NEWARK—Parents and children know the importance of choosing the perfect first-day-of-school outfit, but just as significant are the medical checkups and plans that help children to begin the year with the best health possible.
CARTERET – As part of Carteret Public Library’s summer reading program, Mary Shannon will lead a song writing workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. The library is located at 100 Cooke Avenue, Carteret. For more information, call 1-732-541-3830.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Army Pvt. Anthony D. Maxwell, a 2009 graduate of Scotch Plains Farwood High School, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
WOODBRIDGE — On Sept. 18, Woodbridge resident Leonard Green will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon® in the 23rd annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai.
WESTFIELD– Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) awarded the prestigious National Defense Service Medal posthumously to Petty Officer Third Class Warren Joseph Kolendriski for his service in Vietnam.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visited patients at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital and delivered blizzard ice cream treats during the sixth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day, Aug. 11.
FAIR LAWN –Columbia Bank employees recently collected non-perishable food, health and beauty aids, bulk pack items and paper goods as part of the bank’s Eighth Annual Employee Food Drive.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will be holding a late summer membership event at the newly built home of Life Member Sharon Heyden on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the death of the 13th homicide victim reported in the city so far this year.