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Drone Zone NJ makes futuristic drone flying a reality

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 12/16/17

Back when we used to dream about life in the future, we all thought we would be cruising in flying cars, living in space and flying our drones.

Now it’s nearly 2018, and yes, you can fly a drone — which is made easier thanks to Drone Zone NJ in Flemington, set to officially open on Jan. 15 in Liberty Village.

“People love to challenge themselves with speed, flips and turning with our drones,” said borough resident Diane Booher, the founder of Drone Zone N.J. “It’s a fun, lighthearted activity that people of all ages can enjoy.”

Courtesy of Drone Zone NJ


6 things to do on a fall day in Hunterdon County

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 9/25/17

As the leaves change colors and the air cools from the humid, summer weather, there’s no better place to experience the fall season than in Hunterdon County, which is nestled on the banks of the Delaware River and surrounded by rolling hills, locally owned shops and historic eateries.

If summer has you missing long weekends away, then head to Hunterdon County and check out some of these fun activities in this varied spot.

No need to head to the city for a five-star meal — Lambertville Station Restaurant features locally grown and sourced ingredients served in a restored 19th-century train station overlooking the Delaware River. (Courtesy of Lambertville Station)


Visit Cranbury, a small town with a big history

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 5/24/16

Central Jersey is blessed with the presence of cities and large towns budding with modernity and innovation, but it also has claim to one small town that can call itself one of the oldest in the state.

Cranbury, a friendly, walkable, 13-square-mile town of about 4,000 people that is home to a historic district, can trace its first buildings to 1698 and was officially created as a township in 1872.

Visitors to Cranbury can get a taste of that history by picking up a self-guided walking tour from the Cranbury Museum at 4 Park Place East from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays or at cranburyhistory.org. They can also email historycenter@comcast.net to organize a guided walking tour.

“Visiting Cranbury is like going back in time, but with access to modern-day conveniences,” said Lina Llona, president of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau. “People are very hospitable and there are tons of things to see and do.”