Saturday, January 30, 2010


HNJJ warned you to dress warmly for today's rabies clinic. Some of the dogs apparently paid attention:

Some of the dogs and their people shared:

But, in the end [couldn't resist], it was all about the shot:

Thanks, Dr. Charles!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winterguard Show

The Hillsborough High School Winterguard's Tenth Annual Winterguard Show is this Saturday, January 30th, in the high school's main gym starting at 5 p.m.

There will be over 30 guards competing and food available for sale. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

Congratulations and good luck in the future to the Winterguard's graduating seniors:
The Winterguard Pasta Dinner was great. Let's recognize some of the hardworking Winterguard supporters:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rabies Clinic

With January being the time to license your dog, it's also time to make sure your dogs - and cats - are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations.

Hillsborough Township's next free rabies vaccination clinic is on Saturday, January 30th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Township Public works garage, 21 East Mountain Road (next to the YMCA).

If you have never been to one of these popular clinics, here are a few hints:

It will be cold...its January. Dress warmly; you may have to stand in line for a while. If your pets are not used to being outside or are sickly or elderly...or aggressive toward other animals or strangers, bring an extra family member or friend to stay in the car with your pet until it gets to be near your turn.

Make your life easier, bring along one person per dog to hold them while each dog gets its shot

Have your dog leashed. This seems to be common sense, but...

Cats are usually done inside the old municipal building. With all the activity and other dogs and cats it will be best for your cats if they are in a carrier.

I notice that this year the township is asking you to bring along information about your pet's last rabies shot if you have it.

For other local clinics, go here:
Montgomery Township has one listed for tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd, dogs - 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., cats - 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, at their Public Works garage on Harlingen Road.

The Somerville-Raritan-Manville Health Department also has listed a clinic for tomorrow in Manville at the North Eighth Avenue Firehouse, 10 a.m. to noon.

According to the Township Newsletter: "...All rabies vaccination clinics listed on the website are free to NJ residents, regardless of which municipality you currently reside in..."

I figure you've already chipped in to these clinics with a penny-or-so of your taxes, you may as well take advantage of them!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Winterguard Dinner Friday

The Hillsborough High School 2010 Winterguard's A Night with the Stars Pasta Supper is being held this Friday, January 22, 2010, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the High School.

At 7:30 p.m. the 2010 Winterguard will present its premiere performance of this year's show Don't Let the Days Go By.

Guests will have an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one lesson on flag spinning for an additional $10 donation.

The cost for the dinner is $10 per person, $8. for seniors 55-years-old and up and kids 5 and under. Take-out will be available from 5 p.m. on for $7.

Mark your calendar now for the Hillsborough High School Winterguard 2010 competition: Saturday, January 30th, starting at 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, enjoy these photographs from last year's show:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Somerset County Board of Freeholders 2010 Reorganization

The Somerset County Board of Freeholders 2010 Reorganization meeting was held this afternoon at the County Courthouse in Somerville:

Hillsborough resident Jack Ciattarelli, with the help of his family, was sworn in by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone:
After being chosen as Director, Ciattarelli chaired the meeting:

It is encouraging to see so many Hillsborough residents attending the reorganization and giving their time to so many county committees:

Hillsborough residents sworn in and where they will be serving: Richard Norz, Jr. - Agricultural Development Board, Linda L. Anderson - Commission on the Status of Women, Paul Drake - Energy Council, Tom Cowen - Greater Raritan Workforce Investment Board, Helen Haines and Suzanne Ochse - Open Space Advisory Committee, and Joetta Clark Diggs - Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hillsborough Planning Board Reorganization 2010

The Hillsborough Township Planning Board 2010 Reorganization Meeting was held this evening.

The board members chose to continue Greg Burchette as Chairperson and chose to continue Sam Conard as Vice-Chairperson.

There are eleven board members with one change: Gloria McCauley has been replaced by Robert Wagner, Jr.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hillsborough Board of Adjustment Reorganization 2010

The Hillsborough Township Board of Adjustment 2010 Reorganization Meeting was held this evening.

The board members chose to continue Walter Dietz as the Chairperson and chose Helen Haines as Vice-Chairperson.

There were no changes in the eleven members of the board.

There are no photographs of this auspicious occasion.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hillsborough Committee Reorganization 2010

The Hillsborough Township Committee Reorganization Meeting was held this evening, but there wasn't much reorganizing.

Girl Scout Troop 1052 presented the colors:

Assemblyman (and Hillsborough resident) Pete Biondi swore in re-elected Committee Members Carl Suraci and Robert Wagner:

The Committee then chose Frank DelCore to serve as Mayor again:

The Committee chose Committee Member Gloria McCauley to serve as Deputy Mayor:

Perhaps the most meaningful - and emotional - item on the evening's agenda was the proclamation honoring the late John F. Guerrera who died on November 8, 2009.

He was a visionary Township Committee Member from 1961 to 1966 and 1969 to 1971 and Hillsborough's Mayor in 1965, 1966, and 1971. The proclamation honored him for the foresight and leadership he showed starting the Police Department in 1964, the Municipal Utilities Authority in 1965, and introducing the (then-unpopular) Planned Unit Development concept.

His daughters Midge Guerrera and Susan Niedt accepted the Proclamation.

Photographs courtesy of Susan Gulliford.