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Super Heroes and Action Figures Collection Up for Bid in Online Auction

May 14, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction.

Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at  www.bodnarsauction.com

Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house visited the consignor's home just before Christmas last year; he recalls ...

Learn About the History and Lore of Graduation Customs Tuesday, May 10

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Area resident Meg Wastie, M.A. will be the featured speaker at the May 10 meeting of the AAUW of Somerset Hills. Her talk will cover the history and lore of graduation customs and proceedings. She will feature the stories and meanings behind the tradition of graduation and the symbolic clothing associated with this significant rite of passage.

This meeting will be held in ...

Independent Filmmaker/Artist Jim Riffel's 'Warhead Babies' Draws Wayno Draino & Jim Warhola to Chatham Gallery Opening

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident and Independent filmmaker/artist Jim Riffel invited some friends to check out his latest colorful creations made out of old dolls and it has spawned a whole new genre known as the "Warhead Babies."

Wayno Draino and James Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, immediately dubbed Riffel's Frankenstein-like creations "Warhead ...

Got Milk? Grab Some Cookies, Settle in for Auction of NJ Milk Bottles

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark Conover had an obsession with New Jersey milk bottles, cataloging and researching the history of each bottle and the dairy farms that were once prevalent in the Garden State,

He passed away in February, 2021, leaving behind a collection of 4,500 milk bottles and related items displayed on custom-built shelves in the basement of his Long Branch home, arranged ...

Watchung Operation Pride Day is Saturday

WATCHUNG, NJ - Don't forget! Saturday April 23 is Operation Pride Day in Watchung. Meet at the Texier House at 10 am.

 

Celebrating Black Women Through Art & Poetry opens at Overlook Medical Center

In honor of Black History, Women’s History and National Poetry Months, Morris Arts and Overlook Medical Center will proudly present Celebrating Black Women Through Art & Poetry, a collaborative program featuring works developed with the guidance of Overlook’s poet-in-residence, Thomas Dooley, and visual artists Rosalind Nzinga Vaughn-Nichol and Martryce Roach.

Opening April 6, ...

Junior Women's Club of Somerset Hills Hold 'Trees Are Terrific' Poster Contest

BERNARDS TWP., The Junior Women's club of Somerset Hill is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest about, what else, trees. The theme this year is "Trees are Terrific." One of the reasons "Trees are Terrific" is that by strategically planting trees, a household can save up to 25 percent on its energy bills.

The Junior Women's Club of Somerset ...

Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt Today in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for Saturday at the Vermeule Community Center! It will begin promptly at 2pm! 🐰🌺

WHRHS Robotics: RoboWarriors Qualify for FIRST World Championship, Win Award

ALLENTOWN, PA - “We’re going to Houston!” was the exclamation heard through the Watchung Hills community on Sunday. The Watchung Hills robotics team, RoboWarriors Team 41, qualified for the FIRST World Championship and won an award at the District Championship at Lehigh University last weekend. The RoboWarriors finished ranked No. 10 out of 126, qualifying for the FIRST ...

Watchung Hills Scores Nine Award Nominations for "You Can't Take It With You”

WARREN, NJ — Theatre Night Awards recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school straight plays throughout New Jersey, and Watchung Hills Regional High School has been nominated for nine of them, including the Jo Anne Fox Award- Newcomer.

Mahwah High School theatre teacher Jo Anne Fox, co-founder of Theatre Night Awards, passed away suddenly shortly ...

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Celebrating Black Women Through Art & Poetry opens at Overlook Medical Center

April 20, 2022

In honor of Black History, Women’s History and National Poetry Months, Morris Arts and Overlook Medical Center will proudly present Celebrating Black Women Through Art & Poetry, a collaborative program featuring works developed with the guidance of Overlook’s poet-in-residence, Thomas Dooley, and visual artists Rosalind Nzinga Vaughn-Nichol and Martryce Roach.

Opening April 6, ...

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Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

New Warehouses Proposed in Franklin: What You Need to Know

May 11, 2022

Warehouses in Franklin: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a resident of Franklin, you likely remember the buzz around Amazon coming to town in 2020. The construction of the new Amazon warehouse on Weston Canal Road brought mixed feelings among residents and community leaders, including hope for an economic boost through new jobs and deep concerns around the cultural and ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

May 13, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the foundation of ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ  – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns, May 15

WATCHUNG, NJ -- The annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale will be held this Sunday, May 15, from noon to 4:00 p.m., in the Union County Demonstration Garden at the Trailside Nature and Science Center. Trailside is located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, in Mountainside.

The Garden Fair is a popular community tradition featuring native ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Judge Rules Masks No Longer Required on Planes and Trains

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge.

"Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation ...

Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

May 14, 2022

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

Health Officials: Dogs Interacted with Rabid Raccoon in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Pet owners, beware.

The Hillsborough Health Department has reported the first encounter this year between a rabid raccoon and several dogs on May 8. The raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Rabies can be fatal if left untreated. Humans, dogs and cats are susceptible and can spread the disease if left untreated.

According to health department officials, several dogs were ...

Warren Lions Club Helps Break World Record

WARREN, NJ — Warren Lions helped to break a Guinness Book of World Record - "Longest Chain of Spectacles (Eyeglasses)” on May 1 at Liberty State Park. The record was originally established in Fukui, Japan on May 5, 2011, using 16,530 pairs of eyeglasses measuring 6,597 feet.

SEE https://youtu.be/_tA626o9FOQ

Home Burglary, Crash, and Power Outage in Warren

 

WARREN, NJ — A home burglary, a crash, and a power outage were reported in Warren last weekend according to Warren Police.

 

At 8:24 pm on Saturday, a crash was reported near Kathy Lane at Mountain Avenue, not far from the Hillcrest Road light. The driver, Kenneth Militzner, 94, was traveling east on Mountain Avenue when his car went off the road into an embankment, ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerset County

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Current Church Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

WEST ORANGE, NJ - St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 ...

Independent Filmmaker/Artist Jim Riffel's 'Warhead Babies' Draws Wayno Draino & Jim Warhola to Chatham Gallery Opening

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident and Independent filmmaker/artist Jim Riffel invited some friends to check out his latest colorful creations made out of old dolls and it has spawned a whole new genre known as the "Warhead Babies."

Wayno Draino and James Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, immediately dubbed Riffel's Frankenstein-like creations "Warhead ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...