Arts & Entertainment

January 17, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan HIgh School choir program has been busy with a number of events throughout the school year, and several students have been selected for the Regions Choir, a select audition chorus run by the New Jersey Music Educators Association. Accepted into the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held its first annual Winterfest Bonfire Jan. 11 at the Washington School grounds, on First Avenue, complete with music, food and a bonfire to keep guests warm. Frosty the Snowman stopped by to welcome guests, who had fun dancing, eating and taking part in fun ...

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Editor's Note: This poem was submitted by a fifth grader at Hillside Intermediate School, who wanted to share the work he had done with the larger community. Each day and night Sounds never sleep Screeching, squawking, and roaring In the dense green shrubbery And many magnificent ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Environmental Commission and Sustainability Task Force held its annual Recycling Super Hero/Litter Villain poster contest for fourth grade students, with prizes awarded in both categories. All submitted posters were on display at the municipal building ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Santa visited the Bridgewater Township Farmer's Market at the Bridgewater Township Library, on Vogt Drive, Dec. 9. The farmer's market is held once a month inside the library, with a number of local vendors showing off their wares. Lots of families turned out to the December ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History are holding a free event Saturday to launch the voting period of the Merry and Bright Bridgewater, Holiday Lights Contest at the Van Horne House, on East Main Street. There will be hot cocoa, cookies, crafts and stories for the kids. The event ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Theater Department took on a production of "The Nutcracker," with a version unlike the typical ballet. This version of the play was darker and closer to the original story by E.T.A Hoffmann, without the Land of the Sweets and other similar ...

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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 ...

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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.

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual Halloween event Tuesday, complete with costumes, music, dancing and lots of candy.

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite the rain, Raritan Borough held its annual Halloween celebration Saturday, complete with costume contests, food, crafts and much more. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Planet Band, based in Bridgewater, is preparing for a number of shows in November and December to celebrate the holiday season. The band performs classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, and is comprised of tweens with a commitment to keeping the Earth healthy and clean. On Nov. 16, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Thespian Honor Society performed "Black Comedy" over two days in mid October. In the first act of the play, the curtain opens to a darkened stage, with the actors going about their business as usual, until the lights come back on and the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held its annual Riverfest and Rubber Duck Race at Canal Street Sunday, with vendors and hundreds of people taking part in the festivities. The event concluded with the rubber ducks being launched down the Raritan River, in a race to the finish for some great ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Woman's Club held its annual fundraiser Oct. 6 at the Somerville Elks, in Bridgewater. The fundraiser included a fashion show with Fashions by Soft Surroundings, all modeled by club members. All proceeds of the event went to charity.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Creative Arts Committee has announced its 6th annual Call for Artists to exhibit their work in October and November. According to a release, they are also looking for local businesses to volunteer time and culinary arts, as well as local artists to do ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Martinsville Community Center held its annual Fall Festival Saturday, complete with games for kids, and appearances by the Bridgewater Township Police Department, and local fire and rescue squads. — Photos by Matt Kipp  

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RARITAN, NJ - The Basilone Foundation held the first annual Manilla Madness 5K Saturday. More than 200 people took part in the 5K, which was sponsored by Lou's Firearms, and was for ages 13 and over. The race began at the Sgt. John Basilone Statue, on Somerset Street, and followed a historic ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held Bridgewater Community Day featuring Touch a Truck and Dog Day. Hundreds came out to the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Sunday to see trucks, visit with ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ – Today is the second day of the annual Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, held here at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds – formerly known as South County Park. The fairgrounds are located at 1207 Rt. 179, just south of Ringoes. Use Lambertville for GPS. The Fair ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Despite ominous skies and intermittent rain, thousands poured into the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Fair Saturday night for the next-to-last day of the annual fund raising spectacular. Earlier on Saturday, the Rotarians opened the fairgrounds off Route 206 to Special Needs ...

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