Hundreds View Eclipse From Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside

August 22, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Whether you traveled to a state in the direct path of eclipse totality or stayed local to get a glimpse of this cosmic rarity -- people were prepared to witness "one of the greatest astronomical moments in our lifetime."

People came in droves to Monday's eclipse viewing at Mountainside's Trailside Nature and Science Center. Many came ...

Families Pack Into Berkeley Heights Library for Last Chance to Get NASA Glasses During Special Eclipse Storytime and Craft Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Berkeley Heights Public Library received 55 pairs of special NASA protective glasses to hand out at their eclipse themed learning and craft session Monday morning, led by Marianne Gonzalez.

As the families poured into the library, they were given a number to receive their one pair [per family] of eclipse glasses. The supply quickly ran out because of the ...

Be a Hero for Education, Come as Your Favorite Hero to Strides 4 Students 5K

 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Education Foundation (NPEF) will be hosting its 4th annual Strides 4 Students 5K race on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Registration is now open.  You can register on line at or print out a form and mail in to the address on the form. 

This year they will have a HERO race ...

Who Doesn't Like a Historic Tavern Tour? Basking Ridge Resident Offers Five to Try

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – It’s late August. Summer will soon be over, but isn’t there time for at least one more adventure? How about an historic tavern/pub crawl and tour?

We like touring Morris and Somerset County since this is the “cockpit of the revolution” and most of the old taverns were meeting places of the resistance. Want to grab a pint where General ...

Berkeley Heights Schools Now Have Their Own App

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Another milestone in the history of the Township schools was marked this week, when Judith A. Rattner, Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools, announced the launch of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools Mobile App. This is another step in the district’s continuing efforts to keep its school community well-informed.

The Berkeley ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Tips for Safely Viewing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and a Bit of History

NEW JERSEY – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at 2:44 ...

The Mountains of Philmont Surpassed by Berkeley Heights Crew From Troop 368

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Twelve days. Nearly 100 miles hiked. Changes in elevation of up to 4000 feet a day. 50-pound packs on our back the entire time. And yet, we enjoyed every second of it. Crew number 630-R-4 has returned from Philmont Scout Ranch, Scouting paradise. It was a difficult and arduous experience, but it had the fun to match.

Our Philmont experience began in Colorado. There ...

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of ...

School Board Approves Open Campus Policy for Seniors at Governor Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Seniors who meet certain requirements may now leave the campus at lunchtime.

Thursday night, the board of education unanimously approved the use of “Open Campus Privileges” for the incoming senior class at Gov. Livingston.

Under the open campus concept, seniors may leave the high school’s campus during lunchtime if they meet certain academic, ...

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Summit Area YMCA Healthy U Program Recognizes Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

August 22, 2017

The Summit Area YMCA wants families in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling to understand how adopting healthy habits can help reduce childhood obesity.

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and many families need support changing their families’ habits with the ultimate goal of being a healthy weight. That’s ...