NEW BRUNSWICK – The State Theatre will present a New Year’s concert on Friday, Dec. 31, at 6 p.m. Salute To Vienna features a cast of over 75 musicians, European singers and dancers including The Strauss Symphony of America, led by European maestro Klaus Arp; Polish soprano Katarzyna Dondalska; Hungarian tenor Dániel Vadász; and members of the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine.
ROSELAND – The holidays are a joyous – and potentially expensive – time of year. In fact, according to a 2009 Consumer Reports survey, consumers said they planned on spending an average of $699 on gifts, but they admitted to actually shelling out an average of $811.
SOUTH AMBOY-In December 1902, the Dr. A.L. Bright Drug Store, which was on Broadway, sold Vantine’s perfume in beautiful holiday packages. They also had Lunborg and Palmer’s perfumes, manicure sets, softly razors, and fountain pens. They sold Whitman’s and Roselle Vogue chocolates, a full line of Christmas and New Year cards, and booklets. Christmas seals were sold for 25 cents for five.
EDISON — East Coast Career Fairs invites candidates in all fields to attend the Edison Career Fair on Thursday, Dec. 16.
PERTH AMBOY — The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc., (PRAHD) is collecting toys to distribute to disadvantaged children at a Three Kings Day celebration in January.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of expanded Twitter feeds to share timely information with taxpayers and the tax professional community.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD — NJ Blood Services will hold a special needs blood drive sponsored by the South Plainfield Business Association for South Plainfield resident Jerry Bartolotti, who after a serious injury, received 120 units of blood.
Sample Sale • Dec. 11 & 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – World Enterprises Wholesale Showroom, 990 Raritan Rd., Clark, will hold a holiday sample sale that is open to the public. Fashion items including ladies’ handbags, jewelry, scarves, clothing and athletic apparel will be on sale at below retail prices. Info: 1-732-388-4001
STATE–With the official start of winter on Dec. 21, many New Jerseyans are spending an increased amount of time indoors without exposure to the sun. While they may experience some feelings of depression and anxiety as a result, they could also be suffering from a more serious medical condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD – if these feelings persist.