CLARK—Contact We Care, a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will conduct an interactive, two-day suicide intervention training for members of the general public on Oct. 3 and 4 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Clark.
WESTFIELD—United Way of Greater Union County is turning 40 this year and will celebrate by “Painting the Town Red”. This is the third year that Susan Levy-Cantor, a resident of Westfield, will chair the event.
STATE—Did you know that, in the United States, one person completes suicide every 16 minutes? Or that it’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide?
WESTFIELD—Interested in learning and singing great choral music? If so, you’re invited to join the Choral Art Society of New Jersey.
UNION COUNTY—With startling frequency a band of criminals have been burglarizing homes in a number of western Union County municipalities, the authorities said. It is believed that between Nov. 25, 2008 and Aug. 6, 2009, the group has been responsible…
Beginning Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7, a total of 236 local and county law enforcement agencies, as well as the New Jersey State Police, will be cracking down on drivers operating their vehicles and motorcycles while intoxicated.
WESTFIELD—Director Joseph Penczak is overseeing the production of “Julius Caesar,” one of William Shakespeare’s most often studied and quoted plays, to be performed outdoors at The Gazebo in Mindowaskin Park on August 28-30. The play chronicles events leading to Caesar’s…
SCOTCH PLAINS – Middle school students throughout Union County may learn about sustainability this fall by building their own wind turbines and cooking with solar energy. The hands-on activities took place during a “Green Boot Camp” for middle school teachers. The camp was developed through a partnership between Honeywell and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to help middle school teachers learn about the latest green education tools.
MOUNTAINSIDE—The allies have landed on the shores of Echo Lake.
With the help of state entomologists, nearly 15,000 Gallerucella beetles were released recently along the shoreline of this Union County park, which straddles the Westfield-Mountainside border.
WESTFIELD—Ashley Shaffer, Miss New Jersey 2009, visited students at the Westfield Summer Workshop on their closing day, Friday, July 31. An opera singer, Shaffer performed for the students at their “Happening” show and visited with the children in several classes.