Arts & Entertainment

November 17, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ _ The return of Colonial Christmas _ which showcases local decorators, re-enactors, Christmas crafts, tasty refreshments and musical performers, such as the Ridge A Cappella Choir _ begins this coming Friday evening with a holiday tree lighting in front of the Jacobus ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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MENDHAM, NJ - The Mendham Moms Network launched with a kick off event at Windswept Boutique last Thursday night with The Monogram Corner and Brynn Hudson Jewelry and special guest Sail to Sable. The event supported these local mom businesses and introduced The Mendham Moms Network to the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A dramatic reading of "Ichabod Crane: Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," is among the special Halloween events that the Bernards Township Library has scheduled for all ages during the next week. Childrens' Halloween programs are scheduled for this weekend and ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration is underway for a pumpkin carving contest to be held later this month as part of the Pumpkins in the Park celebration at Harry Dunham Park in Basking Ridge. The deadline for signing up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 23. Contestants will carve their pumpkin at their ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Put away your basketballs and brackets and get ready to toe-tap instead. This isn’t March Madness. It’s Ridge Marching Madness. The annual marching band competition at Ridge High School, newly dubbed Ridge Marching Madness, is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at Lee Field.

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FAR HILLS., NJ _ Sunday is bargain day at the region's biggest rummage sale _ the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills Rummage Sale, open for a final day from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.  The rummage sale, a fundraiser for the Basking Ridge-based VNA, is held each spring and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Sunday, the Living History - 1770s Festival at Lord Stirling's estate in Basking Ridge returns with the chance to experience a taste of what life was like in the 18th century -- and also to learn about the role that Lord Stirling played in the Revolutionary War. The ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ For the eighth year, art lovers in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and nearby had an opportunity to see some of the work of talented artists in their area, and also to experience where and how they work. This past weekend's ARTsee Open Studio Tour provided information and a map ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) invites friends, neighbors, members, and current and former trustees to a long-planned event, the Community Celebration of the society's 90th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Brick Academy ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The United States Golf Association (USGA) in the Far Hills section of Bernards Township will be the location on Sept. 13 of one of the Somerset County Business Partnership's most well attended and effective business networking events, to be hosted in partnership with the Basking ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ Donations will be accepted beginning this Sat., Sept. 8, for items to be later resold at this year's long-running Fall Rummage Sale to benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. Donations of a wide variety of items will be accepted each Monday through Saturday, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Labor Day races in downtown Basking Ridge started out with some of the best cyclists from anywhere taking part in the 27th annual Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge, and leading to the township kids' races _ starting with kids with training wheels. In between, runners ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township municipal offices and the Bernards Township Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. This is the last holiday weekend for township students, who are due to return to public schools on Thursday, Sept. 6. Last day for Pleasant ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will hold a program on one of the most royal of insects in our area _ “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” _ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills. Cynthia Hedin, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer. Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - It's time to sign up for this summer's annual “The County Caper," an event that provides both family fun and an opportunity to learn about Somerset County's wide array of county parks. Once again, there will be two County Caper events hosted by the naturalists at the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After almost 40 years of performances and dramatic presentations in the Somerset Hills, Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co. is appealing to the community to pledge funds to help construct a Cultural Arts Center at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge to also serve as an ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A lot of history had been made in Basking Ridge and surrounding towns even back when The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills was founded in 1928, and THSSH continues recording, making _ and presenting _ history 90 years later. Along with holding with yearlong schedule of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township police department is again hosting its own community version of National Night Out, with the event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at Astor Field, located between Ridge High School and the municipal complex. Demonstrations and displays of vehicles ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This next week is the final scheduled week of a Farmstead Arts exhibit on Basking Ridge's great white oak tree, which was taken down last year after its death following 619 in downtown Basking Ridge. The exhibit, scheduled to close on Aug. 5, features art in many media, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings. A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September." The ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - If the mid-summer doldrums have already left some with too much free time looking for things to do, the Bernards Township Library is offering the following activities for Wednesday, July 11: Drop In Crafts for all ages from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Program Room B.  Get ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Disney's "The Little Mermaid" musical, as staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Company, opened another summer season of Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” at Pleasant Valley Park on Friday, July 13, at the park's outdoor amphitheater. Performances  are scheduled ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Samantha Rascio, a student from Basking Ridge, has been selected to be a part of the Paper Mill Playhouse's 2018 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory. Rascio is one of 115 members of the conservatory to earn a spot and perform in the concert "New Voices of 2018: From Sea to Shining ...

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