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Venus Jewelers - Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring Weekend

Sun, February 4

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Add to My Calendar 02/04/2018 12:00am 02/05/2018 12:00am America/New_York Venus Jewelers - Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring Weekend




Woman Casually Discovers Her $13 Garage Sale Diamond Ring Is Worth Half a Million Dollars

Some 30 years ago, a woman in west London uncovered a giant ring at a garage sale that piqued her fancy. Thinking it was costume jewelry, she picked up the sparkler for $13. It turned out to be worth half a million dollars.

Read the story here.

While we may not all be as ...

1024 Easton Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873 true
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Sun, February 4, 2:00 PM

Sampson G. Smith School, Somerset

Willy Wonka Junior

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Add to My Calendar 02/04/2018 2:00pm 02/04/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Willy Wonka Junior

The Sampson G. Smith Players present Willy Wonka Junior! For more information or to purchase tickets ($8 each), please email SGSTickets@gmail.com.

1649 Amwell Road Somerset, NJ 08873
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Sat, February 10, 12:00 PM

Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield

I Love the 80's Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back Other

Add to My Calendar 02/10/2018 12:00pm 02/10/2018 4:00pm America/New_York I Love the 80's Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

This Scholarship and Finer Womanhood event is sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Alpha Rho Zeta Chapter. The money raised for this event will be used to create scholarships for young women of Somerset County pursing higher education. Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite, by contacting the event's coordinator Adrianne Jackson (bapz2ndanti@gmail.com) or by using facebook ...

170 Watchung Ave North Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, February 11, 2:00 PM

Sampson G. Smith School, Somerset

Willy Wonka Junior

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Add to My Calendar 02/11/2018 2:00pm 02/11/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Willy Wonka Junior

The Sampson G. Smith Players present Willy Wonka Junior! For more information or to purchase tickets ($8 each), please email SGSTickets@gmail.com.

1649 Amwell Road Somerset, NJ 08873
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Wed, February 14, 7:00 PM

Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset

Love Stinks! Party

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Add to My Calendar 02/14/2018 7:00pm 02/14/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Love Stinks! Party

Join us for an anti-Valentine’s Day bash! We’ll be eating yummy food, playing party games, listening to heartbreaking music, and more! All planned by our teen volunteers.

485 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

Sat, February 17, 12:00 PM

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit

Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

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Add to My Calendar 02/17/2018 12:00pm 02/17/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

MIP2® 2018 NYC/NJ AUDITION
​Date: February 17, 2018
Location: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble | 315B Springfield Avenue | Summit, NJ 07901
Time: 12pm Registration | 12:30pm-4:30pm Audition
Please bring: 1 copy of CV | 1 headshot | 1 Letter of Recommendation
Audition Fee: $30
**Reservations required. Contact mip@njdte.org

MIP2® NYC 2018 Program
Dates: July 2 - 13
Week 1: July ...

315B Springfield Ave Summit, NJ 07901
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

Sun, February 18, 3:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Brunswick

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Add to My Calendar 02/18/2018 3:00pm 02/18/2018 5:00pm America/New_York New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

MAMBO KINGS
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate the sizzling music of Latin America and the United States. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro-Cuban rhythms of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings take ...

15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick , NJ 08901
Hairspray Auditions

Sun, February 18, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

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Add to My Calendar 02/18/2018 7:00pm 02/18/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Hairspray Auditions

Auditions announced for HAIRSPRAY at Villagers Theatre

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi

Music Direction by Adam Good

Choreography by Genevieve Estanislau

Stage Managed by Robert Langer

Produced by Emily Russoniello and Alex Stefaniak

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 18, 2017 - 7-10pm Monday, February 19, 2017 - 7-10pm

Auditions will be held by appointment and those ...

475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
Hairspray Auditions

Mon, February 19, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

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Add to My Calendar 02/19/2018 7:00pm 02/19/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Hairspray Auditions

Auditions announced for HAIRSPRAY at Villagers Theatre

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi

Music Direction by Adam Good

Choreography by Genevieve Estanislau

Stage Managed by Robert Langer

Produced by Emily Russoniello and Alex Stefaniak

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 18, 2017 - 7-10pm Monday, February 19, 2017 - 7-10pm

Auditions will be held by appointment and those ...

475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Thu, February 22, 7:00 PM

Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset

Learn to use our new Green Screen!

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Add to My Calendar 02/22/2018 7:00pm 02/22/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Learn to use our new Green Screen!

Always wanted to be part of a meme? Want to travel to a tropical locale or outer space? Now you can. Come learn to use our green screen and the Do Ink Green Screen App to create fun and unique pictures or videos.

