“”Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.” Les Brown
I am very honored to be given this opportunity to show case Flemington. Let me take a few minutes to introduce you to Flemington and show you around my home turf.
Flemington is a little picturesque niche in Central Jersey, surrounded by the more spacious Raritan Township with whom we share a school district. I believe it is approximately one square mile with about 3500 residents. We have a scenic Main Street, lined with trees and huge planters, always filled to the brim with flowers or plants of the season, making it especially pleasant to stroll around Main Street for the many events there, often overseen by Councilwoman Erica Edwards. I believe we have Mrs. Edna Pedrick and her committee to thank for this planter décor.
Of course many of you may know Flemington for its preponderance of historical buildings, Greek architecture and numerous Victorian homes framed in gingerbread, and its outlets, very notably Liberty Village. There is good shopping here and more to come with the new Shoppes at Flemington that is scheduled in about a year from now.
Flemington is the Hunterdon County seat and home of the famed courthouse in which Bruno Hauptmann was tried for the Lindbergh kidnapping. The courthouse sits directly across from the Union Hotel that housed the media during that momentous event.
There is much that goes on here in this little borough and if you have time or can make the time, browse our website, www.historicflemington.com. People in Flemington work hard for their community and this comprehensive website is overseen and kept current by Councilwoman Brooke Liebowitz. I think you will be impressed.
It is my hope that council members, Fire Chief Bob Bogart, Police Chief George Becker, volunteer groups, charitable and religious organizations, the Food Pantry and Women’s Shelter etc and the schools will feel free to contact me with information and events they would like publicized, as well as using this blog as a forum to bringing certain issues and concerns to the attention of the Flemington residents. This is our forum for debate and information sharing. So your ideas and concerns are welcome here for airing. Please post your comments as a way of letting those who need to know, learn about what the Flemington residents are thinking.
I look forward to chatting it up with you and don’t be shy. It is my dream that this not be Greiner’s blog but Flemington’s forum, used to help build, strengthen and make better the home I love, Flemington.