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Food Collection Bags Being Distributed For ‘Curbing Hunger Month’

Food Collection Bags Being Distributed For ‘Curbing Hunger Month’

Submitted by Somerset County Public Information. Somerset County recycling crews are delivering colorful collection bags now for the annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive in June. If your container is at the curb on your recycling pickup day between May 15 and 26, you’ll receive two bags. “But don’t worry if you don’t get one […]








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Domenick Andreini Becomes Latest Eagle Scout For Troop 113

Domenick Andreini Becomes Latest Eagle Scout For Troop 113

Domenick Andreini knew he wanted to be an Eagle Scout from practically the moment he became a Boy Scout. “I knew my first Eagle Court of Honor, I saw, I believe, Tim Dillon up there on that stage with his family, that I wanted to be there with my family,” he said. Andreini got his […]








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Republicans Use Horse Race Fundraiser To Help Fund November Races

Republicans Use Horse Race Fundraiser To Help Fund November Races

Township Republicans were finally able to hold their annual horse race-themed fundraising party, although the race had to change. Party faithful gathered May 19 at the home of Ken and Dayna Lemieux for the Preakness Race “Fun-Raiser.” The event is normally tied to the Kentucky Derby, but bad weather forced a rescheduling. Members of the […]








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Local Cyclists Take Part In National ‘Ride Of Silence’

Local Cyclists Take Part In National ‘Ride Of Silence’

A handful of township residents gathered at the municipal complex May 17 to join bicyclists around the country and all over the world in honoring those who were injured or killed while cycling. It was the 2017 Ride of Silence, an event that’s been held for 14 years around the country, and, in Franklin, for […]








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Franklin Women’s Club Awards Scholarships To FHS Seniors

Franklin Women’s Club Awards Scholarships To FHS Seniors

Five Franklin High School seniors were recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships by the Franklin Women’s Club. The honorees, who received their awards during a May 16 ceremony, are Heather Attanasio, Taylor Breen, Jada Edwards, Jamie Greene and Molly Swayne, according to a press release from the club. Funds for college scholarships were raised through the Franklin […]








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Photo/Video: St. Matthias Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Carnival

Photo/Video: St. Matthias Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Carnival

Barely 20 minutes into the start of the 30th anniversary St. Matthias Carnival, finding a spot in the church parking lot was already a dicey proposition. The beautiful weather no doubt played a part in the huge early turnout, but it seemed as though people were ready for the event that could be called the […]








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Memorial Day Parade Set For May 29

Memorial Day Parade Set For May 29

The annual township Memorial Day Parade will kick off on New Brunswick Road at 11 a.m. May 29. The parade route will stretch from New Brunswick Rd. to DeMott Lane, and will end at the Municipal Building. A special ceremony will take place at noon at Veterans Memorial Park, located in front of the Municipal […]








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Somerset County Looking For Centenarians To Honor

Somerset County Looking For Centenarians To Honor

Submitted by Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Freeholder Brian D. Levine has announced that the county Office on Aging and Disability Services is looking to identify residents who will be age 100 or older in 2017. “We are asking residents to help us honor the centenarians in our community,” said Freeholder Levine, human services […]








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Boy Scout Troop 154 Conducts Flag Burning Ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 154 Conducts Flag Burning Ceremony

Submitted by Jim Zeitler. Boy Scout Troop 154 at the end of last year assisted the American Legion with the proper disposal of dozens of American flags with a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Although many of us know proper methods for displaying the flag, a much smaller number know the proper method for retiring the U.S. […]








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Franklin Woman’s Club Seeking Help With Purple Hat Campaign To End Child Abuse

Franklin Woman’s Club Seeking Help With Purple Hat Campaign To End Child Abuse

The Franklin Woman’s Club is looking for help from knitters and crocheters to material donors in its Purple Hat Campaign. The Purple Hat Campaign supports the “Period of Purple Crying” program, developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Woman’s Club members are making purple newborn and preemie caps that will be donated to […]








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