Franklin town crier for Nov. 15, 2020

Published: 11/19/2020 8:10:41 AM
Senior meals, rides available

■Portrait of a Franklin HS Graduate Design Sessions is a collaborative effort for parents and administrators to answer the question “What should our graduates know and be able to do?” The final session is scheduled for Thursday. Contact for more information.

■Service Link can offer phone appointments for those wanting information on Medicare open enrollment. Call 228-6625 ext. 1207 to set an appointment with Wayne Blanchard.

■The TRIP Center continues to provide “Meals to Go” and home-delivered meals for those who participate in congregant dinners and the Meals on Wheels program. Meals can be picked up Mondays and Thursdays. Reach out to anyone you know who might benefit from this program. Call Nancy at 934-4151 for information on how to participate.

■Door to door senior transportation (wheelchair accessible) is available Monday through Friday if you live in the Franklin, Tilton, Northfield area. Get to an appointment or shopping, but please call 24 hours in advance at 225-1989. Service to Andover, Danbury and Hill is available on Fridays.

■The CAP Weatherization Program is available if you meet any of these requirements: no insulation in the attic or walls, age 62 or older, age 6 or younger, or a person with disabilities is living in the house. If you qualify for fuel assistance and meet income guidelines for weatherization, as well as the above items, you may be eligible. Call 225-3295 to discuss options.

■The Recreation Center has several programs for children and youths. Visit the Parks & Rec webpage at for a full listing of what is available or call 934-2118.

■Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry’s program, Feed the Need!, provides supplemental weekend food bags to children in the Franklin schools. Current needs are microwaveable mac and cheese cups, microwave popcorn packets, instant oatmeal packets, and microwave pasta cups. Extra garden produce? Call the pantry at 934-2662, located at 1 Central Street (across from

■Benson Auto), if you would like to donate. Email to arrange for drop off. Monetary donations are always welcome.

■The Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is looking for volunteers at various times throughout the week. Contact Alec Cahn at 934-2662 or email

■The Franklin Animal Shelter will remain open by appointment only until further notice. Visit for information about upcoming events and to support the shelter.

■If you would like to receive regular notices of city meetings in your email box, visit, select “Subscribe to E-news” and check the kind of information you would like to receive.



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