Giving Back

May 13, 2021

    NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.   The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights had its spring fundraiser meeting recently in Columbia Park Pavilion on a beautiful sunny afternoon.   The small group (only 15 members) that were in attendance enjoyed seeing friends that they hadn’t seen since October.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things are really buzzing at the Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden (GHCLG), located behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead House on Horseshoe Road.  On Saturday, May 1, over 10,000 honey bees were welcomed to their new sanctuary, located at the back corner of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching ...

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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, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — One of the best kept secrets in the township may be the Woman’s Club. As a philanthropic group, its work often makes the news, but there is much more to the service club than raising money. The club hosts speakers, members play bridge and mahjong, knit lap blankets for ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dr. Patrick Smith, on behalf of the Smith Chiropractic Foundation/BH5K, presented a check for $1,000 to Police Chief Jason Massimino and members of the Berkeley Heights Police Department in support of the fundraiser for the New Police Department Defensive Tactics Training ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2020-21 members of the Junior Board of the Overlook Foundation are hosting a panel discussion on Teen Mental Health in Our Community in support of Pediatric Mental Health at Overlook on Thursday, April 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Griffin Faecher, a junior at ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is excited to celebrate Women’s HerStory Month by bringing back our inspiring “Woman of the Week (WOW)” series this March.   The Berkeley Heights ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A dog named Bo captured the hearts of people in his Plainfield hometown and in neighboring communities when he went missing for ten days. Luckily, Bo’s story had a happy ending after he was found with the help of the Plainfield Residents' Association for Animal Rescue and other ...

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The Coronavirus has hit many in our community hard, but perhaps the most vulnerable among us have been most affected – our seniors.  Many of our seniors already had trouble getting out before the pandemic, then, with the shutdown, many were forced to stay in their homes, not able to go out for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Woman's Club of Berkeley Heights recently donated the proceeds of their January Bakeless Bake Sale to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. Due to COVID-19, the Woman's Club held a bakeless bake sale instead of their annual bake sale. The club's 29 members ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. The fourth grader struggles with mathematics, but it’s just one of the trials he has confronted in his short life. Six years ago, his family faced homelessness when his mom, Roneeka, lost her job. Fortunately, the family found Family Promise Union ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Siblings, Alex and Jack Munies, created ConnectCare Community to help the elderly video chat with distant family and friends, creating virtual face-to-face memories and increasing mental wellness.Tablets are collected from generous donors, then distributed to rehabilitation ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is excited to celebrate Women’s HerStory Month by bringing back our inspiring “Woman of the Week (WOW)” series this March.   The BHDC is celebrating ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Nine community members ranging from age 22 to 63 make up the newest class of volunteer child advocates for CASA of Union County, the only nonprofit advocating for the best interests of Union County youth removed from home due to abuse or neglect, and placed in foster care. Sue ...

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Help Raise Funds to Support Our Community! Enjoy impactful Y stories, Y trivia, win prizes and help the Summit Area YMCA raise funds to support the Y's financial assistance program. Join us on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00PM-8:00PM for our first ever Virtual Annual Campaign Kickoff! ...

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  Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) “Why I Ride” series features BHVRS members and why they chose to become an EMT and volunteer. Jon Wong NREMT, Member since 2020 What made you want to become an EMT? The prospect of becoming a competent first responder has always been ...

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WARREN, NJ - When does a soccer club become more than a soccer club? That’s the question the Board of Directors of Watchung Hills Soccer Association/NJ Elite asked itself. Recognizing the commitment players make to their own soccer development and to the Club, the Board created a set of core values ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is excited to celebrate Women’s HerStory Month by bringing back our inspiring “Woman of the Week (WOW)” series this March.   The BHDC is celebrating ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Hilltop City resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Independence for Veterans, Inc. is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Stacia McDonough and volunteers from Independence for Veterans ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Selflessly donating your time and energy to those in need is not an easy task, especially at a young age, but Gov. Livingston sophomore Aidan Linde did just that with his mission to help as many kids as possible through his very first youth sports equipment drive.  Since ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is excited to celebrate Women’s HerStory Month by bringing back our inspiring “Woman of the Week (WOW)” series this March.   The BHDC is celebrating ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Columbia Middle School is offering a new elective for students in grades 7 and 8. CMS Outreach is an elective offered through the English Department that involves group-run service projects where the students research areas of need within the school, town, and broader ...

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On Sunday, February 28th, 12 members of New Providence Boy Scout Troop 63 worked on the ongoing restoration of the former bridle trail at the Watchung Reservation. The trail, which dates back to the 1700’s was known at one time as the “Road from Westfield to New Providence,” had become badly eroded ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Forty-eight years ago Lonnie and Pernell Brice moved from Baltimore, Maryland, into a home on Hamilton Avenue across from Franklin Court. When they moved in, most of Hamilton Avenue was all woods, and “we picked blackberries in the woods over there. That’s all gone now,” ...

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