ELIZABETH—Students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth began collecting food on Nov. 17 to donate to the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. Young women at the all-female Catholic college prep high school were hoping to gather plenty of food items to donate in time for Thanksgiving.
WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, the 24-hour caring and crisis hotline serving New Jersey, celebrated 34 years of soothing souls and saving lives, and raised more than $64,000 for the hotline at its Gala 2009 fundraiser on Oct. 29 at the Primavera Regency in Stirling.
SUMMIT—The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will hold its free Young People’s Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Oak Knoll School, 44 Blackburn Road, in Summit.
RAHWAY—Popular singer and songwriter Ken Galipeau will return to Z Café on Saturday, Nov. 21. in the Social Hall of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rahway.
RAHWAY—This December, the Union County Performing Arts Center will host a variety of live performances.
ELIZABETH—At a November assembly, four young women were honored in recognition of their academic and all-around achievements at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth.
ELIZABETH – Every year, in an effort to make the holidays brighter for Union County children and families in need, United Way of Greater Union County mobilizes the caring power of the community.
CLARK—St Agnes School recently welcomed new music and instrument teacher, Thomas Nichuck. Nichuck teaches music classes for all students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
RAHWAY—On Tuesday, Oct. 20, students throughout Rahway High School celebrated the National Day on Writing. Every class, from advanced placement chemistry to gym to family and consumer science, engaged in writing activities throughout the day.
CLARK – Wolf Scouts from Clark Cub Scout Pack 145 recently learned the art of pizza making. These scouts visited Pompeii Pizzeria on Westfield Avenue in Clark and learned how to knead the dough and twirl it in the air to make a perfect circle, add sauce, cheese and their favorite toppings.