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Welcome to the newest incarnation of
our website. It took a while to get up and running, but we
this version will be a little easier to navigate and more visually
Take a look around, there are notices of events occurring soon, on this page,
as well as lots of other information. Highlights from our
Columns has the new "Seniors
Corner" column. We plan to add archives of past
Environment has Flood
Control Solutions for Property Owners, notes about the Gardener's
Helpline, and Tewksbury's
Woodlands, and more.
Government has a couple of messages from the Equestrian
Committee, information about paying
taxes online, and other official notices.
Our Recreation has notices about the JCC
Special Needs Symposium, Pottersville's
It's a Wonderful Life Award, the WCTT's
January Meeting, as well as other upcoming events.
Plus, there's more to discover. And don't forget to give us
June 1, 2009, ALL U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport
card, or other travel document approved by the U.S. government to enter
the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda at
land borders and seaports of entry.
an appointment, take the best passport pictures in the county, and
offer passport-friendly hours. Forms and additional information are
available online, at www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/countyclerk.htm. For more information, phone 908-788-1221.
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
welcome to contact me at 908-788-1214 or via e-mail at email@example.com
with any concerns or suggestion on ways to improve our service to you.
staff & I wish you a happy and healthy New Year
Mary H. Melfi, Hunterdon County Clerk
THS Christmas Antiques Show
The Tewksbury Historical
Society (THS) will hold its 12th annual Tewksbury Christmas Antique Show on
Saturday, December 5th, from 10:00am–4:00pm, and Sunday, December 6th, from 11:00am–3:00pm, at the Old Turnpike School, 173 Old Turnpike Road. Admission to the Show is
$8 per person; a portion of the admission proceeds will benefit the
Tewksbury Historical Society.
Christmas Antique Show is one of several popular shows in the NJ-NY-PA
area that attract residents from the tri-state area.
There are 52 antique dealers selling antiques
and collectibles; all dealer spaces were sold out a year in advance. The Show is managed by
Ellen Katona and Bob Lutz, professional antique show managers.
PRC Cafe Acoustic Christmas Special
Jersey residents, singer/songwriter Jeff Penque and songstress, Karen
Fairweather have joined forces to create a fresh and unique acoustic
duo. They blend classic folk/rock from the 60s through today with
original tunes to create a truly memorable musical
Last Christmas they taped their “Spirit of the Season” holiday show for
New Jersey Cable TV. It was a great success that caught the
of Pottersville Café organizers who invited them to Pottersville to
perform live. Come out to enjoy a time listening to some old
favorites such as Silent Night, Deck the Halls, Silver Bells, and much
Jeff & Karen have played throughout the state of NJ,
as well as Rehoboth Beach, DE, Provincetown, MA, and lots of places in
between including New York City! They have been profiled in
several periodicals and have appeared live on WMOR, WPRB and WFDU
radio. In 2010 they appeared before an audience of over 2,000 people at
New Jersey Pride, in Asbury Park. Their CD, “Jersey Fresh” features
eleven original songs written by Jeff and performed in brilliant
harmony with driving acoustic guitar arrangements. They achieve an
overall retro ’60’s/’70’s sound - mixed with today’s musical
influences. To learn more about Jeff & Karen, visit
Doors open at 7:30PM.
Soft drinks, light appetizers, coffee, and dessert will be available,
all compliments of the house. There is no cover charge
but donations are appreciated. The Community House is located
2091 Black River Road in Pottersville, directly across from the
Pottersville Church. You can check out the Acoustic Cafe on
the church’s website, or
phone 908-439-3913, or e-mail
for more information.
WCTT's "Taste of Glamour"
The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury
Township (WCTT) will hold a fashion show as its major fund raiser of
the 2015-16 season, on Tuesday, December
“Taste of Glamour,” co-hosted by Denise Layton, of Flemington, and
Judith Ross, of Tewksbury, will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Ryland
Inn, in Whitehouse Station, from 5:30-9:30PM.
The event is open to all WCTT members, spouses, guests, and community
The evening will include a Champagne Hour, followed by a full-course
dinner with wine and the fashion show.
