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Thousands Play In The Muck In Zarephath For MS Research

Thousands Play In The Muck In Zarephath For MS Research

About 3,000 people showed up at Zarephath July 27 to run in muck to raise money to defeat Multiple Sclerosis. The event was the annual MuckFest, held in the fields surrounding Zarephath Christian Church to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society via the society’s New Jersey Metro Chapter. The event’s primary sponsor was Horizon […]

Franklin Food Bank Dedicates New Building, Unveils ‘Client Choice’ Program

Franklin Food Bank Dedicates New Building, Unveils ‘Client Choice’ Program

The Franklin Food Bank on July 14 celebrated the “culmination of a long-term vision” with the grand opening of its new facility on Churchill Avenue. The new facility, at 7,200 square feet nearly three times the size of the food bank’s former 2,700-square-foot home on Millstone Road, allows the organization to change the way it […]

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 […]