Take a Trip Back in Time at the Deserted Village and Littell Lord Farmstead in Berkeley Heights

October 22, 2017



BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Visitors to the two sites in the township that opened for Four Centuries in a Weekend got a real glimpse of life in the 18th and 19th Centuries on Saturday. These two sites will be open again on Sunday, Oct. 22, beginning at noon.

Littell-Lord Farmstead at 31 Horseshoe Road, with its stone springhouse and summer kitchen, was built In 1760 by  ...

'Historic' Scarecrows Welcome Visitors to Hetfield House During Four Centuries in a Weekend


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Scarecrows greet visitors to the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House - not the modern type, but the kind made with pillow case heads and lots of straw. Most of them depict historical figures including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, but there is also one of Steve Jobs and another of Amelia Earhart.   They were made by fifth grade students at Hetfield House, who ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder Academy in ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

SAT, AP, ACT and PARCC Results Reported at Berkeley Heights Board Of Education Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney and members of the district administrative team reported on the SAT, ACT, AP and PARCC test scores and the news is good.

The report was issued at the Oct. 12 meeting of the Board of Education. A summary of the Report of Student Achievement, provided in the slide show, which is almost 90 pages long, reported:


Report Shows Drop in Affirmed Incidents of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying in Berkeley Heights School District

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The good news is that the number of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) are, for the most part, down in the district in the period of January to June, 2017.

According to the report presented at the Oct. 12 Board of Education meeting, the number of investigations, 58, are the same this year as they were in the same time period last year, while the number of ...

Governor Livingston High Yearbook, the Claymore, Wins Platinum Award in State Competition


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Claymore, the Governor Livingston High School 2017 Yearbook, won the second highest award for all state entries at the Garden State Scholastic Press Association awards ceremony.

Superintendent of Schools Judith Rattner used the Mission Moment to reveal the award information to members of the public at the Oct. 12 meeting of the board while discussing ...

Columbia Middle School Assembly Fosters Tolerance of Diversity

On Friday October 6, the entire school population at Columbia Middle School (CMS) attended an assembly by CPR Poets (affiliated with The Mayhem Poets) to close out CMS' "Week of Respect" activities. 

Four poets of different genders, ethnicities and physical abilities spoke to the students about the importance of self-confidence, kindness and respect for each other.  ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts Flaunt It!


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Meg Zucker, the president and founder of Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It, Inc <>  (DHIFI), a not for profit organization that works to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for a person’s blatant and invisible difference, spoke to Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts on Sunday, October 1, ...

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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Free Little Library Opens at Berkeley Heights YMCA

October 22, 2017

A free neighbor exchange of books is now available at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

At the Summit Area YMCA, we are dedicated to providing all members of our community with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive through our programs and services. In collaboration with the Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization that inspires neighborhood book exchanges around the world, the Berkeley Heights ...