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Gerald M. Mobus Memorial Fishing Derby
Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Watchung Lake
Watchung’s Fall Farmer’s Market is scheduled to run every Sunday from September 13th through October 25th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Best Lake parking lot. The market will include local food vendors, local produce, food trucks, and entertainment this year including free yoga, zumba and art demonstrations.
Electronic Waste Recycling Moves to Two New Locations for Somerset County Residents
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Watchung History Day, Saturday, September 26th from 11:00AM until 4:00 PM on the Village Green. Don’t miss the Civil War Reenactors!
Free Rabies Vaccination
Free Rabies Vaccination for Cats & Dogs through Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission. Residents can bring their pets to any of the locations below. Cats must be transported in a carrier and all dogs must be leashed.
South Bound Brook-11/7/15 from 9AM to 10AM at the South Bound Brook Municipal Garage (44 Washington Ave.)
Watchung 12/5/15from 9AM to 10AM at the Watchung Fire House (57 Mountain Blvd.)
Green Brook- 11/7/15 from 11AM to 12 PM at the Green Brook Fire House (115 Greenbrook Rd.)
Bound Brook- 12/5/15 from 11AM to 12PM at Bound Brook Police/Borough Hall
The Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission will be offering public flu clinics in the fall of 2015. Please contact the health department at 732-968-5151 or 908-753-8000 ext. 239 for further information. You will also be able to search for clinics throughout the State at: http://www.nj.gov/health/flu/findflushot.shtml.
Summer Schedule: TEXIER HOUSE MUSEUM
The Texier House Museum will open during August, by appointment only.
For an appointment, please call Barbara Diem at 908-756-5949 or Betty Jean Aldrich at 908-755-6575.
The Borough will be implementing summer hours where staff at Borough Hall will be available to the public until 7:00 PM on Thursdays and until 12:00 PM on Fridays. This schedule will be in effect from June 4th through September 4th in an attempt to accommodate residents who cannot visit Borough Hall during regular business hours (8AM-4PM).
Please refrain from feeding the geese in town for public health and safety reasons. Borough Ordinance No. 00/26 can be found in our code book on this website for additional details on violations.
DEP’S DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFERS TIPS TO REDUCE ENCOUNTERS WITH BLACK BEARS DURING ACTIVE SPRING PERIOD
Lion’s Club Eyeglass Donation
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG - 811 (Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground utility lines which will help prevent you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines).
Volunteers Wanted for the following - Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed, Neighborhood Captain Program, Green Team
Effective January 1st, 2015 the Borough of Watchung has contracted with St. Hubert’s for animal control services
2015 Shred Schedule
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:
Some residents have heard about the proposal/request of Pilgrim Pipeline to utilize the PSE&G right of way for the construction/installation of a pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would apparently run from Albany, NY to Linden. We have been advised that some residents close to the PSE&G easement might have received a letter from either Pilgrim or PSE&G providing details of the proposed plan. If you or any resident that you might be aware of may have received any communication of this nature, please ask them to send a copy to Borough Hall either by e-mail to TAtkins@watchungnj.gov or regular mail. You can also contact Borough Hall at (908)-756-0080. Thank you
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