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Franklin Woman’s Club Sets ‘Tricky Tray’ Fundraiser

The Franklin Woman’s Club has set its “Tricky Tray” fundraiser for 6 p.m. March 14 at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., the drawing starts at 7:30 p.m. Prizes include a television, $300 Visa gift card, Kindle Fire 7″ HD tablet, Keurig brewer, GPS, restaurant gift certificates and more. There […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule Released

Following is the list of events for March at the Quail Brook Senior Center, 625 New Brunswick Rd. in Somerset. The center is open  9a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bingo Tournament – Every Thursday Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards) Chair Exercises – […]

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FR&A Slideshow: Boy Scout Troop 154 Honors Newest Eagle Scout

FR&A Slideshow: Boy Scout Troop 154 Honors Newest Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 154, sponsored by the Franklin Township PBA Local 154, welcomed its newest Eagle Scout Feb. 8 with a traditional Court of Honor at the Franklin Township Community Senior Center. Receiving the accolades of his troop leaders, fellow scouts, parents and dignitaries was Joey Richter, a sophomore at Franklin Township High School. Richter’s […]

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Stop & Shop Donates $11,000 to Franklin Township Food Bank

Stop & Shop Donates $11,000 to Franklin Township Food Bank

Somerset-area Stop & Shop stores on Jan. 31 made an $11,000 contribution to the Franklin Township Food Bank. The money was raised through the stores’ “Food For Friends” program. Through the program, which runs in November, customers can donate $1, $3 or $5. Money raised goes to support hunger relief organizations, according to the Stop […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center Announces February Events Schedule

QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER 625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ (732) 563-4213 Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Check monthly calendar for schedule updates.) Bingo Tournament – Every Thursday Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards) Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Computer Instruction […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center Celebrates Chinese New Year With Food, Singing, Crafts

Quail Brook Senior Center Celebrates Chinese New Year With Food, Singing, Crafts

The Year of The Horse was rung in Jan. 31 at the Quail Brook Senior Center in Somerset. About 83 people from Franklin, Manville and South Bound Brook attended, said Allyson Toth, the center’s director. For the event, the center’s main room was decorated with Chinese art and a stereo played Chinese folk music There […]

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Martin Luther King’s Legacy Celebrated At Annual Scholarship Breakfast

Martin Luther King’s Legacy Celebrated At Annual Scholarship Breakfast

  Speeches, music and dignitaries highlighted the 17th annual Franklin Township Community Breakfast Jan. 20 at the Doubletree Hotel on Atrium Drive. In addition to a celebration of the life of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the annual event is a fundraiser for a scholarship program for graduating Franklin High School […]

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Artwork Sought For Senior Center Exhibit

Local artists are invited to submit pictures of up to five samples of their work for consideration of inclusion in the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services‘ spring art exhibits. The exhibits will run from Feb. 3 to May 30 at the Quail Brook Senior Center on New Brunswick Road and the Somerset […]

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Words & Pictures: Franklin Digs Out Of Snow, Deals With The Cold

Words & Pictures: Franklin Digs Out Of Snow, Deals With The Cold

The first snow storm of 2014 has come and gone and all that’s left are the memories and the frozen slush. Residents throughout the villages spent part of Jan. 3 digging out, and the rest of the day and Jan. 4 dealing with the Arctic blast that sent temperatures into the single digits. Over the […]

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow … 6 – 7 Inches Falls In Franklin

Let It Snow, Let It Snow … 6 – 7 Inches Falls In Franklin

It was still snowing in the villages as of about 9 a.m. Jan. 3. According to the National Weather Service, Franklin averaged about 6.2 inches, with 7 inches reported in Somerset.. Schools are closed, the municipal offices are open and Somerset County offices were scheduled to open at 10 a.m. As of about 10 a.m., […]

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