warren

Giving Back

August 8, 2022

WARREN, NJ — Gerald Tobia is a 15-year-old boy who attends Watchung Hills Regional High School. He was recently diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and is being treated at The Valerie Center, which is affiliated with Morristown Memorial Medical Center.  Gerald is involved in both ...

Read more »

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of ...

Read more »

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _  A local tradition that draws book lovers from near and afar, the annual book sale held by the Somerset Hills branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) returns to the Bernardsville Middle School in Bernardsville this week, on Thursday, Aug. 4, through ...

Read more »

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

Read more »

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Team Campbell Foundation will host their inaugural golf outing on Thursday, August 4 at Watchung Valley Golf Course located at 600 Mountain Blvd. in Watchung with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The Team Campbell Foundation was formed in late 2014 in memory of Campbell Hoyt, of ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Members of the North Plainfield Lions Club met at St. Joseph's School for the Blind in Jersey City on Wednesday, June 22 to present the school with a memorial bench honoring a long-time club member who passed away.  Late Lion Fiore Ciarfello and his late wife, Rhoda ...

Read more »

MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline July 31, 2022.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Our House, Inc. based in New Providence. They provide ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years. Operation Shoebox ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months after the Borough Council approved a donation from the Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund to repair and overhaul the Carol Pager Park Basketball Court at Exchange Field, the upgraded facility will be formally dedicated Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ -  Some 300 Warren residents and volunteers took over Dealaman Pond for the annual fishing derby on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Dealaman Nature Trail & Pond. The support of the Warren Blue Ridge Sportsmen Club made the day possible by providing lunch to the community by grilling ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ -- The set-up has started, and the weather forecast looks good for the 54th annual Lions Expo. SEE VIDEO HERE EXPO runs from Wednesday, June 15, through Saturday, June 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the municipal field at 46 Mountain Blvd. You'll find rides, games, food, an exposition of ...

Read more »

WATCHUNG, NJ — Members of the Watchung Police participated Friday in the 39th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, an event with over 3,000 officers taking to the streets to raise awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. They carry the "Flame of Hope" torch through 300 towns, and cover approximately ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for a Bridgewater family whose father was killed in a motorcycle accident in Franklin Monday. Luis Ruiz, 43, of Bridgewater, was traveling northbound on a 2014 Harley-Davidson when it collided with a 2019 Ford F250, operated by Octaviano ...

Read more »

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Our House, Inc. is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Michele DelCorsano, President & CEO and Kathy Colford, VP of ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ -- WHRHS will be having its first ever Pride Day hosted by members of Mrs.   Lettington’s Social Justice Classes. They are raising funds for The Trevor Project, a  suicide hotline for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Make sure to head out to the Turf and  Field on Saturday, June 4 ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ -- Can you help? The Watchung Hills Regional High School Leadership Team is seeking donations to help assemble “first night bag” supplies for children moving into foster care in Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren counties to help them when they arrive at a foster home placement.  The effort ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ -- After a three-year pause, the 19th Annual Bob Beckert Memorial 5k will take place in Warren on Sunday, June 5. Everyone is invited to celebrate and remember the life of Bob Beckert for this fun community event.  All proceeds go towards college scholarships, awarded to WHRHS ...

Read more »

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The WITH Grace Initiative held its second annual fundraising and appreciation dinner on the patio at Prestige Diner last Thursday -- bringing family and community members together for a great cause.  Grace Eline, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who is finishing up seventh ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ — Jane Asch was honored with a proclamation from the Warren Township Committee at its last meeting and thanked for her “selfless leadership and dedication to the community.” Asch, Warren Township’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinator, is retiring on June 15, after some 33 ...

Read more »

WARREN, NJ — Warren Lions helped to break a Guinness Book of World Record - "Longest Chain of Spectacles (Eyeglasses)” on May 1 at Liberty State Park. The record was originally established in Fukui, Japan on May 5, 2011, using 16,530 pairs of eyeglasses measuring 6,597 feet. SEE Warren ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

Read more »

  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-hand bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries.  The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress ...

Read more »

MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2022.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Visions and Pathways. Bridgewater based Visions and ...

Read more »

BERNARDS TWP., The Junior Women's club of Somerset Hill is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest about, what else, trees. The theme this year is "Trees are Terrific." One of the reasons "Trees are Terrific" is that by strategically planting trees, a household can save up to 25 percent on ...

Read more »

  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights will return to The Grove in Connell Park this year. It was postponed because of COVID-19 in 2020, then was held "in person" last year at The Grove, when 26 teams and individuals from Berkeley Heights and ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA. The packages will be shipped to members of ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her ...

Read more »

GREEN BROOK, NJ — Green Brook Cub Scout Pack 129's Bear Den collected donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter and delivered them on Sunday. The boys solicited donations at IEF school and through Boy Scouts Troop 129, where they even caught Mayor Van Arsdale's attention. They ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ — Food banks and pantries will be granted a six-month extension to phase out plastic bag use. Food pantries and food banks are also granted an exemption from the part of the law prohibiting plastic bags.   Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-Morris) introduced the bill. It was signed into law ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

Read more »