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Santa Reserves Quiet Time for Photos with Special Children

November 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission, with support from the Somerset County Park Foundation, has extended a special invitation to Santa Claus to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 from 10 a.m.-noon adn 1-3 p.m.

The Therapeutic Recreation staff has arranged a more peaceful and ...

RVCC Board Approves Three-Year Strategic Plan

BRANCHBURG, NJ - After a yearlong process involving input from community members, business leaders, local educators, government officials, the Raritan Valley Community College community, and others, the RVCC Board of Trustees has approved a three-year strategic plan that focuses on four key areas: increasing student success rates; implementing a strategic enrollment management plan; increasing ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...

Rebranded Somerset County is Making Vibrant Connections

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Have you ever thought about what makes Somerset County unique? The Board of Chosen Freeholders and other stakeholders around the county explored that question when they started a branding initiative in 2015.

After much deliberation, the answer became clear: Somerset County excels at making vibrant connections. That has become the tag line for the county’s new ...

Police Plan Major Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, in partnership with New Jersey State Police, race event organizers, New Jersey Transit, and the Borough of Far Hills, plans a major crackdown on underage drinking at the Far Hills Race Meeting Saturday, Oct. 21.

"The Far Hills Race Meeting is one of the oldest traditions that takes place each fall here in Somerset ...

Hillsborough Author Continues Crusade to Perpetuate Legacy of Doris Duke and Her Estate

PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Hillsborough author Rikki Lynn Hauss will continue her campaign to perpetuate the legacy and lifestyle of heiress Doris Duke and the demolition of the Duke mansion along the Raritan River during the Tri-County History Fair Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library.

A day of discovery, resource sharing, raffles, and an opportunity to speak ...

Somerset County Dedicates Veterans Park

RARITAN, NJ – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 12 at the new Veterans Park on West Somerset Street.

Veterans and members of the Basilone Parade Committee were in attendance along with state, county and municipal officials. The park is located adjacent to the statue of World War II hero John Basilone.

“This park is dedicated to all Somerset County veterans, from all ...

Somerville: Freeholders to Place Wreath at 9/11 Memorial

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Monday, Sept. 11.

The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into ...

Fun and Games for the Kids & Adults - Naturally

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge has scheduled the following Naturalist-led programs to help children and adults enjoy the wonders of nature in Somerset County:

CHILD/PARENT PROGRAMS

Young Explorers Club.,Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, and 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children age infant to 5 with a parent ...

Somerset County Schedules Drop-off of Unwanted, Expired Prescription Drugs

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Unwanted or expired prescription drugs can be dropped off Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Branchburg Township Public Works Garage, 34 Kenbury Road,.

The Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off is a medicine-collection program sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, the Somerset County Solid Waste Management Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

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