If it weren’t for the New Providence Business Community, we would be reading headlines like that!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Most people don’t think about how the borough is able to fund events like the summer concerts or the Independence Day Celebrations, especially in these fiscally challenging times. In fact, the borough has not funded these events or the street fair, Farmers Market, 5K race, or Christmas Walk for the past several years. Instead, the local business community generously stepped in to provide the funding and manpower so that New Providence could continue to offer outstanding celebrations and activities for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. “People don’t realize how much New Providence businesses do for our town,” said Jimmy Vardas, New Providence Business Community spokesman and owner of the Prestige Diner. “We really want …
Students tied red ribbons throughout borough last Friday and will continue to celebrate Red Ribbon Week through Oct. 31 with various programs, sponsored by NP Alliance.
About 30 students from the New Providence Middle School Peer Leaders Club kicked off Red Ribbon Week Friday afternoon at Centennial Park along side Mayor J. Brooke Hern and members of the New Providence Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Before the students hit the pavement and tied red ribbons throughout the borough, Hern informally presented a proclamation, designating the week of Oct. 23 to Oct. 31, 2011 as Red Ribbon Week, which he also presented at the Council meeting on Monday. “I understand you’ve all been doing a lot of work volunteering and being a positive part of what’s going on in school and trying to help other students,” Hern said to the Peer Leaders. “I just want to say how great that is and how much the whole town …