Officials Honor Two Middlesex County Schools For Nutrition, Physical Activity Initiatives

Principal Florence Carter at center with NJDA’s Karen Krawczun, PTA members, BOE members, Freeholder Charles Kenny, Pomptonian representatives and School Superintendent Vincent Caputo. (Photo courtesy of the NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – United States Department of Agriculture and New Jersey Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition officials presented Bartle Elementary School in Highland Park and Campbell Elementary School in Metuchen with Healthier US School Challenge Awards last week, recognizing the schools for promoting good nutrition and physical activity.

Rabid Raccoon Found In Metuchen

METUCHEN — A raccoon found in the vicinity of Oak Avenue and Maple Avenue in Metuchen has tested positive for rabies, according to the Middlesex County Office of Health Services. This is the 13th rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2013 and the third in Metuchen.

Remembering The Past: The Linwood Grove

Pictured is the smaller of the two ballrooms at the Linwood Grove. This is the ballroom that bordered Route 27 in New Brunswick, between Stoney Road and Prospect Avenue. (Photo courtesy of a contributor)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Here are some memories from a contributor: “I worked for the Linwood Grove as a high school student, working in the snack bar, setting up and cleaning the ballroom. I later worked as a bartender. I believe that the picture was a postcard that the owners had made up for advertising purposes.”