Sunday, December 16, 2012
Updated: Heartworks vigil moved to Wednesday, St. Mark's Mon. afternoon, vigil at Liberty Corner was held in morning.
Heartworks, a Somerset Hills-based philanthropic group, and two Bernards Township churches, have scheduled prayer vigils for the victims, both children and adults, killed in last Friday's shooting in Newtown, Ct. Heartworks, a non-profit "Acts of Kindness" group that is based in Basking Ridge and Bernardsville, has moved its vigil to Wednesday night so as not to interfere with Monday's vigil at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge. Heartworks invites the public to a Family Candle Light Vigil for Newtown scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Heartworks Lawn, 19 Route 202, in Basking Ridge. The ceremony will be brief and there will be an opportunity to sign a poster that will be hung up near Sandy Hook School next week, said …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Curbing Hunger Program in conjunction with Somerset County's recycling designed to help fill local food bank's shelves.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Somerset County officials, federal and state legislators and food bank supporters launched the 18th annual Curbing Hunger food drive Monday to help boost food supplies at the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, the Franklin Township Food Bank and other local food pantries serving Somerset County residents. Residents are being asked to fill orange bags tied to their recycling containers and place them out with recycling pickups during the month of June. “More people than ever before are struggling to make ends meet,” said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh in a release about the launch. “Since the recession began, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County has seen a 25 percent increase in the number of families it serves. Donations have …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
St. Mark's Episcopal Church invites public to a Christmas Eve afternoon celebration at the pavilion in Harry Dunham Park off Somerville Road.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church presented its first public, informal Christmas service on Saturday afternoon at the indoor pavilion at Harry Dunham township park off Somerville Road. The service, Christmas Eve in The Hills, invited all to sing carols, retell the story of the birth of Jesus, and pray for peace and goodwill, according to the church. The service was follow with Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, and Christmas cheer, the announcement said. The service was designed to "cozy and informal, and...perfect for most anyone, but especially for those with children."
Monday, September 26, 2011
First workshop on "Praise, confidence and self-esteem" is preview of additional workshops with area experts.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church's educator and author Jean Wittig will be facilitating programs on how to talk to your children and how to build their self-esteem. The first class, on Tuesday, is a free two-hour workshop called "Praise, Confidence and Self-Esteem." The workshop at the church in downtown Basking Ridge will run begin either at 9:15 a.m. or at 6:45 p.m. on that day. Wittig said her two-hour session is a preview of a six-week program beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, to be led by authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. That program will be based on their book "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk." The church also is offering a half-day option on Sunday, Oct. 2, for those who are interested in the subject, but who…