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August 13, 2018

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 - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway.  At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Saturday, June 30, is the last day to purchase a commemorative tree from Bernards Township as a way of: honoring the memory of a relative, friend or member of an organization; noting a milestone or special event; or perhaps recognizing a volunteer's or employee's ...

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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 - Have electronics that need to be recycled? Gather them up and bring them to Verizon's sixth Recycling Rally from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The event, which is free and open to the public will take place at the Verizon Corporate Center, visitor parking lot overflow ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Mount Prospect Elementary School will hold the school's first STEM Day for all students from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, with 22 different parent presentations scheduled in the area of science, technology, engineering and math.  Each class will have an ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Somerset County naturalist and Basking Ridge resident Ben Barkley believes that the World Series of Birding is the ideal event to hook kids on birding and introduce them to a lifelong passion for conservation. He should know; it happened to him. His experience with the annual ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The naturalists at Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) have long offered a wealth of educational and entertaining programs on nature and environmental programs for all ages. Now, the EEC's staff is offering to bring a variety of those programs ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado. A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ –  The Stop The Quarry Plan (STQP) group has reached two of its three goals and is ready to celebrate that milestone. The invitation is open to the public. The Friends of STQP sent an event announcement to e-mail mailboxes of STQP supporters with news of the planned ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards residents age 16 or older are invited to register by February 28 for the seventh annual Community Art Show -- Inspired by Nature. Artwork submitted to the nonjuried show will later be exhibited at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. The exhibit is ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge again invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how maple trees are tapped, learn about ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although the history may be unknown to many current residents, the still-natural setting of Bernards Township and a neighboring chunk of Morris County is all due to a hard-fought battle by citizens and area politicians that began in 1959 when the Port Authority of New York ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will recycle Christmas trees beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This year’s Christmas Bird Count is about to begin—and the data you report has a real and measurable effect on the course of conservation.  One of Audubon’s signature programs, the CBC has collected more than a century’s worth of community observations that provide a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and representatives for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently performed a controlled burn on 128.5 acres of Washington Valley Park. According to a release from the park commission, these controlled burns refer ...

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  PEAPACK-GLADSTONE – The Peapack Brook is becoming better habitat for trout and other aquatic life, thanks to a tree planting project at the Rockabye Meadow Preserve – a cooperative effort between the borough Environmental Commission and local watershed watchdog Raritan Headwaters. About 50 ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club. Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the ...

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    BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Environmental Education Center (EEC), 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be the location for a fun-filled weekend for children and their parents in celebration of Autumn.   “By the Light of the Moon”, for children and adults of all ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Items on the agenda for Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee include the presentation of an update on the township's acquirement of open space and recreational facilities through the municipal open space program, as well as a resolution honoring longtime Somerset County ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - At approximately 6:35pm, the United States Geological Survey reports that there was a 1.7 magnitude earthquake about 1.24 miles SSW of Morristown, New Jersey. Earthquakes that small typically aren't felt, but the shallowness (just five feet below the surface) made it perceptible ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP. – Raritan Headwaters is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a national group that evaluates land conservation organizations to make sure they meet quality standards. A public comment period is now open and will run through Nov. 6. “We’re ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists. More than 150 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - About 600 sprawling acres of fruit and vegetable crops surround the Van Nuys as they stand on the porch of their newly-constructed Country Market at Hillsboro Farm. Opened last month, the building represents 10 years of planning, anticipation and is the crowning achievement in ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – The Public Is Invited to experience the Annual Migration of Raptors. The New Jersey Audubon Society invites the public to bring their binoculars, sunscreen and ball caps, as New Jersey Audubon will be gazing to the heavens on September 16 for a hawk watch at the Scherman Hoffman ...

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