WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The class will meet weekly until mid-May.
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Senior Softball League seeks players for its competitive slow pitch softball season in both the 50+ Division (birth year of 1960 or earlier) and the 60+ Division (birth year of 1950 or earlier.)
SUMMIT—When her schizophrenic uncle moved in with her family, 13 year-old Gina not only learned about hallucinations and voices, but also about compassion and humor. Now, more than thirty years later, with three teens of her own, the Summit mom…
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—New Providence violinist Yuji Sugimoto, 12, can be seen in several airings on cable TV throughout December playing the Allegro movement of Vivaldi’s Spring concerto with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO).
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.
NEWARK— NJ Transit is helping the Community FoodBank of New Jersey secure food donations this Thanksgiving to make the holiday season brighter for those in need. Customers can donate non-perishable food items at select train stations from Nov. 17 through…
ELIZABETH—A 21-year-old Summit man was sentenced to five years in state prison for having sex with each of three teenage girls. Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Ryan Vernotico pled guilty on May 15 to three separate counts of second degree sexual assault against a minor.
EAST BRUNSWICK—On Oct. 17, East Brunswick native Kevin Goetz, will return home to New Jersey to host a celebrity cocktail reception at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.
ROSELLE—It didn’t matter that it was 81 degrees outside. It was time to start making the ice. So underneath the arching timber roof at Union County’s Warinanco Skating Center, Kyle Gaestel got to work.