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Chatham Historical Society's "History & Hops" is Fast Becoming a Fall Tradition in Chatham

Attendees received a souvenir glass from History & Hops 2017 Credits: TAP Chatham
History & Hops revelers included Carole Ethridge, Barb Farricker, Amy Crandall and Donna Nickerson Credits: TAP Chatham
History & Hops 2017 Committee members Amy Crandall, Helen Ann Rosenfeld, Cheryl Leverich, Karen Hoerrner, Joyce Martinsen and Kathleen Sims Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham residents Steve and Theresa Smiley at the History & Hops event Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham residents Bobby Tambo, Mike McLaughlin, Chris Tomaino and Sal Arnuk entertained the History & Hops crowd on Friday night at Fish & Game Credits: TAP Chatham
Fresh-brewed beer was on tap provided by Tim Besecker, one of the owners of Twin Elephant Brewing Company of Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Bill Heap and Mike Ryan in a thoughtful moment at the History & Hops event Friday Credits: TAP Chatham
Borough of Chatham Council member Peter Hoffman at History & Hops event Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Township Committee member Mike Kelly and his wife, Maureen, at History & Hops event Friday Credits: TAP Chatham
Peter Fife, Chris Tomaino and Carolyn Cherry raise their glasses at the History & Hops event on Friday at Chatham Fish & Game Credits: TAP Chatham
Tim Besecker of Twin Elephant Brewing Company talks to a "History & Hops" attendee about the brews he was offering t Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - The annual "History & Hops" celebration isn't quite entrenched as a Chatham tradition just yet, but it's getting there.

The Chatham Borough Historical Society made its bid to carve out its own fall niche with the second annual "History & Hops" celebration attended by about 160 Chatham residents on Friday night at the Fish & Game Club.

Good food, a variety of beer and wine, the televised Yankee game and musical entertainment provided by Chatham residents "Sal Arnuk and Mike McLaughlin Unplugged" with special guests Chris Tomaino and Bobby Tambo, made it another successful event for the Chatham Historical Society.

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Attendees received a souvenir "History & Hops 2017" beer glass, which many used during the event to taste the selection of beers from around the world and locally brewed by Chatham's own Twin Elephant Brewing Company. Tim Besecker, one of the owners of Twin Elephant, was on hand to help pour and talk about his brew.

The Chatham Historical Society used the occasion to celebrate Chatham's Architecture, displaying photos of the various architectural styles in which "the growth of Chatham can be traced," according to the informational brochure offered at the event.

The "History & Hops 2017" Committee included: Amy Crandall, Helen Ann Rosenfeld, Cheryl Leverich, Karen Hoerrner, Joyce Martinsen and Kathleen Sims.

"Sal Arnuk with Mike McLaughlin Unplugged" with special guests Chris Tomaino and Bobby Tambo entertained the crowd at the second annual History & Hops event




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