Friday, June 29, 2012

Traffic Alert for Sunday, July 1

The Franklin July 4 parade will be Sunday, July 1, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

The parade will begin at East Central Street and Cross Street (by Walgreens) and proceed up East Central onto Main Street, up to Church Square and around the Common, going down Union Street and ending at School Street

For more information about the Franklin 4th of July Coalition's plans for the week ahead follow this link to their website:

Latest designs for Franklin downtown project revealed

The following link takes you to the Milford Daily News story about the Downtown Streetscape Project Public Hearing held last night at Town Hall. Construction is projected to begin Summer 2013.

Latest designs for Franklin downtown project revealed

Beautification Committee

This past spring we expanded the FDP Beautification Committee to include a group that would be more involved in on-going beautification tasks like trash pick-up, sweeping sidewalks and weeding. Chris Bond and Jim Schultz are leading this new group and we are inviting business owners, building owners and residents to be part of this planning group. We are still in the idea stages and would like to get your input. 

Please email the FDP at if you are interested in being part of the Beautification Committee or have ideas on how we can improve downtown center. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reminder: Downtown Improvement Project Hearing

There will be a Route 140 Downtown Improvement Project public hearing tomorrow, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Municipal Building in the third floor training room. 

Click here for the MassDOT official notice of the hearing. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Reminders

Happy Summer!

Thank you again to all of you who participated in the Strawberry Stroll. Thank you to our Sponsors:  Dean Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Dean College, Garelick, CVS Pharmacy, Keefe Insurance, Chestnut Dental and DCU.

A Few Reminders:

Make sure you remember to water your flowers!
We are still looking for Beautification Donations so keep them coming!

Harvest Festival Planning
Registrations forms will be going out shortly. Remember, in order to hold your space you must fill out the form and send it in by July 30th. FDP Members receive a free booth but still need to fill out a registration. If you have not sent in your 2012 Membership please remember to do so this week.

Mary Graff is this year's Harvest Festival Booth Chair:
Jeanne Sherlock is the Harvest Festival Co-chair and will be running the entertainment:

Please Note:  August 1st we will be inviting non-members to send in their HFest registrations. We will NOT be able to hold spaces for FDP members who have NOT returned their registration or paid their membership dues. Please remember to get your paperwork in on time.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Strawberry Stroll Thank You

The 2012 Strawberry Stroll in Downtown Franklin started out a bit stormy but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm or the appetites of anyone who braved the elements early and came out to enjoy the event. 
When the storm clouds passed shortly before 5:00 p.m., DJ Domenic Cotoia of Music Odyssey Productions got the party fired up by playing “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. Shortly after that the crowds arrived to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. 
Hundreds of people strolled through the downtown Thursday afternoon, enjoying the Partnership’s famous strawberry shortcakes in front of Dean Bank, special promotions by participating businesses and restaurants, and music at four different locations. 
A big Thank You to the sponsors of this year’s Strawberry Stroll:
Platinum Sponsor Dean Bank
Silver Sponsors Dean College and Garelick Farms
Bronze Sponsors DCU, Keefe Insurance, CVS Pharmacy and Chestnut Dental

And Thank You to all our volunteers who helped make this event happen!

More photos from the event will be posted in the 2012 Strawberry Stroll Slideshow soon! Look for it in the upper right-hand corner of this website.

Public Hearing June 28

The MassDOT will hold a public hearing on the Route 140 Downtown Improvement Project on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, Third Floor Training Room.

Click here to read the entire official notification of the hearing.

For more information about the Downtown Improvement Project we have links under the Projects tab above. You will also find more information on the Franklin Matters website and at the Town of Franklin website under the Downtown Improvement Project link.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Strawberry Stroll Today

Come spend the afternoon with us today at the 
Strawberry Stroll in Downtown Franklin!
We're scooping up fun and Delicious Strawberry Shortcakes rain or shine!

Click here for a downloadable Strawberry Stroll Map.

2012 Strawberry Stroll poster

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Volunteers Needed

Dear FDP Members,
We are in need of volunteers for
set-up and clean-up at the Strawberry
Stroll on Thursday.
If you are available at 2:30 for set-up
or at 7:00 for clean-up
please contact Joel Carrara at
We appreciate your support.