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Local News for Franklin, Connecticut


I Spy Franklin!

July 1st – August 30th Franklin, the Library Dog, is missing his friends at the library. No one has snuggled with him or read a story for a long time. Franklin liked watching everyone in the house cooking treats for him. He really liked playing hide-and-seek when little friends would hide behind him! Franklin wants READ MORE.

Be a 4H Braniac in July

Limited space is available for a weekly online activity or BREAK OUT ROOM! Must register by Tuesday of each week to get a kit containing everything you need, then build it online with a 4-H leader. Details on our website. July 1 Blazing Bugs (LED lights) July 15 Neodymium Magnets July 29 Pooter (insect collection) READ MORE.

Project to preserve local history during pandemic

‘Franklin History Room’ initiative is collaborative effort between town’s library, Ashbel Woodward Museum and historical society

FRANKLIN – Christine Schulz misses her patrons.The world-wide pandemic has created a disconnect within communities across America, even in the smallest towns, such as Franklin. And Schulz, who has been the director of the Janet Carlson Calvert Library since its founding in 2007, wants to change those feelings of separation.“I’m hoping to keep Franklin together,” READ MORE.

Holmgren Subaru awards $35K to Sails Up 4 Cancer

Holmgren Subaru, in Franklin, recently announced that it has donated $35,000 to nonprofit organization Sails Up 4 Cancer.The funds will benefit the nonprofit’s Spinnaker fund, where cancer patients in financial need can apply to assist with day-to-day needs like groceries, rent and medical expenses. The collaboration with Holmgren Subaru and the annual Share the Love READ MORE.

Franklin Historical Society seeking photographs, stories

The Franklin Historical Society, in a collaborative initiative between the Ashbel Woodward House Museum and Janet Carlson Calvert Library, are seeking photographs and stories about the lives of Franklin residents during the COVID-19 outbreak.The project will be shared online with the community. The society would eventually like to collect physical artifacts of the time after READ MORE.

All Things Culinary May 10-16

May 10th – 16th – All Things Culinary Cook Book Club is challenging all cooks, chefs or anyone looking for some fun, with a cook-off challenge! During the week of May 10th (Mother’s Day!) and May 16th , create a special dinner like chili & cornbread, steak & veggies, anything to celebrate Mom or being READ MORE.

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