If you are visiting this web site, you are probably someone who has a love of the outdoors. Unfortunately, this year is already proving to be a banner year for ticks. Please take all possible precautions this fall to protect against tickborne diseases. A concerned member has provided this valuable reference from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes excellent photos of ticks and symptoms they may cause. On page 20, you will find concise suggestions for tick prevention and tick removal.
CDC 2017 Tickborne Diseases of the United States
KGA ACTIVITIES AND OTHER EVENTS
ANNUAL FALL FOLIAGE WALK: "A WALK THROUGH KINGSTON'S RAILROAD HISTORY"
Sunday, October 22, 2 PM
|Kingston Historical Society is co-sponsoring this year's walk, led by railroad historian John Kilbride. We will start at the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal
State Park headquarters building (145 Mapleton Road, Kingston), and head out along the former Camden & Amboy Railroad right-of-way toward Railroad Avenue.
We'll continue across Ridge Road as far as the turn to the Cook bridge, then back again, retracing our steps, and roughly following the former Kingston
Branch/Rocky Hill Railroad right-of-way to end at the Kingston Lock-tender’s House.
The Lock-tender's House will be open to participants for a half hour or so at the end of the walk, where there will be a small exhibit on the “Railroads of Kingston” as well as Paul Kayne's study models of Kingston lock and the "A" frame bridge (once at Kingston).
|To learn more about our guide, read John's bio here: John Kilbride Bio|
The event is free, and all are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated to ensure a sufficient number of handouts. Please email Tari (use "RR Walk" as the subject) if you plan to join us:email@example.com or call 609-750-1821.
KGA ANNUAL MEETING AND PROGRAM--
"SPRING ACTIVITIES OF THE LENNI LENAPE AND THEIR VILLAGES IN KINGSTON, NEW JERSEY"
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum, discussed the significance and importance of the Indian way of life during the spring season, when these people welcomed the return of their food supply--from the waters, from the soil, and from the skies.
Please click on this link to read some highlights of Jim's presentation: Jim Wade Talk
Spearpoints from Lawrenceville, collection of Jim Wade
Grinding stones, axeheads, celts, and hoe blade from the collection of Jim Wade
|Does a tree grow in Kingston that you would like to honor? Now you can nominate it to KGA's brand new Kingston Tree Registry.|
Tree Nomination Form