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.
RAHWAY—From left to right, Tyrone Laws, Mayor James J. Kennedy, Darrell Lawrence, Sr., Councilman James Baker and Ramon James pose for a photo after watching the play “The Meeting” at the Rahway’s opening reception for Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 4.
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.
ROSELLE PARK—Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County) will perform comedy on Feb. 18 in Roselle Park and on March 18 in New Brunswick.
UNION COUNTY – Play Ball For Miracles is planning the sixth annual softball tournament to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
RAHWAY—Grover Cleveland School students and families in Rahway opened their hearts and wallets to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake. Each donation was represented by a heart showcased in the front hallway of the school.
RAHWAY—At the recent Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Symphonic Band concert, Rahway High School sophomore Nate Figueroa was selected by audition as one of the best trumpet players in New Jersey.
MIAMI, Fla.—Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its winter 2010 class during a live ceremony on Jan. 30 in Miami, Fla. General Colin L. Powell, the 65th secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the commencement speaker.
RAHWAY—Roosevelt School in Rahway had a special guest attend their Super “Bowl”-havior party on Friday, Feb. 5. Rahway native Antonio Garay, a defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers, greeted students and signed autographs.
LANCASTER, Pa.—The following local students have made the Honors List for Franklin & Marshall College’s fall 2009 semester.