News of Neighbors

If you have driven by the town offices lately and were curious as to what all the digging is for, you may interested to know that it is beginning construction for the new vault. At the recent annual Town Meeting, the Community Center trustees unveiled the architectural drawings of the new construction, which is referred to as phase two. Phase three will consist of an additional building that will be house a large meeting room, possibly a small kitchenette area, and of course, restrooms.

A reminder to everyone who has spring fever and is eager to clean up their yards. While it is very tempting to go ahead and burn that pile of winter blow downs, or pile of leaves, please remember that you must obtain a burning permit from the fire chief, Bob Grindle. What may start out as a small burn pile, can turn into a huge catastrophe very quickly. Remember also there are fines for burning without a permit.

There have been reports from neighbors all around town of suspicious looking vehicles lurking around their roads and yards, not to mention reports of items being stolen out of people’s yards. We hope that this does not become a trend in town, as one of the benefits of living in Franklin is the friendliness and kindness we have toward our neighbors. We have always been helpful to anyone who needs it, and it would be a shame to see that end as a result of these burglaries.

The eighth grade class at Mountain View is down to crunch time for their fund-raising events. They will be having a yard sale on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain View. Donations of yard sale items in good condition can be dropped off at the school, and they ask that there be no clothing items please. They are also hosting a raffle for an Old Town Kayak with paddles and life jacket, which will be drawn on June 1. Please call 422-3200 for more information on the yard sale and raffle.

The music students of Cynthia Dineen are practicing for their annual recital at Hammond Hall. This year’s recital will be April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Music students from the Mountain View and Peninsula schools and Sumner High School will be performing at the event. It is always a wonderful evening for the students to dress in their finest and perform their best musical offerings. Following the performances, there will be light refreshments.

Franklin Summer Baseball League had its sign up night last week. If you were unable to make it, and your child is between the ages of 5 and 12, and are interested in playing this year, please call 565-2948. It should be a great season of baseball and fun! Last year’s concession stands were so successful, this year we will be having them again. At all Farm and Little League home games, you will be able to grab a traditional baseball snack of hot dogs, chips, drink and of course bubble gum!

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]