Clothing, provided by Bloomingdale’s, and jewelry, provided by Sherman
& Sons Jewelers, will be modeled by WCTT members and community
supporters. A Silent Auction, Basket Raffle and 50/50 Raffle
will add to the evening’s enjoyment. In addition, area
vendors will be showcasing beautiful items to fulfill everyone’s
holiday gift list. Music during the evening will be provided by Joe
Kahwaty of Kahwaty Joe DJ Entertainers.
Tickets are priced at $125 each and can be purchased at the WCTT
website, www.tewkswomansclub.org, via PayPal®,
or by check, sent to PO Box 407, Oldwick, NJ 08858-0407
(please include a return e-mail address for confirmation of receipt).
Funds raised from this event will be used by the Charitable Budget
Committee for distribution to local organizations serving the needy in
Hunterdon County. For more information about this event or about the
Woman’s Club of Tewksbury Township phone 908-509-1855.
Grandin to Speak
and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting
the JCC Special Needs Symposium, A Day of Learning for Parents,
Caregivers and Professionals on Friday, December 11th. The
Symposium will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Temple
Grandin. The day will also include sessions for additional
learning, featuring a wide variety of professionals and experts in the
field of autism. The Symposium, which runs from
8:30am–3:00pm, will be held at Raritan Valley Community College in
Branchburg. The Symposium will include keynote address, two
breakout sessions, continental breakfast and lunch.
Dr. Grandin will candidly describe the challenges she has
faced and will offer no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with
autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their
lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based
research, Dr. Grandin will share her insights on a wide variety of
topics, and offer useful “dos” and “don’ts”.
A brochure detailing the Symposium, including a complete list of
Breakout Session topics and presenters, is available at the JCC, or online. A certificate
will be available at the end of the Symposium for those seeking
Professional Development Hours (subject to district/supervisor
approval). A number of vendors will be present at the
Symposium displaying during breakfast and lunch.
The Symposium registration fee is $150/person. To register,
contact the JCC at 908-725-6994, ext 201, or download the Registration Form.
A Chanukah program featuring performances by the IDF (Israel Defense
Forces) Ensemble is will take place on Tuesday, December 8th
at the Birnbaum JCC, Bridgewater. The evening will include
concert performances -- one for young children and families at 5:30PM
and the other for adults at 7:30PM -- as
well as a dinner and candle lighting for all guests at 6:30PM.
The fee for the adult concert is $35/person, the fee for the young
family performance is $25/person, the student rate is $10/person and
children under age 12 are free. All fees include the concert
dinner. Patron, Benefactor and Supporter opportunities are also
available. For additional information, contact Laura Friedman
at 908-725-6994, ext 213.
The Jewish Film Series will show the film, DeliMan, Saturday, December 12th, at 7:00PM
at Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough. A discussion and Q
with filmmaker Erik Greenburg Anjou follows the screening ($5/person
suggested donation). “By George: The Story of the
George and Ira Gershwin” will be presented Thursday, December 17th,
12:00PM at the Birnbaum JCC, Bridgewater ($5/person includes bagel
“and”). The Irma Horowitz Film Series Featuring Falafel and Films,
Thursday, December 17th, 6:30PM,
Birnbaum JCC, Bridgewater. Three Israeli Short films will be
shown: "Rosenzweig Born to Dance," "Getting Serious," and
Strength to Tell". (Fee Dinner: $12/person in advance or $15
of event includes falafel dinner). December wraps up with a return
engagement with Judith Viorst on Wednesday, December 16th,
at 12:00PM, at the Birnbaum JCC,
Bridgewater. The legendary author’s latest book is Wait For Me – and Other Poems
About the Irritations of Marriage (Fee includes luncheon
and program: $18/person in advance or $22/person day of event).
To register for all Jewish LIFE special events, contact the Birnbaum
JCC at 908-725-6994, ext 201, or register online.
Participating Jewish LIFE agencies and synagogues include:
● Chabad of Greater Somerset County;
● Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Somerset County;
of Hunterdon County;
Jewish Community Center;
Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead;
● Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon
and Warren Counties;
Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties;
Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook;
Chadash, the Reform Temple of Hunterdon County, Flemington;
and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater;
Center of Northwest Jersey;
Beth El, Somerset;
Har Shalom, Warren; and
All events, programs and courses (taught at local synagogues) are
detailed in the Jewish LIFE 2015-2016 brochure, which is also available
at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC.
