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Video Story: Holiday House Tour, Part 1

Video Story: Holiday House Tour, Part 1

The Franklin reporter & Advocate ventured out in the snow Dec. 9 to bring you some of the more interesting home holiday decorations. We noticed that roof icicles, candy canes and illuminated web animals are still popular decorations, but there are other variations as well. Here’s the compilation of the four live streamed videos:   […]

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Township Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree Lighting

Township Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree Lighting

There was plenty of hot chocolate, candy canes and Santa Claus Dec. 1 at the township’s annual Holiday Tree lighting. The event was held in the municipal complex on DeMott Lane. After the tree lighting, the festivities moved indoors in the Community Senior Center for refreshments, entertainment and a visit from Santa. The Franklin Reporter […]

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December Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Citizens Center

December Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Citizens Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday to Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing single or doubles games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way […]

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Township’s Newest Eagle Scout Continues Family Tradition

Township’s Newest Eagle Scout Continues Family Tradition

The township resident responsible for replacing the painted U.S. map on the St Matthias School parking lot was formally inducted as an Eagle Scout on Nov. 18. Brendan McCann, a member of Troop 113, sponsored by Somerset Presbyterian Church, was given his Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the church. McCann, a junior at St. […]

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Assemblyman Danielsen Hosts Second Annual Breakfast For Veterans

Assemblyman Danielsen Hosts Second Annual Breakfast For Veterans

Continuing a tradition he started last year, state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen once again hosted a Breakfast for Veterans on Nov. 10. The event is held to commemorate Veteran’s Day, and is held at the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road. As it did last year, Stage House supplied the breakfast buffet, which included scrambled eggs, […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center November Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center November Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Quail Brook Senior Center will be closed on Nov. 1, 2 and 3 due to carpet installation. Clientele are invited to attend the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater. Quail Brook clients who do not drive will […]

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Boy Scout Troop 154 Member Officially Becomes Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 154 Member Officially Becomes Eagle Scout

Another township Boy Scout was inaugurated as an Eagle Scout earlier this month. Morgan Murphy’s Eagle Court of Honor was held Oct. 7 at the township Senior/Community Center, with his parents, friends, fellow scouts from Troop 154 and township officials on hand. Murphy’s project was repairing and upgrading Marconi Park, located at Easton Avenue and […]

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Video Story: Children, Parents Enjoy Hamilton Street ‘Trunk Or Treat’

Video Story: Children, Parents Enjoy Hamilton Street  ‘Trunk Or Treat’

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins were joined by superheroes and other characters Oct. 28 at the Hamilton Street Trunk or Treat event. Sponsored by the Franklin Township Week of the People Organization and the Hamilton Street Business District, the event took over part of the John’s Plaza parking lot for a few hours. A DJ provided […]

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Bound Brook High School Alumni Newsletter Looks To Connect Grads

Bound Brook High School Alumni Newsletter Looks To Connect Grads

The Bound Brook High School Alumni Newsletter is looking for township residents who graduated from BBHS before the township had its own high school. Prior to the construction of the first Franklin High School, township students attended BBHS, as did students in other Somerset and Middlesex County towns, according to a release from the alumni […]

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Goofs And Ghouls at Colonial Park Gardens October 22

Goofs And Ghouls at Colonial Park Gardens October 22

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens staff will welcome family and friends of all ages to enjoy a goofy afternoon from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 22. Garden staff will organize family-friendly activities including crafting with nature, games, pumpkin bowling, and pumpkin painting. The witch in the Stone Cottage […]

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