Monday, May 20, 2013
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches.
More than six months after superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore, the beaches will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend. However, certain access points and facilities may be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information on the Jersey Shore's beaches. Barnegat Light Barnegat Light sustained much less …
They are celebrating the start of "Froyo" summer.
Yogurt Stadium, the newest frozen yogurt shop on Prince Rodgers Avenue in Bridgewater, is giving away free yogurt Tuesday. According to information from the store, the store will be giving out free 4-ounce cups of frozen yogurt to all who visit the store Tuesday in celebration of the first official day of “Froyo” summer. “As a local small business, we’re always looking for ways to reward our customers and show our appreciation for their continued business,” said owner Bill Nickel, in the release. Yogurt Stadium offers frozen yogurt that uses active yogurt cultures, and offers non-fat, dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free treats among its offerings. For more information, check out the business’s Facebook page by clicking here.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Performers of all kinds and many presentations and exhibits highlighted Charter Day 2013 in Basking Ridge.
The sights and sounds of Charter Day 2013 were almost too much to take in all in one day. Some people tried — but most visitors came by (at least one) for part of the celebration, which began before noon and lasted until about 10 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Basking Ridge. Here are some things you may have missed — or might want to see again.
Time to get paperwork in place for school bus signups or running for school board in Bernards Township Schools.
The annual Memorial Day Parade in Bernards Township — held on a rotating annual basis in either Basking Ridge Center or Liberty Village — is always a brief but heartfelt occasion. This year, the Bernards Township Memorial Day Parade again will be hosted in Liberty Corner, with the assembled paraders set to step off from the Liberty Corner Firehouse at 95 Church St. at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Flag-wavers and those who are happy to welcome the paraders (and to celebrate the official start of summer) typically line the parade route, which proceeds to the flag pole and memorial at the triangle in downtown Liberty Corner. Each year, the mayor and others make speeches reminding those who are heading off to barbecues or — assuming a massive …
The annual Bernardsville Street Fair held in there through the afternoon on Sunday, attracting dribbles, if not droves, of visitors.
Those who came brought umbrellas or some real rain gear — a steady spring rain kept up for much of the annual Bernardsville Street Fair on Sunday, but for those who showed up, it just made it easier to win prizes, talk to exhibitors or pick up some a variety of foods for lunch. The street fair was to continue until 5 p.m. Skies appeared to be clearing sporadically later in the afternoon. Anthony Binkowski, who sells his wire jewelry at The Rebecca Collection on Olcott Square in Bernardsville, said he would remain at his tented booth until 5 p.m., or a little after, since many people typically show up at the end of street fairs, anyway. Maggie Morash of Bernardsville was lucky enough to win two tickets to Great Adventure in a impromptu …
Kids of all ages eat, play and enjoy a day in Basking Ridge
The streets of Basking Ridge were filled with the callouts of children, the smells of sausages, onions and other tempting foods, and the sounds of music Saturday as Bernards Township's 19th annual Charter Day was celebrated. Much of the event was on South Finley Avenue in downtown Basking Ridge, closed to traffic, and spilled onto the Henry Street parking lot and field behind the Oak Street Elementary School. Although a few showers punctuated much of the day, few people seem to be discouraged into leaving the community's biggest annual celebration — the commemoration of the founding of the Township of Bernardston on May 24, 1760, by order of King George II of Britain. Here are more scenes from Charter Day.
19th annual community event draws people from Bernards Township and some neighboring towns.
On-and-off sprinkles didn't stopthe 19th annual Bernards Township Charter Day celebration in downtown Basking Ridge, with festivities, friends and food from bringing out a fair crowd, anyway. Musical events continued through the day, and food being served from booths along South Finley Avenue, closed to traffic, and from restaurants that opened their doors. Many of the presentations took place on the main stage in front of The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge. Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said the name of Basking Ridge — so called for the animals seen basking on a sunny ridge — was first noted in the annals of The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge in 1733. Along with historic and artistic exhibits, the event brought together 120 street …
Other top stories this week include a Newark High School student shot and killed on his way home from school and a man busted on pot-growing charges after he called police to report his wife's death.
A homeless hitchhiker who gained internet fame earlier this year was arrested at a Philadelphia bus station and charged with the murder of a Clark lawyer last Sunday. Englewood police are stepping up their presence at a public senior housing complex after complaints led authorities to arrest two residents on drug and prostitution charges, authorities said. An 18-year-old Newark High School student was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon minutes after leaving school grounds, officials said. A Rockaway Township man was charged with maintaining a drug production facility Tuesday when he called police to his Sanders Road home after finding his wife dead inside, authorities said A Delaware man has been arrested and charged in connection with a…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams took the title of Somerset County champions this year.
Yes, it can happen to someone you know. Bernards Township residents were among the more than 70 people who made reports to 30 police departments within the last year or so that they were the victims of identity theft, prompting a statewide investigation that led to the arrest of 11 people earlier this month, authorities said. The alleged credit card scheme hit home for the residents starting in December 2012, Bernards Township police said. It was a great evening to be part of the party for the Ridge High School senior prom — and even a great opportunity to ooh and aah over some of the evening's fashions. There was a great deal of celebrating when the Ridge boys lacrosse team trounced the almost-unbeatable Somerville team 8-4 on May 16 to …
Here are the home sales recorded this past week in Somerset County.
Here are the home sales recorded in the past week in the northern Somerset County communities of Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Bedminster and Bridgewater. The list is courtesy of the Garden State Multiple Listing Service. 3102 Pinhorn Dr.