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Local Business Owners and Doctors to Participate in Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s 2018

September 19, 2018

The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our state and within our community is not trivial. According to research done by Alzheimer’s New Jersey, about 180,000 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and over 420,000 have taken on caregiving responsibilities in New Jersey alone. And as the elderly population is expected to be the fastest growing age group in New Jersey (by 2028, the ...

Australian Toddler Needs Helping Hand on Journey to Boston Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst.

Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and 5-year-old brother James are flying 10,318 miles from "Down Under" because Tilly needs ...

Fête en Blanc in East Millstone

Once again, residents of East Millstone, New Jersey, combined their passion for serving their community and having a wonderful time with family, friends and neighbors by organizing a magical outdoor ''Fête en Blanc" which raised $1,350 in funds for the Franklin Food Bank. Over fifty people participated in this festive evening.

Martha and Peter March, the hosts of the event, ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Presents Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights with $500 Donation; Nominations Open for Round 2 of Giveaways

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To celebrate their 50th year in business, Valairco Heating and Cooling presented a check for $500 to Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights at a recent concert in the park in Berkeley Heights. 

"For our 50th anniversary we decided we would like to give back to the community," said Richard Valenti, founder of ...

Franklin Township: Volunteers Celebrate New Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Home

SOMERSET, NJ - In an emotion-filled ceremony, partner homeowner, Tania-Sue Thomas accepted the keys to her new home surrounded by close family, friends, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and staff of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity earlier this month. 

“I’m looking forward to owning my own home and seeing my children grow in a better environment and community,” Thomas ...

Somerville Girl Scout Sets Out on Path to Fitness

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Samantha Santos, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the borough’s Middle School has a vision and plan to encourage her classmates and other teens to follow a path of exercise and healthy choices.

Confident and self-assured, Santos came to a Borough Council meeting last month to present her plan to local lawmakers. Each member of the council was given a packet of ...

2018/2019 Franklin Woman’s Club Season Begins

It seems hard to believe that the last month of summer is upon us, with Back to School advertising nudging us to shift gears into the Fall season.  Along with the beginning of a new school year, many clubs, such as the Franklin Woman’s Club, will also re – start after a summer month hiatus and adult women (age 18+) are invited to join! You may be wondering what a Woman’s ...

Local Child's Wish Granted by Make-A-Wish New Jersey

Wish Granted By Funds Raised During 2018 Jersey Mike’s Subs “Month of Giving” Campaign

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – A local child’s wish was recently granted by Make-A-Wish New Jersey, whose mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Being diagnosed with a critical illness ...

Literacy Volunteers Holding Information Session, Training Classes

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor.

Sessions are being held in September, with one at the Bridgewater Township Library Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Hillsborough Township Library Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Franklin Township Library Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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