Former Met To Be Guest At Edison Menorah Lighting

EDISON – Township officials will be joined by community, family and friends at Edison’s annual Festival of Lights celebration on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. This special holiday event is being staged inside the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.

Elizabeth School Presents Christmas Musical

ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Elizabeth, will present a Christmas musical, “Christmas Para Todos” (“Christmas for Everyone”), Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. The production will feature singing, acting and dancing.

Hospital Offers Tips For Fighting Holiday Depression

NEWARK—While holiday songs focus on “chesnuts roasting on an open fire,” and other joys of the season, many people experience feelings of isolation and depression during the holidays. In fact, numerous studies confirm that there is an increase in both the numbers and severity of calls by depressed individuals to crisis hotlines during this time.

Church Plans Flea Market & Craft Show

RAHWAY—St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Rahway will host a flea market and craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 12. Over 50 vendors will be offering gifts and collectibles for purchase. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, located at 1407 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway.

Distinguished Soprano

EDISON—Julia Linger of Cranford, a seventh grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, was recently named to The New Jersey Music Educators’ Association (NJMEA) Region II Intermediate Chorus.