Franklin Area Senior High School held its annual Christmas concert featuring their concert choir and band as well as the Madrigal singers. The lobby provided guests an opportunity to see and even purchase the work of the art students and help them raise some funds for the Legacy Art Project.
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Franklin's First Baptist Church and Barrow-Civic Theatre treated listeners to traditional and classical holiday music over the weekend. Both shows featured top notch performances showcasing the rich talent the area has to offer.
The Barrow had Handel's "Messiah" followed by a set of festive, folky Christmas tunes with holiday decorations and ugly sweaters on both Friday and Saturday evening. The theater is fundraising currently for new lights and other technical improvements.
The Baptist church had a collection of musicians and singers performing a wide variety of pieces from standards to piano concertos by Dennis Geib and Evan Wolfgong. Kevin Downey, a former Taste of talent winner and local favorite, came back to perform. The event was free with donations accepted for the local Mustard Seed Missions, which is dedicated to helping those in need of a hand.
The high end cultural art experience is alive and well in little ole Franklin.
Who would've thought that a freshman on the junior varsity team with size nine basketball shoes would be the hero of Franklin's 48-22 victory on the road against Cambridge Springs Thursday night.
But "Shoeless Estella Adams," Franklins rock solid star point guard, realized her duffle bag was light because she forgot to pack her shoes.
"They need to be size nine," Adams told her teammates trying to help solve this conundrum before the game. In stepped Haven Goodman who offered up her shiny new purple and grey sneakers for Adams to don in time for the opening tip-off.
The shoes didn't appear to give Adams the same magic as her own. She went scoreless until near the end of the first half when she had a steal and a breakaway wide-open layup. When the ball hit the cords she and the team erupted in a celebration that would normally be reserved for a milestone.
But as her head coach Ryan Justice explained, it was because the layup actually went in.
"It's a nice little inside joke with the team... you can put this in print," said Justice. "Stella has issues making layups for some reason, even wide-open ones. Everyone got really excited because she made a wide-open layup. It's unbelievable, she can make threes left and right, but she can't make a wide-open layup for some reason."
Maybe it was the shoes
Below are some more photos from the game featuring more Cambridge players
The concert featured the junior high band and chorus, the senior high band and chorus, jazz band and select chorus. The students have been working all fall on their music and this holiday lets them show off their hard work to family and friends.
Christmas came a little early to Franklin, as a small group of business leaders and community members gathered this weekend to unwrap the city’s new directional kiosk.
The four-sided structure was delivered and put into place last month but left mostly covered up tightly. On Saturday morning, Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce director Jodi Lewis and Franklin Retail & Business Association coordinator Jennifer Taylor cut away the ropes and tore back to the plastic to unveil the fruits of a yearslong community collaboration.
“It takes a lot of steps to make something happen,” Taylor said at the informal kiosk debut. She traced the start of the project back to an idea shared during a retail association meeting several years ago when a member suggested the city could benefit from having a posted directory similar to what is often seen at malls. The thought was that directories in the parking lot and similar pedestrian-friendly areas would help visitors find all the shops and restaurants located downtown and understand the variety of offerings in Franklin.
There is also a window on each side that can be updated by the chamber and retail association, who are tasked with keeping it up to date. For the first year, two of those windows will feature ads for the Oil Region Alliance and the Stifel, who both helped cover the final bits of money needed to pay for the $20,000 project. The other two windows will have maps - one of the downtown businesses and the other of the Oil Region National Heritage area. In year two, one of the ad spots will be for an events calendar.
On Saturday, the windows were empty because the kiosk had not been opened at all before the unveiling and the final touches were still being made to the map, according to Taylor.
Lewis said she can't wait to see it finished off with the completed maps and ads.“Now that it is here, I can see them in the parking lots.”
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