Sunday, January 13, 2013
When Weis Markets open later this year, they may find it tough to crack Hillsborough's grocery business.
Hillsborough has long had more than one grocery store in town—but for many people, it's just a technical point: The ShopRite in Nelson's Corner rules the local grocery market like Justin Beiber rules pop music. Sure, some may hit the specials at Stop and Shop, or grab some fresh fruit at the 206 Farmer's Market, but the big money rings up at ShopRite. Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets thinks they see an opening in Hillsborough, an opportunity for a store offering a different take on the grocery business. Do you think it will work? Will you shop at the Weis Market when it opens later this year? Take our poll and tell us if you're counting the days or counting the coupons to take to ShopRite this weekend.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Partners In Caring contest hits its goal.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Even though it's winter, weekend events have residents thinking about summer.
March is around the corner, meaning the approach of warm weather, fewer layers and—eventually—swimsuit season. Though that comes as a fearful proposition, a set of free weight loss classes at ShopRite can help with some of those worries. The classes, hosted by the store’s dietician, Rachel Simpers, meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 8, 15, 22 and 29. There are only 10 slots available, so those who are interested will need to call 908-359-0313 ASAP to reserve a spot. Here’s what’s happening this weekend: Rachel’s Recipe When/Where: 3 p.m. Friday at ShopRite. Why Go: To sample dietician Rachel Simpers’ latest healthy recipe. Cost: Free. Summer Camp Open House When/Where: 5 p.m. Friday at Hillsborough Family YMCA. Why Go: You’ll learn about the …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Warm weather hits, even though it's still winter.
What do you do when Mother Nature offers a mild day during a typically chilly month? Get out and enjoy it, which is what many residents seemed to do yesterday. A few friends managed bike rides through town—whether that’s Hillsborough or a neighboring one—because of the warm weather. Other residents in town could be seen running the town’s sidewalks (or roads), clad in shorts and light jackets rather than layers of running tights and gear. We didn’t get to any of the town’s parks or playgrounds, but we’re assuming the kids had a blast playing outdoors. How have you enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather, Hillsborough? Here’s what you need to know today:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hillsborough Police conduct a distracted driving crackdown from March until September.
The Hillsborough Township Police want you to put the phone down if you're driving. That's why officers will be conducting a six-month crackdown on texting and talking on cell phones while driving that will begin in March. The campaign includes traffic patrols looking for drivers on their phones specifically, and will continue until September. Those caught texting or taking without a hands-free device while driving will be subject to fines, according to police. Here’s what you need to know today:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
You know what? Love and flowers is for the birds.
It’s finally the day for love and flowers and…Wait a minute. Valentine’s Day is once a year, but who says spending it single is a downer? Instead of watching whatever’s on prime time tonight while drinking a beer, head out to a local watering hole with friends or have them over for a night in. You can also head to the local supermarkets to scope out the deals on holiday-themed candy. Or, if you’re set on staying home, take in a themed—somewhat—tale courtesy of Last.fm and fantasy/horror novelist Neil Gaiman. There’s a free download of his short story Harlequin Valentine—that has the Commedia dell’arte’s Harlequin offering his Valentine wishes to a modern-day woman—on the site. Here’s what you need to know today:
Monday, February 13, 2012
The following arrest record was provided by the Hillsborough Township Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A vehicle and construction equipment were reported stolen from sites on Route 206 on Feb. 1. A Caterpillar backhoe was reported stolen from a Route 206 construction site on Feb. 1. The machinery was valued at $45,000. A GMC truck and a work trailer were reported stolen from a Route 206 parking lot on Feb.1. The value of the truck and trailer were reported to be $51,000. Other reports from the Hillsborough Township Police include: A Zion Road resident reported that $300 worth of jewelry was stolen from his maroon Nissan while it was parked at a Route 206 business on Jan. 30. Gary Gerstl, 48, was charged with shoplifting $10.69 worth of cosmetics and groceries from the Route 206 ShopRite on Jan. 24. Gerstl was released after processing.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Cleaning out your closet could help Hillsborough High School band students.
Winter’s the time to get a head start on spring cleaning, but items you’re tossing don’t have an end destination in a landfill. Instead, the Hillsborough Band Parents Association will let you drop off old or too-small clothes and other unwanted items from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hillsborough High School. They’ll be able to make a profit from the items that will be used to support the band program. Old indoor toys, household linens, shoes, handbags, regular bags and other items will be accepted during the collection. All items must be in good condition, and it’s recommended that any shoes be packaged separately from the clothes. Clothing and other fabric items should be placed in a well-tied plastic bag. Here’s what you need to know …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A science fair tests students' knowledge and presentation skills.
How are your science skills? The Hillsborough RoboRaiders and Hillsborough Public Library will co-host a science fair for students in grades five through eight on March 8. The fair begins at 4 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Judges will award prizes for various categories, and topics include chemistry, ecosystems, electricity, mixtures and solutions, genetics, and the environment. Children are permitted to enter solo, with a partner or in a group of three, but must sign up with a project description. They can do that by calling the Children’s Desk at 908-369-2200, ext. 14. Here’s what you need to know today: