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Giving Back

July 1, 2022

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Two township residents were honored as recipients of the 2022 Mayor's Art Awards for their contributions to the local arts at this week's Bernards Township Committee. Nola Hansen was given the award for an individual for her many years of bringing music to The Ross Farm off ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Local fun-filled Food Truck and Music Festival was a success for the Liberty Corner Fire Company this past Saturday, June 25. The proceeds from this event went to the Volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Co. who has been the firefighting organization serving Bernanrds Township since ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Liberty Corner Fire Company is hosting a Food Truck and Music Festival with 18 gourmet food trucks, live music, vendors and activities for children from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday, June 25, on the Liberty Corner Fireman's Field off Church Street in Liberty ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network 5K has raised over $1.3 million with races held in Long Branch and New Providence. Donations will be accepted through August 31, 2022. Several teams filled the field at NJ Sharing Network's headquarters in New Providence on race day. Runners, each with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the disability rights community were recognized May 25 for their statewide advocacy efforts at the 2022 Celebration of Abilities, hosted by Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN|NJ). The biennial fundraising event honors individuals who have made ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for a Bridgewater family whose father was killed in a motorcycle accident in Franklin Monday. Luis Ruiz, 43, of Bridgewater, was traveling northbound on a 2014 Harley-Davidson when it collided with a 2019 Ford F250, operated by Octaviano ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Our House, Inc. is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Michele DelCorsano, President & CEO and Kathy Colford, VP of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although Memorial Day has always been the official kickoff for summer, it's also always been a special day in Basking Ridge to pause and remember those who made "the ultimate sacrifice" in defending the nation. The annual Memorial Day parade returned to Basking Ridge in 2022, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Service and community pride are cornerstones of the people and history of Bernards Township.  May 24th marked the inaugural Bernards Township Day - A Day of Service and Pride. The all volunteer non-profit organization, Mr. Local History Project, encouraged pride and community ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Led by Mayor Shawn Lipani and members of the Township Committee, more than 100 local heroes, veterans of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, other deployments and service stateside were honored for their time in uniform away from home at the 17th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Several hundred runners - many determined to shave a few seconds off their best times, while others were just as satisfied for a fun run with family and friends - lined up for the return of the LegalRunaround 5K race early Thursday evening on East High Street nearby the Somerset ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One Sunday in 1974, Marc Friedman stopped in to see what the volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Co. was all about. Friedman says he was "warmly greeted" and he became a firefighter, a role he says, "You will either love from day one, or decide it's not for you." Forty-eight ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township's annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony honoring those who are veterans or in active service returns to downtown Basking Ridge this year. Step off of the parade is set for 9:30 a.m. at Collyer Lane on Monday, May 30. The parade will make its way to the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The WITH Grace Initiative held its second annual fundraising and appreciation dinner on the patio at Prestige Diner last Thursday -- bringing family and community members together for a great cause: With Grace Initiative. Grace Eline, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who is ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! For Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers?  The answers ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There's still time to contribute to the Farmstead Arts' already successful fundraiser to benefit refugees displaced by the ongoing war in Ukraine, which kicked off with a special event in the Farmstead's barn on April 24. The public fundraiser featured a Pysanka (orthodox ...

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  FAR HILLS, NJ - The giant Atlantic Visiting Nurse fundraising rummage sale held each spring and fall at the Far Hills Fairgrounds at Routes 202 and 512 (Main Street and Peapack Road) begins on Friday morning and continues through Sunday afternoon.   Among thousands of items donated last ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Would you trade one morning’s cup of coffee to help a homeless veteran who is struggling with so little that he cannot afford the luxury of a chain-bought cup of Joe, nor food, clothing, rent, etc.? In its latest progressive campaign to combat veterans homelessness, that’s ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fellowship Foundation is pleased to recognize Sweetwater Construction Corporation as its Presenting Sponsor during the 2nd annual Fellowship Charity Golf Outing on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Somerset Hills Country Club (SHCC) in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Nationally recognized and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2022.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Visions and Pathways. Bridgewater based Visions and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., The Junior Women's club of Somerset Hill is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest about, what else, trees. The theme this year is "Trees are Terrific." One of the reasons "Trees are Terrific" is that by strategically planting trees, a household can save up to 25 percent on ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights will return to The Grove in Connell Park this year. It was postponed because of COVID-19 in 2020, then was held "in person" last year at The Grove, when 26 teams and individuals from Berkeley Heights and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough resident is in the hospital after an unexpected life-threatening brain bleed, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical expenses and financial needs of her 16-year-old daughter. Yael Shvetz, a single mother of four, was taken to the hospital, to ...

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WARREN TWP., - Girls softball teams and their supporters will be batting and dining to benefit kids battling cancer! Come and show your support for childhood cancer warriors by wearing yellow or gold - the color of childhood cancer awareness. Proceeds from any sales and donations will go to the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local women at the annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon. Molly Borst, Lorraine Maita, Cindy Meyer, Bobbie Peer, Willie Mae Veasy and Dee Zampella will be honored on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Fiddler’s ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA. The packages will be shipped to members of ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ -- A GoFundMe page has been established for the family of John P. Viggiano, a phys ed and health teacher at Essex Fells Elementary School. Viggiano, 45, was a resident of Basking Ridge. He died suddenly on Friday, April 1. He was married with one son and one daughter. “John ...

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