Issue: 2017 May 5
May 5, 2017
One of the Best Places to Live in America
This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Hillsborough Township Committee 
Carl Suraci
Deputy Mayor
Gloria McCauley
Greg Burchette
Frank DelCore
Doug Tomson

Eagle Scout Alex Peter Dimitrov-Kuhl Honored with Proclamation

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci and Committeeman Frank DelCore with Alex Dimitrov-Kuhl and his family 
Alex Dimitrov-Kuhl, a Senior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 489, recently earned the status of Eagle Scout. Alex was was recognized by the Mayor and Township Committee at the April 25th Township Committee Meeting for the tremendous effort and many hours that he devoted to achieving this highly coveted position.

Alex's Eagle Scout project consisted of constructing three bat houses and four birdhouses that were installed on the grounds of St. Joseph Parish in Hillsborough that are ecologically sound for wildlife.  Alex, a previous member of  the Hillsborough High School RoboRaiders team, also enjoys spending time with his family, friends and dog as well as playing guitar in his band Under Orion.  In the summer Alex will return to Camp Ockanickon as Assistant Director of Maintenance and Trades and will be attending college in the fall of 2017 as a Civil Engineer Major.

Alex serves as an example to the youth of Hillsborough Township through his high level leadership and community service, and we are very proud that he is a member of our community.
Eagle Scout Ryan Lipper Honored with Proclamation

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci and Committeeman Frank DelCore with Ryan Lipper's parents and brother, who received the award on Ryan's behalf.
At the April 25th Township Committee Meeting Ryan Lipper, a Senior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 489, was recognized for earning the status of Eagle Scout.  The Mayor and Township Committee recognized the many hours of hard work that Ryan devoted to achieving this highly coveted position.

Ryan's Eagle Scout Project consisted of constructing two handicap accessible fire pits at Oak Springs Girl Scout Camp, which replaced dilapidated fire pits that were inaccessible to disabled individuals.  Ryan organized a car wash to raise funds for the materials to complete his project.  While working on his Eagle Scout project Ryan also held a management position on the Hillsborough High School Robotics team and mentored the Hillsborough Middle School Robotics team.

Ryan, who will be attending Florida Institute of Technology in the fall as a Mechanical Engineer Major, serves as an example to the youth of Hillsborough Township through his high level leadership and community service.
Take Your Child to Work Day 2017

On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces participate in Take  Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day . Thursday, April 28th marked the program's 21st Anniversary.

About 25 children of Hillsborough Township employees spent the day learning about the inner-workings of the Township and the various departments that make up the municipality.

Pictured: Police Chief Darren Powell with children participating in Take Your Child to Work Day.
Hillsborough Elementary School Holds STEM Fair

First Row: Rusheel, Neha, Rashi, Ryan,
Second Row: Jason, Nirav, Shounak, Mitushi
Last Row: Susan Eckstein, Mayor Carl Suraci, and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley

On Friday, April 21st, Mayor Carl Suraci and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley attended the STEM Fair held at Hillsborough Elementary School.  The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were honored to be judges at the event.

The STEM Fair provided an opportunity for students to apply their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics knowledge by creating a project to be presented to a judge.

Prizes were awarded to the best project from each grade.  

Green Living and Wellness Fair Date Set for June 3rd
  • In Partnership with the YMCA - 17th Annual Hillsborough YMCA HOP 5K
  • The Hop is at 8 am and the Fair is from 9am - Noon @ Municipal Building
Learn about Living a Healthy and Green Lifestyle
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Participating local businesses will have informative presentations, displays and demonstrations to raise awareness of the many facets of living a healthy lifestyle, including making sound nutritional choices, making long-term life planning decisions, choosing a green lifestyle as well as many health screenings.

Those organizations wishing to participate in the Fair must register in advance by calling the Health Department at 908-369-5652 or by filling out this registration form.

Poster Contest for School-Aged Children
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There will be a poster contest open to all school-aged Hillsborough residents to design a "Living Green" themed poster. Submitted posters should communicate a positive message on the benefits of living a Green Lifestyle, on an 8 1/2 x 11 size paper. Please include name, address, home phone number, age, grade and school on the back of the poster. Posters must be submitted to the Administration Office by Friday, June 2nd at 4:00 pm for consideration for the contest. All participants will receive a certificate of participation from Mayor Suraci and finalist prizes will be presented at a future Township Committee meeting.

Run in the Hillsborough Hop
Hillsborough YMCA is pleased to sponsor the event which has continued to grow over the past 16 years and has become a fun, spring fitness tradition in the Hillsborough community. The event raises funds that help Hillsborough YMCA fulfill its mission to keep programs and services available to all, regardless of income. 

