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Touring the Fourth Oldest House in Springfield: The Swaim Homestead

November 9, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Anthony Ott and his wife Carol live at 231 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield.  They have a passion for restoring historic homes.  When they bought their current home it was considered a "tear down".  However, the Ott’s made the decision to restore the historic home with a few concessions to modern day conveniences. Anthony is clearly proud of ...

To Help Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease, Union County Advises “Plant This, Not That”

Union County, NJ--Japanese barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat for butterflies and other pollinators, too.

“Union County residents can take action to ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Letter of Support for Adult Daycare at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Pastor David Knecht requested and received a “Letter of Support” from the Township Committee to participate in a national program called PACE that provides adult daycare to seniors on Medicare and Medicaid. The Church has 20,000 square feet of available space and is expected to provide daycare to 100 seniors on a daily basis with 60 employees. Holy Cross Lutheran ...

Springfield Cannonball House Part of Four Centuries In A Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Historic Springfield Cannonball House at 126 Morris Ave is one of over 30 historic locations throughout Union County celebrating Four Centuries in a Weekend. The Cannonball House will be open on Sunday, from 12 – 5 p.m. to the public. Free admission.

On Saturday, October 21st, America’s centennial entry into World War I was commemorated by World War I ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

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Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 17, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Westfield Historical Society Presents an Illustrated Talk on the Story of Union County College’s Historic Tree Project

Dr. Tom Ombrello, a Senior Professor of Biology at Union County College, will conduct an illustrated talk on the story of Union County College’s Historic Tree Project and the many noteworthy trees growing in the College’s Historic Tree Grove. An emphasis will be placed on historic trees from NJ. The talk will take place on Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 p.m. at the Reeve House in ...