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2018 Somerset County Photo Contest Winners Announced

November 2, 2018

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 beauty and attributes of central New Jersey.

“We want to thank everyone who ...

Somerville: Main Street Mural Accentuates Ongoing Artistic Renaissance

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artist Doug Hoekzema has traveled the world painting bigger-than-life murals on the facades of commercial buildings, hotels, resorts and convention centers, but none perhaps as heartfelt as the three-story mural that emerged over the past four days on the stucco wall of  Redelico's Paint and Decorating Center at 118 W. Main St.

Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to ...

New Jersey Actor Garry Pastore Joins Cast of 'Shooting Heroin'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own hands.  

A ragtag team of locals comes together to form the first ...

Somerville: Artists' Mural Pays Tribute to Friend Killed in Scaffolding Collapse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and her husband Raymond, retired Somerset County Parks director, stood on Main Street late Tuesday afternoon fighting back the tears and painful memories as their son's friends, Doug Hoekzema and Bhakti Baxter began work on a three-story mural that will cover the eastern wall of ...

Somerville Hosts a Halloween "Spooktacular"

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of trick-or-treaters were disappointed last year when a Halloween trunk-or-treat event was cancelled at the last minute.

That won’t happen this year.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance, in conjunction with the borough’s Recreation Department, have joined together with the merchant community to host a “Spooktacular” on Halloween from 3-6 ...

Bet on It: Win, Place & Show at Far Hills Race Meeting

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; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Colonal Park Hosts Spooky Miniature Golf at Mischief Night Madness Oct. 26

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October 27, 2018.)

Admission of $10 for a ghostly family of three or more and $8 for two golfers will ...

Far Hills Race Meeting Launches Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond.

The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Somerville Awarded $126,147 for Preservation Work at Borough Hall

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has been awarded $126,147 by the Somerset County Freeholders for ongoing preservation work at the historic Somerville Borough Hall.

The former Daniel Robert House, completed in 1888 in the Gothic-Revival style,was the home of New York businessman Daniel Robert.  It was based on a design by Andrew Jackson Davis, which was executed by Lambert & Bunnell ...

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Hosts Car Show

EAST AMWELL, NJ - The eighth annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show featuring hundreds of classic, vintage, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be held Saturday, Oct. 20th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, just south of Ringoes.  

More than 950 vehicles were registered last year, making the FSHS car show ...


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