Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association Announces International Family Fun Night

EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association (WHPA) is accepting suggestions for food, international entertainment, crafts and more for its International Family Fun Night on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The popular, multi-cultural event will be held in the school’s AP Room from 6 to 9 p.m.

Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial To Host Annual Holiday Festivities

HOLMDEL — The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 800 from Bergen County and the Jewish War Veterans, Department of New Jersey, will host the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.

Senior-Living Executive Selected As Secretary Of The Lakewood Chamber Of Commerce

LAKEWOOD — Donald Johansen, a Toms River resident and executive director of Harrogate, a life care continuing care retirement community, was recently appointed to the secretary position for the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

Kean University Presents Dance Theatre Of Harlem

UNION — Kean Stage presents Dance Theatre of Harlem on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre. A classic American institution, Dance Theatre of Harlem keeps their choreography and approach to ballet unique while remaining true to classical technique.

Son Of Edison Couple Completes Marine Corps Basic Training

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Marine Corps Pvt. Brian L. DeMarco, son of Nancy and Robert DeMarco of Edison, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

New Brunswick Church Mobilizes Volunteers To Bring Christmas Cheer To Families In Need

NEW BRUNSWICK — In case 1,700 brand new toys, gifts, and coats costing over $45,000 don’t bring joy to a child and their family this Christmas, 2,100 eggs, 41 pounds of bacon and over 650 volunteers are being added for good measure.

6,200 Teachers Earn National Board Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Board Certification – the “gold standard” for teaching excellence – was celebrated this week at a White House event heralding the newest class of 6,200 board certified teachers, which brings to nearly 100,000 the total number of board certified teachers in the U.S.