Thrift Shop Sale • Feb 12 & 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption will hold a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds will support the rescue group and donations of dog and cat food is also welcome. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
PISCATAWAY—The Middlesex County Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking Teams for its annual Board of Chosen Freeholders Basketball Tournament, which starts in early March.
EDISON – Tickets are on sale for the 13th annual Taste of Middlesex. More than 40 vendors will provide food and beverages for you to sample between 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Pines Manor on Monday, March 22.
ROSELLE PARK—Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County) will perform comedy on Feb. 18 in Roselle Park and on March 18 in New Brunswick.
LANCASTER, Pa.—The following local students have made the Honors List for Franklin & Marshall College’s fall 2009 semester.
EDISON—First and fourth graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, dressed in mystical and clever costumes, held their “Fairytale Day” on Jan. 29 in the school’s Lower Snowdon Library.
MONROE—Middlesex County Public Health Department is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of 11th Street and Avenue D.
TRENTON – The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari to create penalties for using a “bump key” – a locksmith’s tool – to commit a burglary.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County will use a $95,750 grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to help improve the safety of all roadway users in the county.
HIGHLAND PARK – Parker at The Pavilion Adult Day Health Service will present a free Veterans Administration benefits seminar on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.