NEW BRUNSWICK – VSA arts of New Jersey announces spring program offerings for children with autism. Programs are open to children with autism ages 3 to 21 and their family members. The registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.
Thank you to all the readers who contributed to my column in 2009. I wouldn’t have been able to print my column without help.
This column is from my own accumulation of holiday research:
SOUTH AMBOY- Dec. 31, 1962, The Bottle Stop, which was located at 104 ½ Broadway, held a New Year’s Eve party with streamers, refreshments and fun galore.
HIGHLAND PARK – As the year is ending, it will be the start of something new for Highland Park – Nighthawk Books.
Blood Drive • Jan. 2 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
CLARK – The Polish Cultural Foundation will celebrate the Polish tradition of Christmas caroling known as “Koledy” on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY-Here is an email I received from Nancy Ridge after my Nov. 6, 2009 Veterans Day column:
“Diane, I have been meaning to write for a while now to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your column. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I am sure you bring joy to many, many people.
Y’know how no matter what art museum you visit there is always one room you enter that has a giant painting taking up an entire wall? You’re reaction is generally, why? Well, that’s how “Avatar,” director James Cameron’s often brilliant but overlong sci-fi extravaganza, initially strikes you.
Merry Christmas! Here is my final installment of Christmas memories for 2009.
Tis the season to eat like someone who was just rescued from a desert island. Office parties, holiday buffets, family gatherings and enough sandwiches made from leftover turkey to choke a reindeer.