Friday, February 15, 2013


Kevin and Fran fell in best friend love in a theater, at an audition. Theater and music continues to be the glue that binds them together. Enjoy their songs and stories about love, loss, and the friendship that keeps them singing and laughing through it all! Accompanied by guitar and piano, this intimate cabaret will have you humming all the way home! The perfect way to quell the mid-winter blues! Please join us!

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A Cabaret Starring Fran Betlyon & Kevin Mark Kline
Musical Direction & Accompaniment By Steven Bergman

February 16, 2013
Doors @ 7:00pm
Performance Begins @ 7:30pm


The Titicut Green Coffeehouse
North Congregational Church
38 Plymouth Street
Middleboro, MA 02346

On-Street Parking & Parking Lot

ABOUT TITICUT GREEN - Adding a twist to the New England Coffeehouse tradition, Titicut Green presents indie folk, reggae, world beat and folk artists every third Saturday of the month, year round. They seat 220 in a beautiful 18th century sanctuary and are located halfway between Boston and Providence with easy access to Route 24 & 495.

ABOUT FRAN BETLYON - Fran’s first vocal cabaret was a solo recital at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel in Northampton, MA at the age of 4. Not much has changed! Fran studied musical theatre at the BFA program at the Pennsylvania State University and has trained as a vocalist under several expert coaches for 27 years. Her career has embraced a wide genre of music including folk, country, gospel and musical theatre. Fran performed several lead roles in the Boston theater scene and beyond, including Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Carla in Nine, Amy in Company, Woman 2 in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Chance, Gussie in Merrily We Roll Along and Domina in A Funny Thing Happened… at Penn State. As a young singer, she was a featured soloist at Lincoln Center with Penn State’s gospel choir, “Essence of Joy” as well as a choral member in the All Eastern Chorus at Carnegie Hall. Fran is a professional singer/songwriter. She has performed her original music on both coasts at several acclaimed venues, including The Viper Room, The Key Club, Room 5, The Dragonfly, Genghis Cohen, The Lizard Lounge, and Toad, as well as private parties from Malibu to Washington, DC. Fran also recorded two solo folk albums, one with Grammy award-winner, Johnny Lee Schell, and two Americana albums with Boston Americana band, Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists. Currently, Fran continues to write and perform her original music, sing back-up with The Corin Ashley Band, as well as teach voice and performance at her studio in Cambridge, The Little House of Music and Theatre.

ABOUT KEVIN MARK KLINE - When Kevin Mark Kline is not playing the role of "Papa" to his 7-month-old daughter Kenley, he enjoys directing theater in the Greater Boston area. Previous directing credits have included Enchanted April, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Rabbit Hole, Proof and Death Of A Salesman (Arlington Friends of the Drama), Nine (Longwood Players), Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Blue Spruce Theatre), Little By Little, Come Back To The Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, What The Song Should Say, Chess and Sweet Charity (The Boston Conservatory), Amahl and the Night Visitors, Children of Eden and The Music Man (Riverside Theatre Works), Guys & Dolls (Gann Academy), Gorilla Man (Boston Theatre Works), and A Game Of Chance (Intermezzo Opera). Although he has spent the last ten years out of the spotlight as director, Mr. Kline is no stranger to on-stage spotlights having performed in over 50 productions since the age of 11. Favorite roles have included PT Barnum in Barnum, Cornelius in Hello Dolly, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Sky in Guys & Dolls, The Leading Player in Pippin, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Roustabout in Side Show, and Guggenheim in Titanic. Mr. Kline holds a BFA in Musical Theatre (with a Directing Emphasis) from The Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA.

Board of Selectmen ask residents to support legislation preserving local housing authorities

Click here for a letter from Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen to support preservation of local housing authorities. Contact our state legislative delegation to voice your opinion.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Vacation Program

The Soule Homestead Education Center will hold its February school vacation program from Tuesday, February 19th through Friday, February 22nd, 2013. Soule Homestead specializes in farm-based children's education. The February Vacation Program will be the first opportunity of 2013 for children to experience the farm in the winter. Children five to ten years of age will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and a different theme is featured each day. Tuesday's theme will be "WHOOO'S THAT; Wednesday: ROCKIN' GEOLOGIST; Thursday: LETTERBOXING; and Friday will feature NIGHT ANIMALS. The fee is $13 for members and $15 for non-members per day or $50 for members and $58 for non-members for all four days.

Soule Homestead is located at 46 Soule Street in Middleboro.

Pre-registration in required. Visit our website For more information or contact Children's Educator, Laurie Amberman at 508-947-6744 or

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Dance with "Dale and the Duds"

Get ready to boogie to some good ol' time rock 'n roll with DALE AND THE DUDS!
'Heart & Soule' Valentine's Dance
'Heart & Soule' Valentine's Dance is Feb. 9
The Soule Homestead Education Center will be hosting its sixth annual "Heart and Soule, " Valentine's fund-raising dance featuring Dale and the Duds, on Saturday, Feb 9 in the grand ballroom of the Middleboro Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue. 
Dale and the Duds is a popular area band playing music from the 60's forward. The five-member group has been together for more than three decades, performing at a wide variety of public venues. The dance will run from 7 to 11 p.m., with raffles for prizes donated by local businesses and crafters taking place during the band's breaks. Light refreshments will be served, and a full cash bar will be available. Proceeds from this event will help the Soule Homestead to continue providing its wide variety of programs and workshops for area residents of all ages.
Tickets are $20 per person and will be available at Maria's gift shop on Center Street in downtown Middleboro, Mack's Music on Wareham Street and Mary Barry Massage Therapy on West Grove Street (Rte 28) until February 7. Tickets may also be picked up at the education center located at 46 Soule Street in Middleboro. 
Only a limited number of tickets are available, and this event sold out in previous years, so those planning to attend are advised to purchase tickets soon.
For more information call 508-947-6744. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

2 New Book Clubs Forming in February

Did you make a New Year's resolution to read more? Did you get a Nook or Kindle for Christmas, love it and want to use it more? The Middleborough Public Library is pleased to announce the beginning of 2 new book groups in addition to the Monthly Club that has been in existence for many years and the Mystery Club that was initiated last year.

Both begin on Monday, February 25. The Lunch Time Reads group meets at Noon and "Page Turners" group comes together at 7 PM.

Titles for all 4 clubs can be borrowed from the Library. Check with the staff for assistance. February selections are:
Lunch Time Reads 20/30 by Albert Brooks
Page Turners These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
Monthly Book Club Chronicle of a Death Foretold by
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
Mystery Lovers A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George