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‘Week of the People’ Celebrates Franklin’s Multi-Level Diversity

‘Week of the People’ Celebrates Franklin’s Multi-Level Diversity

The 47th annual Week of the People celebration was held Aug. 25 at Naaman Williams Park. As it has for the past several years, the one-day festival featured award presentations, games, kids’ activities, vendors and entertainment. The celebration was founded in 1971 “as a means to bring together the Franklin Township community, businesses, community organizations […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center’s September Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center’s September Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment.** Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. This peer-led, 24-week exercise and […]

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Grippo, LaCorte To Be Named ‘Warriors For Life’ At Annual Gala

Grippo, LaCorte To Be Named ‘Warriors For Life’ At Annual Gala

A school district official and a prolific fundraiser and former politician have been named the 2018 “Warriors for Life” by the Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation. Board of Education President Nancy LaCorte and Bill Grippo, principal of McAfee Road Elementary School, will receive their awards at the Nov. 23 gala. The Warrior for Life Scholarship […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ** Call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment.** Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. This peer-led, 24-week exercise and […]

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Gaze Into The Heavens With The Franklin Township Astronomy Club

Gaze Into The Heavens With The Franklin Township Astronomy Club

A township resident is looking to share his long-time hobby with his fellow residents. Zach Lichtmann, who has been an amateur astronomer for more than 20 years, created the Franklin Astronomy Club to share the pursuit with other astronomers and to introduce others – especially children – to the hobby. Lichtmann and several of his […]

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School Board Member Shares Life Experience With Youth Success Forum

School Board Member Shares Life Experience With Youth Success Forum

Members of a 5-year-old youth mentoring group received some life advice June 30 from one of the newest members of the Board of Education. The group, called the Success Forum of Franklin Township, had as the featured speaker for its annual annual celebration Michelle Shelton, who was elected to the school board last November. The […]

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Franklin Woman’s Club Participates In World Wide Day Of Knitting

Franklin Woman’s Club Participates In World Wide Day Of Knitting

Nearly 400 purple hats made by local knitters– including a contingent from the Franklin Woman’s Club – will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse NJ. Knitters recently gathered at the township library’s Franklin Park branch to make the hats during the 2018 World Wide Day of Public Knitting, according to a press release from the […]

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Sister 2 Sister Unveils ‘Serenity Garden’

Sister 2 Sister Unveils ‘Serenity Garden’

There is now a place for women fighting breast cancer to take some time and relax. Sister 2 Sister – formerly known as the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey – opened its new “Serenity Garden” June 16 with a luncheon and tea party. The garden is located in the back yard of the organization’s […]

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Area Boy Scouts Gather In Township For Annual Aqua Camporee

Area Boy Scouts Gather In Township For Annual Aqua Camporee

Three Boy Scout troops from Franklin Township joined scouts from around Central New Jersey June 16 at the 37th annual Away Camporee at Camp Oak Spring on Weston Road. Scouts from Troop 113 sponsored by Somerset Presbyterian Church, Troop 154 sponsored by the Franklin Township Police PBA Local 154 and Troop 100 sponsored by the […]

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Habitat For Humanity Opening ReStore Location In Manville

Habitat For Humanity Opening ReStore Location In Manville

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) will open a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville this fall. RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods for re-sale at the store. The donations help RVHFH build more homes and reduce waste in landfills. The Habitat […]

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