Franklin town crier for May 22, 2022

Published: 5/25/2022 1:08:25 PM
Run for animals

■The speaker on May 25 will be Tammy Carmichael, Executive Director of Partnership for Public Health. Rotary meets at the Episcopal Mission every Wednesday at noon, so mark your calendar ahead.  Contact for more information. Visit for speaker information. Contact for a Zoom link if you are unable to attend in person.

■The Franklin Business and Professional Women (BPW) organization are accepting applications for two scholarships: the Velma Smith Dalphond and the Jackie O'Rourke Scholarships.  Through the years, Franklin Business and Professional Women awards scholarships based on financial need, to women 22 years or older who work or live in the Franklin BPW membership area, and who are working toward advancing skills and their careers. An application can be found at Click on Apply Now for the form. The deadline is on May 31 and the winner will be notified in June and invited to the June 15 dinner meeting.

■On May 29 the Franklin Animal Shelter presents its eighth Annual 5K Fun Run. The registration is $10 for students 17 and under, $25 per individual and $35 per team of four people.  To sign up, visit

■The Planning Board meets on May 25 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

■Have you registered your child for Kindergarten yet?  If your youngster will turn five years old by Sept. 30, they are eligible to begin Kindergarten this year.  Please call Pam McDonald at Paul Smith School at (603) 934-4144 and provide her with your child’s name, date of birth, parents’ name, address, and phone number.

■Mark your calendar ahead for Franklin Middle School Book Fair from May 31 to June 3. The sale will take place during and after school. This is a great way to boost your home library or buy upcoming birthday gifts for young people.

■Community Wide Yard Sale, organized by The Twin Rivers Food Pantry, takes place on May 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine.  Maps of locations will be on sale starting at 7:30 a.m. in front of Franklin High School. For questions, email

■Lakes Region Planning Commission has launched a Housing Project to Assess Needs and Recommend Solutions survey. The survey encourages those living and working in the region to share what impact the housing situation has had on them, what has worked, and what changes might be beneficial to communities and residents. As well as an employer survey that seeks to find out the impact that housing may have had on employers in the Lakes Region, along with any suggestions that they have for addressing it. The link to the Lakes Region’s Housing Needs Survey is available at 




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