Franklin town crier for Feb. 28, 2021

Published: 2/26/2021 8:08:08 AM
Blood drives

■This year’s Boat Bash at the Veterans Memorial Recreation Area on Flaghole Road, will be a kids-only event on a smaller course on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This great event is run by Outdoor New England. Visit

■The Franklin Zoning Board will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom at Meeting ID is 847 8812 7812. If you have trouble logging in, call 934-2341 on Wednesday night. You can visit “Zoning Board Agendas” on the city website for more information.

■Several opportunities to Give the Gift of Life through a Red Cross blood drive are coming up in Warner (Friday and March 25), Tanger Outlet (Saturday and March 20), Belmont (March 8, March 11, March 23) and Laconia (March 9 and March 24). Visit to schedule an appointment.

■Portrait of a Franklin Graduate has resumed regular monthly workshops on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Email Carisa Corrow at for a link to the Zoom meetings.

■Tax preparation, which was formerly done at the TRIP Center and Franklin Parks & Recreation Department, is now being done remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is still free for individuals/couples with an annual income of less than $56,844. Go to or call 211 to make arrangements to connect with this free service.

■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.

■At this time, Service Link can offer phone appointments to answer questions regarding your Medicare or prescription drug coverage, along with caregiver and long-term care needs. Call 228-6625. New to Medicare Workshops are also available online. Call for dates and times and to set an appointment. The workshops are conducted via Zoom.

■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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