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Applications Accepted For Youth Leadership Somerset

Applications Accepted For Youth Leadership Somerset

Submitted by Youth Leadership Somerset. Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 15. “Youth Leadership Somerset […]

‘Art With Heart’ Auction Raises Money For Women’s Shelter

‘Art With Heart’ Auction Raises Money For Women’s Shelter

More than three dozen pieces of art and jewelry were up for auction March 31 to benefit a local women’s shelter. The event, “Art With Heart,” was held at Sophie’s Bistro on Hamilton Street. The money raised will benefit Dina’s Dwelling, a project of the Town Clock Community Development Corp. Dina’s Dwelling is comprised of […]

Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

Inaugural ‘Empty Bowls’ Event Raises Thousands For Franklin Food Bank

The inaugural Empty Bowls fundraiser raised at least $19,000 March 10 for the Franklin Food Bank. Participants chose hand-made pottery bowls and then visited a number of food stations  set up by local restaurants, who donated the food. The event was held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Atrium Drive. More than 300 tickets were sold […]

Democratic Black Caucus Celebrates Black History Month With Speakers, Exhibitions

Democratic Black Caucus Celebrates Black History Month With Speakers, Exhibitions

Exhibitions of black culture, calls for continued social justice activism and an appearance by the state’s Lieutenant Governor highlighted the annual Black History Month celebration Feb. 16 at the township Community/Senior Center. Sponsored by the Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus, the day also featured a number of speakers, including state Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Mayor […]

Performance Gazebo Officially Gifted To Township

Performance Gazebo Officially Gifted To Township

The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Commission performance gazebo was officially gifted to the township at the Feb. 12 Township Council meeting. The gazebo, located in the municipal complex, next to the township library’s main branch, was the brainchild of Bill Grippo, the MacAfee Road School principal and former township politician known for his fundraising prowess. […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Event Sets Sights On Food Insecurity

‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Event Sets Sights On Food Insecurity

Organizers of the upcoming “Empty Bowls Franklin Township” fundraiser have high hopes for their inaugural event. The founding executive team members – Susan Winston Seamon and Bob and Ceil Cheril – say they wanted to do something to help ease the concerns of people with foo insecurity. The fundraiser is set for 1-5 p.m. March […]

Two Franklin Women Among Nine Named ‘Outstanding Women In Somerset County’

Two Franklin Women Among Nine Named ‘Outstanding Women In Somerset County’

The township’s municipal prosecutor and a long-time educator are among the nine women chosen as the 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. Bernice Jalloh, an attorney who is currently the township prosecutor, will be honored in the Journalism/Media/Law category, and Wanda Brooks-Long, CEO of an […]

King Breakfast Attendees Urged To ‘Live The Dream’

King Breakfast Attendees Urged To ‘Live The Dream’

Hundreds of attendees at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast were urged Jan. 21 to continue the slain civil rights leader’s legacy by acting as he would. “Dr. King’s legacy would demand that we not sit back, that we look inside of ourselves first, and that we launch out where we see […]

Township Resident Helps Lead Charge Against No-Show White Supremacist Group

Township Resident Helps Lead Charge Against No-Show White Supremacist Group

PRINCETON – Hundreds of protestors from across the state gathered at Palmer Square here Jan. 12 for what they thought was going to be a counter-demonstration against a fledgling white supremacist group’s march. But the group – the New Jersey European Heritage Association – never showed up, so the protestors turned the event into a […]

Franklin Reporter & Advocate’s ‘People Of The Year’ For 2018: Nicholas & Rebekah Solomon, Daryn & Adrian Plummer

Franklin Reporter & Advocate’s ‘People Of The Year’ For 2018: Nicholas & Rebekah Solomon, Daryn & Adrian Plummer

The notion of “paying it forward” can be traced back to the ancient Greeks; it is the idea that one does not repay a kindness one was granted back to the benefactor, but, rather, finds someone else in the same situation and lends a similar helping hand. “Paying it forward” has been explored in plays, […]