Giving Back

May 26, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients. "Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah Dasti, 10 years old, dropped off another check made out for $1,600 to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad to celebrate EMS week!   Leah is unsure if she will be able to hold any lemonade stands this summer due to social distancing guidelines but has still ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside invites you to Light the Fight by joining them by staying home and lighting up your yard with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13th at 9pm. Celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember those we ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Chris Tribuna and his annual “Christmas Spectacular” yard display on Shadow Lane in Berkeley Heights has helped mold the way that local Atlantic Health is conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing.  Back in March, in the “early days” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Valerie ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The neighbors of Whitney Drive in Berkeley Heights have been showing their appreciation to the COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers with a nightly display of cheer. The neighborhood comes alive as the clock approaches 7 p.m.with families stepping out to their front lawns ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A generous partnership between New Providence and a Basking Ridge based nonprofit group, Feed to Give, raised more than $1300 on Wednesday, May 13, to benefit the new nonprofit New Providence- Our Community For All. Over 200 community members purchased 10 pound bags of boneless ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Front line hero and New Providence resident, Dr. Mark Zimmerman, a pulmonologist currently working at Intensive Care Units at three local Atlantic Health locations received a birthday treat by way of two very special interstate acts of kindness. “Every year for as long as I ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Berkeley Heights residents are urged to walk outside onto their lawns on Friday at 7 p.m. when you hear the fire and police sirens to participate in the town-wide clap out to show appreciation for the health care workers at the long-term care (LTCs) facilities and ...

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Mothers make things happen. Whether it is a family get-together or a last-minute school project, mothers everywhere are masters of multi-tasking and getting the job done. Although we might not be able to celebrate these important family figures as we normally do, they deserve kudos for a job ...

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New Providence Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Boxes of Hope, is collecting and distributing food and supplies to anyone in the community who has been impacted by COVID-19. The contents of the boxes will vary somewhat based on the needs of the family or individual, but some basics include ...

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Girl Scout Creates an Inspirational Program for Transitioning Students BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be challenging. We’ve all been there. In the blink of an eye, students go from being the top dog in their schools to being at the bottom rung of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 100 Blessing Bags were packed and delivered to senior citizens in Plainfield by volunteers from the Asian Indian Christian Church, located at 172 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights.  The Church and its parishioners pride themselves on service. On March 26th a request went ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - COVID-19 has been devastating for Berkeley Heights’ small businesses. These independently owned businesses help give our town the heart and sense of community that we are all proud of.  The Berkeley Heights Business and Civic launched the Business Aid:Berkeley Heights ...

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When you're in the midst of a global pandemic and your job literally goes up in flames, what do you? How do you pay your bills? The staff at Prestige Diner had to face this dilemma the morning of March 23rd but what happened next was beyond their imagination.  If you're not from the area, you ...

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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, 2020.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When Gov. Murphy closed "non-essential" retail stores to slow the spread of Coronavirus, many crafty business owners shifted their talents to the need of the community.  Linda's Creative Gifts, located at 1259 Springfield Avenue in the Adams Shopping Center in New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - COVID-19 shutdowns have been devastating for Berkeley Heights’ small businesses.  These independently owned businesses help give our town the heart and sense of community that we are all proud of.  Today, the Business Aid: Berkeley Heights fund is launching with the hope that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the local Chinese American communities in Berkeley Heights and New Providence learned of the shortage of personal protection equipment for healthcare and frontline workers in the Greater New York City area, they responded in a big way. "When the virus first started to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Elisa Probst, the Service Unit Manager of the Berkeley Heights Girl Scout Troops, rallied the community to purchase or sponsor the remainder of Girl Scout Cookies left unsold in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I came up with the idea on a whim,” Probst said. “Each ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 19th, beginning at 8am, Mike D. Skara, Technology Coordinator for the Berkeley Heights Public School District, will livestream a 50K run (31 miles) from his backyard to raise money for local charities. The ‘Backyard Run’ will consist of 781 laps and he is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Adams Fine Clothing in New Providence has expanded their mask-making operation by partnering with the New Providence Lions Club. While the partnership enables an increase in mask production as well as expanding the reach of the program to include healthcare workers battling the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Basking Ridge resident Bonnie Graziano, owner of Capital Craft, a craft beer tavern in Green Brook, created the Signs of Hope campaign to thank healthcare workers.   Graziano called Erika Desimone, her marketing and public relations director, with her idea and the two got to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights could use a little light these days.  To that end, the new volunteer group BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors, established with the help of the Township, is launching a #LightUpTheLights campaign. BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors encourages everyone to put ...

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BERKEEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A virtual community of volunteer mask cutters, sewers and delivery drivers, inspired by Berkeley Heights resident Amy Rudgard and Berkeley Heights business owner JoAnn Pravata of The Tailor’s Wife has grown to over 170 members.   “The Community Mask Factory Volunteer Group” ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A handful of Berkeley Heights residents have mobilized with the goal of feeding those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting local restaurants.  They need your help! “There are a lot of overworked, stressed-out first responders and healthcare workers ...

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Editor's Note: Got a TAP tip? We want to hear from you. Click here.  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  A "Game Day" box of treats was delivered to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department thanks to the Silver Liming Foundation.  "We are lucky to have these dedicated individuals who continue to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In an effort to help people in Berkeley Heights manage the COVID-19 crisis, local volunteers have set up a number for residents restricted to their homes; they can call and get answers to questions, get connected to services, help get solutions to challenges or just chat if ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Sharing Network announced the New Providence 10th Annual Sharing Network 5K Celebation of Life has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 13, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please note: All registrations for the original date of June 7 will automatically be ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Adams Fine Clothing has converted their tailor shop to make facemasks for first responders. To do this, he is asking for the community's help. He is trying to manufacture the masks as quickly as possible and is looking for the following supplies that are specified by local ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Asian Indian Christian Church located at 172 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights has a Free Pantry for people in need.  The Food Pantry is placed on their front steps as an outreach to the community offering canned food and toilet paper for those in need. 

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