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Giving Back

September 21, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure.  Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Tropical Storm Ida tore through Somerset County at the beginning of September 2021, the Feeding Hands Food Pantry suffered a near total loss when floodwaters left 5 feet of water in the Orlando Drive facility, destroying the building and everything inside. And now, just over ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A funeral service was held for Adrien Hachey, 43, of Basking Ridge, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, NJ.  Adrien suddenly passed away on August 22, 2022, leaving his four sons – Reid (16), Nathan (14), Alec (11), and Evan (who turned ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Isadora J. Seibert Foundation is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Every quarter Valairco donates $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of their customers, friends and interested parties. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Hungry? Food Truck Fridays are back.   The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization has announced the long-awaited return of Food Truck Fridays, a weekly family-friendly outdoor food truck gathering and fundraiser, on Friday Sept. 9.  This successful social community engagement ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots teamed up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday to box up care packages for members of the US military around the country and deployed overseas. Joining the volunteers on the assembly line was Patriots Manager Emeritus ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Twenty-two Greater Middlesex Conference high school girls soccer teams are uniting to help pediatric cancer patients and other children in need through their participation in a fundraising event benefiting two New Jersey-based nonprofits. In addition, the more than 400 players and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Volunteers are needed Saturday, Aug. 27 to help pack boxes with food and personal care items that will be shipped to members of the US military around the world. The Somerset Patriots are hosting the event, sponsored by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, at TD Bank Ballpark ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A loosely-knit army of combatants will descend on the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday night to comfort one another and confront the enemy - the disease of addiction. The event is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m.; in the event of inclement weather, the alternate venue is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He was a swimmer from a very young age, and now Bridgewater resident Lee Evans is taking on a 4-mile long race, crossing continents. Evans is participating in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race Aug. 21, starting on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ-- The North Plainfield Lions Club will hold its second annual Fiore Ciarfello Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 12.  This Lions fundraising event, chaired by Mike Giordano, will be held at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandalei and is open to both golfers and sponsors.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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DUNELLEN – The North Plainfield Lions Club held their ‘Scholarship Night’ dinner at the Dunellen Hotel on Tuesday, July 12, and awarded four $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from North Plainfield High School. At the start of the evening, Club President and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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