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Franklin town crier for Feb. 7, 2021

Published: 2/4/2021 8:22:49 AM
Clothes Closet sale

■The Franklin Outing Club at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area is thinking positively and planning Winter Carnival events. Mark your calendar for the next event, Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. for a torch light parade, bonfire and night skiing at VMRSA. There will be a Pancake Breakfast (picnic style outside) on Sunday from 8:30-10 a.m. Visit the Facebook page for up-to-date information.

■The Thrift Clothes Closet is offering a great sale this week. All outerwear (jackets, coats, vests), children’s clothing and women’s clothing will be 50% off. Books, DVDs and CDs will be six for $1. There are some great ideas for Valentine’s gifts and the store hopes to share these with shoppers. As a reminder, store hours are Wednesday-Froday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■Tax preparation which was formerly done at the TRIP Center is currently offered by two individuals. You may call Meri-Lyn at 934-5050 or Brian at 768-3960 to make arrangements to drop off your documents.

■On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Planning Board will conduct a workshop to discuss zoning ordinance amendments for solar energy projects within the City of Franklin. The amendments will cover definitions of different solar installations, where projects will or will not be permitted, and plan and design requirements. The draft language will be available on the City website under “Public Notices” on Thursday.

■Sponsored by the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association: Win A Weekend Getaway! Drawing will be Friday. Visit for complete details.

■Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is in need of plastic bags and egg cartons. “Feed the Need!” provides supplemental weekend food bags to children in the Franklin schools. Call the Food Pantry, located at 2 Central St. (across from Benson Auto), if you would like to donate. Contact the pantry at 934-2662 or to arrange for drop off. Monetary donations are always welcome.

■Karma Korner welcomes donations year-round for the in-school store at Franklin High. Items needed are lightly used clothing/outerwear/boots, toiletries (deodorant, shampoo, etc.), new underwear/socks for males and females (sport bras SML are best), laundry pods (unscented) for the in-school laundry (machines donated by Sears Roebuck). Items can be dropped off at the high school main office during regular hours.

■The Franklin Public Library is open for appointments, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Computers are available and curbside service is provided upon request.  A virtual story time is presented weekly.  Please call 934-2911 for details or to schedule an appointment.

■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 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.

■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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