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Bridgewater JCC Holds Annual Hanukkah Party

December 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held its annual Hanukkah party Dec. 5 to celebrate the holiday.

Guests lit the candles for the fourth night of Hanukkah, and participated in several crafts, making dreidel cookies and more.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

Raritan Fire Department Holding Annual Candy Cane Run

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Fire Department is holding its Candy Cane Run 2018 Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.

Santa will be traveling around the streets of Raritan to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and he and his firefighter elves will be handing out candy canes to all the children. Residents are invited to listen for the music and wait in front of the house on the sidewalk for the ...

Raritan Celebrates Arrival of Santa (Photo Gallery)

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough celebrated the arrival of Santa Claus Sunday with photos with Santa, music, games, food and more outside borough hall.

Bridgewater Students Perform in Play at Pingry School

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Pingry School's drama and music departments, which included several Bridgewater residents, performed "Peter and the Starcatcher" in November.

The play is a pirate story that explores the events before a young, nameless orphan becomes Peter Pan.

In the photo are:

(Front Row) Diana Severineanu ’22 (Nutley), Josie Alston ’21 (Bridgewater), ...

Friends of Bridgewater History Holding Holiday Lights Contest

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History is holding a special fundraiser that will award the best lit and decorated home in the township.

In the 2018 Merry and Bright Bridgewater Holiday Lights Contest, residents are invited to register their homes to win the top prize.

There will be prizes awarded for the top three homes, as chosen by the community.

Registration lasts ...

Santa Puts Special Time Aside for Children with Disabilities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission, with support from the Somerset County Park Foundation, has extended a special invitation to Santa Claus to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road on Saturday, Dec.1, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

The Therapeutic Recreation staff has arranged a peaceful and sensory friendly ...

Bridgewater Celebrates Arts With Annual Talent in the Town Program

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Arts Committee (BCAC) hosted a closing reception for its 6th annual Talent in the Town Nov. 19 as an end to the art exhibit that ran for over a month.

The art work and performers were all situated in different locations of the building to encourage people to walk around and enjoy the different representations of art.

There were approximately 15 artists who ...

BRMS Performs 'Alice in Wonderland' (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite a first cancellation because of the nor'easter, the students at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School took on a performance of "Alice in Wonderland."

Performing in the play were Matthew Pelc, Camryn Yarwood, Jessica Giovanni, Andy Cheng, Brett McManus, Ayush Bhagiruth, Gianna Chiaravalotti, Sophia Consalvo, Samantha Barnes, Lila Dettleback, Julia Pedroso, ...

Bridgewater Township, Library Hold Diwali Celebration

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Somerset County Library System held a celebration in honor of the holiday of Diwali Nov. 3 at the Bridgewater Township Library.

Diwali is the greatest Hindu festival celebrated all over India and abroad, and is considered the festival of light.

The 5th Annual Township Diwali Celebration featured a puppet show, crafts, dances by the Bhaarat ...

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday

NORTH BRANCH, NJ - Service Unit 66 and 74 of Bridgewater hosted the annual Leader/Daughter event at the GSHNJ Council in North Branch. 

During the event, leaders and girls gathered to make greeting cards for veterans, seniors centers and hospitals, sang girl scout songs led by special guest Lori Coleman and had a birthday cake decorating contest. Food donations were collected and given to ...


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