Arts & Entertainment

February 7, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A revision in township regulations that places a limit on the amount of retail tenants that can occupy the Hills Highlands shopping center off Allen Road is set for a vote at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Township Planner David Schley told the Township ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside resident and 2016 GL graduate Brian McCarthy released his debut album titled Patchwork Blues earlier this month under the artist name brian jo. Written and produced almost exclusively by McCarthy, this work blends together multiple genres and themes that impressively ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Think snow. One of Bernards Township's favorite winter activities is underway _ the 2020-21 snowman contest. Contestants should send photos of their best snowman (or snowwoman) built in the township between Dec. 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 to the Bernards Township Parks and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ "Step in Time," the Ridge High School dance department's winter dance showcase 2021, is scheduled to be presented virtually this Friday, Jan. 29. The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on YouTube Livestream. To view the performance, the virtual audience is asked ...

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MORRITOWN, NJ - Grey's Anatomy alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this upcoming week beginning January 25th.   Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series called "Ways & Means" of which Dempsey has a starring role.  Dempsey is also an ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service has named the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) a four-star Library. Only three libraries in the state of New Jersey received the honor. “I am a long-time Somerset County Library user and Library ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee reads: "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A beautiful _ and real _ Christmas tree is to be enjoyed by many at this time of year, but when it's time to be taken down, there are some local opens for recycling that tree, and even helping to fundraise for the Ridge High School girls basketball team. The Ridge girls ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A holiday tradition that has held for almost a century in downtown Basking Ridge _ a community singalong_ is being organized to take place again in 2020. However, it should come as no surprise that the event will be virtual to take precautions against ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — After two successful sold-out performances at the Pleasant Valley Park Amphitheater, the award-winning Ridge Drama Club is offering virtual encore presentations.  Performed onstage in the style of a 1940s Radio Play, residents can enjoy the recordings of the Drama Club’s ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ At the end of a year in which most people could use a break, the Christmas holiday is beginning at least a day early locally with closures of township schools, municipal offices and the Bernards Township Library. The library and Bernards Township's six schools had already ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — During the holiday season, “Bernardsville Tree Lighting” and “Basking Ridge Carol Sing” are two of the most iconic paintings on display at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery located in Bernardsville.  Both pieces were painted by award-winning local artist Mark de Mos.   “Every ...

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BERNARDS TWP.,, NJ_ Vehicles were lined up along North Maple Avenue on Saturday and Sunday evenings waiting to tour the "North Pole on North Maple" holiday lights display at the historic Ross Farm at 135 N. Maple Ave in Basking Ridge. The completely drive-through event will also be held next ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School music department and Ridge productions club are teaming up to present this year's winter choir concert as a virtual event at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Dec. 22.  Those who wish to enjoy the popular winter musical presentation can go to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Tour Of Somerville's organizers met with township officials this week to outline plans to add a weeknight professional bike race in downtown Basking Ridge this May _ and then also agreed to schedule the return of the township's beloved childrens' bike races as part of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township's parks and recreation department and Somerset County have been holding toy collections to bring holiday cheer to local children in a year when making and delivering donated toys is complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bernards Township's Toy Drive is ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Santa is set to arrive in Bernards Township on Saturday Dec. 19 with the help from his friends at the Basking Ridge Fire Company and Liberty Corner Fire Company.   Each fire company has its own set of plans for Santa’s arrival.  Please check to see what fire department serves ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ -- All in-person Colonial Christmas activities at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 5, on have been canceled due to forecasted storms this weekend coupled with the worsening pandemic conditions, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Even COVID-19 couldn't quench the holiday spirit in Basking Ridge in 2020, with the downtown area full of activity on Saturday morning as the Basking Ridge Fire Co. put up this year's holiday tree on the town green. A few hours later, residents were invited to join in a ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge Marching Band (RMB) has been sidelined by COVID-19 to perform a full season like many student athletes and student activities in 2020. However, 74 band members have remained dedicated to showing spirit at home football games. The school musicians and color guard ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The public is invited to join Trilogy Repertory’s “Holiday Family Movie Night!” with a presentation of the theater company's 2006 production of the classic musical fairy tale "Peter Pan" at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. The free showing of the Basking Ridge-based theater ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ — Colonial Christmas at the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster is planning an exciting all-outdoors event from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Attendees are invited to show off their festive holiday masks. In a year when many loved community events have been ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Recreation Department has been forced to cancel the fifth annual Somerville Turkey Trot, but runners will still have the opportunity to complete in the virtual version of the 5K event online. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday reinstated restrictions on public gatherings ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Library has is now providing curbside pickups of books and other materials to expanded hours that include Friday afternoons. Pickup hours now are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 to 4 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The award-winning Ridge High School Drama Club will present its fall production this coming weekend, but with a bit of a twist. This year, the amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park will become a Winter Wonderland, as students perform two holiday classics. Performed onstage in ...

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SPRINGFIELD/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- With the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen marking the end of the Wilpon era, fans are re-energized about the team. When they initially bought their stake in 1980, the Wilpons built a winning team and delivered a World Series victory in 1986. However, after the ...

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LONG HILL, NJ - The families that attended Wednesday's Halloween Parade at The Goddard School of Long Hill witnessed off the chart adorableness as each class had the opportunity to parade around the school. This was the school's second annual event, and families pulled out all stops to spread the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Looking for something scary and fun to do this Halloween weekend that will even keep you socially distanced?  Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co. is presenting its 'Forsaken Farm Drive-Thru' from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night at the Ross Farm. The historic ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge High School Drama Club will present live performances of radio plays "A Christmas Carol" and "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Pleasant Valley Park Amphitheater in Basking Ridge.  The drama club was approved by the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Ivanka Panasik, daughter of Marek and Suitlana Panasik of Bedminster, has earned the prestigious title of the 2020 National American Miss New Jersey at the state pageant held on Sept. 20.  She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Orlando at Disney World during ...

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