Wednesday, September 23, 2020

FDP General Meeting Nov. 5

Join us for the FDP General Meeting on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 895 6329 9189
Passcode: 184179
Attention Business Members

We hope you join us Thursday when we will be discussing opportunities to partner with other business owners and share new ideas on how to attract customers during these challenging times.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Franklin Kindness Rocks Garden Finds New Life

 Franklin Downtown Partnership, Berry Insurance and other local volunteers are spreading kindness and positivity by breathing new life into the Kindness Rocks Garden located in the green space next to Rockland Trust in downtown Franklin. 

Originally installed in the summer of 2018, the Kindness Rocks Garden was a huge hit with people who took rocks painted with inspirational messages and pictures. Now, a new push is on to create more painted rocks to place at the Kindness Rocks Garden. 

“We’re excited to continue the new tradition of a Kindness Rocks garden in downtown Franklin. Together we can help spread more kindness one rock at a time.” said Kaitlyn Pintarich of Berry Insurance.

The project is an extension of a popular national initiative called The Kindness Rocks Project that has a mission of promoting random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients by painting and dropping inspirational rocks.

Franklin Downtown Partnership Executive Director Lisa Piana is pleased that the Kindness Rocks Garden will offer just one more reason to visit the downtown area. “We hope that the Kindness Rocks Garden reminds people that our residents care and support others, especially during these challenging times.”

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Kindness Rocks Garden next to Rockland Trust, 58 Main St., Franklin, and take a rock. They are also invited to leave a rock as an inspiration to someone else. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Fall Into Downtown Franklin

On September 16, members of the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin Garden Club, resident volunteers and DPW decorated the downtown area with mums, pumpkins, and other autumnal decor from Hillside Nurseries and Franklin Agway.

“This year, we feel it’s more important than ever to roll out the red carpet to our downtown by beautifying it with autumn decorations,” said Roberta Trahan, vice president of the FDP. “We want to encourage people to shop local and support Franklin businesses.”

Long-time chair of the beautification efforts in downtown, Eileen Mason, said all the volunteers maintained appropriate social distancing and wore masks while installing the fall decorations.

“We wanted to make sure we beautified the downtown in the safest way possible,” said Mason. “Many thanks to our volunteers, Hillside Nurseries, the Department of Public Works and Franklin Agway for making this possible.”