Education

November 19, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ Town Hall offices in Bernards, Bernardsville, Bedminster and throughout the Somerset Hills will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving weekend, along with local school districts. The Bernards Township Library, the Clarence Dillon Public Library in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Somerset County’s first Trail Life USA Scout Troop for young men K-12 has been chartered and Somerset Hills Baptist Church (SHBC), 510 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge will be the HQ for the new Troop, NJ-2717. An Open House/Interest and Sign-Up Meeting will take place at SHBC, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset Hills YMCA awarded scholarships to four local high school students in recognition of their leadership, academic excellence and service to the community. For the ninth year, the Y has administered scholarships. The winners of this year’s scholarship awards ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - In its recently released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Somerset Hills as the No. 33 school district in New Jersey. It ranked Ridge High School No. 15 among public high schools in the state. Niche gave Somerset ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and ...

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PEAPACK  -- Joe Matousek, a resident of Bayonne, NJ, graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has constructed props and sets for such venues and attractions as the Hasbro Toy Show, the Orlando Science Center, and Universal’s Islands of Adventure . . . Sonya Kimble-Ellis, who lives in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the several months, over 200 Somerset County 4-H members and adult volunteers, some from Hillsborough, have been stripping fabric and braiding sections to create the World’s Longest Textile Braid, in hopes that it would be entered into the Guinness Book of World ...

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If the thought of learning more about Civil War cannons gets you fired up, sign up for the School of the Piece – a muzzle-loading artillery safety qualification program for re-enactors and history buffs – coming to the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Six students from the Somerset Hills qualified for the Fall 2017 Dean's list at Seton Hall University.  The university announced that the following students qualified for the Fall 2017 Dean's list and congratulated them for their academic achievements: Laura Dominguez of ...

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BALTIMORE, MD - Seven Somerset Hills residents qualified for the fall 2017 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland, according to an announcement from the university.  In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Basking Ridge resident Sara D. Soden was among the four new members elected to serve on The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House "living museum" that highlights the active role that the Somerset Hills played in the American Revolution. The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown non-profit Preschool Advantage is accepting applications for tuition assistance for children to attend its partner preschools for the school year beginning in September 2018. Families demonstrating a commitment to education and financial need can apply for funding for a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Former Chris Christie legal advisor Andrew J. McNally of Basking Ridge attended his first meeting of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Jan. 23, following his appointment by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  McNally is an ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Nature Through a Child's Eye, the 26th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge through Sunday, Feb. 4. The show ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA - Four students from the Somerset Hills earned Dean's List status at Lehigh University for the Fall 2017 Semester.  Students at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Fall 2017. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at ...

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SOMERSET HILLS NJ - The Somerset Hills will have a two-hour delayed opening on Friday, January 5.  School opening times are as follows: Bernards High School - 9:45 am Bernardsville Middle School - 9:50 am Bedwell Elementary School - 10:45 am

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SOMERSET HILLS NJ - These are the weather related closings for January 4, 2018: Somerset Hills School District - schools are closed Somerset County Superior Court - two hour delayed opening New Jersey State Offices - two hour delayed opening Somerset County Senior Centers - all six ...

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SOMERSET HILLS NJ - When adult residents at the Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, NJ wanted to give back to the community that gives so much to them, they met with Nicole Araujo and Deanna Willard of their Adult Services Program to brainstorm ideas. “As a specialized hospital for children ...

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PEAPACK NJ - Charles H. Matheny, age 76, died on December 14, 2017. A native of Minnesota, he lived most of his life in his home on the campus of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ. "Chuck," who was born in 1941 with cerebral palsy, became the inspiration and the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  The junior class at Hillsborough High School was given a graphic lesson on the sordid world of drugs and drug addiction by watching "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a production of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI. The film presents real ...

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PEAPACK NJ - The Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack has announced the passing of the man for whom the school and hospital is named.  Charles Matheny died this week at the age of 76.   Mr. Matheny's passing was announced by Kendall J. Srpott, MD, JD, the president of Matheny.   Dr.

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