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Holiday Season In Full Swing In The Township

Holiday Season In Full Swing In The Township

The 2018 holiday season is well underway in the Eight Villages, as demonstrated by two events Dec. 7. First was the annual holiday tree lighting in the municipal complex, followed by a celebration in the Senior/Community Center. A highlight of the celebration was a short performance by the Franklin High School Madrigals singing group. At […]

After 40 Years, Township Pharmacist Is Calling It A Career

After 40 Years, Township Pharmacist Is Calling It A Career

After more than 40 years as a pharmacist, Jim Forino is finally putting away his mortar and pestle. The Somerset father of three spent the bulk of his career at the Somerset Park Pharmacy on Easton Avenue before moving on to the Shop Rite on Elizabeth Avenue, ending at the Shop Rite location in Stirling. […]

Despite Wet Weather, East Millstone Holiday Tree Lighting Goes On As Planned

Despite Wet Weather, East Millstone Holiday Tree Lighting Goes On As Planned

A 90-year-old tradition was carried on Dec. 2 with the lighting of the holiday tree in the East Millstone Square. Sponsored by the Millstone Valley Fire Department, the lighting ceremony featured the annual reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and a reception thrown by the East Millstone First Aid Squad. “This is an important part […]

Quail Brook Senior Center December Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center December Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Individual Computer & PED (Personal Electronic Devices) Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment. Check the monthly calendar for a schedule.** Healthy Bones Exercise Class […]

Franklin High School Class Of 1988 Reunites In New Brunswick

Franklin High School Class Of 1988 Reunites In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK – More than 50 members of the Franklin High School Class of 1988 were expected on Nov. 17 to meet at The Heldrich Hotel here for their 30th reunion. The event, organized by Alvin Washington and Candace Nash, was the second decennial reunion the high school friends put together. Washington, who now lives […]

Quail Brook Senior Center November Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center November Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Individual Computer & PED (Personal Electronic Devices) Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment. Check the monthly calendar for the schedule.** Healthy Bones Exercise Class […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]