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"Wreaths Across America" Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

December 11, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue across the Van ...

Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Collection Dec. 9

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The US Marines will be on hand Saturday as the Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle host the team's annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark from 10 am-noon.

The donated toys will be collected and distributed by the US Marines Toys for Tots program.

Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Patriots' Team Store located at the ...

Cut-A-Thon Generates Donations for Cancer Research

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Cosmetology instructors Julie Francis and Paige Garruto, along with their students, held the yearly Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive Dec. 2. 

“This year was the most successful Cut-A-Thon that we have held to date,” Francis said. “We are extremely proud of all of the students who participated; ...

Lucy's Legacy: Hillsborough Mom Honors Daughter's Memory with Blood Donation

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For Lois Ricci, blood donation comes from the heart.

Four years ago, the Hillsborough woman gave birth to her daughter, Lucy Grace, who was born eight weeks premature and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and transient leukemia. Every day for the two and half months of her life, she needed some type of blood product as part of her treatment.

“By the grace of God and ...

Hillsborough: "Santa's Elves" Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from shoppers at ACME ...

Hillsborough Rotary Hosts Dec. 2 Operation Shoebox NJ Packing for Deployed US Troops

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 Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host the sixth ...

Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 Apiece to Grow Their Beards for a Cause

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Hillsborough Police Stuff the Bus to Stock Food Pantry

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - There was a major police presence in front of the ShopRite Supermarket Saturday, with at least four patrol cars parked in the fire zone near the north exit.

Shoppers were cautious as they pulled in to the parking lot, slowing down to see what was going on.

No crimes had been committed, there was no emergency, but there was a need for help.

Police were ...

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