Countdown to the Removal of Basking Ridge's Oak Tree

February 21, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A timeline for events leading up to the removal of the white oak tree that has stood for more than half a millennium -- and around which the village of Basking Ridge grew up -- is now in place. The date on which work will begin to take down the tree has been set for April 24.

The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills, which has set up a gofundme site to ...

Basking Ridge Residents Among Mentors Saluted by Summit's Student/Partner Alliance

SUMMIT, NJ - Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based non-profit organization with a mission of support inner-city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, recently gathered more than 250 students and their family members, mentors and other ...

NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

Rutgers Football Players Assist at Operation Shoebox New Jersey Packing


MANVILLE, NJ  - More than 300 volunteers helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey commemorate its 12th anniversary Saturday by packing  1.200 personal care packages that will be shipped to United States military personnel stationed around the world.

Several members of the Rutgers football team came to help, as did several other groups, including the Boy Scouts, Troop 193; Girl ...

Somerset Patriots National Anthem Auditions Set For Saturday, March 11th

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM, have announced that the team will host National Anthem Auditions from noon to 4 p.m. on Sat., March 11, at Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care packages.

The ...

Busy Historical Society of the Somerset Hills to Hold Annual Kickoff Social Thurs., Feb. 16, for Public and Members

BERNARDS TWP., NJ  - Current and potential new members, as well as visitors from the public, are invited to the annual members meeting & social gathering for The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, set to be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brick Academy, the society's headquarters, at 15 W.

Cookie Walk Fundraiser Check Presented to Adult Day Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Friends of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills recently presented proceeds from the 26th Annual Cookie Walk to the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills, a service provided by the VNA of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge.

Each year, the community lines up for a sale of thousands of homemade cookies made by volunteers. The annual event is a fundraiser ...

St. James Men of Charity's Chili and Chowder Fundraiser Warms Up Chilly, Foggy Night

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The hardworking St. James Men of Charity fed 400 to 500 people on a damp and foggy Saturday night for its annual Chili and Chowder Cookoff fundraiser, but that's not where their efforts end - the funds raised will go to support the MOC's help for individuals and other causes to which they donate.

The Chili and Chowder fundraiser - during which attendees get to ...

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Veterans Welcomed Home with Sweet Treats Donated by Somerset County Girl Scouts and Somerset Hills YMCA

February 20, 2017

Basking Ridge, NJ, February 20, 2017 – On Saturday, February 11 veterans moving out of Valley Brook Village’s transitional housing into their own apartments received “Dinner in a Basket” from Girl Scouts from across Somerset County. Earlier in January, Girl Scouts from 15 troops combined efforts at an annual Girl Scout Pool Party held at Somerset Hills YMCA, a branch of ...