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PERTH AMBOY – Local churches, organizations and businesses have partnered to sponsor the Sunday Community Dinners for those in need of a warm meal and good company on November 13 from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center at One Olive Street, Perth Amboy, NJ.

Special Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by Renovation House, on Thursday, November 24. Senior citizens: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., General Public: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information call 732-826-1690, extension 4307.

Bingo
PERTH AMBOY – Magyar (Hungarian) Reformed Church Hall, 347 Kirkland Place, Perth Amboy Will be starting a weekly $1000 Bingo on Mondays beginning September 26, 2016. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen will be open for more info call 732-442-7799.

Pet First Aid Class  
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is providing a Pet First Aid Class Saturday, November 5, to Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave. Perth Amboy, NJ.  Learn how to handle minor emergencies with cats and dogs, when to call poison control and take your cat or dog to an emergency veterinarian.  Cost is $35.  Please do not bring your pet.  For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS(1.800.362.8677).

A Special Presentation for Middlesex County Senior Residents
SOUTH AMBOY – Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12 noon as Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios discusses the many programs and services offered through the County’s Aging and Disabled Services Office, and how the County and the South Amboy Senior Center work collaboratively to serve our residents. Topics to be discussed include the wide array of programs available for active seniors and those who need varying levels of care, Veterans Services and where to get additional information on available services. The Freeholder Director will be joined by staff members, who will be on hand for a question-and-answer period. South Amboy Senior Center, 108 South Stevens Ave., South Amboy. Lunch Will Be Served.  Space is Limited. Reservations Accepted on a “First-Come” Basis.  Please Contact 732-525-5960 or email to Events@Southamboynj.Gov to Reserve your seat!

Cub Scout STEM Adventure
PERTH AMBOY – Open to all boys* in first grade through fifth grade. Sisters may attend the program with brother if in grades 1-5. The meeting is Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the Muncipal Complex, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. The program goes from 9 a.m. to 3:45 pm; $10 per student, BASF’s Happy Hands experiment program, Trip to Liberty Science Center. Bus transportation provided to and from Liberty Science Center. Adult supervision provided. Registration Deadline Friday, Nov. 4. Register by contacting Art Lobdell at Art.lobdell@scouting.org or 973-769-2340. http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2014956 *This program is organized by the Boy Scouts of America and all participants will be asked to register for insurance purposes.

We Keep You Moving
PERTH AMBOY – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session Friday, November 11, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  The session is intended for patients who have been told they need joint replacement or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N., at 732.535.4746.

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day
OLD BRIDGE – Losing his sight while serving in Iraq could not break Major Scotty Smiley’s indomitable spirit. Since then he has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete, became a father, earned an MBA from Duke University and more. Major Smiley will share his personal experiences to help others find their “hope unseen” at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day on Veteran’s Day Friday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Grand Marquis, 1550 Rt. 9 South, Old Bridge, NJ.  This free event includes lunch, a resource fair, and collection of unwanted glasses for the Lions Club Recycle for Sight Program benefiting visually impaired adults and children.  Also, Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health and Medicine Health Coach Suzannah Sabin will discuss how a sense of purpose, and learning skills to respond to stress, can give meaning to one’s life and enable them to thrive.  Vision Awareness Day is made possible by the Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy.  Registration is required, call1.800.560.9990 or visit www.meridianhealth.com/hopeunseen.
The resource fair will include exhibitions from the Booker Health Sciences Library at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Meridian At Home, Meridian Care Journey, Meridian Rehabilitation, Meridian Sleep, and Integrative Health Services at Raritan Bay Medical Center and the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay.

Wreath Laying
HOMDEL – With Veterans Day just around the corner, it is time to plan for your organization’s wreath at our annual ceremony. This year’s ceremony will take place on November 11 at 11:00 am.
If you are planning on participating, we ask that someone from your organization notify us no later than Monday, November 7, 2016. If your wreath is currently stored at NJVVMF we will need to retrieve it from storage – so the deadline is very important. We would also would appreciate knowing if you are placing a live or artificial wreath.
* Please note that if we do not hear from you by Monday, November 7, your wreath may not be able to be included in the ceremony
As always, thank you for your support and dedication and we look forward to seeing you on this special day.

