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Girls Basketball: Ridge Wraps Up Home Season, Beats Hillside, 44-24

February 23, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls basketball team finished its home season with a flourish with a 44-24 victory over Hillside Thursday night.

Annabelle Pesarchick scored 11 points to pace a balanced attack for Ridge (11-14), which jumped to a 17-2 lead after a quarter and outscored the Comets in each of the first three quarters.

Kristin Miscia finished with 10 points for the Red Devils, ...

Ridge HS Drama Club's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Makes Debut, Runs Through Sat., Feb. 25

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Drama Club at Ridge High School is presenting their version of the long-running Broadway music, “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend. The student production debuted on Thursday, Feb. 23, and will again be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at the Ridge Performing Arts Center (PAC), 268 S. Finley ...

At Body Restoration, Exercise is Your New Prescription

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the fitness-phobic who are intimidated by big groups in big classes or the rows of machines that they’re unsure how to operate, not far from the center of town in Berkeley Heights might be the beginning of your path to a better quality of life. Just recently opened, Body Restoration is a warm and welcoming new fitness studio with a compassionate owner who wants to ...

Boys Basketball: Ridge Defeats North Plainfield, 56-46

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge bounced back from a last-second loss the night before to score a 56-46 boys basketball victory over North Plainfield Wednesday night.

The Red Devils (11-14) got out to their now customary fast start, only this time were able to hold on. Ridge took a 15-4 lead in the first quarter and maintained a lead the rest of the way. Ridge had led Cranford by double digits ...

Ridge HS Drama Club's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Makes Debut, Runs Through Sat., Feb. 25

February 23, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Drama Club at Ridge High School is presenting their version of the long-running Broadway music, “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend. The student production debuted on Thursday, Feb. 23, and will again be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at the Ridge Performing Arts Center (PAC), 268 S. Finley ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Somerville artist Les Floyd featured at celebration of Black History Month

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Acclaimed artist and longtime borough resident Les Floyd will headline the annual Black History Month celebration at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Sunday, Feb. 19th.

 “He’s uniquely special in his own right,” said Verve owner Rick St. Pierre, “and he’s a favorite son of Somerville.”

Floyd’s website features images of his ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: Avoiding the 10% Penalty in 5 Easy Steps

February 22, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Do you want to access money from your retirement accounts but aren’t sure of the true costs involved?

As vehicles designed for saving for retirement, most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions. The age requirement is usually 59 1⁄2 but is sometimes as early as age 50. This means that, ...

Update on Quarry Redevelopment Proposal Due at Meeting in Late Feb.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - An update on Bernards Township's consideration of a proposal to have the redevelopment of the nearly-defunct Millington Quarry proceed through a state program for blighted properties is due to be presented to the Bernards Township Committee on Feb. 28.

Speaking at the Feb. 14 meeting, Bernards Township Committee members John Malay and John Carpenter said they would ...

Ridge HS Drama Club's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Makes Debut, Runs Through Sat., Feb. 25

February 23, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Drama Club at Ridge High School is presenting their version of the long-running Broadway music, “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend. The student production debuted on Thursday, Feb. 23, and will again be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at the Ridge Performing Arts Center (PAC), 268 S. Finley ...

Basking Ridge Residents Among Mentors Saluted by Summit's Student/Partner Alliance

SUMMIT, NJ - Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based non-profit organization with a mission of support inner-city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, recently gathered more than 250 students and their family members, mentors and other ...

Bernards Offices Closed, Township Schools Begin Mid-Winter Break on Monday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents' Day. Township students will also begin the first official day of their mid-winter vacation.

Students are also scheduled to be off from school on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and to return to local classrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 22. 

The Bernards Township Library will also be ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC in Basking Ridge

February 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Countdown to the Removal of Basking Ridge's Oak Tree

February 21, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A timeline for events leading up to the removal of the white oak tree that has stood for more than half a millennium -- and around which the village of Basking Ridge grew up -- is now in place. The date on which work will begin to take down the tree has been set for April 24.

The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills, which has set up a gofundme site to ...

Basking Ridge Residents Among Mentors Saluted by Summit's Student/Partner Alliance

SUMMIT, NJ - Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based non-profit organization with a mission of support inner-city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, recently gathered more than 250 students and their family members, mentors and other ...

NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

Update on Quarry Redevelopment Proposal Due at Meeting in Late Feb.

February 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - An update on Bernards Township's consideration of a proposal to have the redevelopment of the nearly-defunct Millington Quarry proceed through a state program for blighted properties is due to be presented to the Bernards Township Committee on Feb. 28.

Speaking at the Feb. 14 meeting, Bernards Township Committee members John Malay and John Carpenter said they would ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Bernards Offices Closed, Township Schools Begin Mid-Winter Break on Monday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents' Day. Township students will also begin the first official day of their mid-winter vacation.

Students are also scheduled to be off from school on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and to return to local classrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 22. 

The Bernards Township Library will also be ...

At Body Restoration, Exercise is Your New Prescription

February 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the fitness-phobic who are intimidated by big groups in big classes or the rows of machines that they’re unsure how to operate, not far from the center of town in Berkeley Heights might be the beginning of your path to a better quality of life. Just recently opened, Body Restoration is a warm and welcoming new fitness studio with a compassionate owner who wants to ...

Countdown to the Removal of Basking Ridge's Oak Tree

February 21, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A timeline for events leading up to the removal of the white oak tree that has stood for more than half a millennium -- and around which the village of Basking Ridge grew up -- is now in place. The date on which work will begin to take down the tree has been set for April 24.

The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills, which has set up a gofundme site to ...

Busy Historical Society of the Somerset Hills to Hold Annual Kickoff Social Thurs., Feb. 16, for Public and Members

BERNARDS TWP., NJ  - Current and potential new members, as well as visitors from the public, are invited to the annual members meeting & social gathering for The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, set to be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brick Academy, the society's headquarters, at 15 W.

Girls Basketball: Ridge Wraps Up Home Season, Beats Hillside, 44-24

February 23, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls basketball team finished its home season with a flourish with a 44-24 victory over Hillside Thursday night.

Annabelle Pesarchick scored 11 points to pace a balanced attack for Ridge (11-14), which jumped to a 17-2 lead after a quarter and outscored the Comets in each of the first three quarters.

Kristin Miscia finished with 10 points for the Red Devils, ...

Boys Basketball: Ridge Defeats North Plainfield, 56-46

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge bounced back from a last-second loss the night before to score a 56-46 boys basketball victory over North Plainfield Wednesday night.

The Red Devils (11-14) got out to their now customary fast start, only this time were able to hold on. Ridge took a 15-4 lead in the first quarter and maintained a lead the rest of the way. Ridge had led Cranford by double digits ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Bombards Marlboro, 10-3, in First Round of States

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Liam Tormey scored three goals and had one assist as Ridge advanced in the first round of the NJSIAA Public A state ice hockey tournament with a 10-3 victory over Marlboro Tuesday.

Alex Konovalov finished with two goals and three assists for Ridge, which built a 5-1 lead in the first period. Jack Mandala and John Vilade each had two goals and two assists.

Wes Hobson scored ...

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Somerville artist Les Floyd featured at celebration of Black History Month

February 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Acclaimed artist and longtime borough resident Les Floyd will headline the annual Black History Month celebration at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Sunday, Feb. 19th.

 “He’s uniquely special in his own right,” said Verve owner Rick St. Pierre, “and he’s a favorite son of Somerville.”

Floyd’s website features images of his ...

NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

February 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 25, 12:00 PM

Passaic River Park, Berkeley Heights

Guided Dog Walk

Green Health & Wellness

Fri, March 3, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Framing Nature - Karen Fuchs ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Tue, March 7, 8:00 AM

Great Swamp Watershed Association, Morristown

Breakfast Briefing: How to Build Your Own Rain ...

Green Home & Garden

Free College Planning Seminars Announced

February 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rana Slosberg, of Slosberg College Solutions LLC, will present two free college planning seminars in March 2017 at the Somerset County Business Partnership, 360 Grove Street, Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The first seminar, “Finding Colleges That Fit You,” is for high school students and their parents and will be presented on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 3:30 to 4:45 ...

Real Estate News You Can Use

INVENTORY…INVENTORY…INVENTORY!!!  Where is it??  The 2016 recap of sales statistics for our local communities indicated inventories were at close to historical lows for many towns.  Well, here is what has happened in the past month and where we stand today.  The weather has been mild thus far which is prompting a steady and growing “Spring Market” ...