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Bingo Brings Smiles to All at Berkeley Heights Cultural Events Committee's 2nd Annual MLK Service Event

January 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the second year, the Berkeley Heights Cultural Events Committee honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting a community service project at the Autumn Lake at Berkeley Heights nursing home on Monday. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, students requiring service hours, and families joined together with the ...

SAGE Names Board of Trustees for 2017

SUMMIT, NJ – SAGE Eldercare, a non-profit organization which serves older adults and their caregivers in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the addition of two Summit residents to its Board of Trustees, and changes in its Executive Committee for 2017 including naming John Hoffman as Board President.

 

Joining SAGE as a Board community representative is David Bomgaars, a Summit ...

New Providence Diversity Committee Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Bringing Old and Young Together

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Diversity Committee held their first service care project at Manor Care Health Services on Monday. Inspired by Martin Luther King Day, members of the community, from school aged to adults, visited residents at Manor Care to participate in Bingo.

Ayana Joseph, a member of the Diversity Committee and Our Lady of Peace, led the service project and was ...

Former Shelter Dog Marks Milestone 5,000 Lives Saved

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Even an unexpected snowstorm could not stop a 1-year-old shelter dog named Travis from finding a permanent family of his own and becoming Home for Good Dog Rescue’s milestone 5,000th adoption on Jan. 7.

 

That Saturday, the New Jersey-based nonprofit organization hosted its first adoption event of 2017 and welcomed the public to its facility in ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies

A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the County’s Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

“Every year ...

Ray Schramm a Long Time Springfield Resident and Veteran of Two Wars

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Recently, due to a kind introduction by Township Administrator Ziad Shehady, I was fortunate enough to spend an hour with Ray Schramm.  He greeted me with a nice smile and a strong handshake.  While most of the short time was spent talking about his World War II experience on the USS Texas, thoughts about how much has happened and changed in his life were always ...

Imagine, Youth Grief Support Group, Will Move To Mountainside

WESTFIELD, NJ - As it winds up its fifth year serving grieving children and their families, Imagine New Jersey is preparing to move into a new home in Mountainside. 

The organization, which provides free, year-round grief support for children, families, and communities, has had 435 families participate in its grief support programs. Today, 217 children and adults attend its programs every ...

Friends Complete Nativity Scene in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is a new angel and two sheep added to the nativity scene located in Peppertown Park thanks to a donation by caring citizens that thought the nativity scene needed a few more figures to make it complete.

Two years ago residents set out to fund a new nativity scene to be placed near the town Christmas tree. Through private donations, as ...

Four Berkeley Heights Scouts Receive Scholar-Athlete Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At a recent awards event, four Berkeley Heights Scouts were recognized for outstanding achievements in scholarship and athletics by the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America. They four scouts were Vasant Bhardwaj, Troop 368; Alexander (“Sasha”) Frolov, Troop 68; Alton Grossman, Troop 68; and Anton Kral, Troop 68. All four Scouts are Life ...

Heroic Actions of Postal Worker Saves Life in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The family of Salvatore Melillo believes there is an angel among us after Princepelina Mendez, a US Postal worker, saved his life after finding the 84 year-old unconscious inside his home on December 10 and called 911.

"Her gut knew something wasn't right and she acted on it," said Carla Pastore, Melillo's niece. "In turn, she saved my ...

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Paralympic wheelchair Fencing Is Topic At Berkeley Heights Rotary Club Meeting

January 16, 2017

Grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948, the Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, range of movement, limb deficiency, and even vision impairment. One of the most exciting Paralympic sport is Wheelchair Fencing.

At the Rotary's next lunch-time meeting, ...

Thank You Westfield!

January 14, 2017

Almost five years ago Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, opened its doors in Westfield, thanks to the vision and generosity of Dr. Gerald Glasser and the leadership of Keith Hertell, our first board chair, and all the other founding board members.  We opened our doors on the  third floor of the First United Methodist Church and started our program.

Since then we have served over ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_60a5a12ef7e4f4d0978a_intergenerational_program

Tue, January 24, 4:30 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Intergenerational Mentoring Program

Education Giving Back

Paralympic wheelchair Fencing Is Topic At Berkeley Heights Rotary Club Meeting

January 16, 2017

Grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948, the Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, range of movement, limb deficiency, and even vision impairment. One of the most exciting Paralympic sport is Wheelchair Fencing.

At the Rotary's next lunch-time meeting, ...

Thank You Westfield!

January 14, 2017

Almost five years ago Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, opened its doors in Westfield, thanks to the vision and generosity of Dr. Gerald Glasser and the leadership of Keith Hertell, our first board chair, and all the other founding board members.  We opened our doors on the  third floor of the First United Methodist Church and started our program.

Since then we have served over ...