SCOTCH PLAINS – Middle school students throughout Union County may learn about sustainability this fall by building their own wind turbines and cooking with solar energy. The hands-on activities took place during a “Green Boot Camp” for middle school teachers. The camp was developed through a partnership between Honeywell and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to help middle school teachers learn about the latest green education tools.
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.
FANWOOD—Marianne Kranz has always loved history … and stories. She once dreamed of making documentary films that weave together bits of history in order to tell a story. But after switching from a career in radio, TV, and video communications to one in human services, she has discovered that each and every individual has their own compelling and interesting story.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Clerk has warned owners of commercial and residential property in the county to beware of people who offer to sell them a certified copy of the deed to their property. Some of these companies are targeting non-English-speaking homeowners.
PISCATAWAY—Seven Union County high school graduates have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships for academic excellence and community service.
TRENTON—Teens and tweens from 28 New Jersey libraries will have the chance to win a trip to WWE®’s SummerSlam in Los Angeles this summer by taking part in the SummerSlam Reading Jam.
FANWOOD – The Fanwood Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Tri-County Red Cross will host a joint training drill on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fanwood’s Forest Road Park.