Hunterdon County, here are your BEST

Each January, Hunterdon Happening kicks the year off with a bang by hosting the most important people’s choice contest in Hunterdon County– The Happening List®! With thousands of local people, places, and businesses competing in the most competitive Happening List contest ever, a select few have taken home top honors as Winners and Finalists in the 2018 Hunterdon Happening List Competition.

And to the winners go the spoils.  Winners receive awards to display and an invitation to the swankiest event of the year – The Red Carpet Bash.  At this marquee event, winners and finalists receive recognition and party with their fellow winners.  Check out our recap from this year’s soiree (all of the photos and HH TV interviews are published throughout the year on our Facebook page).

Happening List 2018: By the Numbers

  • Total nominations: 2,201

  • Total votes: 39,513

  • Total winners: 269

  • Total finalists: 588

Happening List 2018 Hall of Fame

Throughout the year, we check in with our Happening List winners. From family fun to automotive experts to the chefs behind the region’s best food to trusted health experts and everything in between! Learn more about the people and businesses who took home top honors in the 2018 Hunterdon Happening List Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Winner Gallery

Euphoria Studio
Frenchtown, NJ

Hunterdon Academy of the Arts
Flemington & Lebanon, NJ

Lightbridge Academy
New Jersey & Pennsylvania

ASDC Crossfit
Flemington, NJ

Artiste Salon
Lebanon, NJ

Kombucha Bar
Flemington, NJ

Hall of Famers:

Euphoria Studio Frenchtown, NJ

WINNER, Best Day Spa

15 Trenton Avenue Frenchtown, NJ 08825 // 908-996-3399//

Euphoria Studio started in 2001 as a concept: to provide a space for people to take a moment to breathe. Owner, Melissa Olson, felt the speed of life for everyone she knew was just too overwhelming. So she created a space where they could experience a moment of zen while relaxing and receiving a valuable service. Situated in a 250 year old restored mill, Euphoria is the ultimate self-care haven.

Upon entering the Studio, your senses are immediately pleased – from a Boutique full of the most up-to-date beauty products, organic hair & skin care, a unique mix of clothing and accessories, to a full Salon & Spa, Euphoria offers something for everyone. A visit to Euphoria leaves you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and full of life.

It’s truly a Haven for your Soul!

15 Landsdowne Catering

15 Landsdowne Catering, New Jersey, Bucks County and Philadelphia

WINNER, Best Caterer and Best Chef

NJ/908. 894. 5083 & PA/267-581-9121 // [email protected] //

15 Landsdowne believes that memorable events & incredible food should never be the exception. From Philadelphia & New Jersey to Hawaii & Europe, 15 Landsdowne has created inspired, memorable, one-of-a-kind events, showcasing flawless service, unparalleled execution, and world-class hospitality.  Whether you are planning a feast by the ocean or a non-profit gala, an intimate dinner party at your home, or a once-in-a-lifetime wedding, your event, down to the seemingly tiniest detail, should be extraordinary.

With an amazing team of talented chefs & event staff both in New Jersey & Philadelphia, along with some of the area’s most incredible artisans & purveyors, 15 Landsdowne, can make almost any food or event desire, a reality. 15 Landsdowne does not believe in “standard” when it comes to developing menus & events. Whether you have a forever love affair with an incredible meal you enjoyed while vacationing in Europe, or a childhood food that just HAS to be part of your event, 15 Landsdowne will happily create a custom menu truly suited to you, and your event.

15 Landsdowne Catering & Events- inspired food & imaginative gatherings.

New Jersey, Bucks County & Philadelphia

Hunterdon Academy of the Arts, Flemington & Lebanon, NJ

Hunterdon Academy of the Arts, Flemington & Lebanon, NJ

WINNER, Best Music Instruction

4 Minneakoning Road Flemington, NJ 08822 // 148 Main Street Lebanon, NJ 08833 //(908) 782-4943 //[email protected] //

Award-winning Hunterdon Academy of the Arts has campus locations in Flemington and Lebanon. With nearly 1,000 enrollments, they are the largest performing arts school in the County, serving students of all ages and levels of ability. The school is particularly well known for its high-quality Music Lessons, but has more recently added acting classes to its services. Their teachers specialize in providing instruction tailored to each individual student. This learning environment encourages students to discover their unique talents and then become the very best they can be.

