Hello Frenchtown!

Thanks to everyone who turned out over the weekend for the business district sidewalk sale, the Community Garden flower and vegetable seedling sale and Fit Frenchtown’s free yoga class at Yoga Loka. Many of you also attended the Hunterdon 300th Ode to Hunterdon poetry event at the historic courthouse in Flemington on Saturday night. (A commemorative book of poetry read at the Ode is available at the Book Garden and at future Hunterdon 300th events. Proceeds help support the efforts of the Hunterdon Tri-Centennial Committee.)

More Fit Frenchtown events are coming.

Sunday, May 4, is Fit Frenchtown’s Milford/Frenchtown softball grudge match. It’s also a fundraiser for the Frenchtown Food Bank. The game is 2 p.m. at the ball field on the corner of 12th Street and Harrison Old Frenchtown Field, with the mighty Milford Mayhem challenging the festive (ferocious?) Frenchtown Frenzy for bragging rights. The two teams have been practicing feverishly to get in shape and be ready to give their all. The Frenzy has the hometown advantage, but it won’t count for much if no one comes. Please join us to cheer — and jeer – and bring a can or package donation for the food bank. There will be refreshments for sale at the game. (Please park in the lot, not on 12th Street.)

Fit Frenchtown follows that contest with a more family-friendly inter-borough game against Milford on Saturday, May 10, also at 2 p.m. No experience necessary, all ages and skill levels are welcome! That game is also in the upper ball field at the corner of 12th Street and Harrison. Come on out and join in the fun!

On Tuesday, May 6 I’ll resume my 6:30 a.m. “office hours on the bike path,” this time as part of the Fit Frenchtown program. Everyone is welcome to meet me at the Bridge Café for a daily half-hour/one-hour walk and talk. You talk. I listen. Bring comments and suggestions about anything that’s on your mind. I’ll try to answer your questions on the spot and promise to follow up with answers I don’t have at my fingertips. The walks won’t be too strenuous — figure a four-mile-per-hour maximum speed — balancing conversation with mild aerobic effort. Office hours on the bike path will be Monday-thru-Friday. I’ll try to post a notice on the website if I’m unable to make a particular day (but, of course, you can walk without me.) Call or text me if you’re concerned that weather might change the plan: 908-229-4822.

Borough Council is discussing how best to beautify, upgrade and promote the use of our parks and we want to hear from you at a Town Hall meeting tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 28 at 9 a.m. in Borough Hall. Stay tuned for details.

See you around town,