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Youth Leadership Somerset Accepting 2017-18 Applications

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepting 2017-18 Applications

Submitted by Lisa Krueger, Leadership Somerset Assistant Program Director. Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2017/2018 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May […]








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Spring Has Sprung In The Township

Spring Has Sprung In The Township

After days of rain, the skies finally cleared April 8, allowing for the sightings of some sure signs of Spring. The annual Bunny Jamboree, sponsored by the township department of Parks and Recreation, and the kickoff of the spring season for the Franklin Township Soccer Club were highlights of the windy, chilly day. The Franklin […]








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Township Resident Participates In Women’s History Month Panel

Township Resident Participates In Women’s History Month Panel

A township resident recently participated in a panel discussion on cultural differences and commonalities. The March 30 discussion was part of a Women’s History Month program cosponsored by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women and the Raritan Valley Community College Office of Multicultural Affairs. Among the panelists was township resident Dr. Vaseem […]








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Assemblyman Danielsen Ready To Host 3rd Annual Job Fair April 19

Assemblyman Danielsen Ready To Host 3rd Annual Job Fair April 19

Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) will host his third annual job fair from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave. The event is organized in conjunction with the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Imperia. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the free event and network […]








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PBA Local 154 Wine & Spirits Tasting Benefit Set For April 21

PBA Local 154 Wine & Spirits Tasting Benefit Set For April 21

There will be a new venue this year for the annual Wine & Spirits Tasting fundraiser held by Franklin Township PBA Local 154. The event, which last year sold out, will be held from 7-11 p.m. April 21 at The Marigold, 315 Hamilton Street. The evening features tastings from a varieties of vintners and liquor […]








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Third Annual Beer Fest Draws Large Crowd For Franklin Food Bank

Third Annual Beer Fest Draws Large Crowd For Franklin Food Bank

It was beer, beer, music, more beer and food April 1 during the third annual beer tasting fundraiser at Suydam Farms. The event – which has had a couple of names but is now known as Beer Fest – benefits the Franklin Food Bank and featured craft brewers, music and a variety of food. Food […]








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Quail Brook Senior Center’s April Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center’s April Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing Single or Doubles games. This competitive game has been an […]








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Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

There will be closures of parts or all of several township streets March 26 to accommodate the runners in the inaugural Garden State 10 fundraising race. The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. with the 5k race, followed by the 10-mile and relay at 9:30 a.m. and the kids’ 1-mile fun run at 11:40 a.m. […]








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Persians Among Those Preparing For 13-Day New Year Celebration

Persians Among Those Preparing For 13-Day New Year Celebration

This week marks the beginning of the 13-day celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, a time of visitation and celebration shared by a variety of cultures. The start date of the Persian year 1395 coincides with the vernal, or Spring, equinox, which this year occurs at precisely 6:28:40 a.m. on March 20. Calling it […]








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Assemblyman Danielsen Top Fundraiser In St. Baldrick’s Drive

Assemblyman Danielsen Top Fundraiser In St. Baldrick’s Drive

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) figures that he’s collected about $100,000 in the 10 years he’s been a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds research into childhood cancer. And although he says that helping kids get a second chance is “the most righteous thing” he’s ever done, this year his fundraising efforts had extra motivation. […]








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