Writer’s Block: Blessings For Bowser

Among the many ‘titles’ bestowed on me by family members over the years, are “Best Italian Sauce Maker”, “#1 Wife” and “World’s Greatest Mom”. I know at least this last one is true because I have a tee shirt to prove it. When I taught dance a few years ago, I was given a trophy that said “Outstanding Performer and Choreographer”.

Community Calendar

Italian-America Feast • Oct. 8, 9 & 10 – Clark UNICO will hold their 4th annual Italian-American Feast at the Clark Municipal Building on Westfield Ave. For info or to volunteer, call Ralph Bernardo at 1-908-337-7773.

Union County To Honor Fallen Officers

SCOTCH PLAINS — Keeping true to the promise that law enforcement will never forget the fallen, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow invites members of the public to attend a ceremony this month that will honor those officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Corley Graduates Basic Training

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman David A. Corley, a 1997 graduate of Saint Mary Of Assumption High School, Elizabeth, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Arc Event Raises More Than $40,000

UNION COUNTY — The Fifth Annual Step Up for The Arc was a resounding success with more than $40,000 raised. The monies will help the Arc of Union County continue to provide programs and services to more than 1,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which enable them and their families to enjoy a productive and enhanced life.