Union Catholic Plans Race To The Gold 5K Run

SCOTCH PLAINS – In the 2012-2013 school year, Union Catholic High School will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the school’s opening in 1962. As a prelude to this milestone and in keeping with this school year’s theme of “Community”, the school will hold the inaugural Race to the Gold 5K Run on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

“Greatest Policeman Alive” To Deliver Keynote At Union County Columbus Day Ceremony

ELIZABETH— Clark resident David Toma, dubbed by the Daily News as the “greatest policeman alive,” will deliver the keynote address Union County’s third annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event on Friday, October 7th, at 1:30 p.m. on the steps of the Union County Courthouse.

Avans Named NJCU Men’s Athlete Of The Week

JERSEY CITY — Senior forward Walter Avans (Roselle Park /Union Catholic) has been named the New Jersey City University Men’s Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and the fifth time in his career. He scored the only goal for the Gothic Knights in a 2-1 road loss against New Jersey Athletic Conference foe Richard Stockton College on Oct. 1.

Climate Change Lessons From Africa

Some years ago I was traveling through Kenya during a ferocious drought. Crossing a desolate landscape, our truck lurched to a sudden halt. We passengers, all westerners, were mystified until our African driver pointed through the shimmering heat to a small figure trudging toward us. A shepherd had flagged us down.