Hirsch opens Ob/Gyn clinic

   Gregory D. Hirsch, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist at Somerset Medical, has opened a solo practice at 17 South Main Street, Suite 2 in Manville.
   Dr. Hirsch offers comprehensive medical care for women throughout each stage of their lives, including pre-conceptual counseling, birth control, pregnancy care, labor and delivery, menopause and well women care.
   "I am building my practice on the premise that every woman should be an active partner in her health care." Dr. Hirsch says. "As the only physician in my practice, I can take the time to get to know each patient personally and educate them about their health. I welcome and encourage my patients to be involved in managing their own health care decisions, as long as it is safe."
   Although new to the community, Dr. Hirsch is not new to the field of women’s health. He maintained a private practice in Lynn, Mass., for four years before moving to New Jersey. He also served as obstetrical educational coordinator for the family practice residency program at Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Mass., and as a member of the hospital’s quality review board for obstetrics/gynecology.
   Dr. Hirsch is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his medical training at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.
   Dr. Hirsch’s office hours are Mondays 2-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Immediate appointments are available. Prior to their first exam, new patients may arrange to meet with Dr. Hirsch for an informal talk to get to know each other. Dr. Hirsch is also available to speak to community groups on a variety of women’s health topics.
   To schedule an appointment, call 253-0088. For more information visit
Prudential makes appointments

   The Hillsborough office of Prudential New Jersey Properties recently announced its Associate of the Year and introduced two new representatives.
   The new sales associates are Michelle Falzone, a resident of Raritan, and Jorge "George" Garcia.
   "We are pleased to welcome Michelle to our Prudential family," said Lorraine Dowe, manager of the Hillsborough office.
   Recently licensed, Ms. Falzone specializes in residential properties throughout central New Jersey. She has already joined the Hunterdon Somerset Association of Realtors and the Garden State Multiple Listing Service.
   "We are delighted to welcome George to our team," Ms. Dowe said. "He is very dedicated to meeting clients’ expectations. He will be a great asset to our team."
   Recently licensed, Mr. Garcia specializes in new and resale residential homes in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. He belongs to the Hunterdon/Somerset Association of Realtors and the Garden State Multiple Listing Service.
   Prior to entering the real estate profession, Mr. Garcia worked for Prudential Insurance for 28 years. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Seton Hall University and speaks Spanish fluently.
   With time, Ms. Falzone or Mr. Garcia may accomplish what Karl von Loewe did in becoming the office’s "Sales Associate of the Year."
   With more than $9 million in sales in 2001, this marks Mr. von Loewe’s second consecutive year as the office’s top producing sales agent. He was also recently awarded the company’s 2001 President’s Circle award, placing him among the top five percent of sales associates nationwide.
   A member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Sales Club since 1984, he achieved Silver level membership for 2001.
   Mr. von Loewe offers his clients more than two decades of real estate experience.
   Based in East Brunswick, Prudential New Jersey Properties offers relocation, mortgage, fine homes and resort properties services. With more than 500 sales associates and 28 offices serving 10 counties. For more information visit
Neil Hudes receives career award

   Hillsborough resident Neil Hudes was awarded the "Early Career Award" for 2002 by the American College of Healthcare Executives Regents Advisory Committee, this month.
   Mr. Hudes will be honored for being a leading healthcare executive who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to his profession and community.
   "Anytime you receive recognition for contributors to your profession and community it is appreciated. Receiving it from your peers makes it even more special," Mr. Hudes said.
   For eight years, Mr. Hudes has served as vice president for professional services at Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) and Chief Operating Officer for Hunterdon Regional Community Health (HRCH), which provides medical care to patients in the home. Both HMC and HRCH are part of the Hunterdon Healthcare System. He he has served on numerous boards including the American of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey, the Hillsborough Education Foundation and currently serves on the Hillsborough Board of Education.
   Mr. Hudes is an active volunteer fund-raiser for the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community and is the chairperson of "Wishes Come True" an annual golf outing which raises money to grant wishes to acute and chronically ill children.
   The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.
Williams joins Weidel office

