Arts & Entertainment

September 18, 2018

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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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Family Fun Night in Dunham Park is coming up this Wednesday, July 11, followed by the season's first movie in the park later that evening. A DJ will be on hand, with games and prizes for kids and adults, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Once the sun goes down, the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ _ This Sunday evening, the Somerset County Park Commission will present hitmakers Bob Miranda and the Happenings to kick off another summer of free concerts at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater on Sunday evenings. The following Sunday, on July 15 the Park ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series begins Tuesday, July 10 and continues for the remainder of the month. The annual concert series attracts large crowds of fans each summer. The free concert series at Pleasant Valley Park opens with Jimmy ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission held its annual fireworks display and Fourth of July celebration Wednesday at North Branch Park, as residents from all over the county came out to celebrate America's birthday. - Photos by Dawn Wilde

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Editor's Note: The following article on the 250th anniversary of the history of the Grain House restaurant building was submitted by Brooks Betz, a trustee for The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH, www.thssh.org). The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It wouldn't be summer without the summer reading program at the Basking Ridge Library _ and this year the library again is offering reading and book discussion activities for children, teens and adults. The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Libraries Rock!" The ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Veterans from the area, history buffs, and other nearby residents had an opportunity last weekend to learn about military history, honor veterans, listen to live music, and enjoy some down-home barbeque at the first Military Appreciation and History Day at Ross Farm in Basking ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Charter Day may happen only once a year _ the third Saturday in May _ but the planning for the giant event begins as soon as the previous year's street celebration has passed. This year, after the cancellation of Charter Date 2018 due to heavy rains, the Charter Day Committee ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each year, the traditional Memorial Day Parade is a community event that is both a festive occasion and a somber reminder of those who have given part of their youth, and sometimes lives, to defend our nation. Whether in downtown Liberty Corner, or in the northern part of ...

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