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Giving Back

November 15, 2021

  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Alex Cleveland is following in the footsteps of his father, Larry, who became an Eagle Scout in 1984, and his brother, who earned his Eagle badge in 2017. "I am hoping to continue the legacy," he said in the midst of his Eagle Scout Community Service project which he ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The North Plainfield Lions Club at its last meeting reported the resounding success of its first Fiore Ciarfello Memorial Golf Outing. The outing was held at Beaver Brook Country Club, in Annandale, on September 13.  This Lions fundraising event was chaired by former ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Excess Halloween candy is being collected by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a volunteer, non-profit organization that ships personal care packages to members of the US military stateside and those deployed overseas. The sweet treats are a welcome addition to the care packages, ...

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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 October 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) out of Clark, NJ. ECF, ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on a warm October Saturday.  Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Church of the Holy Cross is hosting a Pumpkin Patch and needs help Sunday around 3 p.m.  The call went out: Please HELP! The pumpkins are coming and we need as many volunteers as possible.  🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 The tractor trailer of pumpkins for the Holy Cross pumpkin patch ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson was joined by police officers and other members of law enforcement and public officials Friday to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month with the support of specially-trimmed pink police vehicles to help heighten awareness of the ...

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CLARK, NJ — Valairco Heating & Cooling awarded a check for $500 to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Thursday morning. Valairco Heating and Cooling started the Valairco Cares program to celebrate 50 years in business in 2018. Kevin McHugh, owner and president of Valairco, and Richard Valenti, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset Treatment Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary and recognize the recipients of its 2021 Spirit of Somerset Awards, given to individuals and organizations that embody the dedication and significant contributions made by Somerset County citizens A special ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ —The Multi-Agency Resource Centers will distribute food, cleaning supplies, comfort kids, legal aid, assistance application support, and more in North Plainfield at the Community Center located at 614 Greenbrook Road on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 3 - 7 p.m. The Rapid Response Team ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident Curt Ritter still gets choked up about it when he gives his annual address at the "Out of the Darkness Walk", which was held for the sixth straight year at Cougar Field on Saturday. The former Chatham Township mayor and the co-chair of what is now the Morris ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ Returning after more than a year's interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Visiting Nurse home and hospice organization returns the giant fundraising rummage sale on Oct. 1 to 3 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds. There are two more days, Monday and Tuesday, to make tax ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Police Department turned to the community it serves over the weekend, posting an urgent call for donations on social media to help those impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. In three hours on Saturday, police reached their goal, collecting enough donations of food and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jazz soothes the soul, it warms the heart, and indirectly, it can help to ease the pain and suffering of people in a time of need. Sunday's Central Jersey Jazz Festival checked off all those boxes, offering seven hours of vocal and instrumental music on a portable stage set up ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Tropical Storm Ida tore through Somerset County, leaving destruction in its wake – and the Feeding Hands Food Pantry, on Orlando Drive in Raritan, is dealing with its own damage after taking in 5 feet of water and losing everything inside. Lois Bennett, executive director and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — By now you've heard the news that the Plainfield Area Humane Society suffered devastating losses due to Hurricane Ida, which barreled its way from Louisiana, and up through the northeast less than a week ago. The water rose to eight feet in the basement at PAHS; the non-profit lost ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hurricane Ida unleashed both her bark and her bite this week, flooding the basement at the Plainfield Area Humane Society and destroying necessary supplies. Two vans and the heating and cooling system were also lost. Thankfully, there was help from a contractor, members of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Union County’s only Repair Café Event will be held at Summit's Christ Church on September 18. from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community members can bring their beloved, but broken, items to be fixed at no charge, with planned repair services available including jewelry, sewing / textiles, lamps, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark have been invited to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on Aug. 14. All proceeds from the collection will benefit ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two GoFundMe campaigns have been set up in memory of 4-year-old Kyle Meyers, who drowned in a tragic accident at Sunset Lake Friday. The first campaign, according to Kyle’s uncle Bill Meyers, was set up by neighbors of the family in the Sunset Lake area of Bridgewater. As of ...

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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, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created Valairco ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has announced that Peg Wright, President/CEO of The Center for Great Expectations, has been selected as the 70th Somerset County Citizen of the Year.    The Citizen of the Year award, given annually to Somerset County’s premier ...

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