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Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 16, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Touring the Fourth Oldest House in Springfield: The Swaim Homestead

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Anthony Ott and his wife Carol live at 231 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield.  They have a passion for restoring historic homes.  When they bought their current home it was considered a "tear down".  However, the Ott’s made the decision to restore the historic home with a few concessions to modern day conveniences. Anthony is clearly proud of ...

To Help Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease, Union County Advises “Plant This, Not That”

Japanese barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat for butterflies and other pollinators, too.

“Union County residents can take action to check the spread of ...

Union County Introduces New Watchung Reservation Trails Interactive Map and Website

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Want to go exploring in the Watchung Reservation? Check out the new Watchung Reservation Trails website. The new site features an interactive map designed to help visitors navigate the nearly 2,000 acre Watchung Reservation, the largest of the County’s 36 parks.

“With over 47 miles of trails, the Watchung Reservation offers hiking experiences for every skill ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder Academy in ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

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Westfield Historical Society Presents an Illustrated Talk on the Story of Union County College’s Historic Tree Project

November 12, 2017

Dr. Tom Ombrello, a Senior Professor of Biology at Union County College, will conduct an illustrated talk on the story of Union County College’s Historic Tree Project and the many noteworthy trees growing in the College’s Historic Tree Grove. An emphasis will be placed on historic trees from NJ. The talk will take place on Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 p.m. at the Reeve House in ...

Get An Early Start To Your Holiday Shopping! Summit Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Boutique November 16, 2017

To get a head start on your holiday shopping, this year the Summit Historical Society’s annual Holiday Boutique will take place before Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 16th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our ever-popular “Carter House by Candlelight”. This year’s Boutique will feature many new vendors, in addition to our ...