Giving Back

September 17, 2018

GILLETTE, NJ - Mums are a fall tradition, and the Overlook Auxiliary will be the beneficiary of the seasonal blooms via a plant sale at Lombardo Farms September 21-23. Lombardo will donate a portion of proceeds from Mum sales each day to Overlook Auxiliary, a volunteer organization ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- County residents are invited to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, headquartered in Mountainside, received a grant of $25,000 from the Merck Foundation recently. “We are so grateful to The Merck Foundation for their generous grant of $25,000 for the expansion of our bereavement support programs at ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Prestige Diner recently launched their "Reading Rewards" program that rewards kids with a free kids meal at the diner when they pick a book from the special library at the diner to read while they're waiting for the meal. This was a partnership with the New Providence Memorial ...

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The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Rotary Club of Summit - New Providence-- whose motto is “Service Above Self” -- has been involved with projects in both the communities they serve and represent since 1922. Along with community service, the Rotary has been awarding financial scholarships to college bound seniors ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Twenty-six members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – 14 adults and 12 college and high school students – spent the week of Sunday, July 8 to Saturday, July 14 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.  This was the ...

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CRANFORD - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and wants to give back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk generated $17,000, with nearly 450 runners and walkers took to the township streets on Sunday, September 17, 2017. “Bright sunshine and crystal blue skies continued to bless us this year for our 21st ...

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The Brooke Healey Foundation "Caring 'til it's cured." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Brooke Healey's memory lives on through the Brooke Healey Foundation that raises funds and brings awareness to DIPG, the aggressive, inoperable brain turmor that took her life in 2013.   The drizzle did not ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After The Connell Company employees had an hour orientation session, they were ready for their first Home for Good Dogs adoption event that was open to the public. The event was held at The Grove in Connell Park last week in Berkeley Heights. Connell Park always has a lot ...

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  SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit received a $15,000 grant from Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) to support its signature community outreach project, GRACE’s Refrigerator. These funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for families that would not otherwise be able to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Peter DeSarno, of New Providence, was recently among recipients of a "NJCPA Volunteer Award" by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants at their annual statewide convention in Atlantic city.  A release by the NJCPA said, "Peter is the very definition of what ...

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The New Providence Independence Day Celebration returns to the borough on Tuesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun filled activities for all. DJ John Souren of Club Souren will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street. There will ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Thursday, June 14, members of American Legion Post 433 members held an official flag retirement ceremony — something the post has been doing since 1977.  Members of Post 433, Mayor Al Morgan, Police Chief Anthony D. Buccelli, Jr, members of the New Providence Police ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), New Providence Special Olympians Stephanie and James Slater were driven down Springfield Avenue by Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli on Friday.   According to the LETR website, the Torch Run began in 1981 when ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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For the past four years, 4-year-old Noah Coronado has been growing out his hair with the goal of donating it to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Coronado attends St. Andrew's Preschool and Kindergarten in New Providence. Pantene Beautiful Lengths was designed to provide women who are ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A true labor of love brought a final tribute this Friday to the late founder of NP Public Art, Marjan Nirou Saniee, in the fitting form of a permanent art installation on the exterior of the Recreation Center on Elkwood Avenue.  The sculpture created by local artist, Bob Hill, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - For their Take Action Project, New Providence’s Girl Scout Daisy Troop 45063 planted a garden at an elderly community member’s home on May 14 as part of their Flower Garden Journey. The project is designed to be a sustainable task that additionally gives back to the ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - "Justify" was the first pony to the finish line, but The Connection’s Scholarship Fund was the big winner on the day at Canoe Brook Country Club -- taking "win, place, and show for a third year in a row" -- as the Hilltop City's landmark community service organization raised more than ...

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