Mt. Prospect School to Hold First STEM Day And Celebrate Arbor Day on April 27

April 26, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Mount Prospect Elementary School will hold the school's first STEM Day for all students from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, with 22 different parent presentations scheduled in the area of science, technology, engineering and math. 

Each class will have an opportunity to visit four presentations throughout the day, said ...

Bernards School Board Salutes National Champ Runners

BERNARDS TWP., -- The Bernards Township Board of Education honored Monday night a national title-winning track performance.

The Ridge High School girls 4×800 meter relay team of  senior Meghan Convery, sophomore Olivia Cicchetti, freshman Morgan Lyons and senior Kaitlyn Van Baalen were presented at the board meeting by their coach, Tim Mooney.

The girls won the ...

Diwali holiday to gain school recognition in Bernards Township Schools

BERNARDS TWP.  NJ - School board members signaled their intention to recognize Diwali on the school calendar, culminating years of requests from the Indian community.

The board voted to have its policy committee draft a proposal to grant students a day off when the main Diwali holiday falls on a school day.

This fall, Diwali falls on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and school will be held for a ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Students Honored with Paul Robeson Awards

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Seven students at Immaculata High School have been honored with Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards, which were established in 1990 at Raritan Valley Community College.

The awards honor outstanding high-achieving African-American students in the areas of scholarship, athletics, the arts and community service.

The National Council of Negro Women and RVCC initiated ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

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 ...

Bernards School Counseling Director Resigns to Head to Smaller New Providence District

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Jillian Shadis, whose resignation as director of school counseling in the Bernards Township school district was accepted Monday night, is leaving to take a similar post in the New Providence district.

Shadis had been appointed to the position of director for the district only last July. Shadis was district supervisor of school counseling for the ...

Bernards Township Ranked as Third-Best School District in the State According to One Organization

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – One online website has put Bernards Township as the third-best school district in New Jersey.

The report was formally released on April 10 by, which calls itself “a public safety-focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement and education.”

The site says New Jersey’s best school system is ...

Ridge Soccer Coach Katie Donahue Inducted into NJSCA Hall of Fame

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge High School girls soccer coach Katie Donahue, a Bridgewater resident, has been inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

In her 11 years at Ridge, Donahue, who played soccer at Boston College, has compiled a record of 177-44-28, including Group 4 state championships in 2015 and 2017.

Ridge's accomplishments under Donahue also ...

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Fri, April 27, 5:30 PM

Brookside Community church, Mendham

Raptor Trust Presentation and Pasta Dinner

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Sun, April 29, 8:00 AM

Crystal Springs Preserve, Teetertown Preserve, PORT MURRAY

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Sun, April 29, 1:00 PM

The Monninger Center/The Orangerie at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison Campus, Madison

Sculpting the Land - Creating Gilded Age Gardens

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NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding

April 21, 2018

NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding
New Jersey Audubon Event at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Once again the Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary will field teams for the World Series of Birding, the Big Stay and the Century Run and invite you to join them for the day or collect pledges to help support the conservation, education and research goals of NJ Audubon. For more information, ...