RAHWAY—During the month of December, Rahway Middle School participated in RIF (Reading is Fundamental), a reading incentive program.
This column is from my own accumulation of holiday research:
SOUTH AMBOY- Dec. 31, 1962, The Bottle Stop, which was located at 104 ½ Broadway, held a New Year’s Eve party with streamers, refreshments and fun galore.
HERNDON, Va., — Given the current economic situation, it is clear that maximizing personal assets is important. The American Society of Appraisers suggests that people take the opportunity at the beginning of the new year to resolve to document and assess personal assets.
HIGHLAND PARK – As the year is ending, it will be the start of something new for Highland Park – Nighthawk Books.
RAHWAY—Emily Condron, a fifth grade student at Franklin School in Rahway, was recently elected to be Principal for the Day for the month of December.
TRENTON —Effective Jan. 1, 2010, used vehicles purchased in or out of New Jersey will no longer require an inspection until they are at least four years old. The change, which is similar to one in January 2003 when the MVC moved to a four-year inspection for new vehicle purchases, will save a trip through lanes for newer model vehicle owners.
RAHWAY—Third grade students at Franklin School are currently studying circuits, as a part of their exploration of electricity. Along with this unit, students learn how to construct a basic circuit using a battery, wires, motor, switch and light bulb.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently put on their annual Winter Dance Recital. Under the direction of teacher Valerie Blanchard, students in first through fifth grades learned ballet, tap and hip hop dance.
RAHWAY—Seventh grade students at Rahway Middle School created original moon myths as part of a writing assignment for science class. Ms. Beach’s class first read several moon myths originating from around the world.
Blood Drive • Jan. 2 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
RAHWAY—Shermine Saint-Elien was honored at December’s night PTA meeting at Roosevelt School. Saint-Elien ‘s name has been added to the Accelerated Reader Plaque.
WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Veterinary Group will be offering a free dog behavior workshop called “100% Crate-less Housebreaking and Home Freedom, “ on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 12-1:30 p.m.
Twenty years ago, the Elizabeth Minutemen had a special hoops season. Coached by New Jersey icon Ben Candelino, the Minutemen tore through the county and state tournaments.