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December 1, 2018

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t ...

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UPDATE: Advisory Message, Flood Warning until 05:48AM Wednesday   SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - A  flash flood warning has been issued for our area until 8:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.  Route 22 is already flooded at Somerset Street. The service said up to one inch of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, ...

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NATIONAL - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 ...

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  WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Friday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung,  Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to close Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.   All after-school and evening activities ...

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Update 7:22 a.m. Friday: All schools in the Watchung Hills sending district are now closed on Friday. Update: PATH service from 33rd Street will be free the rest of tonight to accommodate travelers trying to get to NJ. WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road, Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are being closed until further notice due to traffic weather related incidents, police advised on Thursday afternoon. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area and local schools dismissed early. Snow is falling fast ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Schools, Long Hill Township Schools,  Green Brook Schools and Watchung Borough Schools will dismiss early on Thursday due to the inclement weather forecast for the afternoon.  In Warren, afternoon preschool, AlphaBest aftercare, American Education Week afternoon ...

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WARREN, NJ - Get out those gloves and boots and prepare for a possible early dismissal of school. Snow and sleet are predicted for the area on Thursday November 15, according to the National Weather Service.  According to the forecast, the area will see snow and sleet mainly after 1pm with ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is hosting a bonfire at Milt Campbell Field for girls in Plainfield.  The event will serve as an opportunity to bring together current, registered Girl Scouts and to recruit new scouts, too. There will be songs, s'mores, and more. The Girl ...

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Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors. Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of ...

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The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the area until noon on Saturday. King George Road in Warren is closed south of Mt Horeb Road due to flooding as of 8:40 a.m. Mountainview Road and US Route 22 have standing water in some areas. Route 22 ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The latest National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10pm Friday in the area. A flood advisory is in effect until 5:45 p.m.. Radar has indicated 60 mph wind gusts. Damage to roofs, siding, trees, and power lines is possible.  The forecast ...

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Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise. You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for this area from 11 am this morning through 12 am Wednesday. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain could result in flash flooding across along and near the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and southeastern ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Most of New Jersey is under a flood advisory on Friday due to  heavy rain due to thunderstorms. One to three inches of rain has occurred in portions of Somerset and Mercer Counties this morning. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area, the ...

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Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants. You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to move into the region from the northwest late Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms returns on Sunday, May 6, with more than two dozen vendors expected for the opening and throughout the summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every week, rain or shine. The market will close for the season Oct. 28. The Sunday Farmers Market at ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A flood watch is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey on Monday.   Route 22 west is closed between Rock and Washington Avenues due to flooding, police advised on Monday morning.  Mountain Avenue in Warren is washed out near Old Stirling Road and local flooding is being ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Secure light-weight objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans. A wind advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday with wind gusts of 50 mph possible, police advised on Wednesday morning. Hillcrest Road continues to be closed to north bound traffic from Valley Road ...

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UPDATE: Hillcrest Road, Warrenville Road and Washington Avenue have all reopened, police have advised at 10:40 a.m.   WARREN, NJ - Warrenville Road and Hillcrest Road are closed in both directions due to inclement weather, police advised on Monday morning. Raritan Valley Community College ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road closed in both directions due to inclement weather, police advised on Monday morning at 7:15 a.m. Snow is falling and this is no April Fool's Day joke. A winter weather advisory has been issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April ...

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WARREN, NJ - Happy Spring. Get the milk, bread and eggs. Get the generator, gas and chainsaw and be prepared to lose another day of spring break if Wednesday is called a snow day. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected with snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches in our area by Wednesday evening when ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Most in our area have had power restored by Monday night, however, utility companies and road crews continue to work to clean up damage from downed trees, poles and wires necessitating some closures, cancellations and changes. The Watchung Library will be closed through ...

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