Award winning artist Roberta Oliver Exhibit at the Library

Award winning artist Roberta Oliver will be exhibiting her water colors at the Oakland Library during the month of December. Ms. Oliver has studied at several private art schools in Florida and New Jersey including the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair; Anna Maria Island Art League; Longboat Key Art […]

On Golden Pond

Barnstable Academy Director, Lizanne Coyne, Parent Ambassadors Susan Alpert and Robert Butler, along with members of the Oakland branch at Remax.

Barnstable Academy Teams Up with Oakland Businesses Collecting for Toys For Tots

Barnstable Academy Teams Up with Oakland Businesses Collecting for Toys For Tots By Lizanne M. Coyne Oakland, NJ, December 2, 2016 – Barnstable Academy conducted a school-wide Toy Drive in conjunction with the U.S. Marie Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Led by Barnstable’s Parent Ambassador’s, the drive collected more […]


Ramapo Valley Baptist Church Announces Advent and Christmas Service Schedule

The Ramapo Valley Baptist Church at 150 Franklin Ave, Oakland, announces its Advent and Christmas Service schedule. Each Sunday during Advent we will have a special advent candle lighting ceremony during our worship service.  Saturday 12/3 our kids will perform their Christmas Pageant at 7 PM.  The highlight of the […]

Can Animals Read Human Behavior?

Can Animals Read Human Behavior? A Social Skills Experiment Students at Barnstable Academy find out first hand. By Lizanne M. Coyne For the second straight year, Barnstable Academy teamed up with Cassie, golden retriever and her trainer, Mrs. Susan Alpert for a morning of dog therapy education and social interaction. […]



RBARI hires social justice attorney

Oakland, NJ – Northern New Jersey’s leading no-kill animal shelter, RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE, INC., hires social justice attorney as part of shelter reorganization and planned expansion effort. Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Megan Boyle, Esq. to the position of Executive Director. Ms. Boyle, […]