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Anytime Fitness Hosts ‘Free Workout Saturdays’ In May

Anytime Fitness Hosts ‘Free Workout Saturdays’ In May

Anytime Fitness in the Franklin Court Shopping Plaza on Hamilton Street is celebrating its first anniversary throughout May by offering free outdoor exercise classes. Called “Free Workout Saturdays,” the classes, designed for people at every fitness level, will start at 10 a.m. in the plaza’s overflow parking lot. “Everyone realizes that exercise is good for you,” […]

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Willow Creek Staff Help Girl Scouts ‘Explore The Magic Of Motion’

A group of township Girl Scouts visited the Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center April 18 to get hands-on lessons in physical and occupational therapies. The scouts – about 23 from various troops in the township – spent the day performing exercises and learning about the equipment used in different therapies. Created by Jazmine Tooles, […]

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Investors Bank Donates $10k To Franklin Youth Initiative

Investors Bank Donates $10k To Franklin Youth Initiative

The Somerset branch of Investors Bank continued its sponsorship of the Franklin Youth Initiative with a $10,000 grant. The donation was announced at the March 24 Township Council meeting. Deputy Mayor Kimberly Francois thanked ban officials who showed up to the “check” presentation, noting that Investors has been the “sole corporate sponsor” of the youth […]

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First Bank Donates Record Amounts Of Time And Money To Communities

First Bank Donates Record Amounts Of Time And Money To Communities

First Bank branches – including the branch at DeMott Lane and New Brunswick Road in Somerset – donated a record amount of time and money in 2014 to the communities that they serve, according to findings released today from the company’s corporate citizenship program. First Bank tracks “corporate giving” to ensure that its philanthropy grows along […]

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New Company Aims To Reduce Employees’ Stress About Child, Parent Care

New Company Aims To Reduce Employees’ Stress About Child, Parent Care

Providing employees of small- and medium-sized business with peace of mind when emergencies strike is the mission of a new company co-founded by a township woman. Creative Backup Care Options co-founder and CEO, Bernadette Fusaro, and her Colorado-based partner, Tracy Cutler, are parlaying their experience in the industry to bring a backup care benefit to […]

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Milton Anderson Promoted At Barnabas Health

Somerset resident Milton Anderson has been named chief human resources officer at Barnabas Health of West Orange. In his new position, Anderson will be responsible for corporate human resources and will provide oversight of all Barnabas Health hospital and affiliate human resources departments, according to a release about the appointment. “Barnabas Health welcomes Milton to […]

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Township Resident Wins PSEG Volunteerism Award

Township Resident Wins PSEG Volunteerism Award

A township woman has won a volunteerism award for her work with the township Pop Warner organization. Janine Wright, an IT contract manager for PSEG, recently received the company’s Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism award. Wright became involved in the Pop Warner program when her children began playing, according to a release on the award. During […]

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PetSmart, Panera Bread Stores Coming To Township Next Summer

PetSmart, Panera Bread Stores Coming To Township Next Summer

  The summer of 2015 could see the opening of new PetSmart and Panera Bread stores on Elizabeth Avenue. The stores would be part of the 43,000-square-foot strip shopping center across Old New Brunswick Road from ShopRite, both developed by Mahwah-based Crossroads Companies. The center is being built in two phases. The first phase was […]

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Advanced Dental Arts Buys Back 30 Pounds Of Halloween Candy, Will Send To Overseas Troops

Advanced Dental Arts Buys Back 30 Pounds Of Halloween Candy, Will Send To Overseas Troops

About 30 pounds of extra Halloween candy was collected in a buy-back program by Advanced Dental Arts on Easton Avenue. This is the second year the practice has run the program. Chilcren who dropped off extra candy they collected on Halloween were paid $2 per pound. The candy will be sent to U.S. troops serving […]

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FR&A Pictorial: Snyder’s Farm Kicks Off Annual Fall Festival

FR&A Pictorial: Snyder’s Farm Kicks Off Annual Fall Festival

The sand box of summer has given way to the corn pit of autumn. Dual corn pits are just two of the attractions offered by Snyder’s Farm on South Middlebush Road during its third annual Fall Festival. The festival runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through Oct. 25. Face painters, a water slide, […]

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