Arts & Entertainment

November 17, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ _ The return of Colonial Christmas _ which showcases local decorators, re-enactors, Christmas crafts, tasty refreshments and musical performers, such as the Ridge A Cappella Choir _ begins this coming Friday evening with a holiday tree lighting in front of the Jacobus ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Bernards High School (BHS) will present its fall play, “Almost, Maine,” at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2; at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, in the BHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), 25 Olcott Ave., Bernardsville. Picture for a moment, a quirky town in ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - With heavy rains and possible strong winds predicted for this Saturday, Bedminster Township's annual Fall Fest, planned for this Saturday, Oct. 27, at River Road Park, has been canceled, according to the township. The event will not be rescheduled, according to the Bedminster ...

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MENDHAM, NJ - The Mendham Moms Network launched with a kick off event at Windswept Boutique last Thursday night with The Monogram Corner and Brynn Hudson Jewelry and special guest Sail to Sable. The event supported these local mom businesses and introduced The Mendham Moms Network to the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ – A festive parade of lanterns will light up the night on Sunday, Nov. 4, as the Raritan Headwaters Association again celebrates the European Laternelaufen tradition on a walk through the meadows of the Fairview Farm nature preserve in Bedminster. Raritan Headwaters’ sixth annual ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – Right before the Far Hill Race Meeting returns this Saturday for another full day of horse racing, partying, and fundraising at Moorland Farm here, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has issued a warning that law enforcement authorities and the transit system will again arrest ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ. – Three historic sites in the Somerset Hills, including a barn at the Vanderveer House in Bedminster and the Dunster-Squibb property in Bernardsville, were among the seven properties  in Somerset County to receive a share of $900,000 awarded historic preservation grants. Somerset ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The forecast is for cool but clear weather Saturday, Oct. 13 for the annual Bernardsville Recreaion Fishing Derby for kids and teens. Taking place at Michael Nervine Pond from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,  boys and girls ages 5-18 may participate, but must be accompanied by an ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Sunday, the Living History - 1770s Festival at Lord Stirling's estate in Basking Ridge returns with the chance to experience a taste of what life was like in the 18th century -- and also to learn about the role that Lord Stirling played in the Revolutionary War. The ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ For the eighth year, art lovers in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and nearby had an opportunity to see some of the work of talented artists in their area, and also to experience where and how they work. This past weekend's ARTsee Open Studio Tour provided information and a map ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Like comedies--especially musical comedies? Or do you prefer dramas? Would you love to go see a Broadway play? Of course, many New Jerseyans are reluctant to trek into the city on their own. The Bernards Township Parks & Recreation department schedules bus trips to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) is hosting a "Community Celebration" next month and everyone is invited. The Sept. 15 event will take place at the Brick Academy parking lot from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. If it rains, the outdoor event will take place Sept.

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will hold a program on one of the most royal of insects in our area _ “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” _ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills. Cynthia Hedin, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Another installment of the popular Elder Voices Roundtable will be held at the Brick Academy in Basking Ridge on  Sept.9. The free event, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be hosted by The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH). “Meet senior citizens in a small ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer. Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Free Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater concludes the 2018 season on Sunday, Aug. 5, with the country rock of Kinderhook and a classic Carole King tribute. The concert is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A lot of history had been made in Basking Ridge and surrounding towns even back when The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills (THSSH) was founded in 1928, and THSSH continues making, recording, and presenting history 90 years later. Along with holding with yearlong ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Caritas Chamber Chorale, which rehearses in Bridgewater, is holding auditions for its 2018-2019 season. Auditions will be held in August, and all voice parts are welcome, although tenors are particularly encouraged. The Caritas Chamber Chorale is an ensemble of more than ...

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PEAPACK NJ - When Michael Martin was born nearly 40 years ago, he was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic.  All four of his limbs were compromised, and he would never be able to speak. “We were told he would be a vegetable,” says his father Alan.  “We recognized, though, that he had a nice ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - During their courtship and marriage, John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, many filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics considered an invaluable account of the Revolutionary War. Abigail, a fierce advocate of rights for women ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it’s  an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new. Beginning Monday, March 19 and running ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The legendary “Luck of the Irish” was in full force at Sunday’s 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, resulting in the perfect blend of all the right ingredients. There wasn’t a cloud in the bright blue sky as the parade got under way shortly after 1 p.m. Led by Grand ...

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SOMERSET NJ - The Somerset County Democrats held their annual “Comedy and Cocktails” Fundraiser event on February 22nd at the Imperia in Somerset, with well over 100 people on hand. The event was headlined by comedian Tim Hayes, and featured the annual “Funniest Politician” Contest. Winner Liz ...

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PEAPACK NJ - New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents staged readings from plays written by five playwrights in the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program.  The program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries.  2018 marks the milestone ...

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