Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Franklin Cultural Festival Kicks Off Wednesday!

Get out and enjoy summertime in Franklin! 

The first annual Franklin Cultural Festival begins Wednesday with The Pumpernickel Puppets at the library at 1 p.m., and Opening Ceremonies on the Town Common at 6 p.m. followed by a performance by Electric Youth. You can also take a Zentangle class at Jane's Frames and catch some one-act plays at The Black Box. 

That's just the beginning! There are too many events planned over the 5-day festival to name each one here. Instead, the Franklin Cultural Festival volunteers have their schedules posted in multiple places so you don't miss a minute of the fun:

The Franklin Cultural Festival website
Screen shot of Festival's website.


The Cultural Festival's Facebook page
Screen shot of Festival's Facebook page. Like it and follow! 


The Cultural Festival's Twitter, @artshappenhere 
Screen shot of Festival's Twitter page


Festival organizers have also produced a brochure









Monday, July 27, 2015

Mark Your Calendar For These Upcoming Events

Franklin Downtown Partnership 
Networking Luncheon
Friday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.
Dean College Dining Center


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General Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center, Golder Room

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Franklin Downtown Partnership
Fundraiser Dinner
Tuesday, November 10
More details to come!



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Davis Thayer Modules

Did you see this story in Franklin Matters

Removal of the modular classrooms at Davis Thayer School is a good thing for Downtown Franklin.

Davis Thayer modular units to be removed

The Davis Thayer modular units are supposed to be removed this summer. 
Walking by on Wednesday I saw equipment was being positioned to start 
the work. As this is posted, they may already be gone.

equipment positioned to remove the modular units
equipment positioned to remove the modular units

I went to the recent archive of photos from walking around to capture the 
'old' look. Once they are removed and the ground re-seeded, I'll share some 
photos so we can see the before and after comparison,

Davis Thayer modular units - 1
Davis Thayer modular units - 1

Davis Thayer modular units - 2
Davis Thayer modular units - 2

Davis Thayer modular units - 3
Davis Thayer modular units - 3

Davis Thayer modular units - 4
Davis Thayer modular units - 4
There were 2 classrooms within the modular units as I recall from a tour 
of the school in 2012. I'll go further into the archive to find and share 
photos of the inside.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Franklin Cultural Festival Brochure

The Franklin Cultural Festival organizing committee has created this handy brochure that puts all of the performances, venues and times in one place. Pick one up at the festival July 29 to August 2, or download and print one here

You can also check the master Schedule of Events on the Franklin Cultural Festival's website, and find more information on the group's Facebook page and on Twitter