LINDEN – In 1965, five Linden teens formed a band whose music symbolized the lighthearted bubble gum genre, which contrasted against the hard rock counter-culture songs of protest and social action.
There is no definite consensus among lexicographers as to whether or not snazzily, the adverb for snazzy, belongs in our language. Pity. For it would best describe the manner in which action maven Tony Scott reprises “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” The pedigreed phrases heart thumping, character-driven and lickety-split could accompany it.
RAHWAY— The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host an antique appraisal program on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 11 a.m.
WOODBRIDGE-Here are some memories from Giff Kucsma after my March 27 column where I asked “if any reader knows where Maurer, Engleswood or Spa Spring as referred in the material is located”:
PERTH AMBOY—Authors of “Then and Now: Perth Amboy,” Paul W. Wang and Katherine Massopust, gave a lecture on their book at the Perth Amboy Gallery.
EDISON—Santi V. Buscemi, professor of English at Middlesex County College, has published a translation of Luigi Capuana’s book of children’s fairy tales, “C’era una volta.” The book is called “Sicilian Tales,” and it is published by Dante University Press.
by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Cherry Street is one of the oldest streets in Elizabeth, as it was created back in the days of colonists who built Elizabethtown, and was a means to travel to the northwest part of the area.…
CARTERET—Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance on Friday, July 10, at The American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Avenue.
WOODBRIDGE – Steppin’ Out Singles will host an upscale singles dance party at Forge Inn, 1002 Route 9 N. in Woodbridge on Friday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center is seeking vendors for their annual Flea Market on Saturday, July 18.