Events

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    Environmental Fair

    Join friends and neighbors at St. Anthony’s Environmental Fair, from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Rainbow the CLown and Mr. T will entertain with a puppet show, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. There will be exhibits: local high school projects, preschool artwork, organic gardening, eco-friendly cleaning products, reusable bags, crafts from recycled materials, alternatives to plastics and pesticides, and many other displays that show easy ways to protect the environment. Children can design their paper bags and fill them from the popcorn machine. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. For more information contact Lenore Isleib at lrisleib@aol.com   St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Gym 156 Maxwell Ave. Hightstown,…

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    Mayor’s “Shining Star” Gala

    Mayor’s “Shining Star” Gala to Benefit Better Beginnings Child Development Center. Mayors Janice S. Mironov of East Windsor and Lawrence D. Quattrone of Hightstown publicly honor individuals, businesses and organizations who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment to the welfare of others: This year’s recipients are: Lifetime Achiever Awards: Joan A. Gordon and Edward M. Kelley; Organization Award: Hightstown Elks Lodge 1955; Business Award; The Americana Diner and Youth Award: Youth Disciples Group of the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown. Holiday Inn of East Windsor 399 Monmouth Street East Windsor, NJ Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:00 – 10:00PM http://www.betterbeginnings.net/    

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    Downtown Flowers

    Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner! Soon we hope to see downtown Hightstown in full bloom again with hanging flower baskets adorning the light posts, Memorial Park, the Fountain at the Point and other public areas. While some believe that these beautiful flowers are purchased by Hightstown Borough, they are in fact provided each year by the generosity of our local business owners, residents and friends who care about our town. To keep this project going (this is our thirteenth year), we need your help! Downtown Hightstown, Inc.* is asking local business owners, residents and friends to donate $50 (the cost of one basket of flowers) to help us meet our…

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    Hightstown Triathlon

    The Hightstown Triathlon is a sprint triathlon in Central Jersey. Come take a splash in Peddie Lake – and run and ride through downtown Hightstown. Proceeds go towards the Parks and Recreation Commission. Hightstown Triathlon on Facebook      

News

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Hightstown’s historic preservation commission to bestow ‘Steward of Hightstown History’ award

By Nicole Mulvaney | Times of Trenton on February 28, 2015 at 7:32 AM, updated February 28, 2015 at 7:33 AM For the first time, Hightstown’s historic preservation commission is seeking to bestow an award to a homeowner demonstrating a long-term commitment to preservation through maintenance, restoration or rehabilitation of their property. “We want to just really make a point of thanking people for what they’re doing to their homes to really spruce them up, renovate them and bring them back or close to their original glory and reinforce the historic character of Hightstown,” commission chair Rick Pratt said. The idea of granting a Steward of Hightstown History award has been discussed for about four…

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Hightstown seeks to become ‘Classic Town,’ joining Bordentown City and other N.J., Pa. towns

By Nicole Mulvaney | Times of Trenton on March 02, 2015 at 7:42 PM, updated March 02, 2015 at 8:12 PM The borough is enlisting help from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to promote Hightstown as a place residents are proud to call home. Hightstown’s historic preservation commission is proposing the borough apply to become a “Classic Town,” described by the planning commission as one rich in history and business, recreational and entertainment opportunities. The borough’s commission would compile information for the group to use mainly for marketing purposes, but also as a way to attract new developers to an older town just over a square mile in size, Cilurso said. “It’s sort of…

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12 Farms Restaurant to open in downtown Hightstown with farm-to-table focus

By Nicole Mulvaney | Times of Trenton on February 03, 2015 at 10:01 AM, updated February 03, 2015 at 10:05 AM The kitchen was Rennie DiLorenzo’s playground while growing up in Westford, Massachusetts, as the youngest of six children. He learned the art of cooking from his mom while his father worked in the military. “We didn’t have a lot of money, so we relied heavily on what we grew for food,” said DiLorenzo, who moved from Manhattan to Hightstown about a year ago. “We all helped out in the kitchen.” With decades of cooking experience and a degree from Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, DiLorenzo is opening his first restaurant in downtown Hightstown…

Fundraisers

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Mayor’s “Shining Star” Gala

Mayor’s “Shining Star” Gala to Benefit Better Beginnings Child Development Center. Mayors Janice S. Mironov of East Windsor and Lawrence D. Quattrone of Hightstown publicly honor individuals, businesses and organizations who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment to the welfare of others: This year’s recipients are: Lifetime Achiever Awards: Joan A. Gordon and Edward M. Kelley; Organization Award: Hightstown Elks Lodge 1955; Business Award; The Americana Diner and Youth Award: Youth Disciples Group of the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown. Holiday Inn of East Windsor 399 Monmouth Street East Windsor, NJ Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:00 – 10:00PM http://www.betterbeginnings.net/    

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Downtown Flowers

Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner! Soon we hope to see downtown Hightstown in full bloom again with hanging flower baskets adorning the light posts, Memorial Park, the Fountain at the Point and other public areas. While some believe that these beautiful flowers are purchased by Hightstown Borough, they are in fact provided each year by the generosity of our local business owners, residents and friends who care about our town. To keep this project going (this is our thirteenth year), we need your help! Downtown Hightstown, Inc.* is asking local business owners, residents and friends to donate $50 (the cost of one basket of flowers) to help us meet our…

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Support the Greenway Walking Bridge Project!

Fundraising goal:  $65,000-$75,000   -   Donations raised to date: $43,000 Visit the Greenway Bridge Committee’s webpage for proposed bridge design, and more info. If you wish to make a donation to the bridge project, checks can be made payable to the Borough of Hightstown (designate the check to support the Greenway Walking Bridge) and mailed to 148 North Main Street, Hightstown, NJ, 08520. For more information about the bridge project, contact Darek Hahn, Committee Chair, at darekleo@yahoo.com or (609) 865-1081.

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