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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Franklin Middle School Hoofers Give Boffo Perf At Branchburg Central Middle School

Franklin Middle School Hoofers Give Boffo Perf At Branchburg Central Middle School

BRANCHBURG – How do you get more than 500 middle schoolers to sit still and pay attention for an hour? You bring in the Franklin Middle School dancers to perform for them. That’s what happened May 24, when the FMS dance troupe performed as a whole, in smaller groups, duets and solos, showcasing a variety […]

Two Franklin High School Seniors Among Statewide Arts Award Winners

Two Franklin High School Seniors Among Statewide Arts Award Winners

Two Franklin High School seniors are among 90 student performers who will be honored May 24 at the 37th Annual Governor’s Awards in Arts Education ceremony. Franklin students receiving awards are Josephine Sesay for performing arts and Kalimah White for dramatic monologue and performing arts. Sesay said in her biography for the awards that she […]

Playhouse Show Choir – With Two Township Residents – To Perform At Villagers

Playhouse Show Choir – With Two Township Residents – To Perform At Villagers

Two township residents are among the 70 singers and dancers of the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir performing at the Villagers Theatre on May 14. Billed as “Paper Mill Sings,” the special performance will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney’s High […]

Steinbrück, Seggio Winners Of County Excellence In The Arts Awards

Steinbrück, Seggio Winners Of County Excellence In The Arts Awards

Two township residents have won Excellence in the Arts awards from the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Michael Steinbrück is a winner of the Arts in the Community award, and Terri Seggio is a winner of the Arts in Education Award. Steinbrück, chairman of the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council, was nominated for the […]