Community Events and Notices

*2020 Summer Concert Lineup*
Information on all concerts here

*July 4-18 – Race for the Rescues*
Virtual event in support of the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

*July 6 – NJ COVID Rental Assistance Program Registration*
Register between July 6 and July 10, extended to July 17

July 9 – Masks required outdoors*
When social distancing cannot be maintained

*July 9 – Limited Indoor Dining Allowed*
Restaurants must be able to have two walls open

*July 10 – Murphy Announces Motor Vehicle Extensions*
Also acknowledges problems and complaints with the MVC reopening

*July 11 – Somerset County Transportation to Resume Normal Schedules*
Starting Monday, July 13

*July 14 – Manville Movies Under the Stars*
Guardians of the Galaxies

*July 15 – Zoom Summer Sing*
Making the most of the Zoom world, The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International has lined up an international faculty of top coaches for their free Summer Sing series of workshops. Join the chorus via Zoom on Wednesdays, July 15 through August 19, 7:15 to 9 pm.
Please contact the Chorus for the Zoom link for the free Summer Sing 2020 Workshops by email info@hickorytreechorus.org or call 908-377-1399. More information at www.hickorytreechorus.org.

*July 22 – August 18 – Berkeley Heights Drive In Movie*
3 dates, three movies

*July 27 – Deadline to file for school board seat*
Check out the candidate kit

*July 31 – Free Coursera Courses for College Students*
Information here

*July 31 – Virtual 5K Run*
Girls on the Run Virtual 5K

*September 20 – Warren County Pet Fair*

*Warren Voting Information Site*
Created by a WHRHS Student

*Petition – Change the WHRHS Mascot*
Sign the petition

*Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squads Accept High School Aged Applicants*
The town pays for the fire academy

*Somerset Patriots Drive-In Movies*
Schedule and ticket information

*In Person MVC Services Delayed*

Date for Driver’s licenses and other services pushed back

*Petition to Save Lord Stirling Stables*

Article on the Petition

*Warren Now Livestreaming Meetings*
You can now virtually attend township committee meetings

*Warren Cancels Summer Camp for 2020*
Press release

*Watchung Hills High School Scholarship Awards*
Watch the event on YouTube

*Round Top Swim and Tennis Club Accepting New Member Application*
Apply here

*Indoor Dining and Casinos to Reopen July 2*
Governor Murphy says more details will be coming out shortly

*Indoor Dining Delays*
Governor Murphy explains reasoning

*Greenbrook Lions Scholarship Opportunities*
Green Brook Lions Club has 4 scholarships available to graduating seniors from GB.  email us for info greenbrooklions@gmail.com

*Duke Farms to Reopen*
Social distancing rules will be enforced

*North Branch Park Fireworks Canceled*
Due to COVID-19

*Guidelines for Youth Sports*
Practices can start June 22

*High School Sports to Return in Fall*
NJSIAA reveals guidelines

*Governor Murphy Announces Colleges to Return*
Guidelines are detailed here

*Governor Murphy Lifts Stay At Home Order*
Includes loosened restrictions on churches and businesses, social distancing should still be maintained.

*Governor Murphy Allows Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies Starting July 6*
WHRHS will provide more information as it becomes available

*Township Modifies Zoning for Outdoor Dining*
Permits will be given to allow restaurants to reopen on June 15

*Living In Harmony With Nature Series at Somerset County Library*
A series of virtual presentations on green living

*Volunteer at Reeves Arboretum*
Opportunities are listed here

*Free Pizza from Pizza Hut for 2020 Grads*
Information is here

*Get Involved in the Watchung Hills Elks*
We sure do love cooking! Thanks volunteers!
Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? We have a Lodge building with social/bar area, pavilion/picnic area and bandstand, members-only swimming pool and the Hofheimer Grotto all on over 6 acres of park-like settings in Warren Township.
Join us and become active in your choice of nearly two dozen committees including services for Special Needs and Veterans groups.
#ElksCareElksShare #NJElks #WarrenNJ #BPOElks #BestPeopleOnEarth #Volunteerism #VolunteersAreGreat

*Community Advocacy Group*
On Facebook

*County Recycling News*
New dual stream bins to be distributed by June 11

*Lifeguard Training*
Various offerings from Elite Tactical Academy

*Raising A Dog During a Pandemic*
Courteous Canines has a weekly series

*Talking to Your Teen About Protests*
From the New York Times

*Collecting Used Baseball and Softball Equipment!*
My name is Shreyas and I’m a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School.  I am part of an organization called “Homerun Hopefuls” which collects baseball and softball equipment for underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic. Collecting in any condition: Bats, gloves, cleats, sneakers, batting gloves, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, balls, tee-shirts, baseball pants and socks, hats, and belts.
I will be picking up every Thursday curbside.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Sincerely,
Shreyas Sekhar
shreyasssekhar2004@gmail.com | Cell: 908.868.6050

*Nursing Home PenPals*
Whenever I hear news about COVID19 nursing home deaths, I think it must so scary be to live there, and I’m grateful to all our volunteer writers. Through our Senior PenPal program, we have students, children of all ages, families, and solo adults writing to the residents to brighten their days. And some of them are writing back! This heartwarming program will continue on for many months – thank you writers! (If you’re interested in volunteering call 908-312-0298 to ask how to register!)

