Giving Back

October 2, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's Touchdown Club took center stage at the October 1 Borough Council meeting when Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely honored the organization along with Spotswood High School Head Coach Andy Cammarano and 26 members of the Spotswood High School football team for their ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since many cancer patients often require blood transfusions during treatment, New Jersey Blood Services is hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, October 1 at Spotswood VFW Post 4589 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. All donors will receive a ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - Spotswood High School's DECA chapter will be lacing up the sneakers for the Sunday, October 14 Autism Speaks Walk. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at Educational Testing Services in Princeton. Spotswood DECA will be walking as a team and is inviting students, parents and Helmetta, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Lion's Club will be serving up a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's on Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All of the proceeds from the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Enjoy a lunch or dinner at Otilia's Cafe on Thursday, September 20 and help the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. A portion of each diner's receipt will be donated to the Friends who host numerous lectures and programs throughout the year at the library, including Monday ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the East Coast watches the path of Hurricane Florence, New Jersey Blood Services prepare to help out impacted areas if needed. However, sending blood south means the supply in the tri-state area would be tested. "Cancer patients are the number one users of blood," explained ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood DECA will hold its second annual mun sale from now until Wednesday, September 26. The nine inch mum pots are $5 for an individual pot or $20 for five mum plants. Mums can be ordered in burgundy, orange, yellow, white or purple. This year's mum sale is being organized by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Immaculate Conception School students will be treated to a new classroom this year. An outdoor classroom was unveiled last week as the 2018-19 school year got underway. The inviting outside learning environment is the product of an Eagle Scout project completed by Spencer Mochari in ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Get the motors running this fall at the first annual Spotswood High School Car Show on Sunday, October 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Spotswood High School. All of the proceeds from the show will go to benefit the Spotswood High School girls basketball program. Admission to this ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the last few days of summer hang in the humid breeze, Spotswood School District teachers and coaches have been busy getting classrooms and teams ready for the official opening of school and sports on next week. The Spotswood PTA elves have also been very busy granting teacher ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - "Take a book, leave a book," is the motto of the Little Free Library that first began in 2009. Its creator, Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first red school house as a tribute to his mother. Bol's mom was a teacher and enjoyed spreading the joy of reading to her students and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Back-to-school clothes shopping can put a huge strain on many family budgets, which is why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds their annual clothing swap early in September. "We set up a store at our church," explained Spotswood resident Jenalyn Engstrom.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was definitely a cuteness overload at the Spotswood Public Library on Thursday when Carma, Bowie, Landon, Fiona, Gypsy, Tammy, Lester and Koda stopped by. The pups were a part of the Seeing Eye presentation on July 26, but it was the meet and greet afterwards that caused quite a ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends. The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A borough's Emergency Services unit is a mainstay at every Spotswood High School home football game, which is why the players and coaching staff in conjunction with the Spotswood Touchdown Club thought it was important to give something back to Spotswood EMS. Hurricane Irene was ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Polish American Club will be the site for the Fight the Fight for Janice benefit on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. The event is to help Janice Cooper, a longtime kindergarten teacher at the Spotswood School District's Schoenly School, in her fight against colon ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Spotswood High School Hole-In-One Club is hosting their annual summer golf outing on Monday, July 23 at the Rossmoor Golf Club. The event is a fundraiser to support the Spotswood High School golf team. The Chargers' golf team is funded entirely by the Hole-In-One Club and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Memorial Day honors the lives of those lost in battle and the borough marked this Memorial Day by unveiling a new addition to its Memorial Walkway on Summerhill Road on May 28. A Battlefield Cross now stands in the middle of the walkway dedicated to the service of men and women who ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School Band will be holding a Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 5 at Spotswood High School from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. All donated items will be distributed to needy families throughout the United States. The following items are being ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Julia Rhodes was the principal of the Schoenly School from 2001 until her retirement in 2005. The longtime educator started her career in the Spotswood School District in 1976 as an English and Language Arts supervisor. Rhodes passed away last April after an 18-month battle with ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will be holding its third New Jersey Clean Communities Event on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is calling all civic-minded volunteers, looking to earn community service hours, extra credit or simply to lend a hand to spruce up Milltown's parks for spring ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Chase away the chilly spring weather this week with two dine-to-donate fundraisers to benefit next month's Eighth Grade Semi-Formal. The dance is an annual spring tradition, bringing together Memorial eighth graders with Milltown's Joyce Kilmer School eighth graders. It is the first ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A spring blood drive is set for Monday, May 7 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589. All donors in the upcoming blood drive will receive a 15 percent coupon to MJ's Pizza, Bar & Grill on Summerhill Road in the borough. The coupon is valid from Sunday through ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Memorial Middle School will be holding an Eighth Grade Semi-Formal Clothing Drive on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the school's parking lot. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Eighth Grade Semi-Formal in May. The dance is an annual spring ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - As a part of the Milltown Mayor's Wellness Campaign, the borough will be hosting the Middlesex County Walk for Better Health in conjunction with M.C.F.O.O.D.S. on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Post 25 Pavilion. A $5 donation at the time of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Save the date for a huge Flea Market and Vendor Sale set for Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the East Brunswick Vocational Technical High School. The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 5. The event is being hosted by the East ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thousands of ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest.  This year, the contest raised $1.5 million to fight hunger.  Local ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ -  A lion-like March forced Saturday's Nicole Surace Remembrance Walk to initially be canceled. The decision was made on Friday to hold the event on March 24 as planned, moving the location from the Spotswood High School Track to the school's back parking lot. However, Mother Nature ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mother Nature's fourth nor'easter of March has been creating havoc with spring sports practices and other outdoor activities at Spotswood High School this week. The previously postponed Nicole Surace Remembrance Walk scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. is back on. However, ...

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