Union County Libraries Team Up For Holiday Food Drive


UNION COUNTY — Libraries are inviting their patrons to help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a food drive. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 16, Union County Public Libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries.

Comedy Fundraiser Event To Benefit Garwood PBA

Michael Winslow

GARWOOD — A special comedy fundraiser event to benefit the Garwood PBA Local #117 is being held on Thursday, Dec. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads, 78 North Avenue in Garwood. The event will feature Michael Winslow, The Dumb Kids in the Back and Jerrold Benford.

On The Job Training Program Offers A Chance At New Career

Chuck Sona, 39 and a life-long resident of Garwood, NJ, Matthew Carr, 27, and a resident of Roselle Park, is measuring pipes. Both were certified and referred to Cranford Plumbing and Heating by the Union County One-Stop Center, a component of the Union County Freeholder’s Workforce Investment Board and an On-the-Job-Training (OJT) program operated by the Elizabeth Development Company (EDC).

GARWOOD — When Matthew Carr learned about an on-the-job training opportunity with Cranford Plumbing and Heating, he believed he found a career he would enjoy for a lifetime. Under the on-the-job training program, employers receive wage subsidies of up to half of a new employee’s gross wages.

Mothers’ Center Plans Discussion Group


GARWOOD — The Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey will hold a four week discussion group, Mind in the Making: The 7 Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. The group will meet Tuesdays, Nov. 19 & 26 and Dec. 3 & 10 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Garwood Presbyterian Church at 341 Spruce Avenue in Garwood. On-site babysitting is available.

Students Contribute To “Surviving Sandy” Book

Students from Clark and Garwood at Pascack Valley Learning Center helped to produce a book, Surviving Sandy, whose proceeds will benefit local charities. Pictured from left to right (standing): Adrielle Lyons, Jacob Lyons, Marlee MacDougall, Breanne MacPherson (seated) Connor Lyons, Kayla MacPherson, Principal Joanne Fratello and Calvin MacDougall (Photo courtesy of Pascack Valley Learning Center)

AIMONT, N.Y. – Pascack Valley Learning Center students, faculty and parents have announced the completion of a 300-page book “Surviving Sandy.” The hardcover book details the Superstorm, outlines the challenges faced by survivors, and highlights the hope that volunteers brought in the months following the storm.

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Union County Residents Urged To Dispose Of Unwanted Prescription Medication Via Project Medicine Drop

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Union County Police Department, and local elected officials and health professionals are urging residents to take a moment this October to dispose of their unwanted prescription medication at one of two county locations participating in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Community Affairs’ Project Medicine Drop initiative.