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Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

Registration Open For RCDCU Bicycle Tour To Fight Prostate Cancer

There’s still time to register for the annual RCDCU “Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer” bike tour. The event is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, and will start and finish at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis St. The tour, which has raised thousands of dollars for prostate cancer […]

Middle School Theater Team Creates Space Flight Model For Planetarium

Middle School Theater Team Creates Space Flight Model For Planetarium

Their work is generally not seen outside of the township, but this year the Franklin Middle School SGS/HSC Players Set Design Team created something that is literally out of this world. Or at least it’s a pretty good facsimile. Led by Somerset resident Bill Connell, the team created a model of the “Friendship 7” Mercury […]

Schools Superintendent, FHS Boy’s Track Team, Honored By Township Council

Schools Superintendent, FHS Boy’s Track Team, Honored By Township Council

Commendations were awarded by the Township Council June 25 to schools Superintendent John Ravally and members of Franklin High School’s championship boy’s track team. Ravally was honored for being named Somerset County’s Superintendent of the Year, while the boy’s track team was commended for capturing the state Group IV title, as well as sectional and […]

Indian Cultural Heritage Celebration At Performance Gazebo Deemed A Success

Indian Cultural Heritage Celebration At Performance Gazebo Deemed A Success

The arts and culture of India was on display for more than two hours June 23 at the township’s Performance gazebo on DeMott Lane. Sponsored by teh Sodhani Foundation, the event featured performers by The PRAYOG Group, Madhu Bhandari and Vikram Mehta. Presented were dancers, singers, instrumentalists as well as a short play. The celebration […]

Yoga Devotees Gather In Township For International Yoga Day

Yoga Devotees Gather In Township For International Yoga Day

Yoga enthusiasts from across the country and around the world came together June 23 at the Fairbridge Hotel on Davidson Avenue to participate in a kind of yogapalooza. The occasion was the 5th annual International Day of Yoga, an event created by a United Nations action in 2014. Technically, the day is June 21, but […]

Township Student Wins PeopleCare Scholarship

Township Student Wins PeopleCare Scholarship

Township resident Kaitlyn Timari was among 12 Somerset County high school students recently awarded 2019 PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Scholarships. The recipients were chosen from among the 75 applicants. For more than 30 years the PeopleCare Center has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies to use in facilitating their programs. The Center has been […]

Memorial Day Observed With Parade, Ceremony

Memorial Day Observed With Parade, Ceremony

A parade that stretched for nearly a mile and a ceremony capped by the playing of “Taps” highlighted the May 27 observance of Memorial Day in the township. Along the way was a flyover by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a rendition of the Gettysburg Address by an Abraham Lincoln impersonator. Participating in the […]

FTPD Headquarters Is Gathering Point For 2019 Police Unity Tour

FTPD Headquarters Is Gathering Point For 2019 Police Unity Tour

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country met in front of township police headquarters May 10 to start their annual bicycle tour to Washington D.C. The event is the Police Unity Tour challenge ride to the Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation’s capitol. When they arrive Sunday, they will join thousands of their […]

30th Annual ‘Tour De Franklin’ Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

30th Annual ‘Tour De Franklin’ Raises $78,000 For Food Bank

About 600 cyclists helped raised more than $78,000 April 28 in the 30th annual Tour de Franklin bicycle tour, benefiting the Franklin Food Bank. The riders participated in tours of the township ranging from 10 miles to 62.5 miles, as well as walks along the D&R Canal. Frank Hasner, the food bank’s executive director, said […]

Township Council Celebrates Sierra Leone, Welcomes West African Mayor

Township Council Celebrates Sierra Leone, Welcomes West African Mayor

West Africa was front and center at the April 23 Township Council meeting, with proclamations and a welcome for a visiting mayor. In separate proclamations, the Council recognized the township’s Sierra Leone population – said to be the most dense outside of Sierra Leone – and the Republic of Sierra Leone, both for the country’s […]

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