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    Wyckoff’s Mill fire displaces 8 families, Donations Needed!

    As most are aware, a lightning strike was responsible for a fire that heavily damaged an eight-condo building in the Wyckoff’s Mill community.  All residents escaped safely, but are in need of assistance. Many thanks to all who have responded to the need for material items (clothes, food, etc.); you have fulfilled the need and we are grateful.  However, the need for cash funding to support other needs such as temporary housing are still needed. To make cash donations, please go to, and click on “On-line Giving” at the bottom of the page.

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    Friday Nights at the Lake

    Friday Nights at the Lake June 20th – September 12th, 2014 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Heidi Bak at ( 609) 220-8529

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    10/11 Hometown Harvest Fair

    The Hometown Harvest Fair celebrates its 12th anniversary on October 11, 2014 as the charming, tree-lined streets of our historic Business District set the stage for a great day in our community. The beautiful fall weather brings a large crowd of 10,000 people out to enjoy our usual mix of family entertainment. There have been over 250 vendors and organizations offering art work, hand-crafted items, health and beauty products, home, garden and seasonal items as well as great food.  Five stages of live music and performance, as well as strolling entertainment, keep the crowd entertained throughout the day. We have a Children’s Area with inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo, vendors and a stage with children…

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    Downtown Hightstown, Inc. works to market Hightstown, NJ to the larger Mercer County area

    Hightstown, NJ (October 8, 2012) — Downtown Hightstown, Inc. has designed and distributed 5,000 2012 visitor brochures to promote and market the downtown area of Hightstown, NJ. The tri-fold, full-color brochures are in the process of being distributed to most downtown businesses as well as local houses of worship, realtors, hotels, NJ Turnpike rest stops, libraries, diners, garden centers and institutions. The goal of the brochure is to attract visitors to spend time, and money, in the downtown at its many diverse eateries, family-owned shops and service-oriented businesses, as well as enjoy Hightstown’s quaint Main Street. “This is the fourth year we are producing these brochures, and every year we have to order more and…

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    Hightstown Mural Program Call For Artists

    Hightstown, New Jersey, is looking for artists to design and paint upcoming murals. The public art program invites local artists to submit electronic images of their works for consideration for its upcoming mural commissions. Commissions will generally pay the artist a $1,000 or greater honorarium depending on wall size. Property owners will provide the scaffolding. Selected artist will receive 50% of honorarium, upon selection, to cover the cost of materials. The balance of the honorarium will be received upon mural completion. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis until selections are made. ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 years of age or older who reside in the New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia area are eligible, excluding Downtown…



Book Signing

Working with Arcadia Publishing, Hightstown resident Richard Pratt has authored, “Postcard History Series – Hightstown and East Windsor.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society. Books will be available for purchase at the signing, or online after July 28, 2014 at .   Roasting Post Cafe 120 North Main Street/Across from the lake August 23, 2014/2-4pm


Friday Nights at the Lake

Friday Nights at the Lake June 20th – September 12th, 2014 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Heidi Bak at ( 609) 220-8529

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2013 Window Decorating Contest

Downtown Hightstown’s 6th Annual Holiday Storefront & Window Decorating Contest is back!  We’ve recruited teams of Hightstown High School and Peddie School art students to paint a selection of windows of downtown businesses with holiday themes.  This approach engages students and their families in our downtown business district, generates positive publicity for the town, and promotes a festive holiday spirit while promoting art and community participation.  It also fosters the small-town feeling we strive to recreate; some of you might remember similar contests from your own childhood. Wednesday, January 1st, 5:00pm  – voting closes Students who painted the top three windows will receive gift certificates to Michaels to further their artistic talents. Please, only one…


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Backpack Drive

Every child should have the tools needed on the first day of school. Rise is sponsoring a Backpack Drive. If you are interested in donating school supplies, we are collecting items at the Rise office at 116 North Main Street and at the Greater Goods Thrift Store at 114 Rogers Avenue in Hightstown. Please go to the Rise website for the list of school supplies which are requested. You can call the Rise office if you have any questions (609) 443-4464. For information now – September 4th RISE 116 North Main Street Hightstown


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 or (609) 865-1081.


Hightstown Elks Monthly Breakfast

Monthly Fundraiser Breakfast at the Hightstown Elks Lodge on Hickory Corner Road in East Windsor.  Our famous Omelet station and Waffle Bar, Pancakes, sausage, french toast, home fries, coffee, tea and juice.  Cost is $9.00 per person, kids under 10 and Veterans eat free.  For further information, call 609-448-9894 or visit

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