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Electric Youth to Perform Free Summer Concerts

FRANKLIN, MA – Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England and France, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. The Franklin concert will be presented as part of the first annual Franklin Cultural Festival, hosted by the Franklin Cultural District Committee. The culinary, fine and performing arts celebration will take place at various downtown Franklin locations from July 29 to August 2.

First Franklin Cultural Festival to Take Place July 29-August 2

Free Event Celebrates Visual, Performing and Culinary Arts

The Franklin Cultural Festival, the first official town wide celebration of the arts in Franklin, will take place from July 29 through August 2, 2015. The celebration will take place in various locations in downtown Franklin including the Town Common, the Public Library, the Horace Mann Middle School, THE BLACK BOX, the Historical Museum, in locations along Main, Daniel McCahill and Oak Streets and other locations within the Franklin Cultural District.

Dallas Cowboys Sign Dean College Alum Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead

Dean College graduate Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead has been signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, following the recently concluded National Football League Draft.
Lucky is a 2013 graduate of Dean College and a 2015 graduate of Florida Atlantic University. He is a native of Manassas, VA and an Osbourn High School alumnus.

Electric Youth Presents Bon Voyage Concert

Youth Performers to Embark on 12th European Tour

Electric Youth (EY) 2015, the international touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), presents a Bon Voyage concert at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. The performance comes just days before the ensemble departs for a two-week concert tour of England and France.

Remembrances and Awareness at Walk of Tears

On a bright, clear Sunday morning in early May, over 100 King Philip and Franklin High School students took part in the annual SADD Walk of Tears. Held in memory of Maura Howard, a graduate of KP High School, and Amy Callaghan, a graduate of Franklin High School, both victims of drunk driving, the Walk raised over $2,000 for SADD programs and scholarships at the two high schools.

Franklin Student Wins National Gold Medal in Music

Congratulations, Prem Pendkar!!

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.

Tri-County Culinary Arts Instructor Receives Prestigious Award

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.

Pitching, Defense Major Assets For Franklin Nine

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.

Spectra Natural Gas Pipeline Still a Proposal

Atlantic Bridge Project Would Affect Medway, Norfolk, Franklin, Bellingham and Walpole

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.