RAHWAY – The holiday season begins in Rahway on Friday, Nov. 27, with the city’s official tree lighting ceremony. The event will be at 7 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. Afterwards, Santa Claus will be on hand to take photos with Rahway children.
Nov. 21 at 8:50 a.m. – Officer Ken Sarnecki investigated a report of a theft of a pocketbook from a patron of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 36 Valley Road.
UNION – Amid the hustle and bustle of family gatherings, last-minute shopping and semester-end preparations, students at Kean University are taking time this holiday season to enrich the lives of others through various volunteer activities.
HILLSIDE—As part of its efforts to respond to the unprecedented need for emergency food among the poor and low-income, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has purchased a refrigerated mobile food pantry.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently celebrated American Education Week. During this week, parents and community members are invited to come in and participate in educational lessons and activities.
RAHWAY—Mrs. Thorn’s Kindergarten at Grover Cleveland school in Rahway celebrated American Education Week by inviting parents in to the classroom.
ELIZABETH—Sister Marion Scranton, Director of Community Initiatives, and Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, stand in the midst of only some of the baskets that Trinitas employees collected in the medical center’s fifth Thanksgiving Basket Drive to benefit the needy in the hospital’s service area.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently invited their grandparents in for a celebratory breakfast. The school’s librarian, Margaret Cilia, organizes this event.
CLARK—CONTACT We Care, the award-winning 24-hour caring and crisis hotline will conduct its unique interactive, two-day suicide intervention training for members of the general public on Jan. 30 and 31 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Clark.
LINDEN – The recreation department will hold a holiday ceramics class for Linden students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m.