SOMERSET – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Middlesex County will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 21, but flood survivors can continue to register for, or receive additional federal assistance though a variety of ways. A DRC in Union County closed on May 12.
TRENTON – Legislation to allow physicians and veterinarians to earn continuing education credits for providing free medical and veterinary services is advancing toward law.
UNION COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LV-UC) and its partner Literacy Volunteers of Plainfield Public Library were big winners at this year’s NJ Literacy for Life Conference. LV-UC was named NJ Affiliate of the Year for its work with Basic Literacy students.
EDISON – Gregory Purrell of Plainfield (left), Breana McDaniel of Plainfield (center) and Noelle Staudt of Union, were recently declared the first round winners in the Simon & WPLJ Sing-to-Win contest at Simon’s Menlo Park Mall in Edison, each belting out one song a cappella for top-known music industry representatives that served as judges of the singing competition.
ELIZABETH – By hook or by slice – and occasional straight drive – friends and supporters of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently took to the golf links to help raise funds for the agency at CAU’s 16th Annual Golf Outing, held May 13 at Suburban Golf Club in Union.
RAHWAY — The first graders at Roosevelt School in Rahway participated in a Math-a-thon and raised $1,003 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
ELIZABETH – Trinitas Hospital has announced a number of upcoming community and educational programs.
CRANFORD—The Cranford Public Library and the Cranford Green Team will host a talk by the Reverend Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth held its annual “Sports Awards Night” on May 13 at the all-female Catholic college prep high school. Players from the school’s sports teams were recognized for their many talents and contributions during this past academic year.
CLARK – Fifth grade students at F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark took part in an interactive project about the history of the U.S. Presidents.
LINDEN — Local high school football players will focus on character development and specific skill training when the National Football League’s High School Player Development (HSPD) program comes to town for a week, from Monday, June 7, to Friday, June 11, starting at 4:30 and ending 6:30 p.m. each day.
Krishna Kashiwala of JFK Memorial High School (Iselin) was presented a 2010 Caring Award by the Middlesex County Guidance Council.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifford M. Thebodeau has graduated from the Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy.