Giving Back

May 30, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teachers and coaches Scott Bray, Ed Knapp and Sean Foley are organizing a walk for the Class of 2020 to raise money for a legacy donation. They will be walking 20.20 miles to raise funds for the Class of 2020, and all money raised will go ...

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RARITAN, NJ - With social distancing and other protocols in place, Raritan Borough held a short ceremony at Veterans Park for Memorial Day Monday to honor those who gave their lives for this country. Veterans gathered in a ceremony that was not open to the public, and they had a salute and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although Bridgewater Township was unable to hold its annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Bradley Gardens and at Chimney Rock Park, the township released a pre-recorded video of footage and interviews from scaled down ceremonies held over the weekend. The footage includes the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Residents of Raritan Borough, Flemington Borough and surrounding towns took part in a caravan to honor New Hope resident Archie Fagan, a World War II veteran. The vehicles met in Flemington and then traveled to Operation Jersey Cares in Raritan, for a drive-by visit with Fagan, who ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association recently provided lunch to those manning the COVID-19 testing site at the Raritan Valley Community College. Members were able to drop off the food and sodas, made at a discounted cost by Joe’s Meat Market, of South Bound ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Scott Hobbs is holding a food drive Saturday in the Meadow Road/Candlewick Lane/Steeplechase Lane area to benefit two local food banks that are in need. Anyone interested in participating is asked to leave their items at the end of the driveway by 9 a.m., ...

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RARITAN, NJ - John F. Kennedy Primary School first grader Eva Corrales thanked health care workers with a special video. "You are amazing, you are important, you are superheroes," she said as she held up a homemade sign in her home. "I thank you, and I honor you by staying home," she said.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Emily Reu heard that the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, was in need of donations, so she reached out to the Bridgewater-based Green Planet Band to see if they could help. The Band – with scouts Kylee, Tyler and Anna Rapp, and Mama Lisa – is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Woman’s Club, which has been in existence for nearly 45 years, was recently honored by the Bridgewater Township Council for its numerous charitable endeavors and civic responsibility. Council president Howard Norgalis welcomed the club warmly, a dozen strong, to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Students in the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s Mechatronics, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing program are 3D printing full face shields to help aid health care workers in the fight against coronavirus. The face shields, according to a release, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After raising more than $3,000, Bridgewater-Raritan High School sophomore class council president Lev Ariyan delivered 5,000 N-95 protective masks to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. The sophomore class of 2022, along with their families, friends and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School postgrad Nicholas Alfonso and his brother, Sebastian, are doing their part to help those in need by making their own masks as part of the Somerset County Mask Squad. Under their own business, Alfonso Craft Shop, the brothers are making masks ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Out of anxiety and fear over keeping her family safe was born a way to help those in need during scary times. Bridgewater resident Jennifer Loughran has had her share of tragedy over the years, and when the coronavirus pandemic hit close to home, she found herself wondering how ...

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Editor's Note: The family has asked that the meal train be canceled for tonight and possibly in the near future. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A meal train has been set up by local residents to help a Bridgewater family whose father is in the hospital in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Chinese American Association formed a task force called "United We Stand Against COVID-19" to gather supplies and help those in need in the community. When the outbreak escalated in New Jersey, the community started to form teams of volunteers to help, with a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A little kindness in the midst of a crisis goes a long way – and so does providing a free lunch to those working hard to support the students. Local Somerset County man Pedro Nilla Tapia, the executive chef at Redstone American Grill, was picking up a Chromebook for his child ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County 4-H is well known for the popular three-day 4-H Fair held every August, but all year-round the 4-H Center is bustling with activity as many different youth clubs work on projects that embody the 4-H learn by doing approach. Two dog clubs, called Woof and Wags, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Employee Wellness Committee and EmPoWER Somerset will be holding the seventh annual 5K Race to Wellness March 28 at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater. The 5K course is flat, fast and USATF certified, according to a release. “Each year, the county Employee ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Crossfit Chimney Rock is hosting a special event, in coordination with Fortitude Fitness, to help a local resident who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The two local businesses are hosting the fundraiser, called Wallballs for Dolce-Weith, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 7 at ...

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BRIDGWATER, NJ - Hillside Intermediate School held its annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Jan. 25, with students completing projects around the school and traveling to nearby locations to aid others in need. Fifth and sixth grade students provided service at a number of different ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentines for Vets program Jan. 21, with students creating 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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter saw a record-breaking 1,023 adoptions in 2019, thanks to public and township support, according to a release from the shelter. “Our goal has always been to have quality over quantity of adoptions, and we are thrilled that we were able to ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Hundreds of residents in Somerset and Hunterdon counties take part in ongoing literacy programs that help them improve their English-language skills, and the winter-spring sessions begin in early January. Conversation groups and beginning classes sponsored by the Literacy ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Van Holten Primary School first grader Isabel Rita recently sang on a Christmas album to help raise funds for Children’s Specialized Hospital and David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation. Rita sang on the song, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The album is part of a ...

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RARITAN, NJ - As 2019 draws to a close, Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin and the borough council took time to recognize the contributions to the community of four residents. Although three of the honorees were unable to attend the meeting, the mayor read the proclamations acknowledging each of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School's television club, BRTV, held its 5th annual NovemBeard competition to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. BRHS staff members Dave Altemose, Tom Bourgault, Dave Evans, Dan Kavanagh, Steve Rubin and Scott Strungis grew beards ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A new Kiwanis club in Bridgewater Township is aiming to help kids thrive, prosper and grow. According to a release, the club is holding an organizational meeting Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, on Promenade Boulevard. "There are too many kids in Central New ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is collecting donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter for the 20th year. Last year, staff and patrons donated more than 1,000 pounds of food, pet goods and other supplies to the shelter. "Our staff and patrons truly ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - As part of the Holiday Meals Program through Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP), the organization is serving its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for 300 children, women and men in need, according to a release. The dinner will be held Nov. 28 at the United Reformed ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County, with Williams-Sonoma in Bridgewater, is hosting a Holiday Cookie Bake-Off and Sale to raise funds to help homeless families in the county gain independence. According to a release, youth and adults are invited to submit ...

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