St. Bartholomew Academy Open House

St. Bartholomew Academy will host an Open House on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 11:30 am. This is a great opportunity for prospective parents to tour the school, meet and visit with faculty and parents and learn more about the curriculum standards and mission of the Academy. The Open House will begin in the cafeteria, with current parents and students leading the tours.

St. Bartholomew Academy offers a challenging curriculum balancing technology with traditional learning, small class sizes, before and aftercare, full-day PreK-3 and PreK-4 classes, ten athletic teams, award-winning forensics, and various other extra-curricular activities, including drama club. The Academy has also created an interdisciplinary approach in addressing bullying and other disruptive behaviors using restorative practices, responsive classroom community meetings, and the Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program. These practices combined with our religion program are a spiritual approach to disciplining that cultivates virtue and provides a rich foundation for fostering faith both at home and at school.

Contact Information
  1. Maureen Doherty
  2. 908-322-4265
  3. admissions@stbacademy.org
Sun, October 20
11:30 am — 1:00 pm
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St. Bartholomew Academy will host an Open House on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 11:30 am. This is a great opportunity for prospective parents to tour the school, meet and visit with faculty and parents and learn more about the curriculum standards and mission of the Academy. The Open House will begin in the cafeteria, with current parents and students leading the tours.

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New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

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Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

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Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

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NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

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Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

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To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

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The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

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You Are Not Your Illness. These Words Gave Me The Strength Not To Kill Myself

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Our readers are welcome to enjoy Tony's personal testimony below and also a wonderful video ...

Watchung Hills Marching Warriors: A Winning Formula... On The Field, In The Classroom & In Life

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GOP Sheriff Candidate Parenti to Democrat Opponent Darrin Russo: Defend Yourself and Your Record

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Republican candidate for Sheriff and North Plainfield Chief of Police Bill Parenti has called on his opponent, Democrat Darrin Russo, to explain to voters why they should trust him, given his abuse of union time, his refusal to repay taxpayers for taking advantage of them, and his documented history of having trouble telling the truth.

Parenti’s campaign, since August, ...

New Jersey Author Mitch Albom to Discuss New Book:  Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family

“An Evening with Mitch Albom” will be held at The Pingry School and benefits The Brooke Healey Foundation — fighting pediatric cancer.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Tuesday, November 5, New Jersey native and author Mitch Albom, will discuss his new book: “Finding Chika”— a poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life ...

NP Girls Scouts Plastic Bag Recycling Event

North Plainfield Girl Scouts Plastic Bag Recycling Event

Please bring us your #2 and #4 plastic bags and get a free reusable shopping bag!  

*Plastic bags are among the most common sources of litter and marine debris.

*Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, meaning it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose in a landfill.

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614 Greenbrook Road, ...

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Postponed Indefinitely in Berkeley Heights

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Based on present trap numbers, recent lack of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)-positive mosquitoes ...

Get Ready for Somerset County Weekend Journey Through the Past

 

 

 

 

Make a vibrant connection to history...  

…at Somerset County’s 14th annual Weekend Journey through the Past!  

Visit A selection of Somerset County’s historic sites, all open to the public, free of charge. All participating sites are open on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

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Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

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Captain Carl ...

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“It has been a wonderful 17 years, and we are thrilled ...

Things to Do to Celebrate the Last Weekend of Summer 2019

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Visitors Celebrate Diversity at Somerset County Festival

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Duke Farms Connector Trail from Raritan River Greenway Opens

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Users can access the trail ...

Somerset County Historical Tour: George Washington Danced Here

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Not to be overlooked during this weekend's self-guided "Weekend Journey Through the Past" of historical sites in Somerset County is the Derrick Van Veghten House (ca. 1725) where it is said George Washington danced non-stop for three hours with the wife of one of his generals during the Middlebrook Encampment of 1778-79.

Located on the banks of the Raritan River ...

Levine Credits Triple-A Bond Rating for Savings on Loans

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced two recent county note sales that garnered interest rates of just over one percent.

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UPDATE: Missing Juvenile Has Been Found, Police Say

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Maine Lobsters, Maryland Crabs Visit Main Street

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When Your Number's Up

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Accident on Rt. 202 Friday Results in Two Fatalities

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A motor vehicle accident on Route 202 resulted in two fatalities Friday night.

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Fatal Turnpike Accident Snarls Traffic Throughout Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 4:00 this morning, Tuesday, October 8, an accident involving a tanker truck and an SUV took place on the southbound Turnpike south of interchange 9 at milepost 80.9.  There was one fatality. State Police announced that Anthony Jackson, 60, of Pedricktown in Salem County, NJ, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According a spokesperson for the New Jersey ...

Attempted Child Luring in New Providence, Police Say

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Hunterdon Central High School Reacting to Student's Death

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“We ...

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Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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When Your Number's Up

I have never been waterboarded, but I can’t imagine it can be much worse than going to the DMV.

This is what I was thinking as I was standing in line on the sidewalk at 11:00 in the morning.

There was a line outside the DMV because there was no room inside the DMV. The inside was filled with disgruntled motorists sitting in chairs holding tickets with numbers on them. Numbers like D5 ...