EDISON — In observance of Black History Month, the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park will feature Shade M. Lee, a Tuskegee Airman from Elizabeth. The program is scheduled for Feb. 23 at 10 a.m., and is free and open to the public at the veterans’ long term nursing facility at 132 Evergreen Road, Edison.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Former NFL player Bo Eason will appear in “Runt of the Litter” presented by the State Theatre on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. The semi-autobiographical story of Eason’s life will take place at the Crossroads Theatre. Tickets are $30.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Several Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open on Saturday Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for taxpayers seeking tax assistance.
CLARK — First grade students at St. Agnes School in Clark recently celebrated the 100th day of school. A tradition carried out by first grade teacher Helen Shaffer, children made posters of 100 special items, did 100 jumping jacks and learned to count to 100 many different ways.
UNION — Producers at Garden State GreenFest announced Friday that they are taking on the region’s “environmental deficit” by bringing in their secret weapon: Bill Nye the Science Guy.
RAHWAY — In honor of Black History month, Mrs. Faver’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway learned about Rosa Parks. Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott when she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala.
TEANECK– Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck and Hackensack, has announced the names of students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 Semester.
CLARK – Students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark enjoyed a PTA-sponsored Senior Sweetheart Tea. Every child was allowed to invite one grandparent or relative to enjoy an afternoon of snacks, crafts and Bingo.
We used to celebrate Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday: each in February, and each worth celebrating. But now we have a Presidents’ Day—a deliberately vague holiday—that apparently fails to distinguish between Presidents Lincoln and Fillmore.