SCOTCH PLAINS—December coming up fast! To so many of us, this time of year means shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and rushing around. Willow Grove church leaders remind you to take a break and invest some quality time with your family and friends.
EDISON – A plan to build a Jehovah’s Witness center on a privately-owned parcel of land within the Dismal Swamp wildlife sanctuary in Edison is creating controversy.
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God church in Union will hold a special Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Rev. John W. Bechtel, announced.
EDISON – Carmelo Vaticano resigned from Edison’s school board last week. He cited time constraints caused by recent additions to his duties as a deputy chief in the Edison Police Department.
ELIZABETH – Thanksgiving came early for a number of Union County residents seeking a home, in danger of losing theirs or simply facing financial difficulties when TD Bank made a $15,000 donation to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) for use in the HomeShare Program of Union County.
PERTH AMBOY – Changing demographics and a diminishing congregation forced the 80-year-old John Calvin Magyar Reformed Church to merge with the Hungarian Reformed Church in Woodbridge earlier this year. Now the Perth Amboy church building in on the real estate market, with a $750,000 asking price.
Blood Drive • Nov. 28 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Knights of Columbus Council 857, 130 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
SAYREVILLE – The Middlesex County Public Health Department will be conducting H1N1 clinics for the “high risk” target groups by appointment only on Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.
WOODBRDIGE – Municipal tax bills would go up $129 for the average Woodbridge homeowner under a proposed 2010 budget unveiled by Mayor John McCormac last week.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– VSA arts wants people around the world to get out their art supplies and create a visual representation of the word disability for its International Collaborative Art Project.
UNION – The Human Rights Institute at Kean University will host its third annual international conference on human rights, Combating Hatred, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption will hold a one day only 60% off your total bill sale at their Scotch Plains thrift store on Friday, Nov. 27. There will be a 50% off sale on Saturday Nov. 28.
RAHWAY – Literacy Volunteers of Union County is recruiting new tutors to help adults learn how to read.