Giving Back

December 15, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.-The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Braving the freezing temperatures on Sunday, December 9, members of Val’s Valiants and the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission put on their reinforced gloves and led Cub Scouts and Scout members from Pack 368 to clean up litter along both sides of Locust Avenue, between ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Cadette Troop #42035 completed work for the Silver Award at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights. Since last spring, the troop visited Autumn Lake eight times to form project ideas, present possible projects to staff and residents, and carry out the ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Girl Scout Troop #40568 volunteered on Sunday, December 9 at the Community Food Bank in Hillside. The girls prepared 1328 meal kits to be distributed in student backpacks. The kits included chicken, pasta, sauce and oatmeal.  The girls worked for hours to sort the donated food, check ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Leah Dasti and her parents dropped by the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad to present another donation to the squad last week – it was her biggest one to date -- $710. For those who don’t know Leah’s story, she has been operating Leah’s Lemonade Stand at various ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There were more cookies at the American Legion Post 433 Cookie Walk on Saturday, than there were last year…more than 150 platters, an estimated 8,000 cookies.  The sad news for many is the cookies were all gone by noon. That's about 133 cookies a minute going into ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual Christmas Community Celebration Concert will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:30 p/m. in the church sanctuary.  This is a wonderful annual event featuring local musical talent while taking an offering in support of a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston’s Interact Club has once again honored the Thanksgiving custom of giving back. On Wednesday, November 21st, 82 students stayed after school to make sandwiches for those in need during the holiday. In just an hour, the students were able to make 1,530 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday. ​​​​​ The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around ...

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The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights is collecting for the veterans at The Lyon's VA Hospital this Holiday Season. Items to be collected include: Adult Coloring Books Crossword Puzzle Books Word Find Books Suduko Puzzle Books Sketch Pads Colored Construction Paper Color ...

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And then away went Rudolph a whizzing like a shooting star Run, run Rudolph, Santa's got to make it to town Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry SUMMIT, NJ - The elves who magically make the Summit Santa Claus Shop appear each year, and have for the past five-plus decades, are getting ready to lace ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be hosted by the NJ Sharing Network located at 691 Central Avenue, New Providence. Blood donors can make appointments ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It started with building model WWII airplanes and battleships when he was 9, followed by a voracious curiosity to learn about the Second World War. Even his Lego creations were layouts of battle scenes from WWII and he enjoyed using military metaphors during his chess moves.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - We have witnessed the Berkeley Heights community rise to help those in need -- when families are struck by illness or disability, a house fire leaves a family homeless, or by raising money to get a local grocery store employee a bike to get to and from work. These acts of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Once again members of American Legion Post 433 in New Providence gathered with friends and family to commemorate Veterans Day. On Sunday the post chaplain welcomed everyone and offered a prayer, which included a wish that people of every land “may form a brotherhood which ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A nice size crowd came out on the clear brisk morning to honor our veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights Sunday morning.  Ted Romankow, on behalf of the Veterans Memorial Park Committee, welcomed the crowd to ...

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  There are plenty of opportunities for people to celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. The day begins in Berkeley Heights at 8:30 a.m., with a short ceremony thanking and honoring all the military veterans who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Services at Veterans ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 ...

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Join the Berkeley Heights Ed Foundation for a night of Bunco, friends and wine from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights. Soft drinks and snacks will be served. Feel free to BYOB. Suggested Donation $25 To learn more and to register ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – On Oct. 18, a Berkeley Heights family lost everything due to a fire in their rented home. Less than two weeks later, the family is settled into a home, with new clothes, food in the pantry, school supplies and a deep appreciation for the people of Berkeley Heights. Louis, ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk. Planned by Faith ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ On September 16th, Berkeley Heights Girl Scout Service Unit 55 held its annual Bridging Ceremony.  The Girl Scouts were welcomed by Autumn Lake Heathcare at Berkeley Heights as a perfect location to hold this special event. Over 60 girls moved up from one level to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Summit residents Gloria M. Ron-Fornes and Emily Segal were each honored as the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance hosted their 18th Annual Recognition Event Dinner in New Brunswick. Ron-Fornes was awared the Martin Bartner Award -- which recognizes a diverse YMCA staff or volunteer ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In life, we all hit bumps in the road. But how we deal with the bumps speaks volumes about our character. Over two decades ago, Nanci, a Berkeley Heights resident, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. As the years passed, Nanci became dependent on her wheelchair, and is now ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Peak Medical held its Grand Re-Opening event on Saturday. While the expanded facility has been open for business throughout, Saturday was the official celebration. Residents of the township and surrounding communities stopped in and took tours of the facility which has ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- No ghosts showed up, but a variety of superheroes, a puppy, soldier, princesses and even a unicorn dropped by Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights on Saturday afternoon.  The occasion was a Community Costume Halloween Gathering for local children. Since it was ...

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