WESTFIELD—Just as song lyrics from “Barnum” invite everyone to “Just join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid. Climb aboard before it moves on and you’ll thank your lucky stars you did,” so director Kenneth Horn hopes that aspiring actors, in grades 6 through 12, will join the cast of the Summer Stage Theater in the 2010 production of “Barnum” this July.
RAHWAY—Austin Jackson, a freshman at Rahway High School, has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders State Conference.
RAHWAY—On Friday, Feb. 5, students from the jazz band, concert band, chorus, and musical theater classes at Rahway High School held a showcase of their talents during the second annual Cabaret Night.
RAHWAY—That Mayor Kennedy, the Rahway City Council and Administrator & Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier would even consider paying $90,000 for a piano at this time just shows how out of tune these people are with the residents of this city, says GOP Municipal Chairman Patrick Cassio.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools announced the 2010 Student Photo Exhibition and Competition called “Picturing Excellence.”
FANWOOD—The Presbyterian Women of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church recently completed a Sew-A-Thon for the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
ELIZABETH—Members of the Students in Free Enterprise organization in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University traveled last month to Chumanzana, Guatemala, a community of extreme poverty, to help build and create a successful thread supply store.
UNION – In celebration of African-American History Month, the Office of Africana Studies at Kean University will host Here We Stand: Forgotten Moments in African American History on Feb. 24 and 25.
CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Cranford resident who intends to pursue a graduate degree in library science or media specialist.
CLARK – Clark Cub Scouts Pack 145 thanks all of the generous and hungry people who came out and supported their recent pancake breakfast fundraiser.