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Giving Back

July 2, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - At a packed board of education meeting on June 13, J.P. Case Middle School Principal Bob Castellano was honored by the board and given a standing ovation for his heroism after stopping a car-jacking attempt in Newark, DE, in June while out with his family. A female was in the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Francis A. Desmares Elementary School worked on the snack business throughout the school year, and raised hundreds of dollars to donate to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. The students in Team 30, in Alaina Gorka's class in fourth grade, sold snacks to Desmares ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Hunterdon Central Regional High School graduate is fighting for his life after a car accident by the high school intersection, and a GoFundMe campaign has been started to assist with medical expenses. According to the campaign, graduate Steven Montero, 24, was in a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Maryellen Nealis, a cafeteria aide at Robert Hunter Elementary School, when recognized for saving a child from choking when she noticed the child in distress during lunchtime April 27. Nealis immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver and successfully helped the child. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of the 15-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in the early morning hours of Memorial Day. Jerry Walther, 15, was hit by a vehicle at Reaville Avenue and Route 202 around 2 a.m. Monday when he was operating an electric skateboard.

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners presented proclamations to a group of five Eagle Scouts May 3. Scouts Gene Budsock, Maxwell Chuo, Liam Miller, Thomas DeLise and Jonathan Kocsis were honored with their families and troop leaders at the Historic ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - For the past 11 years, Carmel Gettings has dedicated her time and professional life to public services in Flemington and around the greater Hunterdon County community. Now, she is retiring from nonprofit organization Prevention Resources Inc. after serving in the dual ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - To mark the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition program this spring, the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution April 5, noting the tremendous local contributions and efforts of Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc., on Walter E. Foran ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Members of the Croton Rod & Gun Club, with Boy Scout Troop 62 and their leader Don Divine, did a roadside clean-up April 9. The group of 24 walked about 9 miles of Raritan Township roads, picking up 15 bags of garbage, six bags of recyclables and two tires in total. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A crowd of about 40 people attended a candlelight vigil and prayer ceremony April 10 on Flemington’s Main Street, on the front steps of the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse. Hunterdon County Commissioner Susan Soloway presented the idea for the vigil in March after Russia’s ...

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER PRINCETON PRESENTS MONTGOMERY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES with the ‘LAND ROVER DEFENDER ABOVE AND BEYOND SERVICE AWARD’ Jaguar Land Rover Princeton, a proud member of the Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, and Land Rover North America made the presentation of ...

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Hunterdon Central Regional High School freshmen Paarth Jain and Krishiv Patel got into building computers around the start of the pandemic, building them and learning how to flip computers for a profit. But when they realized the importance and value of technology, and the fact that some people ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Area Food Pantry will be setting up for the operation of an Annex location at 47 East Main Street in Flemington Borough, as a lease was drafted, executed and signed within the last month. At its meeting Feb. 28, the Flemington Borough Council approved a resolution ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Over the past 18 months, Safe in Hunterdon has successfully relaunched and recommitted to its local service mission and support for law enforcement agencies countywide. In mid March, first responders from all parts of Hunterdon County participated in a special domestic ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution supporting the people of Ukraine and memorializing several related county actions, including an initial donation of meals and a ban on county purchases of any supplies or goods from Russia or Russian ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Over the past two weeks, Hunterdon County government has taken a visible stand against the actions of Russia and its siege of Ukraine. County director John Lanza directed that the exterior of the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington’s downtown be lit each ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Hunterdon County residents and officials gathered Feb. 26 to celebrate the new home of nonprofit organization Operation Jersey Cares, which has relocated from Raritan Borough in Somerset County to south of the Flemington Circle at 20 Commerce Street in Raritan Township. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Dan and Leann LaBossiere, who just recently moved to Flemington to raise their family, have one heck of a story to tell. Leann LaBossiere, formerly of Chester County, PA, and Dan LaBossiere, originally from New England, met in Boston and, after some time living in Kenya and ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved major grant funding for a three-year period to Meals On Wheels Hunterdon, Inc. which county government stated is “an invaluable service for homebound seniors,” as its efforts deliver over 30,000 meals annually. At its ...

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LEBANON, NJ - BSA Troop 62, of Flemington, placed 2nd in its division at the Washington Crossing Council Klondike derby at Lebanon Township Municipal Park Jan. 30. During the event, scouts test their skills and leadership abilities, earning points for their scores. Pictured are (left to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A scholarship has been set up for seniors at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in memory of a Readington Township man who died from cancer in October. Dominic Steven Gentile, DVM, died at the age of 28 Oct. 29 at Fox Chase Cancer Center, in Philadelphia. "Dominic was an ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Board of County Commissioners have allocated a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act funding that Hunterdon is receiving from the federal government, in equal installments in 2021 and later this year, to help address food insecurity and support county nonprofit ...

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Community arts nonprofit Flemington DIY has announced a new location at 26 Stangl Road in the heart of the town’s bustling arts and culture district, the former site of N'Joy Yourself gift store. The organization’s former space of 7 years closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and subsequently ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - World War II Navy veteran, and Flemington resident, Bill Watkinson will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 23 – and local residents are invited to celebrate with him. Watkinson was stationed on the USS Yorktown from 1942 to 1946. By 1943, he was a Navy test pilot, certifying ...

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January is Blood Donor Recognition Month There is a national shortage of blood and the Blood Bank at Hunterdon Medical Center is in critical need of blood donors in our community. Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop in Whitehouse Station recognizes the importance of donating blood and would like to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Wear pink on Tuesday! The Watchung Hills and Hunterdon Central Boys' Basketball teams are teaming up for a good cause. All three levels of the basketball squads – freshmen, JV and varsity – will be standing united in bringing awareness and raising money for breast cancer ...

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To the Hunterdon County Community, On behalf of myself, our Editor-in-Chief Audrey Blumberg, and our staff of reporters, we wish you and your family a joyous and wonderful Merry Christmas and Blessesd Kwanzaa.  We have very much enjoyed bringing you the news every day this year, and we ...

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Flemington Car & Truck Country, along with Clinton Honda and Jaguar Land Rover Princeton, were honored to support the hard work of The Outreach Connection during their Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Drive.  Founded in 2018 in Washington, NJ, The Outreach Connection is on a mission to help those ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Members of Hunterdon Garden Guild planted a native Redbud tree on Nov. 19 at the Flemington Borough Park on Court Street. The occasion was to commemorate the Guild's 70th anniversary, which was in 2020. This beautiful tree species supports bees and other pollinators with its ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington resident Jack Ference has made it his mission, since the age of 5, to collect toothbrushes for the state’s most vulnerable during the holiday season and donate them to non-profit organization Holiday Express – and after 10 years, he has finally reached his ...

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