Basking Ridge Resident Honored for Philanthropic Efforts

July 17, 2017

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to personally thank those who continuously perform at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” This year, the event raised $350,000 to improve the life-enhancing services that ...

Somerset Hills Resident Elected to Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum Board of Trustees

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House have elected Karen Sweeney, of the Gladstone section of Peapack-Gladstone, to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees.


Sweeney has had a 22-year career as an elementary and special education teacher. She currently teaches fourth and fifth grade students in the Manville School District.

California Pizza Kitchen in Bridgewater Holds Appreciation Lunch for Veterans From Lyons

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - About 20 veterans who are living and enrolled in programs at the Lyons Veterans Administration facility in Bernards Township were invited on July 4 to an appreciation luncheon hosted - and provided - by California Pizza Kitchen at the Bridgewater Commons mall.

Stacia McDonough, a veterans' advocate from Bedminster, said she approached then-general manager Sean ...

Somerville: K9 Children’s Book Author Donates Proceeds to Buy Protective Vest for K9 Basilone

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Author Jim Wiater came up with the story by chance. He was multi-tasking – driving the car and entertaining his young daughters, Nikki and Kaci with a story that he made up as he drove.  

Over the years, he expanded and refined the story line, sat down, and began to write. Finally, last year, he self-published “The Adventures of Solo, The Big ...

Bedminster Local is State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Miss Ivanka Panasik, age 6, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant to be held August 11 to 12 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The pageant is held for girls ages four through 18 in five different age divisions.

The newly crowned Miss New Jersey Princess will receive a $1,000 cash award, the ...

Somerset County 4-H Members Capture Top Awards at State Public Speaking Contest

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -Twenty-eight New Jersey 4-H members received Outstanding Presentation Awards at the State 4-H Public Presentations Contest held  at the Cook/Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Over 180 4-H members from throughout the state took part in this event which offers qualified 4-H members an advanced Public Speaking experience.  To qualify for this State ...

Support Our Veterans License Plates Proposed for New Jersey


TRENTON, NJ – Homeless veterans will benefit from legislation sponsored by Hunterdon County Assemblyman Erik Peterson that would allow residents to purchase Support Our Veterans license plates.

The bill (A1540) was unanimously advanced June 15 by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“No man or woman who served in the U.S. armed forces ...

Church Celebrates First 300 Years, Anticipates Next Three Centuries

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The church around which the village of Basking Ridge grew up - dating back the construction of a log cabin next to an oak tree that was old even then - celebrated its 300th anniversary on Saturday with a parade and congratulations from local and further-away well-wishers.

The Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church has been commemorating its 300th anniversary throughout ...

Law Enforcement Officers Pass the Torch for Special Olympics New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ – Law Enforcement Officers, including a team from Elizabeth Police, and Wakefern volunteers kicked off the weekend of the annual Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) Summer Games with a fundraising Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The Elizabeth officers joined their colleagues in the Port Authority and US Customs and Border Protection at Wakefern’s ...

Professor Honored for Basking Ridge White Oak Tree Legacy Project

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Alexander Mirabella present Dr. Thomas Ombrello, Ph.D with a resolution congratulating and commending him for his work to continue the legacy of the Basking Ridge White Oak Tree.

The white oak had been located on the property of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in downtown ...

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Fri, July 21, 2:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, Somerville

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RSVP to Camp Jotoni Annual Community Day and End of Summer Celebration

July 20, 2017

Camp Jotoni's Annual Community Day & End of Summer Celebration, along with the Tricky Tray/ Special Raffle Event, will take place on Sunday August 13th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the grounds of Camp Jotoni, located at 51 Old Stirling Road, Warren, NJ 07059. 

Activities for this family event include face painting, bouncy slide, dunk ...