While gardens are filled with color throughout the Garden State, Hillsborough blossoms with liveliness as residents get out of their homes and businesses begin to welcome returning or new customers. After such a crucial downtime, the town of Hillsborough is glad to reopen its doors after COVID-19 cases have significantly dropped in the area (1). Even though many things are still affected by COVID-19, such as Hillsborough’s 4th of July Fireworks (along with most NJ counties) (2), there are many things to get out and do throughout the township.
Residents at Claremont Towers may enjoy visiting Duke’s Farms open trails and stop at Duke’s Farms fresh marketplace at the end of a sunny day’s walk. Residents may download the Duke’s Farms App to listen to self-guided tours or follow trail maps on their devices while at the farm (3). What’s more, residents get to pick up a fresh harvest that is locally grown and supports local business. For more information on Duke’s Farms regulations and farm modifications, please visit the following link: https://www.dukefarms.org/visiting-duke-farms/update/. Residents of the township may also be interested in spending family time picking berries at Snyder’s’ Farm where blueberries are currently in season until late July (4). For visitor information, please visit Snyders-farm.com to prepare before stopping by.
While most of The Boro’s restaurants are opened for takeout, delivery or outdoor dining, Old Man Rafferty’s is mixing things up by holding Car Hop Dining and Live Concerts throughout the month of July. Change things up- enjoy a great dinner while listening to live music and being taken away with the music for an evening. Residents may register and order their food online at oldmanraffertys.com- food will be delivered to one’s car during the evening as the show goes on (5)!
Furthermore, Claremont Towers residents who are interested in taking a night off from cooking at home may refer to a restaurant guide compiled by the Township indicating all the restaurants hours of operations and specific food delivery options. Please visit https://hillsborough.311.town, for more information.
Regarded as a Playful City USA Community throughout several years, The Boro stands out for all of its playgrounds, parks, sports fields, walking trails and paths, picnic areas and so much more (6). Hillsborough families or any newcomers may take some time away from home by having lunch outside knowing that facilities and parks are well-kept throughout the year. For a list of what parks to visit and what recreational activity to expect, please click the link- https://www.leaguelineup.com/topnews.asp?url=hillsboroughnjrecreation&itemid=1385499
A Word to Our Residents at Claremont Towers
During these challenging times, The Boro is looking to give back to the community by helping those in need and providing much needed assistance to people who may not have access to essential resources. For any residents looking to help, please refer to the image below with information on needed items and drop off locations.
On a different note, we urge residents of Claremont Towers to take a few minutes to complete their census which is still available at: https://2020census.gov/?cid=20003:census%202020:sem.ga:p:dm:en:&utm_source=sem.ga&utm_medium=p&utm_campaign=dm:en&utm_content=20003&utm_term=census%202020#
Although most counties in NJ will not celebrate 4th of July through a display of fireworks, NJ has legalized the purchase of ground-based fireworks (8). We ask all residents to celebrate safely and check out the following website for guidelines on fireworks safety: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Consumer%20Briefs/fireworks.pdf
Again, a special tribute to all the healthcare and frontline workers who continue to work extra hard and extra-long shifts to ensure the health and comfort of all others, and a kind thank you to residents at Claremont Towers that are inspiring a promising future full of health and wellness!
Happy Independence Day to All!
-The Team at Claremont Towers