Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Looking for exciting weekend activities and family-friendly fun? You're in the right place.
We’ve got all the events that are happening aside from the Memorial Day events, which you can check out by clicking here. Below is the combination of our weekly pick of weekend activities, offering both fun weekend activities and great family-friendly fun at the same time. Here are this week's picks: Garage Sale When/Where: Sunday at 10 a.m. at 13 Dana Place in Bernardsville. Why Go: This resident is selling a number of different items, including a Coach diaper bag, potty chair, baby safety gates, clothes and much more. Cost: Free, except for the cost of whatever you buy. Caricatures by Neil McMillin When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. on Route 206 in Bedminster. Why Go: Pennsylvania native Neil McMillin has been running his own business for …
Westfield shop donating part of proceeds Thursday to Watchung Hills' annual event for students.
A Westfield shop will donate a portion of proceeds to benefit Watchung Hills Project Graduation. The Party Stop and Costume Corner, 932 South Ave., Westfield, will donate 15 percent of all sales and rentals made from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to Project Graduation, the annual alcohol- and drug-free event for graduating high school seniors. Customers will receive the discount donation on any rental reservations made from Thursday to Aug. 1, as well. The Party Stop also will give out free gifts Thursday to anyone who buys or rents more than $20 in merchandise. For more information, call the store at 908-232-3150 or visit its website.
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? Here are new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbecue experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. Here's their tips on how to save money on your Memorial Day feast. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead — say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled rib eye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbecue grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but …
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
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Watchung's Peter Deck appeared in court for first time on charges.
A Watchung man charged with child pornography possession had his first appearance in court Wednesday and afterwards was detained without bail according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman. Patrick Deck, 53, has been accused of having several sexually-suggestive photographs of children, Fishman's office said in a press release. Deck was arrested at his home in August 2012 after authorities found three images on his laptop, Fishman said. The images had been downloaded off the Internet. If convicted, Deck could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Special agents of U.S. Homeland Security assisted with the investigation in addition to New Jersey State Police and the Warren County Prosecutor's Office.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Family, friends pay respects to Paige Aiello at memorial service in Summit.
Towns set times for parades, picnics and more — even a commemorative motorcycle run.
Memorial Day is an important occasion in Somerset County, and Patch towns throughout the county will pause and remember those who served — or who are serving now — the nation with a full schedule of parades and other events. "Everyone should honor those who fought for us," said Sari Mazen, owner of the Bagel Bin in Bernardsville, which will serve breakfast after the flag-raising at Olcott Square in the center of Bernardsville at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, part of a weeklong series of activities to recognize Memorial Day in that little borough. Mazen said she also has arranged for Bernards High School to provide the school's Madrigal singers, trumpeters, and a student who will read a poem at Wednesday morning's ceremony. "It's going to be really …
They are being offered at county locations.
Sometimes there's just not enough days in the week, but every Wednesday we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. And with summer on its way, there is no better time to get some lessons on great summer activities offered through the Somerset County Park Commission. First, the Warrenbrook Pool, on Warrenville Road in Warren, is hosting lessons at the only public outdoor swimming facility the county owns. The pool will open for the season June 28 at 12 p.m., and will remain open seven days a week through Sept. 3. The county is offering a variety of swimming lessons for all abilities, including Toddlers, Beginner I, Beginner II, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. All …
A mirror is among items being sold by locals.
Another week, and items are being sold by Watchung and Green Brook residents to keep your home looking just like new. They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure—and Watchung and Green Brook residents are preparing to sell some furniture and other pieces to the highest bidder. A Watchung resident is selling a vintage round mirror for $50, with an approximate circumference of 35.5 inches. A Watchung resident is also selling a modern couch, loveseat and chairs—all with a rust and black swirly bold pattern—for a total of $3,000. And if you’re looking to do some landscaping at your home or business, a Green Brook resident is selling equipment for creating and installing custom landscape curbing, all for $15,000.