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The eighth annual Farm to Table dinner, which is the signature fundraiser for the Mercer Green Fest, has been set for July 18 at Terhune Orchard at 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrence Township. The Farm to Table fundraiser features a cocktail hour and a five-course dinner made with ingredients from local farms, said Pam […]

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“No ID, no sale, no way” is the message that East Windsor Township officials aim to get across in the township’s “We Check for 21” initiative to discourage under-aged drinking. The holders of liquor licenses agreed, and signed the “We Check for 21” pledge at the East Windsor Township Council’s June 25 meeting. Signing the […]

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East Windsor Township’s fireworks show, set for July 6, has been postponed until July 13 because of the weather, according to East Windsor Township officials. The Independence Day celebration will kick off July 13 at 6 p.m. at Etra Lake Park with music by Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band, followed by the Trenton […]

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A campground –to the delight of officials–has been established in Mercer County Park. This campground adds something different as it is the first offering of overnight campsites in Mercer County Park, according to county officials. “For me, this is a personal achievement. I grew up all my life camping and found it difficult to believe […]

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The second in a series of five sessions to help East Windsor Township parents ensure their child’s car seat has been safely installed is planned for July 17 at the East Windsor police/court building on One Mile Road between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The free program, in which a nationally certified child passenger safety […]

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New Jersey families are being sought for a new competition series that will film one day from July through October. A family of three or four who is looking for something fun to do this summer, or even a group of two to four relatives, friends or co-workers who love competition, can email fomocasting@gmail.com with […]

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Artists from HomeFront’s ArtSpace program will have their new pieces of work unveiled at an exhibition inside the West Windsor Arts Center. During this month, artists from the non-profit’s program return to the center after their previous art work was on display in 2012. “Part of West Windsor Arts Council’s artistic vision is to encourage conversations […]

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East Windsor Township residents have 24 days left to file a nominating petition to seek a seat on the East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education. The deadline to file is July 29 at 4 p.m. Nominating petitions signed by 10 registered voters must be turned in to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office in […]

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East Windsor Township residents who want to clean out their files and shred personal papers can do so at the township’s Document Shredding and Recycling Day, which is set for July 10 at the East Windsor Township Senior Center. The free event, which is limited to East Windsor Township residents, will be held from 4 […]

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Childhood’s end came on a warm summer afternoon for the Hightstown High School Class of 2019. it was on June 21 when the seniors came together as a class one last time. The 406 seniors gathered at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, marking Hightstown High School’s 104th graduation ceremony. Seven graduating seniors, all of […]

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The future of the Monmouth Park Racetrack appeared bleak a few years ago. Horse racing, the Oceanport track’s chief revenue stream, just wasn’t as popular anymore, especially among younger people. But the park had one trump card in its back pocket—the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, which was ready to open once the […]

The Hamilton Y Aquatic Club placed 11th overall at the YMCA National Championship meet, which was held in North Carolina at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  The meet attracted 208 teams and totaled 1,400 athletes who came from all over the United States to compete in this YMCA Short Course Na…

The 9th Annual Princeton 5K Road Race will be held on Sunday, April 7. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Princeton High School.

This summer will mark the 31st year of the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League at the outdoor courts at Community Park. The league starts in mid June and runs through the end of July.

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To the Editor: Many of us welcome the good weather, more relaxed attitudes and less crowded commutes that summer in the tri-state area brings. However, for those of us who are educators, it is hard to enjoy the benefits of summer without feeling uneasy about its other implications, especially for our community’s most vulnerable children. […]

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By Michele S. Byers Around the globe, climate change is leading to increased ocean temperatures and more acidic water. The impact on fish and the fishing industry is enormous. The problem is especially troubling in the waters off New Jersey and the Atlantic Coast. “Here in the northeast, the water is warming faster than almost […]

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By Huck Fairman Facing changing climates, historians, scientists and writers urge action. It has happened before. Approximately 55 million years ago, heating up over thousands of years, the entire Earth’s climate turned tropical. The Arctic Ocean’s temperature was a sub-tropical 23 degrees celsius. At the other extreme, the Earth has also experienced a number of […]

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By Michele S. Byers Driving through a garden usually isn’t a commuter experience, but drivers on the Atlantic City Expressway will see colorful patches of native flowers along the sides of the highway. Though the wildflowers are beautiful, it’s not all about appearance. The wildflowers are new habitat for New Jersey’s struggling insect pollinators, like […]

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By Michele S. Byers Placed end to end, the New Jersey rivers and streams proposed for higher environmental protections would stretch from High Point to Cape May and back again – twice. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection plans to designate nearly 750 additional miles of rivers and streams throughout this state we’re in […]

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By Huck Fairman If some of what follows is familiar, it is because recognized trends and programs are continuing only at an accelerating pace. This applies to our changing environments, but also to efforts to mitigate global warming. News outlets are reporting new developments almost every day. At the same time, many observers worry the […]

