Sparkee and Somerset Patriots Rewarded for Being Pet-Friendly

January 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Somerset Patriots mascot Sparkee has been slappin' high fives with the team's front office personnel since last week when he and team Chairman Steve Kalafer were presented the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award at the 4-H center here on Milltown Road.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their ...

TD Bank Ballpark Community Box Available to Non-profits, Community Organizations

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Requests are now being accepted to use the 30-seat community box at the TD Bank Ballpark.

To be eligible, applicants should be nonprofits whose client base consists of at least 50 percent Somerset County residents or community organizations that are located in Somerset County or have a facility based in Somerset County that serves the citizens of Somerset County.  ...

Donations Sought for Homeless in Somerset County


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents are asked to donate personal and clothing items to be included in packages that will be distributed Wednesday, Jan. 24,  when the county conducts its annual Point-in-Time survey of homeless individuals and families in Somerset County.

Point-in-Time volunteers will interview the homeless as part of Project Homeless Connect.

Sheriff Extends Thanks for Toy Donations



SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office recently collected toys on behalf of the ninth annual “Toys for Tots” campaign. 

“I am overjoyed by the response of our county residents, workers and businesses that opened their hearts to support this year’s “Toys for Tots” collection,” said Sheriff Frank J.

TOPS Students Bring Holiday Cheer to Somerville Agapé House Children

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the fifth year, students in the TOPS (Technical Occupational Preparation for Success) alternative education program at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in Bridgewater, brought their holiday spirit, along with gifts, to the Agapé House in Somerville. 

The Agapé House, run by Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, is a 60-bed ...

Young Somerville Musicians Perform Holiday Concert for Seniors

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 39 young musicians who comprise the Van Derveer School 5th-Grade Band piled into a school bus with their instruments and music stands for a short ride Thursday to the Arbor Glen Senior Living Community in Bridgewater for a concert of holiday songs.

Led by music teacher Christine Wojewoda, now in her 11th year at the school, the band played “Good King ...

"Wreaths Across America" Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue across the Van ...

Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Collection Dec. 9

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The US Marines will be on hand Saturday as the Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle host the team's annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark from 10 am-noon.

The donated toys will be collected and distributed by the US Marines Toys for Tots program.

Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Patriots' Team Store located at the ...

Cut-A-Thon Generates Donations for Cancer Research

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Cosmetology instructors Julie Francis and Paige Garruto, along with their students, held the yearly Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive Dec. 2. 

“This year was the most successful Cut-A-Thon that we have held to date,” Francis said. “We are extremely proud of all of the students who participated; ...

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Greyhound Meet & Greet

January 12, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ - New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program (NJGAP) will host a greyhound Meet & Greet on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Lone Eagle Brewing, 44 Stangl Rd. from 6 to 9 p.m. 

NJGAP volunteers and their dogs will be there to discuss greyhound adoption. A very sweet, adoptable white with black patches female greyhound named "Takayla" will be there for the public to meet.  ...