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Firefighters, First Responders Prepare for Annual Inspection and Parade

October 12, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall.

The solemn ceremony begins at 3 p.m., followed by a parade down Main Street, concluding at 6 ...

Video Sheds Light on Efforts of Hillsborough Cancer Group

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, empower and support people with cancer, has partnered with Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions on a video to raise ...

Hillsborough Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

Prosecutor: Hillsborough Teacher Sent Nude Photos to Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Farish, Goetzmann Finish 1-2 In USEF Talent Search Finals

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone.

“This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it all together,” Farish said. “That was very special to me, that I was ...

Thousands Jam Main Street for Street Fair

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spiderman was there. So was the Michelin man - and the dependable Somerville firemen who barbecued hundreds of pounds of roast beef as they've done for almost 30 years during their annual fund raiser at the fall Somerville Street Fair.

They came in droves, hundreds of families and thousands of visitors, cramming Main Street Sunday afternoon for the annual event sponsored ...

Countdown to Hunterdon's Biggest Car Show

October 15, 2018

EAST AMWELL, NJ - The eighth annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show featuring hundreds of classic, vintage, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, 1207 Rt. 179, just south of Ringoes.  

More than 950 vehicles were registered last year, making the FSHS car show ...

Stanton Holly Trail Hits $1 Million Mark; 2018 Tickets Now on Sale

READINGTON, N.J. Tickets for this year’s Stanton Holly Trail are on sale now.

Started in 1962, Holly Trail is the longest running house tour in New Jersey. Evoking memories of hot chocolate around the decorated tree and roaring fireplaces, the theme of this year’s tour is “Comfort and Joy.”

The daytime tour is held Dec. 1. It consists of touring five private homes ...

Evening of Fun and Laughter to Benefit YMCA Financial Assistance Program

CLINTON TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon County YMCA will host its 27th Annual Comedy Night on Friday, Nov. 16 at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse HERE.

This popular event sold out in 2017.

A social hour including cocktails (cash bar) and passed hors d’oeuvres, will be followed by a premium seated dinner and entertainment provided by three top comedy acts. All proceeds from the event benefit the ...

Hunterdon Freeholders Offer Parking for Union Hotel Plan on Eve of Open House

October 16, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An open house will be held tomorrow at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street, to allow the public another chance to review plans for the Courthouse Square project.

Jack Cust, whose Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the designated redeveloper for the Union Hotel and surrounding properties, will be on hand along with members of his team to answer questions, ...

Cust Targets 'False Statements' Against Union Hotel Plan

READINGTON, N.J. – Jack Cust reviewed his plans to redevelop Flemington’s Union Hotel and surrounding properties at a meeting sponsored by the county’s Chamber of Commerce.

Cust’s Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the designated redeveloper for the properties, which Cust said he’s been working on since 2015.

The project, called Courthouse Square, ...

New Hunterdon County Bar Association President Named

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Kasia Zielinski is the new president of the Hunterdon County Bar Association. 

She was sworn to the post by Hon. Ann R. Bartlett, a retired judge of the Superior Court in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage, at the annual installation dinner on Sept. 26.

Zielinski received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law in Newark. There she worked on a Law Journal ...

'Daily Mile' Unites High Bridge School and Hunterdon Healthcare

October 10, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Hunterdon Healthcare has donated 200 pedometers to help support High Bridge Elementary School’s new program, Daily Mile.

Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center.

The Daily Mile is meant to encourage physical movement breaks for all students in the school to help improve concentration and increase blood flow. 

Over the past ...

Dozens of Dairy Cows at Hunterdon 4-H and Ag Fair

EAST AMWELL, N.J. - The County 4-H Dairy Show at the 2018 Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair was judged by Josh Geissinger of Quakertown, Pa.

The 4-H members put a lot of time into working with their cows and the fair is a great time to showcase what they learned throughout the past year. The animals are judged by breed. All the participants are from Hunterdon, Mercer or Bucks (Pa.) ...

New 'Wine Women and Shoes Event' and Open House at HMC

October 4, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary is excited to announce their new event, Wine, Women and Shoes. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Auxiliary will host an Open House at Hunterdon Medical Center in Meeting Rooms A and B from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. located at 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet current Auxiliary members, and learn more ...

Wine Dinner to Benefit Ability 2 Work

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The award winning caterer, pop-up and breakfast-lunch destination Grateful Bites will transform itself into a white tablecloth restaurant for a Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner Saturday, Oct. 13, to benefit Ability 2 Work, a non-profit group that benefits young adults with autism in their quest for inclusion.

 
Grateful Bites is partnering with Sand Castle Winery of Bucks ...

YMCA Winter Coat Drive is Underway

October 9, 2018

CLINTON TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon County YMCA is hosting its annual Winter Coat Drive.

Gently used warm clothing including coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves are needed. Please make sure all items are in good condition and clean. Becuase of the generosity of our community, last year more than 1,000 coats and warm items were donated and distributed.

Items can be dropped off through ...

New 'Wine Women and Shoes Event' and Open House at HMC

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary is excited to announce their new event, Wine, Women and Shoes. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Auxiliary will host an Open House at Hunterdon Medical Center in Meeting Rooms A and B from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. located at 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet current Auxiliary members, and learn more ...

Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers Offer Educational Classes for November

October 13, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers are dedicated to providing health enhancement and disease prevention programs for the community. They offer a wide variety of educational classes each month at the Clinton and Whitehouse Station locations.

