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FHS Senior Gets His Eagle’s Wings in Court Of Honor

FHS Senior Gets His Eagle’s Wings in Court Of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 113 formally recognized its newest Eagle Scout on June 1 with a ceremony at Somerset Presbyterian Church. Ricky Francese, a senior at Franklin High School, became the 70th member of Troop 113 to attain the Eagle Scout rank since 1970. Francese, who will study theater arts at Pace University in New York […]

Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park Gardens

Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park Gardens

On Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will be celebrating “Rose Day Festival.” The event will be held at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at 156 Mettlers Road, Colonial Park, Lot A, Somerset. The Rose Garden will be in peak bloom […]

Children’s Composting Workshop at Colonial Park

Children’s Composting Workshop at Colonial Park

The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens will present a children’s workshop, “Little Wigglers, How to Make Your Own Composting Bin” on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Children age 5 to 12 (limit 10 children who must be accompanied by an adult) will learn about ‘vermicomposting,’ the term used for […]

Memorial Day Parade Plans Include ‘Abe Lincoln,’ Helicopter Flyover

Memorial Day Parade Plans Include ‘Abe Lincoln,’ Helicopter Flyover

A reading of the Gettysburg Address and a flyover by a Coast Guard helicopter are two of the highlights planned for the township’s annual Memorial Day parade on May 27. The parade up DeMott Lane will conclude with a service at the Municipal Building. Kick-off time for the parade is noon; it will start at […]

Quail Brook Senior Center May Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center May Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd. Somerset, NJ 08873 (908) 231-7312 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Variety of Board & Card Games (Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday. If one of your favorite games is not listed and you would like to play, or if you are […]

Park Commission Seeking Bocce Teams

Park Commission Seeking Bocce Teams

The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that the 8th annual Spring Adult Bocce League will begin play at the Colonial Park Bocce Courts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. The League is open to all adults age 18 and over. League play will be on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. Teams of two […]

Photo Gallery: Huge Crowd For Annual ‘Bunny Bazaar’

Photo Gallery: Huge Crowd For Annual ‘Bunny Bazaar’

Organizers of the township’s annual “Bunny Bazaar” got a little help from Mother Nature April 13, with sunny skies drawing a huge crowd to the event. Mr. and M rs. Bunny were escorted to the venue – the parking lot adjacent to the township Senior/Community Center – by members of Somerset Fire & Rescue’s Rescue […]

Second Annual ‘Care, Share, Aware’ Special-Needs Services Showcase Held At Senior/Community Center

Second Annual ‘Care, Share, Aware’ Special-Needs Services Showcase Held At Senior/Community Center

A program to show parents of special needs children the types of support services available to them was held April 5 at the township Senior/Community Center in the Municipal Complex. Sponsored by the township Parks and Recreation Department, the event featured representatives of hospitals, schools and companies that offer services to people on the autism […]

Tickets Available For Bill Grippo Retirement ‘Roast,’ Fundraiser

Tickets Available For Bill Grippo Retirement ‘Roast,’ Fundraiser

Tickets are still available for the May 30 “roast” of MacAfee Road Elementary School principal Bill Grippo, who is retiring at the end of this school year after working for more than 40 years in township schools. In addition to being an educator, Grippo is a former Township Councilman and a prolific fundraiser, having helped […]

Sister2Sister Holds Annual Health Screening, Awards Banquet

Sister2Sister Holds Annual Health Screening, Awards Banquet

The Sister2Sister organization held its annual breakfast March 30 to say thank-you to supporters and raise health awareness. This was the 19th annual event, held at the Imperia on Easton Avenue. During teh event, awards were given to six individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Sister2Sister mission over the last year. Based on […]