Book Sale
PERTH AMBOY – Pick up a book or two ($.50 for paperbacks/$1 for hard cover) …or select a “bag of books” for a price of only $5. Book Dealers Welcome.  Visit us at the Brighton Ave. Community Center located at the corner of Brighton Ave. and Sadowski Pkwy. in Perth Amboy.  The schedule for the next three months is as follows:  Saturday, November 12 and December 10. We will be there from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  (weather permitting). For more info, e-mail us at friendsofperthamboylibrary@gmail.com.

K of C Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
FORDS – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords is sponsoring a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 at the OLP Parish Center. The menu includes spaghetti & meatballs with Marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, coffee & desserts. Cost is $10.  Soda & bottled water will be available for $1.  BYOB (beer & wine). No reservations necessary. For more information call Bill Herring at 732-512-8825.

Holiday Gala Gift Auction
PERTH AMBOY – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church presents a Holiday Gala Gift Auction to be held at St. Peter’s Parish House, 183 Rector Street, Perth Amboy, NJ on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Drawing is 5:00 p.m.  Admission:  $10.00.  Fantastic prizes, Food Court w/homemade specialties. Tours of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be available from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Also, for your shopping pleasure, visit Mary Ann’s Treasures on the first floor of the Parish House where you will find some interesting items for purchase.

Innovative November Programs at Dowdell Library – Book Buddy Dog, Sewing Workshop and Historical South Amboy
SOUTH AMBOY – Join us @ Dowdell Library this November for NEW and innovative programs for all ages which includes reading to the Library’s book buddy dog, a sewing workshop where you could create and finish a holiday table runner and a historical program on South Amboy. For dates and times, please see below:
Make a Holiday Table Runner @ your library! On Monday, November 14 from 6:30 – 8 pm, Mary Rager will present a sewing workshop using amazing Singer sewing machines.  Samples will be on display!
Meet the library’s friendly and gentle Book Buddy Dog – Olaf (Great Pyrenees breed)!  He will visit the library and act as a Book Buddy on Friday, November 18 (3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)… Community members of all ages are invited to drop in to meet him!
Weird and wonderful South Amboy: On Tuesday, November 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 pm, the library will open its archives to the treasure within!  Hear all about quirky and weird facts about South Amboy!
The Dowdell Library’s hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 12-4 pm. For more information on the Library, please visit www.dowdell.org, or contact the Library at 732-721-6060 or comments@dowdell.org.

Friends of the Library Meeting
PERTH AMBOY – The Friends of Perth Amboy Free Public Library Meeting will be Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Library, 196 Jefferson St.,  Perth Amboy. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more info call 732-261-2610.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course
PERTH AMBOY -The EMS Training Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Family is holding an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course, Tuesday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ. Call 732-324-5393 or email EMSTraining@rbmc.org for more information.  Register online at https://trainingcentertechnologies.com/RaritanBayMC/CourseEnrollment.aspx.

Edison AARP Ch. 3446
EDISON – Edison AARP Chapter 3446 – On November 15 the chapter will be going to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse for their “Holiday Show”.  Call Mary Ann for tickets at 732-287-3659. Knitting and Crochetting Club – meets 3rd Friday of the month at 10 am, Stelton Community Center.  Call Kay at 732-548-1976 for additional information. Canned food and miscellaneous items for veterans, hospitals and nursing homes, metal can tabs, as well as eyeglasses for the Lions Club will be collected at the meeting.  For additional information on the chapter, visit our website atwww.edisonaarp.org.

Have a Heart for Heather Benefit Dinner
SPOSTSWOOD – There will be a Benefit Dinner for Heather, a 34 year old who resides in Sayreville in need of a kidney transplant due to anti-rejection medications which she has been on since her heart transplant in 2004. The dinner will be on Saturday, November 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 30 Crescent Ave., Spotswood, NJ 0884.  We are asking for you to please attend our dinner to help off-set some of the extreme financial burden she is facing. Donations are also accepted from those who want to help but are unable to attend. Checks should be made payable to “Have a Heart for Heather Foundation” and mailed to Beth Iorillo, 107 Overlook Drive, Clinton, NJ 08809. Tickets are $25 pp, Cash Bar, DJ, Door Prizes 50/50. You can purchase tickets at the Knights of Columbus or contact Beth Iorillo at 732-754-2187 or email bethiorillo@comcast.net.  Thank you for your generosity and help. It’s people like you that make the world a place worth living in.

