Green

September 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins.  Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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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 - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park. There are no admissions or ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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WARREN, NJ - Judge Miller granted Warren Township’s motion for approval on Friday, June 8 of the proposed 100% affordable family rental housing development on Lindbergh Avenue that is to be built by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC.  On Monday, June 11, the Warren Township Planning Board heard testimony ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Planning Board will hear preliminary site plan approval for the Lindbergh Avenue site at its meeting on Monday night, June 11. All residents are encouraged to attend. Redevelopment Series: Lindbergh Avenue The Lindbergh Avenue Redevelopment Area (Block 114, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of ...

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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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  WATCHUNG, NJ - All are welcome and invited to the 2018 Green Fair on Saturday, April 28 from 10am - 1pm.   The Warren/Watchung Green Fair will be held in this year in Watchung at Bayberry School located at 113 Bayberry Lane.  In prior years approximately 500 people attended the Green ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton. Riverside ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The largest rummage sale in New Jersey -- the fundraising Rummage Sale for the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills -- will begin accepting donations this Saturday, April 7, for items to resell at the VNA's spring sale, scheduled for May 4 to 6. The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Snow is in the forecast for Monday, 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 2, with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected. The snow will be heavy at times ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, have announced they will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow ...

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WARREN, NJ - Recycling will be picked up as scheduled today, March 22 in Warren, Watchung, and Martinsville. Leave recyclables at the curb. The Somerset County Recycling Division thanks residents for their patience and cooperation. You can view the 2018 Recycling Collection Schedule and more ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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  BERNARDS TWP.,  NJ - Friends of Stop the Quarry Plan has retained legal counsel to support its quest to stop the proposed redevelopment plan for the 183-acre defunct Millington Quarry. Friends retained Jay Bohn, a land use attorney at Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin. The opposition ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Has your recycling pick up been delayed? Don’t worry, they’re still coming. Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays and a high volume of recyclables, some recycling pickups scheduled in Somerset County have been delayed. Some of Thursday’s recycling in Warren was picked up ...

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WARREN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, and Southeastern New York. Expect freezing rain and slippery conditions from 6 p.m. this evening until 1 p.m. Sunday. Slippery conditions are expected on roads, bridges, ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will recycle Christmas trees beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North ...

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WARREN,NJ -  Christmas In Warren is becoming an annual tradition for many Warren residents and after a year off, its back for Christmas 2017.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdTYMrxC1uk&feature=youtu.be A labor of love, Christmas in Warren is an animated computer controlled light display ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and representatives for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently performed a controlled burn on 128.5 acres of Washington Valley Park. According to a release from the park commission, these controlled burns refer ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township will be one of four towns in the State of New Jersey to receive the Silver Certification from Sustainable Jersey.  Sustainable Jersey is a program that encourages municipalities to implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage as well as ...

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WARREN, NJ - A small display in the upper right corner of the new water bottle filling stations installed over the summer in Warren Township Schools is a simple reminder of the amount of waste eliminated by choosing to use refillable water containers over disposable plastic bottles.     The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and joins a group of 91 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are ...

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WARREN, NJ - What started as a simple rescue mission turned into an impromptu science lesson on the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly for first graders at Angelo L. Tomaso School. During a recent recess, students and teacher Mary Balkonis noticed caterpillars enjoying a meal on milkweed, among ...

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