Seeking Local Instructors
Tewksbury Township Parks Committee is seeking local instructors (e.g.
yoga, self-defense, fitness, bird watching, astronomy, etc) that may
have an interest in leading free/paid activities for local residents at
township parks facilities.
If interested, please contact Shana Goodchild,
Tewksbury Township Land Use Administrator at 908-439-0022, ext. 731.
you like to join a park naturalist on a seasonal stroll to find and
identify local flora and fauna in one of Tewksbury’s beautiful
parks? Every season brings the potential for new
discoveries. Tewksbury Township is soliciting input from our
residents to determine if there is interest in planning these
activities in one or more of our local parks. If you are
interested please contact Shana Goodchild,
Tewksbury Township Land Use Administrator, at 908-439-0022, ext. 731.
Township Parks Committee
Marks 150 Years
On Sunday, November 1st, the Pottersville
Reformed Church (PRC) celebrated its 150th
year anniversary with a special commemorative service. PRC
officially formed on November 2, 1865. The founding Elders
Sering Potter, Sr., Thomas Fritts, and Martin Rinehart.
were Joseph H. Emmons, Alexander McDougall, and Edmund
Potter. The first members came from various church
including Presbyterian, Reformed, Methodist, Congregational, and
Lutheran. Local resident, George Moore, donated two acres of
as a site for the church building.
Pastor Tom Giglio, the
church’s current pastor, along with his congregation, were anticipating
this anniversary for over a year. “It is with a deep sense of
enduring faithfulness of God that we approach this 150 year
milestone. It is our hope that this celebration will launch
into a new season of renewal and revival, where Jesus Christ is central
to who we are and all we do.”
Heartfelt thanks go to all
individuals who have supported the Pottersville Reformed Church
throughout the years. For more information, phone
church office, at 908-439-3913.
Student Creates App.
The current pop culture trend is to
capture every idea or life moment and post it on the Internet, often
with the goal of racking up “likes”. Social media
communities work on
a global level, but may neglect individuals who seek support for their
posts in their community. Local student Naomi Benenson, has
an app, “wish2wish,” to allows users to make wishes that can be
supported by their nearby neighborhood. In addition,
users to view anyone’s wishes in the surrounding area. There
requirement to “follow” a person to view their content, thus the
content is available to a wider audience.
The wish2wish system
“Crossed Fingers,” “Tip of the Hat,” and “Wag of the Finger”
buttons differ from the standard “like” or “dislike”. Naomi
“Liking and retweeting is more an expression of acknowledgment than
actual support…” and that crossed fingers would be reciprocated as a
deeper sign of recognition to a wish. The Tip of the Hat
button is a
symbol for gratitude, while the Wag of the Finger can express
Unlike many other coöperative social media sites,
wish2wish does not solicit or provide funding for a particular
Rather, it gathers popular support needed to encourage and foster
change for a wish.
wish2wish can be downloaded for free from the App
Store, or Google Play (direct link).
Fire Company Serves You
Established in 1938, the Oldwick Fire Company (OFC) currently responds
to 150 calls per year. This volunteer organization of
thirty-five members relies on its two pumper trucks, a tanker/pumper,
and a brush truck to serve Tewksbury Township.
Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of the month at
8:00PM at the firehouse, on Oldwick Road (rt 523), south of
Oldwick. Their office phone number is 439-2514 (dial 911 for
emergencies). New Members are always welcome.
BANQUET HALL OPEN
The Oldwick Fire Company’s new banquet hall is now available to host
your next event. The facility can handle events up to 200
people. The banquet hall is suitable for weddings, business
meetings, organization or club meetings, birthday parties,
instructional seminars, or classes such as karate, dance etc.
The banquet hall is in the lower level of the Oldwick Fire House, at
the intersection of Routes 517 and 523, and offers beautiful woodland
views in its surprisingly secluded setting.
For more information, or to book your event, phone 439-2514, or drop a
Oldwick Fire Company
attn Banquet Hall Committee
PO Box 83
Oldwick, NJ 08858.