Giving Back

January 21, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church Sunday School and Youth Group will host an open house and community service project for children aged K-8th and their parents on Sunday, Jan. 26th, Children will be creating Valentine's greetings for US troops that are deployed overseas. The church ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Buy One, Bring One” food collection for county residents in need resumes Friday, Jan. 17. BOBO Fridays occur every third Friday of the month, but anyone can donate at any time at the locations listed below. Canned or boxed food items are accepted. For examples of healthy foods ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Van Holten Primary School first grader Isabel Rita recently sang on a Christmas album to help raise funds for Children’s Specialized Hospital and David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation. Rita sang on the song, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The album is part of a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The indoor/outdoor Apex Sports & Events facility on Mountainview Road will host Apex Kicks Cancer: a regional soccer tournament scheduled for March 28th and 29th. The multi-day tournament will raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Red Card Cancer, a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Families who were struggling this year were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner through the Adopt-A-Family program promoted by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Seven agencies participated in the program, including the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Elf on the Shelf gets to stretch his legs Saturday, with a fund-raising jaunt that includes stops at several township locations. "Miles The Elf" is running on behalf of Steps Together, a non-profit charity based in Hillsborough that has been raising money and helping ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Are you one of the many residents who have donated this year? Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine thanks Somerset County residents for donating to programs that have helped provide necessary resources for those in need. This year, residents have donated 16,000 pounds of food to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders were joined this week by local veterans in placing a wreath at the county administration building, next to Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street. In attendance were Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh, ...

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‘SOMERVILLE, NJ - A recent study by SmartAsset.com ranks Somerset County in the top three New Jersey counties based on residents’ charitable giving. The study takes into account charitable contributions as a percentage of net income and the proportion of taxpayers that gave any amount in any given ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Van Derveer Fifth Grade Band will benefit from each slice of pizza sold on Tuesday, Dec. 10th when the flyer accompanying this story is presented at California Pizza Kitchen at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Each year the band, accompanied by parents and teachers, travels to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Fans will be on the edge of their seats waiting for the Hillsborough High School hockey team to score its first goal at their Dec. 14th game against the Bergen Catholic Crusaders at the Flemington Ice Arena, because when they do - the fur will fly. The Raiders will host their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers came to the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday and helped assemble 1,000 personal care packages for deployed US troops at the VIII annual Christmas packing sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The packing began at 11:30 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Families coming to the Celebration of Lights firemen's parade down Main Street on Saturday may want to consider a hearty spaghetti dinner served by the Boy Scouts of Troop 83 before, during or after the parade, which will begin at dusk. the fund-raising dinner will be served at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In 2009, Stephen Wurst – then just 12 years old – helped light the first Hope and Remembrance Tree at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center. The tree is part of a fundraising campaign for Laurie’s Legacy, a fund he established in memory of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A package filled with favorite foods and toiletries from home is usually at the top of holiday wish lists for US troops deployed overseas. To help make those wishes come true, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Happy Thanksgiving to our readers, advertisers and marketing partners in Somerville. Today is an opportunity for all to reflect on their blessings and good fortune, and we'd like to remind all just how fortunate you are to live or work in this great town. Somerville is the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset Ancient Order of Hibernians, with the support of the Somerville Knights of Columbus, delivered a record-setting 136 turkey dinners to organizations and individuals in need throughout Somerset, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties two days before Thanksgiving. Donations ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Despite a steady rainfall before and after the Girls on the Run Central NJ celebratory Fall 5K, over 900 runners completed the race through the streets of Somerville Sunday. Runners represented GOTRCNJ coaches, program participants and an abundance of community support from the ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff's Office is hosting the annual Toys for Tots collection drive at the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St through Dec. 9th. “Let’s fill the children’s hearts with joy,” said Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano. “Over the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Knights of Columbus Somerville Council #1432 and the Somerville Ancient Order of the Hibernians are hoping to fill Thanksgiving baskets with donated turkeys and all the trimmings to distribute to families in need throughout Somerset County. Donations can be dropped off at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing our troops serving ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 4th annual 5K Turkey Trot hosted by the Somerville Recreation Department kicks off at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28th, with 1,000 or more runners expected to compete. The staging area, start and finish line is adjacent to Engine Company No. 1, 170 E. Main Street at ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ – “Preparing the Next Global Servant Leader” is this year’s theme for the Essex County Chapter of the Links, Incorporated’s ~ 2019 Debutante Leadership Program and 14th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion Anisa Soleil Williams, a Somerville High School student and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Winter will be a little warmer for the children of Food Bank Network clients, thanks to the almost 100 donated coats, and dozens of hats, gloves and scarves, collected by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women as part of its tenth annual Project Warm Your ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Teens in grades seven to 12 to are urged to register for the Somerset County Youth Council’s free workshop series “Youth Leadership Summit on Whole Life,” on Dec. 5th from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The event will be held in the first-floor conference room of the Human Services Building, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Peer leaders 60 and older are needed for Project Healthy Bones, an Osteoporosis Prevention, Exercise and Education Program, according to Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson. The one-day peer leader training will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey put together 1,000 care packages for shipment to US troops deployed overseas during Saturday's 15th annual Veterans Day packing event at the Manville VFW. The day began at 8 a.m.

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joe Danielsen hosted his 4th annual Veterans Day Breakfast Friday at the Stage House Tavern, with more than 100 veterans of WWII, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam era, Desert Storm and more recent overseas deployments Friday morning. Also in attendance was Somerset ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will honor local citizens at the Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge at 6:30 pm. This year’s honorees are Frank DelCore, Rod Hirsch, Maryjane Hydro, ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ The 10th annual Somerset County Adopt-a-Family program is accepting donations through several agencies to provide a Thanksgiving meal for needy families. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 23rd. The 2019 donation form can be found at ...

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