Click here for flier.

485 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Sat, February 24, 8:00 PM

Somerset

Somerset Saturday Night

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Add to My Calendar 02/24/2018 8:00pm 02/24/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Saturday Night

Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the East Franklin Firehouse (121 Pinegrove Ave., Somerset, NJ) for an evening of stand-up comedy to benefit the MacAfee Road School PTO.

Tickets are $20 each, show is BYOB and adults only.

Scheduled to appear:
John Kim
Grisel Cabrera
Mike Hollan
Jessica Sager

Host/MC: Dan Bocchino

Tickets are available at ...

121 Pinegrove Ave. Somerset, NJ

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New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Reward Offered in Watchung Hit and Run, Council Approves Safety Resolution

October 18, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered by Somerset County Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for a hit-and-run in the Borough on Oct. 8.

In response to the hit-and-run, the Watchung Borough Council approved a resolution on Thursday calling on Somerset County to assist in improving safety on Valley ...

Mother of Transfer Football Player Calls For Athletic Director to be Fired

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mother of the New Brunswick High School football player at the center of the school's four-game sanction urged the school board to fire athletic director Craig Lowery after her son was allowed to play without sitting out a state-mandated 30-day period following a transfer.

Monica Rivera's voice quivered with emotion at Tuesday night's meeting as she ...

National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of ...

Scariest New Jersey Haunts To Get Creeped Out In

NEW JERSEY – Love things that go bump in the night? Is Friday the 13th a favorite day? Folks who really thrive on the scare factor of Halloween and do not even flinch about the oddest weird NJ stories or don’t need to sleep with the light on after reading Stephen King will want to check out one or more of these haunted excursions before October 31 rolls around.

The Haunted Red ...

Piscataway Woman Reported Missing; Family Seeks Help in Finding Her

 

UPDATE: Juliet's family reports she has been found in Brooklyn, NY and is safe. They thank everyone for their support.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 30-year old Piscataway woman has been reported missing by her family.

Juliet is described as bi-racial black and white, 135 pounds with brown eyes and short, curly, black hair. Her last name was not given.

“She suffers ...

Juvenile Injured in Watchung Hit and Run, Police Request Public’s Help

WATCHUNG, NJ – A 12-year old was hit by a vehicle on Valley Road in Watchung on Tuesday, and that vehicle fled the scene, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’ Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Chief of Police Joseph Cina said in a release on Wednesday. Valley Road was closed for much of Tuesday evening.

An ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

Reward Offered in Watchung Hit and Run, Council Approves Safety Resolution

October 18, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered by Somerset County Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for a hit-and-run in the Borough on Oct. 8.

In response to the hit-and-run, the Watchung Borough Council approved a resolution on Thursday calling on Somerset County to assist in improving safety on Valley ...

Mother of Transfer Football Player Calls For Athletic Director to be Fired

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mother of the New Brunswick High School football player at the center of the school's four-game sanction urged the school board to fire athletic director Craig Lowery after her son was allowed to play without sitting out a state-mandated 30-day period following a transfer.

Monica Rivera's voice quivered with emotion at Tuesday night's meeting as she ...

National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of ...

Somerset County Seniors' Transportation System Busiest in NJ

October 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, Somerset County’s Transportation Division has provided more trips to senior and disabled residents than any other county in New Jersey, according to NJ Transit’s 2019 Casino Revenue Transportation Program Report.

In 2018, Somerset County provided 365,008 service trips to medical appointments, senior centers, grocery shopping, ...

Visitors Celebrate Diversity at Somerville Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County celebrated its cultural heritage with its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12th, on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the County Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

It was a busy day in the borough, with the historic Borough Hall, Firemen's Museum and the Wallace House, George ...

Levine Credits Triple-A Bond Rating for Savings on Loans

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced two recent county note sales that garnered interest rates of just over one percent.

The first was a one-year note for $40 million at a rate of 1.15%. This note is funding road resurfacing and reconstruction, bridge maintenance, and various vehicles and equipment. The successful bidder was Bank of America ...

Somerset County Seniors' Transportation System Busiest in NJ

October 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, Somerset County’s Transportation Division has provided more trips to senior and disabled residents than any other county in New Jersey, according to NJ Transit’s 2019 Casino Revenue Transportation Program Report.

In 2018, Somerset County provided 365,008 service trips to medical appointments, senior centers, grocery shopping, ...

Visitors Celebrate Diversity at Somerville Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County celebrated its cultural heritage with its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12th, on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the County Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

It was a busy day in the borough, with the historic Borough Hall, Firemen's Museum and the Wallace House, George ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...