Introduction to New Jersey’s Historic Burial Grounds
PERTH AMBOY – Presentation by Richard Veit, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. Far from being scary, spooky places, New Jersey’s historic burial grounds are treasure troves of information for historians, genealogists, archaeologists, and art historians. This richly illustrated presentation examines New Jersey Historic Cemeteries form High Point to Cape May. It provides a chronological overview of New Jersey’s burial places from the colonial period to the present. Exceptional examples of colonial, Victorian, and modern memorials are all presented and discussed. Come gain a new appreciation for grave markers and burial places as important sources of information about local history. Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m. at the Kearny Cottage, 63 Catalpa Ave., Perth Amboy. Suggested Donation $5.00. Light Refreshments will be available.

GIFT AUCTION/TRICKY TRAY
Sunday, November 20, 2016, St. John’s Church Hall, 404 Division Street, Perth Amboy.
Great Prizes! Raffles! Door Prizes! Free Cake, Coffee and Tea. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Drawings begin at 1:15 p.m. American and Ethnic Food, Eat In or Take Out. Tickets $5 in Advance, $7 at the Door. No one under 18 years old admitted, no outside food allowed.  For Tickets/Info Call Cindy 732-718-8084.

Small Business Saturday Shopping Spree
SAYREVILLE – The Friends of Sayreville Public Library is hosting a Small Business Saturday Shopping Spree on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ.  The event is located in the main lobby, conference and young adult rooms, featuring Handmade Crafters & Direct Sales Vendors from our community. Friends of the Sayreville Public Library Membership will be available.

Spies in the Revolutionary War
WOODBRIDGE – On Monday, November 28, you are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township at the Main Library. November’s program will feature Damien M. Cregeau, historian and consultant, discussing Spies in the Revolutionary War. The noted speaker is a member of the Connecticut Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Vice President of the Sons of the American Revolution and member of the Wethersfield Connecticut Historic District Commission.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Downstairs Meeting Room of the Woodbridge Main Library located on Amboy Avenue. Light refreshments will follow.
For further information, contact brenda.velasco@twp.woodbridge.nj.us

Accelerated Childbirth Education Class
PERTH AMBOY- Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding an Accelerated Childbirth Education class, Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbearing process and is intended for those with limited time. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and infant care facilitates the class.  It will be held at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy, NJ.  The fee for the class is $75 per couple.  Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677) and reference zip code 08861.

A.C. Bus Trip – St. John Paul II Seniors
PERTH AMBOY – There is a trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City every fourth Wednesday of the month. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next trip will be held on November 30, 2016. Cost $30 pp.; $25 back in slot play. Bus  will depart from behind St. Stephens Church parking lot on Mechanic Street at 9:45 a.m. Call Bobbi at 732-636-2867 to reserve a seat and for more information.

A.C. Bus Trip – San Salvador Seniors
PERTH AMBOY – The San Salvador Seniors are sponsoring a bus trip to Caesar’s Casino in AC on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Bus leaves 12 Noon from the Perth Amboy Knights of Columbus, High Street, Perth Amboy. Cost 30 pp. Receive $30 back in slot dollars. For more info call Joe at 732-826-0819.

Trip to Sands Casino – Holy Rosary Seniors
HOPELAWN – Holy Rosary Seniors Bus Trip to Sands Casino – Tony Orlando Holiday Show – Thursday, December 1, 2016. Cost: $60 – Includes $20 Back In Play, Bus And Tip + The show at 2 p.m. Bus leaves church parking lot (625 Florida Grove Road, Hopelawn) at 10 a.m. and arrives back approx. 7 p.m. Anyquestions, etc. please contact Ronnie Dematteo at 732-442-5252.

P.A.M.A. Awards Dinner Rescheduled
PERTH AMBOY – The P.A.M.A. Award Dinner new date is Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:30 p.m.. to 11:30 p.m. at the Cornucopia Cruise Line: Riverboat St. Charles

FAFSA Information Sessions
PERTH AMBOY – Attention Parents and Students!!! Have you completed the FAFSA? Don’t wait! Get assistance today! Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), a financial form that can be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility. Questions??? Contact the Office of Economic Community Development at: 732-293-1638. Sessions are at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. Session #2: Wednesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. FREE.

