Giving Back

September 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run was held Saturday at Ethicon Saturday to honor those who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The event was a 5K and 1-mile run/walk, and was one of many being held around the world on or near Sept. 11. The race is a chance to thank local ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To celebrate their 50th year in business, Valairco Heating and Cooling presented a check for $500 to Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights at a recent concert in the park in Berkeley Heights.  "For our 50th anniversary we decided we would like to give back to the community," ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team volunteered to clean up the Raritan River Aug. 18, picking up trash and more at the riverfront. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater. Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from Martinsville, was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor. Sessions are being held in September, with one at the Bridgewater Township Library Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Hillsborough Township Library Sept. 12 ...

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DOVER, NJ - Nestlé, in Bridgewater, held its third annual national day of service, Nestlé Cares, and employees at the Bridgewater location took part in an event with Habitat for Humanity. The day of service is a community-based event, and the Bridgewater office worked on the construction of a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Bridgewater Senior Citizens Center have partnered to encourage support of the county's Project First Class school supplies collection. The project is run by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, and benefits children of families ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  A couple Bridgewater residents were named outstanding volunteers by the Somerset County 4-H for 2018. They, along with several other Somerset County residents, were recognized July 18 during a 4-H Association meeting, as well as a dinner reception in their honor July ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 60046, of Hillside Intermediate School, earned its Bronze Award. A Bronze Award in Girl Scouts is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can receive.  The girls decided to build a GaGa pit for their award. The GaGa pit would provide more activity at the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Marcus A. Carollo, son of Peter and Jackie Carollo of Bridgewater, has achieved Eagle Scout rank, boy scouting's highest rank. Carollo, 19, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 46, sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, and under the leadership of Scoutmaster Scott ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Bridgewater-based Girl Scout Cadette Troop 62414 each recently completed the requirements to earn the Community Service Bar via a partnership with The Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  Each ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens. According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Almost 20 years ago, 12-year-old Bridgewater resident Tim Flavin walked to a friend’s house to borrow hockey equipment – but he never returned home. Flavin was hit by a car crossing the street at Finderne Avenue and died from his injuries. From one family’s incredible loss ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will be conducting its inaugural 5K run/walk June 16 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m., and THE race will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to everyone over 7 years old. 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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Cub Scout Pack 99 held a retirement of flags ceremony May 20 at the St. Josephs Cemetery in Bridgewater. Once a year, the pack holds the ceremony, usually the weekend before Memorial Day. With Cub Master Bill Schmidt and American Legion Charter Rep. Donald Caola, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School was host to a charity basketball game May 18 to raise money for Puerto Rico relief. The game was students versus teachers, and was organized by Jenny Rousos's Spanish classes at the high school, with all proceeds going to Puerto Rico hurricane ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Students from the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Red Cross Club, along with the National Honor Society students, are joining forces with sophomore Shreya Nuli May 21 for a blood and bone marrow drive.   Nuli, a sophomore at the high school, started running bone marrow drives ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six days after receiving his degree from Rutgers University, Alexander Lopez-Perez on Saturday will be on the move, starting a bicycle trip to Florida. But it is not the typical post-graduation trip one would expect. Lopez-Perez and four other university students are ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Eisenhower Intermediate School held a lip sync event to raise money for the family of a Van Holten Primary teacher who passed away in December after battling cancer. The event was held April 27 to benefit the family of Samantha Ahimovic, who left behind and husband and three ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community members from Bridgewater, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and Summit recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School's St. Jude Children's Hospital Club held its first annual spring carnival at Milltown Primary to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. According to BRHS junior Rahul Ramanathan, treasurer for the club, they began in September 2016 to teach high ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the members of the Bridgewater Woman's Club, Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes presented a proclamation April 5 to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bridgewater. The Bridgewater Woman's Club has been working with Prevent Child Abuse-NJ to promote ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, will be hosting a Kitten Shower April 4 at the shelter from noon to 7 p.m. to collect supplies needed for the kittens that will be arriving in the spring. Shelter manager Brian Bradshaw said in a release that they are ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - BridgewaterCares volunteers visited the Lyons Veterans Hospital March 19 for a coffee and donut social, as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. Volunteers spent the morning with about 40 veterans in the Community Living Center, enjoying coffee, donuts and good ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Liam Hardy and Robert Mente, both of Bridgewater, were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout Feb. 24 during their joint Court of Honor Ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church, in Martinsville.  Both boys started in Cub Scout Pack 64, and attained their Eagle Scout ranks as members of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Van Holten Primary School hosted the 8th annual B-R Conquer Kid’s Cancer event March 16, bringing the community together to share in the cause to fight childhood cancer.   Proceeds for the event went to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.   Michael Schwartz, event organizer and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sophomore students in the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School are working hard to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a foundation that supports research for neurofibromatosis, and helps families that ...

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