*Drive Through Animal Farm*
Now through the end of May at Skylands Stadium

*NJ MVC Extends Grace Period Until July 31*
Includes license renewals, registration renewal, inspections, etc.

*Primary Election (July 7) to be mainly vote by mail*
Ballots will be sent to registered Democrats and Republicans

*Lions Expo Cancelled*

*Paddle Boats Open at South Mountain Recreation Area*

*NJ Balloon Festival Pushed Back to October*
The 38th Annual NJ Balloon Festival has been pushed back due to COVID 19

*Additional Outdoor Recreation Services Opening*
Includes tennis courts, batting cages and community gardens

*Celebrate WHRHS 2020 Graduates*
Warren Patch is celebrating our graduates.

*Deals for Graduates*
A list of places offering deals for the class of 2020.

*NJ NJEDA Announces Grant Expansion*
Small businesses can apply

*Birthday Card Request*
Good morning, neighbors! I have a favor to ask if any who are willing and able!
With much disappointment, I had to finally cancel my scheduled trip to England this Friday. ( Corona, of course ) I was on my way to visit and help celebrate my dear friend Jeanne Higgins 100th  birthday. The situation being as it is, we’ve had to postpone her party. Instead of celebrating this milestone with friends, family, neighbors ,she will be alone at home.
I would like to send her a large envelope of birthday cards, which would give her hours of pleasure and to let her know that she is not alone! Those with children, if the they would draw some cards, I know she would absolutely love that! She was a kindergarten teacher for over 20 years.
Thanking all of you  in advance who are willing to participate. You can either mail the cards to my address or drop in my mailbox. I will be sending all by FedEx next Wednesday (5/27) My address is 3 Larson Ln. Warren 07059


*Status of Warren Parks and Trails*
Check here

*Register to be a Contact Tracer*
Register to become a contact tracer

*Reeve’s Arboretum Giving Free Memberships to Overlook Frontline Heros*
From TapIntoSummit

*Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Now Open*
*Adoptions by appointment only*
Call us today at 908-725-0308 to discuss our curbside, no contact adoption process. Thank you!

*Petition for Social Distancing HS Graduation*
Parents of seniors have started a petition for a social distancing graduation ceremony

*WHRHS Lawn Signs*
There are a very few left, please e-mail WHRHSPG2020@gmail.com for more information

*Seventh Congressional District Student Art Competition*
Congressman Tom Malinowski is sponsoring a student art competition for the 7th Congressional District.

*Guidelines for Restarting High School Sports*
From the National Federation of State High School Associations

*Earth Day at Home*
Catch up to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Earth Day at Home webinar series

*Great Swamp May Photo Contest*

The Great Swamp Watershed Association is holding bi-weekly photo contests

*Watchung Hills Snow Days*
Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education that the district has a plan to use the three remaining snow days as a break from screen time distance learning on Friday, May 8 and two additional Fridays in June if the school is still distance learning in June. Those dates are June 5 and June 12.

*Celebrate the Watchung Hills Class of 2020*
The ASC has partnered with WHRHS Guidance Counselors, on ways to celebrate students’ decisions on college, military service, and other post-secondary plans from a distance! If you haven’t already, please check out the Celebrating Our Next Chapter-Class of 2020 post on the WHRHS website. If you would like to participate, please reach out to Ms. Kelly at mkelly@whrhs.org!

*Virtual Book Club*

Andrea Silvershein is offering a virtual book club for women

*Nike First Responders 20% Discount*

www.nike.com/help/a/first-responder-discount

*Somerset Parks cancel events for the rest of 2020, Warrenbrook Pool closed for season*

Official press release

*Information regarding voter registration and vote by mail*

Step by Step Guidelines

Voter Registration Form 

Application to Vote by Mail Ballot 

https://www.vote411.org/

 

*Let’s Make Some Noise for Our Local Heroes*

 

*Free Tutoring*

*Gentle Yoga Class*
Free Gentle yoga class twice a week every Saturday 9:00 am and Wednesday 7:15 pm. Through Zoom webinar. If any one interested please e-mail
chotismile2000@yahoo.com

*ReFrame Dance Theatre*

The dance company ReFrame Dance Theatre is working towards a September performance inside of The Coffee Box – Rahway. As they research and rehearse, it’d would be very helpful for them if the community shares some of their favorite Cafe experiences through this google form: https://forms.gle/A7q1sktwsmxrKbKD8

Submissions are anonymous, no questions are required, and it’s all for internal use only.

*Hip Hop Dance for Kids*

Free Virtual Hip Hop Fusion offered by Ronit Shahane
Two 30 minute classes weekly

If interested, contact him directly at (732) 491-9784 or 

ronitshahani@gmail.com

 

*Scavenger Hunt*

Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association for their weekly scavenger hunt! And there are even great prizes for you to win!

*St. Hubert’s Pet Food Bank*

If you are finding it difficult to afford pet food during these difficult times St. Hubert’s has a pet food bank at their Madison facility.

*BJ’s and First Responders*

BJ’s Wholesale Club offering special services to first responders

*Halloween Costume Drop Off*

Donate at Imagine That Children’s Museum in Florham Park

*Restaurant Reopening Delayed for 4th of July Weekend*

More information here