Museum Association To Host Antique Appraisal Program

RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will be holding their annual Antique Appraisal Program on Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. This event is open to the public and the proceeds will benefit the continued restoration and interpretation of the 220-year-old tavern building housing the museum.

“Win Win” – Victory for the Common Man

Following a thoroughly enjoyable viewing of director Thomas McCarthy’s “Win Win,” I’ve decided that after the health of my family, world peace and a Ferrari, I’ll ask the genie to please let Paul Giamatti perennially regale us with his portrayals of middle class heroes. His struggling lawyer by day/ H.S. wrestling coach by night, is an inspiration.

Reilly Earns Academic Award

SOUTH AMBOY — Thomas Reilly of South Amboy received the Rutgers 2011 Academic Excellence Award, which is given to the top 10 percent of sophomores at Rutgers University based upon grade point average.

Costs To Own & Operate A Car Going Up, AAA Reports

FLORHAM PARK — AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study on Wednesday, revealing a 3.4 percent rise in the yearly average costs to own and operate a sedan in the United States. The average costs rose 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 center per mile ($8,776 per year), based on 15,000 miles of annual driving.