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Number of Staffers' Kids Enrolled in Bernards Twp. Schools Revealed

September 27, 2021

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Staff members have enrolled 65 of their children in Bernards Township schools this year, according to the minutes and agenda of May through Sept. 13.

Those students are in the following grades:

Pre-kindergarten: 2

Kindergarten: 4

Grade 1: 10

2: 2

3: 3

4: 3

5: 8

6: 5

7: 8

8: 6

9: 3

10: 5

11: 4

12: 2

Staff ...

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday: Poll Workers Sought For Nov. Election

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With New Jersey general elections around the corner, the deadline to register to vote is drawing near, and Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. 

According to NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, the holiday was founded in 2012 as a way to celebrate democracy. The website states that approximately 4.5 million people have registered to vote on the ...

Ridge Senior and Wimbledon Winner Samir Banerji Due to be Honored Tuesday by Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge High School senior _ and 2021 Wimbledon tennis winner _ Samir Banerjee along with his parents is due to be present on Tuesday night when the Bernards Township Committee officially congratulates him on his win of the Wimbledon 2021 boys’ singles title last July 11.

Samir's mother, Usha Banerjee, said that her son as well as she and her husband will ...

Boys Soccer: Ridge Edges P-Burg, 1-0

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge boys soccer team rebounded from a loss to Pingry with a 1-0 victory over Phillipsburg Saturday afternoon.

Eduardo Ramirez scored an unassisted goal in the second half for the Red Devils (4-2-1), who had lost, 5-0, to highly ranked Pingry earlier last week.

Matt Silva came up with three saves for Ridge, which outshot the Stateliners, 9-3.

Number of Staffers' Kids Enrolled in Bernards Twp. Schools Revealed

September 27, 2021

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Staff members have enrolled 65 of their children in Bernards Township schools this year, according to the minutes and agenda of May through Sept. 13.

Those students are in the following grades:

Pre-kindergarten: 2

Kindergarten: 4

Grade 1: 10

2: 2

3: 3

4: 3

5: 8

6: 5

7: 8

8: 6

9: 3

10: 5

11: 4

12: 2

Staff ...

Bernards Board of Ed Student Rep Gordon Li Weighs in on New Schedule System

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Gordon Li, this year’s student representative to the Bernards Township Board of Education, wants to focus his year on helping Ridge High School adjust to the new rotating drop schedule system.

“These first few days of school have been quite an interesting adventure for students of all grade levels,” he said Monday night at his first ...

Bernards Twp. Library Seeks Input From Residents In Planning Its Future

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Library is working to update the library's strategic plan in planning its future, and has created a survey, online now, to ask for community input on what services that patrons like _ or would like to see _ at the municipal library. 

The link to the survey posted on the library website asks for input from residents ...

Ridge Senior and Wimbledon Winner Samir Banerji Due to be Honored Tuesday by Bernards Committee

September 26, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge High School senior _ and 2021 Wimbledon tennis winner _ Samir Banerjee along with his parents is due to be present on Tuesday night when the Bernards Township Committee officially congratulates him on his win of the Wimbledon 2021 boys’ singles title last July 11.

Samir's mother, Usha Banerjee, said that her son as well as she and her husband will ...

Boys Soccer: Ridge Edges P-Burg, 1-0

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge boys soccer team rebounded from a loss to Pingry with a 1-0 victory over Phillipsburg Saturday afternoon.

Eduardo Ramirez scored an unassisted goal in the second half for the Red Devils (4-2-1), who had lost, 5-0, to highly ranked Pingry earlier last week.

Matt Silva came up with three saves for Ridge, which outshot the Stateliners, 9-3.

Football: Olivo's Spectacular Effort Keys Ridge's 49-20 Win over Hunterdon Central

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Senior quarterback Mike Olivo put together a career night replete with spectacular, game-breaking plays to lead undefeated Ridge to a 49-20 football victory over Hunterdon Central Friday night.

Olivo ran for four touchdowns and passed for three as Ridge (3-0) built a 28-7 halftime lead and then countered any efforts Hunterdon Central (0-4) made to get back in the ...

Visiting Nurse Rummage Sale Returns; Last Donation Day is Sept. 21

September 19, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ _ Returning after more than a year's interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Visiting Nurse home and hospice organization returns the giant fundraising rummage sale on Oct. 1 to 3 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds.

There are two more days, Monday and Tuesday, to make tax deductible donations that will later be sorted and sold at the rummage sale at the ...

Bernards Twp. Library Seeks Input From Residents In Planning Its Future

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Library is working to update the library's strategic plan in planning its future, and has created a survey, online now, to ask for community input on what services that patrons like _ or would like to see _ at the municipal library. 

The link to the survey posted on the library website asks for input from residents ...

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday: Poll Workers Sought For Nov. Election

September 27, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With New Jersey general elections around the corner, the deadline to register to vote is drawing near, and Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. 

According to NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, the holiday was founded in 2012 as a way to celebrate democracy. The website states that approximately 4.5 million people have registered to vote on the ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Four Students' Designs Win 2021 Reusable Bag Design Challenge

September 22, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Four local students, Gwynivere Elefante, Evelyn McGoldrick, Mariabella Milelli, and Joāo Pedro Yoshimoto, are the winners of the 2021 Reusable Bag Design Challenge, whose designs for re-usable tote bags were chosen from among 400 submissions. 