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The great-great-grandson of literary icon Charles Dickens will perform his rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” a heartwarming holiday tale, at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood. During his one-man show, Gerald Dickens, an actor and producer from Oxford, England, conjures “A Christmas Carol” with just a table, a wing […]

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now and then.  In fact, abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But how do […]

By Pam Hersh John S. Watson Jr., a.k.a. Jay, grew up in an environment that featured the hallways and offices of New Jersey’s government buildings. For his life’s work, however, he chose to broaden his environment outside of those hallways by focusing on the outside, as in the outdoors. Leading several environmental programs – both […]

By: Pam Hersh Princeton’s playgrounds are treasure troves for all sorts of adventures, according to hundreds of kids – and one particular Princeton grownup. John Altman, the author of eight spy-genre thrillers that have been published all over the world, was assisted in his most recent spy novel, “The Korean Woman,” by experiences he had […]

By: Joseph M. Pepek, M.D. Radiation therapy is a common approach to treating many different types of cancer and has become increasingly precise as technology has improved and advanced. Precision is paramount as radiation not only kills cancer cells, but can also affect surrounding healthy cells. As part of its comprehensive cancer care program, the […]

By Pam Hersh I had a back-to-the-future epiphany on Friday, June 14. Non-screen contact (NSC) with humans – the phenomenon that occurs when you make eye, voice and physical (non-sexual) contact with another person – might be making a comeback in our alienated and alienating society. I woke up on June 14 somewhat depressed because […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. And by 2020, nearly one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s, a disease that affects the neurons in the brain that control movement. Though there is no standard treatment for the […]

By Pam Hersh Gov. Phil Murphy on June 10 announced the inductees for the incoming class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame – a who’s who of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. “Game of Thrones” groupies were buzzing about inductee George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice […]

By Michelle Reuben, L.P.C. Few, if any, teenagers escape adolescence without experiencing some feelings of angst along the way. Like a pop quiz in math or a breakout before the big dance, feeling down occasionally is normal and expected. However, teenagers who feel bad about themselves more often than they feel good, may have low […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

Red’s Toy Shop, located at 1010 Route 9 south in the Gateway Shopping Center, Old Bridge, recently celebrated its grand opening. The shop offers a large variety of toys for all age groups in many categories, including outdoor and pretend play and educational toys. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Saturday and […]

Old Bridge recently celebrated the grand opening of Via Sposito, located at 3857 Route 516 in the Village at Town Center, Old Bridge. The restaurant will offer a full selection of coal-fired pizza and northern and southern Italian specialties, featuring homemade pastas, sauces, breads and fresh mozzarella made on site. Hours of operation are from […]

ERA Central Realty Group has announced the 2019 recipients of the Edge scholarship: from Allentown High School (Monmouth County), Brenna Stempe; from New Egypt High School (Plumsted Township, Ocean County), Connor Devine; from West Windsor-Plainsboro South (Mercer County), Lara Lemkin; and from Steinert High School (Hamilton Township, Mercer County), Christopher McLaughlin. CentraState Medical Center, Freehold […]

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, has opened the Statesir Memory Care Center at Applewood, a dementia and Alzheimer’s center featuring individualized, 24/7 care under the supervision of licensed practical nurses. This new center is the latest addition to CentraState’s senior living and services portfolio that includes independent and assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled […]

Wolfe Ossa Law attorney Cristian A. Ossa will present on the Six Critical Points of Estate Planning at 10:30 a.m. on July 11 at the Woodbridge Hills Clubhouse, 1 Sutton Lane, Iselin section of Woodbridge. Learn about protecting hard-earned assets, avoiding common will mistakes, how to take advantage of Medicaid, and why a trust may […]

The Ramtown-Howell Fire Company recently received a donation of three sets of specially designed oxygen masks for pets from at-home pet services provider Canine Company. Chief William Gotto requested and received the life-saving masks after learning about the company’s donation program from a neighboring fire company. An estimated 40,000 pets die from smoke inhalation across […]

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Marlboro-Manalapan real estate office has dedicated a conference room to Stanley Komito, a beloved colleague and fellow real estate agent who passed away in April. Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., led the dedication ceremony for the Stanley Komito Conference Room. […]

OLD BRIDGE – Three new businesses have opened in the new Harbor Plaza shopping center, located at 301 Route 35 north in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Big Jim’s Discount Mattress sells a wide array of bedding and furniture. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and […]

Columbia Bank appointed Oliver Lewis to senior vice president, Commercial Banking market manager. In his new role, Lewis will be responsible for the bank’s Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Middle Market activities in central and southern New Jersey as well as parts of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Columbia, Lewis held several leadership roles within the […]

Many medical insurances, Medicare and Medicaid plans included, are now recognizing the need for Telehealth services. This is due to varying reasons including medical provider and patient convenience and even cost efficiencies for the insurance companies. Medical insurances are now paying for…