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Montclair Group Prepares to Serve Nearly a Thousand Meals on Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - For the past 22 years, local Montclair residents have prepared and served nearly 5000 meals on Thanksgiving to Montclair-area seniors. 

Spearheaded by Greg Whitaker and Wally Choice, Jr. of Montclair, the two began serving meals each year after returning from the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. back in 1995. 

On Friday ...

Short Hills Youngster Get Visit from Rutgers Men's Basketball Players at Saint Barnabas Pediatrics Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Athletics hosted a Community Relations Program, as Rutgers student-athletes made Systemwide Hospital Visits on Wednesday. Rutgers men’s basketball team members Deshawn Freeman, Geo Baker and Corey Sanders volunteered their time by visiting with pediatric patients and their families at RWJBarnabas Health’s Saint Barnabas ...

Scholarship Golf Outing Honors Late Short Hills Resident Allen Meisels

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The SEEDS Golf Classic, an annual fundraiser for NJ SEEDS, took a new name this year to honor 20-year trustee Allen Meisels who passed away May 30 of this year. The newly dubbed Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic, hosted by Bleakley Financial, raised over $211,000 to support scholarships for educational access to highly motivated, low-income students.  

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Christ Church Nursery School in Short Hills Has a Busy Season of Giving Back

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Christ Church Nursery School (CCNS) is participating in a series of community service projects currently and over the past few months to help those less fortunate through partnerships with other local charitable organizations.

CCNS collected over 100 coats to distribute before winter weather blankets the area through the Apostles House in Newark. Coats are more than an ...

Short Hills Residents Honored With Annual Law Scholarship in His Name

WEST ORANGE, NJ – An anonymous client is funding an annual scholarship in honor of Short Hills resident Matthew E. Beck. The donor wanted to honor Beck's legal intellect, transactional integrity, and devotion to the best interests of his clients. 
 
The “Matthew E. Beck Esq. Criminal Law Scholarship” will go to a Rutgers Law School student with high academic ...

Hurricane Relief Project in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Community Congregational Church in Short Hills is teaming up with Renaissance Church in Summit to put together relief kits for hurricane victims. The kits contain a 5-gallon bucket filled with cleanup items such as soap, sponges, detergent, brushes, and gloves.

The relief buckets will be distributed through the Church World Service network to families in need across ...

Millburn High School SAVe Club Honors Veterans

MILLBURN, NJ - For a second year, the Millburn High School SAVe (Students Aiding Veterans) Club hosted local veterans to honor their service with a luncheon giving students a chance to meet and thank those who served. The high school cafeteria wall sported a moving tribute of post-it notes with the names of veterans that students know formed into the shape of the flag dubbed the Wall of ...

Volunteers Needed: Operation Shoebox NJ Hosts 13th Annual Veterans Appreciation Packing Event

MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey needs volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

The event is an early commemoration of Veterans’ Day, marking the 13th consecutive year that the Somerset County volunteer organization has gathered at the VFW to prepare and assemble ...

Girl Scouts Sow Memory Garden for Imagine

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside 11th Grade Ambassador Girl Scout Troops 40443 and 40468 completed their "Sow What" Journey project by planting a pollinator memory garden at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss in Mountainside.

"Partnering with the girls scouts was a joy," said Mary Robinson, Imagine Executive Director.  "They did an incredible job of ...

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