UNION COUNTY — Most new mothers – anywhere from 60 to 80 percent – experience at least a brief episode of the “baby blues” – feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, or moodiness – within the first few days of giving birth. After a couple of weeks these symptoms typically disappear.
RAHWAY — The Friends of the Rahway Public Library and the Library’s Board of Trustees will present the first Amazing Rahway Race on May 21.
UNION COUNTY – Overlook Community Hospital has announced a series of community health events in May. Unless noted otherwise, call 1-800-247-9580 to register for any of these programs. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.
SOMERSET — Following a successful year of social and charitable programs, the Freemasons and Stars will celebrate their annual convention. The Most Worshipful Job Grand Lodge and Bethune Grand Chapter perform various charities within the state. These charities range from scholarships, soup kitchens, athletic leagues, food baskets, blood drives, youth mentoring programs and more.
OLD BRIDGE– Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is celebrating National Medical Emergency Services Week by offering local EMS providers free continuing education courses. National EMS Week, which runs May 15 through May 21, honors the work of EMS providers while educating the public on safety and other practical tips.
CLARK — Boys and girls proudly show off their medals and certificates for completing a 5 week Kiddie Baseball clinic run by Clark Recreation. Charlie (shown here) from The US Sports Institute taught the children how to bat, pitch and catch plus the very basic fundamentals of the game.
CLARK – Six students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School were nominated and honored with awards for making a difference at their school.
LINDEN — At a recent pinning ceremony for graduates of the Practical Nurse program, Celie Valcine of Linden, received a nursing pin from Dover Business College. Valcine attended the Clifton Campus.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Army Pvt. Jose A. Navarro, son of Javier Navarro of Elizabeth, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.