Giving Back

September 19, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - So which high school girls soccer conference is the strongest? The debate may be settled this weekend when Skyland Conference teams will meet Shore Conference teams in the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls soccer showcase and fundraising event. Seven ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded.  Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there. According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, took turns at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Larry Hanko, area director of Special Olympics Somerset County, attended a meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently to thank and recognize members of the county Roads and Bridges Division and the Somerset County Department of Corrections for their support ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident 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 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Dairy Queen in Plainfield is holding another bike giveaway this Saturday, Aug. 25. Over one hundred bikes and helmets for those in need will be distributed at the free quarterly event on a first-come, first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. Can't make it?  The next giveaway ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The second Lisa Del Negro Memorial Golf Outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 20. Scheduled to take place on the green at the Royce Brook Golf Club, the event will raise funds and awareness of suicide prevention and pay tribute to the late Lisa Del Negro of North Plainfield, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident Tony Bianchino had planned to visit Orlando, Florida with his family. But after meeting pediatric therapist Megan Sheehy of the Mini Socialites Foundation based out of Warren, the family trip turned into a dream come true for Bianchino’s 16-year-old daughter, ...

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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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FAR HILLS, N.J. — "Every once in a while, something special crosses your path, and with that, an opportunity presents itself. And so it is with Lafitte De Muze," said Cheryl Olsten. Back in October of 2017, Olsten and her trainer and rider Amanda Steege, who is based at Ashmeadow Farm in Far ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - You can still help curb hunger. The Curbing Hunger food drive has been extended through July in all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Even though Somerset County is known for its affluence, food insecurity for children and adults is an enduring issue. Freeholder ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - United Way of Northern New Jersey is hosting its annual Tools for School drive which allows students to start the new school year with the basic school supplies. The drive will benefit more than 11,000 elementary and middle school children of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens. According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan Saturday. Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – If you don’t know by now, Girl Scouts is much more than cookies, crafts, and summer camp. In fact, the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey say they should host your next professional business conference, special event, or any other big celebration in which you are looking to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maggie Grabko, a North Plainfield mom of two, underwent a successful liver transplant on June 13, according to an update on the family’s GoFundMe page by her husband, Shawn Grabko. The Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As Maggie Heteji Grabko awaits a life-saving liver transplant, a GoFundMe page has been created to help her family deal with the costs associated with hospitalization, and the Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Somerset County will carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday to commemorate this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. Thousands of police officers and law ...

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WARREN, NJ - Memorial Day is so much more than a long weekend.  It is a chance for us to remember those who gave all for this great nation and the freedoms it offers. This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the lives and legacies of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country, ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The oldest service club of the three Plainfield's will hold their most important annual community service project on June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield. Long a mainstay in supporting the North Plainfield and Plainfield communities, the Rotary Club of ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene Field ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC. Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Hustlin’ Warriors baseball team joined the Warren Lions Club and Operation Shoebox on Friday, April 20, writing letters and assembling boxes for care packages that will be sent to appreciative U.S. servicemen and women overseas. Founded in February 2005, ...

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