River Town Radio Theatre Presents Its Summer Series with:  Tales of Vacation, Cultivation, and Alienation

River Town Radio Theatre is back at the Prallsville Mills Friday Night, July 19th from 7PM-9PM.

This performance will start by exposing our listening audience to the new norms in outdoor vacationing. Don’t forget to dress appropriately and bring a walking stick, just in case.  

Then, staying with the outdoor theme, we will explore farm to table dining when a master gardener gets her research funded by the CIA as RTRT once again ‘borrows’ a work of George Point who, when not producing top-secret technical journals, hosts his popular radio program, ‘Book Talk’ on the very best radio station in the country: WDVR FM!

Poor Mouth is our musical guest for this performance and they will be, without a doubt, both educational and delightful to listen to as they perform the roots of traditional Appalachian music.   

Some in the audience may be a bit tired from all that toe-tapping when RTRT returns to the stage and presents an interesting tale of a small town dynamics as the residents try their hardest to understand the difference between immigration, emigration and outright Alien invasion in a piece we call “Welcome to Our Town.”  

“RTRT practices the art of borrowing without asking,” the organizer of River Town Radio Theatre has been heard acknowledging after being questioned by the FCC.  

Showtime:  July 19, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Tickets:  Tickets are $10/person 

Location: Prallsville Mill, 33 Risler St, Stockton, NJ 08559

Seating is limited: You can purchase tickets in advance on the Mill’s website https://www.prallsvillemills.org/

Proceeds benefit the Delaware River Mill Society and WDVR FM


Barn Cats for Hire!


Help Bucks Audubon Capture the Sun

New Hope, PA – Bucks County Audubon Society (Bucks Audubon) is committed to 100% clean, renewable, and just energy for all communities. Clean sources of energy, with lower environmental impact than conventional energy technology and that will not run out, save dollars now and long into our children’s future. Every day we realize the impact of our changing climate. The news carries stories of wildfires, extreme temperatures, hurricanes, droughts, and tornadoes. Political and economic crises have debates about energy imports and energy investment costs at their core. The nature and wildlife that has provided humans with all that is needed to survive has been threatened. 50 years ago, a group of citizens came together to address concerns about our environment. That coming together resulted in the birth of Bucks Audubon. 50 years later, Bucks Audubon is again demonstrating its leadership with the installation of a solar array on the organization’s education center that will harness the energy from the sun and convert it to electricity, covering 100% of the organization’s energy needs. Paired with other energy efficiencies, Bucks Audubon anticipates a savings of $10,000 per year on utilities.

Why now? Demand for renewable energy has never been higher. Bucks Audubon is echoing and embracing the Ready for 100 pledge, celebrating this 50th anniversary by leading the effort to bring renewable energy to Bucks County. Today is the day to commit to the future. Based on feasibility studies and research, we estimate that the total cost of this project will be $100,000. Please, join Bucks Audubon in this commitment to a healthier environment, now and for future generations, rooted in renewable energy. Celebrate 50 years of environmental leadership. Your financial contribution today gets all of us closer to 100% clean, renewable, and just energy for all communities.

Please, make a gift today and Capture the Sun! Ready for 100% clean, renewable, and just energy? Please, make your gift today by making checks payable to: Bucks County Audubon Society (“Capture the Sun” on the memo line) 2877 Creamery Road New Hope, PA 18938, or by giving online at www.bcas.org/capture-thesun-50th-anniversary-capital-campaign/


Hunterdon County Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club

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Whether basking in the sun at the beach or just relaxing in the cool shade of a backyard tree while sipping an icy lemonade, summer activities go perfectly with a good book. Pack some great reads when you go on vacation, or to the pool, or on picnics... Put aside your cell phone and escape into another world.

Hunterdon County Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club reminds us to take some time this summer, away from chores and electronics, and recall how much fun it is to read. You may participate in the club totally online, without even setting foot in the library. (Although, what better place to discover new titles to read for free!) Read what you want, whenever you want, and how often you want. Tell us whenever you finish a book. Write an optional review for the blog. Discover new book ideas from fellow club members. Win gift cards to local ice cream shops or cafés. Come to an End-of-Summer Celebration.

