Post Views: 10,560 Live and in Person – On the Green in Basking Ridge Village – Dec. 24 @6:55pm Every year on December 24th for 99 years starting promptly at 7pm on what’s known as “The Green”, residents, families, friends,… Read More »The Basking Ridge Christmas Eve Community Sing & the History
2021 Holiday MLH Magazine
Mr. Local History Online Magazine – a free magazine with stories about local history and events in New Jersey.
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Post Views: 3,521 Every year the Basking Ridge Fire Company accepts a large evergreen tree donated by a local resident or business. The all volunteer Basking Ridge Fire Company members take responsibility for cutting the tree down and placing it… Read More »History of the Basking Ridge Fire Company and the Town Christmas Tree
Post Views: 371 Join the community on December 4th in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge as they kick off the holiday season as the Mr. Local History Project is donating over 500 limited edition holiday cards to the community at Saturday’s… Read More »Holiday Greeting Cards Scream Local
Post Views: 735 What better way to give back to our hometown then to give not just one, but TWO trees to the community. The Mr. Local History elves present our 2021 editions called the “Tooth Fairy Tree” and “His-TREES”… Read More »Tis the Season – Two Trees that Will Warm Your Heart
Post Views: 683 The 2021 edition of the Mr Local History Holiday Boutique is OPEN. Give the gift of locally made limited edition keepsakes and collectibles to give or to decorate your home. Your purchases go towards funding our annual… Read More »The Holiday History Boutique is Open
Post Views: 2,683 The historic Vanderveer House in Bedminster celebrates the holiday season with Colonial Christmas in 2021. Who likes history? Who likes Christmas? There’s an event that’s been going on just after Thanksgiving for 16 years at a beautifully… Read More »Colonial Christmas Holidays in Bedminster
Post Views: 3,009 If it wasn’t for this event, the world might have had a different look. Basking Ridge, New Jersey’s most famous Incident occurred at about noon time on December 13,1776. General Charles Lee (1731-1782), was “alarmed” by Major… Read More »December 13 – The Day that Altered American History Happened in Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Post Views: 1,074 Childhood Winters in Cranford, New Jersey Or as I like to say “Memories from the Frozen Venice of New Jersey.” Retrospective: As a writer for New Jersey’s Mr. Local History Project I recently wrote about skating on… Read More »Retrospective: Winter as a Kid on Cranford’s Rahway River
Post Views: 1,051 The Peapack Ski Tow was One of the First Ski Businesses in New Jersey At one time, New Jerseyans had their pick of a dozen or so smaller hills where beginners could get a feel for the… Read More »Peapack Ski Tow -Ski Areas We’ve Lost in New Jersey
Post Views: 1,111 One of the best memories growing up in Westfield New Jersey was winter skating on an iconic pond that sat adjacent to the Municipal Building just east off the town center. What is now a distant memory,… Read More »Retrospective: Winter as a Kid on Westfield’s Mindowaskin Pond
Post Views: 25,897 Someone asked the question “Where did the term cold as balls come from and why do they say it?” That got us to thinking about another saying, Cold as a Witch’s tit. We had our mission. Man… Read More »Origins of Cold as Balls and Cold as a Witch’s Teet
Post Views: 1,184 The Mr. Local History Project is probably the “smallest of small businesses” and needs your support. We have great gifts that bring fun and memorable local history to all! Please consider #justoneitem. It makes a big difference… Read More »SHOP LOCAL – Small Business Saturday is Everyday!
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