Giving Back

February 15, 2019

                                MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16th. The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s crunch time for the Watchung Hills Robo Warriors. With less than one week left of build season, the Watchung Hills Robotics Team 41 has been working on completing this year’s challenge, Destination: Deep Space. The competition season started on Saturday, Jan. 5 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Woodland School Service Club, run by Mrs. Christina Beekman Brink, is supporting Helping Hearts & Handbags, Inc., an organization based in New Jersey dedicated to the mission of collecting gently used purses, filling them with personal care items and distributing them to ...

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WARREN, NJ - Inclusion. Warren Township was a site for Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and up.  Approximately 100 guests strolled the red carpet at Stonecrest Community Church on Friday.   When Night to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Izzy's Infantry, a non-profit based in Bridgewater, is continuing its work into 2019 to do more for childhood cancer research and traumatic spinal cord injury programs. Izzy's Infantry Fighting Pediatric Cancer and Spinal Trauma was founded in 2016 in honor of Isabel "Izzy ...

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Stonecrest Community Church is hosting Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, tonight from 6-9pm.  It’s a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and up.  We have about 90 guests expected and while the guests are coming to have a sit-down dinner with a buddy and ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Central School Student Leaders and Central School PTO hosted Penny Wars from January 11 through January 18 to benefit the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.  This particular charity was selected because the Student Leaders are passionate about helping animals in need of finding ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. But their challenges continue in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, where limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene creates poor health outcomes for these vulnerable communities.  Doctors ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Girl Scout Troop 65025 is on a mission to help people in need get access to much-needed eyeglasses and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s eye health. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of kids with a correctable vision ...

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  WARREN, NJ - When dealing with children they say it takes a village. The Mini Socialites Foundation’s village of elves hosted a Holiday Party for children with special needs and their families at Stone House at Stirling Ridge.The foundation, through donations, provided gifts for 130 recipients ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - The Autism Think Tank, NJ is hosting its 7th Annual Toy Drive and Holiday Party for children with special needs and their families. Consider donating a toy to make the holidays brighter for our local families. To sign up for the toy drive and see drop off locations or to register to ...

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The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions to learn more about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor. The sessions will be held Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Township Library; Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library; and ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield PBA Local 19 is again running its annual holiday toy giveaway for Plainfield youth. This year, the PBA seeks help from the community to make this a joyous season for even more local families in need.  The group is asking for donations of unwrapped gifts that are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project. “When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we ...

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WARREN, NJ - What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day? We asked some local people to give us answers to that question, and to reflect on what they feel gratitude for this Thanksgiving, either on a personal or community level. As every year, I give thanks to God for the bounty that he ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - This November and December the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) is collecting donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS). This is the 19th year the Library System will participate in donating to the shelter. Donations will be ...

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CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ...

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  WESTFIELD, NJ – It was a day of many Dugans at Tamaques Park. The Westfield Police Athletic League flag football program honored its founder John Dugan, a former Westfield police officer and the Police Athletic League President with an “Appreciation Day” on Saturday. Dugan is a graduate ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Star Fish food pantry in Plainfield is seeking volunteers to help with their holiday initiatives.  They also have some exciting news regarding space upgrades and grants. THANKSGIVING MEALS: Star Fish is preparing for Thanksgiving, ordering in turkeys and canned goods and ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk. Planned by Faith ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable hosted the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace on Sunday, Oct. 21. Despite chilly and blustery conditions dozens of riders took to the trails. The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in ...

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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 First Reformed Church on Main Street. Carry multi-colored balloons, ...

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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 things ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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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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