PERTH AMBOY — Kerry Dyke, a student at Perth Amboy Catholic School, has won a billboard contest held by The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. Dyke’s artwork, expressing the message “Choose a Bright Future, Avoid Alcohol” was selected from thousands of entries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s has awarded New Jersey communities $11,641,549 million in additional funding to help minimize the negative effects of the foreclosure crisis. This funding will be distributed through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Stabilization Program third round of grants.
EDISON — Project Connections, a program at Middlesex County College that provides intensive support services for college-able students with learning disabilities, has received a five-year federal grant.
UNION – The Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University announces its 2010-11 inaugural season lineup. The first full season in Enlow Hall consists of 19 performances featuring many of today’s leading musicians and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz and world music, as well as a number of special projects and residencies.
EDISON — It’s not too late to start college. At Middlesex County College, a special “Fall II” program of accelerated courses begins Sept. 27. Courses are offered day, evening, and through the internet as well as at various locations throughout the county.
Wrestling • Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E. Milton Ave., will host a wrestling show. For info, call 1-732-888-1704.
UNION — The Union Public Library will host a training session on “Learning How To Sell on eBay® The Right Way!’ conducted by eBay® Education Specialist, Scott Allison, on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation will host its 18th Annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes. This year’s gala will honor Dr. Thomas H. Brown on the occasion of his retirement.
Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”