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Rocky Hill Filmmaker Shines Light on Quakers

January 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8.

The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 Hamilton St. Tickets range from $9 to $12. The program will include a ...

NJ High School Students Can Showcase Musical Talent in Shout Down Drugs Competition

MILLBURN, NJ - High school students are invited to share substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the 2019 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is accepting entries through Friday, Feb. 1. Students interested in sharing their musical talent can submit original music with lyrics about substance use prevention.

A ...

Jim Walsh Elected Grand Marshal of Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Jim Walsh, longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick's Division, has been named Grand Marshal of the annual Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10 by the Somerville St. Patrick's Parade Committee.

A dinner and reception to honor the Grand Marshal will be held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Somerset Columbus Club, 495 E. Main St., from ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Somerville: How Sweet it Is! Seniors Create Chocolate Treats

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tony Brokenborough and Carol Freedman, owners of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez on Division Street, hosted a private event for the residents of Brandywine Living, who made the trip earlier this week from their residence in Princeton to spend two hours immersed in the world of chocolate.

Wearing hair nets and aprons, the seniors learned about the history of chocolate and ...

RVCC Features Students' Artwork

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present: I.S. + I.A.D., an exhibition of work by RVCC independent study students and current students and alumni from the Interior Architecture and Design program, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, in the Art Gallery on the RVCC campus.

An artists’ talk will be held Friday, Jan. 25, from 5-6 p.m., in the ...

America's SuperHeroes Looking for a New Home

EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes and lots of old comics, books on comics, SuperHeroes, action heroes, and a collection of Danbury and Franklin Mint limited editions as well as die cast miniature automobiles.

The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 5 at the New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. with doors open at 9 a.m. for preview. There is no ...

Original 1907 Times Square Ball Has Direct Link to New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year.

Palmer, who lived in Warren, NJ, designed the first giant sphere to drop on Times Square, ...

Boar's Head Festival Transforms Somerville Church into Elizabethan-era Manor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m.

All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.

A cast of 125 actors will celebrate the story of Christmas as perhaps once done in an Elizabethan Manor.

Somerville: Craft Beers Soon To Be Brewing on Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Everyone but the brewmeister will be working Tuesday at Village Brewing Company.

Just two months away from drawing the first mug of "Somerville Red" and other craft beers brewed on the premises, the owners of what will be the largest micro-brewery in Somerset County were busy Tuesday making sure that plumbers, painters, masons and other workmen didn't get ...


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