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Celebrate Dad this Weekend in Somerset County!

by Michelle Reedy and Alan Swider

Father's Day is here! Time to celebrate all that dad does throughout the year. Give him a day he will never forget with a delicious brunch or fun activity this Sunday, June 18th! There are so many great options available in Somerset County. Here are our recommendations for the best spots to enjoy an incredible Father's Day with the special dad in your life!


Father’s Day Brunch

The Grain House Restaurant | 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $29 per adult | $12 per child (ages 4-10)

Reservations: (908) 221-1150


The Bernards Inn | 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville

Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $39 per adult | $20 per child (ages 3-12) | FREE for children 2 & under

Reservations: (908) 766-0002


Redstone Grill | 400 Commons Way Suite 140, Bridgewater

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $36 per adult | $8 per child (ages 12 & under)

Reservations: Online


The Landing | 311 Amwell Road, Hillsborough

Time: 11:30 am

Reservations: (908) 281-1288


Stoney Brook Grille | 1285 Route 28, North Branch

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $34.95 per adult | $17.95 per child (ages 4-10) | FREE for children 3 & under

Reservations: (908) 725-0011


Father’s Day Activities

Father’s Day Horseback Ride at Lord Stirling Stable | 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $35 per rider (Friends of LSS members and students) | $40 per rider (Somerset County residents) | $50 per rider (non-residents)

Register online HERE!

Somerset Patriots vs. York Revolution Baseball Game | 860 East Main Street, Bridgewater

Time: 1:05 pm

Cost: Varies based on seating

Purchase tickets HERE!  


R&S Home Team wishes all the dads in Somerset County a very happy Father’s Day!

Turn Your Home from Drab to Fab with the Help of ASID!

by Michelle Reedy and Alan Swider

Looking to spruce up your Somerset County home but don’t know where to begin? Now is your opportunity to consult with a professional interior designer! The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is here to help!

Take advantage of ASID’s "Design Experience…Impacting Lives through Professional Interior Design"! This exclusive New Jersey program is being offered through June. ASID will match participants with a professional interior designer for a one to two hour long consultation. This unique opportunity allows homeowners to experience working with a professional interior designer, learn about their personal design style, and find the right fit for their budget and home.

The cost of the program is $250 per hour. That is an incredible deal to work with some of the best professionals in the business!


Ready to make your home look its very best? Do not delay! Registration for this program ends Wednesday, May 31st.


Sign up for "Design Experience…Impacting Lives through Professional Interior Design" HERE!

If you are interested in Buying or Selling your Somerset County home, give R&S Home Team a call today or visit our website at   

Family Friendly Events this Weekend in Somerset County!

by Michelle Reedy and Alan Swider

Somerset County is a great place for families to call home. With boundless recreational facilities, tight-knit communities, and excellent schools, it is no wonder why. Another key reason is the great family friendly events that occur throughout the area all year round. And, this weekend is no exception! Grab the whole family and check out these events in Somerset County that we recommend for the upcoming weekend.

Sugar Maple Celebration

Dates: Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Duke Farms (1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough)

Spend Saturday and/or Sunday in the great outdoors. This fun and informative event will allow you to tap a sugar maple tree and learn more about the process. There will be nature hikes and activities to understand more information about the sugar maple, specifically as it relates to wildlife, forestry practices, and climate change. Attend a specialty workshop, watch the live sawmill demonstration, and, of course, dine on some delicious sugar maple treats. Register HERE.

March Open Weekend at Bluebird Farm Alpacas

Dates: Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Bluebird Farm Alpacas (44 Willow Avenue, Peapack)

Head out to this charming 11 acre fun to enjoy a day with adorable alpacas! These gentle animals will allow you to feed, photograph, and visit with them. Throughout the day, there will be information about alpaca fiber, as well as fiber crafts and processing. Before you head back home, be sure to check out the unique items in the farm store.

Kids Fun Back in the Day

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Van Liew-Suydam House (280 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township)

Step back in time to the colonial period with your family. This presentation will talk about games and toys that colonial children played with. The presentation will be interactive and afterwards there will be time for play. As an added bonus, everyone in attendance will make a game and toy of their very own. Supplies will be provided as well as refreshments. The cost is $10 per person.

RVCC Planetarium Shows

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Times: See Schedule Below

Location: RVCC Planetarium (118 Lamington Road, Branchburg)

The planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College offers amazing shows throughout the afternoon. These shows are all family friendly and offer different fun and educational information about our incredible solar system. Ticket is $8 for 1 show and $14 for two.

3:00 pm - Perfect Little Planet

4:00 pm - Laser Pop Rock

7:00 pm - Astronomy Tonight

8:00 pm - Laser U2

Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas in Somerset County!

by Michelle Reedy and Alan Swider

Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away. Throughout Somerset County there are so many great options for you and your sweetheart to have a romantic holiday that you will never forget! Check out our recommendations for things to do this Valentine's Day in our area!


Have a romantic getaway close to home at the beautiful The Madison Hotel (1 Convent Road, Morristown) for Valentine's Day. Whether you stay for the weekend or for Valentine's Day, you and your sweetheart will feel like you are on vacation. The hotel is offering a special Valentine's Day Romance Package, which includes a $70 gift certificate for dinner at the delicious Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, a bottle of house champagne, and 4 chocolate covered strawberries. Check the website for price information. Book online HERE.


Too busy on Valentine's Day to celebrate? There are great options for you the weekend before the holiday. Wineries throughout New Jersey are offering Wine & Chocolate Weekends on Saturday, February 11th. Each winery is offering wine tasting, delicious chocolate treats, live music, commerative gifts, and more. Check with each participating winery for more information, including pricing. Have fun exploring the state while sipping on fantastic local wine!

See the Tony Award Winning Musical Once at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (100 South Street, Morristown) on Sunday, February 12th. There are two performances at 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets HERE.


Celebrate your love over a romantic dinner for two at one of the delicious fine dining restaurants in our area. The Bernards Inn (27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville) is offering special Valentine's Day Dinners. Choose either the 3-course Prix-Fixe dinner or the 6-Course Tasting dinner with wine pairings. Both have been specially crafted by the restaurant's executive chef. There will also be live piano music as you enjoy your meal. Call (908) 766-0002 to make reservations or reserve online HERE.

Gladstone Tavern (273 Main Street, Gladstone) is offering romantic Valentine's Day Dinners. Along with the delicious food, there will be long stemmed roses and live music by the Byron Smith Duo. Call (908) 234-9055 to make reservations.


We wish you and your loved one a very happy Valentine's Day!!


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Contact Information

Michelle Reedy and Alan Swider
Keller Williams Towne Square Realty
222 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge NJ 07920
Alan: 908-415-1557 Michelle: 908-872-7266