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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.

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.