NEWARK — As Rhonda Auguste of Colonia welcomed former students, parents, and educators to a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the Newark-based Wight Foundation, she shared some of her own memories.
EDISON — A building at Middlesex County College has been named for Billy Johnson, the late great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, and a benefactor of education. The building, formerly the Technical Services Center, houses the Department of Engineering Technologies, classrooms, engineering labs, faculty offices, and several administrative offices.
One of the essential components of strong reading ability is a good vocabulary. A student should grow his or her vocabulary over time, but doing so requires regular reading and frequent study of new words. Students with limited vocabularies will struggle as teachers increasingly expect more independent reading — and school reading becomes more difficult.
HILLSIDE — The Creole Choir of Cuba will perform at the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. A sensation at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, this ensemble performs a capella melodies with richly textured harmonies, vibrant dancing and shifting Caribbean rhythms of rediscovered musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica and Cuba.
UNION — UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation, is hosting a free workshop for local businesses interested in selling to the Picatinny Arsenal and other governmental agencies. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCEDC’s headquarters in Union.
ELIZABETH – City residents may receive flu shots at two flu clinics next month. Identification is required and residents must be at least 18 years old.