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Harbinger of Spring: Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday at Southard Park in Basking Ridge

April 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the local signs of spring _ the annual Fishing Derby at Southard Park in northern Basking Ridge at a pond stocked with trout _ is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, April 21.

Kids and their families should bring their own poles and bait, but no license is needed. Many participants bring buckets to hold their catch.

The ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) – a ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Pedestrian Struck in Warren, Expect Helicopter

WARREN, NJ - A pedestrian has been struck on Christy Drive and a Medevac has been requested to land at Mt. Horeb school, authorities said.

Avoid the area.

Harbinger of Spring: Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday at Southard Park in Basking Ridge

April 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the local signs of spring _ the annual Fishing Derby at Southard Park in northern Basking Ridge at a pond stocked with trout _ is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, April 21.

Kids and their families should bring their own poles and bait, but no license is needed. Many participants bring buckets to hold their catch.

The ...

Somerville: “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” April 21

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” on April 21st is meant to draw attention to the borough’s  burgeoning network of antiques, collectibles and consignment shops.

Nine stores will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., each offering discounts and prizes for those looking for truly unique, one-of-a-kind items at affordable ...

RVCC Hosts Student Art Exhbition

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Visual Arts and Performing Arts Department at Raritan Valley Community College will host the RVCC Student Art Exhibition, Part II, from April 20-May 4, in the Art Gallery on campus.

An opening reception will be held at the Art Gallery on Friday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The wide variety of work included in the exhibition ...

Judge Denies CIP Bid to Add Quarry Housing to Affordable Housing Plan in Bernards

April 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A state judge has knocked down a legal motion by a development group seeking to build up to 380 apartments and townhouses at the defunct Millington Quarry as a part of Bernards Township's required state affordable housing plan.

Judge Thomas C. Miller on Friday denied the legal request by Community Investment Partners (CIP) to interject itself into ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Somerville: Stickley Furniture Will Open at Former Lloyd’s Furniture Store on Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable Lloyd’s furniture store, an institution on Main Street for nearly 70 years, has been sold to the Stickley Furniture Company, a national retailer with a rich history that plans to continue Lloyd’s proud tradition of selling high-quality furniture to a discerning clientele.

Stickley becomes the first major national retailer to open a store in downtown ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

April 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Somerville HS Students Design Commemorative Coin for Police Unity Tour

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three proud Somerville High School seniors have something tangible to show for their participation in a competitive project in Linda Conklin’s communications design class.

Emily Hickson, Gillian Belkin and Junior Ramirez combined their artistic talents to design a limited edition commemorative Challenge Coin that combines a variety of elements reflective ...

Bernards Students and Parents Again Ask for School Holiday on Diwali

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Student and parent speakers continued Monday night to press the Bernards Township Board of Education to close the schools on Diwali, the most important religious holiday for people of the Hindu, Jain and Sikh faiths.

Four Ridge High School students and three adult women spoke in the public portion of the April 9 meeting. Many other speakers on the same ...

Registration Opens for Community in Crisis Middle School Hub Club

April 17, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Community in Crisis kicks off the Hub Club this spring with weekly after school programming for middle school students.

Registration to join the Hub Club is required and will be limited to the first 50 students; a wait list will place others on hold in case spaces free up. A $40 contribution towards supplies will be requested at registration. Financial assistance is ...

Basking Ridge Group Among 40 Non-Profits To Win Use Of Luxury Suite at TD Bank Ballpark

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2018 season.

“Somerset County has made this 30-seat community ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

S. Maple Water Main Work Due to Begin Next Week; Preliminary Storm Sewer Clearing This Week on Beechwood

April 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Details on how a pending three-month project to replace a major water main along South Maple Avenue, and preparation for a storm sewer project on Beechwood Road are expected to impact traffic have been announced by the township.

The South Maple Avenue project will be larger, involving months of construction, nighttime closings, and major ...

NWS Issues Flood Warning For Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  A Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. 

At 9:23 a.m. EDT, small streams throughout the region were responding to heavy rain that has been falling since the early morning hours. With more rain on the way, some of these small streams are expected to exceed their banks in places.

In addition, ...

Judge Denies CIP Bid to Add Quarry Housing to Affordable Housing Plan in Bernards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A state judge has knocked down a legal motion by a development group seeking to build up to 380 apartments and townhouses at the defunct Millington Quarry as a part of Bernards Township's required state affordable housing plan.

Judge Thomas C. Miller on Friday denied the legal request by Community Investment Partners (CIP) to interject itself into ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) – a ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Start Weight Loss Journey with Signature Weight Loss Program; 3-4-5 12 On 12 Off Mindful Nutrition Plan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - K Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Center launches a signature medical weight loss program that follows well established nutrition guidelines and includes restricted as well as mindful eating. 

"As an Internist with over ten years of experience in weight management, I believe we are what we eat and counting calories is essential for weight loss," said ...

Pedestrian Struck in Warren, Expect Helicopter

April 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - A pedestrian has been struck on Christy Drive and a Medevac has been requested to land at Mt. Horeb school, authorities said.

Avoid the area.

Bernards Township Police Seek Information on Early Tues. Morning Fatal Car Crash

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Police are continuing to investigate the cause of a crash that killed a township woman early this morning. 

According to Bernards Township Police, the crash happened on Spring Valley Boulevard. A preliminary investigation indicated that at approximately 2:18 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, a 2002 Ford F-250 was traveling westbound on Spring ...

S. Maple Water Main Work Due to Begin Next Week; Preliminary Storm Sewer Clearing This Week on Beechwood

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Details on how a pending three-month project to replace a major water main along South Maple Avenue, and preparation for a storm sewer project on Beechwood Road are expected to impact traffic have been announced by the township.

The South Maple Avenue project will be larger, involving months of construction, nighttime closings, and major ...

Judge Denies CIP Bid to Add Quarry Housing to Affordable Housing Plan in Bernards

April 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A state judge has knocked down a legal motion by a development group seeking to build up to 380 apartments and townhouses at the defunct Millington Quarry as a part of Bernards Township's required state affordable housing plan.

Judge Thomas C. Miller on Friday denied the legal request by Community Investment Partners (CIP) to interject itself into ...

Jersey Fresh Int'l Is A World Equestrian Games Selection Event

April 17, 2018

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The 16th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May 9 through 13, at the Horse Park of New Jersey.

Over the years, JFI has helped determine both United States’ and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams, and will again be a qualifying selection event for the U.S. Eventing Team whose athletes will compete in the ...

Madden, Ryan Finish 1-2 in FEI World Cup, Ward Is 4th

PARIS, France — The podium was decorated in stars and stripes Sunday evening as Beezie  Madden and Breitling LS claimed victory at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final on April 15. Not far behind her, with only six penalties, fellow American Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue stamped their names on second.

Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) finished on a single rail in the second round of the ...

Has a Ring to It: St. John's Church in Summit Hosts Third Annual Handbell Festival Concert Apr. 29

April 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - 12 choirs, 100 ringers, and 1,300 bells can mean just one thing -- the St. John’s Lutheran Church's Handbell Festival is set to take place in the Hiltop City. The third annual edition will take place Sunday afternoon, April 29 at 4:30 p.m.

The choirs will gather and separate into two groups to sight-read and polish their music. Nine choirs will ...

Harbinger of Spring: Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday at Southard Park in Basking Ridge

April 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the local signs of spring _ the annual Fishing Derby at Southard Park in northern Basking Ridge at a pond stocked with trout _ is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, April 21.

Kids and their families should bring their own poles and bait, but no license is needed. Many participants bring buckets to hold their catch.

The ...

Girls Lacrosse: Ridge Beats Pingry, 15-9

MARTINSVILLE, NJ - Three different players scored three goals apiece to power Ridge to a 15-9 girls lacrosse victory over Pingry on Tuesday.

Emma Wightman finished with three goals and five assists, Mena Loescher had three goals and an assist and Annabelle Pesarchick also scored three goals for Ridge (7-1).

The Red Devils led, 6-3, at halftime and outscored Pingry, 9-6, in the second half.

Softball: Ridge Blanks Franklin, 8-0

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Mia Robb and Sophia Berger pitched a combined three-hitter to boost Ridge to an 8-0 softball victory over Franklin on Friday.

Robb struck out nine while allowing two hits in five innings, then Berger allowed a hit and struck out one in two innings. Ridge (4-1) opened the scoring with three runs in the second inning.

Robb also had two hits and an RBI for the Red Devils.

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Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

April 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

April 6, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

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Thu, April 19, 7:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

METC hosting Travelers and Taverns: An Evening ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Somerset County 4-H, Bridgewater

4-H Spring Carnvail

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

White Oak Park, Branchburg

Raritan Valley Habitat Youth Rainbow Run

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Fourth Season of Live Music at the Ross Farm Kicks Off Sunday, April 22

April 18, 2018

Indie rocker Mike Mains returns to Basking Ridge to kick off the 2018 Ross Farm Music Series on Sunday afternoon, April 22. The doors open at 2:30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. concert but guests are welcome to come early and stroll the grounds of the historic Ross Farm at 135 N. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Mains has set himself apart in the world of indie rock, often mixing catchy lyrics and melodies ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!