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A Special New Year's Day Dog Walk Near Franklin Township

Dogs and their walkers celebrate the new year on a trip along the beautiful trails of Lord Stirling Stable at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, Credits: Somerset County Park Commission

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host their annual New Year’s “Meet New Friends” Dog Walk on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  Check in time for this special event will be between 1:15 P.M. and 1:30 P.M., with the hour-long walk beginning at 1:30P.M.

The New Year’s Dog Walk will provide owners and pets an opportunity to walk off some of that holiday cheer on a tour of the beautiful trails at Lord Stirling Stable.  Start the year off right with old friends, new friends, and your best friends while experiencing the enjoyment of the weekly Saturday morning dog walks on the LSS trails that take place all year long.

The Friends will gladly accept an unopened dry or canned puppy/dog or kitten/cat food for donation to the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter when you check in.

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The Dog Walk takes place along the equestrian trails of the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ. Registration is $3.00 per dog and all pets must be leashed and kept under control at all times.  Humans are invited to participate free of charge.

Regularly scheduled Saturday Dog Walks will continue on January 7, 2017, with check in time between 10:15 A.M. and 10:30 AM and the walk from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

For more information, call Martha at 973-635-8672 or visit the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable website at www.flssnj.org

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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PRESS CONTACT: Nancy Meola, Program Specialist 908-766-5955 x28

 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Police officials reported that a 21 year old Piscataway man was found dead after jumping from a New Brunswick parking deck on Saturday.

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