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SCLSNJ Collecting Donations for Local Animal Shelter

November 19, 2018

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - This November and December the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) is collecting donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS). This is the 19th year the Library System will participate in donating to the shelter.

Donations will be accepted until December 14. Drop-off bins are located at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, ...

Want To Help Horses Impacted By California Fires? Here's How

CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for ...

Comic Makes You Laugh for a Cause

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band.

He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist dummies.

A veteran headliner at Atlantic City’s casinos, Lombardi’s also got a ...

Watchung Hills Grad John Dugan Gets His Due at Tamaques


WESTFIELD, NJ – It was a day of many Dugans at Tamaques Park.

The Westfield Police Athletic League flag football program honored its founder John Dugan, a former Westfield police officer and the Police Athletic League President with an “Appreciation Day” on Saturday. Dugan is a graduate of Watchung Hills, Class of 1977. 

Young athletes sported T-shirts ...

Faith Lutheran Church and Local Organizations Conduct Fall Food Drive


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families.

On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, Cub and Boy Scouts will distribute paper bags and flyers requesting canned and packaged ...

Plainfield, North Plainfield Third Grade Students Receive Free Dictionaries

Teams of Rotarians and volunteers are fanning out to the three elementary schools in North Plainfield, and the ten elementary schools and three charter schools in Plainfield during the months of October and November to give a dictionary to every third grade student.  A total of twelve hundred dictionaries will be presented, including Spanish-English dictionaries for ESL ...

Star Fish Food Pantry Provides News Update on Holiday Giving and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Star Fish food pantry in Plainfield is seeking volunteers to help with their holiday initiatives.  They also have some exciting news regarding space upgrades and grants.

THANKSGIVING MEALS: Star Fish is preparing for Thanksgiving, ordering in turkeys and canned goods and other items so they are ready to go. They will be packing up those holiday dinners on Tuesday ...

2018 Crop Walkers Earn $7,000 to Combat Hunger


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk.

Planned by Faith Lutheran Church and hosted by United Methodist Church, the Crop Walk ...

Photos: Hunter Pace Benefits New Jersey 4-H

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable hosted the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace on Sunday, Oct. 21. Despite chilly and blustery conditions dozens of riders took to the trails.

The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in height. Fences 2’6” and higher are marked with a cone, and all fences have ...

CROP Walkers Step Up, Step Out on a Brisk Sunday to Feed the Hungry

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the First Reformed Church on Main Street.

Carry multi-colored balloons, members of First United Methodist Church of Somerville, North Branch Reformed Church, Congregational ...


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North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

Upcoming Events

Thu, November 22, 12:00 PM

Zion 'Tabernacle of Praise' in Callard Hall, Piscataway

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner

November 13, 2018

Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner on November 22, 2018 from 12p - 3p hosted by Zion 'Tabernacle of Praise' in Callard Hall at 450 New Market Rd., in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Reservations are requested. RSVP to or 732-968-3680