St. Jean Baptiste’s holiday: What you need to know

On Saturday, June 16th, the St. Anthony Community Center in Manchester was alive with the sights, sounds, and flavors of French Canadian language and culture as the Franco-American Centre (FAC) gathered to feast and honor Franco-American influencers for their annual Festival of Saint Jean Baptiste, the national holiday of French Canadians in Quebec and around the world.

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Introducing Claude and Claudette!

As many Franco-American events are coming closer… We have a surprise for you!

Give a warm “bonjour!” to the Franco American Center’s mascots… Claude and Claudette!
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Amazon Smile: How you can help!

Amazon, the online shopping powerhouse, is known for its online shopping, as well as it’s relatively fast delivery service, Amazon Prime.

Yet, even with the well known delivery time, the company took their current reputation up with their latest idea: Amazon Smile… just in time for Black Friday and other holidays!

Amazon Smile is an edition of Amazon, though there’s a catch– Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of an individuals purchase to a public charity of your choice! Amazon Smile can be used with an existing Amazon account, lists such as  Wish lists, wedding or baby registries, and other settings will remain the same and aren’t affected.
When making a purchase, if opting to donate, a person may pick between a list of registered charities who accept Amazon Smile.

One charity that is accepting donations is… the Franco-American Centre!

Any further information wanted on Amazon Smile can be found at:


Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is a holiday that involves heavy advertising, along with an intense race to grab the latest bottle from around the world.

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Halloween in France and Belgium

October 31st: the time of year where children dress up in costumes, going out with friends, or parents, around the neighborhood knocking on doors and receiving a trick…. Or a treat! Halloween is a unique holiday, where kids, and adults, get to enjoy something sweet while spending time together in amusing or silly costumes alike. Read the rest of this entry »