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Christmas Festivities at Suydam Farms

December 6, 2018

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" 

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Why not start a family tradition and buy a Christmas tree from your local farm.

Christmas trees trace their beginnings to pagan culture, in which the evergreens symbolized life and rebirth and when Winter Solstice was widely celebrated. Later, candles on Christmas trees were meant to light up the ...

Peter Mayer's "Stars & Promises" Tour Stops in Somerville Dec. 7

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Chamber Choir will perform at the 11th annual Stars & Promises Holiday Concert Dec. 7, which features Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $35 in advance, $45 at the door, and are available ...

Middlebush Reformed Church Living Nativity 

December 6, 2018

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas at the Middlebush Reformed Church Living Nativity 

Friday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

We are pleased to present this as a Christmas gift to our community.  

Come experience the story of Christ’s birth by seeing the manger scene with costumed ...

Franklin High School Madrigal Singers Kick of Holiday Season at the Library

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School Madrigal Singers kicked off the holiday season with their first of many scheduled appearances at the library Wednesday night.

Members of the community were treated to carols and selected Renaissance period pieces. The Madrigal's are made up of members of the FHS choir and others who auditioned to join the elite ensemble. 

The group also ...

Franklin Township: Professional Arborists Volunteer Day of Service at Colonial Park

December 5, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s annual Work Day of Service.

Professional arborists and urban foresters volunteer a day of work at a location selected by the chapter annually. The recipient organization pays a fraction of ...

Laurel Circle Residents Make Quilts, Hats for People at Center for Great Expectations

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Laurel Circle quilting and knitting-crocheting group, in Bridgewater, presented a number of donations to the Center for Great Expectations, totaling over 230 pieces to date.

Laurel Circle, formerly Arbor Glen, is a full service senior living community, and the Center for Great Expectations is a non-profit organization that helps adults and young women and their ...

Franklin Township: What's on the Council Meeting Agenda this Tuesday?

December 10, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - The next Township Council meeting will be held Dec. 11, 7 pm at the municipal building.

According to the agenda, the council will proclaim November National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson will receive a commendation. 

During council discussion, Rutgers Graduate Students will present a deer management program. 

Related ...

Franklin Township: Council address concerns about Easton Ave., allows tattoo shops, gives away Stone Place and adds three cops to police force

SOMERSET, NJ -  At Tuesday night’s Township Council meeting, which saw the return of Township Councilman-at-large Rajiv Prasad, the council unanimously passed ordinances adding three patrol officers to the Franklin Police Department, allowing tattoo shops in Franklin and vacating township ownership of Stone Place.

At the beginning of the meeting, the ...

NJ Senate President Meets with Business Leaders in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sweeney will discuss his proposals to fix New Jersey’s economy based on the conclusions of the “Path to Progress New Jersey” ...

Warren Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring

December 3, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - A 78-year-old former Warren doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Monday.

Dr. George Beecher, an ear, nose and throat specialist who formerly had a practice in Warren, was sentenced by Superior Court ...

Two City Girls Missing, Police Ask Public's Help

NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued alerts seeking help from city residents to find two girls in two separate missing person cases.

Police say they are trying to find 15-year-old Jaqueline Iracheta.

She is described as Hispanic, five-feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds.

Authorities did not say when or where she was last scene, but are asking anybody with information about her to call ...

Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

Woman Tries to Lure Hillsborough Boy into Pick-up Truck

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5.

The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police.

The age of the boy was not disclosed by police

The boy got off the bus at Auten Road and Bluebird Drive and was ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

December 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Somerville Honors WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

The Nutcracker at Two River Theater - 10% Discount for TAPinto Readers

December 4, 2018

American Repertory Ballet

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm

Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical journey filled with dazzling dance and spectacular scenes.  A thrilling battle between ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

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The Nutcracker at Two River Theater - 10% Discount for TAPinto Readers

December 4, 2018

American Repertory Ballet

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm

Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical journey filled with dazzling dance and spectacular scenes.  A thrilling battle between ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

The Nutcracker at Two River Theater - 10% Discount for TAPinto Readers

December 4, 2018

American Repertory Ballet

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm

Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical journey filled with dazzling dance and spectacular scenes.  A thrilling battle between ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

December 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Somerville Honors WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Drive with Santa and Sparky Lyle Dec. 8

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon.

Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New Jersey.

Lyle will be at the event ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

December 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Somerville Honors WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.