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Spotswood PTA To Host Ice Cream Socials To Welcome Kids & Parents Back-To-School

August 18, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA has the scoop for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Once again the Spotswood PTA will be welcoming the Spotswood School District's youngest students back-to-school with Ice Cream Socials.

The Schoenly School, which houses preschool through first graders will have their Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 14 in the school's multi-purpose room from 7 ...

Save The Date For 20th Annual Milltown Day

MILLTOWN, NJ - Save the date for the 20th annual Milltown Day/Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bradford Park. This family-friendly event is hosted by the Milltown Revitalization Committee and includes a whole host of activities.

Parking and entrance to the event are free. Visitors will be treated to a full food court, a craft expo, community fair, business fair ...

Zoom Balloons Dances Into Spotswood Public Library

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Zoom Balloons danced into the Spotswood Public Library on Tuesday, August 14, bringing music, balloons and laughter to celebrate the end of the summer reading program. Kids of all ages from babies and toddlers to seniors enjoy Zoom Balloons' unique blend of music and balloon art. Participants did the hokey pokey, the hulu along with other dances that got moms, dads and ...

Spotswood PTA To Host Ice Cream Socials To Welcome Kids & Parents Back-To-School

August 18, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA has the scoop for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Once again the Spotswood PTA will be welcoming the Spotswood School District's youngest students back-to-school with Ice Cream Socials.

The Schoenly School, which houses preschool through first graders will have their Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 14 in the school's multi-purpose room from 7 ...

Mark The Calendar For Memorial Middle School's Back-To-School Night

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District welcomes students back on Thursday, September 6. Teachers return on Tuesday, September 4. Parents and guardians of Memorial Middle School students will want to mark the calendar for Wednesday, September 5. Memorial will be holding its Back-to-School Night on September 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Memorial Middle School houses the ...

Zoom Balloons Dances Into Spotswood Public Library

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Zoom Balloons danced into the Spotswood Public Library on Tuesday, August 14, bringing music, balloons and laughter to celebrate the end of the summer reading program. Kids of all ages from babies and toddlers to seniors enjoy Zoom Balloons' unique blend of music and balloon art. Participants did the hokey pokey, the hulu along with other dances that got moms, dads and ...

Clothing Drive Set To Help Local Families Shop For Back-To-School Clothes

August 13, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Back-to-school clothes shopping can put a huge strain on many family budgets, which is why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds their annual clothing swap early in September.

"We set up a store at our church," explained Spotswood resident Jenalyn Engstrom. "People can shop for free for what they need."

As a mom of three school-aged ...

Spotswood Police Department Welcomes Three New Officers

August 19, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday, August 13 borough council meeting, three new officers were sworn in, joining the Spotswood Police Department. The borough's newest officers are Patrolman Robert Bocchino, Patrolman Joseph Napoli and Patrolman River Ullrich.

Each officer was warmly introduced by Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro before being sworn in. All three officers went through a ...

Mosquito Spraying Set For Parts Of Spotswood

August 19, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The area south of Main Street will receive a scheduled mosquito spraying from the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission on Monday, August 20 from 6:30 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. If there is inclement weather on August 20, the rain date for the scheduled mosquito spraying will be on Tuesday, August 21.

According to information provided by the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission, the ...

Spotswood ShopRite To Host Back-To-School Fair

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's back-to-school time whether it is the annual ritual of the school supply list hunt or clothes and shoe shopping. In honor of the usual August quest for back-to-school items, the Spotswood ShopRite is hosting a Back-to-School Fair on Wednesday, August 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. to help parents get ready for the first day of school and beyond.

The family-friendly, free ...

Spotswood Reformed Church Holding Fabric Drive

August 6, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Before heading to the mall for some back-to-school clothes shopping, going through the closets can make room for new clothes and rid the house of some clutter as well as finding a home for the stuffed friends the kids have outgrown. The Spotswood Reformed Church is holding a Fabric Drive from August 18 through August 25. Items can be dropped off during church and Pixie Preschool ...

Spotswood Police Department Welcomes Three New Officers

August 19, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday, August 13 borough council meeting, three new officers were sworn in, joining the Spotswood Police Department. The borough's newest officers are Patrolman Robert Bocchino, Patrolman Joseph Napoli and Patrolman River Ullrich.

Each officer was warmly introduced by Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro before being sworn in. All three officers went through a ...

