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Arts & Entertainment

December 8, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Theatre Arts Department performed "Our Town" last weekend, returning to live theater events. The play tells the story of a small town, following the Gibbs and Webb families through 12 years of life changes.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township, in conjunction with the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center and Temple Sholom, celebrated Hanukkah Dec. 4 with a special menorah lighting event at the municipal building. Students from the 4s class at the JCC sang holiday songs, and guests ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, in conjunction with the Bridgewater Commons Mall, held "JCC Lights the Night … a Chanukah Celebration" Dec. 2. The event included an interactive science show, community candle lighting, crafts and food.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate Anna Di Marco has taken her talents from All Star cheerleading locally to the San Antonio Spurs. Di Marco is the entertainment coordinator for the Spurs Hype Squad, and has been with the organization since its inception four years ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - MOMI, the Museum of Imagination + Innovation, in partnership with the Bridgewater Commons Mall, held Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard Nov. 28, celebrating family-friendly STEAM activities. Families were invited to stop in to the Community Hub in the mall for an event to spark ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School robotics team held its STEAM fair Saturday, with students invited to take in interactive activities, experiments and much more. There were a variety of booths with experiments and interactive activities for students. In addition, there were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Commons, the more than 1.2 million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in Somerset County, officially launched the holiday 2021 season on Nov. 13 welcoming none other than Santa Claus himself with great fanfare. Presented by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A group of students, including several from Bridgewater-Raritan High School, have created ArtInMind, a student-led initiative to use art as a medium to empower those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or learning disabilities through different workshops. According to senior Jessica ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Robotics Team is holding its annual STEAM Fair at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School – and while it forges ahead with the fair, the members of the team are still looking to rebuild from tragedy. The team’s robotics warehouse was rendered fully inoperable ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Sri Venkateswara Temple and Community Center partnered with Bridgewater Township to hold a cultural celebration of Diwali Monday at the Bridgewater Senior Center. Diwali is an Indian festival of lights, representing the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History is offering a socially distanced activity to end 2021 with the first Tour of Festive Lights in Bridgewater. Families will be able to drive around and see holiday lights all around Bridgewater. Maps can be purchased for $5 at the drive-thru ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Christmas is only two months away, and the Raritan Borough Council will be doing something a little different to celebrate. The Economic Development Committee recently submitted a proposal to wrap the trees and poles of downtown Raritan with battery powered lights that will last ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual Halloween event Saturday, with a party outside the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Families came out in costume to celebrate the holiday, get candy and have a good time.

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The Indian Association of Greater Somerset County held a Navratri event at Burnt Mills Park, in Bedminster, Oct. 17, with dancing, eating and more. The event is a cultural program that brings people together to dance, eat and have fun together. It celebrates a Hindu festival that spans nine ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission has announced the winners of the 2021 Excellence in the Arts Awards, and several Bridgewater residents are taking home top prizes. The program, according to a release, honors individuals and organizations that show exemplary ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In 2020, Jim Adams, creator of 13 Skeletons, built a Rube Goldberg machine as the theme of his annual Halloween exhibit – and he caught the eye of a foremost expert on the subject. “Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, who runs the Rube Goldberg company, heard ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Recreation held a trunk or treat event Oct. 23 to celebrate Halloween. The borough opted not to hold its annual parade again this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Families signed up to decorate their cars and participate, and others dressed up and went ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Christopher Sumner proudly presents its annual fall concert, “Just For Fun…” Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.  The concert will be held at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater. RVSB is returning to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School brought back live theater for the first time since before the pandemic, Oct. 8, Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, with "All in the Timing," a collection of one-act comedies. The BRHS International Thespian Honor Society Troupe #5154, in conjunction with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lifelong Bridgewater resident, and currently a sophomore at Caldwell University, Benjamin Fernandez is taking his talents to the broader community with his first exhibit at the Bridgewater Township Library, now through Oct. 30. “I decided to start locally at the Bridgewater ...

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RARITAN, NJ. - Raritan Recreation is holding a Trunk or Treat Oct. 23 for families at John F. Kennedy Primary School, on Woodmere Street. Cars will arrive between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and trunk or treating will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. After that, there will be a costume contest, guess ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - Bound Brook native Bryan Miranda is the recipient of a platinum plaque for a song he engineered this year. A member of the Bound Brook High School class of 2011, Miranda has been a sound engineer for four years, and is the first engineer to win a platinum plaque in the state ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with Bridgewater Township and the Bridgewater Commons Mall, held Community Day in the parking lot of the mall Sunday. Hundreds came out to check out fire trucks, police cars and emergency services vehicles, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Community Day is coming Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall, in the lower Lord & Taylor parking lot. The event is being held in partnership between the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Sunday's closing performance of the multi-venue Central Jersey Jazz Festival in downtown Somerville will be a benefit performance for local victims of Tropical Storm Ida who have lost their belongings, homes and businesses to the indiscriminate ravages of the Sept. 1 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The free Somerset County Summer Sunday Concert Series returned to Duke Island Park with concerts celebrating the decades every Sunday in August. The series began with hits of the 70s Aug. 1, hits of the 80s Aug. 8 and hits of the 90s Aug. 15. The series concludes Aug. 22 with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several current and former Bridgewater-Raritan High School students had films and news segments chosen as official selections for the 2021 All-American High School Film Festival. Three current students, one student in the Class of 2021 and one member of the Class of 2020 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two tickets matching all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the July 31 drawing were sold, on in Lanoka Harbor and one at the Wegmans in Bridgewater. Each ticket is worth $664,836. In addition, the retailers, Wegmans in Bridgewater and 7-Eleven in Lanoka Harbor, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Join the Somerset County Park Commission this Sunday, Aug. 1, at Duke Island Park for a rousing review of 70s musical hits by the great Tyrone Stackhouse Project. The free concert will start at 6 p.m. and run for 90 minutes of high-energy, high-fun pop, rock, and funk with no ...

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RARITAN, NJ - It was Christmas in July in Raritan Borough July 23 when Santa Claus visited Frelinghuysen Park to visit with children in the pool. Santa took photos with children and families during the annual event.

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