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Workshop Aims To Teach Children How To Make Composting Bins

Workshop Aims To Teach Children How To Make Composting Bins

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens will present a children’s workshop, “Little Wigglers”, How to Make Your Own Composting Bin” from 10 a.m. to noon May 27. Children age 5 to 12 (limit 10 children who must be accompanied by an adult) will learn about ‘vermicomposting,’ the term […]








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Landscape Re-Designs For Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways On Display

Landscape Re-Designs For Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways On Display

A dozen proposed landscape re-designs for the Griggstown and Blackwells Mills causeways will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15-26 at the D&R Canal State Park Headquarters, 15 Mapleton Road in Princeton. The re-designs were created by Rutgers University students. One re-design for each causeway along the Millstone Valley National Scenic […]








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Delaware & Raritan Canal Dredging Project Set To Begin In November

Delaware & Raritan Canal Dredging Project Set To Begin In November

The long-delayed and controversial plan to dredge a 10-mile stretch of the D&R Canal in the township is set to begin in November, according to information from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Delays to the $52 million project, which was initially slated to begin in 2014, have forced a doubling of the cost to […]








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Update: Children’s Garden Workshop Set For Colonial Park Cancelled

Update: Children’s Garden Workshop Set For Colonial Park Cancelled

Update: The program has been cancelled. No alternate dates were provided. The Somerset County Park Commission’s Colonial Park Gardens staff will present “Flower Buds Let’s Get Growing,” a Children’s Garden Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon May 13 on Colonial Drive across from Parking Lot C. The event’s rain date is May 20. Children aged […]








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Arbor Day Celebrated At Hageman House With Tree Plantings

Arbor Day Celebrated At Hageman House With Tree Plantings

The Hageman Farm on South Middlebush Road was the scene April 29 for an Arbor Day commemoration which included tree planting and sapling giveaways. The event was hosted by the Franklin Township Shade Tree Commission, in conjunction with the Meadows Foundation and local Boy and Girl Scout troops. During the event, local Scouts helped plant […]








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Arbor Day To Be Commemorated At Hageman Farm

Arbor Day To Be Commemorated At Hageman Farm

Submitted by Sara Malone, Chair of the Shade Tree Commission. Arbor Day will be commemorated this year in the township with a ceremonial tree planting and the giving away of 500 tree seedlings, courtesy of the Franklin Township Shade Tree Commission. The commission, in conjunction with the Meadows Foundation and local Boy and Girl Scout […]








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Updated: Blasting Won’t Affect Transco Compressor Station

Updated: Blasting Won’t Affect Transco Compressor Station

Update: “Blowdowns” at the proposed Transco natural gas compressor station 206 could occur four to five times a week, for four to six weeks, while the compressor station is being tested, a company spokesman said. A blowdown is a forced release of gas into the air. Transco spokesman Christopher Stockton said that the number of […]








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The Blizzard That Wasn’t; Snow Storm Doesn’t Live Up To Predictions

The Blizzard That Wasn’t; Snow Storm Doesn’t Live Up To Predictions

It was far from the blizzard it was forecast to be, but the winter storm that that hit the area March 14 still managed to cause some chaos. The storm dropped between 5 and 5.5 inches on the township, and, according to the National Weather Service, that was on the low end for Somerset County. […]








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Hundreds Hear Strategies To Defeat Proposed Compressor

Hundreds Hear Strategies To Defeat Proposed Compressor

Area residents who want to defeat a proposed natural gas compressor station must remain engaged and fight it at every level. That was the word from a panel of activists gathered Feb. 27 at Sampson G. Smith Elementary School in a forum hosted by the township’s newly formed Task Force on Compressor Station 206. About […]








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Four Township Girls Members Of National Champion Dance Team

Four Township Girls Members Of National Champion Dance Team

Four township women are part of a dance team that earlier this month won its third national title in the National Dance Team Championships. The girls – Clarissa Miller, Ashlee Sorenson, Mindy Wanagosit and Rachel Wanagosit – are part of the Jersey Girls All Star Dance Team, headquartered at the Central Jersey Dance and Gymnastics […]








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