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Arts & Entertainment

January 29, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall, in partnership with The Center for Cultural & Creative Exchange, presented a Lunar New Year at the Commons, with traditional Asian performances and a dragon dance to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Jan. 22.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - About 200 girl scouts in Bridgewater, mostly Brownie scouts in grades two and three, took part in a cake decorating competition Jan. 8 at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School. A total of 50 teams of four girls competed to decorate a quarter-sheet cake in a specific theme in 60 ...

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NEW YORK CITY - In December, American Girl announced its Girl of the Year 2023 – and a Bridgewater-Raritan High School freshman was live on “Good Morning America” to help celebrate the announcement. Anya Patel, 14, was chosen by her dance teacher to perform on the national television show to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Eisenhower Intermediate School choral students are sound recruiters. And they do not even know it. Eisenhower Intermediate School held its annual Winter Choral Concert Dec. 12, with the fifth graders singing to a full gymnasium, and then the following evening, Dec. 13, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School students put on their dancing shoes and took over the gymnasium for the return of the Student Government Charity Dance. The gala event was held Dec. 9, and not only did the students enjoy the festive affair, but a portion of the proceeds will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Santa drove through Raritan Borough Sunday, visiting families and waving to children from atop his fire truck with the Bradley Gardens Volunteer Fire Company.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township, with the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center and Temple Sholom, celebrated the third night of Hanukkah Tuesday with a special candle lighting ceremony and music. Students from the JCC sang Hanukkah songs, as did members of Temple Sholom, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center celebrated the upcoming first night of Hanukkah with a special party, filled with crafts, food and more Dec. 18.

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MARTINSVILLE, NJ - The Martinsville Community Center celebrated the holiday season by welcoming Santa Claus to take photos Dec. 10.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Theater Arts Department presented its second play of the year, "Puffs." According to the website for Playbill, an American monthly magazine for theatergoers, “Puffs,” or “Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Santa Claus came to Raritan Dec. 10, visiting families as he came over the Nevius Street Bridge to meet the children.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Gingerbread houses that are decorated with tasty treats will help provide donations to the Somerset County Food Bank. Students in the Home and Interior Design class at Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be creating gingerbread houses as a class project, and then their ...

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He loves the history of the town and has memories of riding his bike down Somerset Street when he was younger – and now Adam Petroski is bringing that love of history as the newest steward of the Raritan Public Library. “The opportunity to work at the Raritan Public Library was too good to pass ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hillside Intermediate School held its annual Celebrity Chef event Nov. 30, with students and staff cooking their favorite dishes and hoping to earn votes from their peers. The event is a chance for students, staff, parents and community members to share their favorite recipes ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual tree lighting Dec. 2 at the municipal building, getting a head start on the holiday season.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Township will work to replace and upgrade deteriorating playground equipment at two of its park properties after approving a pair of resolutions to do so.  Following a presentation by public works and sewer utility superintendent Richard Shimp at the Nov. 10 meeting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Theatre Arts Department is presenting "Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic" by Matt Cox in early December. The show will run for one weekend, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

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Skate for the Paws was held Nov. 12 by BR Skates Foundation as the first ever pop-up skatepark event at the Bridgewater Municipal Complex, raising money for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. The event featured a half-pipe miniramp from a movie set that was donated by Tony Hawk’s Foundation - ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There must be a reason why the choral program for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has been such a huge attraction to its students. According to the school’s choral directors, there are various answers to that question. “Singing music is a wonderful and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Team 303, the robotics team for Bridgewater-Raritan High School, held its STEAM and Sensory Fair Nov. 5, with interactive and educational activities related to science, technology, engineering, art and math. T.E.S.T. Team 303 competes in FIRST Mid-Atlantic events throughout the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It was their first school presentation since the start of the pandemic, and for Jim and Joann Adams, of 13 Skeletons fame, it was a chance to continue to bring joy and share their vision of an exciting Halloween tradition. “We love interacting with the kids and hearing all ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township, with the Sri Venkateswara Temple, held the annual Diwali celebration, with Rangoli decoration, a cultural program and presentation by community members about the significance of the holiday.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual Halloween event at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Oct. 30, with hundreds coming out in all different costumes for food, games and fun.

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough recreation held its second annual trunk or treat event Oct. 22 at John F. Kennedy Primary School. Guests opened the trunks of their cars with all sorts of decorations as they passed out candy to trick or treaters.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History group is offering a socially distanced activity with the second annual Tour of Festive Lights in Bridgewater. Sign up to include a home in the Festive Lights Tour. The event is free to participate, and families will have the chance to drive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Sunday's performance by Kiley Baxter on Division Street was the final show of the Summer Stage concert series, but it marked the beginning of a new chapter for the young vocalist, who graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School just a few months ago. While many of her friends ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Thespian Honor Society Troupe 5154 presented their production of "Antigone Now" this past weekend in the high school auditorium. The play is about the rebellious Antigone who defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. Cast members ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Given the state of the pool at Basilone Park, management issues and environmental constraints, borough engineer Stan Schrek is still investigating what environmental permit is required to construct a splash park at Basilone Park, which will likely replace the pool, an investigation ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - During a late afternoon in the vacated hallways of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Tom Gunning takes out his keys and unlocks the doors to the school’s auditorium that is completely dark. Once he and his wife, Teresa Wallace-Gunning, enter the spacious and quiet room, the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The state champions have begun the march to a repeat performance. The Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band launched its title defense when the group performed in its first competition of the school year Saturday at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s 23rd annual ...

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