Giving Back

March 20, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Congregation B'nai Israel in Basking Ridge, together with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) will co-host a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took place last week. The "Vigil for Victims of the New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $500 to Carla McGlynn and Elizabeth Kane of the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- More than 100 Girl Scouts from 15 local troops gathered at The Albrook School in Basking Ridge on Feb. 23 for World Thinking Day, which calls for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to join together and take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better. This ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Read, Inspire, Learn is the name of the Girl Scout project Basking Ridge resident and Senior Girl Scout Kate Mercer is pursuing for her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award is equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award for Boy Scouts and ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on Feb. 22 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children, ages ...

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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Even residents who may not have heard of June O. Kennedy, who fulfilled many roles as a presenter of the township's rich history for many decades, have probably learned something about their Basking Ridge heritage thanks to Mrs. Kennedy's extensive research. The former ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Ryan Woods has always had a passion for helping people and giving back to his community. The senior at Union Catholic felt that one of the best ways he could do that was to become a firefighter. Woods recently fulfilled that longtime dream when he graduated from the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Want to dispose of your Christmas or holiday tree and not have to haul it very far? How about to the bottom of your driveway? Each year, the Ridge girls basketball team raises funds to boost the team by arranging to collect Christmas trees from the driveways of local ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Hannah Petersen, a former volunteer at Somerset Hills YMCA, is now a first-year midshipman at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., preparing for a career in the military. Petersen has been away from her hometown since June 28, two days after her high-school ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Meaning of Christmas ~ "Peace on Earth, Good will toward Men, for the Savior has come to show us how to love, and to give us the greatest gift of love."  For many, the true meaning of Christmas is to help others who are less fortunate. For believers, Christmas is everyday. When ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Santa Claus will be taking time off from his own busy schedule on Sat., Dec. 22, to deliver holiday gifts to township homes--and to raise funding for the all-volunteer Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner fire companies. Those who order gifts ahead can help firefighters at the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8 for the 28th annual Cookie Sale at the VNA of Somerset Hills, 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge. A holiday tradition among generations of families, the sale benefits the nonprofit Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ring in the holiday season with friends and family at the fifth annual Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Basking Ridge from noon to 7 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1. Look for unique gifts while at the same time picking out a tree at Bishop Janes United Church's ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday. ​​​​​ The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - TAPinto Basking Ridge asked several of the varsity coaches at Ridge High School what it is that they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. "I am thankful for a most blessed life," Ridge football coach Bill Tracy said. "I have an amazing family, and we have our health. I love ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Somerset County’s first Trail Life USA Scout Troop for young men K-12 has been chartered and Somerset Hills Baptist Church (SHBC), 510 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge will be the HQ for the new Troop, NJ-2717. An Open House/Interest and Sign-Up Meeting will take place at SHBC, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The annual Field of Honor American flag display is due to be back at the lawn in front of Bernards town hall starting on Nov. 1, and this Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the deadline to order a flag to honor a veteran. Names of honorees for the veterans, whether living or in memory, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Registration for the Basking Ridge Turkey Trot 5K next Sunday, Oct. 28 at Mountain Park in Martinsville will continue until Friday, Oct. 26. The event will consist of a 5K run (3.1 miles) and a 1-mile health walk. Check-in for the race will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the 10th annual St. James Men of Charity NJ Microbrew and Harvest Fest for Charity two weeks away, the organization's members will be selling tickets are on sale this weekend after each Mass at St. James Roman Catholic church for the Nov. 3 event at St. James. Advance ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some things ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Entrants in the Basking Ridge Turkey Trot Sunday, Oct. 28 at Mountain Park in Martinsville can save by pre-registering by Oct. 21. The event will consist of a 5K run (3.1 miles) and a 1-mile health walk. Check-in for the race will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the day of the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and is giving back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their ...

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FAR HILLS., NJ _ Sunday is bargain day at the region's biggest rummage sale _ the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills Rummage Sale, open for a final day from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.  The rummage sale, a fundraiser for the Basking Ridge-based VNA, is held each spring and ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 10th annual Harvest Fest and NJ Microwbrew night, an awaited local social event as well as a fundraiser for the St. James Men of Charity, is scheduled this year for Sat., Nov. 3, at St. James in Basking Ridge. The event also draws fans of craft brews, who are able to ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ Donations will be accepted beginning this Sat., Sept. 8, for items to be later resold at this year's long-running Fall Rummage Sale to benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. Donations of a wide variety of items will be accepted each Monday through Saturday, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Labor Day races in downtown Basking Ridge started out with some of the best cyclists from anywhere taking part in the 27th annual Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge, and leading to the township kids' races _ starting with kids with training wheels. In between, runners ...

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