New Traffic Pattern On Tap In Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On Thursday, August 16, a new traffic pattern will take effect on Kane Avenue in the area between Madie Avenue and Adirondack Avenue. This section of Kane Avenue will now become a "One Way" according to a Nixle advisory released by the Spotswood Police Department. The new traffic pattern will impact the Schoenly School morning drop off and pick up parking when the ...

Spotswood Police Department Goes Extra Mile For Massachusetts Man

SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Lots of youngsters grow up loving the site and sounds of police vehicles and sirens. For one Massachusetts man, the Spotswood Police Department went the extra mile to give him an experience of a lifetime.

Earlier in the summer, the Medford Police Patrolman’s Association in Massachusetts contacted the SPD to let them know one of their residents would be visiting ...

Spotswood High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team Spends A Day At The Races

August 12, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team didn't let dark clouds and the occasional shower dampen their first annual Day at the Races on Saturday. The team along with the coaching staff, family and friends headed to Monmouth Race Track to enjoy a fun day of horse racing and more.

Monmouth Park is located in Oceanport. The racetrack first opened its gates in ...

N.J. Rider Wins Grand Championship At USEF Pony Finals

August 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania ventured to Kentucky for the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, a.k.a. "Pony Finals."

Samantha Takacs, 13, of Oldwick, N.J. and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare earned the title of Overall Grand Green Hunter Champions for their performance throughout the ...

Navarro Breaks His Own Record For Training Wins At Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”I'm walking on air right now,” The speaker is Thoroughbred trainer Jorge Navarro after Find the Money staged a hard fought battle to win the eighth race on Thursday's Monmouth Park card.

That win gave the Panamanian-born conditioner 66 winners for the season to break the old record set last year by Navarro himself. And, the beat goes on.

In 2016, ...

Ward, Ryan Make Show Jumping Team For World Equestrian Games

LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C.

After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected to represent U.S. jumping at the ...

Vineland, N.J. Teen Serving On American Junior Paint Horse Association Board

VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two.

McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect .

She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the Garden State Paint Horse Youth Club for four years.

“I decided to run for youth ...

Ward and Cypress Win USHJA National Hunter Derby at Monmouth at the Team

GLADSTONE, N.J. — The feature class of Monmouth at the Team on Aug. 14 at Hamilton Farm was the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Eastern Hay.

Sunny skies turned dark and rain started shortly after the first horse hit the course. After a brief delay due to lightning, the competition returned and so did clearer skies.

Out of a field of 48 horse-and-rider ...

Monmouth At The Team Horse Show Set To Jump Into Action

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20.

Action gets underway 7 a.m. each day.

Eastern Hay is the sponsor of Monmouth at the Team’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter ...

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Students in Grades 3-6 Can Have "Eco-Ventures" at the EARTH Center

August 19, 2018

EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Local kids will celebrate the end of summer and learn a good deal about conservation and climate at the EARTH Center's week-long exploratory program.

The great outdoors turns into a playground and classroom for children who enroll in Middlesex County’s Eco-Ventures program.

Middlesex County students in grades 3 through 6 can register for ...

Regional Center Maps Out 5-Year Plan for Somerville, Neighbors

August 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritane for the next five years.

The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life issues, obstacles, and projects that are multi-municipal in nature and will ...

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Sun, August 19

Springwood Park, Asbury Park

Rockin In The Park

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Sun, August 19, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Magnificent Monarchs

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Wed, August 22, 8:30 AM

American Legion Post 253, Spotswood

Bus Trip to AC Air Show

Giving Back Other

Church Shouldn't Host A Pig Roast

August 18, 2018

Jeanne Sylvester   199 Beech Terrace Wayne, NJ 07470    973-809-7473   jeannies98@yahoo.com

August 15, 2018

Dear Editor:

I am writing about an upcoming event at a local Middlesex County church in mid-September. They are hosting a pig roast as a fundraiser for their Outreach Ministry. While I applaud the good work that this church is doing in helping ...

East Brunswick Launches Search for Redevelopers on Route 18 South

August 19, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Township of East Brunswick formally posted notice of their search for redevelopers to improve and repurpose the blighted 18 Center Shopping Center, the outdated Loehmann's Plaza, and the surrounding areas. These areas represent some of the best untapped commercial and mixed-use potential in Central New Jersey. Less than a mile from the ...

Fall River, MA: Battleships and Submarines

August 19, 2018

FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts. 

Bicentennial Park

Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks near the monument. 

Then walk along the paved path that runs ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...