Breathe Freely Frenchtown Campaign
Mar31

Breathe Freely Frenchtown Campaign

Sustainable Frenchtown, a group of Frenchtown residents working together to advance environmental, economic, and social sustainability, announces “Breathe Freely Frenchtown”. Breathe Freely Frenchtown Pledge Form Sustainable Frenchtown on Facebook Sign the pledge...

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August 27 – Community Paper Shredding Day
Aug12

August 27 – Community Paper Shredding Day

  Community Paper Shredding Day in Frenchtown   Frenchtown, NJ – Frenchtown residents are invited to bring their confidential documents and files to a paper shredding event on Saturday, August 27th from 9 am to 12 noon at the Department of Public Works on Route 29, near the intersection of South Washington Street.   Please bring only confidential and sensitive materials – magazines and other non-confidential papers should be recycled curbside. The event will end sooner than advertised if the shredding truck reaches capacity.  This paper shredding is available to residents only, not businesses.   The documents and files will be recycled. Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and incineration, saves energy and decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.   The Community Paper Shredding event coincides with the monthly yard waste drop off, so feel free to bring along your brush and leaves as well.   Sustainable Frenchtown is hosting the event, which earns Frenchtown points towards its Sustainable Jersey certification. To learn more about Sustainable Jersey, see www.sustainablejersey.com.   Contact: Holly Low, 732-233-4136...

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Mayor’s Campaign for Wellness
Mar31

Mayor’s Campaign for Wellness

The Mayor’s Campaign for Wellness is under way! Increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have prompted municipalities throughout New Jersey to become more activity friendly. The Frenchtown Green Team, at the request of Mayor Warren Cooper, is launching a Campaign for Wellness. “Fit Frenchtown “ is part of a statewide initiative to combat diseases associated with a more sedentary lifestyle. According to the federal Center for Disease Control, about six out of ten adults and nearly four of ten children are overweight or obese – and the obesity rate has doubled since the late 1970s. “Fit Frenchtown” events and initiatives are intended to help residents get moving by providing activities that are both fun and educational. Nearly all will be free. Mayor Cooper will lead the first Fit Frenchtown event, a one-mile walk along the bike path on Sunday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. The walk will include a stop at the new sewer plant, under construction between the bike path and Delaware River, for an update on the project and some information about water use and sewer fees, and a visit to the Community Garden. The walk/talk is free. Register by sending name and phone number to amarjyothi108@gmail.com On Sunday, April 27 Bonnie will lead a free yoga class at Yoga Loka. Visit the Yoga Loka website and flyer for details. Register by sending name and phone number to bonnie@Yoga-Loka.com Frenchtown Fit kicks off softball season in May with the first pitch against a team from Milford on Sunday, May 4 at Old Frenchtown Field. Participation details and practice times will be announced soon. Less competitive ballplayers can take part in a family-friendly game open to both sexes, all ages and all abilities on Saturday, May 10. Details to follow. In June Fit Frenchtown will hold a “Walk, Talk and Eat,” combining a 20-minute walk on the bike path led by Colleen Tomko of Body Betterment, a short talk on the benefits of movement to the body ad brain by Bonnie Pariser of Yoga Loka and a healthy dinner at the Frenchtown Inn prepared by 4-star chef Andy Tomko. Registration can be done by emailing ftinn@embarqmail.com. The cost of $25 covers the three course meal and includes tax and gratuity. On Wednesday, June 4, Veronica Mausser, Nurse Practitioner at Dr. Liebross’ Frenchtown office, will begin a series called “Women’s Wellness Wednesdays,” tentatively to run from 6-7pm on the first Wednesdays in June, July and August. Topics will include healthy nourishment, movement, and self compassion/self care.  ??Also in the works are talks offered by Matthew Branham of the Frenchtown Acupuncture Clinic  May 2nd and other local healthcare practitioners. Mayor Cooper’s “Office Hours on the bike path” is set to resume in...

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Frenchtown Green Fair 2013
Sep18

Frenchtown Green Fair 2013

Join us for the 2013 Frenchtown Green Fair to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11 am to 5 pm at Old Frenchtown Field in Frenchtown, NJ – Rain or Shine!   The Frenchtown Green Fair’s Mission is to help our communities discover the values of green living and to celebrate sustainability.  The Green Fair will feature speakers, green products and services, and activities that reflect an environmentally sustainable lifestye – gardening, recycling, food, energy, transportation, home and building, and health and wellness.  Plenty of education, entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family! The Green Fair is hosted by the Frenchtown Green Team and the Borough of Frenchtown. Event details are available on our website www.frenchtowngreenfair.com     ...

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