Students Organize Thanksgiving Food Drive

ELIZABETH—Students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth began collecting food on Nov. 17 to donate to the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. Young women at the all-female Catholic college prep high school were hoping to gather plenty of food items to donate in time for Thanksgiving.

Gala Raises $64,000 For Crisis Hotline

WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, the 24-hour caring and crisis hotline serving New Jersey, celebrated 34 years of soothing souls and saving lives, and raised more than $64,000 for the hotline at its Gala 2009 fundraiser on Oct. 29 at the Primavera Regency in Stirling.

Remembering The Past: Reader Feedback

Here is some feedback I received from readers:

EDISON-I received another e-mail after my April 17 column that the candy store in Menlo Park Mall was Barricini’s. I also heard from another person who would go to this candy store to buy delicious “Fanny Farmer” candy.

Students of the Month

ELIZABETH—At a November assembly, four young women were honored in recognition of their academic and all-around achievements at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth.

How To Tell If You Have A Cold Or The Flu

It’s that time of year again: hacking cough, drippy nose and a fever. How do you know if that tickle in the back of your throat is the symptom of a cold or a sign that you’re about to come down with the flu? And is it the seasonal flu or the H1N1 flu?