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Spotswood High School Music Club to Hold Winter Concert

November 30, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School Music Club will be holding its annual Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium.

The Music Club has been an extra-curricular activity for students at the high school for the past five years. It is under the direction of veteran educator Christopher Talish, who has been a science teacher at Spotswood High School ...

"A Christmas Carol" Performance To Benefit Alice's CUP

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the conclusion of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge discovers the true meaning of the holiday. He finally opens his hardened heart to the joys of giving.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut ...

Spotswood PTA Decking The Halls With Holiday Fun

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - 'Tis the season for lots of family-friendly fun, and the Spotswood PTA has a whole host of annual goodies set to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Students love to do a little shopping for their loved ones on their own, which is why the Holiday Shoppe is a December favorite.

The Spotswood PTA will be setting up its yearly store where kids can buy gifts for family and friends ...

Spotswood High School Music Club to Hold Winter Concert

November 30, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School Music Club will be holding its annual Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium.

The Music Club has been an extra-curricular activity for students at the high school for the past five years. It is under the direction of veteran educator Christopher Talish, who has been a science teacher at Spotswood High School ...

Spotswood PTA Decking The Halls With Holiday Fun

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - 'Tis the season for lots of family-friendly fun, and the Spotswood PTA has a whole host of annual goodies set to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Students love to do a little shopping for their loved ones on their own, which is why the Holiday Shoppe is a December favorite.

The Spotswood PTA will be setting up its yearly store where kids can buy gifts for family and friends ...

Helmetta To Host One Day Museum To Remember Pearl Harbor

HELMETTA, NJ - Just one day after Japan attacked the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress. His speech would go down in history as he asked the Senate and House of Representatives to declare war on Japan. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 "A day which will live in infamy."

This December 7 will mark the 75th ...

Cub Scout Pack 35 Serves Up Holiday Cookies

December 1, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Perhaps Cookie Monster shouldn't get an invitation, but Cub Scout Pack 35 is inviting residents to come to their 2016 Annual Cookie Walk on Sunday, December 4 at the Immaculate Conception School from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. More than a dozen different types of cookies will be available to enjoy. The Immaculate Conception School is located at 23 Manalapan Road.

Serve Some Cooking and Driving Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With Thanksgiving just a few short days away many local families are focused on planning the annual family-centered meal or getting packed to travel for the yearly celebration. However, according to the Red Cross, Thanksgiving dinner can also cause more issues than indigestion.

“Cooking is the number one cause of home fires,” said Paul Gass, regional ...

Holiday Fun On Tap At American Legion Post 253

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With Thanksgiving less than a week away, that means the its nearing the time to deck the halls and plan out the December holiday fun. The American Legion Post 253 is offering up some seasonal joy for the whole family.

On December 3 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the post will be hosting their annual holiday party for the Menlo Park Veterans Home. In addition to food and holiday ...

Milltown Girl Strives To Spread Holiday Joy WIth Jenna's Drive

November 30, 2016

MILLTOWN, NJ - Spending any time in the hospital is difficult, but when it's the holiday season a hospital stay often takes on a more depressing turn for both the patients and their families. Imagine being a child and having to spend the happiest time of the year in the hospital receiving cancer treatments. It's enough to make even the most upbeat person sad, which is why 11 year old ...

East Brunswick: Local Businesses Help Feed the Heart on December 1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At this time of year, East Brunswick Community Services reminds us that hunger doesn’t take a holiday.

East Brunswick township encourages residents (and friends) to participate in the FEED THE HEART Program.

Dine out on December 1st at the participating East Brunswick area restaurants and a percentage of the sales (excluding tips and taxes) will be donated to ...

Local Girl Scout Troops Holding Winter Clothing Drive

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - When the first hint of the winter chill hits the air, people simply dig into the back of their closets for the heavier jackets, gloves, mittens and hats. However, for those folks living in poverty or paycheck to paycheck, a winter coat is often a luxury they cannot afford. According to One Warm Coat, fifteen percent of Americans live in poverty with children making up more than a ...

Milltown Police Investigating Vehicle Robberies

December 1, 2016

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is investigating a number of vehicle robberies that recently have occurred in the South Street area. The police are encouraging residents via a Nixle advisory to secure both their vehicles and personal property.

While it's easy to forget, vehicles should always be locked and windows closed even when parking in front of the house. According to ...

Milltown Rescue Squad Honored For Their Service

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Emergency Medical Services held their annual conference on Friday, November 18 at Harrah's Resort. The yearly conference highlights the valuable work that EMS services throughout the state do on a daily basis. Milltown's EMS services were honored along with several other New Jersey EMS agencies for their heroic contributions in an April accident on the ...

Milltown Water Main Repairs to Cause Detours

MILLTOWN, NJ - Utility crews will be working on water main repairs on South Main Street near Washington Avenue. Repairs will begin at about 1 p.m and continue until they are completed, the Milltown Police Department said in an advisory released via Nixle. Residents should expect detours and delays when traveling through that area and should plan on allowing extra time.

Spotswood High School Honors Fall Athletes

December 2, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Fall athletes at Spotswood High School were recognized last month for their performances on the field at the annual Fall Banquet Nov. 14. The Chargers fielded varsity and junior varsity teams for cheerleading, football, boys and girls soccer as well as boys and girls cross country. There were several highlights for Charger athletes, including a lengthy list of varsity letter ...

Winter Track Team Gears Up For Season

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School winter track team hit the ground running right after the long Thanksgiving weekend with daily practices. Their first event will take place over the upcoming winter break on Friday, December 30 at the Track Universe Invitational at the New Balance Armory in New York.

This season will mark head coach Roland D'Orvilliers' seventeenth year with the ...

Spotswood's Jill Hetzler Looking Forward To Upcoming Basketball Season

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School girls basketball coach Jill Hetzler is eyeing the upcoming season on the court with anticipation and excitement.

"I'm really looking forward to this entire season and have been itching to go since the birth of my daughter last year," Hetzler explained.

Hetzler has been the head coach for the girls basketball team for the past six ...

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South Brunswick: Route 130 Crash Critically Injures Motorcyclist

December 2, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A crash on Route 130 Friday morning critically injured a motorcyclist, police said.

According to police, a 20-year-old Middlesex County man was heading north on Route 130 at 6:02 a.m. Friday morning when his 2003 Buell motorcycle hit a 2005 Nissan Xtera that was turning from Route 130 southbound and onto Stults Road.

South Brunswick EMS took the motorcycle driver ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

MCVTS Dancers Offer Their Take on Sustainability in ‘Trash’

December 1, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - “Trash” is the theme of the fall dance program of the School of the Arts on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

The performance is in keeping with a campus effort toward sustainability that resulted in its recognition as a National Green Ribbon School, the first vocational school in New Jersey to be so ...