STATE—The New Jersey Tree Foundation is offering free two-year-old trees (one to two feet tall) to celebrate Arbor Day 2010 in New Jersey. Schools, local governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees.
RAHWAY—On Dec. 18, the students in Dyan McMillen’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway had an opportunity to Skype with another second grade class in Roselle Park.
Senior Citizen I.D. Card Program—Linden residents 50 and older may register for a senior identification card on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union Catholic High School Health Club, moderated by school nurse, JoAnn Ball, hosted a blood drive on Dec. 15 in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services.
MILLTOWN—The Women’s Center at Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County will hold a Job Readiness Series beginning in January. This intensive twelve week mini series will cover job search related issues including skills, skill identification, transferable skills, interviewing, cover letters, thank you letters and more.
Most of us view the Jersey Shore as a place for a summer vacation or a day at the beach. But to Derickson W. Bennett, the coast was much more: a complex ecosystem, a habitat for wildlife, and a way of life. Our coast lost what may have been its greatest advocate when Dery passed away on Dec. 15 at the age of 79.
CARTERET– The knitting club at the Carteret Public Library recently presented two hand-made afghans to Olivia Vargas, a young girl born with Treacher Collins Syndrome.
PERTH AMBOY-Here is an email I received from Nancy Ridge after my Nov. 6, 2009 Veterans Day column:
“Diane, I have been meaning to write for a while now to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your column. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I am sure you bring joy to many, many people.
BY JEFF TITTEL COMMENTARY While most people are preparing for the holiday season, the builders in New Jersey are busy trying to undermine the protection of our water supplies. Jeff Tittel Two bills that will be up for a vote…
RAHWAY – The City of Rahway is looking to become a more environmentally sustainable community and seeks public input to help reach that goal.
The Middlesex County College wrestling team took on Yeshiva University December 17 and came out victorious, with a final score of 29-9.
ELIZABETH—Bridgeway Walk 2009 was a resounding success, according to Cory Storch, executive director of Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. The ninth annual walk was hosted at the TD Bank Ball Park in Bridgewater, centrally located to many of Bridgeway’s programs, and marked the first time that the walk was held outside of the City of Elizabeth.
HIGHLAND PARK– Inspire Me Fit isn’t like your ordinary gym. There are no huge weight-lifting machines, rows of dumbbells or treadmills. And the workout space doubles as an art gallery.