Fourth Graders Drink Gallons of Lemonade to Support a Cause

March 16, 2018


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Instead of pushing their way through the  doors at the end of the school day this week, students at the Van Derveer School took their time and hung out in the lobby each day, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade.

The students are supporting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization working to ...

Somerville Teachers Take the Plunge for NJ Special Olympics


SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Teachers from all three Somerville schools in Somerset County headed to the Jersey shore Saturday, some as early as 5:15 a.m., clutching coffee cups in their hands and blinking the sleep from their eyes.

They were bundled up against the wet, dreary day, but soon enough, they’d be standing on the beach, staring out at the pounding surf, surrounded by ...

Somerset Freeholder Takes The Plunge to Raise Money for NJ Special Olympics

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine and his daughter Ariella plunged into the 40-degree Atlantic Ocean surf Saturday to help raise money for NJ Special Olympics.

A total of 7,161 "plungers" registered for the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge, raising a record total of $2.125  million in pledges, surpassing the 2017 total of $1.9 million, according ...

Sen. Bateman Launches "Socks for Soldiers" Drive


SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.

“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said ...

Deadline Feb. 16 for Chance to Win Somerset Patriots Luxury Suite

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Requests are now being accepted from eligible non-profit and community groups to use the 30-seat community box during the 2018 season at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, home of the Somerset Patriots.

To be eligible, applicants should be nonprofits whose client base consists of at least 50 percent Somerset County residents or community organizations that are located in ...

Sen. Bateman Collects Socks for Homeless at Somerville Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Socks for the homeless are being collected by state Sen. Kip Bateman, R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer at his legislative office through March 31.

Bateman authored and sponsored a resolution approved by the state Senate that designates February 14 of each year as “Socks for the Homeless Day.”

The resolution is awaiting approval by the state ...

Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies.

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