Journey Into Past Oct. 14-15 at Historic Sites Around Somerset County

October 14, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two Basking Ridge sites are on the list of 29 historic sites featuring programs and tours during Somerset County’s 12th annual “Weekend Journey through the Past” on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.and Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. 

The 29 historic sites countywide open free of charge. The weekend is ...

Findings in Bernards School 'Climate and Culture' Survey Presented to Public

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - About eight in 10 Ridge High School students said they think classmates commonly stay home from school if they are unprepared for a test or an assignment.

About one-third of students said they spend around four or more hours a night on homework, according to another finding in a survey previously filled out by about 1,000 Bernards Township ...

Celebrate Autumn at the Environmental Education Center; Moonlight Walk and Live Animal Events Planned



BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Environmental Education Center (EEC), 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be the location for a fun-filled weekend for children and their parents in celebration of Autumn.


“By the Light of the Moon”, for children and adults of all ages, is scheduled for Friday, October 13, ...

Ridge and Wm. Annin Student Musicians Turn Their Talents to Fundraising for Hurricane Victims

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Eleven student musicians from Ridge High School, the William Annin Middle School, and other nearby high schools responded to the distressing news of recent hurricanes and the victims left behind by reaching out in the way they know best - with music and generous hearts.

AYLUS Basking Ridge, a student-run volunteering organization, hosted a successful disaster ...

‘7 Artists 7 Teachers’ showcases the Works of Ridge High School Visual Arts Faculty at Farmstead Arts Center

‘BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Works of art by members of the Visual Arts faculty at Ridge High School can be viewed at Farmstead Arts Center through Oct. 28 in the show ‘7 Artists 7 Teachers.’ Each of the teachers whose work is part of the show is a practicing artist. ‘7 Artists 7 Teachers’ includes work of all types: ceramics; printmaking; painting; ...

Bernards Town Offices, Library, Closed on Monday; Schools & Board of Education Still On

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices and the Bernards Township Public Library will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 9. However, township schools will remain in session on Monday.

The Board of Education also is scheduled to hold its next regular meeting on Monday night, with the public portion set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts ...

SCVTHS Students Take Part in Events for Annual Week of Respect

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – As part of the annual Week of Respect, and in accordance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122), the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School welcomed Larry Scott, who presented Rachel’s Challenge. 

Scott spoke of bullying, compassion, kindness and respect in memory of his niece, Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first ...

Somerville Principal Visits Texas, Helps Houston School Get Back on its Feet

SOMERVILLE, NJ – It takes three hours and 50 minutes to fly from Newark to Houston, Texas, a distance of 1,617 miles, plenty of time for Susan Moran to overcome her anxiety and figure out what she was going to do to help a displaced elementary school principal, her staff and 600 students struggling to regain their footing after their lives were turned upside down by Hurricane ...

Bernards School Super Reaches Out to Parents to Help Children Cope After Las Vegas Shooting News

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The nation's largest mass shooting, which took place on Sunday night at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompted the Bernards school district to send out a special email on Monday offering parents some guidance in how they can help their children cope with the tragic news.

The Oct. 2 email signed by Schools Superintendent Nick ...

Colonial History Comes Alive at Lord Stirling's Manor on Sunday

BASKING RIDGE, NJ  - Lord Stirling's estate at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center will slip back in time on Sunday, Oct. 1 for the Living History 1770s Festival.

Lord Stirling will be spending the day at his estate, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., eager to answer questions from visitors about life in the 18th century. He'll talk about his  many business ventures ...

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 13, 2017

Dear Editor,

 For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event.  

As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to educating our elected leaders in Trenton about the importance of this designation. I ...

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Upcoming Events

Sat, October 21, 8:30 AM

Enholm Field parking lot (meeting place), Rockaway Township

NJ Audubon: Wildcat Ridge Field Trip

Education Green

Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Somerset Hills, Somerville

Community Course on Racism

Education Giving Back

Unintentional Consequence of WWI: American Religious Pluralism and the Jewish Experience @ ScotLib

October 19, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Monday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m., Jessica Cooperman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at Muhlenberg College, will discuss an unintentional consequence of involvement in World War I -- American religious pluralism and the depiction of Judaism and Catholicism as equal partners to Protestantism in the “three faiths of American ...