TRENTON – What do New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and New Jersey Devils left wing Zach Parisi have in common with best-selling authors Michael Connelly, Judy Blume and Janet Evanovich?
NEWARK—Sarah Carter Brown barely escaped a lynch mob in Georgia, experienced the cruelty of the Jim Crow laws, and survived the Great Depression by cleaning homes for ten cents an hour.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – With the 2010 Olympic Winter Games taking place Feb. 12 – 28, the world’s best athletes continue the famed sports competition that began in ancient Greece. In today’s world, the age-old challenge of sustaining an exercise routine is still with us.
WATCHUNG – Roselle Park digital artist Leona M Seufert is displaying three of her surreal works in the hob’art cooperative gallery’s exhibit “Binaries” at the Watchung Art Center, open from Feb. 1-27. There will be a reception on Feb. 7 from 1-4 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY-I was asked to ask readers if anyone knew who the owner of Puritan Dairy was. They were located on Fayette and Wilson streets. Please let me know for an inquiring mind and for another column.
SOUTH AMBOY—The City of South Amboy will welcome the return of musician and vocalist Mick Moloney for the 16th year, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, at South Amboy High School, 200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza on John T. O’Leary Boulevard.
TRENTON—The multi-state “Powerball” lottery game will make its in the Garden State, with tickets on sale at lottery retailers throughout New Jersey beginning Jan. 31.
WESTFIELD – The Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Auxiliary is sponsoring a night at the theater on Friday, March 12 at 8 p.m. See “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott, presented by the Westfield Community Players at 1000 North Avenue West. Tickets are $25.
CRANFORD – Union County College will host a day of events in observation of Black History Month, including a lecture on freedom, soul food, and an African-American market, on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
RAHWAY—The Downfront Jazz series, a partnership of Arts Guild New Jersey and the Union County Performing Arts Center, presents the Claudio Roditi Quartet on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. at performing arts center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.