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Hageman House Scene Of Traditional ‘Tea And Tea Leaves Readings’

Hageman House Scene Of Traditional ‘Tea And Tea Leaves Readings’

By PJ Parker. A backdrop of acres of clear, blue-skied farm country was the setting for the first public traditional “Tea and Tea Leaves Readings” Oct. 20 at the Meadows Foundation’s historic Hageman House and Barn on South Middlebush Road. The event was part of the Hageman House Fireside Chat Series. The Hageman House, a […]

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FHS Class Of ’78 Gathers For 40th Reunion

FHS Class Of ’78 Gathers For 40th Reunion

The weekend of Oct. 12 was 40th reunion time for members of the Franklin High School Class of 1978. About 75 members of the class showed up for the centerpiece of the celebratory weekend, a dinner-dance at Winemakers of Somerset in Bound Brook on Oct. 13. The weekend began with members of the class attending […]

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Skies Clear, Canal Fest Goes Off Without A Hitch

Skies Clear, Canal Fest Goes Off Without A Hitch

More than 2,000 people ventured to East Millstone Oct. 13 for the annual Delaware & Raritan Canal Festival. On tap was the festival staples of music on several stages, a variety of food choices and games and crafts for children. The event is a fundraiser for the Franklin Food Bank. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate […]

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Township Council Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Honors FTPD And Sister 2 Sister

Township Council Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Honors FTPD And Sister 2 Sister

The Township Council on Oct. 9 recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month by honoring a township organization and the police department. Deputy mayor Shanel Robinson presented a proclamation from the council, recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to Sister 2 Sister founder Dorothy Reed. Sister 2 Sister, headquartered on Hamilton Street, supports African American and […]

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Video Story: Sister 2 Sister 5K Run/Walk Sets Participation Record

Video Story: Sister 2 Sister 5K Run/Walk Sets Participation Record

A record number of people gathered in Colonial Park early on Oct. 6 to run and walk in support of an organization that supports women going through breast cancer. The 524 people who registered in the annual Sister 2 Sister 5k Walk/Run was a huge jump from last year’s total of about 300, said Dorothy […]

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‘Gigging For Gold In Jersey’ Fundraiser Is Fulfillment Of Mother’s Promise To Daughter

‘Gigging For Gold In Jersey’ Fundraiser Is Fulfillment Of Mother’s Promise To Daughter

Right before Franklin native Diane Trivelli lost her 11-year-old daughter, Arielle Anacker, to the rare Ewing’s Sarcoma bone cancer in 2001, she made a promise to her that 10 years later she is continuing to fulfill. “One mother, one daughter, one promise” is the theme of the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, a non-profit 501 c […]

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Franklin Gazebo Opening Celebrated With Speeches, Music

Franklin Gazebo Opening Celebrated With Speeches, Music

By PJ Parker The long-awaited Franklin Gazebo was celebrated Sept. 16 on the Franklin green amid the sounds of Latin jazz to mark its debut. The gazebo is located at the municipal complex on DeMott Lane. The product of the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council, the gazebo will be home to a wide variety of […]

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Housing Resource Center Sponsors Home Buyer Education Program

Housing Resource Center Sponsors Home Buyer Education Program

A local housing non-profit is providing a free home buyer education program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the township library in the Municipal Complex on DeMott Lane. The program is geared to help potential home buyers learn about programs and down payment and closing cost grants along with the many topics […]

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Hundreds Attend Annual PBA Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Hundreds Attend Annual PBA Wine Tasting Fundraiser

More than 200 supporters of local police gathered at The Imperia Sept. 8 for the Franklin Township Police Department PBA 154’s annual wine and spirits tasting fundraiser. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser and has raised more than $30,000 over the past several years, said FTPD Lt. Mark Reiner, the evening’s co-organizer with Officer […]

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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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