Giving Back

January 3, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Generous residents once again helped make Thanksgiving special for needy families through the Adopt-A-Family program promoted by the Somerset County Board of Freeholders. Six agencies participated. The Food Bank Network of Somerset County received $5,020 in donations; the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions to learn more about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor. Representatives of the organization will be at the Hillsborough Township library at the municipal complex, 379 South Branch Road, from 6-7 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A donation of $2,000 raised at the Hillsborough UNICO Comedy Show at the Raritan Valley Country Club in November was presented to Operation Shoebox New Jersey recently. Nate Santaromita, UNICO president, accompanied by members Anthony Ferrara and Mariann Cialdella, made the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On April 29, 2018, as Reanna Nelson played in a Hillsborough Soccer Club game, her grandfather, Romano Borgobello, was stricken while watching from the sidelines. When he became unresponsive, Hillsborough residents Kris Cauda and Alex Wnorowski both registered nurses, along with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset is holding a blood drive this month in honor of Thomas Gorman, of Middlesex, a longtime donor who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and his brother, John Gorman, of South Plainfield, whose life ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Medical Center held its annual Lights of Love ceremony recently, a time-honored tradition here for 31 years. Each year, an evergreen tree is illuminated with thousands of shining white lights. The lights represent gifts received from donors all over the country to ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots Baseball Club, led by Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer and Co-Chairmen Jonathan Kalafer and Joshua Kalafer, presented a ceremonial check to Somerset County elected officials in the amount of $20,276,654.26 at the team’s annual Holiday Reception on Tuesday, Dec.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Elf will hop off his Shelf for a few hours on Saturday, Dec. 15th, for the 7th annual “Elf on the Shelf Run for Awareness” sponsored by Steps Together. Accompanied by fellow runners, the Elf will be on the loose for several hours and will do his best to stick the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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NJ ARBORIST VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT COLONIAL PARK RESULTS IN $85,000 IN TREE CARE SERVICES   FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon. Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus has reached out to Somerville elementary school students and the Somerville Police Department to help him collect and distribute toys this Christmas on behalf of Foster and Adoptive Family Services. This is the 12th year that the Somerville Policemen's Benevolent ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 31-year-old Hunterdon tradition is set to return. It’s the Lights of Love Tree Lighting ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Hunterdon Medical Center. HMC is located at 2100 Westcott Dr., just off Route 31 here. The event is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A few dozen senior citizens at Centerbridge II are a lot “smarter” about their phones, thanks to an innovative program run through Immaculata’s Campus Ministry Program.  Recently, a few Immaculata High School students, accompanied by title Rich Grieshaber, IHS coordinator of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There’s still time to donate to the ninth annual Adopt-A-Family program to will help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families. The 2018 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2018AdoptAFamily The postmark deadline is Nov. 17. “We often hear that people want to help ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the sixth annual Pink Out initiative, managed by the Somerset County Public Works Department, recently collected 270 comfort gift bags for donation to patients battling an illness. The gift bags, containing both fun and practical items, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the United Reformed Church on Main Street. Carry multi-colored balloons, ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -The ninth annual Adopt-A-Family program needs donors to help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families. The 2018 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2018AdoptAFamily “We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Somerset County ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is raising funds for an upgrade at the women's kitchen in the Agape House to better provide a nutritional program for those who live there. Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of informed concerned leaders who are committed to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con and Superhero Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 9th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last throughout the game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Ballpark Comic ...

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