Giving Back

August 21, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko needs volunteers to  help "Turn the Town Teal" on Thursday,Aug. 30 to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past nine years in memory of her mother who died from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Habitat for Humanity is offering community service hours and store credit at the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore for volunteers who are needed to help pick up donated furniture and household items in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The local Habitat for Humanity ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Music Festival returns to the Hillsborough Promenade, in the field next to Lowe's on Route 206 from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4th, The festival, which began in 2010, is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Cultural Arts ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ– Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host an auction of game-worn Somerset Patriots jerseys on Friday, July 6 at TD Bank Ballpark. All proceeds from the silent auction will be used to pay for shipment of personal care packages to US troops deployed overseas. Gates open at 6 p.m.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The six-day Rotary Fair/Business Showcase, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, begins its second decade of operation under Rotary leadership this summer. Attendance has averaged 15,000 annually, making it one of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Ten Zumba instructors will keep things moving Saturday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade, a nationwide charity that lends support to pediatric cancer patients and their families. The fund raiser will be at the Hillsborough Rita’s, 381 Triangle ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A group of earnest West Coast cyclists determined to provide clean drinking water to impoverished regions of the world will stop overnight at a supporter’s 58 West End Ave. home before heading to New York City on the last leg of their coast-to-coast fund raiser. Kelley Allen ...

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BOUND BROOK , NJ – For the fifth year in a row, the Bound Brook School District has been involved in supporting the annual Curbing Hunger Month in Somerset County. This year the district’s five schools collected more than half a ton of food. “The students, faculty, staff and administration did a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from New Jersey stretched out their leg muscles, laced up their running shoes and stepped up Friday to help carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns in support of this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games at the College ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Somerset County will carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday to commemorate this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. Thousands of police officers and law ...

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  FLEMINGTON, NJ - Sue Colacci  won a 2018 Ford Mustang in conjunction with the Flemington Lions Club annual Dinner Dance Car Raffle held May 12 at the Flemington Elks Club. The car, provided by Ditschman/Flemington Ford of the Flemington Car & Truck Country was presented by Steve ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Diamond Nation have partnered for a special event to raise money for a member of their family, former coach and instructor Ben Fonseca. Fonseca is battling systemic scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder where healthy tissue is being destroyed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School's Campus Ministry Garage Sale has become a springtime ritual for Somerset County residents each May. This year the sale runs on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  People begin to line up outside the school at 240 Mountain Ave.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC. Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey is facing a critical blood shortage. Due to the winter’s brutal flu epidemic and the cancellation of many blood drives because of snow storms, central New Jersey is in desperate need of blood donations. To combat the blood shortage, state Sen. Kip Bateman will ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Civic-minded students from eight central New Jersey high schools, including Somerville HS and Immaculata HS, will host a Rainbow Run April 22 at White Oak Park in Branchburg to raise funds for Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. Other high schools  Bridgewater-Raritan, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter will hosta Kitten Shower April 4 at the shelter from noon-7 p.m. to collect supplies needed for the kittens that will be arriving in the spring. "Your generous donations will provide much needed supplies so that we can care for these ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerset Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians celebated "Hamsgiving" again March 30, the fourth year in a row that the Irish social and service organization gathered to assemble Easter food baskets for distribution to families and organizations in ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas. The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Instead of pushing their way through the  doors at the end of the school day this week, students at the Van Derveer School took their time and hung out in the lobby each day, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade. The students are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students and staff at Somerville Middle School will host the 5th annual Hoops for Heart event in support of the American Red Cross, Wednesday, Feb. 28 featuring an exhibition game for bragging rights between the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. “This event has become more than ...

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  SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Teachers from all three Somerville schools in Somerset County headed to the Jersey shore Saturday, some as early as 5:15 a.m., clutching coffee cups in their hands and blinking the sleep from their eyes. They were bundled up against the wet, dreary day, but soon ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine and his daughter Ariella plunged into the 40-degree Atlantic Ocean surf Saturday to help raise money for NJ Special Olympics. A total of 7,161 "plungers" registered for the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge, raising a record total of ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world. “Our heroes at home and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Requests are now being accepted from eligible non-profit and community groups to use the 30-seat community box during the 2018 season at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, home of the Somerset Patriots. To be eligible, applicants should be nonprofits whose client base consists ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Socks for the homeless are being collected by state Sen. Kip Bateman, R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer at his legislative office through March 31. Bateman authored and sponsored a resolution approved by the state Senate that designates February 14 of each year as “Socks for ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world. The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, ...

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