Giving Back

September 12, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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," ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and wants to give back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., NJ  -- Question: “What happens when a mailman gets old?” Answer: “He loses his zip.” That’s one of several riddles programmed into Chet Cheesman’s augmentative communications device, and it’s a peek into his personality.  Chet was born in 1974 with a rare genetic disorder called ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens. According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Colonial Park just got a new addition, and no it is not the spray park, yet.  Girl Scout Troop 60151 donated a little free library to the community of Franklin Township, Saturday, June 23.   "If you see a book you like, take it," the little library dedication plaque reads. "If ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Malcolm Jenkins returned to his roots this past Friday and Saturday as he and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation held the 7th Annual Next Level Youth Football Camp at Piscataway High School. The free, fun, non-contact football camp gave kids ages 7-17 the opportunity to work with ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, President Donald Trump said the island was "obliterated," and, while the initial death toll at the time was minimal, a more recent study conducted by Harvard University indicated that nearly 5,000 people lost their ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Mariano Press just inched closer to its goal of providing 150,000 meals this year for food insecure Americans, through its partnership with Feeding America.  Jeremy Mariano is the third-generation owner that decided to start the initiative earlier this year says the program "just ...

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The Franklin Woman’s Club (FWC) is committed to improving the local and international community through volunteerism. Knowing of the horrors of human trafficking around the world, the club wanted to find a way to make a difference.  After learning about the Free the Girls initiative, the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and wants to give back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School's Campus Ministry Garage Sale has become a springtime ritual for Somerset County residents each May. This year the sale runs on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  People begin to line up outside the school at 240 Mountain Ave.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC. Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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Somerset, NJ (May 1, 2018) – For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year’s National Women Build Week from May 5-13. In preparation for the build week, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s hosted ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Close to 30 Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living board members and staff gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site for a new $3.5 education and resource center April 20.  The new facility scheduled to be completed by the end of the year will be called the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Boy Scout Troop 489 hosted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Auten Road School Saturday afternoon, with five members of the troop receiving Scouting’s highest honor. Receiving their Eagle badges were Vishal A. Chalam, Shreyas Murali, Daniel Duffek, Damien Filoramo, and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Braving the cold temperature on Saturday, April 7, several local women joined together to raise funds, awareness, and hope for a brighter future as they worked on a Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) home in Franklin Township, Somerset County. The group reunited to celebrate ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset Presbyterian Church will hold its popular Spring Flea Market on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church (there will be no rain date).   SPC holds two flea markets every year one during the Spring and another during the Fall. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Bring your four-footed canine friends and join us at beautiful Colonial Park (Knob Hill Pavilion – Parking Lot C) in Somerset, NJ on Sunday, May 6, at 11:00 am for the annual Paws for a Cause Dog Walk. This event will be hosted by Second Chance for Animals, an all-volunteer ...

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SOMERSET NJ - Sister2Sister, a regional non-profit that supports women fighting breast cancer in minority and under-served communities, is involved in an ambitious project that will transform the acreage adjacent to its historic retreat into a sprawling vista of colors and comforts. Hillsborough ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The largest rummage sale in New Jersey -- the fundraising Rummage Sale for the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills -- will begin accepting donations this Saturday, April 7, for items to resell at the VNA's spring sale, scheduled for May 4 to 6. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, will be hosting a Kitten Shower April 4 at the shelter from noon to 7 p.m. to collect supplies needed for the kittens that will be arriving in the spring. Shelter manager Brian Bradshaw said in a release that they are ...

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