EDISON – In a solemn ceremony marked by an honor guard, bagpipes and the reading of the names of workers who died as a result of the workplace, county, state and federal officials, representatives from various unions and others gathered Wednesday for Middlesex County’s Workers Memorial Day Commemoration.
WOODBRIDGE – St. James Church, founded by Catholic Irish immigrants working at the Woodbridge clay pits, celebrates 150 years of faith and service in the Woodbridge community with a historical exhibit at the Barron Arts Center opening on Saturday, May 1.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has released a calendar of community events planned this spring.
Clothing Drive • May 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret, will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot. Clean clothing, linens and sneakers will be accepted in plastic garbage bags. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.
PERTH AMBOY—Al Jackson recently completed his two year project on the 1968 State Basketball Championship team. It was a project that occupied his weekends when he was not working for PA-TV or in the high school.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, May 1, the EARTH Center, home of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host a Garden Season Kick-Off & Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY – On May 1, Perth Amboy High School will be hosting an “International Festival-United for All” Benefit to aid the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile. The whole community is invited to attend this event, which will last from noon to 4 p.m.
EDISON—The Middlesex County College Math Team took third place – first among all two-year colleges – in the Garden State Undergraduate Math Conference, sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America.
EDISON – Second graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, who have recently honed their knowledge of the Japanese culture and traditions, were visited on April 27 by three representatives from The Caravan Program, which is sponsored by the Japanese Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan in New York City.
EDISON — Middlesex County College was transformed into a cornucopia of fine dining as 25 local restaurants offered samples of their best dishes at the second Alumni Association food tasting event April 21.