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Open Space Advisory Committee Recommends Ban On Statues On Open Space

Open Space Advisory Committee Recommends Ban On Statues On Open Space

The Open Space Advisory Committee on Sept. 18 hardened its stance on the proposed “Peace and Nonviolence” Monument park by voting to recommend that no statues be placed on any township-owned open space. The monument park, championed by Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad (D-At Large) is targeted for about 9,000 square feet on open space at […]

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Cultural Arts Council Gazebo Unveiling Set For Sept. 16

Cultural Arts Council Gazebo Unveiling Set For Sept. 16

Submitted by the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council. The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council (FTCAC) officially ‘unveils’ its ADA-compliant Performance Arts Gazebo, located on the tree-lined pasture of the Municipal Complex, at 5 p.m. Sept. 16. The public is cordially invited to witness the Gazebo’s ribbon cutting ceremony where the FTCAC leadership team will publicly […]

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Entries Sought For Somerset County Juried Senior Art Exhibit

Entries Sought For Somerset County Juried Senior Art Exhibit

Submitted by the Somerset County Public Information Office. Somerset County residents 60 and older are invited to submit one original creation for a Juried Senior Art Exhibit, set for the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, 20 Grove St., from July 30 through Sept. 7. Completed entry forms must be received by July 16. All […]

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Somerset County Park Commission Sets Free Outdoor Concert Schedule

Somerset County Park Commission Sets Free Outdoor Concert Schedule

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Park Commission has scheduled another summer of enjoyable performances in Duke Island Park on Old York Road here on Sunday evenings. All concerts are free and lovers of all types of music are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy relaxed […]

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Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate stopped by Franklin High School on April 12 to catch a dress rehearsal of “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods” is the story of a baker and his wife who cannot have children because the baker’s family was cursed by an evil witch. She gives them a chance to erase […]

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FHS Alumna Becomes First Honoree Of School’s Arts Program ‘Wall Of Fame’

FHS Alumna Becomes First Honoree Of School’s Arts Program ‘Wall Of Fame’

A 2017 graduate of Franklin High School on March 15 became the first member of the school’s “Wall of Fame” for fine, visual and performing arts students. A plaque honoring the achievement of Khailah Johnson, now a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.., was unveiled at a small ceremony. The plaque is located […]

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Township Artist To Display Work In Library

Township Artist To Display Work In Library

Township resident and artist Eleanor Morehouse will exhibit some of her work during December and January in the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane. The artwork will be located in the entrance display area. Throughout her career, Morehouse has won numerous awards for her landscapes, seascapes and florals. Morehouse is a member of the […]

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Township Resident Takes First Place In County Photo Contest

Township Resident Takes First Place In County Photo Contest

A Franklin resident won a first place award in the 2017 “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Somerset County Business Partnership. Corrine Evans Prochazka won first place in the professional classification of the Architecture and Urban Design category. Entries submitted by professional […]

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Township Artists Show Their Work In Annual Art Exhibit

Township Artists Show Their Work In Annual Art Exhibit

The township library’s community room was once again the venue for the annual art show sponsored by the Franklin Township Arts Council’s visual arts committee. Artists in various media from throughout the township displayed their work during the four-hour event. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live-streamed from the event, speaking with its organizers and one […]

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Open Space Committee Recommends Reduced Hunting Hours At Township Preserves

Open Space Committee Recommends Reduced Hunting Hours At Township Preserves

The Open Space Advisory Committee will recommend the Township Council this year reduce the hours that hunting is allowed on the township’s two nature preserves. The decision followed a spirited discussion among the committee members, and came after several residents asked for the change. The committee will recommend to the Township Council that firearm hunting […]

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