Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Photographs

Please take a few minutes to enjoy these pictures of yesterday's Memorial Day activities in Hillsborough. The photographs, taken by Susan Gulliford and George Mariasz, were downsized for online viewing.

For pictures of the Salute to Veterans Breakfast go here.

For pictures of the Parade, go here.

For pictures of the Ceremony, go here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hillsborough Honors Viet Nam Vets

This year Hillsborough Township's Memorial Day Salute to Veteran's Annual Breakfast is honoring the Viet Nam veterans, so I am reprinting "Thoughts on a Veteran" which I originally posted on November 11, 2007:

As it is Veteran’s Day I started thinking about a friend from high school who enlisted in the army just after he graduated.

He showed up late one evening at my parent’s house where I was home on break from college. He had been drinking and asked if I would go for a walk with him. We walked up the road to a little macadam path that turned off the road and sat on a log on the side of the path and as we sat there he started to cry; he had just gotten his orders for Viet Nam.

I put my arm around his shoulders and let him cry it out.

Later he apologized for drinking before coming over and said he had eaten an onion bagel on the way over to my parents to try to hide the smell of the alcohol. He didn’t want my parents to think badly of him for drinking.

I just wanted to tell you about him. It seemed important.

After I posted this I had readers ask if my friend returned from Viet Nam. As far as I heard, he came back. His parents moved and then my parents moved, so we lost contact and I haven't been able to track him down.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On Your Mark...

Sunday morning the Steeplechase Spring Classic foot races were held in Hillsborough starting at Amsterdam School...
It was a great day for running, cool with a few spritzes of rain...
This was a fundraiser for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ.


For more photgrqaphs of the race, taken by Susan Gulliford, go here.

For the results of the Steeplechase 25K Run go here.

For the results of the Steeplechase 5K Run go here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Raritan Valley Chorale Concert

Sunday afternoon was cool and damp, a perfect day to attend the Raritan Valley Chorale concert - With a Voice of Singing - at historic Hillsborough Reformed Church in Millstone.

The concert included a performance by the Hillsborough Reformed Church Handbell Choir.
More photographs of Sunday's concert, taken by Susan Gulliford and George Mariasz, may be viewed here.

For future performances or more information about the Raritan Valley Chorale go here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Monster Truck Country?

Hillsborough Township and Central New Jersey don't give one the perception that there are a lot of monster truck fans. Oh, there are a few kids around with pickups with illegally-oversized tires, but I'm talking about the legitimate Monster Trucks like Big Foot who visited Hillsborough over the weekend.

Yep, we were driving down Amwell Road and saw the Woods Road ladder truck on display at Amwell Auto and Tire...
so we pulled into the lot and there was Big Foot and his/her driver, a real fire truck and firefighters, free hot dogs and basketballs, a few local antique cars, radio station WPST, and a whole lot of local monster truck enthusiasts.

For more photographs by Susan Gulliford of Big Foot's visit, go here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rotary Club Yard Sale

The Rotary Club Yard Sale was held this morning. Great bargains and a lot of choices...

And the Rotary members work so incredibly hard...

Additional photographs of the sale, taken by Susan Gulliford, may be viewed here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hillsborough Arts

The Hillsborough Cultural and Arts Commission presented its 4th Annual Art Exhibition on May 14, 2009 at the Municipal Complex.

The township's Public Art Collection inaugural piece was unveiled: a painting of Assemblyman Peter Biondi by local artist Kevin Murphy.

Artists of all ages were honored.

Although I am a fair photographer, the best I can produce while drawing is one step up from stick figures, my perspective can best be described as shaky, and my colors are, uhm, creative.

Additional photographs of this event, taken by Susan Gulliford, may be viewed here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wilson's Motorcycle Benefit

Hundreds of motorcycles roared into Hillsborough Township on Sunday April 5th for a motorcycle ride and picnic benefiting Wilson's 10-33 Foundation, Inc..

The Foundation was founded to benefit Officer Dave Wilson who is battling Leukemia. Wilson was able to attend the ride:

For more pictures of the motorcycle ride by Susan Gulliford go here. Due to the number of photographs, they have been reduced in size to view online.

The Hillsborough PBA Local 205 website is here.

Friday, May 8, 2009

HEBDC 12th Business Social

The Hillsborough Economic and Business Development Commission's 12th Business Social, held on April 20th at The Children's Workshop, presented another successful networking opportunity for township business people.

HT Business Advocate Gene Strupinsky

Despite the rainy weather, limited parking, and crowded venue, those who attended received valuable business information and the chance to interact with other local businesses, politicians, and organizations.

Four local businesses were presented with plaques: Norz Hill Farm, Glen-Gery Corporation, Angelo's Pizzeria and Restaurant, and The Children's Workshop.

Thanks to Mr. Valcheck for providing bus service to those who parked down the road on that rainy night:
Photographs of the social, taken by Susan Gulliford, may be viewed here. Due to the number of pictures, they have been reduced in size to view online.

For more information about the HEBDC go to their website.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hillsborough Baseball League

April 18th, 2009, was Opening Day for the Hillsborough Baseball League at the Willow Road baseball fields.

While some of us need a little one-on-one help...

some already know the game...

Additional photographs, taken by Susan Gulliford, may be viewed here. Due to the large number of pictures, they have been reduced in size to view online.

For more information on the Hillsborough Baseball League go here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sustainable Hillsborough Family Fair

The Sustainable Hillsborough Family Fair, held on Sunday, May 3,2009, illustrated numerous and diverse ways that our residents are helping Hillsborough position itself as a twenty-first century environmental leader. With projects on display ranging from recycling and composting to a bat-box project to an automobile, there was something to appeal to everyone who is willing to contribute to the future.

For more information on Sustainable Hillsborough go here.

For more pictures by Susan Gulliford of this event go here.