ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Elizabeth, will present a Christmas musical, “Christmas Para Todos” (“Christmas for Everyone”), Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. The production will feature singing, acting and dancing.
NEWARK—While holiday songs focus on “chesnuts roasting on an open fire,” and other joys of the season, many people experience feelings of isolation and depression during the holidays. In fact, numerous studies confirm that there is an increase in both the numbers and severity of calls by depressed individuals to crisis hotlines during this time.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission announces the Holiday Program on Sunday, Dec. 13, at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.
Nov. 30 at 3:39 p.m. – Officer Marcus Giammetta investigated a theft on West Grand Avenue. The case remains open.
RAHWAY—St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Rahway will host a flea market and craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 12. Over 50 vendors will be offering gifts and collectibles for purchase. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, located at 1407 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway.
EDISON—Julia Linger of Cranford, a seventh grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, was recently named to The New Jersey Music Educators’ Association (NJMEA) Region II Intermediate Chorus.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Recruit Juan F. Yepez Alvear, son of Jenny V. Alvear of Elizabeth, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
As the new year approaches, many people will resolve to lose weight or get into better physical shape. If so, you’re not alone. According to the International Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association, more than 45 million Americans belong to health clubs.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY –The Middlesex County Improvement Authority will save $491,236 as a result of refinancing bonds for the Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course, according to Deputy Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano, chair of the county’s Administration and Finance Committee.
NEW BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, Dec. 12, Rutgers Students and the community-at-large will gather to dance at “All That Jazz.” Music for dancing will be provided by Brian Nash.
WOODBRIDGE – New Jersey State Senators Thomas H. Kean and Joseph F. Vitale recently participated in a panel discussion at “Ambulatory Healthcare: A View from Trenton,” a session sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC).
YORK, Pa.—Melissa A. Waters of Clark, an elementary education major, has been named to the Senior Honor Society at York College of Pennsylvania.
ELIZABETH—Four students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth have earned recognition for their academic and all-around achievements.