Music program fundraiser held in Clark

CLARK, NJ — When a school’s funds are cut short, the art and music programs are often the first to get cut. With this awareness, The Music Parents Association of Clark held a tricky tray to supplement the music program at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark. The event was held in the cafeteria on […]

Arthur L. Johnson senior class raises money

CLARK, NJ — The senior class of 2016 at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark is raising money for Project Graduation, a celebration for the senior class after graduation. It will be held just hours after the ceremony, where students will attend The Club at Woodbridge for a night full of entertainment in a fun, […]

Fanwood library hosts maker day

FANWOOD, NJ — Mandy Richards, the adult/teen services librarian at the Fanwood Library ran the weekly maker day on April 11. She lives in Garwood and loves working with the Fanwood community. She’s excited to join the movement of maker days in the library. The library began hosting a weekly maker day just this year, and […]

Creating lasting help for families in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — In today’s economy almost anything is possible, and many people are facing financial difficulty. Project Home of Cranford is a nonprofit organization that works to help residents of Cranford at risk of losing their home due to illness, unemployment, or other crisis situations. The funds they earn are distributed by Cranford Family Care, […]

Health index awards Summit’s Overlook Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ — On Wednesday, March 31, Summit Overlook Hospital was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index as leaders in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender healthcare equality. This is the second year the medical center has been acknowledged for their achievements in promoting equality. The Healthcare Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool that […]

Sharing the Quilts show held

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Harvest Quilters held their 33rd annual Sharing the Quilts Show on Saturday, April 2 at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains. Quilts were displayed throughout five rooms and organized by category. Upon entering the show, voting ballots were distributed to guests so they could choose their favorite for each category, […]

Union County Cooperative Extension receives awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Rutgers Department of Family and Community Health Sciences was bestowed with a prestigious Culture of Health award from YMCA Alliance in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation during the Culture of Health conference in December. Karen Ensle was also among the faculty members recently honored by a “Team Award Best […]

Marsili is Union County’s teacher of the year

KENILWORTH, NJ — Teachers are often underappreciated, overworked and underpaid, but every once in awhile they get the praise they deserve. Janice Marsili aced her work as lead teacher of fine and performing arts at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth, where she has taught for the past 19 years. She was named Union County’s Teacher […]

Saving Earth today for a better Earth tomorrow

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Fifth-grade gifted and talented students from Rahway, Roselle, Kenilworth and Berkeley Heights participated in an environmental convocation called, “Kids Saving Earth Today for a Better Earth Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, March 23. The goal of the event was to promote environmental awareness in the surrounding community by setting positive examples and providing fun […]

Summit author’s new book on social justice

SUMMIT, NJ — In her new book, “Black Women’s Christian Activism,” Betty Livingston Adams, a resident of Summit, explores issues of social justice such as race, religion and gender. It is a nonfiction piece that explores the lives and contributions of ordinary, working-class black women, which helped create a better life for future generations. It focuses […]