SCOTCH PLAINS—Assemblywoman Linda Stender welcomes area residents to join the fight against hunger by donating non-perishable foods to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey this holiday season.
ELIZABETH – Trinitas Regional Medical Center agreed to pay $3.02 million plus interest to settle claims that it defrauded Medicare, though the hospital “emphatically denies” any wrongdoing.
RAHWAY – New Jersey artist Lloyd Garrison has made himself a part of the Christmas tradition for many Rahway residents. His unique Christmas cards capture local holiday memories.
ELIZABETH—Students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth began collecting food on Nov. 17 to donate to the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. Young women at the all-female Catholic college prep high school were hoping to gather plenty of food items to donate in time for Thanksgiving.
WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, the 24-hour caring and crisis hotline serving New Jersey, celebrated 34 years of soothing souls and saving lives, and raised more than $64,000 for the hotline at its Gala 2009 fundraiser on Oct. 29 at the Primavera Regency in Stirling.
SUMMIT—The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will hold its free Young People’s Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Oak Knoll School, 44 Blackburn Road, in Summit.
RAHWAY—Popular singer and songwriter Ken Galipeau will return to Z Café on Saturday, Nov. 21. in the Social Hall of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rahway.
Here is some feedback I received from readers:
EDISON-I received another e-mail after my April 17 column that the candy store in Menlo Park Mall was Barricini’s. I also heard from another person who would go to this candy store to buy delicious “Fanny Farmer” candy.
RAHWAY—This December, the Union County Performing Arts Center will host a variety of live performances.
ELIZABETH – Every year, in an effort to make the holidays brighter for Union County children and families in need, United Way of Greater Union County mobilizes the caring power of the community.
ELIZABETH—At a November assembly, four young women were honored in recognition of their academic and all-around achievements at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth.
It’s that time of year again: hacking cough, drippy nose and a fever. How do you know if that tickle in the back of your throat is the symptom of a cold or a sign that you’re about to come down with the flu? And is it the seasonal flu or the H1N1 flu?
PERTH AMBOY – The Perth Amboy Fire Department is accepting volunteer firefighter applicants. Potential volunteers are invited to Fire Headquarters, 375 New Brunswick Avenue, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.