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Franklin Resident to Run the Extra Mile for the Cure

She’s a hospice worker, and so she works with lots of people losing the battle to diseases we can’t yet cure. That’s why Franklin resident and mother of two, Katherine Bogigian, will run her first Boston Marathon for Brigham and Women’s Life Giving Breakthroughs team come April 18.
Until then, she’s charged with raising $7,500 for the cause.

The Santa Foundation Finds the True Meaning of Christmas

Organization Expects to Help 900 Local Families this Year

After 29 years, the Santa Foundation has grown to serve exactly that many towns – 29. The Franklin based nonprofit organization, The Santa Foundation, founded by Bob Sullivan, and run with his partner, Richard Timmons and the help of about 15 part-time volunteers, isn’t just gifts for the holidays.

A Decade of Food Elves!

What started in 2006 with two kids, Melissa and Cameron Piana, gathering food for the Franklin Food Pantry from neighbors with their wagon has burgeoned into an annual operation that has, over the last nine years, brought in 10 tons and nearly $26K ($25,700) in donations. The Franklin Food Elves, which now number close to 100 civic-minded Franklin elementary, middle and high school students, partnered with 14 local businesses and collected three tons of donations and over $8,500 for the Franklin Food Pantry just last year. This will be the 10th year of collection.

Local Resident Honored at HMEA 26th Annual Awards Night

HMEA, (Horace Mann Educational Associates) — a large human services provider in Franklin that serves individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities across Central and Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, honored employees, volunteers, providers, friends of the agency, and the individuals it supports at its 26th annual awards night on Wednesday, October 7th, at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Milford.

Fun Splashes Down at The YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Bernon Family Branch in Franklin has a treat in store for its families this year. Through a grant from the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, they’re building a splash park adjacent to the outdoor pool.
On October 20th, the YMCA sponsored a groundbreaking ceremony for the new splash park, showing off its brightly-colored designs and thanking Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation for its generous investment in the community.

McLaughlin Continued a Family Legacy in Tri-County Lacrosse

He had begun playing lacrosse with the Franklin Youth Program nearly a decade ago as a midfielder, and by the time he stepped off the Tri County field for the final time, he was a prolific goaltender for the Cougars.
“When I originally began playing lacrosse for the youth league, I just went out and played because I enjoyed the sport,” Tri-County midfielder Dan McLaughlin said. “In high school, I continued to play midfield for the junior varsity and varsity team before the coach tuned me into a goalie.”

FSPA Summer Theater Presents High School Musical

Franklin, MA – Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) Summer Theater presents the Disney mega-hit High School Musical at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14. The culmination of FSPA’s annual two-week musical theater program, the production features students in grades 8-12 and will be staged at THE BLACK BOX, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin.

37th Annual Feast of St. Rocco August 13-16

“You don’t have to go to the North End to enjoy a good Italian feast.”
That’s what Vinny and Alma Debaggis used to say, says Feast of St. Rocco planner Peter Brunelli of the late, beloved volunteers of the event, which is celebrating its 37th year at St. Mary’s Church in Franklin, this year. The feast takes place across from the Franklin Town Common behind the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School. It features food, rides and entertainment.