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Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Opens Tuesday, Aug. 14

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

Somerville Welcomes Iconic Stickley Audi Furniture Store to Downtown Shopping District

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Aminy Audi, the owner, CEO and matriarch of the iconic Stickley Audi Furniture brand, stood outside their newest acquisition at the corner of Davenport and Main streets Tuesday night, enjoying the moment, surrounded by a crowd of 50 or more well-wishers who had come to be a part of the ribbon cutting and opening celebration for their new store.

Accompanied by her son, ...

Somerset County Stands Up for Veterans

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Office of Veterans Services stands ready to provide a variety of services to service veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their families.

Veterans Services Director Peter Niemiec provided an update on his office’s many programs at a recent Board of Freeholders’ meeting. He is a ...

Somerville: Grand Opening of Stickley Audi Furniture Store Affirms Downtown Resurgence

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Grand Openings on Main Street have been the norm the past several years as the borough’s resurgence as "Somerset County’s Downtown" continues to unfold.

Complete with colored ribbon, oversized shears, grinning politicians and proud retailers, the wave of Grand Openings commemorate the new businesses, specialty stores, boutiques and restaurants that ...

Somerville Councilman: Pedestrian Mall Should Replace Deadly Main Street Intersection

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan.

Christine McConnachie, a 52-year-old resident of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, was crossing Grove Street towards the ...

Food Trucks Parked at Duke Island Park for Aug. 5 Concert

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Free Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater concludes the 2018 season on Sunday, Aug. 5, with the country rock of Kinderhook and a classic Carole King tribute.

The concert is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with the food trucks open throughout the performances.

The 5th Annual Rock ‘n ...

Somerset County, Gets Top Rankings in Multiple Areas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County residents know their county is No. 1 – now potentially millions of others will too.

Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione has announced that Niche.com and SmartAsset.com have released 2018 rankings that place Somerset County at or near the top in a variety of areas.

“Somerset County consistently shines in quality-of-life amenities and financial ...

Kathleen Palmer Nurtures Monarch Butterflies from Eggs to Maturity

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood.

Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) with Monarch Watch, a non-profit environmental conservation, education and research program, ...

Sparky Lyle Joins Volunteers July 28 to Pack Boxes for US Troops Deployed Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world.

Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a fixture at the ballpark and attends the annual packing event sponsored by Operation Shoebox New ...

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