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.
EDISON — Since the beginning of November, students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison have been collecting frozen turkeys, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing and other food items. The donations will be distributed by the Starfish Food Pantry, Inc. of Plainfield at Covenant United Methodist Church to those in need for Thanksgiving.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Public school teachers and students in Middlesex County had a happy start to the school year.