Franklin town crier for Aug. 16, 2020

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<br /> Franklin town crier for Aug. 16, 2020<br />

Published: 8/18/2020 10:08:30 AM

Shelter open by appointment only

■Thrift Clothes Closet at 357 Central St. will be having a summer sale and back-to-school sale, offering a buy-one-item-get-the-second-item-free deal. The sale will be held from Wednesday through Aug. 29. It will be a wonderful opportunity to discover the new store location.

■The Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, located at 1 Central St. (across from Benson Auto), might be able to take excess produce from local gardens. If you would like to donate, please call the pantry at 934-2662 or email [email protected] to see if there is refrigerated space to accommodate your donation.

■The Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is looking for volunteers on Monday mornings to help with stocking, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 11 a.m. to pack items during service hours. Contact Alec Cahn at 934-2662 or email [email protected]

■The TRIP Senior Center can provide pick-up meals on Mondays. A bag will include three frozen meals to be used as needed. These can be picked up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 934-4151 to order and arrange a pick-up time.

■The Franklin Animal Shelter will remain open by appointment only until further notice. This policy will be reevaluated regularly and the shelter will fully reopen once the threat of COVID-19 is no longer imminent. Shelter staff continue to be on the premises to insure the proper care of all four-legged guests. Donations will still be accepted during this time via or in person. Check the shelter’s website for upcoming activities to support.

■Three Rivers Coalition will be at the Farmers Market/Concerts in the Park every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. You may pick up an application for an absentee ballot for the Sept. 8 state primary, Oct. 10 city election or Nov. 3 general election. Ballot request forms for Sept. and Nov. are also available for downloading at You can also call the City Clerk’s office (934-3109) to get your forms. When your ballot is completed, send it in right away.

■The Free Summer Concert Series is every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marceau Park. This week The Last Duo will perform. The duo’s repertoire of songs is plentiful and diverse and will gladly accommodate guest requests. Refreshments will be available for sale from Buffy the Hot Dog Slinger. Bring a blanket or chairs. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

■The Franklin Farmers Market will be held at Marceau Park every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 29. Free children’s activities and recipe samples will be available. SNAP, debit and credit cards are accepted. Interested vendors can fill out an application form available on the city Parks & Recreation website or call 934-2118 with questions. Linger a while and enjoy the free concert in the park.

■The Franklin Public Library is now open by appointment Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patrons are offered 15 minutes of browsing at a time.  For now, there are no public computers. Curbside service is still available Monday through Friday. Call 934-2911 for details.

■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.

■The City Hall lobby and City Clerk’s window are now open to walk-in traffic. However, please utilize the online system or the main entrance drop box for paying city property taxes, water bills, renewing car registrations and dog licensing renewals. Call the City Clerk’s office (934-3109) for inquiries and updates. For more information on City Clerk services visit

■Franklin VNA & Hospice offers a Foot Clinic every Wednesday in August. Call to schedule an appointment. Grief one-on-one sessions can be arranged by appointment as well by calling 934-3454.



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