SOUTH AMBOY—The Provident Bank’s Deposit $1 of Hope fundraising drive will continue through Feb. 23. In an effort to raise funds for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Provident is hosting the drive at each of its more than 80 branches throughout New Jersey.
QUINCY, Mass. – While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to the new report Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment released last week by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
MOUNTAINSIDE—On Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band will perform at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside. This is the third of a five concert series for the 2009-2010 concert season. The event is open to the public and admission is $10 per person.
RAHWAY—Students from Madison Elementary School in Rahway are participating in the “Hearts for Haiti” campaign.
PERTH AMBOY—On Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m., Cathedral International presents a drama presentation written and directed by Dr. Evelyn Graves entitled, “Let My People Go.”
CLARK—Three young, local pianists will perform at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark on Sunday, Feb. 28, to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin.
RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host Children’s Ghost Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 27, with three tours, the first beginning at 6 p.m.
CLARK – The Gran Centurions Scholarship Fund is sponsoring a bus trip to the new Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., to raise money.
UNION – Premiere Stages, the professional theatre in residence at Kean University, announced two summer theatre camp sessions for creative students.
RAHWAY – A fourth grade teacher at Franklin School in Rahway has been recognized as a “Teacher Who Makes Magic” by a local radio station.
RAHWAY – Karen Lewis, a kindergarten teacher at Madison Elementary School in Rahway, started collecting soda can tabs for the Ronald House in New Brunswick six years ago. With the help of the school community, Lewis finally reached her goal of a million tabs.
LAWTON, Okla.—Army National Guard Pvt. Yefferson M. Ortega, son of Ana Holgin and brother of Jennifer Ortega of Elizabeth, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Nearly three weeks ago Toyota announced the recall of about two million cars. Since then they have recalled thousands of Acuras. Now the newest edition the Prius is being recalled in large quantities. During this time all of the vehicles have been permitted to remain on the highways and Toyota is now beginning to repair some of the cars.