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Bernards School Board and Township Committee Due to Meet This Week

March 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee will play catch-up this week addressing the issues - including introduction of a municipal budget for 2017 - that weren't discussed when the last meeting of the governing body was called off due to a springtime snowstorm on March 14. This week's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

Board of Education scheduled to meet on ...

Proposed Bernards School Budget for Next Year Breaks Total of $100 Million for First Time

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The proposed township school budget for the 2017-18 school year - if adopted by the Board of Education following a public hearing scheduled for May 8 - would for the first time total more than $100 million.

Adding in all expenses, including debt payments, the proposed spending plan for operating six township schools is a proposed $101,171,316 for the school year ...

Monthlong Bernards Twp. Art Show Kicks Off with Mayor's Art Awards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Saturday morning's reception for the 6th annual Bernards Township Community Art Show, to remain in place through April 23 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, included the announcement of the Mayor's Arts Awards for 2017.

Art show open daily

The non-juried art show features multiple pieces from 14 township artists ages 16 and up, and ...

Somerville Elks Sponsor Patriotic Art, Photo, Digital Contest for Students and Adults

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, determined to revitalize America's celebration of Flag Day, invites residents of central New Jersey to create inspiring and patriotic art for a new flag art, photography and digital image contest. The contest runs through May 1. Winners will be announced at the annual Flag Day Festival on Main Street on June 10.

Winners will be ...

New Ridge Club Seeks to Offer Respite From Stress, As Public Asks School Board to Address Student Mental Health Issues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Parents faced the Board of Education this week with a plea that school officials find a way to relieve stress for township students, while a Ridge High School football player said he is among a group of students who have taken it upon themselves to address the issue of mental health at Ridge.

Any Ridge students can sign up or drop in at the new ...

Bernards Twp. Schools Closed on Wednesday, March 15; Ridge Cabaret to Go On As Planned

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - School officials updated the status for Bernards Township Schools as of about 9 p.m. on Tuesday night: Due to continuing weather conditions, all Bernards Township schools will now be closed on Wednesday, March 15.

The scheduled Ridge High School Cabaret will still go on as planned at 7 p.m. at the Ridge Performing Arts Center in the evening, school officials. The ...

[Updated] 'Roads Slick'; Bernards Twp. Committee Meeting Canceled; Library, YMCA, Schools Closed in Tues. Snowstorm

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Mayor Carolyn Gaziano decided on Tuesday morning to cancel Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, which had been scheduled for 8 p.m. Items on the agenda, including the budget introduction, have been moved to the scheduled March 28 meeting, township officials said. 

Township and contractor plows are out and will continue to keep up with the snow, Pat ...

Bernards School Board to Meet Mon.; Twp. Committee Has Budget Intro on Tues. Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Monday's Board of Education meeting is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Elementary School, 100 Peachtree Road, in Basking Ridge.

Among the items on the agenda, which is posted online, is the authorization by the board to submit an initial version of the 2017-18 school budget to the Somerset County executive superintendent of ...

After Three Student Deaths, 'Traumatic Loss' Speaker Scheduled at Ridge High School

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Following the third loss of a teenage student in the Bernards Township school system within a year's time, the public is invited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 to hear a speaker talk about coping with traumatic loss and raising healthy kids.

George Scott Ed. S., M.F.T, and Statewide Resource Coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth, will be coming to the ...

Ridge High School Closing Ceremony of Art Exhibition at the Environmental Educational Center Sunday March 12th

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- On Sunday, March 12th at the Environmental Educational Center on 90 Lord Stirling Road 2pm - 4pm, the closing reception for the Ridge High School Art show that has been open since February 20, 2017.

In this exhibition Ridge High School art students researched and examined how an invasive species can significantly harm ecosystems. 

What are invasive ...

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Upcoming Events

Wed, March 29, 5:30 PM

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Fri, March 31, 6:30 PM

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Sat, April 1, 10:00 AM

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PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

March 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the ...