Community Calendar

Ghost Tours • Oct. 30 on the hour from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 31 on the hour from 5-10 p.m. – Renowned psychic Jane Doherty will lead ghost tours of the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave, Perth Amboy. The historic building has been featured on the SyFi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.” Suggested donation: $10 per person; $3 per child under 16. For info or directions, call 1-732-826-5527.

Clark Police Blotter

Oct. 19 at 9:46 p.m. – At 4 Cornell Drive, Officer Daniel Joy arrested Bronx, N.Y. resident Justin Hawkins, 30, on an outstanding warrant from Newark for contempt of court. He was subsequently turned over to the Newark Police Department.

Union Catholic Teacher Named Finalist For State Award

SCOTCH PLAINS –Barbara Dellanno, humanities curriculum specialist and teacher at Union Catholic High School, has been selected as the 2009 Nonpublic Teacher of the Year Finalist by the New Jersey Council for Private Education (NJ CAPE) and the New Jersey Department of Education Advisory Committee for Non-public Schools.

Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Needs Funding

For years I had heard about the horrors of cancer but never had it affect my life like it did seven years ago. My father, Richard, lost a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, devastating our tight-knit family and taking away an active member of the Clark community with the Clark Historical Society as well as a teacher and friend.

Essay Contest Winner

CLARK—Representing St Agnes School in Clark, seventh grade student Jessica Seib read her winning Christopher Columbus essay to a crowd of people gathered at the Clark Italian Festival held Columbus Day weekend.