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"Wreaths Across America" Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

December 12, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue across the Van ...

Rescue Dog Flies to New Jersey for Surgery and to Seek New Year’s Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A 7-month-old rescue dog will earn his wings this Sunday as Home for Good Dog Rescue flies him to New Jersey for a surgical procedure that will save his leg from amputation.

Kingsley, a purebred English Springer Spaniel, and 15 other dogs from Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Aiken, SC rescue facility will board the plane of New Jersey pilot Thomas Callahan to land ...

Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive Generates Donations for Cancer Research

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – On Dec. 2, cosmetology instructors Julie Francis and Paige Garruto, along with their students, held the yearly Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive. 

“This year was the most successful Cut-A-Thon that we have held to date,” Francis said. “We are extremely proud of all of the students who ...

An Area Tradition: 27th Annual Cookie Walk This Sat. to Benefit VNA Adult Day Center

BASKING RIDGE, NJ  – Doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 for the 27th Annual Cookie Walk at the VNA of Somerset Hills, 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge. A holiday tradition among generations of families and a festive event for community members of all ages, the sale benefits the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills. The ...

Breakfast with Santa Set for Saturday in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Optimist Club of North Plainfield is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa at the Vermeule Community Center

Greenbrook Rd. & Clinton Ave., North Plainfield on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m.- noon.

Adults: $5.00 • Children (3-12): $3.00, Under 3: Free

Senior Citizens: $4.00

Tickets Available At The Door • Picture with Santa – $5.00

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Danny Paltjon's Christmas Tree Fundraiser Continues Friday in Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ — Danny Paltjon started selling Christmas trees from a family lot at 235a Greenbrook Road to benefit  local children with medical issues and the Make-A-Wish Foundation after he received so much support from family, friends and neighbors after a baseball injury left him paralyzed from the chest down, that he decided to pay back the kindness. The sale last weekend ...

"Santa's Elves" Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from shoppers at ACME ...

Teachers Launch Fundraiser for 23 Year Old Long Hill Woman Battling Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ — Tamaques Elementary School special education teacher Diane Eisen has worked together with teaching assistant Debbie DeNicola for 12 years. So when she found out that DeNicola's 23-year-year-old daughter Brittany DeNicola, a recent graduate of Bloomsburg University who lives in the Millington section of Long Hill Township, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins ...

Danny Paltjon's Christmas Tree Fundraiser Starts Friday in Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ — Danny Paltjon, a 1994 graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High School, received so much support from family, friends and neighbors after a baseball injury left him paralyzed from the chest down, that he decided to pay back the kindness.

 

Paltjon started selling Christmas trees from a family lot at 235a Greenbrook Road to benefit  local children ...

Help Needed Packing Holiday Gift Packages for US Troops Overseas Dec. 2

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season.

To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host the sixth ...

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Primrose School of Warren Gives Back

December 11, 2017

All parents want their children to develop traits such as compassion, generosity and kindness, but just like math and reading skills, the traits associated with being a socially responsible person must be nurtured and developed over time. 

 

Compassion, generosity and kindness is difficult to define for young children, let alone determine how to teach them. The earlier these ...