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Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

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 during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Trucks, Tractors to Pull at Hunterdon County 4-H Fair

EAST AMWELL – Will there be a third-time winner in the Truck Pull at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair?

Marc Wirasnik, 27, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon) hopes so. He came in first at the 2017 fair, pulling the weighted sled just over 357 feet, well past the end of the 300-foot long clay track. He was also the 2015 winner using the same 2005 Chevy Duramax diesel.

Two ...

4-H Fair Returning to North Branch Park in Early August

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 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Summer Concert Series Continues with Garden State Radio at Duke Island Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission continued its summer concert series Sunday with Garden State Radio at Duke Island Park.

Hundreds came out to listen to the band perform its medley of hits from the 1980s through today.

The concert series continues Aug. 5 with the fifth annual food truck fest featuring Kinderhook from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Home Again, a Carol ...

Raritan Holds Annual Christmas in July Celebration

RARITAN, NJ - Despite postponements in date due to threats of rain, Raritan held its annual Christmas in July celebration Thursday, welcoming Santa Claus to the Frelinghuysen and Basilone pools.

Santa visited the students at the pools for hula hoop contests, talks of presents and more.

— Photos by Linda Schulte

BRHS Marching Band Preparing for Pre-Jets Game Performance at MetLife Stadium

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band will be giving a pre-game performance at MetLife Stadium Nov. 11 before the New York Jets home football game against the Buffalo Bills.

Tickets are limited, and are being sold at a discounted price of $50 by the BRHS Band Parents Association.

For more information, email BRHSBANDJETS@gmail.com.

The band has a long ...

Bridgewater Girl Accepted to Prestigious Paper Mill Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ - Gracelynne Hao, of Bridgewater, was one of more than 100 selected to earn a spot in Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory.

The members of the competitive conservatory in the senior, junior plus and junior companies are directed and choreographed by the playhouse’s professional artistic staff in an original concert called “New Voices of ...

Bridgewater Teen Sees Original Artwork Displayed in U.S. Capitol Building

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bridgewater resident Gianna Lee Biscione recently traveled to the United States Capitol to see her winning art submission displayed in the halls of Congress.

The 18-year-old was selected this year as the winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition in the seventh district for her piece, "Don't Play Me; Listen," an original self-portrait painted with ...

Caritas Chamber Chorale Holding Auditions in August

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Caritas Chamber Chorale, which rehearses in Bridgewater, is holding auditions for its 2018-2019 season.

Auditions will be held in August, and all voice parts are welcome, although tenors are particularly encouraged.

The Caritas Chamber Chorale is an ensemble of more than 20 singers who work for musical, artistic and spiritual beauty, rooted in a shared humanity, ...

Raritan Holds First of Several Summer Fun Nights (Photo Gallery)

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held its first of several planned Summer Fun Nights at Frelinghuysen Park Wednesday, featuring music and games with DJ Bruce Doorly, of Moonlight Memories.

Kids came out to enjoy the pool and games like hula hoop contests and limbo.

The event will be held again July 25, Aug. 7 (as part of National Night Out) and Aug. 14.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

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