Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

February 5, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its 13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ...

Hamilton Primary Students Make Valentine's Cards for Veterans

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program Jan. 24 for students to create Valentine's Day cards to send to veterans through Operation Shoebox.

The cards will be sent as part of care packages put together by Operation Shoebox, which collects donated items like candy, cookies, toothpaste, socks and more to send to soldiers ...

Animal Shelter Sees All-Time High in Pet Adoptions for 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Pet adoptions at the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, reached an all-time high in 2017, with 992 cats, dogs and other small animals finding permanent homes.

This is the fourth consecutive year that adoptions have increased, and is part of the shelter’s continued success after nearly closing in 2013 because of a lack of adequate ...

Hillside Intermediate Holds Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hillside Intermediate School held its annual Roots & Shoots Day of Service Jan. 20, as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service.

More than 100 fifth and sixth grade students represented the school, providing service at four different locations.

The students were divided into service groups. Some students stayed at the school to organize and box ...

Somerset Patriots And Chairman Steve Kalafer Receive The Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

Raritan Celebrating Day of Service With Donations to SHIP

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Events and Programs committee, in partnership with John F. Kennedy Primary School in Raritan, is hosting a food and toiletries drive to benefit Samaritans Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

The official day to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. is Jan. 15, which celebrates him and all his contributions to ...

Relay for Life Holds Bake Sale for American Cancer Society

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School student members of Relay for Life recently ran a bake sale at ProtecHockey Ponds Ice Center, in Piscataway.

Junior Anisha Sahni, the president of the local chapter of Relay for Life, worked with a number of volunteers to raise funds, make and collect the baked items and organize the sale.

Students in the club ...

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