November 2021 Newsletter
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November General Meeting
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Send Us Your News for December Newsletter & Special Holiday Newsletter
As an FDP member, one of your many benefits is that the FDP can help you publicize your business. If you have any news you'd like to share in our regular December newsletter, please email it to by Nov. 15.

If you have special sales, gift cards or products you'd like to feature in our special holiday newsletter, please email those (with photos) by Nov. 28 to Please put "Special holiday newsletter" in the subject line.
Light Up Downtown Franklin and Beyond!
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is inviting everyone to participate in “Light Up Downtown Franklin and Beyond” with lights and winter decorations in businesses from Nov. 20 to Jan. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more about how to participate here.

The FDP is currently seeking sponsors for this event! Please email the FDP if you are interested in supporting this effort to support the downtown and its businesses!
Volunteers Needed for Downtown Holiday Decorating
Winter Decorating will take place on Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with the effort! Please email Eileen Mason to let her know you can help.
Ellie Fund Thank You
Pink lights, pink balloons, pink windows and many pink ribbons - Thank you Franklin for raising awareness for the Ellie Fund last week in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With the help of eighteen businesses, and the Franklin Downtown Partnership, the message - Meet Ellie - We can help! was shared with many, many customers during the week. 

The Ellie Fund is honored to provide assistance to breast cancer patients residing in and/or receiving treatment in Massachusetts. Through our Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program and Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program, we provide critical support services free of charge to help relieve a breast cancer patient’s burden while in treatment.

Thank You to:
3 Restaurant
67 Degree Brewery 
Allegra Printing
Create Some Fun
Dean Bank
Dress Code
East Central Car Wash
Elizabeth's Bagels
Franklin Downtown Partnership
Franklin Nutrition
Greco Designs
La Cantina Winery
Nerds to Go
Pete's Nerd Emporium
Safford Insurance
Station 117
Teddy Gallagher's Pub
The Rome Restaurant
Keefe and Deland, Gibson Join Forces
As of Sept. 30, Keefe Insurance has joined forces with Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates, Inc. The Deland, Gibson mission mirrors Keefe's goals from the last 100+ years. The expanded opportunities include conducting business nationwide, adding insurance product specialists, and having accessibility to all major insurance companies. The company will continue to work from its current office on West Central Street, and the service team is staying intact. Please read more here.
Berry Insurance is Hiring
Berry Insurance is growing! The company is hiring for two positions to add to its team – Personal Insurance Account Manager and Commercial Insurance Sales Executive. Click here to watch a video, learn more about Berry, the positions available, and to apply!
November Events at Franklin Historical Museum
During the month of November, the Franklin Historical Museum will honor all Franklin war veterans with a tribute listing all Franklin soldiers on record from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. The exhibit will open Thursday Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. and will be on display throughout the month of November.

On Nov. 14, the Museum's Second Sunday Speaker Series features vintage houses in Franklin as photographed by Franklin photographer Nathan Wales. This is the second presentation from the privately owned glass plate negative collection acquired at auction three years ago. All photos date from approximately 1912 to 1916 and show prominent homes of wealthy businessmen from that era, as well as working class homes, some still standing, some long gone. The museum opens at 1 p.m. and the presentation will start at 1:15 p.m.
News from Dean College
Dr. Paula Rooney, president of Dean College since 1995, has announced she will be stepping down from her post this year. Read Dr. Rooney's letter here.
Activities at Expressions Enrichment
Expressions Enrichment is offering a host of activities for children and adults during the month of November. Check out all the programs offered here or view the Expression Enrichment website for more information.
Franklin Art Association Meeting to Feature Boston Artist
The Franklin Art Association will have a meeting on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Senior Center (also via Zoom). The meeting will feature artist Dianne Panarelli Miller, an award-winning Boston-based “Plein Air Painter” of color and light and a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters as well as a Copley Master.
Wine Labels Class Offered
Lifelong Community Learning is offering a class titled Wine Labels - Truth & Lies on Nov. 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Liquors. This class will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money when shopping for wines. After this event, buying wine will never be the same!

To register for this class and see many of the other classes offered, visit the Lifelong Community Learning website.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The Franklin Interfaith Council will hold its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for the community on Sun., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Parish, 1 Church Square (masks required) and live streamed at Everyone is welcome! Read all the details about the event here.
New Pop Up Shop
Escape into Fiction is the latest businesses to occupy the 70 E. Central St. Pop Shop Opportunity Space. 

Escape into Fiction is a fiction bookstore carrying genres such as horror, romance, science fiction, mystery and more. The bookstore opened its doors on Oct. 22.
Local Business First
Local Business First provides Do It Yourself websitesDone with You websitesCustom WebsitesSearch Engine Optimization Services, & content writing for local businesses. Learn more about its services on its website or Facebook page.
Resident Member
The FDP welcomes its newest resident member Steve Saleeba!
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