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Teen Teaches 99-Year-Old WWll Veteran To Use A Smart Phone

May 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ –  Sitting and speaking with Hayward Wheaton at his home in Scotch Plains is like taking a step back in history. On October 30 Hayward will turn 100, and is hoping to celebrate with a small party and a big chocolate cake.

Originally from Jersey City, Hayward can remember when he made $60 a month working as an elevator operator, when the mailman came twice a day (stamps ...

Cancer Survivor Nicholas Tarabokia Helps Kick Off Mary Kay McMillin's 9th Annual Wheel-a-thon Fundraiser

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This is the 9th year Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is sponsoring a "Wheel-a-thon" to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital's mission of finding cures and saving children with catastrophic diseases. MKM School Nurse Margaret Berry organizes this annual fundraiser, and over the past nine years, the ...

Art in the Park Showcases Abundance of Talent in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With Saturday's dismal forecast for an art festival in the park, the Art in the Park committee, along with the support of community leaders, transformed the gym at Columbia Middle School into a garden of exhibits and hands on activities for the children. There was no loss of enthusiasm for the arts and a fun event was had by all, said Midge Vicendese, ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

Brilliant Life, Smart Phone: SAGE Teen Volunteer Teaches 99-Year-Old WWII Veteran How to Use Latest Technology

SUMMIT, NJ –  Hayward Wheaton will celebrate his 100th birthday on October 30, another milestone in an amazing life of the World War II veteran and Scotch Plains resident. Visiting Wheaton at his home is like taking a step back -- and through -- history, with the Jersey City-native remembering when he made $60 a month working as an elevator operator,, when the ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Valairco Cares Gives Back: Vote for Your Favorite Non-Profit to be Recipient of $500 Donation

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and wants to give 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 50th year celebration. 

Anyone can nominate a charity or nonprofit ...

15 Years Old and Still Going Strong, Rubber Ducky Festival Returns June 9 to Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – This year’s Festival and Ducky Race will be held from Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Passaic River Park, 151 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights.

Admission is free for everyone, so join friends and neighbors and come together as a community.

The Rubber Ducky Race will be the featured event. Thousands of tiny yellow plastic duckies will ...

Family Promise of Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

SUMMIT, NJ - Drawing a record crowd, Family Promise of Union County -- in partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and a host of volunteers -- hosted its third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford / Elizabeth, welcoming more than 200 attendees to an event that featured free wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods.

A grant from Overlook ...

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Union County Celebrates National Trails Day with Free Guided Hikes and Activities, June 2

May 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Trails Day at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, June 2, where the County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center will host four different guided hikes and an Adopt-a-Trail volunteer activity along with special programs throughout the day for all ages. The ...