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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 […]

30th Annual Tour De Franklin Set For April 28

30th Annual Tour De Franklin Set For April 28

The 30th annual Tour de Franklin charity bike ride is set to take off April 28 from Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank. This year the day will consist of seven different events, including the 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, 10-mile rides, 1-to-5-mile walk or ride, […]

Township Council Recognizes Sikhs With Proclamation

Township Council Recognizes Sikhs With Proclamation

A proclamation acknowledging the Sikh religion during one of its most significant celebrations was given April 9 by the Township Council. The proclamation, read by Mayor Phil Kramer, was for Vaisakhi, “one of the most religiously significant days in Sikh history, commemorating the creation of the Khalsa, a fellowship of devout Sikhs, by Guru Gobind […]

Center For Great Expectations Readies ‘Baby Bottle Brigade’ Fundraiser

Center For Great Expectations Readies ‘Baby Bottle Brigade’ Fundraiser

The Center for Great Expectations hopes to raise $7,500 over the next month through a fundraiser at Brunswick Square Mall on Route 18 in East Brunswick. Called the “Baby Bottle Brigade” and running from April 13 through May 11, the fundraiser entails shoppers filling up baby bottles with the change they receive after shopping at […]