Thursday, April 11, 2013
Residents can still volunteer to take part in "Bernards Township Community Pride Day" on April 13.
The Bernards Township Beautification Task Force has announced that plans have been finalized for a “Bernards Township Community Pride Day” this Saturday, when volunteers will be deployed to help clean up designated areas around the township. Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting that residents can just show up at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Community Service building on Stonehouse Road to take part as volunteers. The task force, in partnership with the Bernards Township Community Service Department, is again sponsoring the clean-up activities to further enhance and beautify Bernards Township. In previous years, the task force and volunteers pitched in to remove trash from ramps at the I-287 intersection off …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Bernards Township Beautification Task Force arranges second annual Field of Honor flag sale and ceremony.
September is the month to order a flag to decorate the lawn of the Bernards Township Municipal Building in downtown Basking Ridge for the second annual Field of Honor to again mark Veterans Day. The Bernards Township Beautification Committee is again organizing the display and will hold a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4, on the front lawn at the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane. At that time, attendees may walk through the field to view the flags. Laura Begg, who initiated the program, said that in asking around what people would like to see changed at the ceremony, which last year featured speeches, music and a gathering of community, the most common answer was, "Nothing." Individuals and organizations may buy a limited number…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Bernards Beautification Task Force collects trash from highway ramps.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Bright and early on Saturday, volunteers from five community organizations joined the Bernards Beautification Task Force and Bernards Township Committee members to clean up litter alongside the Interstate 287 ramps in what may be becoming a rite of spring. "The effort yielded more than a quarter ton of trash," said Bernards Township Committeeman Scott Spitzer, who started Bernards Beautification Day back in 2010, when he was serving as township mayor. who led the effort stated "Our Clean Up Day has become a rite of spring in Bernards Township. I am very proud of our volunteers who made this truly a broad community effort to help beautify and build pride in Bernards Township." The volunteer groups included the Basking Ridge Garden Club, …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Public invited to assist in picking up trash tossed near gateway to the township at Interstate 287 ramps.
Local residents are invited to grab some work gloves and join in with the Bernards Township Beautification Task Force and other volunteers to help clean up the gateway into the township at another "Bernards Beautification Day," set for April 21. The project to clean up ramps at Interstate 287, a major entrance into Bernards Township and Bernardsville, was first held in October 2010, and also last spring. The task force is sponsoring the clean-up activities with the goal of helping to beautify and enhance Bernards Township, according to an announcement from the township. The task forces is partnering with the Bernards Township Community Service Department and will be assisted by the Bernards Township Police Department. The event will kick …
Monday, November 7, 2011
PHOTOS ADDED: Display of flags dedicated to local veterans and elsewhere will remain on display through Nov. 19.
Furling and unfurling American flags on an upper and lower section of the township municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane, will remain in place until Nov. 19, in honor of the veterans who will be remembered on Veterans Day. The display of 125 American flags, purchased by local residents with a chance to dedicate them to the veteran or veterans of their choice, was arranged by the Bernards Township Beautification Task Force. The flags will remain where they are until the display is dismanted, and owners can claim their flags on Nov. 19. The flags, which had been placed in neat rows in a display on both an upper and lower field by local Boys and Girl Scouts, were flapping in the wind on Sunday, when members of the public, veterans groups and …