It’s all possible with a quick registration in the club from its webpage, www.hclibrary.us/asrc.htm. For more information, click on the “ABOUT THE CLUB” link from that same webpage. This program is fully funded by the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library.


NJ Audubon: Freezing the Moment: An Exhibition of Shannon Merolla’s photographs at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Elkin, North Carolina, wildlife photographer Shannon Merolla nurtured a love of the outdoors and nature from a very young age. What started out a few years ago as backyard birding has grown into a daily routine of locating unique wildlife and getting ‘The shot’. Shannon spends her days exploring wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, or anywhere birds and other wildlife are to be found.   Her camera captures the moment when both she and wildlife discover each other.

Shannon, who can recall the location and time of nearly every photo she has taken, says: “It’s the thrill of quietly walking in nature and discovering a bird in its natural habitat, and freezing that moment forever in time.” Shannon, a Long Valley resident, adds: “It’s not just about capturing the beauty of these amazing animals, but also raising public awareness of how precious our wildlife truly is -- they need our protection and respect.”

Shannon’s thrilling photographs will be exhibited at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery (at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville) between August 30 and November 25, 2019.  You can find more of her work on Instagram @shannonbirder.

When
Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, November 25, 2019

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Closed: Mondays

Where
The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost
Free


New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary provides educational programs throughout the year for adults and children. To find out more information on the diverse offerings visit www.njaudubon.org , E-mail: shws@njaudubon.org  or call (908)396-6386. ###



Lambertville seeks homes for AUTUMN house tours!

The Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour is an event anticipated and enjoyed by nearly a thousand attendees.  If you would like to recommend a home for the 2019 Tour (including your own) please leave a message at 609-397-0770 or info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. If you prefer, you can mail a suggestion to: LHS, P.O. Box 2, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, October 20.  Its success depends on the efforts of its many volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the tour please contact LHS by one of the means above.

In addition, homeowners who participate in the Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour will receive a lovely gift.

The Historical Society is headquartered in and maintains the James Marshall House Museum at 60 Bridge Street that is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October from 1:00 to 4:00 pm - admission is free.  A guided walking tour of Lambertville is available on the first Sunday of the month through October leaving the Marshall House at 2:00 pm – free but donations are appreciated.

The Lambertville Historical Society promotes, inspires and encourages the preservation and appreciation of Lambertville’s architecture and history through education, community involvement, and preserving and maintaining the James Marshall Museum.  Please call (609) 397-0770 or visit www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org for more information.


Making Room for More

 Just days after taking in 140+ cats from a hoarding situation in Doylestown, the Bucks County SPCA cruelty investigation team removed 22 small dogs from the home of a Bucks County breeder on Monday (May 13). The animals were being kept in filthy conditions. The dogs have been transported to the SPCA’s shelter in Quakertown and are now safe. The next steps are examination of each animal by the veterinary team and serving cruelty charges against the dog breeder. The breeder has surrendered the dogs to the Bucks County SPCA which means that we will be able to place them for adoption after they are evaluated, healthy, and neutered.

 The SPCA’s two shelters are now running at maximum capacity behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers are working long hours to provide excellent care for all of the animals from both cases. The community can help these animals recover by making a financial donation to the Bucks County SPCA’s Animal Relief Fund or by adopting a dog or cat now available at either shelter. This will help make more room for the newcomers.

To donate, visit BCSPCA.org or call 215-794-7425.  

http://www.bcspca.org/bcspca-saves-22-dogs-from-filthy-conditions/


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JULY EVENTS AT ARTYARD!

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ArtYard will be closed for the month of August to prepare for our fall season and the exciting year ahead. We will reopen on Saturday, September 14th with a solo exhibition of the monumental paintings of artist Janet Ruttenberg. Please visit our website and our social media for updates on upcoming exhibitions, events, and performances and any news pertaining to the construction of our new building.


