Literacy Volunteers Celebrate National Volunteer Week

WESTFIELD — Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LVUC) and Literacy Volunteers of the Plainfield Public Library honored tutors during a special Tutor Appreciation Event held in Westfield at the Presbyterian Church during National Volunteer Week.

Elizabeth School Hosts “CSI” Science Competition

ELIZABETH—A “CSI” science contest for girls in grades 6-8 was held at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Saturday, April 2. The competition brought together a total of nine investigative teams representing eight elementary schools in the Union and Essex County area.

ORVs & Public Land NOT Perfect Together!

One of the biggest threats to New Jersey’s public land is illegal off-road vehicle (ORV) riding. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has been on the front lines of addressing this problem for years, and has come up with a 12-point plan to protect the public lands of this state we’re in.

Bank Donates $14,400 To Japan

FAIR LAWN – Through the humanitarian efforts of their employees, Columbia Bank has raised $14,400 in support of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. The relief funds were donated directly to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Save the Children charities.

Cranford Preschools Celebrate The Week Of The Young Child

CRANFORD — Calvary Nursery School & Child Care and Helen K. Baldwin Nursery School, joined together last week with the Cranford Police, Fire, Postal and E.M.S. Departments for a block party to celebrate young children and the staff that work with them.

Clark Preschoolers Enjoy Puppetry Show

CLARK — Mrs. LaManna’s preschool class is pictured with students from the Arthur L. Johnson High School puppetry club. The Clark preschoolers were treated to three short puppet shows reinforcing themes such as good manners, hygiene, and friendship.

Benedictine Academy Announces 3rd Q Honor Roll

ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth, has released its third quarter honor roll. Thirty-nine exemplary students at the Academy were named to first and second honors based on outstanding academic performance

Play Ball!

RAHWAY – Mayor Rick Proctor threw out the ceremonial first pitch to mark the beginning of the 2011 Rahway Police Athletic League baseball season.