Giving Back

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Community Food Drive is set for Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sproutlings Childcare located at 755 Central Ave. in New Providence. The volunteers that organize and work the drive are simply members of the community looking for ways to help our ...

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Girl Scout Service Unit 50, the Girl Scouts of New Providence, is continuing its philanthropic efforts by partnering with Moms Helping Moms Foundation to host a diaper drive.  The drive “Honor you Mother by helping mothers in need” will be held Saturday, May 15th from 11am to 1pm at the New ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of the affordable apartment building for older adults in New Providence, Barabash Manor, now have a wonderful outdoor space for relaxation and socialization, thanks largely to the efforts of Thomas Horan, a Boy Scout from New Providence Troop 1.  Backed by his dad, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — One of the best kept secrets in the township may be the Woman’s Club. As a philanthropic group, its work often makes the news, but there is much more to the service club than raising money. The club hosts speakers, members play bridge and mahjong, knit lap blankets for ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lion's Club will be holding their 24th annual Frank A. Pizzi, Jr., Memorial Golf Tournament on June 7, 2021, at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg.  We are encouraging interested participants to join us for a fun-filled day of golf which includes golf, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Eighty-nine-year-old Claire Stang lived in New Providence when there was an ACME market on the corner of Springfield Avenue, when the parking lot of Bank of America was a hardware store, and when the Investors Savings Bank was the center of town where people congregated. A ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Some things are so nice, they happen twice. New Providence’s first Historic Marker was installed on the front lawn of the New Providence Presbyterian Church  by members of the New Providence Department of Public Works, in December 2020.  This first bronze Historic Marker, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A dog named Bo captured the hearts of people in his Plainfield hometown and in neighboring communities when he went missing for ten days. Luckily, Bo’s story had a happy ending after he was found with the help of the Plainfield Residents' Association for Animal Rescue and other ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Getting spring off to a great start, on Sunday the New Providence Lions Club donated $1,000 to an Eagle Scout project underway by Thomas Horan, of New Providence Boy Scout Troop 1. The space was designed as a community service by landscape architect and long-time town ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. The fourth grader struggles with mathematics, but it’s just one of the trials he has confronted in his short life. Six years ago, his family faced homelessness when his mom, Roneeka, lost her job. Fortunately, the family found Family Promise Union ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Siblings, Alex and Jack Munies, created ConnectCare Community to help the elderly video chat with distant family and friends, creating virtual face-to-face memories and increasing mental wellness.Tablets are collected from generous donors, then distributed to rehabilitation ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tom Montrone, NP Lions President and Bob Campbell, NP Lions Golf Committee present a plaque recognizing Lantern Hill's sponsorship of the annual Lions Golf Tournament.  Lantern Hill's generosity enables the Lions to give back to the community, from events for children, to ...

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Help Raise Funds to Support Our Community! Enjoy impactful Y stories, Y trivia, win prizes and help the Summit Area YMCA raise funds to support the Y's financial assistance program. Join us on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00PM-8:00PM for our first ever Virtual Annual Campaign Kickoff! ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Hilltop City resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Independence for Veterans, Inc. is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Stacia McDonough and volunteers from Independence for Veterans ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Forty-eight years ago Lonnie and Pernell Brice moved from Baltimore, Maryland, into a home on Hamilton Avenue across from Franklin Court. When they moved in, most of Hamilton Avenue was all woods, and “we picked blackberries in the woods over there. That’s all gone now,” ...

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On Sunday, February 28th, 12 members of New Providence Boy Scout Troop 63 worked on the ongoing restoration of the former bridle trail at the Watchung Reservation. The trail, which dates back to the 1700’s was known at one time as the “Road from Westfield to New Providence,” had become badly eroded ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Rene H. Rasheed of Roselle has received Union County’s 9th annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian award honoring those who exemplify the spirit of community service.  Rasheed, owner of Rene's Fashion Designs Boutique, has lived in Roselle for 38 years and has run her boutique for more ...

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On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Summit Area YMCA partnered with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council, Giving Back Club and Han Academy to virtually celebrate the Lunar New Year, also popularly known in the U.S. as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The event kicked off with a ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Since the surge of the pandemic in March 2020, Faith Lutheran in New Providence has again demonstrated that it is not a church building but a servant community.  Because of the contagion of COVID 19, social ministry programs have not been able to occur physically.  ...

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at drive-up event in Scotch Plains.    The Union County Board of Commissioners will hold a food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, February 20. A drive-up distribution will be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Booking an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination is fraught with roadblocks for everyone. Enter Kristof Slevens, who was born and raised in Berkeley Heights. His mother, Wendy, said he told her he had seen “many seniors on the forums who were having trouble making an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Those interested in scouting out an exciting program for boys aged 11-17 in Summit can 'attend' Boy Scout Troop 67's virtual parent meeting on February 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Conducted via Zoom, participants will hear from Scouts, Scout leaders, and Troop parents about the program ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The emails started circulating about 9 a.m. on February 2, with snow still falling in New Providence. More than a foot of snow had already fallen, and the manager of the Barabash Manor Senior Apartments on Academy Street, Cora Terzo, was worried.  Cars belonging to the ...

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If you or a friend or neighbor is an older adult, and you are not yet vaccinated- maybe it’s wiser to stay out of crowded stores right now.  During this cold winter there are new variants of the coronavirus circulating, and some seem more contagious than previous versions.   New Providence- Our ...

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