LINDEN – Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella (R) congratulates Scott Maloney (2nd L) of the Linden Fire Department on earning the Chief Anthony Schepis Award for Excellence in Firefighter 1, Fall Semester upon graduating from the Union County Fire Training Academy.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center offers a variety of support groups, education workshops and seminars. Here is the January calendar:
EDISON — Sixth graders at The Wardlaw-Hartidge School presented their paintings of animals from Miss Tanda Tucker’s art class while reciting their original animal poetry, written in Ms. Karen Vrotsos’s English class. Their paintings were based on wildlife that they saw or could have seen on their trip to Frost Valley at the start of the year.
HIGHLAND PARK-Memories of the 1930s and 1940s from a former resident: “I remember sleigh riding down the hill at Foxes Farm, which was across the Raritan River, near the bridge from Edison to New Brunswick.”
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Cathryn Vaccaro of Clark participated in the annual Run/Walk for Hunger Month at Marist College. Vaccaro is a freshman majoring in communication.
Dear EarthTalk: What do I need to know about the new U.S. energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that take effect in January 2012? Will certain bulbs be unavailable? And am I supposed to switch out my older inefficient bulbs with newer efficient ones? — Melissa McCarthy, Aptos, CA
SCOTCH PLAINS – Rahway resident Brittany Pelletieri and Clark residents Nicolina Davidson, Shannon Streisel, and Matthew Isidron were recently awarded the 2011 Navin Bros. Food Service Scholarship at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.
UNION COUNTY — The Union County Baseball Association will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during award ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12. The four inductees will be honored for their outstanding contributions to our national pastime on the baseball diamonds of Union County.
CRANFORD – On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, the Union County College Athletic Department will be hosting their inaugural alumni basketball games. All former Union County College Men and Women’s Basketball players are invited back to the college to participate in the event.