Giving Back

July 31, 2021

SOMERVILLE – Somerset County is sponsoring Project First Class, the annual enterprise that collects donations of school supplies for children of families served by the Food Bank Network and other nonprofit organizations in Somerset County. “Students have seen so many disruptions to their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough resident Patti Verbanas, whose participation began as a student continuing through her adult years with her two children has been honored as an Outstanding 4-H'er in Somerset County. Active members, alumni, and volunteers are included on the list of 2021 honorees. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, will host Joe Torre Safe At Home Night at TD Bank Ballpark at their Tuesday, July 20th game versus the Altoona Curve at 7:05 pm. It is the first time the Patriots are hosting the event, but the fourth year that ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206) into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food vendors and an ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine trip to the grocery store, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays on July 16. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Youth Group at Mary Mother of God Church spent portions of three days during their Summer Service Workcamp taking care of complete strangers thousands of miles from the basement of the church Parish Center, where members gathered to sort donations and prepare personal care ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jaclyn Kulich of Warren, hit the "Hole in One" shot during the Fellowship Senior Living's Inaugural Charity Golf Outing earlier this month at Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville. By hitting the shot, Kulich received a Chevrolet Trailblazer from McGuire Chevrolet of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students from VanDerveer School and Immaculate Conception School were invited by Mayor Dennis Sullivan in April to help the borough celebrate Flag Day (June 14) and the 4th of July with original artwork portraying the American flag and other patriotic icons. Their efforts are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police throughout central New Jersey who slipped out of uniform in favor of running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers caught a break Friday, with a slight drizzle and temperatures in the 70s making their trek that much easier.  More than one dozen Somerville police officers and law ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police throughout central New Jersey who slipped out of uniform in favor of running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers caught a break Friday, with a slight drizzle and temperatures in the 70s making their trek that much easier.  More than one dozen Somerville police officers and law ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers will take off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School Friday afternoon to escort the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district. Somerville Police ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 are proud to bring back the annual Flag Day event, canceled last year by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Flag Day Country Music Festival, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18th, will be held on the grounds of the historic Somerset County ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco. DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - On June 14 St. Joseph High School alumni, staff, students and guest will gather for the Annual Falcon Golf Classic at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club.  The cost for the golf outing is $350 per person ($1400 for a foursome) – which includes breakfast, lunch, on-course ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - St. John's Episcopal Church will host two fund-raising events in May, with a plant sale on the front lawn of the church May 1 and 2, followed by a virtual art auction May 15.   Just in time for spring planting and Mother's Day, a variety of plants - begonias, marigolds, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Environmental Commission and Department of Public Works invites volunteers to pitch in and help clean up stream banks, parks and public property April 24 in commemoration of Earth Day. No pre-registration is required. Volunteers will meet at Somerville High ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – A group of local women have affectionately become known as 'Franklin Angels' for their dedication and efforts in helping members of the community secure COVID-19 appointments.  Over the past several months, Franklin resident Carla Visser, along with Barbara Fisher, Susan Goen, and ...

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NEW JERSEY - It seems there is a day, week, or month for everything. Perhaps that’s driven by most human’s inherent need for celebration and joy, or, maybe it’s because in this fast-paced world we need reminders to stop and think about what really matters.  Even if that’s to enjoy a Margherita ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site in Edison, operated by RWJBarnabas Health – the largest academic health care system in New Jersey – is looking for volunteers to assist in the registration and vaccination process. Volunteers of the Mega-site, located at the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College student Alexander Lazeration of Hillsborough has been recognized for his volunteer work with the New Jersey Campus Compact (NJCC) Changebuilder Scholarship Award. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes one outstanding Changebuilder per ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million. Jennifer ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day event starting on Friday, March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. The event will be an interactive day filled with live broadcasts, video interviews and more according to organizers. Gifts provided on #SJGivingDay support the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine grocery shopping, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” Fridays on March 19. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset County Administration ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 volunteers fanned out in the borough's streets and neighborhoods early Saturday morning to help Jason Kraska do a little spring cleaning. Their goal? Sweep the streets and pick up anything Mother Nature didn't put there, like water bottles, cigarette packs, candy ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - They are advocates, borderline social workers and IT specialists – or as their name suggests, all around angels. They are the volunteers of the Vaccine Angels, working to help people find appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. “I would say about a ...

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