Gov. Livingston Celebrates Class of 2017 at 57th Commencement Ceremony; 'Burn the Ships' to a Bright Future

June 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is "no turning back" for the 283 graduates of Gov. Livingston's Class of 2017, who, by tradition, proceeded down Highlander Way Tuesday night to Frey Field to "Burn the Ships" -- advancing to a future destined for greatness. 

The night was pristine for the 57th Gov. Livingston Commencement Ceremony as the Highlander ...

Berkeley Heights BOE Honors Outstanding Students

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—Gov. Livingston students and their families filled the gymnasium at Columbia Middle School at a recent Board of Education meeting to honor these students for their outstanding achievements in academics, extra curriculars and athletics. Nearly 100 distinguished scholars and athletes were recognized for their extraordinary efforts.

"They ...

Columbia Middle School Graduates Continue Their Journey With Words of Optimism: 'Why not me?'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Columbia Middle School's 209 eighth grade students celebrated their promotion to high school on Monday night in an indoor ceremony at the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre at Gov. Livingston's Davis Hall.  The graduation originally scheduled to take place at Frey Field was moved indoors due to the weather forecast.

Columbia Middle School ...

Four Berkeley Heights Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Four young men from Berkeley Heights are participants (listed with sponsoring Legion Posts) this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

Carl Heer, Berkeley Heights, Legion Post #433
Ethan Kan, Berkeley Heights, Legion Post #433
Timothy Koubek, Berkeley Heights, Legion Post #433
Cole ...

Berkeley Heights Team Wins 'Super Researchers Award' at JR. FLL Expo

LIVINGSTON, NJ - On May 20th, more than 40 teams gathered at the JR. FLL expo from more than 20 different towns in New Jersey, including MAJEC- a team consisting of five boys in Berkeley Heights, who, through all of their persistence and hard work, ended up winning awards and medals at the expo.

JR. FLL is an acronym standing for “Junior First Lego League” ...

Thank you for the years of service; Board of Education Honors District Retirees

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Board of Education recently honored this year's district retirees with a ceremony.

"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working ...

Boy Scout Troop 368 Goes Spelunking

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Studies indicate that 5-7% of the population have some form of claustrophobia - fear of small spaces - but that didn't stop Troop 368!

At the end of May, the troop ventured out near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to go on a spelunking adventure. Spelunking - also known as “caving” or “potholing” - is ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

'Wheel-A-Thon' at Mary K. McMillin benefits St. Jude Children's Hospital

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – On June 2, 2017 the Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center held their 8th annual “Wheel-A-Thon”, a charitable event for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  The school community raised over $2,200.00 to support the hospital in its mission to advance cures, and find means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic ...

Gerrato and Baroff Receive Union County Scholar Athlete Honors

GARWOOD, NJ—Governor Livingston students Lindsay Gerrato and Dan Baroff were honored as the 2017 Union Country Interscholastic Association Conference Scholar-Athletes at the Westwood in Garwood for their commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.

Each year, the school athletic department selects a male and female student athlete who embodies the qualities of an exceptional ...

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Summit Area YMCA Launches New Mobile App

June 22, 2017

When it comes to accessing the Summit Area YMCA’s programs and services, it is important that we provide the most efficient, user-friendly experience for our members and community.  We listened to your feedback and have enhanced the customer experience to better suit your needs. With this in mind, the Summit Area YMCA is  launching its new mobile app for Apple and Android which ...