Giving Back

May 4, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ The Mr. Local History Project's tour of the historic village of Basking Ridge is scheduled to return on Saturday, May 15 with an all-outdoors exploration of the town's history that is also a fundraiser for the group's annual high school scholarship program. The event is due ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Although COVID-19 will again prevent this year's Memorial Day parade in Bernards Township, a brief Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The Memorial Day event is being hosted by the Liberty Corner Fire Company. The event is scheduled to be held ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of '22 will be raising funds by holding a collection of clothing and other apparel items, as well as other items for children and household goods during May. The items to be collected include clothing for men, women and children, accessories (e.g., ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ All Bernards Township residents are invited to the first planned monthly “Meet & Greet” meeting with Bernards Township Mayor Janice Fields, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10, in the Warren Craft Meeting Room at town hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. This first ...

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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, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The second annual Reusable Bag Design Challenge, hosted by the Bernards Township Environmental Commission, kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, with a callout to all township students in kindergarten through grade 8 to submit their entries. Entries must be received by June 1, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Residents and other nearby supporters are invited to a rally and vigil to call for protecting Asian lives following the recent murder in Atlanta of eight people, including six Asian women, and other escalating attacks on the Asian community in the past year. The event is ...

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WARREN, NJ - When does a soccer club become more than a soccer club? That’s the question the Board of Directors of Watchung Hills Soccer Association/NJ Elite asked itself. Recognizing the commitment players make to their own soccer development and to the Club, the Board created a set of core values ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Along with recognizing eight local Eagle Scouts, the Bernards Township Committee agenda for this Tuesday includes a final vote on ordinances to set aside funding to repave Spring Valley Boulevard, and also a proposal to loosen zoning restrictions at the Hills Highlands shopping ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Independence for Veterans, 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 Stacia McDonough and volunteers from Independence for Veterans ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Forty-eight years ago Lonnie and Pernell Brice moved from Baltimore, Maryland, into a home on Hamilton Avenue across from Franklin Court. When they moved in, most of Hamilton Avenue was all woods, and “we picked blackberries in the woods over there. That’s all gone now,” ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Hometown Heroes banners can now be ordered before a Memorial Day display to honor veterans who lived, or who formerly lived, in Bernards Township and served in conflict. New banners will now be printed twice annually. The banners purchased by March 16 will be displayed along ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A group of devoted volunteers, working with the local Independence for Veterans nonprofit organization, recently delivered more than $45,000 worth of food along with new winter clothing and other necessities to fill the pantries and closets of homeless veterans in transitional ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Booking an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination is fraught with roadblocks for everyone. Enter Kristof Slevens, who was born and raised in Berkeley Heights. His mother, Wendy, said he told her he had seen “many seniors on the forums who were having trouble making an ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge girls lacrosse program has announced its first two fundraisers for the 2021 season.  On Feb. 7, team members will be selling Philly Pretzels. Order a batch of 10 soft pretzels with a container of cheese sauce for $20. Orders can be placed at ...

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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 January 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ St. James Men of Charity is hosting a Mardi Gras take-out dinner celebration next Saturday, Jan. 30, as a fundraiser for its longstanding charitable activities. The Men of Charity are asking that orders for the "to go" Mardi Gras dinners be placed by Wednesday, Jan.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge boys basketball team will be holding a fundraising clothing drive on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone who wants to donate clothing can drop off items at 194 Woods End Drive os 5 Ross Lane in Basking Ridge. Place donations in white garbage bags labeled ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The naming of the members of the new Diversity and Inclusion committee and a Utility Advisory Task Force were among the appointments of township volunteers and officials to municipal boards at this week's township reorganization meeting. Both new groups will meet for the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A beautiful _ and real _ Christmas tree is to be enjoyed by many at this time of year, but when it's time to be taken down, there are some local opens for recycling that tree, and even helping to fundraise for the Ridge High School girls basketball team. The Ridge girls ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation distributed $25,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. "2020 has been a year like no other, and we are pleased with the support we received this ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — This past Saturday, local non-profit Sup Bro, had the pleasure of spending time with the family of fallen Bedminster Township Police Department's Sergeant AlTerek “Terek” Patterson at Tons Of Toys in Madison, NJ along with members of the Bedminster and Madison police ...

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BERNARDS TWP.,, NJ_ Vehicles were lined up along North Maple Avenue on Saturday and Sunday evenings waiting to tour the "North Pole on North Maple" holiday lights display at the historic Ross Farm at 135 N. Maple Ave in Basking Ridge. The completely drive-through event will also be held next ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township's parks and recreation department and Somerset County have been holding toy collections to bring holiday cheer to local children in a year when making and delivering donated toys is complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bernards Township's Toy Drive is ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ -- All in-person Colonial Christmas activities at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 5, on have been canceled due to forecasted storms this weekend coupled with the worsening pandemic conditions, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Two years ago while volunteering in Long Term Care at Children’s Hospital, Ridge High School student Angelina Xu felt the emptiness of the hospital as she assisted therapists and doctors with recreational activities. Rarely did she see patient families united because parents ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Even COVID-19 couldn't quench the holiday spirit in Basking Ridge in 2020, with the downtown area full of activity on Saturday morning as the Basking Ridge Fire Co. put up this year's holiday tree on the town green. A few hours later, residents were invited to join in a ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge Marching Band (RMB) has been sidelined by COVID-19 to perform a full season like many student athletes and student activities in 2020. However, 74 band members have remained dedicated to showing spirit at home football games. The school musicians and color guard ...

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