Education

Investors Foundation Grant, Gov. Livingston Alumni Association Help GLTV Become Mobile Again

3f6316baaeaf4d3027ea_IMG_4546_2__1_.jpg
Pictured from L to R: GL Advisor Joe Voorhees, Joni Smith Investors Bank (BH Branch), Sharon Brodian-Atkins and Mark Pomo GL Alumni Association Credits: Pam Pomo
1e436c180a4186450fd4_IMG_4545_2__1_.jpg
2927d3f31f5c2b87c79c_20170909_150139-01.jpeg
38eb1eb547aad9a425b2_IMG_20170803_155330_571__1_.jpeg
Credits: Joe Voorhees
5de157542281814385e9_20170803_125659__2_.jpeg
Credits: Joe Voorhees
500bfc89747d095439aa_20170909_140640.jpg
Credits: Joe Voorhees
ff57fd4229915e65b67f_20170909_140305.jpg
Credits: Joe Voorhees
c3c4431300bebe09d600_20170909_140640.jpg
Credits: Joe Voorhees
3f6316baaeaf4d3027ea_IMG_4546_2__1_.jpg

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston television (GLTV) received a grant from the Investors  Foundation in the amount of $2,500, which provided the necessary funds to replace the station’s remote studio.

The Gov. Livingston High School Alumni Association (GLHSAA) petitioned the Investors Foundation on behalf of GLTV advisor Joe Voorhees and accepted the generous grant, allowing for the purchase of a new trailer which will replace the station’s remote studio bus. In addition to the grant provided by the Investors Foundation, additional donations from the Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players as well as private donors and GLHS alumni, accounted for the balance of the necessary funding to complete the acquisition of the trailer. The trailer was then converted into a self-contained remote studio, allowing students to coordinate mobile programing once again this upcoming school year.

GLTV is a local access TV station that serves the communities of Berkeley Heights and Mountainside. Operating out of the Governor Livingston High School Television Studio, the production crew is made up entirely of students who volunteer their time to setup, shoot, and edit everything shown on GLTV.  Advisor, Joe Voorhees, oversees the technical aspects of the station and assists the students during live shoots. The GLTV crew currently shoots regular and semi-regular shows in addition to sports, concerts, plays and special community events. The crews have over 40 shoots and 200 hours of on set time during the school year, with multi-camera production in house or on location. Mr. Voorhees's popular television production classes (intro/advanced) attract over 100 Gov. Livingston students each semester.

Sign Up for E-News

The Gov. Livingston High School Alumni Association would like to thank Investors Bank and the Foundation for its commitment to the community and their generous support of our students. "Investors Bank epitomizes what it means to be a great neighbor and the Investors Foundation award demonstrates their continued dedication to education," said Mark Pomo, GLHSAA officer.

GLTV traveled to Kean University on Saturday, September 9th for its first shoot with their new remote studio when the Highlander football team played Voorhees to open the 2017 gridiron season. The production will then be shown on public access television Fios (47) and Comcast (34) next week for the community to enjoy.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $23 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005, to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Caregiver Conference Sunday, Feb. 25, Focuses on Caregiver's Needs

February 22, 2018

 

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a Caregiver Conference called, “Caring for a Loved One While Being Mindful of Your Own Needs,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Ave. Elizabeth.  

 The Conference, ...

Caregiver Conference Sunday, Feb. 25, Focuses on Caregiver's Needs

 

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a Caregiver Conference called, “Caring for a Loved One While Being Mindful of Your Own Needs,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Ave. Elizabeth.  

 The Conference, ...

'RAD Kids' Program Continues to Grow; Fundraiser Set for Feb. 24 in Summit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Begun two years ago by just a few families whose parents were seeking a safe space for their children to play and, according to group organizers, "meet other kids like them," 'RAD Kids' -- as the group is now known -- has become a safe space for gender-fluid children in North Jersey. 

“We’re now serving ...

Union County Magnet High School to Hold Silent Auction

A great night out with family and friends for just $10.  And we provide dessert and coffee/tea.

Please come to the Magnet High School PSA Silent Auction on Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains (West Hall Cafeteria). 

Tickets are only $10. You can then bid on over $12,000 worth of ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, February 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_b59229b3972266545812_magnet_fundraising_auction_2018_flyer_0219

Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sat, February 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 24, 10:00 AM

Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers, BERKELEY HEIGHTS

Return Berkeley Heights Public Library's Books, ...

Other

Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...