SCOTCH PLAINS — Robert O’Brien, president and one of the founders of the New Jersey Museum of Boating, presented an illustrated talk on the history of boating in New Jersey at the general membership meeting of the Watchung Sail and Power Squadron on Tuesday, June 14 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Restaurant.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
HILLSIDE – An artist known for his paintings of hamburgers is launching a new venture to help food banks around the nation, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
CLARK — The Senior Citizens Club of Clark is planning a trip to the Royal Manor in Garfield on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for an “Oktoberfest” event.
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BOUND BROOK — The Borough of Bound Brook will host the 2011 Riverfest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, along Main Street in downtown Bound Brook. Produced by JC Promotions, this eighth annual community festival with free admission, which was renamed Riverfest last year, will offer festivities for the entire family.
CLARK –The Clark Public Library is hosting many free programs and special events for children, teens and adults this summer in conjunction with the One World, Many Stories summer reading program.
FLORHAM PARK—Approximately a million fewer Americans will travel during the Independence Day holiday weekend, according to a AAA forecast released this week.
WOODBRIDGE — On Tuesday, July 27, the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel will play host to RATFEST 2011, the most recent edition of WRAT 95.9 FM’s annual, day-long summertime rock blowout. This year, the concert will feature bands including Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For 25 years, warning labels on cigarettes have gone largely unnoticed. As required by the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enacted a final rule that requires graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements starting in fall 2012.