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Warrior For Life Foundation Sets ‘Graduation Conference’ For June 17

Warrior For Life Foundation Sets ‘Graduation Conference’ For June 17

The inaugural Graduation Conference, sponsored by the Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation and the Franklin Youth Initiative is set for noon to 3 p.m. June 17 at the township Community/Senior Center in the Municipal Complex on DeMott Lane. The event is designed to provide resources to township students and families focused on pre-college programming, post-high […]

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ZTrek Cycling Event To Raise Money For Food Pantry, Medical Clinic

ZTrek Cycling Event To Raise Money For Food Pantry, Medical Clinic

Submitted by ZTrek. The annual ZTrek fundraising cycling event is slated to take off July 28 from the ZCC Children’s Christian Ministry Church in Zarepath. ZTrek is a cycling event designed to raise money and awareness for people in need. Started by a small group of dedicated cyclists in 2007 riding 500 miles over several […]

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St. Matthias Kicks Off Annual Carnival

St. Matthias Kicks Off Annual Carnival

It was delayed by two days because of rain, but the annual St. Matthias carnival formally opened on May 17. The carnival is the largest fund-raiser for the church, the St. Matthias School and various missions supported by the church. The field was a bit muddy is spots from all the rain of the past […]

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Performance Gazebo Construction Underway; Fund-Raising Concert Set For May 12

Performance Gazebo Construction Underway; Fund-Raising Concert Set For May 12

Construction of the performance gazebo in the Municipal Complex on Demott Lane is underway, even as its organizing committee is still seeking donations. The 38-foot-wide gazebo will be built near the township library and is seen as a place for the presentation of various forms of entertainment, including music, plays, and dramatic readings. The organizing […]

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Two New Houses Built Through Habitat For Humanity’s ‘Women Build’ Program

Two New Houses Built Through Habitat For Humanity’s ‘Women Build’ Program

By PJ Parker Amid the sights and sounds of hammers and saws, ladders and buckets of paint, more than 25 women pitched in May 5 to construct two homes on Delmonico Avenue for two families in the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity program on Women Build Day. Women Build is a nationwide week-long event sponsored […]

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Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

More than 700 cyclists helped to raise about $78,000 in the 29th annual Tour de Franklin on April 29. The tour is the largest fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank. The tour offered a variety of routes, from 10 miles to 62 miles, all of which started and ended at Franklin High School. Lisa Frey, […]

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Sierra Leonians Celebrate 57th Anniversary Of Country’s Independence

Sierra Leonians Celebrate 57th Anniversary Of Country’s Independence

Sierra Leonians gathered at Naaman Williams Park April 28 to celebrate the 57th anniversary of their nation’s independence. The day was marked with music, food and the ceremonial raising of the Sierre Leonian flag on one of the park’s flag poles. A proclamation commemorating Sierra Leone Day from the Township Council was read by Deputy […]

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Stop And Shop Helps Raise 900 Pounds Of Food For Food Bank

Stop And Shop Helps Raise 900 Pounds Of Food For Food Bank

More than 900 pounds of food and $600 in donations was gathered April 28 for the Franklin Food Bank at the two township Stop and Shop supermarkets. The donations were made as part of the chain’s second annual “Feeding Our Families” food drive. Stop and Shop stores are located in Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset

Applications Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset

Submitted by Somerset County Public Information Office. Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. “Somerset […]

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Photo Gallery: Children, Parents, Enjoy ‘Bunny Jamboree’

Photo Gallery: Children, Parents, Enjoy ‘Bunny Jamboree’

Games, crafts and a dancing session with “Mr. and Mrs. Bunny’ highlighted the 2018 “Bunny Jamboree” held March 25 at the township Senior/Community center. The chance of rain pushed the event indoors, although the Easter Egg Hunt was still held outside. Kids had the chance to win a number of prizes at various games, create […]

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