Giving Back

September 12, 2018

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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The six-day Rotary Fair/Business Showcase, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, begins its second decade of operation under Rotary leadership this summer. Attendance has averaged 15,000 annually, making it one of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Ten Zumba instructors will keep things moving Saturday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade, a nationwide charity that lends support to pediatric cancer patients and their families. The fund raiser will be at the Hillsborough Rita’s, 381 Triangle ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A group of earnest West Coast cyclists determined to provide clean drinking water to impoverished regions of the world will stop overnight at a supporter’s 58 West End Ave. home before heading to New York City on the last leg of their coast-to-coast fund raiser. Kelley Allen ...

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BOUND BROOK , NJ – For the fifth year in a row, the Bound Brook School District has been involved in supporting the annual Curbing Hunger Month in Somerset County. This year the district’s five schools collected more than half a ton of food. “The students, faculty, staff and administration did a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Adonis Basil hosted a day at the farm for hundreds of seniors at his Legend Equestrian and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute Saturday. The institute is the centerpiece of a sprawling 30-acre horse farm dotted with stables, pastures and riding trails at 1800 Millstone ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from New Jersey stretched out their leg muscles, laced up their running shoes and stepped up Friday to help carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns in support of this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games at the College of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Somerset County will carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday to commemorate this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. Thousands of police officers and law ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The  Amsterdam Elementary School community, including 19 students, two former students, two teachers and one parent sat patiently as hair stylists trimmed their hair at the school last week which was collected and donated to Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Close to 400 guests attended the 26th Annual Taste of Somerset fundraiser benefiting the PeopleCare Center at the Palace at Somerset Park Monday night. "Taste of Somerset is the original tasting event in Somerset County and the longest running with widespread benefits - to the ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Diamond Nation have partnered for a special event to raise money for a member of their family, former coach and instructor Ben Fonseca. Fonseca is battling systemic scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder where healthy tissue is being destroyed ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Hillsborough UNICO chapter joined forces with the Organization for Autism Research NJ for their first annual golf outing fundraiser last month at the Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. Over 60 golfers, 40 sponsors and dozens of gifts donated from local ...

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