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Monday, October 29, 2018

EmPoWER Somerset and Pioneer Family Success Center Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Joe came out to support Empower Somerset and Pioneer Family Success Center at their Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. As an EmPoWER board member, he looks forward to continuing to support them as they fulfill our important mission! The opioid epidemic is a profound issue nationally, and our community is not immune to the crisis. As a board member of EmPoWER Somerset, Joe has learned about the work that they do in collaborating with local partners to educate the community about the epidemic and how we can get involved in preventing more tragedies. EmPoWER Somerset is a non-profit organization based in Somerville; its mission is to assist individuals and families in the county to make positive lifestyle choices and to promote healthy communities through education, collaboration, and connections to resources. Joe is happy to share that EmPoWER was recently awarded a $125,000 Mental Health Training Grant that allows them provide Mental Health First Aid training in Somerset County, with a priority focus on those who interact with youth and veterans. They mentored Community in Crisis, a coalition in the area that focuses on drug prevention, opioids and heroin specifically. More recently, they have been working with the Somerset Hills School District and Municipal Alliance to host a town hall event focusing on substance abuse, mental health, and our kids. They work with the Bernards Township Health Department to spread awareness about the local prescription drug drop off boxes and encourage residents to dispose of their unused or expired medication so that youth do not have access to prescription drugs.



Monday, September 3, 2018

Bernards Township's 27th Annual Labor Day Bike Race

Joe and John attended Bernards Township's 27th Annual Labor Day Bike Races today on South Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge. We had the honor of handing out award and participant ribbons to the young riders who participated in separate boys’ and girls’ bicycle sprints with training wheels for ages 3-4 and 5-6, and bicycle sprints for ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.



Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rotary Club of Bernardsville/Basking Ridge

John is a member of the Rotary Club of Bernardsville/Basking Ridge, who's motto is "Service Above Self". Check John out in the community!



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Leadership Somerset and EmPoWER Somerset

Did you know that Joe was a graduate of Leadership Somerset's Class of 2017? Leadership Somerset is a year-long adult community leadership program with the goal of creating an active network of informed, concerned leaders committed to improving the quality of life in our community. And from Leadership Somerset Joe learned of and joined the Board of Directors of an amazing organization EmPoWER Somerset which encourages healthy life choices through education and resources.



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

35th Annual National Night Out

We had an amazing evening honoring and recognizing our town’s incredible first responders at tonight’s 35th annual National Night Out, including a chance to talk with former Bernards police chief Tom Kelly. Thank you to the Bernards Township Police Department for not only a great event, but for their continued efforts to make our community one of the best in the state.



Thursday, July 26, 2018

More than a BBQ - Culture and Conversations

A heartfelt thank you to the 100+ who joined Joe and John on Thursday July 26th, at Harry Dunham Park for our Culture & Conversation BBQ catered by the incredible vets from Lyons VA Hospital's Foxhole Cafe and Catering.



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cure for IBD 5K, Fun Run & Walk

Saturday, June 16th was a beautiful day to take part in the Cure for IBD 5K, Fun Run & Walk for Crohn's & Colitis. Both Joe and John have a personal connection to the cause and continued their "run" for office by showing support for this amazing organization. Please join Joe and John in supporting this worthy organization, donations are still being accepted. https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/NJ/BaskingRidge/CureforIBD5KandFunRunforCrohnsColitis



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Veterans Flag Day 5K Run and Walk

On Thursday, June 14th Joe and John turned out to support the 17th Annual Veterans Flag Day 5K Run and Fun Walk, at the Veterans Administration Health Care Campus in Lyons, Bernards twsp. The run benefited "Hope for Veterans" whose goal is to end homelessness amongst veterans. It's not too late for you to show your support. https://www.communityhope-nj.org/flag-day/index.php



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Military Appreciation Day at the Historic Ross Farm

Honoring those who fought to protect us. Joe and John attended Military Appreciation Day at the Historic Ross Farm. The event was created to recognize and appreciate all veterans, and to raise funds for those who were willing to put their lives on the front line but have since found themselves in difficult circumstances. Funds raised at the event went towards “Welcome Home Kits” which assist formerly homeless or transitory veterans when they move into stable housing. To support our veterans please follow this link www.elks.org/vets.



Sunday, May 20, 2018

PEC Run With Me 5K

Sunday, May 20th-Joe and John's "run" for office included participating in the Parents of Exceptional Children (PEC) Run With Me 5K. Race proceeds will be used to fund ongoing Disability Awareness and Sensitivity workshops for all Bernards Township students in grades 3 and 6; mentor training; parent workshops; teacher wish list purchases for special education classrooms; the Care Trak search and rescue program for children at risk for wandering; and recreational programs for children with special needs. http://www.bernardsboe.com/…/Fri…/4-10/PEC_5K_Run_May_17.pdf Hopefully by November Joe and John will be ready for a marathon!



Thursday, May 17, 2018

5K for Katie

Katie King is an amazing 10-year-old girl, an avid athlete who loves to play lacrosse and soccer. She was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, on August 23, 2017. She had surgery August 18th to remove two tumors on her spine but the cancer had spread to other locations... lungs, spine, pelvis and bone marrow. She was lucky it was discovered that night or she most likely would never have walked again. Katie is now undergoing aggressive chemotherapy and radiation at CHOP in Philadelphia. The Katie King Foundation was established to help the King family with medical bills, along with travel expenses to and from Philadelphia. Please show your support for this dear child through fundraisers being hosted by the Katie King Foundation www.katiekingfoundation.com #katieskrewstrong



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Joe and John's Campaign Kick Off!

April 28th, was a great day for our campaign kick off! Thank you to everyone that came out today to support us! It was a perfect morning! “All of us here today, love to call Bernards Township our home. While we love what Bernards Township is, we also must recognize that it is changing- our population continues to grow, and we are culturally more diverse. As our Township changes, its leaders owe it to all residents to change with it.” - Joe Esposito “Our residents deserve leadership and have come to expect it. Our residents are constantly challenging us to raise the bar. And we’re listening.” -John Surano



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Holi Celebration

A magnificent time was had on April 28th, celebrating at the Holi Festival in Bedminster with the Basking Ridge Indian Community! Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. It is best known around the world for the powder that revellers throw on each other, leaving festival-goers coated in colour by the end of the day. #BRICHoli2018



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hope Autism

On April 24th, Joe along with his wife Debra attended the NJ Chapter - 50 Shades of Blue benefit for Autism Speaks at Trump National Golf Club. Joe was happy to show support for Autism Speaks as they enhance lives today and are accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bernards Township’s Annual Fishing Derby

Catch of the Day! 🐟 Joe and John enjoying our first day of real Spring weather and meeting families at Bernards Township’s annual Fishing Derby at Southard Park. So thankful for the sunshine, families and Bernards Township employees who make it possible for our community to enjoy.



Paid for by Esposito & Surano for Bernards Township Committee, Kathleen I. Piedici, Treasurer, P.O. Pox 195, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920
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