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The Writer’s Block: An Introduction

As a professional educator for over 25 years, I recognize what a privilege it is to be invited into the private lives of my students and their families. Well, to be completely honest about it, sometimes I just had to barge right in and not wait for the invitation. But once there, I was usually typecast as the listener, problem solver and voice of reason.

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • July 10 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and July 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Donate Blood, Honor 8-Year-Old Leukemia Victim

COLONIA — New Jersey Blood Services, which is a division of the New York Blood Center, encourages all eligible persons to honor eight year old leukemia victim Bethany Ciccarelli of Woodbridge. Each donor who gives blood today between 2 and 8 p.m. at the Colonia Fire Department, will receive two free Mets tickets.