Giving Back

February 16, 2020

FAR HILLS, NJ –The Somerset County Park Commission's Leonard J. Buck Garden, located at 11 Layton Road in Far Hills, is looking for energetic volunteers to assist in general garden maintenance, act as docents, and lead tours throughout the nationally recognized rock garden.  The volunteers are a ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ For the second year in a row, the staff and volunteers at the Bernardsville Public Library shelved their books, and instead turned the building into a mini-golf center. Mini-golf at the Library - A Hole Lot of Fun was a fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Public ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Valairco Heating and Cooling has extended their Valairco Cares program into 2020. They will continue to donate $500 every three months to a charity or nonprofit as nominated by their friends, customers and general public. The voting deadline for the next ...

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Knit Crochet with Love celebrates their volunteers with Bowl Party BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Sunday, Fellowship Village Senior Living hosted the first annual Bowl Party in the lobby of their newly renovated Cultural Arts Center for local knitting and crocheting non-profit, Knit Crochet with ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Jacob Silver has a background in economics and physics, a knack for teaching and a desire to become an engineer. The 29-year-old Roseland resident has a world of potential. But Silver needs a kidney; and for three years, he has been searching and waiting in vain for a ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Santa Claus' traditional firetruck ride through Bedminster and Far Hills will take place Saturday, Dec. 21. For the 16th consecutive year, Santa will be taking a break from his North Pole schedule to visit these two communities accompanying volunteer firefighters from the two ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Thanks to the generosity of the Valairco Cares program, more children will experience a moment of magic through the creative programming of The Moment of Magic Foundation, who's mission is to provide a moment of magic to children with "medical vulnerabilities" through character ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff's Office is hosting the annual Toys for Tots collection drive at the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St. through Dec. 9. “Let’s fill the children’s hearts with joy,” said Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano. “Over the years, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An full schedule of historic exhibits and re-enactors, holiday merchants, musical performances, special family and children’s activities, and more will highlight the 17th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum off Route ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Knights of Columbus Somerville Council #1432 and the Somerville Ancient Order of the Hibernians are hoping to fill Thanksgiving baskets with donated turkeys and all the trimmings to distribute to families in need throughout Somerset County. Donations can be dropped off at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Valairco Heating and Cooling established their ValaircoCares program as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. Each quarter a charity or nonprofit organization is nominated to receive the $500 donation on Valairco’s website. “When we started in business we did a lot of work in ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough will hold a dedication ceremony recognizing the local veterans who are featured on the banners displayed in the downtown area on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at “Fenwick Park,” at the Bernardsville train station. Residents ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The St. James Men of Charity's 11th annual Harvestfest and Beer Tasting, on Saturday, boasted a sampling of brews from about 15 breweries and local distributors from around New Jersey. This popular event also is an important fundraiser for the St. James Men of Charity that ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Bernards Township resident Georgeann DiRienzo said she would like to launch an area chapter of the UNICO National organization, a service group with a goal to "engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds" and to promote ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - About 200 women celebrated the International Day of the Girl at a breakfast to benefit Room to Read at Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge. Best selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser, was the featured speaker.  "International Day of the Girl was created ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ -- The 99th annual running of the Far Hills Race Meeting will take place this Saturday, Oct. 19, at Moorland Farm on Route 202. Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! After their year of giving, Valairco Heating and Cooling has extended their Valairco Cares program and will continue to donate $500 every three months to a charity or nonprofit as nominated by their friends, customers and general public. The voting deadline for ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey  (SCLSNJ) will be working in partnership with the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women to collect winter coats for children in need through Nov. 1. The donation drive, Project Warm Your Heart, will benefit the ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ -- The VNA Rummage Sale will return this weekend to the Far Hills Fairgrounds. A nearly century-old regional shopping tradition, the sale welcomes shoppers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-6.  The sale is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 202 and Peapack Road in Far ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ This Tuesday, Sept. 24, is the last day for merchandise donations for the Basking Ridge-based Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association's upcoming giant rummage sale, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6. Drop off times and location Donations can be ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Our House of NJ will be hosting a summer blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the summer, the need for blood increases and the donor population decreases, since many donors are away on vacation. The blood center also collects about 25 percent of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Horseback riding is a medically proven form of physical -- and even mental -- therapy, and area residents will have an opportunity this September to assist as part of the therapeutic riding program coming up at Lord Stirling Stable, whether or not they have riding ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 452, will honor veterans and current military members before the Patriots game on Sunday, Aug. 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m at TD Bank Ballpark. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the special ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way in Bridgewater, is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Aug. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. According to a release, all animals over 6 months of age will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. In ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle. Bundy doesn't do it for fun or ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 7858 of Bernardsville, with members from throughout th Somerset Hills, has been continuing its tradition of making donations to the Bernards Township Library, which help the library acquire military related materials. Bernards Township ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is giving back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties.  Anyone can nominate a charity or nonprofit of their choice by going to www.valairco.com. Once you are on the site click onto Valairco Cares and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions for those interested in becoming a tutor for adult learners. The organization, based in Bridgewater, recruits volunteer tutors to teach literacy skills to adult learners. The information sessions will be ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  A press conference for the one-year countdown to the 2020 Transplant Games of America was held last week at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. The 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games will be held in New Jersey July 17-22, 2020 with opening ceremonies to be held at the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco Heating and Cooling has decided to extend their Valairco Cares program where they donate $500 every three months to a charity or nonprofit as nominated by their friends, customers and general public. The voting deadline for the next giveaway is July 31, 2019. Click here to ...

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