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Unity Bank gives $16,000 to feisty small businesses

Hillsborough salon owner Melanie Dare dared to "Dream Big" in a contest run by Unity Bank and the Middlesex resident has earned the $10,000 grand prize to help expand her business.

Four other finalists in the contest received $1,500 each to support their business.


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HILLSBOROUGH: Campaign lawn signs again become an issue
Almost a year ago to the day, James Bergstrom stood before the Township Committee complaining about the way his side was treated with campaign signs along local roads. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Democrats talk about energy cost savings
Democrats running for Township Committee say the township should investigate a money-saving mass purchase of electricity for all households. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: McCauley, Tomson ballyhoo business-boosting
Local Republican Township Committee candidates say they pride themselves ourselves on working with the business community. Read more...

Sports

HILLSBOROUGH: Tommy Zdroik stars two ways for varsity Jr. Raiders
The Hillsborough Jr. Raiders varsity (grades 7-8) improved their record to 2-1 by shutting out the Jr. Red Devils of Hunterdon Central 31-0, on Saturday night at Hillsborough High School. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Raiders' Garcia keeps improving
Gabrielle Garcia worked over the offseason on all areas of her game, and she is starting to see the benefits in the first weeks of the girls tennis season. Read more...


Opinions

EDITORIAL: Embrace educational challenges
Although fall does not officially begin until Sept. 22, next Monday, Labor Day, marks the traditional end of the summer season. Read more...
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Your Views

HILLSBOROUGH: Supporter lists accomplishments of GOP-led governing body
To the editor: I read with surprise a letter in last week's Hillsborough Beacon from a resident who claimed that although he has met our Republican candidates, Mayor Douglas Tomson and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, he has no idea what they have done or plan to do. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Open space committee member supports GOP duo
To the editor: As a new member of the Hillsborough Township Open Space Committee, I have seen firsthand the tremendous job Mayor Doug Tomson and the rest of the Republican Township Committee have done in preserving open space and farmland. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: All-Republican committee denies some who want to serve
To the editor: Enlightened governments throughout history have always thrived and prospered with the philosophy of tolerance and the willingness to embrace all its people's talents for the greater good of the community. This inclusiveness encourages the population to participate and helps the society to flourish with new ideas and actions. Read more...

Lifestyle

HILLSBOROUGH: Woman's Club to hold annual basket auction
Fri., Sept. 26 - Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Woman's Club of Hillsborough's annual basket auction at the township municipal building on South Branch Road. Entrance tickets are $10 and include door and grand prize tickets. Value packs at $20 include two sheets of tickets and a grand prize ticket, a total $27 value. Individual tickets are $12. Refreshments. Direct questions to Barbara Zielsdorff at 908-359-1750. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Rachel Lamontagne to marry David Thielke
Wes and Francesca Thielke of Hillsborough are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, David Thielke, to Rachel Lamontagne, daughter of Thomas and Mary Lamontagne of Warwick, N.Y. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Young cheerleaders to wash cars tomorrow
Sat., Sept. 13 - The Hillsborough Dukes cheerleaders will wash cars and collect clothing and textile donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Applebee's parking lot on Route 206.donation drop-off. Car wash cost is $5 per car and $7 per minivan or SUV. Come early for free refreshments. Buy tickets in advance from any Hillsborough Duke Cheerleader or pay at the event. Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

HILLSBOROUGH: Woman's Club to hold annual basket auction
Fri., Sept. 26 - Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Woman's Club of Hillsborough's annual basket auction at the township municipal building on South Branch Road. Entrance tickets are $10 and include door and grand prize tickets. Value packs at $20 include two sheets of tickets and a grand prize ticket, a total $27 value. Individual tickets are $12. Refreshments. Direct questions to Barbara Zielsdorff at 908-359-1750. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Rachel Lamontagne to marry David Thielke
Wes and Francesca Thielke of Hillsborough are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, David Thielke, to Rachel Lamontagne, daughter of Thomas and Mary Lamontagne of Warwick, N.Y. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Young cheerleaders to wash cars tomorrow
Sat., Sept. 13 - The Hillsborough Dukes cheerleaders will wash cars and collect clothing and textile donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Applebee's parking lot on Route 206.donation drop-off. Car wash cost is $5 per car and $7 per minivan or SUV. Come early for free refreshments. Buy tickets in advance from any Hillsborough Duke Cheerleader or pay at the event. Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Princeton lawyer reappointed to high court panel
Congratulations Jeffrey M. Gradone, a partner in the Princeton office of Archer and Greiner P.C., has been reappointed to serve as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court for the 2014-2016 term. The committee is comprised of members of the bench and tax bar as well as representatives of taxpayers' groups, local, county and state tax administrators and others concerned with the administration and review of the New Jersey tax laws. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Thouin elected to board of Enable Inc.
Congratulations Lisa M. Thouin, CPA, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and co-leader of its Nonprofit Services Group, has been elected to the board of trustees of Enable Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with permanent and chronic physical or cognitive disabilities and senior citizens to live full and independent lives in the community. Enable achieves its mission by providing services, support and living arrangements to afflicted individuals and their families throughout central New Jersey. Readers can learn more by visiting www.mercadien.com. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Jammin' Crepes to open in downtown Princeton
Coming soon I recently had a chance to find out more about a new business coming to downtown Princeton. Read more...
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Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: The importance of vaccinations
Below are a few of the findings from recent studies: Read more...
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Your Home

YOUR HOME: Decorating tips from the pros
With summer waning and cooler weather on the horizon, perhaps you're beginning to run through your mind a list of indoor projects. Read more...
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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