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Get Rid of Unwanted and Expired Medications on Nov. 9

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual American Medicine Chest Challenge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the office headquarters, 20 Grove St., Somerville. A sheriff’s officer will be stationed at the entrance to collect medications, according to a press release about the event. Unused, unwanted and expired medications should […]

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Misty Halloween Was the Perfect Time to See the Griggstown ‘Ghost Cow’

Misty Halloween Was the Perfect Time to See the Griggstown ‘Ghost Cow’

A misty, rainy day like today (Oct. 31) is just the kind of day hunters and hikers in the Griggstown area would report sightings of what became known as the Griggstown Ghost Cow. Starting in about the early 1970s, people who found themselves in the Millstone River floodplain, especially on the D&R canal towpath and […]

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Boy Scouts, American Legion, Retire Flags

  A contingent of Boy Scouts and American Legion members gathered Oct. 27 at the Veterans Memorial Park for their twice-yearly flag retirement ceremony. The scouts were from Troop 113 and the Legionaries from Post 478, both in Somerset. The ceremony involves cutting the flag into four pieces, then separating the blue field and each […]

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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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