Thursday, July 19, 2018

A look back at 10 years of the Robbinsville Advance

A look back at the people, places and events that marked the first 10 years of the Robbinsville Advance.

Robbinsville school district adds resource officers, aims to improve school safety

The Robbinsville school district and Robbinsville Township had been working on enhancing school safety even before the shooting in Parkland elevated the subject into the national consciousness.

Robbinsville students demand change, participate in school walkout

A month after the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, an estimated 500 students walked out of Robbinsville High School on a cold, windy day to stand together and demand political change.

Foxmoor Shopping Center sells for $100, U.S. Bank assumes control of strip mall

Foxmoor Shopping Center took a tentative step toward escaping its near-decade-long limbo, after U.S. Bank National Association agreed to buy the plaza and assume $13.1 million of its debt.

Tributes to Robbinsville’s Joe Barker speak to his lasting legacy

Robbinsville Township lost more than its recreation director when Joe Barker died Feb. 11 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.

From Ravens to rhinos: Robbinsville woman follows dream of being rhino caretaker

Nicki Francisco envisions a career of caring for rhinos, and she capitalized on a few months at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas to advance further down that path.

Robbinsville Badminton Club spent a decade developing racquet sport in town

The Robbinsville Badminton Club was started almost a decade ago by Shekhar Joglekar, and Joe Chung has helped since its inception to run it for the Robbinsville Recreation Department.

How Fiona Aromando topped Robbinsville High’s scoring leaders list

Using lessons learned at home, Robbinsville High senior Fiona Aromando is already atop the all-time RHS scoring leaders list.

Robbinsville officials hope new hydroponic farm becomes community hub

Nestled at the municipal complex just yards away from the Little Red Schoolhouse—an icon of Robbinsville’s past—rests Leafy Green Machine officials say is a symbol of the township’s future.

Lights, Camera, Action: Students learn what it takes to do a live sports broadcast

Robbinsville High School and MCCC students broadcasted a Robbinsville-Lawrence football game, assembling everything from scratch.

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Acme set to close in Lawrence Shopping Center

The Lawrence Shopping Center will lose a major tenant next month when the Acme grocery store closes its doors in late August.