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Giving Back

April 21, 2022

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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The inaugural Bernards Township Day commemorates the May 24, 1760, anniversary of the granting of a township Charter by King George II of England, establishing Bernardston Township. "May 24 is the day on which the community gives back to Bernards Township with an act of ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - On April 1, military veterans with disabilities and Special Olympics New Jersey Athletes joined dignitaries from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Somerset County, as The New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF), the charitable arm of the New Jersey Section, PGA of America (NJPGA), ...

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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is holding a Native Pollinator Plant Sale online beginning tomorrow, April 1, through April 22. Last year was the first such sale, and it was a huge hit with gardeners throughout the area. The Bernards Township Environmental ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Everyone has been there at one point or another - they want something special and, at that moment in time, it just seems impossible to acquire. Thanks to many volunteers and donors, Sophia Tiboni, 15, of New Providence and a freshman at Mt. Saint Mary Academy and founder of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee this week recognized 88 local girls and young women from several local Girl Scout troops who had earned a Bronze Award, the Silver Award or the top Gold Award, which are the most prestigious awards that Girl Scouts can achieve.   With the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Ridge Key Club is holding a “Stand With Ukraine” drive, to collect items for Ukrainian humanitarian aid which will be sent to Ukraine, without delay. Participants are asked to drop off the items at the Ridge outer lobby. Items needed include: Baby Formula - any ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Parents for Exceptional Children (PEC) is offering a training session to new and current mentors to learn tips and techniques for mentoring special needs children. Any student older than 10 who thinks they might like to be a buddy to a child with special needs ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its Spring Rummage Sale on April 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bag sale and half-price sale will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, only. Donations will be accepted from Sunday, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m. and Monday, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  - Watchung Mayor Keith Balla and the Borough Council, at its last meeting, recognized two residents with proclamations and designated upcoming days in their honor. Vera Stine Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March 24 and Charles Aubrey Eaton Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, March ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE, NJ, - Runners, sprinters, and walkers of all ages headed out along the "Shamrock Shuffle" course through Bernardsville's backstreets on Saturday morning. There were even a few baby carriages among the participants in three separate race or walking events which started and ended ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ – After the March 12 snowstorm forced the Ridge High School girls’ lacrosse program to postpone its annual clothing drive, the event is rescheduled to this Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donations will be collected in front of the Ridge gym on North Finley Avenue ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Creating a Ukrainian Pysanka Egg takes determination, focus, two steady hands, a candle, beeswax, some specific tools, various colors of non-edible dyes, and patience - lots and lots of patience. On Saturday, in the Harry Durham Park enclosed pavilion, two classes were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Visions and Pathways 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 Visions and Pathways trustees Emily Benadon, Laurie Pellegrino, and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council at its last meeting voted to approve Hometown Hero banners to display twice per year, around Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day.   The program will begin the tradition of honoring those Veterans and Service Members (living and deceased) as well as Active ...

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  BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ – A piano concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid to Ukrainians will be held at the Lamington Presbyterian Church, 355 Lamington Road, Bedminster, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17.   Organized by concert pianist Min Kwon, a member of the Lamington congregation and ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Ridge High School girls’ lacrosse program is conducting its annual clothing drive with donations to be collected Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Ridge gym on North Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge. Start cleaning out closets now and donate goods ...

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  BEDMINSTER, NJ - Crossroads4Hope, a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization that provides social and emotional support to those affected by cancer, introduced Ralph D. Weaver as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees in February. The announcement came on social media as the organization ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After a successful inaugural event in December, Dress Express Boutique is presenting their second pop-up event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 20 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights located at 250 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. The boutique offers donated, ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Independence for Veterans is launching its Easter Food Drive on Tuesday, March 1. The “Feed Our Heroes” campaign will run through Monday, April 18. Non-perishable foods such as boxed milk, cereals, pancake mix, canned meats, soups, tuna, vegetables, beans, fruit, pasta, ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization with headquarters in New Providence, is responsible for aiding in organ and tissue donations. The organization honored an Elizabeth resident whose “selfless act” helped save the lives of over 75 New Jerseyans. He is ...

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