Family Promise Overnight Host Brings Compassion from First-Hand Experience

June 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. While all the volunteers at Calvary Episcopal Church serve Union County guests with grace and hospitality, Prentice -- as he is known -- ...

Mountainside’s ‘Secret Garden’ Tour Enchants Supporters of Historic Committee

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Six gracious Mountainside homeowners welcomed visitors into their backyards on Saturday to saunter among hydrangea, oleander, hibiscus, roses, succulents and so much more.  The biennial Tour of Mountainside’s Gardens, orchestrated by the Mountainside Restoration Committee, has become ...

50 years after RFK assassination, the NBHS band’s moment is remembered

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a warm June day in 1968, 40 members of the New Brunswick High School band stood on the city train platform playing solemn hymns.

It was supposed to be a one-hour performance as they waited the train traveling from New York to Washington, carrying the body of a slain presidential candidate, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

But one-hour dragged into two, and then three, as ...

Springfield’s Jonathan Dayton High School 10th Annual Alumni Hockey Game Honors Memory of Dan Triano

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Friday June 8, the 10th Annual JDHS Alumni Hockey Game will be played.  This year the game will be played at Codey Arena in West Orange from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

For the second consecutive year, the event will honor the memory of Daniel Triano.  And for the second consecutive year, the event will be run by Jonathan Dayton senior Zoe Frei.

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Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America Holds Inaugural Patriots’ Path Family 5K Run / Walk

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will be conducting its inaugural 5K run/walk June 16 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.

Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m., and THE race will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to everyone over 7 years old.

The tax-deductible registration fees are $30 for the 5K run individual participants, $20 for ...

Westfield Women’s Soccer Program Competes in Charity Tournament

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Saturday, June 2, the 23 members of “Sorry Not Sorry,” the Westfield Soccer Association Women’s team, took the field in the 18th annual Goals 4 Life tournament at Brookfield Park in Montclair. Goals 4 Life is a non-profit organization founded by “novice soccer moms,” whose mission is to raise funds for women’s health initiatives. This ...

Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights Continues the Fight for a World Without Cancer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the forecast moved this year's Relay for Life inside for the second consecutive year, the message was heard loud and clear throughout the night through the halls and gymnasiums at Gov. Livingston High School. Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights joins communities around the country and world to finish the fight to create a world without ...

Weather Forecast Moves June 2 'Relay for Life' Inside at Gov. Livingston

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 'Relay for Life' of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit, and Mountainside has decided to relocate the June 2 event inside at Governor Livingston High School (GL) in Berkeley Heights due to inclement weather forecast for the upcoming weekend.  

The public and all participants are invited for a ...

Teen Teaches 99-Year-Old WWll Veteran To Use A Smart Phone

SUMMIT, NJ –  Sitting and speaking with Hayward Wheaton at his home in Scotch Plains is like taking a step back in history. On October 30 Hayward will turn 100, and is hoping to celebrate with a small party and a big chocolate cake.

Originally from Jersey City, Hayward can remember when he made $60 a month working as an elevator operator, when the mailman came twice a day (stamps ...

Wiffle Ball Tournament in Westfield Friday to Benefit Camp for Kids with Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 8th Annual Sister Pat’s Kids Camp Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place place this Friday, May 25, at 3 p.m. at Tamaques Park.

Money from the tournament, which run by Westfield High School students, will go to Sister Pat’s week-long summer camp in Esopus, NY, where kids suffering from cancer and other blood disorders from New York Presbyterian Hospital go ...

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Imagine Hosts Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

June 24, 2018

Nearly 350 guests attended Imagine’s 7th annual breakfast fundraiser, Seasons of Hope, on June 6th, 2018 at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  “We especially want to thank our breakfast sponsors -- our platinum sponsor Merck, our bronze sponsors ConnectOne Bank and Northfield Bank, the volunteers and donors that contributed to the breakfast” said Imagine Board ...