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Riverfest Celebrates Life Along the River

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in | 0 comments

Frenchtown celebrates life along the Delaware River with acclaimed author.

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Frenchtown Riverfest Sunday Sept 4, 2016

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in In The News | 0 comments

Come celebrate the diverse range of avian wildlife in the Delaware Valley at this year’s Riverfest Celebration in Frenchtown on Sunday, September 4th.  Themed Wings Over the River, festivities kick off at noon and will go until 6pm.  Bird Hatching, a bird parade and a screening “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” will take place at Art Yard. The Paper Boat Riverfest Regatta, a wildlife show, live music, environmental exhibits, great food and much more family fun all around town. Visitors will be dancing in the streets to the sounds of local favorite bands and back by popular demand will be Star City Tribal Bellydancers. Live music will include Jon Savage and the Classic Rockers, The Revalotors, The Wallace Brothers, The Saddletones and Joe Cocco. Eyes of the Wild will be back to entertain and educate us on critters great and small. There will be a variety of local artists and environmental exhibits along Bridge Street, poetry by the river and shops will be featuring in-store entertainment and sales. Kids and adults can take part in paper boat building and boat races on the Delaware. Brokaw Photography will showcase The River Towns Photo Exploration Project. Learn about the rich and diverse heritage of the Delaware River Valley with historian Hal Taylor. He will be at The Book Garden speaking about the role of the river in U.S. history and the environment and signing copies of his book, The Illustrated Delaware River. Rick Epstein will conduct walking tours of downtown Frenchtown at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. cost $10. Meet in front of the Book Garden at 28 Bridge St. No reservations are needed. Epstein came to Frenchtown in 1977. As editor of the Delaware Valley News, he learned much of his history from chatting with the old timers. He also read all the history books and even unspooled some microfilm in the cellar of the county library.   “I tell about the Great Fire of 1878 and the time Sarge Russell’s wagon shed blew down on Louie Gelegonya’s Ford Falcon, which was around 1979,” says Epstein. “I can also show you an old leather mask used in the mystic rites of the Odd Fellows lodge, and explain how the guillotines of France sent our founder running to America in 1794.”   Because hot weather is likely, Epstein has arranged for all the talking and listening to take place in shady places. “The tour takes about 70 minutes unless everyone decides they want the long version,” says Epstein. For more information about the tour, call 908-200-0480.   Riverfest is organized by the Frenchtown Business and Professional Association; and sponsored by TD Bank, Stem Brothers, Shenberger Insurance, H.J. Opdyke Lumber and River Mills at Frenchtown.   Worried about parking? Valet bike service and free park and ride from Artie’s Free Park and Walk from DesignPlan Lighting.   Riverfest will be held on Sunday, September 4th starting at noon. For more information visit or Frenchtown Today on Facebook. Contact Mike Tyksinski at Frenchtown Home and Hardware,, 908-996-2283.    ...

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Huntedon Comic Fest

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Hunterdon County’s first Comic Fest is coming to the main branch of the Hunterdon County Library, Route 12 in Flemington, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Hosted by the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library and The Book Garden of Frenchtown, the event promises to bring visitors into world where favorite heroes and new colorful friends are brought to life. Come meet some of the creators at Marvel – Scott Hanna and Mike Stewart, Robert Feldman, creator of Dr. Shroud/KomikZap, and Project Runway designer, Pamela Ptak. There also will be appearances by the creator of Mr. Pig, John Schmidtberger, comic artist and cosplay queen, Shannon O’Connell and many other special guests. Hunterdon Comic Fest is free and open to the public. Activities include Make Your Own Comic, games, scavenger hunt, workshops and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character. Don’t miss out on a day full of comic fun for the entire family. For details, visit Hunterdon...

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Local Authors Showcased at Milford ALIVE

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

There must be something in the water because the Delaware River Valley is flooded with talented authors and several will be on hand to discuss their work at The Authors Room during Milford ALIVE on Saturday, Sept. 27th.   “This is the second year The Book Garden is hosting The Authors Room and we are looking forward to another great turnout,” said Robert Rando, owner of the Indie bookshop, located in neighboring Frenchtown. “We are very fortunate to have so many incredible authors living in our community and to be able to meet more than a dozen in one afternoon is exciting for book lovers.”   Stop by the Authors Room in front of the Milford Train Station from noon until 6pm to meet an old or soon-to-be favorite author – or in many cases ‘author/artist – including: Barbara Steingas, Kathryn Finegan Clark, Janet Cargill, Phoebe Wilcox, Denise Ann Saldutti Egielski, Edward F. Petersen, Keith Strunk, Kathi Kurz, Christina Paul and many more. For a complete list visit the Authors Room online at   Also visiting will be Nicole Smith from Room to Read, an organization that works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. Room to read also supports girls to help them complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. The Book Garden will be raffling off a copy of Creating Room to Read, written by the organization’s founder John Wood.   Visit for a complete listing of authors and other details. The Book Garden is located at 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown;

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