July 2019 Events at the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center

All concerts and events at:

101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628

www.1867sanctuary.org | 609-392-6409 | 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org Most concerts/events: $20 General Admission, $15 Members, $5 Student w ID

Wednesday, July 10, 8 pm | Contemporary Acoustic Guitars: Bob Belloff and Scott Hallock

Friday, July 12, 8 pm | Contemporary: Caruso, ambient looping guitar

Saturday, July 13, 8 pm | Jazz: Steve Sandberg, piano, and Rob Thomas, violin

Sunday, July 14, 3 pm | Folk/Roots: Linda Sussman

Wednesday, July 17, 8 pm | Folk/Roots: Kristin Rebecca - Pop- and Americana-influenced contemporary folk music

Thursday, July 18, 8 pm | Folk/Roots: Andrew Alling, singer-songwriter

Friday, July 19, 8 pm | Jazz: Jay Daniels, “Simply Timeless,” Songs of Summer

Saturday, July 20, 8 pm | Jazz: Mike Lorenz Trio

Sunday, July 21, 2 pm | Jazz: Pete Inverso, The Jazz Connections, featuring Pam Orlando, vocalist

Sunday, July 21, 7:30 pm | Jazz: Carrie Jackson Trio

Wednesday, July 24, 8 pm | Classical: Brad Rau, Classical Guitar

Thursday, July 25, 8 pm | Jazz: Penny Weather Quartet

Friday, July 26, 7 pm | Open Mic Night - Free to Perform, Free to Listen

Saturday, July 27, 8 pm | Folk/Roots: “So Inclined,” guitar and dobro duo

Sunday, July 28, 2 pm | Jazz: Gypsy Jazz, Hot Club of Philadelphia


Hunterdon County Library Events - July 2019


New Jersey’s Rare Wildlife  - July 16

David Wheeler of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will give an informative and entertaining presentation, focusing on how to protect our state’s rare species at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12, Flemington on July 16 at 7pm. To reserve a spot, go to the Events Calendar at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1434.

Outdoor Concert: Summerswing - July 17

John Nobile's Orchestra plays the sounds of the 1940's for your dancing and listening pleasure at the Hunterdon County Headquarters Library, Rt. 12 Flemington on July 17 at 6:30 pm. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket.  

Outdoor Concert: Red Oak Country Boys - July 24

Features tunes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, includes Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, and Johnny Cash, at the North County Branch Library, Clinton, on July 24 at 6:30 pm. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket.

ReferenceUSA Demonstration with Bill Loges  - July 29

Bill Loges from ReferenceUSA will be demonstrating the various uses of the highly useful RefUSA database at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12 Flemington, July 29 at 2pm. This reference tool that you can access from home through your Hunterdon County library card provides a full service platform for business and consumer research.  It provides information to help you find business opportunities, research companies, locate addresses and more.  Millions of businesses can be searched by company name, executive title, business type, sales volume, etc.  One can also search jobs, internships, and physicians and dentists. 

How To Do Composite Work in Photoshop  - July 30

Deborah Gichan presents a 2 hour workshop to cover basic composite photo skills using Photoshop on July 30, 6:30pm, at the North County Branch Library in Clinton. Includes basic skills on making, transforming and duplicating selections. Copying and pasting in objects and backgrounds. You will learn how to add movement to images in fabric and hair. Shadows and reflections will add believability to the composite. Using masks to reveal, conceal and to create levitations.  You will finish images with texture overlays with blending modes. Deborah is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in portraits, weddings, events and performance. Her work will be on display at NCB Library in July.  Class size is limited, registration is required, go to Events Calendar at www.hclibary.us or call 908-730-6135. Additional information: http://deborahgichan.com/

 Author Ellen LaCorte   - July 30

Welcome debut author Ellen LaCorte, whose novel The Perfect Fraud was released on June 18 to rave reviews, to the Headquarters of the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12 Flemington on July 30 at 7:00 pm. In this propulsive debut thriller, two women with deep secrets are thrown together by an unexpected meeting that plunges both their lives into chaos. 

 Outdoor Concert: Due South  - July 31

A NJ top country band, performing new and classic country, southern and classic rock from artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Patsy Cline, Keith Urban and The Eagles at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12 Flemington on July 31 at 6:30 pm. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket.


Senior Yoga Classes!

Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran services in Hunterdon County offers Senior programs including Yoga classes with Kim Karsh - Delaware Township Municipal Bldg., Sergeantsville - Mondays, 9:30am (Level 2 for the more advanced and then at 11:00 am (Level 1) for beginners 

We also have classes at the Raritan Police Department, Raritan Township - Thursdays, 9:30am and 10:45am (Yoga and Chair Yoga)

Our Third location is at the Clinton Community Center. Tuesdays at 11:00am (begins Sept 2019 Classes are reasonably priced at $4.00 per class!
Contact Eleanor at Senior Services (908) 284-6128

Website Address: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us


Red Mill Museum - Vintage Bathing Suits Wanted

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The Red Mill Museum in Clinton, NJ has an upcoming exhibit this Spring about vintage bathing suits.


They are appealing to the public for any vintage bathing suits and/or old photos of New Jerseyans in swimming attire!   


If you have something to loan the museum,  contact Curator Elizabeth Cole at (908)735-4101 or email ecole@theredmill.org


Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market

Discover the difference local food makes at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market every Sunday from May 19 to November 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You’ll find freshly picked organic fruits and vegetables, all-natural meats, hand-crafted cheese and honey, vegan items, native plants and more.

Enjoy live music and a tasty breakfast or lunch all on the beautiful Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St., Flemington.

By shopping at HLT’s producers-only Farmers’ Market, you support your neighborhood farmers and HLT’s mission to protect family farms and help preserve the beautiful landscapes of Hunterdon County.

To learn more, visit www.hunterdonlandtrust.org.


Red Mill Museum Village To Host Summer Youth Program

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CLINTON, NJ: The Red Mill Museum Village is proud to be offering a summer of fun and learning with two popular, themed day programs that will be offered over three weeks. Both our Nature Week and History Weeks will provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn through games, hand-on activities and crafts. Participants will go home with all sorts of treasures! Between our riverbank full of wildlife and our many nineteenth-century buildings, our location gives your child the opportunity to be fully immersed in their Nature or History experience that isn’t possible anywhere else. 


Program will run from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. Children aged 6-12 are invited to attend and will be divided into groups by age (6-9 and 10-12).  Registration fee for each camp is $260 for Museum Members and $275 for Non-Members.


For more information or to register your child, please visit our website at: https://theredmill.org/tours/summer-camp/  or contact Marie Salthouse at programs@theredmill.org


NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga -- Summer Series

Workshop led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher & NJA Senior Research Scientist

Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class.  No experience necessary; all levels welcome (for ages 15 years and older). Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.)  This class will be held weekly from 6/29/19 to 8/24/19.  There will be no class 7/6/19.  

To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class.   You may register for a single class. Walk-ins are welcome.

When Saturdays, June 29, 2019 through August 24, 2019 (9:30am to 10:45am). Please note, there will be no class July 6.

Where Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration: Cost for all 8 classes: $88 members, $112 non-members.   
Cost per class: $12 members, $15 non-members.

Please call 908-396-6386 to register by June 27, 2019.


Somerset County Park Commission 2019 Summer Series!

Click here for more information about this months events!

www.somersetcountyparks.org/eventsPrograms/concert/Concert.html


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RIVERFEST!

September 1, 2019

A street fair celebration of life along the river! Stroll Bridge Street and Sunbeam Park for a fun filled day of live music, art, food, family friendly activities, and paper boat races with the Frenchtown Vikings, all with an ecologically and sustainability focused lens. Honor the mighty Delaware and join in festivities truly unique to Frenchtown.


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Announcing the Delaware Riverkeeper Network's 2019 Ride Along the River Bike Ride!

Get your early bird discounts now!

Tickets are now available for our 2019 Ride Along the River Bike Ride! This is a great opportunity to get out into the Watershed, take in the beautiful views of the Delaware River, and learn about the issues we are working on to protect the River and its communities. Don't miss this opportunity to spend an afternoon along the Delaware River with Delaware Riverkeeper Network staff and other like-minded individuals!

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00am
Bulls Island Recreational Area
Stockton, New Jersey

Get your early bird tickets today!

100% of proceeds go to support our work protecting and defending our beautiful Delaware River Watershed!