Bordentown Regional High School students Jessica Martin (left) and Matt Kunkler won first place in their category at the state Technology Student Association High School Conference in April.

Tech club members take first place

The Bordentown Regional High School Technology Student Association Club competed in the statewide 2018 NJ TSA High School Conference on April 14 held at The College of New Jersey.

With over 60 New Jersey high schools participating, Matt Kunkler and Jessica Martin earned first place in their category of creating a children’s story with a technology aspect. They will now attend the National TSA Conference, set for this month in Atlanta, Georgia.

Green Fair back for 9th straight year

The Bordentown City Green Fair will return to the historic Burlington County town for the 9th straight year with more than 60 engaging vendors and exhibits designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

The Green Fair, a free event sponsored by both Bordentown City Green Team and the Bordentown City Environmental Commission, will take place on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St.

At this year’s Green Fair, there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, food from local food trucks and restaurants, including the sustainably themed restaurant, Properly Fueled. Another wellness opportunity includes a free yoga class from Honor Yoga at 10:30 a.m.

Representatives from the Trenton Boys and Girls Club will be accepting bike donations. Bordentown City Police will be on hand for City residents to register their bikes at no cost. Hybrid and electric cars will be on display, highlighting eco-friendly transportation alternatives.

Children are once again invited to participate the Green Fair Passport Program, where our young friends are invited to collect stamps and win eco-friendly prizes donated by Mimosa Goods, a Bordentown City store that sells ethically sourced, fair-trade products.

Attendees can meet all their pollination needs with seed ball giveaways (while supplies last) and the “Pollination Station” where honey, milkweed and other pollinator-friendly products will be available for purchase. Visitors can bring all types of indoor and outdoor plants to swap with one another during the Plant Swap. No invasives.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the ninth Annual Green Fair in Bordentown City. We have many exciting new vendors and exhibits as well as favorites who have participated in previous years. Attendees will once again be given the opportunity to see and learn many ways, big and small, where they can make a difference everyday by living a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Cathy Elliott-Shaw, co-chair, Bordentown City Green Team.

The theme of the fair has always been think globally and act locally. “This year is no different and we hope to see people from all over the state visit the fair and see all the ways we can work together as citizens, residents and as individuals to make a difference and become more sustainable now and for future generations,” Elliott-Shaw said. We have created where people can find ideas for home, school and commerce, ways to protect and preserve natural resources for a more sustainable existence, for us all. We are excited to share the experience.”

At the Green Fair, there will also be free raffles for eco-prizes, live honeybees, live animals with Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, activities hosted by the Bordentown City Creative Team, the Firehouse Gallery, Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalists, the Kiwanis Club of NJ and the NJ Watershed Ambassador.

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