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

December 6, 2017

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 ...

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 ...

A Fire Department Shares Tips for Safely Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.  

"Planning on deep frying your turkey this year? Check out this video before you do to prevent ...

Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a converation about drug and allcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...

Warren Township School Board Recognizes Staffer Who Saves Student

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education paid tribute to Central School paraprofessional Lauralee Dupper at  its Nov. 13 meeting.  Dupper’s recent quick thinking and action saved the life of a student.

“When we had our safety and security audit, one of the things that stood out was that it is important to have training and security cameras ...

Warren Township Police Let it Grow and Join the Fight Against Cancer in No-Shave November

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department may be looking a little hairy this month. Some officers will be participating in No-Shave November. Warren Township Police Chief William Keane is fully behind the initiative and has suspended the department’s clean-shaven policy for the month of November to allow officers to participate.  

“No-Shave ...

Health Alert: Warren County Farm Quarantined After Horse Diagnosed With Herpes

TRENTON, N.J. — A Warren County, N.J. farm has been placed under quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1). The 25-year-old quarter horse mare was euthanized Nov. 2, according to a statement by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Other horses at the home farm that have been exposed to the positive ...

Watchung Hills Pop Warner Challenger Division of Warren Wins 2017 Disability Advocates Award


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Challenger Division of Warren was selected in the organization category as winners of the 2017 Disability Advocates Awards, presented by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disabilities. Arthur (Art) Raynes of Basking Ridge was selected in the individual category. Citations were presented by Freeholder ...

RWJ and Prosecutor’s Office Launch Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Thursday at the Somerville campus.

 Managed by RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention, the OORP’s goal is to provide recovery support services for those individuals reversed from an opioid overdose with ...

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Managing stress this holiday season

December 7, 2017

Caring Contact hotline listeners are available to help with problems big and small this holiday season

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s the hap-happiest season of all.” 

Words to a classic holiday song. Yes, the holidays are here – a joyful time of year reconnecting with family and friends, creating memories and enjoying music, food ...