Many of their students can be heard in local public school performances, where they shine in orchestra, band, or musical theatre.  Others have won music competitions and performed as soloists in famous concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Their large faculty of more than 40 teachers are an important part of their student successes. All are professionally trained and carefully vetted to offer Hunterdon families the best Music and Acting instruction available in this County. They are so excited to have won the “Top Music Program” Award for the third year in a row, and are very grateful to those who cast their votes!

For information on how to join, please call (908) 782-4943 or visit

Lightbridge Academy, Locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

WINNER, Best Day Care 

The goal of Lightbridge Academy is to ease stresses of busy, working parents. They know the challenges you face and recognize that in addition to a child’s need for quality and nurturing care, moms and dads have needs, too! This led them to develop industry-leading programs including ParentView® Internet monitoring and a parent eCommunication app which provides parents with an ongoing connection during the day; as well as back-up care, nutritious snacks, optional meal plans, extended hours, in-house extra-curricular activities, parent workshops, and occasional babysitting nights for parents to enjoy a night out!

The term “daycare” is used interchangeably to mean a babysitting service. This is not Lightbridge Academy. They are so much more than just a daycare! Many working parents need care for their children but also desire a high quality early childhood educational program. Lightbridge Academy knows the transformative role they play in the lives of children and parents and take it very seriously. Their educational child care center provides a professional yet nurturing home-away-from-home environment where you and your child will feel comfortable.

ASDC CrossFit Flemington, NJ

WINNER, Best CrossFit

25 Minneakoning Rd. Suite 201 Flemington NJ 08822 // 1 (570)-977-2191 // Email: [email protected] //

ASDC has been serving the Hunterdon Community since 2003. Since then they’ve established themselves as the longest running Martial Arts program, as well as being one of the fastest growing CrossFit gyms in New Jersey. They put the goals of their athletes first; understanding that they are individuals, and not everyone’s path leads to the same destination. Despite your level or physical condition they can cater their programming to fit your lifestyle; come see the ASDC difference offering kid, teen, adult and senior classes!

Artiste Salon  Lebanon, NJ

WINNER, Best Blowout, Best Hair color, Best Makeup, Best Up Do

56 Payne Road Lebanon, NJ 08833 // 908-730-8818 //http://

Artiste Salon offers high-quality styling services to bring out the beauty in you and satisfy your individual needs. All of their stylists are licensed professionals who regularly attend advanced training courses in the latest trends in hair, designed to keep your hair modern and healthy.

Their full-service salon offers a variety of hair care services for men, women, and children to make you look and feel your best. Prices can vary depending on hair length, extent of work, and time needed.

Their services include Hair Cutting & Style, Hair Coloring, Deva Curl Services, Hair Smoothing & Relaxers, Permanent Waves, Hair Extensions, Weddings and Special Occasions, Waxing Services & Eyelash Extensions.

Kombucha Bar  Flemington, NJ

WINNER, Best Brewery

PO Box 992 Flemington, NJ 08822 // 908-336-BUCH (2824) // [email protected] //


Pronounced kom-boocha, Kombucha is a tea that has gone through a fermentation process, which results in an effervescent, slightly carbonated drink that is high in probiotics.

Kombucha is a fascinating drink with a long history. Like quinoa, it’s been around for thousands of years and has been making its way back to foodies and health-food lovers.  Known by the ancients as an “elixir of immortality”  it has been revered over time for its life enhancing qualities.

Visit to find out more about their story and find out where and how to purchase Kombucha.

Maria Rey-Perez

Maria Rey-Perez, Weichert Realtor  Clinton, NJ

WINNER, Best Real Estate Agency

9 W. Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809// Office: (908) 735-8140 // Mobile:908-500-1922 //[email protected] //

Maria Rey-Perez’s real estate company has kept pace, adapting to rapid growth and a changing economy while maintaining exacting standards and integrity. Visit her site to explore the many resources she offers.

As an active, local agent, she is available to address all of your real estate needs. Please call or email when you are ready to visit some homes, or to schedule a free home selling consultation.

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