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Giving Back

January 29, 2023

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dress Express Boutique is coming back to Berkeley Heights with its third annual pop-up event, giving women of all ages an opportunity to get their hands on designer dresses while helping those in need. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m through 4 p.m at Embassy Suites by ...

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ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ - Jared Burchette, a recent graduate of Hillsborough High School now serving as an Air Traffic Controller onboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier (CVN 68), has received a shipment of 100 personal care packages from volunteers at Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The care ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Taking its cue from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, the organizers of One Hillsborough, a grass roots advocacy group, commemorated the civil rights leader's legacy of civil engagement, social justice and service to a greater good during a public meeting Friday night at the municipal ...

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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 January 31, 2023.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Church of the Little Flower Food Pantry in Berkeley ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Learn how to help yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your community when disaster strikes. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster-response ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — North Plainfield High School Project Graduation 2024 will be selling concessions today during the Boys Varsity Basketball game vs. Edison at 6:30pm.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The only thing missing was the football game; otherwise, the Somerville Elks and their guests had everything covered at their 8th annual Tailgate Fundraiser on Saturday, from a roasted pig, Cajun seafood boil and BBQ alligator to a corn hole tournament, mechanical pig race and an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 8th annual Tailgate Party to benefit the Jacks' Kids charity will be hosted by the Somerville Elks on Saturday, Jan. 14 beginning at noon in the parking lot of the Elks complex on Route 28. If past years are any indication, participants and visitors are likely to encounter ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The North Plainfield Lions Club made holiday wishes come true for several Borough families this Christmas. The Lions joined forces with the Food Bank Network of Somerset County to provide toys, books, and clothing to families in need. The Food Bank's North Plainfield pantry ...

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NATIONAL — Americans donated $485 billion to charities in 2021, a four percent increase over 2020. More than two-thirds (67%) of the money was from individual donors. Despite this increase in generosity, some charities are struggling because donation increases are unable to keep up with inflation, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was difficult to tell who enjoyed the day more. Was it the children who received surprise visits from Santa and his elves, or . . . members of the Somerville Elks #1068, family and friends who fanned out in Somerset, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties to deliver Christmas gifts ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers are expected at the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. Over 3,000 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- The weather was a bit frightful but the sight was still delightful as the 32nd Annual Tree of Lights lit up the Village Green on Saturday, Dec. 3. The annual Tree of Lights ceremony originally took place every year on Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Day and in recognition of all ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills will be hosting a basketball Holiday Hoopla on Dec. 17 benefitting the WITH Grace initiative. Come support great hoops and a great cause.  Rather than charge for admission, spectators are asked to make a donation upon entrance.   If you can't make the game, but still ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- The 32nd Annual Tree of Lights is set to light up the Village Green this holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. The annual Tree of Lights ceremony originally took place every year on Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Day and in recognition of all those who lost ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Netherwood Heights Neighbors Association is once again collecting items for four-legged friends during the 2022 holiday season. Donations will benefit the Plainfield Area Humane Society. The PAHS organization provides programs on pet care and responsible ownership in addition ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 2022 class of Leadership Somerset, a community leadership program offered in the county, has launched a sustainable giving initiative for the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. The class is looking for the business community, along with fellow residents, to consider making ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower Food Pantry in Berkeley Heights is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Every quarter Valairco donates $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of their customers, friends and interested parties. Kevin ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- Are you ready for the THANKSGIVING TURKEY TROT? Time: 8am Thursday, Nov. 24 2022 Location: 132 Jefferson Ave Green Brook 5K run or walk for adults & kids Rain or shine SIGN UP HERE Certification Code: NJ15546JHP - See Map Below The course is flat and fast, with only ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — One week ago, two pedestrians were hit on Halloween night. The investigation is ongoing. Police have released a video showing a vehicle wanted in the hit-and-run of the two siblings, a 21-year- old female and a 7-year-old male, Witnesses described the vehicle as a possibly ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An old-fashioned skill learned from her grandmother when she ws a young girl continues to influence her life and the way she goes about doing things. Practical, resourceful, versatile and eager to share her talents, Bridget Lacerda, a senior at Somerville High School was ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Fun-loving adults and kids turned out by the hundreds in an array of costumes that would make a Hollywood prop master jealous and enjoyed an early Halloween fund-raising party hosted by Cusick's Funeral Home Sunday night. The festive gathering included free food and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Safe+Sound Somerset is holding its Kite of Hope fundraiser during the Candles of Hope Vigil at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. Safe+Sound Somerset helps survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence with compassionate, trained ...

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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 October 31, 2022.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Isadora J. Seibert Foundation. Isadora Seibert, of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ--For the twelfth consecutive year, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has collected and donated school supplies and non-perishable items for Somerset County community members in need. The 11-branch system – through a program organized by Charlene ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is proud to announce that their annual Operation Shoebox Packing Event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec.10, beginning 10:30 a.m. at the Hillsborough YMCA. As in past years, the community is not only welcome to participate in the packing event, ...

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WARREN, NJ —The Watchung Hills Lady Warriors Soccer team participated in the 4th annual Mountains vs Seas Showcase Saturday at the Capelli Sports Complex in Tinton Falls, defeating Manalapan 2-0 on goals from Ava Prisco and Shivani Howe.   This year’s event raised over $47,000 for the Team ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure.  Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Tropical Storm Ida tore through Somerset County at the beginning of September 2021, the Feeding Hands Food Pantry suffered a near total loss when floodwaters left 5 feet of water in the Orlando Drive facility, destroying the building and everything inside. And now, just over ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A funeral service was held for Adrien Hachey, 43, of Basking Ridge, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, NJ.  Adrien suddenly passed away on August 22, 2022, leaving his four sons – Reid (16), Nathan (14), Alec (11), and Evan (who turned ...

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