Franklin Matters

'12 Days of Donating' - preliminary results

The Franklin Food Elves and the Franklin Downtown Partnership are pleased to announce that the preliminary numbers are in and the “12 Days of Donating” Campaign has collected more than three tons (or 6,000 pounds) of goods and $8,000 for the Franklin Food Pantry. (L to R) Elf Ellie Teixeira, Co-Founder Cameron Piana, Food Pantry Executive Director Erin LynchMore than 90 Food Elves collected from their Franklin neighbors, the most volunteers in the history of the Franklin Food Elves. They worked in conjunction with local businesses that set up collection bins at their locations around town. Some of the donations dropped off at the Food Pantry“We’d like to thank all of residents of Franklin who donated to our campaign this ...
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Franklin Senior Center: A new edition of The Franklin Connection is available

A new edition of The Franklin Connection has been published on the Town of Franklin web site.Click the link below to read the latest edition. Senior CenterNote: email subscribers will need to click through to the Franklin Matters webpage to view the embedded content (video,audio and documents) This post originally appeared on Franklin Matters
Franklin Town News

Three Years to Sectional Championships –Franklin Girls Soccer

Advancing into the Division 1 South Sectionals once during your high school career is certainly an accomplishment; however, making it to the championship game the last three years is exceptional. The Franklin girl’s soccer team has not only been in the tournament the last five seasons, but has also ventured into the Division 1 South Sectional Championship game four times, including the last three.
Franklin Town News

Art Nights Offer Time to Relax, Create with Friends

No need to head into the city to hit a paint bar. Franklin has Art Night, Uncorked, right here at the Franklin Art Center on Friday nights. “I’ve been watching this trend since we opened the art center,” says Linda Kabat, of Franklin Art Center. “and I wanted to start it pretty much when we first opened, but at that point I was working on getting classes rolling, and then the birthday parties took off.” Kabat came back around to the idea when visitors to her art center expressed interest.
Franklin Town News

Santa Foundation – Giving a Little Hope Requests for Housing, Heat Assistance on the Upswing

The Franklin-based Santa Foundation is 28 years old, and it not only brings gifts to needy families in Franklin and 28 surrounding communities during the holidays, it helps people year-round with their needs. The all-volunteer, donation-based Santa Foundation, founded by Bob Sullivan, who runs it with his partner, Richard Timmons and the help of about 14 part-time volunteers, expects to help 900 families this year. “We’ve already made up (gift packages for) 450 families in 2014. We’ll do 900 when we’re totally done,” says Sullivan.
Franklin Town News

Official Public Notice Electric Rates are Skyrocketing

N star supply Rates going from 9.37cents/ kwh up to 14.97/ kwh on Jan. 1st Boston Globe November 7th 2014 National Grid has already gone from 8.2 cents to 16.27 cents Boston Globe September 25th 2014
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