Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Free Paw Sox Tickets for Members!

"Dear Partnership Members:

As a special thank you for partnering with WMRC - First Class Radio on the Got Local Buy Local Campaign, we'd like to invite the Franklin Downtown Partnership to be our guest at a very special Got Local Buy Local Night at the Paw Sox this June. We've set aside 150 tickets for FDP members and families, and hope you'll join us.

The game is Monday, June 13th, at 7:05 vs. The Charlotte Knights.

Tom McAuliffe II -- President, WMRC- First Class Radio"

Anyone who would like tickets please stop by the FDP office in the morning this week or next. Please e-mail or call (774) 571-3109 to make sure the office is open. Each member can request up to 4 tickets for their family.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The eighth annual Beautification Day brought out more than 40 volunteers and the sun Saturday morning. More than 1,200 plants were installed by the Franklin Garden Club and Partnership volunteers throughout downtown. Read the Milford Daily News story by Brian Benson here: Franklin volunteers turn out to make town beautiful.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Strawberry Stroll Handout (Updated May 20)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Dean College Campus Center @ 8:30 am
Campanella Board Room

I.      Open Meeting

II.     Adoption of Agenda

III.    Introductions

IV.    Report: Town Updates, Jeff Nutting

V.     Report: Streetscape and Zoning District Update
        Bryan Taberner and Maxine Kinhart

VI.    Report from Executive Director
        a. 2011 Event Updates
        b. Sponsorship Reminder
        c. Membership Update
        d. New Board Members and New Members

VII.   Report: Beautification, Eileen Mason

VIII.  Report: Strawberry Stroll, Diane Glass

IX.    Report: Harvest Festival, Angie Grant/Lisa Piana

X.     New Business: Updates from our members

XI.    Other Business

XII.   Adjourn

Strawberry Stroll - June 16, 2011

FDP Strawberry Stroll 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Upcoming meeting and events

Partnership General Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.
New Location this month only!
Dean College Campus Center, Campanella Board Room
(1st room on left directly across from the Dining Room)
Agenda will be posted here next week.
All businesses and the general public are invited!

Beautification Day
Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. - Noon
Volunteers are needed Friday and Saturday
Beautification invoices have been sent out to downtown businesses. Please note: payment must be received by May 20th in order for flowers to be planted at your location this year.
For more information please contact Beautification Chair Eileen Mason at emason11@verizon.net.

Did you forget to pay your membership?
There are a few of you who still owe your 2011 membership. Please try to get payment in this week so you can participate in our wonderful events.

Strawberry Stroll
Thursday, June 16th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
We are in the final planning stages for the upcoming Stroll. Flyers will be distributed next week. Please help the FDP advertise this exciting event. Event co-chairs are Nicole Fortier, nicolefortier@deanbank.com, and Diane Glass, dianeglasslaw@gmail.com.

Harvest Festival Update
Registration information will be sent out this week.
If you are a new member and would like to participate please contact Angie Grant, our new Harvest Festival Event Chair, at agrant@middlesexbank.com so you can be added to the distribution list.

Make sure you have your link here on the Partnership website!
It is free with your business membership. Check back here for all current information and street closing updates.

Sponsorships Needed
Sponsors are still needed for Beautification, Harvest Festival and Holiday Stroll. Please email the Partnership at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship Opportunities and a Sponsorship Registration Form can be found under the Sponsorship tab.
Thank you to those of you who have supported past events!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Strawberry Stroll Sponsors are due TODAY!
We need your support!

Please email the FDP office at franklin.downtown@yahoo.com if you would like to sponsor this event.

Sponsorship Opportunities can be found here, and a Sponsorship Registration Form can be found here.

For more information contact the event co-chairs Nicole Fortier, nicolefortier@deanbank.com, or Diane Glass, dianeglasslaw@gmail.com.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Street Closures this Saturday

The Dean College Class of 2011 Commencement Ceremony will be this Saturday, May 7. To allow for the procession of graduates before and after the ceremony, some roads downtown will be closed for parts of the day:

  • Main Street between School Street and Emmons Street will be closed from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. and from 1:30 - 1:15 p.m.

  • Part of School Street will be closed from 10:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Congratulations and Good Luck graduates!