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Mercer Park Commission Opens Plan for Moores Station Quarry for Public Comment

July 13, 2021

HOPEWELL, NJ -- On Monday, the Mercer County Park Commission released draft Master Plan for the Moores Station Quarry, located in Hopewell Township adjacent to Baldpate Mountain. During the past year, the Mercer County Park Commission and a team of consultants performed environmental research on the Moores Station Quarry and hosted a series of public meetings to gather ideas for ...

Mercer County 4-H Fair to Open for 102nd Year, Welcomes Exhibitors

HOPEWELL, NJ -- The 102nd annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will be open between 10:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. on Saturday, July 31, and between 10:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 at the Mercer County Park Commission's Howell Living History Farm. The Farm is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, seven miles north of Washington Crossing -- the GPS address is 70 ...

NJ Higher Education, Property Tax Benefits Bumped Up for Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members

July 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Under a trio of bills signed into law on Thursday by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey veterans and active military service members will have easier access to higher education, and expanded access to the disabled veterans’ property tax exemption. An annual grant program within the Troops to College Program will be established to ...

Murphy: 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than five million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small ...

Round 2 Rout: RVille Little League Keeps Swinging in Regional Tournament

July 25, 2021

BRISTOL, CT -- The Robbinsville Township Renegades softball team kept swinging - and winning -- in the second round Eastern Regional Little Series World Series tournament. In day two of tournament play, Robbinsville, representing New Jersey, kept their opponent scoreless in a 5-0 win. 

The Milford All-Stars from Connecticut found out the hard way what many Garden State ...

Robbinsville Shuts Out Delaware to Advance in Eastern Regional Little League Tourney

BRISTOL, CT -- The Robbinsville Little League Softball team got down to business in the first round of the Eastern Regional Little Series World Series tournament on Saturday shutting down their opponent in six innings. 

The Lower Sussex All Stars representing Delaware in the Little League Softball World Series are nicknamed the “cardiac kids” by their head coach for ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

How to Prevent Wasps

NJ is home to a variety of stinging insects including bees, hornets, and wasps. Stinging insects not only cause pain to their victims but are responsible for sending over 500,000 people to the emergency room every year. Stings from these insects can be life-threatening to people who are allergic or to anyone who is subjected to multiple stings all at once.

During the second ...

Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets, How to Keep Them Safe

June 30, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ -- While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert which reports that there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters each ...

Harambe Social Services, Inc. Statement on Yasemin Uyar

July 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Harambe Social Services, Inc. is heartbroken by the death of Union County resident, 24 year-old Yasemin Uyar. Although there is much that we do not know about this case, what is clear is that Yasemin was a victim of domestic violence. Our thoughts are with her family and her young son, Sebastian.

Yasemin’s mother’s impactful statements on social media have ...

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Putting Heart into Your Celebrations

When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, most people celebrate with a meal and presents. But I’m wondering, how often do you tell the celebrant how much they mean to you?

For most of us the answer is—never!

Yet the value of expressing your heart can be more precious than a new computer or diamond earrings. Words from the heart enter the heart. They ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Tile, Wood, or Laminate — What’s Your Flooring Match?

If your wood floors are discolored and scratched, your tile chipped, or your laminate worn, you may need an upgrade! But what’s the best flooring option? That all depends on the purpose of the area to be refinished, your budget, and your style.

The following sections will outline some of the key differences between wood, tile, and laminate.

Since there are pros and cons to each type ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

July 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

NJ to Allow Profit From Home Baking as Entrepreneurs Learn New Rule’s Nooks, Crannies

NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal.

The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule change to allow for the sale of home-baked goods and ...

Letter to Editor: Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice

June 15, 2021

Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice. Yet, as someone who works directly with many patients living with this chronic disease, too many of them often blame themselves for the burden that they carry. They face great vulnerability and existential challenges, including being objectified and alienated as human beings. Instead of leaving folks to battle this medical condition on their own, we ...