With a divisive election just past, potential for bottled up emotions turning into heated discussions lurks at every holiday table. Politics can be conflict-ridden but even good intentioned mother-in-laws often produce conversation messes that are hard to clean up!
ROSELLE – Metrofuser, a company that re-manufactures and distributes HP-Lexmark printer parts, is taking action to fight hunger in New Jersey by offering a $100 prize for the largest donation at its office in Roselle.
RAHWAY – The city will start off the holiday season on Friday with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The traditional event will take place at City Hall Plaza at the corner of Milton Avenue and Main Street with festivities getting underway at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.
PERTH AMBOY – The Perth Amboy Police Department will offer a free women’s only self-defense class on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jankowski Community Center on Olive Street.
LIVINGSTON – There are times in our lives when the support and understanding of others is particularly helpful; the loss of a loved one is such a time. During this holiday season, to help those who recently experienced the death of a loved one, The Pastoral Care Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a free bereavement support group, Growing Through Loss.
QUINCY, Mass. – Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day.
CLARK — Clark Cub Scout Pack 145 is gearing up for their annual Toys for Tots toy drive. For the fourth consecutive year, the pack is collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for the United States Marine Corps’ program.
PERTH AMBOY – The Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to support the medical center’s facilities in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, recently received a $12,500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. The donation will support the foundation’s Employee Giving Fund.
RAHWAY — Students from Patricia Klein’s fourth grade class at Madison Elementary School in Rahway presented their rendition of the First Thanksgiving during American Education Week.