To register to participate in the YMCA Hop 5K, please visit the  YMCA website 
Clean Up Coupons Available
Coupons are Going Fast, Get Yours Today!

Coupons for access to drop off at the Auten Road Facility are available at the Hillsborough Township Department of Public Works (DPW) office, located at 21 East Mountain Road, Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.  

  • Coupons are distributed on a first come first serve basis  
  • First availalbe date is July 8th - Limited availability for all dates.
  • One coupon per household per year

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Registration Now Open for Recreation Programs

Summer Camp Registration
Summer Recreation Camp registrations are currently being accepted.  Camps for 5 to 11-year-olds are held at Auten Road and Amsterdam Schools.  Camp for 12 to 14-year-olds will be held at Hillsborough Middle School.  Tiny Camp for 4 and 5-year-olds will be at Hillsborough Elementary School.  Camps begin on Monday, June 26th and run for 8 weeks through August 18th.  Information and registration are available on the Parks & Recreation website.

Summer Recreation Basketball Leagues
Registration for the in-town summer recreation basketball leagues is open and the deadline is  May 19th . The program is open to boys finishing grades 5 to 8 and girls entering grades 4 to 9.  The season begins on  June 26th  and runs for 7 weeks.  All games are played at Ann Van Middlesworth Park.  Girls play on Mondays and Wednesdays and boys play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Summer Boys Rookie League Basketball
Boys finishing grades 3 and 4 are eligible for the Boys Summer Rookie League.  Registration deadline is  May 19th .  Games are played  on Sunday  evenings at Ann Van Middlesworth Park beginning on  June 4  and running for 4 weeks.

Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • Full Time Clerk - Finance Department
  • Full Time Police Officers
  • Department of Public Works Mechanic
  • Part Time Building Maintenance Person
  • Part Time Plumbing Inspector
Shop Hillsborough Meet the Merchant: Bentley's Fine Jewelers

Use your Shop Hillsborough card at Bentley's Fine Jewelers, located at 315 Route 206, Suite 901, and earn a 7.5% credit.
Bentley's offers timeless jewelry that will last a lifetime. Create new memories with  Bentley's Fine Jewelers' stunning and elegant pieces whose superb craftsmanship can be passed on from generation to generation.
Design your own engagement or wedding band from its collection of over 50,000 diamonds. With the help of  Bentley's  team of jewelry experts, you can decide on a diamond solitaire, your birthstone...the possibilities are endless! Aside from engagement and wedding rings,  Bentley's  also has a selection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets in certified white or colored diamonds and watches.
Give that special someone a reason to smile and contact  Bentley's Fine Jewelers today. For more information, call their hotline at 908-281-8099 or visit them online at

Hillsborough - NYC Tickets on Mobile Device

Hillsborough Commuters are now able to have their daily tickets, 10 Trip and Monthly Pass on a mobile device.

For more details, Please visit Suburban Transit's website

Special Senior Center Program in May

In honor of Older Americans Month, special programs are being held at Senior Centers throughout Somerset County.  On May 15th, Hillsborough's Senior Center will hold  "Hands on Origami Wreath Workshop" with Joy Cabanos at 10:15 a.m.  Joy will give instructions on how to create an origami wreath using special origami paper and unique paper-folding techniques. 

**Please call (908) 369-8700 to register. 

This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership  Local Arts Program Grant**

News From Somerset County
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

"Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is vital that we understand that anyone can get skin cancer regardless of skin color or age," said Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, public health and safety liaison. "Recent studies indicate that sun damage in childhood can lead to skin cancer later in life, so you are never too young to protect yourself from sun exposure."

"Skin cancer is a serious public health concern.  Every year, more than five million Americans are treated for skin cancer. This year alone, more than 10,000 deaths in the U.S. will be caused by melanoma skin cancer," she said.  "We are urging residents to avoid artificial tanning, to conduct self-exams and to get screened. Melanoma is highly treatable when caught early."

The RCDC is encouraging skin cancer awareness through a number of initiatives, programs, and screenings throughout both counties.  An interactive May skin cancer awareness calendar with sun safety tips, screening locations, and partner resources is available at Dates with an orange star open to tips on how to protect yourself and your family as well as screening information and available resources.

5k Race to Wellness

Register by June 24th

The Somerset County Employee Wellness Committee is partnering with  EmPoWER Somerset to organize the fourth annual 5K Race to Wellness and one-mile Fun Walk for county residents on Saturday, June 24.

