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.
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.
ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools John Dwyer Technology Academy’s Architectural drafting class earned several honors at the annual Union County College Bridge Building Competition.
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 — 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.
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.
EDISON — Middle School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School select items from a tree that includes items on a wish list from autistic children at Crossroads School in Westfield. The W-H students hope to provide a brighter holiday season for these autistic children by making their wishes come true.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visitors will be able to get photos of their pets with Santa Claus, and there will be discounted pet adoptions.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department has announced a slate of programs and activities for Edison adults and teens beginning in January.