Union County

Forest Friends Visit Franklin

RAHWAY—Forest Friends is an asset-building program designed to develop and reinforce resiliency skills in children. In this engaging program, children learn about dealing with feelings, how to communicate effectively, how to make good and healthy decisions, and the importance of truth and trust to develop healthy relationships, respect and self image.

Elizabeth Public Schools Teams With Hewlett Packard

ELIZABETH –On Oct. 13, Elizabeth Public Schools held a kickoff event at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, celebrating the launch of the Oyster Project. Elizabeth Public Schools has become one of 25 secondary school districts in the United States to receive the 2009 Hewlett Packard (HP) Innovations in Education grant.

Kean University To Host Award-Winning Poet

UNION – Award-winning poet, writer, anthologist and educator, Naomi Shihab Nye, will examine multiculturalism in a lecture, “Variety is the Solution: A Look at How Literature Brings Us All Together in the World,” on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. in Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union.