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Gov. Livingston Girls Lacrosse Off to Solid Start

April 5, 2014 at 6:16 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls lacrosse team has rebounded from their season opening loss to Vernon (10-8) with explosive back to back wins this past week against Elizabeth (11-1), Passaic Valley (16-2), and on Saturday they defeated Kittattinny (12-8).  The Lady Highlander's are currently undefeated in their conference.

So far, so good... 

The Lady Highlanders, under the new leadership of head coach Nicole Testa, is working on installing different defensive sets to respond to varying game scenerios.

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"A lot of times we need the ball back quickly in close games, specifically, Vernon last week --  we have added these defenses in order to adapt to our leads or deficits," said junior center Julia Martin.

With the strong midfield, they have been cutting through to create open pass opportunities, moving the ball up the field. "We have very strong midfield transition this year, which is awesome," said Martin.

"Our midfield transition and solid defense have been key parts of our success," said Coach Testa.

With the strong attackers and a set of plays which they work on diligently at every practice, the team is optimistic in continuing their wins and positive mentality to bring a high level of play to each game.

Cheer on the Lady Highlanders as they play Lenape Valley on Tuesday, April 8 at Snyder Avenue Field in Berkeley Heights at 4 p.m.

 

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Registration Begins Next Week for Indoor Riding Lessons at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge

December 3, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Winter weather doesn't have to mean the end of horseback riding for equestrians in Basking Ridge and nearby. The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that registration will begin next Saturday, Dec. 10, for a 10-week session of Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Lessons are ...

Holiday Specials for Personal Training

Stay active this winter and get in shape for the spring!  Whether you are looking for a meaningful gift or a way to get healthy, the Summit Area YMCA has a variety of options that will be sure to help you and your family reach your goals this winter season! Take advantage of our holiday personal training specials available at both the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA to get healthy and ...

Cures Bill Passes, Securing Lance Victories

 Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the U.S. House.  Lance, the chair of the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus and a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Committee, praised the landmark bill which has been two years in the making:

“This legislation is for anyone who has lost a loved one from cancer,  had a ...

Annual Christmas Community Celebration: 'Night of Songs and Carols' is Dec. 8

"Tis the Season," with these words we continue to celebrate all that we are thankful for and share the joy and spirit of Christmas.  A tradition that has taken its place in the "not to be missed" events in Berkeley Heights is the Christmas Community Concert hosted by Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

This year's event is on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 ...

BH Town Council, Where's the Zero?

November 23, 2016

To the editor: 

In a recent Mayor’s Roundtable, the town council mentioned that Berkeley Heights uses zero-based budgeting. The Nov 17, 2016 stream of the Mayor's Roundtable explained the budgeting process and made it clear that Berkeley Heights is not using ZBB by any definition of the term.  

Our council used to have five or six budget review meetings to publicly go ...

Unwanted guests leave a bad taste

Dear Editor,

Last Friday night, six friends gathered at a local Italian restaurant to catch up about the week's surprise events and enjoy each other's company.   Our dinner was interrupted by a surprise serving of bigotry and intolerance.

A different couple, strangers who had just ended their dinner, approached our table and interjected their opposing views on the ...

Union County Community Pulls Together for Pollinators

November 20, 2016

A multi-age civic partnership is transforming a roadside parcel of County parkland into a lush, natural habitat for the endangered Monarch butterfly and many other valuable pollinators including butterflies, bees and birds.

“This new meadow will serve as a valuable teaching tool for the thousands of children and adults who visit Trailside every year,” said Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Invites Volunteers to Help Assemble Christmas Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

November 19, 2016

MANVILLE, NJ  - Volunteers are invited to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble Christmas care packages for shipment to US troops overseas on Saturday, Nov.19th at  the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

This is the 12th consecutive year the VFW has hosted the holiday packing; hundreds of volunteers turn out each year to help pack in excess of 1,000 care ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

The Mayor's Roundtable November Edition

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by citizens. 

Included in this episode are discussions regarding the next step to creating a Peppertown Park committee; Board of Education ...

Shannon's six week transformation story

Shannon just finished her 6 Week Transformation, here were her results: 

Dropped 2 Pant sizes
Energy Level went from a 2 to a 9
Confidence level from a 5 to a 9

She was very happy and satisfied with these results, but the best result was taking her focus off the scale! For years Shannon only measured her success for her health by weight loss.

When we sat down in the ...

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Which is Best: Lump Sum or Pension Annuity?

Is a lump sum offer from an employer a better choice than a pension annuity for life? The former provides an immediate up-front amount (say $300,000), but the pension annuity gives you a stream of payments for life (example: $1,350 per month). A number of employers dangle a lump sum offer to employees in part to remove future liabilities from their balance sheets. It’s tempting for ...

Chris Brown Named President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Brown to President of the 21-office real estate brokerage headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Previously serving as Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, Brown is a member of the company’s ownership team along with Bill Keleher, Seymour and Nancy Litwin, and Steve Janett.

Local Students Lend a Hand at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Gov. Livingston seniors Hannah Probst and Gillian Mitreuter walk in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade for the second yea.. Last year they were a part of the 'All star' baseball clown group and this year they were a part of the first ever Girl Scout float group.

"It was such an honor walking with the Girl Scout's inaugural float as we were both Girl Scouts ...