The event will be held (rain or shine) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, at  Colonial Park. The GPS address is 156 Mettlers Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873.  Directions can be found here. The 5K course is USATF certified.

"I want to thank the county Employee Wellness Committee and EmPoWER Somerset for coordinating the 5K Race to Wellness for the benefit of our residents and nonprofit organizations," said Freeholder Patricia Walsh. "I encourage residents and county employees to sign up so they can enjoy the health benefits of exercise and the beauty of Colonial Park on a summer day."

Somerset County Election Board is Hiring Voters to Serve as Poll Workers for the 2017 Elections 

Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.

Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election.

For more information click on the links below  or call  908-231-7086


Tuesday, May 9  -  10am  to  noon  @ 40 N. Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
Wednesday May 31  -  6pm to 8 pm  @ 40 N. Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

Coming Soon... New Community Events Calendar

Hillsborough Township will be unveiling a new Community Events Calendar in the coming weeks. Events will no longer be posted individually in the Mayor's eNewsletter, but will instead be placed in one central, easily accessible location on the Township's website. 

The new improved calendar will feature event details and flyers for Township sponsored events along with events submitted by community members. 

Additionally, the process for submitting events to be placed on the calendar will be streamlined. Community members and organizations will have the ability to submit events and flyers directly from the Community Events Calendar page.

Look for details on how to access this new feature of the Township's website in next week's eNews.
UNICO  Accepting Applications for Miss  UNICO  2017

A pplicants must fit the following criteria:
  • The young woman must be at least 50% Italian
  • Must be a resident of Hillsborough, NJ
  • Must be continuing her education
  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years old
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public
  • Must learn the Motto and purpose of UNICO
  • Must attend the: Hillsborough Rotary Fair Special Needs Day in August, 2017 
  • Must be able to attend John Basilone Parade in Raritan, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
  • The successful applicant will be invited to attend: Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser.
  • The successful applicant will provide assistance, however possible, with Comedy Night Fundraiser

Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2017

Community Options, Inc. Spring Golf Classic Supporting People with Disabilities

Please join us on Monday, May 22nd 2017 for Community Options' Spring Golf Classic

U nion League Golf Club at Torresdale
3801 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Fairways for Airways Charity Golf Outing

Event : Fairways for Airways Charity Golf Outing

Beneficiary : Steps Together

Location : Royce Brook Golf Club

DateSaturday, June 24

Time: Lite Open Bar Lunch Reception and Registration at  11:30am, Shotgun 


Cost : $155 (includes lite open bar lunch and giveaways, range balls, greens fees w/cart, lite open bar dinner reception w/prizes)

To participate in the event contact Mike Marchetti me at or  609.439.3935.

To sponsor contact Jason Wacaster at


ARIS/HMS 2016-2017 Discount Cards are on sale now at a cost of $10.00 each, with all proceeds going to ARIS and HMS school programs and staff grants.   The card includes reusable discounts from local businesses; valid through 9/30/17

Businesses included this year are SHOPRITE, Amwell Auto, Angelo, B & C Florist, Bagelicious, Big Bang Music, Bountiful Gardens, Carvel, Chicken Holiday, China Moon, Culinary Creations, Dave's Computers, The Day Spa at Hair Plus, Divine Curry, Dunkin Donuts, Earth Fruits Yogurt, Fruity Yogurt, Hillsborough Cinemas, Hillsborough Vision Center, IHOP, Impact Training, Jumbo Palace, Just Subs, Koko Fit, Kumon of Hillsborough, Lenny's Pizza & Pasta, Mailbox Business Center, Marianna's Pizzeria, Olympia Sports, Renaissance Hair Salon & Spa, Rita's Water Ice, Saladworks, Super Sundaes, Wendy's.   
Special Promotion:  Buy 5 cards, get 1 card free!

If you would like to purchase a discount card, please email Linda at   You can also purchase them via Community Pass.

Thank you for your support!
Event Flyers
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May 12 & 13: Neshanic Volunteer Fire Co. Flower Sale
May 13: HHS Golf Team Car Wash Fundraiser
May 16: HHS Band Raffle
May 20: Family Fun Day for Special Needs Children and Their Families
May 20: Walk
June 3: Hillsborough Hop
June 10: Senior Chapter A Indoor Flea Market
June 17: Boy Scout Troop 1776 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 10-14 - Duke Farms Wildlife Explorer Summer Program
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates

Township Committee Meeting 5/9/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board 5/11/2017 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 5/17/2017 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 5/23/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board Business Meeting 5/25/2017 7:30 PM

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Recreation 2017 Spring Activities Guide
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