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Thursday and Sunday will be wristband night; fireworks scheduled on Friday night

The sign over the entrance to the midway was put into place in plenty of time, but the start of the Hillsborough Rotary Club Fair was delayed by rain until Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Greg Burchette)
Forecasted heavy rain prompted the Hillsborough Rotary Club to cancel Tuesday night’s start of its annual fair on the grounds next to Lowe’s in the Hillsborough Promenade, off Route 206.

The fun continues through Sunday with rides, games and food. Tonight, Thursday, and Sunday will be wristband days, where one price will allow an unlimited number of rides.


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HILLSBOROUGH: Fire equipment approval sought in special vote
Hillsborough residents have two hours next Thursday, Aug. 21, to vote on a million-dollar request by the fire commissioners for equipment, including a $750,000 pumper for the Flagtown Fire Company. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Sign proclaims town as 'Purple Heart Community'
A sign that heralds the township as a community that honors Purple Heart veterans has been placed in the traffic island on Auten Road near New Amwell Road. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: School busing system worked out
A spokeswoman for Hillsborough schools said Wednesday that details have been worked out to allow for busing of the majority of Catholic school students to schools in Somerville and Raritan. Read more...

Sports

HILLSBOROUGH: Hewitt looks forward to next challenge
Norm Hewitt will miss coaching the baseball team at Hillsborough High School, but he will have a chance to build at a new level now. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Somerset Valley YMCA team finises fourth at national meet
Five YMCA national titles, one New Jersey swimming record, and 23 team records helped carry Somerset Valley YMCA to a fourth-place finish at YMCA Long Course Nationals in Indianapolis from July 28-Aug. 1. Read more...


Opinions

Hillsborough Beacon: WRITE TO US
We want your letters. They should not exceed 500 words and need to be accompanied by the writer's address and daytime telephone number - information used only for confirmation and not published. Read more...
EDITORIAL: Signs of the times
The handwriting is on the lawn signs and it says, ''Time to clarify and enforce signage rules in Princeton.'' Read more...
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Your Views

HILLSBOROUGH: Are fireworks the only way to celebrate holidays?
To the editor: Now that the 4th of July has come and gone, it is never too early to start thinking about next year and beyond. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Residents get another vote to preserve open space
To the editor: Now that the 4th of July has come and gone, it is never too early to start Last year, Hillsborough's residents stepped up in a big way, by showing their continued support for our open space. Now we have another chance to demonstrate our understanding of the importance of open space at the state level. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Sign up electronically for school board notices
To the editor: I am writing this letter to encourage parents and community members to sign up for electronic notification of the Hillsborough Board of Education meetings at http://nj.hillsborough.schoolboard.net/ Read more...

Lifestyle

HILLSBOROUGH: Rotary fair continues through Sunday night
Through Aug. 17 - Rotary Club fair, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday on field adjacent to Lowe's in the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206. Food, rides, games, events, vendors. On Thursday and Sunday, buy a wristband and ride all night for one price. On Friday night there will be fireworks. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Yeager wins scholarship from Wildlife Society
Jillena Yeager, a resident of Hillsborough who is an environment science major at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will receive the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship for the New Jersey chapter of the Wildlife Society. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Michael Smolinka, Melissa Marlow engaged to wed
Rick and Debbie Smolinka of Hillsborough are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Michael Ray Smolinka, to Melissa Beth Marlow, daughter of Randy and Leila Marlow of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

HILLSBOROUGH: Rotary fair continues through Sunday night
Through Aug. 17 - Rotary Club fair, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday on field adjacent to Lowe's in the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206. Food, rides, games, events, vendors. On Thursday and Sunday, buy a wristband and ride all night for one price. On Friday night there will be fireworks. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Yeager wins scholarship from Wildlife Society
Jillena Yeager, a resident of Hillsborough who is an environment science major at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will receive the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship for the New Jersey chapter of the Wildlife Society. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Michael Smolinka, Melissa Marlow engaged to wed
Rick and Debbie Smolinka of Hillsborough are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Michael Ray Smolinka, to Melissa Beth Marlow, daughter of Randy and Leila Marlow of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Ewing medical group joins Princeton HealthCare
Welcome Honor Yoga has opened on Route 130 North in Hamilton Township. It's located in the Buckley Plaza between the Shoppes at Hamilton and Savoy's Restaurant. Honor Yoga offers four- week beginner classes, advanced classes, hot yoga, restorative, Vinyasa and family yoga. Honor Yoga can be reached at 609-414-7171. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: New ballet director, successful chamber event
Congratulations American Repertory Ballet has named Vanessa Logan as its new executive director. Logan joins ARB from Boston Ballet, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff. - - - Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital gets recognition
Congratulations I don't usually mention recognition from other publications in this column, but U.S. News and World Report recently honored Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital by ranking it as one of America's Best Hospitals for 2014-15. U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. RWJUH was recognized in 10 specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Read more...
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Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: Time to get outside and start exercising
Summer is here, and if your gym membership went unused during the polar vortex, it's time to get outside, and to get exercising. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Hospital wellness centers offers fitness, fun
In an effort to focus on the wellness of the community, area hospitals have fitness centers designed specifically for their patients and those for the general public. Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
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