Charity Basketball Game
SOUTH AMBOY – The 5th annual Friends of South Amboy charity basketball games at South Amboy High School on December 17. Proceeds from this event will benefit Breanna Hathcock, a local resident and South Amboy Middle High School graduate who is currently battling cancer.
2:00 p.m. – South Amboy Middle School Boys -vs- Calvary Christian
4:00 p.m. – South Amboy Girls Varsity -vs- Calvary Christian
6:00 p.m. – Sayerville Boys Varsity -vs- Bishop Ahr
8:00 p.m. – South Amboy Boys Varsity -vs- Calvary Christian
Visit our Facebook page for more information . https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSouthAmboy/

Seeking Items to Help the Homeless During the Winter Months
NEW BRUNSWICK – At last night’s Middlesex County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting, it was brought to everyone’s attention that the Point-in-Time Homeless Count & Project Homeless Connect is seeking items to help the homeless during the winter months. The most needed items include:  Gently used coats, new warm hats/scarves, new gloves/mittens, blankets, new warm socks, hygiene kits.
For more information about Project Homeless Connect or to arrange for delivery of donated items, please contact Harriet Slonim at 732-745-4041or harriet.slonim@co.middlesex.nj.us.

Exploring Law Enforcement
NEW JERSEY – Get your hands on the challenging field of Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Exploring offers young men and women ages 15-20 the chance to experience law enforcement career opportunities. For information about scouting contact Will C. Adams Office# – 973-765-9322 ext. 234; Cell# – 732-540-5936 or email: will.adams@scouting.org Join Now!

Sayreville/South Amboy Police Auxiliary Members Wanted
SOUTH AMBOY/SAYREVILLE – Attention South Amboy / Sayreville Residents:  The Sayreville Police Auxiliary is seeking new members to join its volunteer force. If you are interested in a future in law enforcement and have a desire to serve your community, this is a great opportunity! Interested applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to pass a criminal background check and possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Interested applicants can download an application from: www.sayrevillepoliceaux.org

Bingo
SAYREVILLE – FEELING LUCKY! Get out of the house and off the couch – come enjoy an evening or afternoon playing Bingo. St. Stan’s Parish, 225 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville – has Bingo each Thursday evening, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games beginning at 7:30 p.m. We also have Sunday afternoon Bingo each week, with doors opening at 12 Noon and games beginning at 1:30 p.m. Our kitchen is open for great homemade lunch and dinner specials along with a nice selection of snacks to munch on. Please call our Parish Office at (732) 254-0212 for more info. See you there!

Christ Church of South Amboy Thrift Store and Services
SOUTH AMBOY – 1. Our Thrift Store is open: Tuesday, 12 p.m. until 3 p.,. and Thursday, 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. All are welcome to shop.
2. Please join us for Mass and Fellowship on: Saturday, Service at 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, Service at 9:00 a.m. Fellowship follows our 9:00 a.m. Mass.
Christ Church is located at 257 Fourth Street, South Amboy. The entrance for parking is on Main Street.

DVD/Media Drive
SOUTH AMBOY – The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library is having a DVD/Media Drive. Please place your unwanted DVDs, Blu-Ray, CDs, and video games in good condition, into the collection boxes at the Dowdell Library, or Madura Pharmacy Your contributions will be donated to the Dowdell Library to help enhance its current collection. Larger collections call Grace at 732-721-6592 for pick-up Thank you for your support! This on-Going Collection Drive is sponsored by the Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc.

Stories From Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY – Stories From Perth Amboy by Katherine Massopust is available at the Barge Restaurant, 201 Front St., Perth Amboy or in Fertig’s Uniform Store, 195 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy For more info call Katherine at 732-261-2610 or call the Barge at 732-442-3000 –  or Fertig’s at 732-442-1079 –  A Great Gift! Get it now along with Then & Now: Perth Amboy!

Minecraft & Agar.io
SOUTH AMBOY – Minecraft & Agar.io 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Dowdell Library, 100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy, Refreshments! For more info call 732-721-6060.

$100 Groceries for $40 or Less
PERTH AMBOY – The Jolin Food program is designed to provide families with nationally branded food products at wholesale prices. On behalf of the Cathedral’s Community Development Corporation, the Jewish Renaissance Foundation’s AmeriCorps is helping to promote the Jolin Food Box. Order by the 2nd Tuesday of the month online or by phone and pick up by the 3rd Saturday of the month. Go to  https://jolinfoodbox.com to place your order online or call 732 826 8207 and ask for Juana Kearney.

