Giving Back

December 13, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Medical Center held its annual Lights of Love ceremony recently, a time-honored tradition here for 31 years. Each year, an evergreen tree is illuminated with thousands of shining white lights. The lights represent gifts received from donors all over the country to ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – She lived frugally, her niece told Borough Council yesterday. And she lived “very privately.” But after Jane Kitchin died at age 96, some are now discovering she was the millionaire next door. Among the beneficiaries: Flemington Free Public Library, Mayor-elect Betsy Driver ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Chabad of Hunterdon County is holding its annual Holiday Toy Drive, where new toys are being collected to be distributed to underprivileged children and families in Hunterdon through the United Way’s Helping Hands Project. All toys that are collected are distributed to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Friends of Fleming Castle will host their fifth Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser on Friday. The event will be held at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street. This basket auction will feature more than 150 baskets for the bidding with three levels of prizes, as well as ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A mom’s Christmas memory of when her son was admitted to Hunterdon Medical Center just a few days after the holiday is the motivation for a toy drive for pediatric patients. It’s often a frightening experience for a child to be admitted to the hospital, to be in a new place ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A 31-year-old Hunterdon tradition is set to return. It’s the Lights of Love Tree Lighting ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Hunterdon Medical Center. HMC is located at 2100 Westcott Dr., just off Route 31 here. The event is hosted ...

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CLINTON TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon County YMCA is hosting its annual Winter Coat Drive. Gently used warm clothing including coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves are needed. Please make sure all items are in good condition and clean. Becuase of the generosity of our community, last year ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary is excited to announce their new event, Wine, Women and Shoes.  On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Auxiliary will host an Open House at Hunterdon Medical Center in Meeting Rooms A and B from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. located at 2100 Westcott Drive, ...

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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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