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February 4, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- In 2002, members of the Parkland community and Parkland Recreation (P-Rec) identified a need. Despite the excellent athletic opportunities available to the general public in Parkland, the special needs community was lacking an outlet for participation. Soccer, the first ever Parkland ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents are invited to join the Friends of the Bernards Township Library as volunteers to assist with their administrative work and to help with the activities that the organization participates in or sponsors throughout the year. The Executive Board of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - American Legion Post 433 invites area residents to its Annual Sweetheart Meatloaf Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 8,from 5 to 8 p.m. The Post will be serving up a variety of Meatloaves (Brown Gravy, Italian, Mexican, Mushroom and Salmon), Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, ...

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EDISON,NJ - The Edison Elks Motorcycle Committee will be hosting its second annual Steak Night and 50s Dance at the Edison Elks Lodge on February 16, from 6 p.m. to 10p.m.   “This is one of many functions the Edison Elks Motorcycle Committee holds to raise money for charity. We are dedicated to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Boy Scouts of America’s Troop 1 in New Providence recognized Thomas Sponauer, Adam Venturella and Thomas Harris for earning their Eagle Scout rank, which is the highest achievement a Boy Scout can earn. The Eagle Scout rank has a long, distinguished history, and has been ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 participants -- among them rare cancer patients, survivors, doctors, caregivers and supporters -- joined together February 2 to raise funds for groundbreaking rare cancer research at Cycle for Survival's indoor team cycling ride at Equinox Summit. Held for the eighth ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Wednesday January 30, local Manahawkin couple, Maryann and Gregory Levine were involved in a life altering car accident. Due to extensive injuries and limited insurance the family needs the community’s support.  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by Laurie ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Wednesday January 30, local Manahawkin couple, Maryann and Gregory Levine were involved in a life altering car accident. Due to extensive injuries and limited insurance the family needs the community’s support.  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by Laurie ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Wednesday January 30, local Manahawkin couple, Maryann and Gregory Levine were involved in a life altering car accident. Due to extensive injuries and limited insurance the family needs the community’s support.  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by Laurie ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey has received a $2,500 grant from the Rotary Club of Morristown. The Rotary Club supports organizations like Girl Scouts which allow girls to grow, thrive, and succeed while supporting projects that improve the quality of life for individuals, ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Wednesday January 30, local Manahawkin couple, Maryann and Gregory Levine were involved in a life altering car accident. Due to extensive injuries and limited insurance the family needs the community’s support.  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by Laurie ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - A Raritan woman is among those being honored as 2019 Women of the Year by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. Joni McKelvey, of Raritan, is being honored as a Hometown Hero this year. The program honoring the women will be held March 29 at The Imperia, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- South Florida based charity Not My Daughter...Find a Cure Now! and the Broward County Chapter of The Pap Corps have teamed up for the 4th consecutive year to support groundbreaking cancer research in South Florida. Parkland's Denise Hostig, one of the inspirations behind Not My ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School gymnasium was on fire with some fantastic basketball fun recently when Jefferson School PTA sponsored the Harlem Wizards event that sold out the entire venue. The event drew ia crowd from all around the district as the Roxbury staff put together a team ...

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CEDAR GROVE,NJ - TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove today announced that it will once again partner with Cedar Grove High School’s Sport Management Class and serve as the official media sponsor for the Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament on March 28. In its third year, the college credit Sport ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Two residents of the Somerset Hills area will be among nine who are honored at the 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner sponsored by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s program will be held Friday, March 29 at The Imperia, 1714 ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Another township family was devastated by fire this week when flames ripped through a home located in a development just minutes away from South Brunswick High School on Thursday. The Datla family was not home at the time of the fire. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Izzy's Infantry, a non-profit based in Bridgewater, is continuing its work into 2019 to do more for childhood cancer research and traumatic spinal cord injury programs. Izzy's Infantry Fighting Pediatric Cancer and Spinal Trauma was founded in 2016 in honor of Isabel "Izzy ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - They came, they ate, they voted. The Tri-County Scholarship Fund held its first "Chili Bowl" on Friday at Chatham Fish & Game and it was an unqualified success. "We raised enough money to send three financially needy students to Catholic school," Chatham's John Carini, one ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Several hundred walkers are preparing for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Parkland and Coral Springs. Teams are being put together and fundraising events are in full swing. The event's theme, "Imagine a World Without Cancer," takes place on April 6, 2019 from 5:00-10:00 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services will host our annual Evening of Thanks on April 10, 2019, 6 PM – 9:30 PM at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, honoring the contributions of four community philanthropist. This year’s honorees are: Benjamin Serna, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Another township family was devastated by fire this week when flames ripped through a home located in a development just minutes away from South Brunswick High School on Thursday. The Datla family was not home at the time of the fire. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Volunteer Sandy Harris was honored at the Springfield Offices of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) early last month on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Harris was recognized for updating a statewide online database called the New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse.  She ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - When heading to the supermarket for the all of your big game party needs, pick up a can or three of soup to donate to those facing challenges. Canned soup is an excellent choice for donation because, other than adding a can of water for some varieties, it is full meal with little ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In July 1976, the Borough of South Plainfield held its first ever Safety Town program. Back then, 125 preschoolers completed the two-week age-appropriate safety awareness course held at the former South Plainfield Board of Education offices on Cromwell Place. "The goal was ...

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CLARK, NJ - Senior year of high school brings with it the excitement and anticipation of being an upperclassman, going to prom, graduation and planning for the future.   No one heads into that year expecting to spend it fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For Christian Ferrao, that is exactly what ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Domestic Violence Response Team holds a fundraiser every other year.  The revenues generated from the fundraiser support a number of services offered by the Team to victims and their families.  To help meet their funding goals, the Team announced that an "Italian ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is making special arrangements for food pantry clients who may have missed food distribution this week because of the extreme weather.  The extremely cold weather that enveloped the region this week affected almost everyone, including our most ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The Indian Hill school PLG has a donation collection for the Flannery family under way. The Flannery family lost their home on January 30th in a fire in Holmdel on Blue Hills Drive. A donation Box will be set up in the Indian Hill Shool main office - they are collecting gift ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Do you crochet? Do you like giving back to the community? We need your help! The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library, in partnership with Mayor Keith Kazmark, Passaic County Senior Services, Passaic Valley High School and the Woodland Park School District, have launched a ...

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