Press Releases

Dignity Run Motorcycle Event Brings Bikers Together to Support Alternatives, Inc.

b2d4af4a86d4ec5ab676_Giving___Volunteer_Heart.jpg
b2d4af4a86d4ec5ab676_Giving___Volunteer_Heart.jpg

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Motorcycle riders will convene in Bridgewater Oct. 16 for the annual Dignity Run ride to support Alternatives, Inc., a community services agency that provides programs, services and housing for people with disabilities.

Participants in the Dignity Run will follow nearly 60 miles of picturesque, winding, rural roads through Somerset and Hunterdon counties, starting and finishing at the Eagle Riders Club, located at 300 Woodside Lane in Bridgewater.

Registration for the Dignity Run will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a complimentary BBQ, a vendor alley and band performances by GoodWorks, Illegally Blind, and Scott Metaxas and Friends. The cost is $20 per person. Non-riders are also welcome at the Eagles Riders Club picnic grove.

Sign Up for E-News

“We appreciate all the riders, sponsors and guests of the Dignity Run for helping our clients live better lives in the community,” said Nancy Good, president of Alternatives.

Alternatives has a long history of assisting people with special needs gain their independence through programs and services. The agency was founded 37 years ago to help people with developmental disabilities learn the necessary skills to live in the community.

Today, it still abides by that basic tenet, but is growing to address the urgent needs of thousands of individuals with diverse special needs whom are waiting for community residences or for in-home services. The Dignity Run is sponsored by RE/MAX Classic Group Somerville, Knights of Fire Riding Club, Medimax Pharmacy, Unity Bank, Rollin’ Fast Cycle Sports, Williams Harley Davidson, Union Avenue Pharmacy, Cincinnati Lodge #3 Free & Accepted Masons, Clinton Honda, Double Crossed Riding Club and the Bridgewater Eagle Riders Club.

For more information about the Dignity Run, call (908) 685-1444 extension 226, or visit the Dignity Run event page at https://alternativesinc.givezooks.com/events/2016-dignity-run. About Alternatives Alternatives, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community by providing residential opportunities coupled with comprehensive support service. Alternatives provides affordable housing, supported employment services and daily living skills for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and homeless families. For more information, visit www.alternativesinc.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

Bristol-Myers Squibb Chemist Used Thallium to Poison Husband

April 25, 2018

MONROE, NJ - A local woman who killed her husband using "the poisoner's poison" did not win an appeal yesterday to have her life sentence repealed.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Monroe Township woman’s 2013 murder conviction was affirmed today by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Tianle Li, 48, of Monroe Township ...

Relief for Somerville Neighborhood: New DMV Office To Open in So. Plainfield May 14

April 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14 -  not a day too soon for residents who live in the neighborhood adjacent to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place.

B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV visited the Somerville facility Saturday at the  invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 2, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

Thu, May 3, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

Fri, May 4, 8:00 AM

Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts, Maplewood

A Midsummers Night's Dream

Devon Horse Show to Continue $50,000 Arena Eventing Class

April 25, 2018

DEVON, Pa.— The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is excited to be offering the $50,000 Arena Eventing Class once again. The event, which is presented by Salt Works, will return for its second year after immense success during its debut in 2017.

This year's class will take place on Sunday, May 27, at 7 p.m. It will focus on highlighting two out of three components of the classic ...

Travels Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

April 23, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...