   Karen Williams of Hillsborough has joined the Hillsborough-Montgomery office of Richard A. Weidel Realtors, according to Branch Manager Donna Sullivan.
   "Karen, who is a resident of Hillsborough, is very enthusiastic about her real estate career here, and we admire her energy and dedication," Ms. Sullivan said.
   Ms. Sulivan has been a resident of Hillsborough for five years and comes from the restaurant industry. She said she is looking forward to the challenge the real estate industry provides.
   Founded in 1915, the Richard A. Weidel Corporation, Realtors, is the premiere company providing guaranteed quality service to clients and customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For a preview of over one million homes in the area, across the country and around the world, please visit the Weidel International Network of Web sites at,, or
‘Office in the Park’ restoration opens

   Branchburg Commerce Park opened the Branchburg Office Center after a two-year restoration of the historic Van Doren Manor House on the Raritan River at Neshanic Station.
   The "Office in the Park" will offer executive suites in a Colonial country manor alternative to the usual high rise shared by office space. Period furnishings, classical oil paintings, original architectural details, marble fireplaces, pumpkin pine floors, crystal chandeliers, Oriental carpets. Seamlessly integrated is 21st century technology technology, including video and audio conferencing, high speed T-1 Internet access, and digital telecommunications. All suites overlook the park or river.
   Saturday, a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony — featuring the unveiling of a historic mural, painstakingly recreated from the original 1760s hand painted paper installed in the Powel Room in the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum — was held. In furnishing the Powel rooms, which were removed from 244 South Third Street in Philadelphia, the curators were striving, "to create surroundings worthy of such luminaries as George Washington, who was a frequent visitor."
   The Van Doren Manor House, which dates from the early 1700s with period additions into the 1820s, was built on the Dobie Plantation, tracing back to the purchase by John Dobie in 1685 from the Proprietors of East Jersey who had received rights from King George 1st. A pre-Revolutionary cemetery exists within the grounds, which holds the remains of many soldiers and officers who fought in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
   This event commemorates the completion of the initial phase of the rehabilitation of an abandoned heavy industrial site, which suffered until recently from significant environmental contamination, as well as the ravages of Hurricane Floyd. As the second phase of the rehabilitation proceeds, the last vestiges of heavy industry have been removed. The site is once again environmentally pure, and the 110,000 square feet of buildings are being renovated and adapted to a less intense, neighborhood friendly complex.
   Progress is well underway in this new direction subsequent to the recent passage of a Branchburg Township Zoning resolution. Several high technology tenants are in place and preparations to provide incubator space, laboratory space, prototype shop space, warehouse space, manufacturing/assembly facilities, artisan/craftsman shops, and service business facilities are near completion. It is anticipated that the newly renovated complex will appeal particularly to tenants in high technology and medical/pharmaceutical fields seeking a campus setting.
Royce Brook offers musical treat

   Royce Brook Golf Club’s Knickers Restaurant is showcasing "cool" entertainment guaranteed to heat up Thursday and Friday nights from 5:30-10 p.m., all summer.
   Every Thursday, start the weekend early in a New York state of mind with pianist John Korba putting you in the super clubs of New York complete with Martini Bar and special entrees. Don’t miss Blues Nights every Friday, featuring the David Humm Quartet complete with house drinks and entrée specials, dripping with Southern hospitality.
   And, every day, between 5 and 7 p.m., listen for the Royce Brook Piper because when he plays, get ready … it’s happy hour.
   Royce Brook’s elegantly appointed, 12,000 square foot clubhouse, the Veranda and the all-weather, Highlander Pavilion, 75’x65′, feature the natural beauty of the picturesque with sumptuous and creative cuisine.
   Royce Brook Golf Club is one of America’s great corporate golf facilities offering upscale daily fee play. Tailor-made for the golf purist, Royce Brook’s 4-Star East and West Steve Smyers’ designed courses are located on 440 acres of gently rolling terrain incorporating meadows, forests and wetlands. The West Course will be exclusive to corporate members beginning in 2003 and the East Course will remain open for daily-fee play, tournaments and outings.
   Royce Brook Golf Club offers a state-of-the-art 24 acre-practice facility, two 10,000-square-foot putting greens and is home to the Academy of Golf founded by world-renowned golf instructor Mike Adams and is ranked among the top 25 gold schools nationwide by Golf Magazine. Call (888)434-3673 or log-on to