“Dunk A Politician” Raises Funds For South Amboy Library

SOUTH AMBOY — On October 2, the Dowdell Library Foundation of South Amboy raised hundreds of dollars in donations through a dunking booth at the South Amboy Street Fair to purchase an online software teaching center that will provide coaching for SAT, AP, GED, and citizenship tests as well as job search and workplace skills.

Community Calendar

Elizabeth AARP • Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. Congressman Donald Payne is scheduled to be the guest speaker. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.

Writer’s Block: It’s Time To Play “Name That Baby!”

I have been to a record number of baby showers this year and there’s still more to come. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. So for the benefit of the guys out there, it goes something like this. There’s food, piles of gifts and a gaggle of ladies belting out a symphony of ‘ahh’s’ at the first sight of a receiving blanket.

Photo: MCC Students Find Volunteer Opportunities

EDISON — Brandon Pugh from the Governor’s Office on Volunteerism chats with Amanda Sugatan (Edison) during the Service Fair at Middlesex County College. The fair brought together 26 nonprofit organizations from the area and more than 100 Middlesex students interested in volunteering.

Five Ways to Introduce Your Child to the World

When was the last time you had a discussion with your youngster about events taking place in the news: the oil wells that blow up in Libya, a gold mine strike in South Africa, the political turmoil in Somalia? Have you ever asked your child what he/she thinks about any of these events and how the events might have an effect on him or her?

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Accepted as Member of Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Network

EDISON – In recognition of its potential as a model Chinese language program for the U.S., strong local leadership, demonstrated commitment to international exchange and collaboration, and global vision for the future, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison has been accepted as a member of the third and final cohort of schools in the Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Network.