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Aspiring Journalists Can Enter AHP Student Award Contest

November 24, 2017

American Horse Publications knows all about students with a passion for horses and equine media. The AHP Student Award program, which began in 1993, was initiated to promote awareness to students of the career opportunities available in equine publishing. “AHP’s involvement with students is a rewarding experience for both the students and the association,” says AHP Executive ...

Santa arrives in Berkeley Heights Saturday, Dec. 2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Children of all ages are welcome to visit with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Town Hall, 29 Park Ave.

Santa will arrive by horse and buggy at the municipal building at 10 a.m., where he will be greeted by Mayor Robert Woodruff, who will present him with the Key to the City.  

Santa and his helpers will enter the Winter Wonderland in ...

Blue Christmas Prayer Service Sunday, December 10

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not everyone experiences Christmas feeling merry, joyful, and happy. There are those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. There are others who may be out of work or do not have enough work. Some of us may be experiencing sickness, a broken relationship or struggling with addiction. Many of us are overworked and under much stress.  It is ...

Parents, Prepare for the Berkeley Heights Police Santa; Register by November 24

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One of the best-loved traditions at Christmas time is the PBA's Police Santa program.

One Dec. 10, Santa will be patrolling with the Berkeley Heights Police Department and will bring a present to your child -- if you register.

To arrange for a present delivery, register by Nov. 24 by clicking here and follow instructions. 

After registering, drop ...

Santa arrives in Berkeley Heights Saturday, Dec. 2

November 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Children of all ages are welcome to visit with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Town Hall, 29 Park Ave.

Santa will arrive by horse and buggy at the municipal building at 10 a.m., where he will be greeted by Mayor Robert Woodruff, who will present him with the Key to the City.  

Santa and his helpers will enter the Winter Wonderland in ...

Berkeley Heights Ornament Designed by Resident Artist Available for Purchase

Berkeley Heights ornaments are back!

Township resident Lucinda Hayes, this year’s winner of the Downtown Beautification Committee’s (DBC) ornament design contest, has created a beautiful image of the Municipal Building for the 2017 commemorative ornament. The cost of each ornament is $10.

Ornaments are currently available for purchase at Berkeley Hardware and Halls Garden Center ...

EQUUS Film Festival Kicks Off On Nov. 17 in New York City

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place Nov. 17-19 at the Helen Mills Theater & Event Space, 137-139 W. 26th St., in New York City.

The EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and ...

Family Promise's Ehlers Named CEO, Bradshaw Chief Impact Officer as Nonprofit's Footprint, Impact Grows

November 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Reflecting the growth and national scope of Summit-based Family Promise, two of the organization's senior executives -- Claas Ehlers and Cara Bradshaw -- have received elevated titles. Ehlers, formerly president, is now the Chief Executive Officer while Bradshaw, previously Director of Development, is now Chief Impact Officer.

Family Promise, founded in the ...

Braunschweiger Jewelers In New Providence Celebrates its 50th, Golden Anniversary, With Flair

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –  Gold is back, especially at Braunschweiger Jewelers, where its Golden Anniversary celebration went off without a hitch Thursday evening at the New Providence location in the Village Shopping Center.

There was a lot to celebrate – not only has the New Providence store been open for 50 years, Braunschweiger Jewelers has been in the family since Robert ...

Revivify Celebrates Opening in Berkeley Heights with Ribbon Cutting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Owner Kim Bredahl and Michelle Marshall watch Mayor Bob Woodruff do the honors at the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of Berkeley Heights' newest establishment Revivify, which offers cryotherapy, infrared jade sauna, pneumatic compression, and stretching therapies, all designed to treat pain, ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club Feeds the Hungry at Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over seventy Interact Club students from Governor Livingston High School made 1,300 sandwiches to help feed the needy on November 21. Students gathered in the school cafeteria to make well over 1,000 peanut butter and jelly and cold cut sandwiches, all of which were donated to the Market Street Mission in Morristown.

"This is a great event that the students look ...

Berkeley Heights School District Asks Parents to Complete Perception Survey

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Families with children in the Berkeley Heights school district should have received an email this past week from Superintendent of Schools Judy Rattner with a link to a survey about your perceptions and experience with the Berkeley Heights school district.  Click to access the survey link.

"We are focused on becoming the highest performing school ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Berkeley Heights Council Adopts Ordinance Approving Purchase of Plainfield Avenue Property by Township, Sale Of Library Property to Church

November 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The township moved one step closer to becoming owners of the Church of the Little Flower's Roosevelt Avenue property at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

The council, by a vote of 4-0, adopted the ordinance approving the purchase of property at 110 Roosevelt Avenue from the Church of the Little Flower and sale of the township library, at 290 Plainfield ...

Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

Iron Man Michael Magliacano Named Delicious Heights Highlander Athlete of the Week

November 18, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Last Saturday when the depleted Governor Livingston football team met neighboring Chatham High School for the first time in school history, they were in desperate need of a win. The Highlanders, (2-7) who have lost a host of starters this season due to injury, proved there was no quit in their team when they overwhelmed the Cougars in a crossover state consolation ...

Cross Country:  Season Ends for GL Teams; Vanriele Advances to MOC

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Cross Country Teams have had a successful 2017 season, with both the girls and boys varsity squads advancing to the NJSIAA Group 2 Championships for the second consecutive year. In frigid weather, the Group 2 Championships were held Saturday, November 11th at Holmdel Park, and served to qualify the top three teams and top ten individuals for the ...

Gov. Livingston Girls Cross Country Team Wins 1st Place at Sectionals, Both Girls and Boys Teams Advance to Groups

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls cross country team captured a first place victory at the New Jersey State Sectional Central Divsion Championships on Saturday, November 4 at Thompson Park in Monroe Township -- marking the first time in two decades since the Lady Highlanders Cross Country Team won the Sectionals. The Boys Team placed fifth. Both the GL girls ...

Frontline Observations

November 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Jill LaZare, who recently was defeated in her bid for New Jersey State Senate, was the guest speaker at The Fortnightly Club of Summit's November general meeting. LaZare shared her experience running for office in a lively nonpartisan discussion at Twin Maples' Clubhouse, explaining that many 'non-political people' decide to run for office ...

Berkeley Heights YMCA Serves Breakfast to Veterans: Photo Gallery

November 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights YMCA partnered with the VFW Post 6259 for a breakfast at the post on Veterans Day serving 80 veterans and their families after the Township's Veterans Day Ceremony.

"At the Summit Area YMCA, we would like to thank our veterans for their bravery, courage and loyalty to their country and for allowing us the opportunity to freely live ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

November 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Berkeley Heights Residents Help Environmental Commission Move Closer to Sustainable Jersey Silver Certification

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Commission and Green Team have reached their target number of responders to the Green Community Challenge Pledge. A total of 285 residents have responded to the pledge, exceeding the goal of 241 to qualify for Sustainable Jersey points. 

The Green Team would like to thank everyone who took part in the pledge and helped spread the ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Santa arrives in Berkeley Heights Saturday, Dec. 2

November 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Children of all ages are welcome to visit with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Town Hall, 29 Park Ave.

Santa will arrive by horse and buggy at the municipal building at 10 a.m., where he will be greeted by Mayor Robert Woodruff, who will present him with the Key to the City.  

Santa and his helpers will enter the Winter Wonderland in ...

Operation Bling Brings "Beautiful Hope" to People Battling Cancer

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Although "bling" can't cure cancer, it does bring happiness and make women feel beautiful. 

Christine Ferdinand, owner of Ferdinand Jewelers in New Providence, created Operation Bling Foundation from her desire to lift the spirit of a friend who was battling ovarian cancer. She went to visit her friend in the hospital after hearing of her ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club Feeds the Hungry at Thanksgiving

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over seventy Interact Club students from Governor Livingston High School made 1,300 sandwiches to help feed the needy on November 21. Students gathered in the school cafeteria to make well over 1,000 peanut butter and jelly and cold cut sandwiches, all of which were donated to the Market Street Mission in Morristown.

"This is a great event that the students look ...

My Gym in New Providence Celebrates Its First Anniversary

November 21, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Parties are always a lot of fun and it’s especially true when My Gym holds a party for itself.

On Sunday, scores of parents brought their children to My Gym’s First Anniversary Celebration at its New Providence location, 1330 Springfield Ave. Inside they found the type of environment children dream of – ladders and structures to climb into, around, over ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Girls on the Run to celebrate their limitless potential at Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot on November 18

FLORHAM PARK, N.J - Nearly 600 girls who are participating in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs this fall at schools and parks across Essex, Morris, and Union Counties will run in the Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, November 18. The 5K run starts at 10AM and will take place at the Holy Family Church, 1 Lloyd Avenue, Florham Park.

During the 10-week fall ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 16, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Aspiring Journalists Can Enter AHP Student Award Contest

November 24, 2017

American Horse Publications knows all about students with a passion for horses and equine media. The AHP Student Award program, which began in 1993, was initiated to promote awareness to students of the career opportunities available in equine publishing. “AHP’s involvement with students is a rewarding experience for both the students and the association,” says AHP Executive ...

SBOANJ Seeks Pacing Stallions To Stand In New Jersey

MANALAPAN, N.J. — The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association is looking for pacing stallions to stand stud in the state of New Jersey. While our state is fortunate to have several strong trotting stallions standing in 2018, we lack significant representation on the pacing side. 

The SBOANJ has developed the “Home Grown Pace” for pacing foals of 2016 in an attempt ...

Parents, Prepare for the Berkeley Heights Police Santa; Register by November 24

November 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One of the best-loved traditions at Christmas time is the PBA's Police Santa program.

One Dec. 10, Santa will be patrolling with the Berkeley Heights Police Department and will bring a present to your child -- if you register.

To arrange for a present delivery, register by Nov. 24 by clicking here and follow instructions. 

After registering, drop ...

Berkeley Heights Fire Department one of 21 Area Volunteer Fire Departments Dispatched to 5-Alarm Event at Verizon

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Sunday morning November 5, 2017, over one hundred volunteer emergency responders conducted a drill at the Verizon Corporate campus in Basking Ridge. The exercise was organized by the Basking Ridge Fire Company No. 1, in conjunction with the North Somerset County Mutual Aid Association, and with the cooperation of Verizon management. The drill allowed ...

