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Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

November 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

Warren Church Delivers 3800 Pounds of Food to Sister Parish for Thanksgiving

WARREN, NJ - The Knights at Our Lady of the Mount loaded up a truck and delivered 118 boxes of food, 3800 lbs. in total, to its sister parish Most Holy Name of Jesus in Perth Amboy on Saturday.

An additional monetary gift of  $1325 was also provided.

“The parishioners of Most Holy Name of Jesus were extremely grateful for the generous outpouring from our parish community and they ...

Patanella's 7th Annual Green Brook Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Benefits PBA, Register Now

GREEN BROOK, NJ — Patanella's Green Brook Thanksgiving Turkey Trot will host its 7th Annual 5K event, benefiting the Green Brook PBA Local #398 on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Ave. The family event invites runners, walkers and strollers.

 

The USATF certified 5K course is flat and fast with a rise of 10 feet. The ...

A Somerset Hills Tradition, Colonial Christmas at Vanderveer House, Kicks Off Late

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All invited to tree lighting next Friday evening

The festivities are due to kick off with a tree ...

Help Stock Food Bank Shelves on ‘Bobo Friday’ Nov. 17

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The next Buy One, Bring One (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Nov 17.

“You can help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for a needy family by donating to BOBO Fridays this month,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh.

Local libraries hosting the bins include the Bound Brook Memorial ...

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, ...

Watchung Hills Pop Warner Challenger Division of Warren Wins 2017 Disability Advocates Award

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Challenger Division of Warren was selected in the organization category as winners of the 2017 Disability Advocates Awards, presented by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disabilities. Arthur (Art) Raynes of Basking Ridge was selected in the individual category. Citations were presented by Freeholder ...

Community Mobilizes to Support Legendary Athlete and Coach in Time of Need

SUMMIT, NJ - There are many things that define a community and the citizens that comprise it: Shared values, interests and goals; The respect and tolerance for and of one's fellow man; A willingness to look out for one another, and to selflessly pitch in when help is needed.

Contained in all of those tenets is the story of -- and the opportunity for -- Summit to take care of 'one of ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

FAR HILLS, NJ - A massive crowd of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting. The race fans and partyers arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful ...

Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

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Clinton's Festival of Trees

November 21, 2017

CLINTON, NJ - This Festival of Trees annual holiday favorite returns to the Red Mill Museum Village here on Friday, Nov. 24 just in time for the holiday season.

The Festival features a beautiful display of decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces that are available to win through the raffle.

The Festival opens the day after Thanksgiving, which is also the same weekend as the Clinton ...

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 ...