Issue: 2017 May 19
May 19, 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

Route 206 between Old Somerville Road and Brooks Blvd. between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 amFriday (5/19), Monday (5/22) and Tuesday (5/23) will have traffic reduced to one lane.  Intersections along this route may also be closed.  Drivers can expect delays throughout this area.  This closure is for milling and repaving.  Please plan alternate routes if possible to avoid the area.
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's 10 branches will be closed Tuesday, May 23.  
All branches will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday, May 24.
Hillsborough Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Pictured: Committeeman Doug Tomson, CEO & Owner at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare Don Pelligrino, Bridgeway Administrator Andy Harris, Foothill Acres' Representatives Deborah Sacks-Wihner and Mary Ann Buteau, and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley 
At the May 9th Township Committee Meeting, Mayor Suraci and the Township Committee declared the week of May 14 to 20, 2017, as National Nursing Home Week, a week to honor both our vulnerable citizens who receive care and the dedicated ones giving care.

Skilled nursing care centers throughout our area are holding events in observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 14 to 20, 2017, using this year's theme of "The Spirit of America,".

Hillsborough Township is committed to quality health care, and eager to promote the theme "The Spirit of America." The Mayor urged all citizens to visit a loved one, family member or friend residing in any care setting and offer a kind word, a personal touch, and spend time participating in various activities to unite those from all walks of life in need of our continuing love and support.
Adult Day Center of Somerset County Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Pictured: Committeeman Doug Tomson, ADC Board Members  Ken Scherer and Dave Mendez, ADC Director of Development Hilary Kruchowy, and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley
The Adult Day Center of Somerset County, a nonprofit agency committed to providing high quality, affordable day care services for disabled and elderly residents and support for care-giving families, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  

The center originally opened in 1976 in a Bound Brook church basement and has since been relocated to Bridgewater.  The ADC serves all of Somerset County, providing therapeutic activities, daily exercise programs, nursing and personal care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, consultant pharmacy, entertainment and outings. The ADC has also supported thousands of caregivers during their caregiving journey and selfless mission of helping their loved one age in place.

On May 9th, Mayor Carl Suraci and the Township Committee presented the ADC with a proclamation, recognizing the need to raise awareness of this valuable organization to the residents of Hillsborough.

Girl Scouts Learn about Women in Leadership Roles from Deputy Mayor McCauley

Pictured: Annabelle Zendt, Sierra Skala, Emily Jones, Kylie Norris, Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley, Heather Suraci, Emily Tompkins, and Emma Quinn.
At their meeting on April 30th, 8th grade Girl Scout Troop 60320 was paid a visit by  guest speaker  Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley.  

The Deputy Mayor discussed  women in leadership roles and the importance of public speaking with the Girl Scouts who are working to earn their Public Speaking Badge.

The meeting was led by troop member  Heather Suraci, introduced the girls to  the PREP format, and addressed different techniques for impromptu speaking, classroom presentations and talking to adults. Each girl then did a 1-2 minute speech about what they are looking forward to most or afraid of most about going into high school. The activities helped the girls to become more comfortable with public speaking.  Girl Scout Troop 60320 is led by Stacey Skala and Jessica Zendt.
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
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Learn about Living a Healthy and Green Lifestyle
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.

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Poster Contest for School-Aged Children
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.

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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
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 4th  and running for 4 weeks.

Clean Up Coupons Available
Limited availability for all dates

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 29th
  • One coupon per household per year
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Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • Plumbing Inspector - Part Time
  • Technical Assistant/Office Clerk - Part Time
  • Building Inspector - Part Time
  • Department of Public Works Mechanic
  • Part Time Building Maintenance Person

What is "High Ding" in Plain Sight in Your House?

You won't believe what's been 'high-ding' in plain sight, and what you're missing could kill your kids. Drug use, intoxication and concealment have benefitted from dramatic advances in science and commercial creativity. Every element, from sale, to delivery, to possession and use is now effectively accomplished right under the nose of parents and officials. This riveting presentation drags all these secrets into the light of day; giving communities the real opportunity to save lives.

Can you reliably detect intoxication? Is it safe to have Korova cookies at your next party? Is vaping really harmless? Have you actually be buying illegal drugs for your kid without knowing it? What does Robitussin have to do with heroine use? Is that graphic T-Shirt screaming drug use for all to see? Why are so many kids today becoming poly-drug users before they even graduate high school?

More that 16% of American teens grow up to be drug addicts, but we can protect yours. Register for this class and get an amazingly rare look behind the drug scene. With over 100 hands-on displays of drug placebos, popular paraphernalia, concealment devices and subtle danger signs, this is the most visually stunning and practically informative drug prevention class in the country. Combined with our nationally acclaimed, expert instructor, you will be entertained, enlightened and empowered to make a real difference in your community. 

Police Unity Tour Rides Through Christian Nurturing Center

On the morning of May 10th, Christian Nurturing Center students and families cheered on the Police Unity Tour as it rode by the preschool.   Officer Dave Brown, an 8 year veteran of the Hillsborough Township Police Department, organized the event and provided flags for the children to wave as they rode by. 

The children wished the officers luck as they prepared to travel to Washington, DC for the 2017 Police Unity Tour Ride, which departed New Jersey on May 10th and arrived in Washington, DC on May 12th.

The purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to  raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.
Hillsborough Express Commuter Service 

Offered By:  Coach USA
Weekday express service between Hillsborough, NJ and Midtown Manhattan. 

Operates:  Monday - Friday,  excluding holidays .

Buy Online
Tickets and passes purchased on Suburban Transit's website can either be printed or displayed on your mobile device. Look for the link to print or view your tickets on the confirmation screen after making payment or in the order confirmation e-mail.

News From Somerset County
Are you a Centenarian? Somerset County Wants to Know

The county  Office on Aging and Disability Services   is looking to identify residents who will be age 100 or older in 2017.

Family members or caregivers of centenarians are asked to contact Elder Services Administrator Cynthia Voorhees at (908) 704-6349 or Completed forms may be faxed to (908) 595-0194 or mailed to the attention of Cynthia Voorhees, Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876. The deadline is Monday, May 22.
NJAC Names Business Award for Freeholder Peter Palmer

The New Jersey Association of Counties has named its business associate of the year award in honor of Somerset County's freeholder director.

The naming of the Peter S. Palmer Business Associate of the Year award recognizes the longtime freeholder's "tireless dedication and commitment to NJAC and county government," according to NJAC Executive Director John G. Donnadio. The award this year went to Primepoint, a human resource and payroll management company.

"I would certainly not be in this position if it were not for him, and I'm not sure where NJAC would be if it were not for his leadership and integrity while serving as president of the association during a difficult time," Donnadio said.

Duke Farms Farm Market Now Open
Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm  

The Farm to Table Market at Duke Farms is now open for the season. The Market features several vendors offering a variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, crafts and wine.

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 June15, 2017

Island Beach State Park to Host Annual Ocean Fun Day on Saturday, May 20
Diamondback Terrapins To Be Released As Part Of Family-friendly Event That Pairs Activities With Education About Fragile Coastal Ecosystem

Island Beach State Park, the jewel of New Jersey's State Park System, will give visitors an opportunity to watch the release of young diamondback turtles into their natural habitat, as well as other youth-oriented environmental activities during Ocean Fun Day on Saturday, May 20th.

This year's 14th annual Ocean Fun Days are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County, and on Sunday, May 21 at the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium's headquarters in the historic Fort Hancock section of Sandy Hook in Monmouth County. Admission and parking are free. A free shuttle bus will be available at both parks to take visitors to tour sites.

Ocean Fun Day events encourage visitors to enjoy a day outdoors while learning about New Jersey's coastal ecosystem through educational displays, nature tours and interactive programs that include seining, crafts, a scavenger hunt, touch tanks, youth fishing clinics and more.

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

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

Union League Golf Club at Torresdale
3801 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates

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

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