Giving Back

November 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – 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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There’s still time to donate to the ninth annual Adopt-A-Family program to will help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families. The 2018 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2018AdoptAFamily The postmark deadline is Nov. 17. “We often hear that people want to help ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the sixth annual Pink Out initiative, managed by the Somerset County Public Works Department, recently collected 270 comfort gift bags for donation to patients battling an illness. The gift bags, containing both fun and practical items, ...

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SKILLMAN, NJ - The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate office in Hillsborough/Montgomery combined forces with SAVE – A Friend to Homeless Animals for a dog and cat adoption recently, joining hundreds of Coldwell Banker offices and animal shelters around the country for the “Homes for ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Several dozen volunteers joined forces last weekend for an ambitious facelift project at Woodfern Elementary School. Parents, students and Woodfern staff with rakes, shovels and paint brushes spent the day on several projects, from weeding flower beds and planting flowers to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The ninth annual Adopt-A-Family program needs donors to help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families. The 2018 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2018AdoptAFamily “We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Somerset County ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, 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 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident,  took turns yesterday at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con and Superhero Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 9th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last throughout the game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Ballpark Comic ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Just as she has done on this day  for the past eight years, Susyn Timko arrived at the Hillsborough Municipal Complex early Thursday morning with bags of teal-colored ribbon, scissors and compassion for a cause. It was a day to help "Turn the Town Teal"  to commemorate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to generous Somerset County residents, donations to the 24th annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive totaled 43,455 pounds. This included 32,700 pounds collected curbside, approximately 7,500 pounds of online donations, and another 2,000 pounds collected through affiliated ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The VII annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally is just around the corner on Sept. 8th.  Cyclists from all around the tristate region will enjoy one of five Sourland region routes: Five Mile (almost flat) Family Fun Ride, 28 miles, 37 miles, 53 miles or 66 miles.  The longest ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Larry Hanko, area director of Special Olympics Somerset County, attended a meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently to thank and recognize members of the county Roads and Bridges Division and the Somerset County Department of Corrections for their support ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - n 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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team volunteered to clean up the Raritan River Aug. 18, picking up trash and more along the banks of the river in Bridgewater and Raritan. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko needs volunteers to  help "Turn the Town Teal" on Thursday,Aug. 30 to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past nine years in memory of her mother who died from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater. Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Habitat for Humanity is offering community service hours and store credit at the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore for volunteers who are needed to help pick up donated furniture and household items in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The local Habitat for Humanity ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has donated $3,000 to the Hillsborough Fire Marshal office for the purchase of equipment to be used by the recently-formed Rescue Task Force that would be deployed in the event of an active shooter incident or or civil unrest. The RTF is similar ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Music Festival returns to the Hillsborough Promenade, in the field next to Lowe's on Route 206 from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4th, The festival, which began in 2010, is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Cultural Arts ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Music Festival returns to the Hillsborough Promenade, in the field next to Lowe's on Route 206 from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4th, The festival, which began in 2010, is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Cultural Arts ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ– Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host an auction of game-worn Somerset Patriots jerseys on Friday, July 6 at TD Bank Ballpark. All proceeds from the silent auction will be used to pay for shipment of personal care packages to US troops deployed overseas. Gates open at 6 p.m.

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