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Meet, greet the greyhounds

New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program (NJGAP) will host a Meet & Greet at Lone Eagle Brewing, 44 Stangl Highway, Flemington, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Might 25, throughout the first Flemington Automobile Present of the summer season. Volunteers and their canine will likely be there to discuss greyhound adoption and fostering. Examine NJGAP out on Fb for images and bios of accessible canine for adoption at Potential adopters ought to go to and submit a pre-adoption utility on-line. NJGAP’s hotline is 908-713-9344.

New Brunswick unveils clear power program

New Brunswick has unveiled the primary particulars a few new power aggregation program that may assist the town obtain the purpose of 100 p.c renewable power by the yr 2035. Starting this July, the renewableNB program will present residential clients with both 50 or 100 p.c renewable electrical energy, at charges decrease than present PSE&G service. Meals & Water Watch organizer Junior Romero launched the next assertion: “Town is taking steps to create the type of renewable power association that residents wish to see — one which saves cash and helps construct the clear power revolution we have to see throughout the nation. We went door to door to construct help for this program, and located robust backing from the folks of New Brunswick for clear, renewable power. And proper now we’re doing the identical factor subsequent door in Piscataway, the place we hope to see the council take related motion. With these first steps, New Brunswick’s mayor and council are main the best way within the combat towards local weather change. We’re inspired by this information, and we urge the town to proceed to push for daring local weather options.” Go to

Brook Arts Heart ‘s Summer season Theater Camp

Brook Arts Heart in Sure Brook’s Summer season Theater Camp program is designed to supply a enjoyable, artistic expertise for college kids coming into first by means of seventh grade within the fall of 2019 who’re involved in exploring the wonders of theater. They provide a full day program, 9 a.m. to three p.m. weekdays, Monday, July 15, by means of Friday, July 26. Camp features a showcase manufacturing on the historic Brook Theater Stage on Friday, July 26. Value per camper, $349. Low cost supplied for household registration. (promo code FAMILY)  For a registration kind, go to Electronic mail or 732-469-7700.  


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Memorial Day Picnic on Might 26

East Brunswick Elks, “The Lodge on the Lake” will maintain a Memorial Day Picnic from 1:30 to six p.m. on Sunday, Might 26, rain or shine, on the East Brunswick Elks, 21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick. Leisure by DJ Mikey P. $15 per particular person; $10 ages 11 to 18; free for ages 10 and youthful. Electronic mail by Wednesday, Might 22, to Al at Consists of scorching canine, hamburgers, sausage, peppers and onions, BBQ hen, assorted home made salads and desserts.

86th Annual Spring Troop Present

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invitations everybody to return out to Union County’s Watchung Steady within the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside and benefit from the 86th Annual Spring Troop Present starting on Friday, Might 24. The Spring Troop Present options driving competitors occasions all through the weekend, with trophies awarded to one of the best in quite a lot of equestrian classes. Competitors will happen for pre-teens, youngsters and adults. This yr’s occasions start on Friday, Might 24, from four to eight p.m. and proceed by means of Saturday, Might 25, and Sunday, Might 26, from eight:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each days. On Saturday, Might 25, there may also be a particular drill staff efficiency at roughly 11:15 a.m. Admission to the Spring Troop Present is free, nonetheless, word that no canine will likely be allowed on the premises throughout the present. Watchung Steady is at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. For extra details about driving classes, equestrian packages, or visiting the secure advanced, name Watchung Steady at 908-789-3665, e mail, or go to

Hunterdon County college students acknowledged

The Hunterdon County Bar Affiliation offered a free Regulation Day/Court docket Evening Program on Thursday, Might 9, on the Historic Courthouse in Flemington entitled, “Free Speech, Free Press and Free Society.” This yr, the Bar Affiliation honored highschool college students who participated in an essay writing contest.  All native highschool seniors had been invited to put in writing and submit an essay of not more than 500 phrases which addressed the subject of “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Parts of the successful essays from every taking part faculty had been shared with these in attendance, with every scholar studying part of their successful essay. Peter Marra, Esq. of Schenck, Value, Smith & King and Christopher Vaccaro, Esq., Hunterdon County assistant prosecutor, Co-chairs of the Hunterdon County Bar Affiliation Regulation Day Committee, together with Anthony Koester, Esq. of Dilts & Koester, Hunterdon County Bar Affiliation president-elect, welcomed all in attendance, defined the importance of Regulation Day and this yr’s matter, and offered all the scholar awards. From North Hunterdon Excessive Faculty, Sean Seibert, Ella Fasciano, Lianna Bonacorsi, and Lacey Kestecher had been acknowledged with honorable point out awards. Additionally, from North Hunterdon, the next awards had been offered: third place essay: Thomas Cerra, second place essay: Katherine Carney and first place essay:  Jonatha Berg. From Delaware Valley Regional Excessive Faculty, Maggie Erwin was offered an award for her first-place essay. From Hunterdon Central, the next college students obtained awards: third place essay: Diana Pacheco, second place essay: Erik Aguero and first place essay: Esther Wroth.  As a part of the Regulation Day Celebration, awards had been offered to the county’s Mock Trial champion staff from Voorhees Excessive Faculty, the Mock Trial groups from North Hunterdon and Hunterdon Central, and the Regulation Journey staff from Clinton Township.  As well as, the Hunterdon County Bar Affiliation offered their 2019 Mock Trial scholarships to Katherine Carney from North Hunterdon Excessive Faculty, Isabella Hanley from Voorhees Excessive Faculty and Maggie Erwin from Delaware Valley Regional Excessive Faculty. The Regulation Day program is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Basis and made potential by means of funding from IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. For extra info on the Hunterdon County Bar Affiliation, go to

Pattern ballots now accessible

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi introduced that pattern ballots for the Tuesday, June four Main Election are actually accessible on the Union County Votes cellular app for Apple and Android units and on the County Clerk’s election web site at “My workplace will start mailing pattern ballots by U.S. Mail on Tuesday, Might 21st to every voter. The web posting is an extra service that allows every voter to acquire the identical info by means of the comfort of their desktop or cellular units,” Rajoppi mentioned in a information launch. Rajoppi additionally reminded Union County residents that any registered voter can forged their vote early for any purpose through the use of a Vote-By-Mail poll. Voters also can use the County Clerk’s One-Cease service to fill out their poll and forged it in a safe assortment field, all in the identical go to. For full particulars on all County Clerk election providers, together with Vote-By-Mail deadlines and prolonged workplace hours for One-Cease service, name 908-527-4996, obtain the free Union County Votes app or go to

Coughlin points assertion

Meeting Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the next assertion on the Finest States rating of U.S. states supplied by U.S. Information and World Report: “The current U.S. Information and World Report citing New Jersey because the 12th greatest state to reside in is welcome information. The Backyard State moved seven slots above final yr’s rating, persevering with to outperform different states in schooling and well being care. Our state will proceed to excel in not solely well being care and schooling however in public security and infrastructure. As we transfer ahead into funds season, I’m assured we’ll construct upon our financial successes and make New Jersey a spot the place all residents and companies really feel welcome and create new alternatives.” Go to

Overlook Medical Heart wins award

Atlantic Well being System’s Overlook Medical Heart lately introduced it’s a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Affected person Security Excellence Award. This distinction locations Overlook Medical Heart among the many high 5 p.c of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting affected person security information as evaluated by Healthgrades, an on-line useful resource for details about physicians and hospitals. For extra info on Healthgrades, go to For extra info on Atlantic Well being System, go to

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