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The Somerset County Library System recently held a “Teen Tycoons” contest in celebration of Small Business Week and awarded prizes to four entrepreneurial teens at the Manville Library. The contest was similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” and 14 Somerset County students pitched their ideas to a panel of judges who were looking for original business concepts or unique variations on an existing business concept.

The first-place winning idea was “Breathin’ Easy” by Brianna Broderick and Madison Hill-Glover, both 11th graders at Academy for Health and Medical Sciences (SCVTHS). The concept included modifications and enhancements to an oxygen concentrator machine, inspired by and in memory of Brianna’s mother, who passed away several years ago. Enhancements to the device included ambulance connection technology, a remote control, additional tubing and more.

“This year’s contestants were all very impressive,” says Cathy DeBerry, adult services librarian at the Somerset County Library System. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the ideas on the market someday. What impressed me the most, however, was the amazing support each of the contestants provided each other even though most of them had just met for the first time.”

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Sea Bright, New Jersey – DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke will celebrate all things oysters on Sunday, August 25 from 2-6. The pinnacle of the free event, which is open to the public, will be an...

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DRIFTHOUSE Restaurant by David Burke
1485 Ocean Avenue
Seabright, NJ  07760
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Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in...

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Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
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Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often...

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Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Join us for partially guided meditations on Wednesday evenings. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community. Beginners...

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Community members and Ramapo students who wish to expand their job market skills and enhance their overall health and well-being may wish to pursue the 200-hour yoga teacher certification to...

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Ocean Galleries presents Jane Seymour – California Colorist   Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome back award-winning actress, designer, and artist, Jane Seymour, over Labor Day weekend...

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