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Giving Back

November 24, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teacher, cross country/track and field coach and marathon runner Rich Marton passed away earlier this month – and a number of his former students are organizing a marathon in his honor to give him an even 50. Marton taught science at the high ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - ELLE Foundation, in Bridgewater, 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 Laurie and Dean Richmond at Valairco headquarters in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Martinsville VFW held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at Chimney Rock Park, honoring veterans of all wars, both in Bridgewater and around the country.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A group of students, including several from Bridgewater-Raritan High School, have created ArtInMind, a student-led initiative to use art as a medium to empower those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or learning disabilities through different workshops. According to senior Jessica ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Some may have noticed a few boxes around Raritan with “Raritan Library” written on them. They were built by Daniel McLoone, a Hillsborough Boy Scout who built them as part of his Eagle Scout project. The boxes were built with the intention of promoting reading in the nearby ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School 10th grader Mithran Moses wanted to find a way to give back and connect with his roots – so he joined an organization that helped open a new library in India. “I enjoy serving my community, especially those who don’t have the opportunities that I ...

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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 October 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) out of Clark, NJ. ECF, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A four-part series, “American Veteran,” will premiere on PBS Oct. 26, featuring the voice of Bridgewater resident, and World War II veteran, Frank DeVita. The series will air Oct. 26 through Nov. 16, with a companion podcast and digital video series that explores the veteran ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Due to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, many Somerset County families are struggling to make ends meet. Residents can help feed their neighbors in need this Thanksgiving by donating $45 or any amount to the 12th annual Adopt-A-Family program. According to the New Jersey Department ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council observed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating a group of community-minded high school students. Mayor Matthew Moench read from a proclamation at the council’s Oct. 4 meeting that declared October as National Breast Cancer ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After the devastation of Tropical Storm Ida around Somerset County, Girl Scout Troop 61069, out of Van Holten Primary School, wanted to find a way to help. “For many of them, it was the first time they had witnessed something like this so close to home,” said troop leader ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township honored one of its own for his heroics during Tropical Storm Ida in early September. The town council feted local resident Nick Dirla, a UPS driver who saved several residents when severe flooding struck the township as a result of the storm. Mayor Matthew ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 60029 moved forward with their service project to collect items to donate to United Way Tools For Schools project, which is an annual school drive to make sure kids have what they need to succeed. The scouts collected items from the Sunset Lake Community, Glen ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, are hosting an online fundraiser through MiLB Auctions to benefit those affected by Tropical Storm Ida in Central New Jersey.  The auction can be found HERE! and will run through 10:00 pm on Sunday, September ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Tropical Storm Ida tore through Somerset County, leaving destruction in its wake – and the Feeding Hands Food Pantry, on Orlando Drive in Raritan, is dealing with its own damage after taking in 5 feet of water and losing everything inside. Lois Bennett, executive director and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After Feeding Hands, the local food bank on Orlando Drive in Raritan, was heavily damaged in the floodwaters last week, the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center is starting a collection to help them get back to giving. Because of the floodwaters from Tropical Storm ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Volunteer Squad, based in Bridgewater, has put together a list of GoFundMe and other programs that have been started over the last few days to help families in need following the tragic flooding during Tropical Storm Ida Wednesday. “The Volunteer Squad is helping to be a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and Raritan Borough will be holding a joint prayer vigil Sunday in honor of the residents lost, homes destroyed and lives disrupted by Tropical Storm Ida this week. The vigil will be held at the Bridgewater municipal complex, on Commons Way, at 6:30 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 500 family members, partners and friends attended Family Night Out at TD Bank Ballpark Aug. 26 hosted by the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc.  PLAN|NJ hosted the event after a year of isolation and challenge due to the pandemic. Somerville Mayor ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of the Somerset Animal Shelter is hosting the 2nd Annual Paws & Soles Labor of Love Virtual 5K. It will be held from Sept. 6 through Nov. 25, as the community is challenged to walk or run a 5K while continuing toward a goal of raising $25,000. The top ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Four months after opening, the Raritan Food Pantry is still going strong. Located at 28 Thompson Street, the pantry’s shelves are frequently filled with basic necessities, thanks to a large variety of donations from across Raritan, said co-operator Pat Eriksson.  Its location ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Food Pantry has had a successful few months, but to continue, they’ll need more support. Food Pantry co-owner Kellyann Gallagher spoke to the Raritan Borough Council Tuesday, explaining the pantry’s high points, but also asking for financial assistance in the near ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerville-Bridgewater Rotary Club members kicked off commemorating the group's 100th year of “Service Above Self” by supporting the club's charitable foundation as well as the global efforts of the Foundation of Rotary International. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition, named ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two GoFundMe campaigns have been set up in memory of 4-year-old Kyle Meyers, who drowned in a tragic accident at Sunset Lake Friday. The first campaign, according to Kyle’s uncle Bill Meyers, was set up by neighbors of the family in the Sunset Lake area of Bridgewater. As of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The American Cancer Society held its annual Relay for Life event Aug. 5 at Duke Island Park to help raise money to save lives from cancer. The event included time to celebrate and honor cancer survivors.

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RideWise, based in Bridgewater, is partnering with Pop’s Bike Shop in Somerville for a new bicycle rehabilitation program, BikeConnect, to repair donated bicycles and give them to adults who need reliable transportation for employment. According to a release, the program is a partnership between ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 60029 – a multi-level troop of Daisies, Brownies and Juniors – is doing its first community service project by joining forces with the United Way Tools for School.  The troop, based in Bridgewater, will be collecting items Aug. 7, Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 at the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding its upcoming tutor information sessions beginning in August for the fall season. Literacy Volunteers is recruiting volunteer tutors to teach literacy skills to adult learners in Somerset County. Training is provided to all ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Together has begun its clean-ups around town once again. In June, the organization did clean-ups down the entirety of Somerset Street, and, in July, they did one along the river. The next will be held Aug. 28 at the Raritan Train Station, and the group meets for one hour ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Staff and administration of Hillside Intermediate School gathered May 13 to celebrate former district employees Dr. Katrina Macht and her husband, Timothy Macht. As a tribute to what they did for the school, an American Beech tree and a Horse Chestnut tree were dedicated to ...

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