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11 Community Events Happening in Franklin Township in June (UPDATED)

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you like to buy locally grown goods, movie night under the stars, food trucks, or supporting the community, then there is something for you to do right here in town, during the month of June. 

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Business owners from Franklin and beyond are invited to pitch their business plan to lenders who can help them secure funding during an event conceptually based on ABC's Shark Tank.

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Are You a Small Business Looking for Funding? Come Out to Pitch Your Plan

In an ongoing effort of community outreach, members of the Franklin Township Police Department will be hosting Coffee With a Cop at Pierce Street Bagel Cafe Deli & Grill on June 19. This event is a great opportunity to meet members of the police department, ask questions and get information about the township.  

Coffee With a Cop 

The 2018 Franklin Township Community Farmers Market is returning with its mission of supporting Franklin Township and New Jersey agriculture! The Market, with its carefully curated mix of produce and specialty vendors, was the 2017 winner of the Healthier Somerset Award!

Community Farmers Market

Last week the Franklin High School Project Graduation team announced the line up for its first ever Food Truck Festival scheduled for June 9, from 11 am to 6 pm at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, in Somerset.

First Franklin Food Truck Festival (UPDATE)

The Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation (WFLSF), in conjunction with, the Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI), will be holding the 1st Annual Graduation Conference on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 from 12 pm - 3 pm at the Franklin Township Community and Senior Center.

Warrior For Life Graduation Conference 2018

Snyder's Farm is hosting their first U-Pick strawberry and movie night on the farm June 9th. Come on out and kick off the summer with strawberry picking, family-friendly activities, Snyder's signature jar good tasting, firepits, food and finish the night off with a movie on the front lawn. Get all the details at www.snyders-farm.com

Snyder's Farm Family U-Pick & Movie

The Week of the People, Inc. (WOP), in association with the New Dawn Experience, proudly present, “LIVE!!!” A Classic Pre-Fathers Day Concert, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at the Franklin High School Auditorium.

Franklin Township: A Classic Pre-Father's Day Concert

The Somerset County Business Partnership will present “Biz Fest,” the Somerset County ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking opportunity for Somerset County businesses and residents on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset New Jersey.

BizFest 2018: Somerset County’s Hyper-Local Trade Show

Would you like to unleash your inner artist?  If so, then the upcoming Paint & Sip Night Fundraiser, hosted by the Franklin Woman’s Club, is for you.

Paint & Sip Night Fundraiser Hosted by the Franklin Woman’s Club

More than 30 of Central New Jersey’s top restaurants and food purveyors will share their best dishes at the 19th annual Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night at The Palace at Somerset Park, Monday, June 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

More Than 30 Top Restaurants to Bring their Best Dishes to Chef’s Night

The Franklin Football Alumni Club will be hosting a BBQ on June 30, from 2 pm to 6 pm. The event is open to all that support Franklin Football. 

Franklin Football Alumni Club

Venus Jewelers is hosting its Annual Estate and Antique Jewelry Show featuring an expanded collection of antique, estate and vintage jewelry and watches from Beneficial Estate Co. on Saturday, June 9, 2018.  

Bonus Event from One of Our Sponsors 

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New Jersey Heroes Honored for Saving Lives

June 18, 2018

Thirty-eight individuals and organizations in New Jersey were recently honored at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 2018 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards for their life-saving efforts. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards is held annually to commend individuals, ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Hillsborough teacher charged with ‘sexual conduct’ with student

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Plainsboro man and tenured English teacher at Hillsboro High School was being held in the Middlesex County jail today on charges of having improper contact with a 17-year-old student that occurred over a period of five months, authorities said today.

Kenneth Shindle, 27, is charged with one count of engaging in sexual conduct that would impair or debauch the morals of the ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county park commission, the ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...