Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

November 11, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

2017 CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Thousands of Turkey Trotters are expected to be part of the annual CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day.

The Thanksgiving Day event is the state’s largest and will celebrate 25 years of trotting in support of the  Center for Educational Advancement's mission. CEA is a nonprofit organization that has been offering a full range of employment ...

Elks' National President Visits Somerville Lodge #1068

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - The national president of the Elks organization will visit New Jersey Nov. 8-11, including a stop at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Malcolm M. McPherson's visit coincides with the Elks 150th anniversary and annual Fall Conference.

The Elks have raised over $5 billion nationwide, an investment of funds, volunteer efforts and other ...

Volunteers Needed: Operation Shoebox NJ Hosts 13th Annual Veterans Appreciation Packing Event

MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey needs volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

The event is an early commemoration of Veterans’ Day, marking the 13th consecutive year that the Somerset County volunteer organization has gathered at the VFW to prepare and assemble ...

Bikers Ride for Charity

More than 300 motorcycle riders roared through 60 miles of rural roads in Somerset and Hunterdon counties on Sunday, Oct.ober 15 in the third annual Dignity Run to benefit people with disabilities.

The event was sponsored by Alternatives, Inc., a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs in partnership with the Bridgewater Eagles Riding ...

Somerville Alliance for Food Education: Pick a Pumpkin, Donate a Turkey

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - As the plants begin to wither and the Fall harvest season nears its inevitable conclusion, the Somerville Farmers Market is getting ready to close until next Spring, but not before the Great Pumpkin Giveaway.

Courtesy of the Country Farm Stand and Norz Hill Farm in Hillsborough, the market,  managed by the Somerville Alliance for Food Education will be giving away ...

Somerville: Dragonfly Cafe Hosts Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery


SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than one dozen musicians will perform at the Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe Sunday, Oct. 22 to help raise donations for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

The U.S. island territory, home to more than 3.6 million, is still reeling from the one-two punch of back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes. First Irma, followed by Marie, tore into the island 10 days apart, ...

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

Tour de Pink: Cyclists Raise Money for Breast Cancer Survivors

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink is a three-day charity bike ride that raises funds for young women affected by breast cancer – and this year, it made its way through Bridgewater, Raritan and Hillsborough.

The bike ride was co-founded in 2004 by Lisa J. Frank and Matt Purdue to raise awareness and funds for the Young Survival Coalition, the first ...

New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Makes $10,000 Donation

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, lashing the island with 30 hours of Category 5 winds; the next day, following an emergency conference call with 33 New Jersey leaders, “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” was born.

Fund leaders gathered with elected officials Friday in Perth Amboy to present the American Red Cross with a ...

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Flemington Suburu's Annual Campaign 'Shares the Love' with Hunterdon Healthcare

November 16, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Flemington Subaru, part of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, is proud to announce the return of Subaru of America’s Share the Love campaign. 

Beginning today and continuing through Jan. 2, 2018, with every purchase or lease of a new Subaru, customers will have the opportunity to select from a list of organizations to receive a $250 ...