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Photos and Video: Ghosts and Goblins Show Up for Annual Township Pumpkin Patch

Photos and Video: Ghosts and Goblins Show Up for Annual Township Pumpkin Patch

More than 300 people – and ghouls – showed up Oct. 27 at the annual Franklin Pumpkin Patch next to the Community/Senior Center on DeMott Lane. Sponsored by the township Department of Recreation, the day featured games, crafts, pumpkin decorating and a Halloween costume parade and contest. Staff from the recreation department was helped by […]








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Record Number Attend Second Chance for Animals Fundraiser

Record Number Attend Second Chance for Animals Fundraiser

Attendees at the Second Chance for Animals’ fundraiser in the Ukrainian Cultural Center on Davidson Avenue in Somerset filled the room to capacity Oct. 25, a fact that pleased everyone involved. This was the largest crowd in the eight years the organization has held its “tricky tray” event, said fundraising chairperson Rose Rivera. “We’re just […]








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First Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony Officiated by Mayor in Municipal Building

First Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony Officiated by Mayor in Municipal Building

A dozen years of not being able to legally say “I do” ended Oct. 24 for Debra Calie and Lou Marinucci as the two women exchanged wedding vows before a group of friends in the municipal building. Officiated by Mayor Brian Levine, the ceremony was believed to be the first same-sex marriage in the township. […]








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Entries Wanted for Architecture-Inspired Art Show at Quail Brook Senior Center

Entries Wanted for Architecture-Inspired Art Show at Quail Brook Senior Center

Entries are being sought for a planned exhibition at the Quail Brook Senior Center of architecture-inspired art. The exhibition is sponsored by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services. Artists of all ages are eligible. The deadline for submitting work is Nov. 6. Artwork can include watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, pastels, drawings, mixed […]








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Second Chance for Animals’ 8th Annual Tricky Tray Set

Second Chance for Animals’ 8th Annual Tricky Tray Set

The 8th Annual Tricky Tray raffle to benefit Second Chance for Animals is set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Ave. Second Chance for Animals runs the Franklin Township Animal Shelter on DeMott Lane. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-purchased ticket holders, and at 6:15 p.m. for general […]








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Second Chance for Animals Receives $3,000 Donation

Second Chance for Animals Receives $3,000 Donation

Second Chance for Animals, the organization that funds the Franklin Township Animal Shelter on DeMott Lane, celebrated its 15th anniversary with its 3,000th spaying and a $3,000 donation from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The money will be used for spay/neuter services for all adoptable dogs and cats in the […]








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Deadline Nears for Festival of Trees Applications

Deadline Nears for Festival of Trees Applications

Franklin residents who want to have their decorated trees considered for Somerset County’s 36th Annual Festival of Trees have until Nov. 4 to submit applications. Sponsored by the Somerset County Parks Commission, the display will be held at the commission’s Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd. Basking Ridge, from Dec. 6-29, 2o13. Individuals, local […]








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Canal Fest 2013: Food, Fun, Rubber Ducks

Canal Fest 2013: Food, Fun, Rubber Ducks

      The 3rd annual Canal Fest – officially the Delaware & Raritan Canal Festival – in East Millstone was expected to draw thousands of visitors to the historic village on Oct. 19. The event, which benefited the Franklin Township Food Bank, was held along a stretch of Market Street, starting from Amwell Road, […]








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Free Flu Shots for Franklin Senior Citizens

The Somerset County Health Department will offer flu shots from 9:30-11 a.m. on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24 for township senior citizens at the Franklin Township Community Senior Center, 505 DeMott Lane. The shots are free for Franklin residents aged 65 and older. The clinic is open only to Franklin Township residents. For more information […]








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Somerville High School Classes of ’65-’69 Planning Reunions

Did you graduate from Somerville High School from 1965 through 1969? If so, there may be a reunion in your future. Members of those classes will be gathering Nov. 2 at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station for a multiple-year reunion. Tickets are $65 each. For more information or to register, contact Christine […]








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