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Snyder’s Farm Welcomes Fall With Annual Festival

Snyder’s Farm Welcomes Fall With Annual Festival

The sixth annual Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm on South Middlebush Road kicked off under summery skies Sept. 29. The fair features hay rides, a pumpkin moon bounce, potato sack slide, a corn maze, pedal carts and corn hole games, among other attractions. There are also several food vendors, as well as the farm’s own […]

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Ocean State Job Lot Looks To Open By Thanksgiving

Ocean State Job Lot Looks To Open By Thanksgiving

A Rhode Island-based closeout retailer is hoping to open its doors in the township before Thanksgiving. Ocean State Job Lot of North Kingston, R.I. is moving into what was four spaces at the Franklin Towne Center at Route 27 and South Middlebush Road. Paul Cox, the chain’s director of store operation, said they’d like the […]

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UFO Salon And Spa Celebrates 40 Years In Business

UFO Salon And Spa Celebrates 40 Years In Business

UFO Salon and Spa on Easton Avenue celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 9 in style, with food, music, games and prizes. And rain. The well-wishers who showed up didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits, though, as they celebrated the day under tents and in the salon itself. Township Mayor Phil Kramer was on hand […]

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Somerset Family Physical Therapy Joins Patient On 5K Walk For ‘Autism Speaks’

Somerset Family Physical Therapy Joins Patient On 5K Walk For ‘Autism Speaks’

Employees of Somerset Family Physical Therapy are joining a former patient in her quest to raise money for an autism-related charity and are looking to the public for sponsors. The charity, Central Jersey Autism Speaks, was chosen by Joan, the former patient, because her grandson Chris has autism. After Joan finished her therapy, she joined […]

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UFO Salon And Spa Celebrates 40 Years In Business With A Party

UFO Salon And Spa Celebrates 40 Years In Business With A Party

It no longer sports the space-age decor inspired by the original “Star Wars” movie, but the UFO Salon & Spa is still going  strong after its liftoff 40 years ago. Paul and Nancy Goldberg founded the salon on Sept. 29, 1978 in Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue. This was the couple’s second foray into running […]

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PrimeWork Newest Shared-Space Offering In Franklin

PrimeWork Newest Shared-Space Offering In Franklin

Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses who don’t want to make a large investment in office space may have a new ally in the township. PrimeWork, a company offering shared-space office solutions, has opened its first location at 100 Franklin Square Boulevard, off Davidson Avenue. The 28,000-square-foot space encompasses the entire fourth floor of the […]

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Elizabeth Avenue Rite Aid To Close After Purchase By Walgreens

Elizabeth Avenue Rite Aid To Close After Purchase By Walgreens

The township this month is losing one of two Rite Aid drug stores with the closing of the Elizabeth Avenue location. The store, which was one of nearly 2,000 sold to rival Walgreens, will be closed on July 12, then reopen for about two weeks on July 13, a Walgreens’ spokesman said. Files of Rite […]

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Township Woman Elected Regional Chairperson By NJAWBO

Township Woman Elected Regional Chairperson By NJAWBO

A Somerset woman was elected chairperson of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners’ Central Region Leadership Team. Bertha Robinson, owner of Star One Professional Services, was elected along with other officers on June 18, according to a release from the organization. Also elected were Holly Kaplansky, owner of Minuteman Press in Newark as state […]

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Protec Ducks Announce Affiliation With NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians

Protec Ducks Announce Affiliation With NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians

The Protec Ducks, a group of youth travel hockey teams, has announced its third league affiliation. The teams, based out of ProtecHockey Ponds Ice Center on Worlds Fair Drive, have joined the Minnesota Magicians as part of the North American Hockey League, according to a press release from the company. The Ducks are already affiliated […]

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New Owner Takes The Reins At CKO Kickboxing Somerset

New Owner Takes The Reins At CKO Kickboxing Somerset

There was a time about 10 years ago when Eddie Poggi called his local CKO gym home. Literally. A series of circumstances forced Poggi to live in the gym for about eight months, a period he describes as being “a trying time in my life.” “It could have been worse,” he said. Fast forward to […]

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