Rowan Volleyball Tops NJCU, 3-0

JERSEY CITY—Rowan University received a combined 27 kills from freshman outside hitter Katie Havlicek (Midland Park, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) and senior middle blocker Chelsea Bowman (Penns Grove, NJ/Park Bible Academy) and defeated New Jersey City University, 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21) in a match on Thursday night at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center.

PTA Promotes Reading

RAHWAY — To help launch Madison Elementary School’s annual book drive, the Madison School PTA held a Scholastic Book Fair in the Rahway school’s auditorium on Oct. 13 and 14.

Monroe Township Youth Soccer Volunteer Recognized

MONROE– PSEG recently awarded the Monroe Township Youth Soccer league a $300 grant in support of the volunteer efforts of one of its employees. The energy company gave the grant to the Monroe Township nonprofit on behalf of Wendy Dix, a clerk with PSE&G who assists with the team’s fundraising efforts. The money was used for team apparel.

Farmland Preservation Saves More Than Just the Land

With more than 1,800 farms preserved in New Jersey, a steadily increasing number of “Preserved Farmland” signs dot our landscape. The signs are no doubt reassuring to those who welcome them as a promise that green farm fields will never give way to residential subdivisions. But those signs hold much more meaning that is not so readily apparent.