NEWARK—Carol Boston Weatherford, a writer who started penning poems in the first grade, will read from and sign copies of her book, “Becoming Billie Holiday” at the Newark Public Library. The book reading and signing will take place at 6 p.m.
SANDY HOOK—For a small state, New Jersey’s famous 127-miles of coastline are packed with historical and cultural treasures. To help residents and visitors better appreciate New Jersey’s coastal cultural connection, The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant (NJMSC/NJSG) has just launched coastalheritagenj.com.
RAHWAY – The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has announced a new show by 1990s jam band Rusted Root, on Friday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($27.50 – $37.50) are on sale now.
Walking is a natural pain reliever for most people suffering from arthritis. A recent study released by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) concluded that walking, specifically the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease program is an effective course in decreasing disability and improving arthritis symptoms.
PERTH AMBOY-After my Jan. 28 column asking about the owners of the Puritan Dairy, I heard from Rose Tarloski Celecki: “The partners of Puritan Dairy were Harold Greenspan, Mr. Hollander and Phil Borak, who was a member of the Lyons Club with my father, Ed Tarloski.”
It’s a staggering and sobering – statistic: More than half of Americans surveyed say they have less than $25,000 saved for retirement. Even those with greater resources can’t be sure they’ll live the comfortable retirement they envisioned.
RAHWAY—On March 2, students at Franklin School celebrated Read Across America Day. Celebrated on Dr. Suess’ birthday, this day is used to encourage students to continue reading, and to show the enjoyment one can get from books.
RAHWAY—Elementary students of the Rahway Public Schools and their families share a special evening with Superintendent Frank R. Buglione recently.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth, has released its second quarter honor roll. Thirty-six students at the Academy were named based on outstanding academic performance.
PERTH AMBOY—Newly elected officers from Raritan Bay Medical Center’s three adult auxiliaries joined their fellow auxilians for an evening of celebration and formal installation recently.
EDISON—Dr. Suresh Mody of Edison, a member of the Board of Trustees at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison and the Chairman of Radiology at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, offered a special lecture and PowerPoint presentation on MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) to Dr. Lloyd Kunar’s Introduction to Medical Physics students on March 15.
BOSTON, Mass. – Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,445 students in January.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Andrew K. Powers, a 2004 graduate of Metuchen High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.