Giving Back

August 4, 2018

BRRKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Five members of Boy Scout Troop 368 were honored on Sunday for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Mason Boenning, Jimmy Pitingolo, Louis Pitingolo, Luke Sylvester and Austin Wang were recognized in a Court of Honor at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield. Congressman ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Twenty-six members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – 14 adults and 12 college and high school students – spent the week of Sunday, July 8 to Saturday, July 14 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.  This was the ...

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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 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A team of 10 volunteers from Dun & Bradstreet's Sales and Sales Operations stepped up to better lower Columbia Park as part of the "Do Good Week" initiative last Wednesday. It’s part of the company’s corporate culture to give back to the local community and the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk generated $17,000, with nearly 450 runners and walkers took to the township streets on Sunday, September 17, 2017. “Bright sunshine and crystal blue skies continued to bless us this year for our 21st ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston 2018 graduate Nicholas Kwan was the Berkeley Heights recipient of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for his outstanding community service. Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic and the Vice Chairman of the ...

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The Brooke Healey Foundation "Caring 'til it's cured." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Brooke Healey's memory lives on through the Brooke Healey Foundation that raises funds and brings awareness to DIPG, the aggressive, inoperable brain turmor that took her life in 2013.   The drizzle did not ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - After graduating from Florida State University in May with a degree in Finance, Jensen Butler has embarked on a 4,200-mile solo cycling journey from Santa Monica, CA to Montauk, NY. A 2014 graduate of Governor Livingston High School, Butler’s goal is to raise $10,000 for Cycle ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 68 hosted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Berkeley Heights Fire Department headquarters to honor Kyle Engemann, who received scouting’s highest honor.  The Court of Honor ceremony not only recognized Engemann's accomplishment of obtaining the rank ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After The Connell Company employees had an hour orientation session, they were ready for their first Home for Good Dogs adoption event that was open to the public. The event was held at The Grove, nestled in the center of Connell Park in Berkeley Heights, last ...

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  SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit received a $15,000 grant from Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) to support its signature community outreach project, GRACE’s Refrigerator. These funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for families that would not otherwise be able to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Hundreds were in attendance of the 15th annual Rubber Ducky Festival to see rubber ducks race down the Passaic River to a finish line, where they were collected by Boy Scouts waiting in canoes. The purchaser of the winning ducks won prizes, with proceeds benefiting the Boy ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Reports by Township Council members often produce unexpected news – one recent surprise was news about a new volunteer project by breast cancer survivor Laurie Liming, “The Silver Liming.” At the June 12 meeting, Township Councilman Peter Bavoso said Laurie started a group ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad cadets recently held their annual plant sale at the squad's Snyder Avenue headquarters. This annual fundraiser benefits Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights. Leah's Lemonade Stand was also serving her lemonade and Rice Krispies ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network is on target to reach their goal of raising $1,250,000 from the Long Branch and New Providence 8th annual Gift of Life 5K. Donor families, transplant recipients, living donors, those waiting for a transplant, volunteers, elected officials and hospital and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 28, barring bad weather – and at the moment the forecast is for heavy clouds and no rain, Last year the Memorial Day Parade became a Memorial Day Ceremony in Town Hall because of bad weather. And, in 2016, when the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights has "painted the town purple" in support of the upcoming Relay for Life event to be held on June 2 at Gov. Livingston High School.  This time the purple lawn signs have nothing to do with politics -- the purple Relay for Life lawn signs around town are ...

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SANDY HOOK, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Rotary Club and friends showed up on Saturday morning, April 21, 2018, and served vittles for the more than 850 volunteers who came out to clean the beaches there of litter of all sorts. The Rotary Club has been doing this for over 15 consecutive years, in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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LONG HILL TWP., NJ – Boy Scouts from Berkeley Heights Troop 68 spent part of their Saturday morning and afternoon at the entrances and exits of ShopRite in Stirling collecting food. They are helping to stock the food pantry for the Price Family Fellows Program, which provides support to Rutgers ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pearly Whites The Multi-Specialty Family Dentist is happy to announce their "Pearly Pays it Forward." With your help, Pearly Whites would like to encourage children to spread positivity by doing good deeds and share their experiences on social media and tag Pearly ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Band Parents Organization will be holding its annual basket raffle on Saturday, April 28, in the Governor Livingston High School cafeteria. Residents are invited to come out and support the award-winning Highlander Marching Band at this fun, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Looking for some books to take to the beach this summer, or mysteries, collectible books, children's books, history books, biographies or virtually any other type of book on the market? Come to the Summit College Club Book Sale between now, Thursday, April 26, and Sunday, ...

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UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation.  Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade ...

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