Full Circle 2017: ‘Art of Possibility’ Spotlights Artists’ Limitless Talent

October 18, 2017

PEAPACK – How does an idea become reality? It starts with possibility, and communication is key. At Arts Access, the goal is to make every artist’s vision come to life through the free expression of their ideas. From innovative mixed media art pieces to choreographed dances featuring multiple dancers, Arts Access artists conceive and create compelling works of art every day.

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

Business Expo Offers $4,000 Health Screening Package for Free

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset and the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the 3rd annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave.

The workplace wellness event, offered during ...

Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Held in Hillsborough Oct. 14

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A drive-through flu shot clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, from 9 a.m.-noon for those 18 and older..

The cost for the flu shot is $5 for the general public and free for emergency and first responders, with proper identification, according to Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, public health and ...

Runners Overcome Obstacles and Chalk Dust to Complete Somerville Challenge 5K

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The last leg of Saturday’s Somerville Challenge 5K was the gauntlet, with the prerequisite cinder blocks, logs, truck tires and wooden block obstacles - plus an added touch.

Volunteers armed with soakers sprayed the runners and tossed cups of chalk dust in their paths, good for lots of laughs, a few expletives, rainbow clouds of dust, and some bizarre designs on ...

SCBP Hosts Health and Wellness Expo at the Imperia

SOMERSET, NJ - The Imperia will host the ”3rd Annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition" on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) is presenting the event which is touted as "Somerset County’s premier and most comprehensive workplace wellness event."

“The Wellness Expo presents employers and ...

Hillsborough: HRC 5K Run, Walk, Dash Benefits GiGi's Playhouse

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - HRC Fitness will be host the 4th annual Charity 5K event on Sunday, Oct. 1st at its 28,000 square-foot facility at 30 Brower Lane to benefit GiGi's Playhouse which provides therapeutic programs for individuals with Down syndrome.

This event provides an opportunity to bring together many local businesses in support of GiGi's Playhouse and participants. This ...

Empower Somerset Awarded $125,000 Federal Grant in Fight Against Substance Abuse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Empower Somerset, dedicated to helping individuals and families make positive lifestyle choices and foster healthy drug-free communities through education, collaboration and linkages to resources, has been awarded a $125,000 grant.

Sponsored by the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Congressman, the grant is ...

Hillsborough Hosts Annual Senior Olympics


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The rain-delayed Hillsborough Township Senior Olympics will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Ann Van Middlesworth Park.

Rain forced cancellation of the event, originally scheduled for Sept. 19.

The Olympics begin at 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 am. The event is open to all Hillsborough senior citizens of all fitness levels. Games ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

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