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Local Girls Scouts Invite Special Needs Children to 'Game Day' Next Weekend at YMCA

February 23, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Olympics aren't the only games to enjoy right about now. A group of local Girl Scouts working on their Silver Awards will be holding Game Day for special needs children ages 6 to 14 next Saturday, March 3, at the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge.

Game activities as well as carnival-style games and prizes will be held in a "safe and ...

Somerset County Residents May Drive Through and Drop Off Unwanted Medicines March 17 in Basking Ridge

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The first "Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off"  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 S. Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. This drop off will allow all Somerset County residents to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

The Rx Mission ...

Checkmate: Somerset County Freeholder Returns to Tournament Chess after 20-year Hiatus

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine made a so-so return to playing tournament chess last weekend after a 20-year hiatus, but says the experience convinced him that he needs to get back in the game.

Though critical of his performance – “I won some and lost some,” he said – being surrounded by more than 1,000 other top competitors of all ages ...

Basking Ridge Resident Among New Trustees for Friends of Historic Jacobus Vanderveer House

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Basking Ridge resident Sara D. Soden was among the four new trustees elected to serve on the board for The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House "living museum" that highlights the active role that the Somerset Hills played in the American Revolution.

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House elected the new trustees and reappointed three ...

Whole Foods in Bridgewater to Officially Open Doors March 21

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the retailer, will officially open its doors on Chimney Rock Road March 21.

According to a release from the company, the 49,000-square-foot store will open at 9 a.m., and there will be prize giveaways, special sales and product demonstrations and samples.

"We can't wait to serve Bridgewater and ...

Somerset County Preparing for Construction of Finderne Avenue Bridge, Beginning Feb. 20

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Finderne Avenue bridge, between Union Avenue and Foothill Road, will be under construction from Feb. 20 for about nine months, according to a release from Somerset County.

The bridge will be constructed in three separate stages, with one lane northbound and one lane southbound being maintained, aside from intermittent single-day closures as required. In addition, ...

Somerville: Cobalt Apartments to Receive Land Development and Planning Award

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county Planning Board will honor six local projects, including the Cobalt Apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive at the 35th annual Land Development and Planning Awards at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Freeholder Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

Free ...

Former Somerville Librarian Helps Rutgers Digitize Local History

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Before retiring last year after 43 years working as a historian and researcher at the Somerville Library, Jim Sommerville had been working for many years with Rutgers University to preserve photographs of local history for submission to the New Jersey Digital Highway.

“We are pleased to announce that SCLSNJ's very first local history collection of digitized ...

Somerville: Lawmakers Agree Bipartisan Approach Required to Repair New Jersey

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three state lawmakers who represent central New Jersey in the Senate and Assembly agreed yesterday that the path to recovery for New Jersey’s beleaguered taxpayers and ailing economy must begin with a reasonable, bi-partisan approach to find solutions that are affordable and practical.

Otherwise, the state of affairs in New Jersey will soon resemble the dysfunctional ...

Somerset Patriots And Chairman Steve Kalafer Receive The Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

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