Chatham Borough Council is in Favor of Exploring Transition to Cul-de-sac for Hillside Avenue

November 14, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - There was no formal vote at the meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night, but Chatham Borough residents have convinced the council it should consider the option of making Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac.

Hillside Avenue and Woods Lane residents appealed to the council during the public portion of the meeting, asking for help in relieving traffic concerns about ...

Blue Christmas Prayer Service Sunday, December 10

November 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not everyone experiences Christmas feeling merry, joyful, and happy. There are those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. There are others who may be out of work or do not have enough work. Some of us may be experiencing sickness, a broken relationship or struggling with addiction. Many of us are overworked and under much stress.  It is ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts Winter Solstice Service Dec. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - A special Winter Solstice celebration at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be held December 2, beginning at 4 p.m., with Summit and neighboring community members invited to enjoy the festivities, which will include songs, poems and a time of reflection on the midwinter darkness and return of the sun.

As part of the event, participants will craft garlands of ...

Laurel Hessing, Free Acres Historian and Playwright, Dies at age 81

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Laurel Hessing, 81, of Berkeley Heights passed away quietly in her sleep Sunday, November 19, 2017 at home after a three and a half year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born in Queens, New York on February 25, 1936 and  lived in Berkeley Heights since 1939.  She earned a BA from Rutgers University, and was awarded ...

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A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

November 23, 2017

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...

Greater Union County United Way Participates in Giving Tuesday Campaign

UNION COUNTY, NJ – On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, United Way of Greater Union County will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging generosity and philanthropy around the world.

United Way of Greater Union County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, focuses on providing critical resources to children and ...

Summit Area YMCA Hosts 6th Annual Auction & Comedy Fundraiser, Raises Over $110,000

On November 3rd, 2017, nearly 400 friends and neighbors in the community gathered at the Hilton Short Hills for the 6th Annual Laugh Out Loud Charity Auction and Comedy Night (LOL) fundraiser. Attendees not only enjoyed a night of laughter and drinks, but more importantly supported programs at the Summit Area YMCA. From special needs programs to sponsoring fitness memberships for military ...

Basking Ridge Holiday House Tour & Boutique, Friday, Dec. 1, to Aid Adults with Autism

 

Get into the spirit of the holiday season this Friday, December 1st, by shopping and touring stunning Basking Ridge homes.  Check in between 9 am and 3 pm at Congregation B'Nai Israel, 40 Whitenack Road, Basking Ridge, to shop boutique vendors, pick up maps and wristbands, and proceed to visit four spectacular homes decked for the holidays between ...

Please Stop Trucks on McMane Avenue, Berkeley Heights

November 22, 2017

McMane Avenue has been used by the county as a u-turn for westbound I78 for years. However, with the use of GPS equipment, hundreds of trucks use this road to not perform a u-turn, but to get off one exit early to go to Weldon Materials at the bottom of Diamond Hill Rd. They start at 4:30 a.m. and must change gears due to the turn and the hill. Literally there can be one per minute. The ...

Many People Deserve Thanks for Berkeley Heights Volleyball Program

To the Editor:

I had the privilege of attending the GL Volleyball banquet. At the banquet it struck me that there are so many people who deserve a big “Thank You” for having a hand in creating such a positive program for the girls.

First, the Board of Education deserves thanks for approving this experiment four years ago. The Athletic Director Ann Clifton and the Volleyball ...

Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

November 22, 2017

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

November 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, November 24

Luminous MedSpa & Salon, New Providence

Luminious MedSpa & Salon "Sneak Peak" Event

Health & Wellness

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Fri, November 24

ReNew Salon and Spa, Gillette

ReNew Salon and Spa Offers Black Friday Weekend ...

Health & Wellness

Fri, November 24, 10:00 AM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

Festival of Trees

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Fri, November 24, 3:00 PM

The Max Challenge , New Providence

Holiday Festival Adoptions & Bake Sale @ The Max ...

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Fri, November 24, 5:00 PM

West Orange

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Mayor's Round Table Highlights Berkeley Heights Business Community Winter Walk and Attractions

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township.

Included in this episode, Dr. DeFabio talks with originators of the Berkeley Heights Winter Walk Bobbie Peer, owner of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, and Cheri Pertesis, owner of Anything Floral.

Click ...

I Reported It Myself!

Each year there seems to be more schools relying on self-reported test scores and transcripts on their applications.  While they may, in the long run, streamline the application process I’ve seen them cause a good amount of stress during this already stressful process.  Should an optional test score self-report be filled in?  How do I know whether to mark my class as a ...

Five “No-Brainer” Moves Before Year-End to Strengthen Your Finances

Here are 5 “no-brainer” moves you can make before year-end to strengthen your finances:

1. Taxes: NJ AND NY RESIDENTS ALERT: If Congress pushes through tax reform that eliminates state and local tax exemptions, many NJ and NY residents (along with MA and CA residents) will be hit with tax increases. One estimate says NJ residents, for example, will need to pony up an additional ...