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.
CRANFORD—On Friday, Feb. 26, Union County College will host a workshop on Veterans Health Issues from noon to 2 p.m. in the Executive Education Center, located on the second floor of the Campus Center on the Cranford campus.
UNION COUNTY – Play Ball For Miracles is planning the sixth annual softball tournament to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
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.
STATE — New Jersey residents are bracing for a winter storm that could dump close to two feet of snow on parts of the state.
NEWARK—As winter weather moves into the region, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel across the state are preparing the system to minimize service suspensions and delays to the extent possible.
UNION COUNTY – Play Ball for Miracles, a local charity that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network, will be recognized before the Feb. 10 basketball game between the New Jersey Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Fish & Chips Dinner • Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terr., will hold a fish & chips dinner prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if available.
Here are more memories of the area from William Frolich: “During the one hundred and fifty years of existence, Union County has had many changes in the area within its borders. Some have been regrettable, while others have been quite an improvement to the lives of its inhabitants.
STATE—Local school districts are offering informational packets for citizens interested in petitioning for one of the three seats on the Board of Education that will be elected in the annual school election scheduled for Tuesday, April 20.