Giving Back

June 30, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - People from all over the area gathered at Mt. Carmel Field on Saturday to enjoy those things Victor Guidetti III enjoyed on a summer day - live music, cars, trucks, bikes, food and adult beverages! The occasion was VicFest 2019, a real celebration of summer, Members of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – At graduation, numerous students with disabilities "age out" of the specialized schools they’ve attended their entire lives, which leaves their parents with a big question: What’s next?  Fanwood resident Allison Sanchez, the new executive director of the Educational Service ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is caring suddenly for 188 dogs it got from a location in Hunterdon County, where they were living in squalid conditions. The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA. According ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Lions Club of Warren Township will be holding their 52nd Annual Lions EXPO from June 12 – June 15, 2019 from 6-10 p.m. at the Warren Township municipal field at 46 Mountain Boulevard, Warren Township.  The Lions EXPO is a four day carnival that features amusement rides, games, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers took off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School and ran the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon. The torch had been passed ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Rotary Club of the Plainfields held its 92nd Annual Track and Field Meet on Wednesday at Hub Stine field.  Three schools registered in time to have their athletes to compete -  Maxson Middle School in Plainfield, Valley View School in Watchung, and North Plainfield Middle ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Somerset County will carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday, June 7 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 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield football players and friends will be participating in “Bench-A-Thon” Fundraiser on Tuesday, June 4. For the first time ever, this event will be open to the public and will be held in the High School Gym at 3:00 PM.  “Any support helps! “ said coach Jimmy ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Joshua Lang of North Plainfield is a 16-year-old Life Scout from Troop 73 in Westfield.  He is working on his Eagle Scout service project that is designed to support The Drake House Museum, and, as he says, to maintain it for the residents of Plainfield. According to Lang, the ...

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YOKOSUKA, Japan – Petty Officer Samuel Howard, a native of Green Brook, New Jersey, comes from a proud family of people who served in the military. He is proud to say that he is the first in his family to serve in the Navy.   Photo By Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Middle School is celebrating 12 years of giving back with a Walk-a-Thon Friday to benefit Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation. Warren Middle School student Alexa Mckenzie Lawrence died Saturday January 26, 2019 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, NY as a result of ...

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MAHWAH, NJ — Unsung heroes from throughout New Jersey earned recognition for their compassion and concern for others as part of the 23rd Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award ceremony at Ramapo College on May 3, and North Plainfield based Moms Helping Moms Foundation was awarded one of the $7,500 ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Education Foundation announces  three fundraisers:   May 16 - Dodgeball Tournament for 7th & 8th Grades, VV June 3 - Golf Outing at Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck June 11 - Dining to Donate at Water & Wine, Watchung   See flyers for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s annual 5K is in the books as hundreds of individuals’ cheery spirits shined through the soggy morning. The 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park held yesterday morning, May 5, included a 5K Timed Race and Fun Run. Participants ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ The spring Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills giant rummage sale is scheduled to end on May 5. The rummage sales held every spring and fall by the Basking Ridge-based VNA help uninsured and underinsured patients of the home-nursing organization, which assists residents ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5. The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Save the date for the Mama Mare Foundation and JillyBean Dream Trip Program's fifth annual JillyBean Boil for a Dream. This family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Polish America Club. The fun afternoon will include a delicious crawfish ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Troop New Jersey welcomed Assemblywoman Linda Carter as its newest member for her leadership in creating opportunities and public policies which benefit girls and young women throughout the state. Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey created an honorary state-level troop, known as ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Visitors roaming through Grace's House, a designer showcase home that has been restored in Plainfield's Hillside Avenue Historic District, are treated to a surprise at every turn, in every room, and in every nook and cranny.  Proceeds from tours of the house, renovated by Grace's ...

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BOSTON, MA - She finished the race. She reached her fundraising goal. And yet, neither of those notable accomplishments ranks as the thing that Basking Ridge resident Chrissy Weyrauch will remember the most about running in her first Boston Marathon last week. "I had so many friends ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ The spring Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills giant rummage sale is scheduled for May 3 to 5, and volunteers will be accepting donations to stock the fundraising event through this Tuesday, April 23. The rummage sales held every spring and fall by the Basking ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers traveled to Mount St. Mary's Academy on Wednesday, April 10 loaded with donated supplies to help students at the all-girls' high school pack 300 care packages during MSM's Core Values Service Day. It is the seventh straight year that ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game. Joined by 19-year-old Lamont ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students and staff of Gov. Livingston High School dressed in blue on April 11 to commemorate Westfield H.S. principal, 44 year-old Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away after donating bone marrow to a 14 year-old boy in France earlier this year. Dr. Derrick Nelson served in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way, is hosting a Kitten Shower April 17 to prepare for kitten season. The event will be held from noon to 7 p.m., with cake cutting at 5 p.m., to collect supplies and monetary donations for the kittens that will be arriving this ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is raising funds for autism awareness on Tuesday, April 2,from 5 to 10 p.m. at IHOP in North Plainfield, located at 1120 Route 22 East. The fundraiser will benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and patrons need to ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In a strong statement of solidarity with kids with cancer,  local fire fighters, high school students, parents and members of the community shaved their heads at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event held at the North Plainfield Fire station to raise money for ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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  WARREN, NJ - In a strong statement of solidarity with kids with cancer,  local high school students, parents and members of the community as well as Watchung Hills Regional High School teachers and staff and Warren Township Police, shaved their heads at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising ...

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