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Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 16, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Braunschweiger Jewelers Celebrates 50th Anniversary in New Providence

BRAUNSCHWEIGER JEWELERS CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY

WITH NEW PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY

Multi-generational Family to Honor its Rich Legacy with Charitable Donation to the

Local Fire & Rescue Squads

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ  –  On November 16, the Braunschweiger family, a leading name in fine jewelry in New Jersey, will celebrate 50 years of heritage and service at ...

Bingo Bridges Community Relationships for Residents at Autumn Lake Healthcare

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights opened its doors to invite the community and their healthcare partners to visit for an evening of friendly Bingo.  

Let's face it, when entering a long-term care facility, what residents miss is the sense of a larger community and the intergenerational relationships. Contact between community members ...

Family Promise 'Fall Fling' Gala Brings 'Roaring Twenties' to Summit, Nets $250,000

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise’s annual Fall Fling, which supports the organization's mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into sustainable independence, has generated $250,000 for the Summit-based national nonprofit.

Nadim Ahmed, President of the Hematology & Oncology Franchise for Celgene and a new member of the Family ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Veterans Day Celebrated at American Legion Post 433 in New Providence Saturday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Almost 100 people attended the Veterans Day Celebration and Lunch at American Legion Post 433 on Saturday.

Post Adjutant Paul Dormont led the Pledge of Allegiance and offered a prayer before giving a brief speech on the history of Veterans Day and its meaning that ended exactly at 11 a.m. The crowd paused for a moment of silence.

Dormont's message was simple and ...

More Than 250 Attend Diwali Festival at Berkeley Heights YMCA

 

 

A joyous cultural festival celebrated at the YMCA brings together community in a day of music, dance, art and more

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS,, NJ -  The Summit Area YMCA is a proud member of the Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation Network (DIG Innovation Network), a leading network within the YMCA’s efforts in outreach to diverse communities and ...

Veteran Banners Hang Proudly Throughout New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PBA Local #132 continues to honor the local veterans of New Providence by hanging the Veteran banners throughout New Providence for Veterans Day.

PBA president Michael Hand said that when he approached the officers with the idea for the Veterans Banner Project last year, everyone wanted to help. When word got out that we were looking for ...

Caring Contact Trains Teens at St. Bart's to Help Other Teens in Crisis

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Perhaps no one understands what a teenager in crisis is experiencing better than another teenager. That is why crisis listening line Caring Contact has introduced new training – Teens Helping Teens: Building Confidence and Awareness.

Caring Contact introduced the new training recently to a group of high school teens at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch ...

Berkeley Heights YMCA Pounds out the Pink

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights YMCA was at it again, this time raising awareness for "Pink" -- October is breast cancer awareness month.  Community members were invited to donate ten dollars to participate in the “Pounds for Pink” fitness class on Sunday, October 29th.  Participants pounded with drum sticks while in an invigorating fitness class.

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Online Auction of Coolers Donated By McLain Ward Benefits Omega Horse Rescue

November 19, 2017

Coolers awarded to McLain Ward’s top horses over the years are being auctioned off online to benefit Omega Horse Rescue Fund.

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is organizing the auctions through it website.

An auction that ended on Nov. 15 and included the American Invitational championship cooler awarded to Sapphire in 2008, raised $2,300.

Sapphire earned two Olympic medals before ...

Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 11, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...