SOUTH AMBOY – Two projects submitted by resident artists at The Studio™ at Mecca Entertainment have made there way through to the voting round of the 2011 Pepsi Refresh Project.
WOODBRIDGE–On Sunday, May 22 at Middlesex County College, The Knight Owls, a four-piece blues and rock band from Fords, will perform a free concert during the 2011 Arthritis Walk beginning at 10:30 a.m.
PERTH AMBOY – Learn about the Peace Corps and celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary at an event to be held in the second floor community room at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, 275 Hobart Street, Perth Amboy.
UNION — For the fourth year the Les Malamut Art Gallery hosted on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. “Painting with Words” an evening to celebrate National Poetry Month. The Les Malamut Art Gallery (wheelchair accessible, downstairs in the Union Public Library) is located at 1980 Morris Avenue, Union.
RAHWAY — Second grade students at Franklin School in Rahway learned about the Mexican culture through their language arts program. As a culminating activity to their unit of study, they celebrated with a fiesta on Cinco de Mayo
RAHWAY — Farmer Carissa, of Quiver Farm, came to Franklin School in Rahway on May 4 to teach the kindergarten students about the special jobs the Daddy Rooster and the Mother Hen have on the farm. Students will be responsible for taking care of the eggs until they hatch.
PERTH AMBOY – The City Council is expected to approve an agreement that will refund Chevron $7.9 million in overpaid property taxes and avoid a trial that was scheduled before the New Jersey Tax Court in July.
TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection employees are busy this spring stocking many of New Jersey’s lakes and ponds with thousands of unique species of fish. But it’s not with anglers in mind. It’s all about the impending annual battle with the State’s pesky crop of mosquitoes.
STATE — In support of National Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8-14, New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is highlighting greater understanding of food allergies and their prevention.