Book Drop/Book Sale
PERTH AMBOY – The Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library have established a use for the books you have read and would like to recycle!!!  Drop off your books . . . pick up a book or two ($.50 for paperbacks/$1 for hard cover) …or select a “bag of books” for a price of only $5.  Please no text books or reference books.  Visit us at the Brighton Ave. Community Center located at the corner of Brighton Ave. and Sadowski Pkwy. in Perth Amboy.  The schedule for the next three months is as follows:  Saturdays, July 23rd, August 13th (CLOSED!) August 27th, September 10th, September 24th, October 8th, October 22nd, November 12th, December 10th. We will be there from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  (weather permitting). For more info, e-mail us at friendsofperthamboylibrary@gmail.com

Ask the Rabbi
EDISON – “Ask the Rabbi” with Rabbi Saks from Congregation Beth Mordecai of Perth Amboy, in the Menlo Park Mall food court, every Wednesday from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. All questions will be answered. Everyone is invited to ask. (NO session on Wednesday, October 12.)

Have You Volunteered Lately?
PERTH AMBOY – The first and biggest benefit AmeriCorps VISTA members get is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone, such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment are worthwhile reasons to serve.  There are other benefits as well including awards, job and education certifications, professional development, and more. For more info call the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, 275 Hobart Street, Perth Amboy.

Food Stamps Assistance
PERTH AMBOY – Every Wednesday there will be a Food Stamps Assistance Program 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.:  JRF’s Family Success Center families to come in and meet with a representative from the Community Food Bank of NJ to assist with food stamps application and eligibility guidelines. For additional information please call 732-638-5063 or visit our office located at: 149 Kearny Ave. Perth Amboy (Rear of Proprietary House).

HIV Support
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting on Monday’s at 6 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.    Meetings  are  held  at  the hospital’s  Perth  Amboy Division, New Brunswick Avenue. To register or for more information, call (732) 324-5022.

Volunteer Firefighters Needed
PERTH AMBOY – The Perth Amboy Fire Department: Volunteer Division needs members. Accepting men and women ages 18 years or older.  Volunteers must be a Perth Amboy resident.  For more information please contact 732-442-3430 or 732-324-3505.

Do You or Someone You Know Have Old Photographs or Documents?
The Kearny Cottage Historical Society is looking for old photos and documents of Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge, Fords, etc. (local area) for an archiving project. Your photos and documents will be scanned into digital format and returned to you. For more info please call 732-293-1090

Tea Room Open
PERTH AMBOY – The Proprietary House is now open every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for tea and tours.  The tea room has reopened, serving their usual delicious homemade cakes and assorted teas.  Hostesses Dot, Helen and Joanne are back to greet you.  A $7.00 donation includes both the tea and a tour of the mansion.  Although the house is still in the process of being restored, some rooms have been newly decorated, and we have acquired several pieces of antique furniture, including a 1700’s desk and game table. The gift shop is also opened. A visit to the tea room is the perfect way to spend a pleasant afternoon. Groups are welcome, although reservations are required for groups over six people.  The Proprietary House is located at 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ. Tel: 732-826-5527. Email: Info@proprietaryhouse.org.

Connections Program Seeks Volunteers
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Connections Program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, a voluntary child to adult match program is seeking adult volunteers to provide a positive friend relationship to children and youth that has suffered a loss or has special needs.  These children reside in Middlesex County and Franklin Township and are in desperate need of a positive role model.  Adult Volunteers are being sought to make a difference in the lives of children and youth through one-to-one activities.   Any individual 18 years old or older, of any ethnic, religious or economic background, who is interested in making a positive impact on a child’s life is eligible to become an adult volunteer mentor.   All adult volunteers will be screened, receive training, staff support and other services as needed.   If you are interested in learning more about the Connections Mentoring Program, please contact Jeanette Cullen at (732) 738-1323.

Notice: Community Announcements or “Shorts”
The Amboy Guardian is committed to serving the community. However, due to the rising cost of print publication, we are forced to now charge a small fee for community announcements in our print version. We will provide one complimentary short paragraph or “short” per event. After your event “short” is published for one week, there will be a $5.00 fee per week charge for each additional “short” published pertaining  to that particular event. For those who pay for a display ad, there will be no fee for additional shorts pertaining to the event in the paid display ad. To our regular loyal advertisers who hold community events, your “short” announcements will remain complimentary. Effective 1/1/16. Thank you.
Carolyn Maxwell, Owner/Editor/Publisher
Katherine Massopust, Asst. Editor/Writer/Layout
The Amboy Guardian.

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