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Local Zoup Franchise Helping In The Fight Against Childhood Hunger

Local Zoup Franchise Helping In The Fight Against Childhood Hunger

Two local business owners are pitching in to help end hunger among children, one cup of soup at a time. Charmayne and Clinton Fleming, the owners of the Zoup! Fresh Soup Company franchise in the Cedar Grove Center on Cedar Grove Lane, are participating in the company wide fundraising effort for No Kid Hungry, an […]

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Unity Bank News: Food Pantry Donations, Employee Bonuses

Unity Bank News: Food Pantry Donations, Employee Bonuses

Unity Bank employees recently donated $1,300 to the Franklin Food Bank and also learned that they will receive a one-time bonus thanks to federal legislation. The township food bank was one of 17 food pantries in New Jersey and Easton, Pa. to receive the donation, according to a press release from the bank. Money for […]

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Franklin Food Bank Benefits From Jeweler’s ‘Round Up For Hunger’ Campaign

Franklin Food Bank Benefits From Jeweler’s ‘Round Up For Hunger’ Campaign

A two-week matching donation program run by a township jeweler resulted in a $1,500 contribution to the Franklin Food Bank. Peter Stavrianidis, owner of Venus Jewelers in the Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue, presented the check to Frank Hasner, the food bank’s executive director, at a short ceremony in the store on Dec. 12. The […]

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Somerset Family Therapy Once Again Collects Toys For Tots

Somerset Family Therapy Once Again Collects Toys For Tots

There’s still time to play Santa Claus for local families in need. Somerset Family Physical Therapy, 14M Worlds Fair Drive, is a drop-off point for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots program, and they’ll be taking donations through Dec. 11. Megan Gonzalez, the practice’s receptionist, brought the program in about three years ago, she […]

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New Focus On Dessert (Italian Style) At Piazza Orsillo

New Focus On Dessert (Italian Style) At Piazza Orsillo

The fact that his business is one of the more established in the township doesn’t stop Damiano Orsillo from trying new things. That was evidenced in November, when Orsillo, owner of Piazza Orsillo Pizzeria and Restaurant on Cedar Grove Lane, introduced a new line of desserts to his menu. He likes them so much that […]

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Subaru ‘Share The Love’ Campaign Returns To Flemington Subaru

Subaru ‘Share The Love’ Campaign Returns To Flemington Subaru

Submitted by Flemington Car & Truck Country. FLEMINGTON – Flemington Subaru, part of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, is proud to announce the return of Subaru of America’s Share the Love campaign. Beginning November 16 and continuing through January 2, 2018, with every purchase or lease of a new Subaru, customers […]

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Video Story: Snyder’s Farm’s Fall Festival In Full Swing

Video Story: Snyder’s Farm’s Fall Festival In Full Swing

The Fall festival at Snyder’s Farm, South Middlebush Road, runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 30. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate paid a visit on Oct. 7 with our live streaming camera in tow. Here’s what we saw: On the hayride at the Snyder's Farm Fall Fest. Posted by The Franklin Reporter […]

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Fall Festival Starts At Snyder’s Farm

Fall Festival Starts At Snyder’s Farm

The sixth annual Snyder’s Farm Fall Festival is underway. Running 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through Oct. 29, the festival offers food, games, activities for the kids and special appearances by Captain America. Pony rides, corn and potato cannons and a giant trampoline are also among the festival’s offerings. Visitors enter and leave […]

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BAM Desserts Brings Niche Bakery To Hamilton Street

BAM Desserts Brings Niche Bakery To Hamilton Street

The dream of three long-time friends finally came to fruition Sept. 29 at the grand opening of BAM Desserts, 873b Hamilton St. After a shiny blue ribbon in the new bakery’s doorway was cut, co-owner Ari Fowlkes invited those in attendance to sample the sweets inside. What they found was an assortment of cookies, mini-cupcakes, […]

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First Carl’s Jr. Restaurant In New Jersey Opens In Township

First Carl’s Jr. Restaurant In New Jersey Opens In Township

The first Carl’s Jr. fast-food restaurant in New Jersey is now open on Somerset Street/Route 27. It replaces the first Hardee’s in New Jersey in 20 years, which opened in that spot in 2015. The restaurant has the same franchisee – Bhupen Patel – and is a sister to Hardee’s, just a bit more “upscale,” […]

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