As part of their November Education Series, the following programs are currently open for registration:

“Treatment ...

Understanding Your DNA

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Genetic testing has become increasingly popular, especially as some companies such as AncestryDNA or 23andMe advertise on television direct to consumers (DTC).

The tests provide a wide range of genetic information. Some DTC genetic tests, such as those offered by AncestryDNA, focus exclusively on ancestry. Others, such as 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry test, ...

A More Comfortable Mammography Experience for Women Now at Hunterdon Healthcare

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Here are a few words that rarely go together: relaxed, comfortable, and mammogram.

The primary reason women dread and skip screening mammograms is pain. In one study, researchers found that 46 percent of women skipped their regular mammogram because the first one hurt too much. In another published study, researchers interviewed 2,600 women about their experience with a ...

Children’s Singer/Songwriter Sent to Prison on Child Porn Charge

October 2, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Komar, 47, was arrested in September last year at his home and ...

DUIs, Shoplifting, Heroin in Recent Township Police Arrests

October 15, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details today on a number of unrelated arrests.

Cpl. Christopher Vallat arrested Jill M. Ardovino, 33 of Red Hill, Pa., and Joseph P. Skriletz, 49, of Emmaus, Pa., after stopping Skriletz’s vehicle on Route 31 near Highland Avenue around 9:47 a.m. Oct. 5 because neither of them were wearing a seatbelt, police said. Skriletz was charged ...

Officials Investigate Fire in Raritan Twp.

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A fire at a building on Minneakoning Road last night is under investigation, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The fire struck around 7:20 p.m., Kearns said, in a commercial building with multiple offices.

The building was unoccupied and the fire “appears to be accidental,” according to the ...

Flemington Man Dies in Readington Crash

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A borough man died in a fatal crash in Readington this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Kearns said that a preliminary investigation shows that a dump truck owned by Flats and Curbs Concrete of Union tried to back into a construction site around 11:31 a.m. while in the westbound lanes of Route 22 near County ...

Photos: At Chabad Groundbreaking, a Special Hardhat

October 15, 2018

CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here.

“We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance. Referring to how differences between mailing addresses and actual locations ...

Groundbreaking Planned for Hunterdon's Newest Synagogue

CLINTON TWP., N.J. -  Construction is expected to start soon at the new home for Chabad of Hunterdon County.

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The event will be held at 57 Payne Rd. here, just off Route 31 south.

The plan by architects Michael Landau and Joshua Zinder from Landau Zinder Architects of Princeton include a new 17,000-square foot ...

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Raritan Township Voters Need to be Aware

October 15, 2018

To the editor:

I feel the Raritan Township residents have a need to know. I, for one am tired of being led like a lemming to the cliff. Voters need to be aware of issues that affect them and need to be made aware of what politicians, those in office and running for office stand for. As voters we need to vote with our head not our heart and we need to be informed. We need to vote on what we ...

Raritan Township's Republican Candidates for Township Committee

To the editor:

The Republican candidates for Raritan Township Committee have launched their written campaign. Not by addressing any issues but by guilt by association. They say you should not vote for the Democratic candidates because of their association with Democratic state and national leaders. The issues of Raritan Township are matters onto their own and have nothing to do with state and ...

Appreciation to Sergeantsville Firefighters

To the editor:

An unexpected loss of life occurred this week during a meeting of the Delaware township seniors. My heart goes out to the family who lost their loved one. As I understand it, the Sergeantsville Fire Department and Delaware Township police department, in addition to several individuals who happened to be present, took quick action in trying to save this beloved community ...

Courthouse Square Negotiation Points

To the editor:

Earlier yesterday morning I had a very productive conversation with Mr. Jack Cust, Flemington Borough's Courthouse Square Developer. We are in the process of scheduling a meeting together with my fellow Council members Betsy Driver and Susan Peterson, and I await his next contact to finalize.

As the Courthouse Square project nears the end of the local ...

Lou Reiner's 'Ugly Personal Attacks'

To the editor:

The farce of Raritan Township municipal government was once again on display during the Oct. 2 Township Committee meeting. Committeeman Craig O’Brien read out loud a nasty note he received from fellow Committeeman Lou Reiner.

But it was O’Brien that was castigated by Deputy Mayor Karen Gilbert, for daring to reveal what Reiner wrote. No one tried to stop ...

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Tue, October 16, 9:00 AM

Flemington Free Public Library, Flemington

Creative Path Artists' Exhibit

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Wed, October 17, 9:00 AM

Flemington Free Public Library, Flemington

Creative Path Artists' Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, October 17, 10:00 AM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

Kid Friendly Happy Haunt at the Red Mill

Arts & Entertainment

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Raritan Township Voters Need to be Aware

October 15, 2018

To the editor:

I feel the Raritan Township residents have a need to know. I, for one am tired of being led like a lemming to the cliff. Voters need to be aware of issues that affect them and need to be made aware of what politicians, those in office and running for office stand for. As voters we need to vote with our head not our heart and we need to be informed. We need to vote on what we ...

Loew Orthodontics 14th Annual Patient Appreciation Day

October 15, 2018

September 21, 2018 marked Loew Orthodontics 14th annual Patient Appreciation Day at Deer Path Park. This year was especially exciting as it was Dr. Patel’s first PAD experience with us! Dr. Patel shared her creativity by painting beautiful henna tattoos. Our friend Bubbles the Clown returned this year to paint faces and create balloon animals for all the little ones. Bluebird Hill Events ...