ELIZABETH– For the second consecutive year members, staff, family and friends of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) ignored the dark clouds of both rain and a stubborn economy and proved that the desire to help others is greater than both, raising nearly $37,000 at the 2011 Ira Geller Memorial Walk-A-Thon. The support exceeded last year’s total of $30,000 and the 2009 amount of $20,000.
PITMAN — Freshman midfielder Amanda Filippone (Kenilworth/David Brearley) has been selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for week six of the 2011 season after scoring two goals and adding two assists in a 2-1 week of non-conference action for the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team as the Gothic Knights improved to 11-3 overall.
ELIZABETH — The Rotary Club of Elizabeth, celebrating its 94th year of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, will hold the food-tasting event “The Taste of Elizabeth V” on Monday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1000 Spring Street, Elizabeth.
CLARK — Valley Road School in Clark recently held a kickoff assembly program to launch off the school’s year-long reading program.
UNION – Union County College will begin offering classes to Spanish-speaking job seekers at the Union Public Library to improve their computer and job search skills next week. The classes will focus on the basic computer skills needed by every job applicant today making them more confident and self-sufficient.
EDISON — The sixth graders left the Wardlaw-Hartridge School early on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, for a four-day trip to Frost Valley with Dina Congregane, Tom Gilbert, and Karen Vrotsos.
EAST BRUNSWICK — On Friday, Oct. 21, the EARTH Center will offer a garden/cooking workshop, “The Fantastic Fall Hot Pepper Harvest” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
ELIZABETH — The Executive Committee of the Benedictine Academy Parents Association was commissioned at the Elizabeth all-female Catholic college prep school’s “Back to School on Sept. 15.
ELIZABETH — Current 7th and 8th grade female students and their parents are invited to visit Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth as they consider high school options for next year and beyond. Three open houses outlining all the exciting academic, leadership, and extra-curricular programs at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school will be held on Oct. 16, Nov. 3 and Dec. 3. In addition, a “Discover BA Day” will be held on Jan. 7, 2012.