Giving Back

September 13, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - This Welcoming Week, taking place Sept. 14-23, the Hunterdon County YMCA will join Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Flemington boy’s wish was recently granted. The gift came from Make-A-Wish New Jersey, whose mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Toby Smith, who is four years old, had a wish to visit Walt Disney World Resort in Florida granted ...

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CLINTON, NJ – Two Clinton traditions will return to town this weekend. The 38th annual Sprintin’ Clinton Running With the Ducks –  a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk – is scheduled for Saturday, July 14. On Sunday, the 29th annual Rubber Ducky Race will be held..  Sprintin' Clinton will ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - The Shannon Daley Memorial Fund has announced its 17th Annual Golf Tournament. The fund was established to help local area families who are suffering financial hardship because of a child battling serious illness, or who has special needs. The first recipient this year is ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ  –  The 15th Annual Cynthia K. Critelli Memorial Basketball Memorial Tournament presented the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation with a check for $12,250 to support the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Over the past six years, this event has raised a total of $72,250 to support the ...

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RARITAN TWP. — Memorial Day was marked in Raritan Township with ceremonies at the Vietnam memorial in front of the Municipal Building. The Monday morning event included a wreath-laying and remarks by several officials. It was in remembrance of all fallen service members but particularly Mike ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Sue Colacci  won a 2018 Ford Mustang in conjunction with the Flemington Lions Club annual Dinner Dance Car Raffle held May 12 at the Flemington Elks Club. The car, provided by Ditschman/Flemington Ford of the Flemington Car & Truck Country was presented by Steve Kalafer, ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Care Center has named local Cadette Girl Scouts Samantha Apanovitch, Julia Artale and Mary McKenna of Girl Scout Troop #80683 as its Volunteers of the Year. The announcement was made at the Care Center’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last month. In front of ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac is partnering with Flemington-Raritan Baseball and joining forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment and invitations to free instructional clinics. “We are happy to support our local youth ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary is expanding and seeking new members.  The Auxiliary will host an Open House on Wednesday, May 9. It will be held at Hunterdon Medical Center in Conference Rooms A and B from 5:30 to 7 p.m. HMC is located at 2100 Westcott Drive here.

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be collecting donations of food and money to benefit the Flemington Food Pantry. Donations can be delivered to its office at 35 Route 31 here between April 20 and April 27. On Friday, April 27, its volunteers will be holding ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Although considered one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, there are many families in Hunterdon whose resources are strained to the hilt. Some children don’t enjoy all of the opportunities afforded to others. with whom they sit side-by-side in schools. But a $20,000 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas. The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Collecting new toys and crafts this Easter for the children at St. Jude Children’s Hospital is a mission for D.J. Wright. It’s part of his effort to bring a smile to the children there. “Honoring Wonderful Lives is not just about helping families gather, remember and ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – More than 600 people attended the 11th Annual Hunterdon County Soup Cook-Off this week, raising more than $10,000 for Hunterdon’s six food pantries. The event is a joint effort by the Rotary Clubs of Flemington, Clinton Sunrise, North Hunterdon, Lambertville-New Hope, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Dads learned how to braid their daughters’ hair at an event held at Safe Harbor Child Access Center last week. Safe Harbor provides services to separating, divorcing and divorced families to ensure that children have continuing contact with their parents and other family ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Teens from in and around Hunterdon gathered at the Hunterdon Youth Lounge here on Monday to eat brunch and support their community. The event was a Presidents Day brunch held by Chabad’s CTeen of Hunterdon. Over a buffet of bagels and spreads, CTeen members gathered to meet ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – The tenth annual Operation Valentine is underway. The project is simple and meaningful, says “DJ” Wright. Just create a hand-made Valentine card and write a message to our troops. Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in partnership with Operation ...

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WEST AMWELL, NJ – The eighth annual Hunt Family Preserve fundraiser for a good cause will be held Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, starting 8 a.m. each day. It will be at the Hunts’ preserve, part of a farm where people can pay to hunt, at 342 Mount Airy-Harbourton Rd. Groups of two to ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon County's annual Holiday Toy Drive is underway. New toys are being collected and will be distributed to underprivileged children and families in Hunterdon through United Way’s Helping Hands Project. You can help bring the joy of the holiday season to a child in ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - For 31 years, it’s been a local tradition. Begun by a volunteer, the Lights of Love program has raised more than $700,000 since its inception, allowing Hunterdon Medical Center to continue to provide healthcare for the community and the surrounding area. Last night, thousands ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season. To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, the Rotary ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Flemington Subaru, part of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, is proud to announce the return of Subaru of America’s Share the Love campaign.  Beginning today and continuing through Jan. 2, 2018, with every purchase or lease of a new Subaru, customers will ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - It's an annual tradition. For the 14th year, local orthodontist Dr. Darren Loew has gathered candy for U.S. troops. This year, the Loew Orthodontics team collected more than 1,900 pounds, buying back the Halloween candy for $1 a pound. The program helps to fight childhood ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ - Holidays are about traditions, togetherness and the spirit of giving. For Thanksgiving, Chabad of Hunterdon will celebrate by kicking off its third annual Thanksgiving volunteering event. On Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m.,the community will join together at Chabad in Annandale ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day. The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) will be celebrating #GivingTuesday by hosting an #UNselfie contest to promote giving and gelding on the global day of philanthropy.   Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S.

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MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey needs volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave. The event is an early commemoration of Veterans’ Day, marking the 13th consecutive year ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown was awarded the “Distinguished Citizen of 2017” honor by the Washington Crossing Council of Boy Scouts of America last week. The event heal at the auditorium at Hunterdon Central High School was home to a record breaking crowd Oct.

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CLINTON, N.J. – Unity Bank is encouraging the public to “Pay It Forward” by sharing stories about their personal heroes - and the bank will be giving away $20,000 to participants and their heroes in random drawings. “We wanted to give people a chance to honor their personal heroes and tell their ...

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