September 2020 Newsletter
Join Zoom FDP General Meeting September 10 at 8:30 a.m.
Please mark your calendar for the next general meeting of the Franklin Downtown Partnership on Thurs., Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m.!

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Kindness Rocks!
The FDP will be updating the Kindness Rocks Garden located on Main Street at Rockland Trust. Please contact the FDP to help with the project.
Fall Decorating
The FDP will be decorating the downtown for the fall season. If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact the FDP.

We also need sponsors for Holiday Happenings. Please email the FDP for more details.
Send Us Your Videos
We want to help you promote your business! Please send a 30- to 45-second video showing your business and/or your products. It doesn't need to be professional quality - a video shot with your phone is great! We will share that video on our social media channels. Send your videos to the FDP office.
Business Updates
The FDP is publicizing changes to Franklin business during the pandemic. If you have an update your business would like to share with the community, please complete this online form. If you have already completed the form once, remember to update the submission as needed.
Save With Your FDP Membership
Make sure you take advantage of the discounts offered by many Franklin Downtown Partnership members! Here are just a few examples of the savings offered:

• Keep your hair looking lovely with a 10% discount to Meraki Hair Studio and $10 off your first service at Salon Elan

• Preserve and appreciate a special work of art with 10% off custom picture framing at Thru the Looking Glass

Walk2End Alzheimer's to be Held in October
Register as a walker or a sponsor for the Neponset Valley Walk2End Alzheimer’s. This year, the walk will be handled very differently. Read about it here.
Online Lifelong Learning
As the coronavirus (COVID–19) continues to impact our communities, we’re committed to doing what’s best for our Lifelong Community Learning neighbors. Lifelong Community Learning will remain closed and all fall programming canceled until December 31. We look forward to the resumption of classes and welcoming you back when circumstances permit.

If you haven’t already taken a look at Lifelong Community Learning's Online Learning options, check them out now.
The Enclave
The Enclave of Franklin is requesting online reviews. See the details here.
Hockomock Area YMCA Offers Remote Learning Support Programs and Before & After School Care
Our Hockomock Area YMCA knows this academic year will challenge families and present a unique need in our communities, as families will be balancing their children’s remote learning needs with their own work schedules and commitments. We have been preparing to adapt our Y’s Before & After School Care program to include both full-day remote learning support as needed, along with traditional before and after school care. These enhanced programs will be comprehensive, supporting your child’s virtual learning needs, while providing enrichment, socialization and physical activity each day. 
At all three of our YMCA full facility branches in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro, we plan to provide onsite full-day remote learning and enrichment programming Monday through Friday as space allows. We are also identifying additional buildings in communities we serve where we may be able to expand our offering and allow more families to register.

Read more here.

To receive future updates and registration information once it’s available, please complete the online contact form by CLICKING HERE.
Simon's Furniture
Simon's Furniture is offering appointments to browse its showroom and is having a sale on mattresses and more. Check the Simon's website to schedule an appointment and view the sales.
Rail Trail Events
Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee published a newsletter detailing upcoming events. Read it here.
FSPA Opens for 36th Season
The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will open for its 36th season on Sept. 10. Returning students, as well as those students new to the school, will be welcomed for all programs in FSPA’s departments music, dance, and drama. All FSPA classes will be taught in-person or in a hybrid format, alternating weeks. Students may elect to take all classes virtually, if preferred. Read more here.
Economic Development Meeting
The Economic Development Subcommittee is meeting on Sept. 2 at 5:45 p.m. See the agenda here. One topic of discussion will be the Town of Franklin Market Study. See the study here.
Business Listening and Networking Sessions
The Franklin Town Council Economic Development subcommittee is holding a series of business listening and networking sessions. See the details and the dates here
Sen. Rausch Virtual Office Hours
Sen. Becca Rausch is holding virtual office hours every Friday during September. Visit her website for upcoming dates and times. See her most recent message here. 
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