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Chamber News

The new 2015-2016 edition of the Shopper'S Guide is available and is currently being distributed to shops.

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Please look for it at the library and at local participating businesses and keep a copy handy at your home.

Merchants: If you need some Shopper's Guides to have on hand for your customers contact the Chamber Administrator Nancy McLure 908-204-9572.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday July 8
The History of Diners in New Jersey at the Bernardsville Public Library

Thursday July 9
Explore Greenwood Gardens with New Jersey Audubon

Thursday July 9
Artist James Cusmano reception at Bernardsville Public Library

Friday July 10
Art in the Ballpark at TD Bank Ballpark

Wednesday July 15
Metropolitan Museum Lecture at Bernardsville Library

June is All About Children

  • The Bookworm will give 15% off all children's books in the store during June to correspond with the "All About Children" theme.
  • There are events for children daily at the Bernardville Public Library

Visual Arts

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 by James Cusmano
 at The Bernardsville Public Library
by James Cusmano

Paintings by James Cusmano

James Cusmano has been a professional artist and designer for most of his life. A resident of Long Valley, he is a diversified artist working in oils, hand-built clay, ceramic tile design, silk screen and watercolor, but his favorite medium is painting on silk with French dyes. He earned a degree in fine art and design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and studied at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 6:00-8:00 pm

On exhibit thru July 29th

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Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition

The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present its annual Members’ Non-Juried Show, a yearly opportunity for The Center’s members to exhibit work in any media. This year, one hundred and eighteen members participated, submitting works in painting, pencil and charcoal, pastel, photography, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. While the majority of the entries are paintings, the variety of sculpture, ceramics & mixed media continues to expand, showcasing the diverse community of artists at The Center.

Joan Sonnenfeld and Brian McCormack, artists and directors of Hamilton Street Gallery, judged the Members’ Exhibit entries and awarded seven prizes. The “Best in Show” award went to Dorothy Siclare (Millington), Awards of Excellence were given to Michelle Gibbs (Martinsville) and Peggy Santangelo (Piscataway), and Honorable Mentions were awarded to Philip Lee Smith (Basking Ridge), Kathleen S. Hollan (Succasunna), Deborah Huff (Raritan) and Jolanta Talaikiene (Far Hills).

On exhibit through August 29th

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Merchant Events

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The History of Diners in New Jersey
July 8th at 7pm

New Jersey is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Listen as NJ author and historian Michael Gabriele discusses his book, “The History of Diners in New Jersey” in which he gathers important pieces of the historical puzzle (people, events, places, dates, facts and figures) and assembles them into a cohesive narrative that traces New Jersey’s diner history. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested
Click here to sign up

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Explore Greenwood Gardens
Thursday July 9th, 8-11am

Explore this wonderful estate and enjoy pond, forest and meadow birds while marveling at incredible architecture. For more information about Greenwood Gardens visit Registration with Greenwood Gardens is required for this trip; please email or call 973.258.4026. Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ Cost: $10 NJ Audubon and Greenwood Gardens members, $12 nonmembers.

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Artist James Cusmano reception
Thursday, July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

James Cusmano has been a professional artist and designer for most of his life. A resident of Long Valley, he is a diversified artist working in oils, hand-built clay, ceramic tile design, silk screen and watercolor, but his favorite medium is painting on silk with French dyes. He earned a degree in fine art and design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and studied at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
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Art in the Ballpark
Friday July 10

Somerset Patriots Baseball Game at TD Bank Ballpark Bridgewater, NJ
Game time 7:05pm, Fun begins at 6:00pm
Artists painting, Fans painting, & Fireworks after the game.
Discounted tickets $8.00 at the gallery
All to benefit the Bernardsville Volunteer Fire Company and First Aid Squad
"Our Hometown Heroes"
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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 pm

This slide lecture by Vivian Gordon of The Metropolitan Museum’s Education Dept. will acquaint listeners with this new show of about ninety of the artist’s paintings and drawings of members of his impressive artistic circle. The exhibition explores the friendships between Sargent and his artistic sitters, as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art. Free
Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Member News and Promotions

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Wine Spectator 92 Point New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with Reduced Shipping on a Case
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Click for a Press Release highlighting NJPGA players and an invitation to spectators to attend the upcoming NJPGA Junior OPen, which will be hosted at Basking Ridge Country Club. The two-day annual event offers golfers, families and the local community access to some of the best junior golfers in New Jersey.

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July Specials
Gold Facial with Keratin Hand Treatment
Regular $151 Special $119
55 Min Swedish Massage with 25 Min Reflexology
Regular $ 116 Special $ 87
Tropical Spa Pedicure
Regular $ 69 Special $ 54
False Lashes Extensions
Regular $ 59 Special $ 50
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July promos
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Our Stunning Custom Home Needs New Loving Owners!
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Check out our new lower rates today! Let Roselle Savings Bank help you choose the mortgage that best suits your needs, whether purchasing or refinancing.
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O-PA! Performance Academy logo

Summer Fun at O-PA! opaJUMP has great, new classes and will be adding Teen & Kids Jump classes to the schedule. This is a great way for kids to exercise and hang out in a friendly & safe environment. Our cozy lounge and Cafe, featuring delicious frozen yogurt, are open daily. First class is free!
*Check our schedule
*We are still accepting enrollments for our Jedi & Technology Robotics summer camp. Click here to enroll.

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Register now for SHEF’s Summer Enrichment Academy camps & courses; grades 2-12; small class sizes! SHEF announces the “TAKE A SEAT” fundraising campaign! Visit our website: for info.
*Enrichment Academy
*Take a seat fundraiser

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