Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving: TNG

The Thanksgiving decorations prove that it's now
Thanksgiving: The Next Generation!

We remember family members who are no longer around the table, but the future is represented.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Perennial Mums

As promised in the HNJJ post of November 8th, our chrysanthemums have been planted in a nice row in front of the blueberry bushes.

According to several online sites - and my brother the gardener - they should grow again next year.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Township Auction

If you have a need for a tent, a VCR or CD player, sunglasses, a keg, a concrete swan,an oxygen bottle,or, especially, a bicycle, plan on attending Saturday's township auction.

Bicycles always seem to be in oversupply at these auctions, but you sometimes have to think outside the box. Maybe you don't need an entire bicycle, but what about just tires or the special fancy (comfortable?) seat you have always wanted?

While the majority of items on the auction list are from the police department (found/unclaimed stuff), there is an entire section of IT equipment and a few DPW items.

Hillsborough Township's auction of surplus and unclaimed items is being held starting at noon Saturday, November 20th, at the DPW garage on East Mountain Road (next to the YMCA).

The preview starts at 11 a.m.

The township press release is here and the list of items to be auctioned is here.
The photographs are from 2008.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2nd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Hillsborough Township's 2nd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony was held on November 11th at the Municipal Building. The memorial ceremony was held at the township's Garden of Honor, followed by a reception inside.

The Veterans day Ceremony Contributors were: Zubair & Abdul Chaudary, Abdul Chaudary, R.Ph. & Riffat Chaudary MD, American Home Essentials dba Home Essentials, Dilshad Khawaja & Khalida Khawaja, and Nauman & Attya Chaudary.

Photographs courtesy of Susan Gulliford.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hidden Brook Development Application

The Hillsborough Township Planning Board began hearing TJC Development's application seeking approval to build Hidden Brook development off South Woods Road.

The proposed 16-home development would be located on a 22.7-acre lot on the east side of South Woods Road between Sturwood Drive and Township Line Road across from Deer Haven Drive. [The South Woods Soccer field is just to the north.] The site is currently undeveloped, mostly wooded with open field to the north.

As designed, there would be 16 single-family dwellings and one bioretention facility lot [stormwater management facility] on an internal loop road with all access from South Woods Road.

According to their proposal, the homes would be located on minimum one-acre lots and are expected to have an average sales price of $825,000.

The Planning Board began hearing this application at their October 14th meeting, but due to the lateness of the hour it was continued to December 2nd.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheap Autumn Cheer!

Shop Rite put their chrysanthemums on sale this week for $1.99 each, so we scooped up a bunch in various colors. After having them brighten the kitchen and the porch for a week-or-so, we are going to be planting them in the yard. Many local gardeners seem to plant them every year while they are flowering and then throw them out; I don't know if these plants don't last over the winter or if the homeowners are just wasting beautiful perennials.
Photographing plants alone is easy...but trying to add a dog...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Home Court Advantage

The Hillsborough Township Planning Board unanimously approved the application of Hillsborough Tennis Plus to construct an indoor tennis facility on Dickerson Road.

The 31,440-square foot building will be located on a 3.6-acre lot on the west side of Dickerson Road between Campbell Road and Dukes Parkway East. The property had previously been approved for a HVAC contractor facility which had never been built.

Variances were granted for minimum lot depth and minimum rear yard setback and a waiver for parking stall size.

The building will contain three tennis courts, locker rooms, a fitness room, sauna, activity room, and offices. There will be 32 parking spaces.

Residents of the adjoining Courtland Development spoke at the October 14th hearing, expressing concerns about traffic, parking, lighting, fencing, buffers, the hours, noise, and tree cutting on the lot. Half-a-dozen residents spoke in favor of the facility.