintendent Ahern accepts Barnstable position effective July 1, 2022|
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- Saturday 9 to noon
- Saturday 1 to 4 PM