EAST BRUNSWICK — Family physician and first grade student Renata and Isabella Dussias came together to create Narcheezus, a narcissistic mouse who is the star of a new children’s book.
WESTFIELD — CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
NEW JERSEY – Beginning Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18, Wegmans will donate $0.50 for every Driscoll’s strawberry product package (any size) sold at each of their New Jersey stores to the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey.
TRENTON – To encourage kids and teens to “Read Like a Library Champion” this summer, the New Jersey State Library is giving them a chance to win a NJ Devils/Modell’s hockey jersey autographed by NJ Devils’ forward and Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Parise.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The recession may be officially over, but economic recovery continues to be slow and charitable organizations continue to face slowing donations.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Springfield College has named Courtney Maulen of Clark to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2010 term.
MONROE — It might be from an accident. Maybe from a sports injury. Or it just happened. Whatever the cause, knee injuries can seriously sideline your life and your activities; that is, until recently. Today, an array procedures for knee repair can give you back your active life.
ELIZABETH — The Bayway Polish-American Club will offer live music for dancing by The Bluenotes and DJ Bruce Z on Friday, July 16, from 7:30-11:30 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE –The Barron Arts Center will present Andy Rothstein and Friends on Thursday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at the “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” a concert series running through the summer of 2010. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
METUCHEN – The Forum Theatre Arts Center will screen the 2010 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Film, “The Secret In Their Eyes,” this weekend.
ELIZABETH – An all-classes reunion for alumni of St. Michael’s Grammar School of Elizabeth is planned for this fall.
NEWARK – Former Newark Bears outfielder Charlton Jimerson delivered a two-run single to highlight a six-run fourth inning rally and Matt Pike scattered six hits over eight innings to earn his ninth win of the season, leading the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 12-2 victory over the Bears Wednesday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
NEW YORK , N.Y. — Heidi Y Chai from Elizabeth was selected for Dean’s List First Honors at Pace University.