Learn how to make a real difference: Join the environmental stewards in Union County

Learn how to make a real difference: Join the environmental stewards in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are interested in improving the environment can learn how to create a conservation project in their community by joining the Rutgers Environmental Stewards volunteer program. The program helps members of the public learn specific steps toward having a positive impact on the local ecosystem. “Whether you are […]

Become a certified Union County Master Gardener volunteer in 2022

Become a certified Union County Master Gardener volunteer in 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County gardeners have a chance to sharpen their skills while giving back to the community, by joining the Master Gardeners of Union County. All gardeners at any level of experience are welcome to join this popular volunteer program. “The Master Gardeners program provides Union County residents with new opportunities to […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service encourages giving

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service encourages giving

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The new year is a time to focus on positive change and forward movement. While many make individual New Year’s resolutions, the Gateway Family YMCA is encouraging the community to come together and support all in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a Day of Service on Monday, Jan. […]

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Members of the George E. Cannon Elks Lodge No. 858, family, friends and community came together to give thanks on Thanksgiving. Members and friends, led by Albert E. Cook Jr., past grand exalted ruler, took time out of their holiday to spend time and share with those in need. The guests […]

Union County students create Thanksgiving cards in gratitude for tuition-assistance scholarships

Union County students create Thanksgiving cards in gratitude for tuition-assistance scholarships

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Last spring, the Archdiocese of Newark and the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children provided 100 students with $1,500 each in scholarship support to assist them in receiving a values-based Catholic education for the 2021-2022 school year through “We Are Living Stones” Catholic tuition assistance. Recently, in celebration of Thanksgiving, many of […]

Dept. of Agriculture announces $10M distribution for food banks

Dept. of Agriculture announces $10M distribution for food banks

UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher announced Nov. 18 that $10 million from American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds is being distributed to emergency feeding organizations throughout the state. The funds were provided to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture through a memorandum of understanding with the New […]

Columbia Bank hosts annual Week of Giving to assist NJ communities

Columbia Bank hosts annual Week of Giving to assist NJ communities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Columbia Bank’s annual Week of Giving was Monday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 20. During that time, employees volunteered to assist those in need throughout New Jersey. Nearly all of the bank’s employees participated.  Columbia Bank’s company-wide volunteering program, Team Columbia, aims to make an enormous impact in the regions in […]

Zimmermann elected chair of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges

Zimmermann elected chair of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges

CRANFORD, NJ — Union County College congratulates Mary M. Zimmermann, chairperson of the college’s board of governors, for being elected chairperson of the executive committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. The NJCCC provides statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey’s 18 community colleges. Zimmermann, of Summit, is a 2001 alumna of […]

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