Who Doesn't Like a Historic Tavern Tour? Basking Ridge Resident Offers Five to Try

August 19, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – It’s late August. Summer will soon be over, but isn’t there time for at least one more adventure? How about an historic tavern/pub crawl and tour?

We like touring Morris and Somerset County since this is the “cockpit of the revolution” and most of the old taverns were meeting places of the resistance. Want to grab a pint where General ...

Tips for Safely Viewing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and a Bit of History

NEW JERSEY – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at 2:44 ...

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of ...

Bernards Twp. Schools Moving to New Student Information System By End of Summer

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Following years of study and work, the Bernards Township school district will change to a new Student Information System (SIS) effective August 28, in time for school schedules for the upcoming school year, Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian announced in a special email on Friday, Aug. 11.

Parents were informed that the district's school building principals will ...

Samsung Developer Evangelist to JerseySTEM Middle Schoolers: Never too early to be an Entrepreneur.

East Coast native Jeanine Jue, Head of Developer Evangelism at Samsung ARTIK Cloud (, did not think twice when high school senior and Girls Who Code club organizer Amira Mouline of Chatham invited her to hangout remotely with the JerseySTEM middle schoolers who attend the Summer Session in Summit.

From her office in the bay area, Jue recalled with nostalgia the ...

Grand Finale for Kids' Summer Reading Program at Bernards Library: Drop in Next Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The end of the Bernards Township Library's summer reading club for kids, "Build A Better World...READ!" wraps up with an event at the library next Wednesday August 16.

The celebration is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the program rooms at the library, which is located at 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.

The event will feature games, crafts, raffles ...

After Two School Board Incumbents File, One Ballot Position Remains Open In Upcoming Election

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - While seven candidates competed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education earlier this spring, only two candidates filed to be placed on this November's ballot for three available positions.

Incumbents Linda Wooldridge and Jennifer Korn - who was chosen from among the seven candidates this May to finish up the remainder of Priti Shah's term - filed ...

Deadline is Aug. 12 for entires in the Suzanne Cutler Teen Writing Contest at the Bernards Township Library

BERNARDS TWP. – It’s not too late to enter the Suzanne Cutler Teen Writing Contest at the Bernards Township Library. Students who will be ages 12-14 and 15-18 by Aug. 21, have until Saturday, Aug. 12, to submit short story fiction and poetry to the contest.

Winners in each age group and category will receive Visa gift cards and bound copies of all the contest entries.

The ...

Learn About History in Basking Ridge & Around Somerset Hills With 'Those Who Lived It'

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Historical Society of Somerset Hills is hosting another session with older residents who have lived in the Somerset Hills area for many years as an opportunity for local residents to learn about their town's history - from those who lived it.

The free event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Brick Academy at 15 W. Oak ...

Roxbury's Cup Stacking Whiz Kid: 8-Year-Old Aiden Mulholland

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury boy is making a name for himself in the world of sport stacking, having won two gold medals at last month’s AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, where he also broke the national record in his age group.

Sport stacking is a timed competition in which competitors stack plastic cups, in various combinations, at blazing speeds.

Succasunna 8-year-old Aiden ...

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New Jersey Youth Symphony Announces New Interim Director of Percussion and Conductor of the Percussion Ensemble

August 6, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—It is with great pleasure that the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts welcomes Dr. Mesia Austin as its new Interim Director of Percussion and Conductor of the Percussion Ensemble. Dr. Austin is an adjunct professor of percussion at Rutgers University from which she received her Doctor of Musical Arts in 2016. She holds a Master of Music from Georgia State University, ...