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Rider graduate has a bit of wanderlust

While he was studying at Rider, Christopher Harris spent a semester in Botswana and visit´ed a wildlife preserve. His spirit of always being up for adventures has led him to a Peace Corps assignment in Botswana.
Chris Harris is embarking on a journey halfway around the world in hopes of discovering what is in his heart.

Mr. Harris has left the people he loves and the creature comforts of Hillsborough behind and set a course for South Africa where he is serving in the Peace Corps.


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HILLSBOROUGH: Assistant superintendent rehired
School board members disagreed Monday night about the necessity to hire a temporary administrator to fill the position of assistant superintendent for personnel left vacant by the resignation of Guy Whitlock, effective Aug. 1. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Battles brew over school board seats
All three incumbents on the Hillsborough Board of Education said they will file for another three-year term in the November election. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Endangered falcon population up by 4
Hillsborough got a bit wilder last week, a Jersey Central Power and Light Company spokesman told the Township Committee on Tuesday night. Read more...

Sports

HILLSBOROUGH: YMCA swim coach Donovan leaving to take job in Florida
The Somerset Valley YMCA is launching a search after the team's successful lead coach said he will be leaving at the end of the summer season to pursue a career opportunity in south Florida. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Finer set for busy athletic week
Dylan Finer has geared up for a double dose of playoff action this week. 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

Squad, passer-by aided cyclist
I wanted to thank a good Samaritan and the Hillsborough Rescue Squad for helping me on July 4. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Ciattarelli's an advocate in fighting wagering parlor in Hillsborough, he says
To the editor: Last week I wrote a letter condemning our state legislature's unrelenting efforts to push legalized gambling into our homes and communities, including forcing us to locate an off-track betting parlor here in bucolic Hillsborough. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Legislator says he's working to reverse OTW law's power over municipalities
To the editor: The author of a recent letter-to-the-editor is to be applauded for his overview of legalized gambling in New Jersey and the process by which an off-track wagering (OTW) business can emerge in Hillsborough, with one exception. Read more...

Lifestyle

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: July 24
Big Band, swing music continues series in park Thurs., July 24 - John Nobile's Summer Swing Orchestra, playing in the tradition of the great swing and jazz orchestras of the 1930s and '40s, plays 7-8:30 p.m. at Ann Van Middlesworth Park (located off Amwell Road on 17 Pleasant View Road). Bring a chair or a blanket. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR CORNER: July 24
CHAPTER A This year is Chapter A's 40th anniversary! Chapter A will continue celebrating our 40th anniversary at our annual picnic at the Falcon Club on Aug. 17. This year, we'll have music with our DJ, Bill Forke of Sparx DJ/MC, who will keep things lively with games and dancing. Wear your red T-shirts! Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project
Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: July 24
Big Band, swing music continues series in park Thurs., July 24 - John Nobile's Summer Swing Orchestra, playing in the tradition of the great swing and jazz orchestras of the 1930s and '40s, plays 7-8:30 p.m. at Ann Van Middlesworth Park (located off Amwell Road on 17 Pleasant View Road). Bring a chair or a blanket. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR CORNER: July 24
CHAPTER A This year is Chapter A's 40th anniversary! Chapter A will continue celebrating our 40th anniversary at our annual picnic at the Falcon Club on Aug. 17. This year, we'll have music with our DJ, Bill Forke of Sparx DJ/MC, who will keep things lively with games and dancing. Wear your red T-shirts! Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project
Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project Read more...

Business

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...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waiters' Race returns to Palmer Square in July
Fun surprises I grew up in a little fishing village on the tip of Long Island, except when tourist season came, when it seemed more like it was a part of the sixth borough of New York City. Anyway, I admit that I'm a seafood snob. Fresh fish to me means you go to the dock and buy it off the boat. So nobody was more shocked than me when I found myself having the best grilled tuna sandwich, ever, at Blue Point Grill on Nassau Street in Princeton. It was terrific. So, of course, I stopped into their fish market next store afterwards. It is full of fresh seafood like I remember as a kid and it also has some very unexpected surprises, like fresh local produce. Blue Point Grill is at 258 Nassau St. in Princeton. 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: Easy ways to freshen up the patio for summer fun
''Summer afternoon-summer afternoon 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...
YOUR HOME: Dreaming of gazebos and Captain Von Trapp
Ever since I watched ''The Sound of Music'' - you know the scene, where the dreamy and worldly Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and shy and lovely Maria (Julie Andrews) profess their love for each other with a song and a kiss - I've thought gazebos were the most romantic thing on earth. Read more...


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