A number of students from Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, located in Franklin and Millis, participate in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (RCMDP) assessment sessions each year. The RCMDP assessment process represents an extremely exciting opportunity for students, on a national level, to demonstrate the skills that they have honed through continual practice. Locally, assessments are held at Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, which is a Founding School and a regional assessment center for this international program.
Nancy Haney, a Culinary Arts instructor from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, was chosen by members of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Board of Directors as the winner of this year’s Massachusetts ProStart Educator of Excellence Award.
Haney, a 1981 graduate of Tri-County, has taught Culinary Arts at the school for 25 years. Nancy graduated from Johnson and Wales before becoming an educator. She worked at another school for four years prior to returning to Tri-County.
Second-year coach Zach Brown is optimistic that experienced pitching along with a capable defense will be major reasons why Franklin High’s baseball team can qualify for another tournament berth.
Last year, Brown’s first at the helm after 11 years as an assistant at Wheaton College, turned out to be moderately successful for the 36-year-old coach. The Panthers finished 10-10, then split two games in the tourney, beating Barnstable and bowing to Wellesley.
The word on the proposed natural gas pipeline dubbed the Atlantic Bridge Project, a proposed expansion of the Algonquin Gas Transmission (Algonquin) and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (Maritimes) systems by Spectra Energy, is that the project has been downsized, but residents who live along Spectra’s current right of way, who have natural gas pipelines abutting their property, may want to take the initiative to follow the progress of this proposal, right now in the preliminary filing stages with FERC (Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission), filed under FERC docket PF15-12.
The Franklin Historical Commission will celebrate “Horace Mann Day” on Sunday, May 3, 2015 with a special presentation, “Horace Mann and His World,” featuring writer and commentator Peter Golden, who lives in Natick and has been writing about history for 35 years. The introductions and festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Our Town Publishing is excited to announce its new location in Gould’s Plaza at 74 Main Street in Medway. The new site will enable Our Town Publishing to open its commercial printing to the public. “It has been a long time since I had a retail location,” said owner Charles Tashjian.
Dean College has completed a major energy efficiency project as one of the founding colleges participating in the Mass College Green initiative. The project is expected to deliver more than $691,000 in lifetime energy savings and features energy efficiency measures, campus engagement and sustainability components.
When she was growing up, her sister was the artist of the family, who majored in visual arts while Mireille Eastman majored in theatre at the same school. That is, until Mireille went to Paris about 20 years ago.
“While I was there, I was an au pair, and I would find cardboard in the alleyway on the street where I lived, and I just started painting weird funky things. It’s kind of how I started painting, as a hobby. It was the thing that I did to relax or for fun,” says the painter, who then painted in pastels.
The Franklin Art Association brings its Spring Art Show to the BLACK BOX, at 15 West Central Street in Franklin this month, on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Members’ fine artwork will be shown and judged in oil, acrylics, pastels/charcoal, photography, watercolor and mixed media, and artwork will also be sold, with a gala wine reception and awards on Saturday night from 4-8 p.m. In addition to bin sales of original artwork and prints will be a small works table and “clothesline” sale of 8x10 originals.
Upon entering high school at Tri-Country Regional in Franklin, Plainville native Rob Saraf continued playing football and basketball during his freshman season. However, when it came time to take to the court his sophomore season, he just wasn’t feeling it and decided to forgo playing basketball, but he needed something to fill that void.
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