Cranford's Ari Barmak Seeks Young Basketball Players for Mini-Marathon Fundraiser

October 20, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Ari Bamak, a 7th grade student at Hillside Avenue School, will hold a special fundraiser for his bar mitzvah project that will benefit a cause that’s close to his heart.

Barmak, 12, will hold a basketball mini-marathon to benefit osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that his cousin, Samantha, passed away from at age nine.

“I think it keeps her memory alive and it ...

Drug Prevention Walk to be Held on Saturday at Nomahegan Park in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - A reminder to everyone come out and walk in the 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk being held this Saturday, at Nomahegan Park in Cranford.

Prevention Links and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County are once again coordinating the event. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. with the “Red Ribbon Free Family Fun Day” ...

Cranford Brownie Troop Donates $1,000 to Raphael's Life House

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40836 raised more than $1,000 during last spring’s Girl Scout Cookies sale.

The scouts used the proceeds to purchase items for mothers and children from Raphael’s Life House, a transitional housing program for pregnant and parenting young women in Elizabeth.

To find out which items were needed, the troop contacted ...

Fire Me Up! Studio to Hold Painting Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

CRANFORD, NJ – Tammie Ramos Crispino, owner of Fire Me Up! Studio and Puerto Rico native, has arranged a nationwide benefit to aid Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, participating art studios across 15 states will hold a simultaneous canvas painting event, with proceeds benefiting Harimau Conservation, Inc., an organization based in Puerto Rico that aims to ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation to Hold "Kups for Kancer" Fundraiser & Event

CRANFORD, NJ – River & Rail Cantina will host an event fundraiser for the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation, a foundation that benefits patients affected with cancer and their loved ones, this month. To celebrate the fundraiser, the restaurant will debut a special cocktail.

The cocktail, titled “The Jammerita,” will be a 13 oz. drink with Sauza Blue Tequila, agave, lime ...

Cranford Couple to Donate Custom Playhouse to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ – Two Cranford residents will donate a custom, full-sized playhouse for live auction at an annual gala for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County (CASA), according to a press release from the organization.

Anthony and Lisa Carbone, owners of TimberRidge Construction, have worked with their business to donate the playhouse for the fundraiser gala, according to ...

Creating Future Leaders-Union County Launches Leadership Program with Non-Profit Consortium

ELIZABETH, NJ—The County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the launch of the Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The consortium’s program has a goal to develop the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit sector.

The program launched with its first class of 24 recruits from local non-profit organizations with a kick off event ...

“New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” Makes its First Donation

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, lashing the island with 30 hours of Category 5 winds. By September 21, following an emergency conference call with 33 New Jersey leaders, “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” was born.

Fund leaders gathered with elected officials today in Perth Amboy to present the American Red Cross with ...

Cranford Girl Scout Plants Peace Pole at St. Michael's Church

CRANFORD, NJ – Last month, Cranford High School freshman Rachael Durant planted and dedicated a peace pole outside of St. Michael’s Church as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award Project.

The pole, located on the side of St. Michael’s Church facing Miln Street, was planted by Durant to serve as a reminder to visualize and pray for world peace.

“I got the ...

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Veteran's Appreciation Day

October 18, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- NJVetsConnect will be hosting a special "Veteran's Appreciation Day" on Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in honor of the upcoming Veteran's Day.  

NJ VetsConnect is a group who's mission is to bring Veteran's together in Fellowship, Camaraderie and Connection.  Led by a group of military veterans, the ...