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FR&A 2022 Man of the Year: Bill Grippo

FR&A 2022 Man of the Year: Bill Grippo

When the Franklin High School cheerleading team needed help raising money to go to the national championships in Florida, they knew who to turn to. When a township family suffered the tragic loss of their toddler daughter in a pool accident, one person stepped up to rally residents’ support for them. And when the newly […]

Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois Is Franklin Reporter & Advocate 2021 Woman Of The Year

Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois Is Franklin Reporter & Advocate 2021 Woman Of The Year

When she won re-election to her current term as an At-Large member of the Township Council, Kimberly Francois said she was determined to see the construction and opening of the Franklin Township Youth Center through in the coming four years. “I’m going to see that all the way through,” she said at the time. “When […]

Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer Named 2020 Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year

Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer Named 2020 Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year

It has been quite a year. None of us thought when we were ringing in 2020 that we would be ringing it out in the middle of a pandemic that has caused the deaths of at least 168 of our Franklin neighbors, sickened hundreds more and thrown a wrench into so many of our financial […]

Franklin Reporter & Advocate 2019 People Of The Year: The FHS 2018-19 Girls Basketball Team And Coaches

Franklin Reporter & Advocate 2019 People Of The Year: The FHS 2018-19 Girls Basketball Team And Coaches

There are different things that can bind together a community; politics, volunteerism, and a shared history being some of them. In Franklin Township, the success of our children is one of the strongest magnets which pull us all together, even moreso when athletics is involved. That’s not to discount academic achievements; based on reaction to […]

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, […]

Franklin Reporter & Advocate’s 2017 Woman Of The Year: Rozalyn Sherman

Franklin Reporter & Advocate’s 2017 Woman Of The Year: Rozalyn Sherman

Some people move into a new town and are happy to fade into the background and live their lives in relative anonymity. Others choose to become a little more involved, joining a civic organization or two, but nothing that will raise their public profile too much. Then there are the immersers, the folks who run […]

Franklin Reporter & Advocate’s 2016 ‘Man of the Year:’ Alex Kharazi

Franklin Reporter & Advocate’s 2016 ‘Man of the Year:’ Alex Kharazi

The idea of the peacemaker – those who seek to build bridges rather than walls – is extolled in every religious tradition and is celebrated in just about every culture. Sadly, the actual peacemakers are often overlooked because much of what they do is behind the scenes, out of the public eye. Which is why […]

Franklin Reporter & Advocate ‘Man Of The Year:’ FTPD Lt. Darrin Russo

Franklin Reporter & Advocate ‘Man Of The Year:’ FTPD Lt. Darrin Russo

Editor’s Note: Starting with this honor, the Franklin Reporter & Advocate will annually recognize one person who, in our opinion, has made the greatest impact on Franklin Township in the preceding year. Our inaugural award goes to Franklin Township Police Lieutenant Darrin Russo. On Dec. 2, 2015, Franklin Township Police Lt. Darrin Russo had a split […]