MILLBURN – New York stage veterans Ephie Aardema and Will Blum will lead the cast of the Paper Mill Playhouse’s next show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
WEST TRENTON – In this tighter economic climate, consider giving a gift this holiday season that costs you nothing, but benefits everyone you know, and many people you’ll never even meet. Improve your defensive driving behaviors. The New Jersey State Police offer that simple advice to every motorist on the road over this Christmas and New Year’s Day in hopes that we can all enjoy a fatality-free holiday driving period.
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The service will celebrate the birth of Jesus as it highlights God’s Christmas gift to all humankind.
FAIR LAWN – Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $22,000 grant to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department. This community grant was used to purchase new air bag equipment for emergency rescue operations.
GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Recruit William B. Grimes, son of Susan and Bernard J. Grimes of Iselin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
CLARK — Staff and students from the after school child care program at the Valley Road Elementary School in Clark are participating in the Flat Stanley project.
ELIZABETH–Mike Colameco, chef and popular host of “Colameco’s Food Show” on public television, visited Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Dec. 20. Colameco’s appearance was a surprise Christmas gift to Benedictine Academy Principal Kenneth Jennings, who is an enthusiastic fan of the chef, admiring him for the “authenticity and honesty in his approach” to the world of culinary.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held a “Writers’ Roundtable Challenge”. Students in grades three, four and five were invited to participate in this principal’s writing initiative.
RAHWAY — Amy Grutzmacher from the Epilepsy Foundation recently came to Franklin School in Rahway to give a presentation to the fourth and fifth grade students. They learned about seizures and what to do for someone who has had a seizure.