The challenge was again sponsored by the Bernards Township Environmental Commission, and was open to ...

Ridge Girls Soccer Team is in the Lineup for Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser

September 24, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge girls soccer team once again will be part of the daylong series of games Saturday during the Mountains vs. Seas fundraiser event at the Pingry School.

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Ridge will be one of the teams to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer when Skyland Conference teams take on Shore Conference opponents all day Saturday, Sept.

Visiting Nurse Rummage Sale Returns; Last Donation Day is Sept. 21

FAR HILLS, NJ _ Returning after more than a year's interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Visiting Nurse home and hospice organization returns the giant fundraising rummage sale on Oct. 1 to 3 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds.

There are two more days, Monday and Tuesday, to make tax deductible donations that will later be sorted and sold at the rummage sale at the ...

Somerset Patriots Host Online Auction To Raise Money For Ida Flood Relief

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, are hosting an online fundraiser through MiLB Auctions to benefit those affected by Tropical Storm Ida in Central New Jersey. 

The auction can be found HERE! and will run through 10:00 pm on Sunday, September 26th.

Net proceeds from the auction will benefit the Somerset ...

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday: Poll Workers Sought For Nov. Election

September 27, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With New Jersey general elections around the corner, the deadline to register to vote is drawing near, and Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. 

According to NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, the holiday was founded in 2012 as a way to celebrate democracy. The website states that approximately 4.5 million people have registered to vote on the ...

Ridge Senior and Wimbledon Winner Samir Banerji Due to be Honored Tuesday by Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge High School senior _ and 2021 Wimbledon tennis winner _ Samir Banerjee along with his parents is due to be present on Tuesday night when the Bernards Township Committee officially congratulates him on his win of the Wimbledon 2021 boys’ singles title last July 11.

Samir's mother, Usha Banerjee, said that her son as well as she and her husband will ...

Ida's Aftermath Still Being Felt By Some Bernards Residents

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ More than three weeks after Tropical Storm Ida turned on a faucet over Central New Jersey, the cleanup continues, with information for where to find assistance being circulated, and the township recycling center still open extra hours for dropping off storm debris.

But some residents, whose homes were the worst ...

Visiting Nurse Rummage Sale Returns; Last Donation Day is Sept. 21

September 19, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ _ Returning after more than a year's interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Visiting Nurse home and hospice organization returns the giant fundraising rummage sale on Oct. 1 to 3 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds.

There are two more days, Monday and Tuesday, to make tax deductible donations that will later be sorted and sold at the rummage sale at the ...

Ida's Aftermath Still Being Felt By Some Bernards Residents

September 22, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ More than three weeks after Tropical Storm Ida turned on a faucet over Central New Jersey, the cleanup continues, with information for where to find assistance being circulated, and the township recycling center still open extra hours for dropping off storm debris.

But some residents, whose homes were the worst ...

Expanded Hours to Discard Storm Debris Continue at Pill Hill Recycling Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Extended hours and extra open days at the township's Pill Hill recycling center will continue along with regular hours in older to allow residents to continue their clean-up of storm debris in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida, which struck this area on Sept. 1.

The township has announced that Pill Hill recycling center, located at 150 Pill Hill Road in Basking ...

Ida's Aftermath Still Being Felt By Some Bernards Residents

September 22, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ More than three weeks after Tropical Storm Ida turned on a faucet over Central New Jersey, the cleanup continues, with information for where to find assistance being circulated, and the township recycling center still open extra hours for dropping off storm debris.

But some residents, whose homes were the worst ...

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NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

September 24, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Fellowship Village Resident Recalls Experience at Tower 2 at WTC on Sept. 11

Editor's Note: The following is the recollection of the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Mr. Ortega is a resident at Fellowship Village senior living in Basking Ridge.

Yes, thankfully I am ok. My legs are sore from walking down 92 floors, but I got home about 8 p.m., without a scratch. Life or death depended on where one sat or stood in the building.

My ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Gala “La Dolce Vita”

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Grab a partner and bring your dancing shoes to spend an evening “in Italy” celebrating the sweet life!  This year’s Fellowship Foundation gala event will benefit Fellowship Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living communities and services in New Jersey.  

The 2021 Gala “La Dolce Vita” will take place on ...

Fellowship Village Mandates Vaccine

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – On April 9, 2021, Fellowship Senior Living communicated that as a condition of continued employment, all team members would be required to be vaccinated once the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a COVID-19 vaccine and lifted the emergency use authorization. That day arrived on August 23rd with the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 ...

Letter to Editor: Asay and McNally 'Experienced and Engaged' Candidates For Bernards Twp. Committee

September 27, 2021

To the Editor,

I will be voting for Jennifer Asay and Andrew McNally for Bernards Township Committee come this fall. Both Jennifer and Andrew have the necessary experience and level of engagement that service on the Township Committee requires. Let’s look at their record of success and dedication to serving our community.

Jennifer has extensive and current township service and ...

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Judges Selected for Tewksbury Historical Society Juried Art Show and Sale

September 24, 2021

Judges have been announced for the Tewksbury Historical Society Juried Art Show and Sale in Oldwick.

Oscar Peterson and Dannille Mick will serve as Judges for the 29th Tewksbury Juried Art Show and Sale, chaired by Andy Calamaras and dedicated to the memory of Elsie B. Ehmann, a Charter Member of THS. The show and sale is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 9 ...