North Brunswick Township is accepting submissions for its Veterans Park Memorial Paver Donation Venture.
Any resident who has a member of the family who served in the US army throughout a wartime interval can honor them at Veterans Park on Roosevelt Avenue with a 4-inch-by-8-inch brick engraved with their identify, department of service, rank, battle and interval of service.
All engraving might be achieved in higher case. There’s a most of three traces with 15 letters/areas/punctuation marks per line.
Checks within the quantity of $75 ought to be made payable to the Township of North Brunswick and mailed with the identify, mailing tackle, phone and e-mail to the Veterans Paver Donation Venture, c/o the Division of Parks, Recreation & Group Providers, 710 Hermann Highway, North Brunswick 08902.
The deadline is March 15 to make sure installment by Memorial Day.
For extra info, name Lou Ann Benson at 732-247-0922, ext. 475.
The Township of North Brunswick will proceed honoring veterans with a secondary road indicators at township roads.
Functions for wartime veterans are obtained all year long. The honored veterans have to be a previous or present resident of North Brunswick.
The necessities will be discovered at www.northbrunswicknj.gov; on Fb; or on the Municipal Constructing on the Division of Parks, Recreation and Group Providers, 710 Hermann Highway, North Brunswick.
For extra info, contact Lou Ann Benson at [email protected]
North Brunswick Township is in search of volunteers who can help in shoveling snow for senior residents.
Name the Senior Middle at 732-418-2222 if .
The North Brunswick Township Training Affiliation will maintain a Grocery Bag Stuffing Occasion to learn the North Brunswick Meals Financial institution from 9 a.m. to three p.m. Jan. 31 within the parking zone of the affiliation constructing, 1445 Route 130, North Brunswick.
The occasion might be outside so costume warmly. Everybody might be socially distant and required to put on a masks.
RSVP required by emailing tinyurl.com/nbteafoodbank
The Metlar-Bodine Museum will provide “Tales of Slavery in New Jersey” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4.
Historian and writer Rick Geffken reveals tales from New Jersey’s darkish historical past of slavery. A Q&A session follows the lecture.
Dutch and English settlers introduced the primary enslaved folks to New Jersey within the seventeenth Century. By the point of the Revolutionary Warfare, slavery was a longtime follow on labor-intensive farms all through what grew to become generally known as the Backyard State. The progenitor of the influential Morris household, Lewis Morris, introduced Barbadian slaves to toil on his property of Tinton Manor in Monmouth County. “Colonel Tye,” an escaped slave from Shrewsbury, joined the British “Ethiopian Regiment” in the course of the Revolutionary Warfare and led raids all through the cities and villages close to his former dwelling. Charles Reeves and Hannah Van Clief married quickly after their emancipation in 1850 and have become outstanding residents in Lincroft, as did their subsequent 4 generations.
Rick Geffken is a trustee of the Shrewsbury Historic Society, previous president of the Monmouth Connection, member of the Navesink Maritime Historic Affiliation and Monmouth County Historic Affiliation. He’s presently heading up a undertaking known as The New Jersey Slave Report.
To hitch the Zoom lecture, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84404927732
Assembly ID: 844 0492 7732
This system is free, however a $10 donation is recommended. Make checks payable to The Fellowship for Metlar Home, or use Venmo through Sherry-Hope1
A restricted variety of signed books can be found from the museum, 1281 River Highway, Piscataway. Name the museum at 732-463-8363 to put an order. Pickup obtainable on days the museum is open. Value is $23 every plus $3 transport.
The convention assembly of the North Brunswick Board of Training, initially scheduled for Jan. 20, is canceled.
The common public assembly scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 27 might be held remotely utilizing Zoom.
For directions on the way to entry this assembly and make feedback in the course of the public participation session of the assembly, go to www.nbtschools.org.
Eighth graders will get a second alternative to use to the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Well being and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge.
Functions are being accepted for a second entrance examination, to be held on-line on Jan. 30.
The deadline for functions is Jan. 23.
The doorway examination is being held nearly for the primary time. College students taking the two-hour examination are monitored through webcam by proctors from the academy employees. The examination contains arithmetic, language arts and science questions, in addition to an essay.
The examination outcomes are used to decide on candidates to be interviewed. The interview course of contains digital conferences with each dad and mom and college students.
The appliance is out there on the district web site, www.mcvts.net.
The academy’s focus is to arrange college students for school majors within the medical and biomedical analysis fields. All college students take an honors curriculum with an emphasis on the sciences. College students have alternatives to take Superior Placement programs in addition to programs affiliated with Rutgers College College of Well being Professions.
The North Brunswick Library will current a Information Literacy Workshop at 7 p.m. Jan. 27.
Whereas misinformation, disinformation and propaganda will not be new phenomena, they appear to unfold with better ease and affect. Be a part of Rutgers College Librarians Katie Elson Anderson and Leslin Charles for an interactive digital workshop to achieve useful instruments for seeing and understanding biases in information reporting, in addition to undertake essential methods to determine how details and non-facts are offered.
Register at https://type.jotform.com/systemsnobr/news-literacy-workshop
For extra info, e-mail Librarian Ryan Miller at [email protected]
The North Brunswick Public Library will maintain the next packages nearly throughout January.
- The Fiber Arts Membership will meet from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 29. Work on a present undertaking (embroidery, cross sew, knitting, crocheting, weaving, and so forth.) whereas having fun with the corporate of others.
Register prematurely at https://varieties.gle/fWLZ4Tot2ono22hP6
For extra info, e-mail Librarian Barbara at [email protected]
- Digital Tai Chi might be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 30.
Individuals age 16 and older can be a part of teacher Vikram Sarath at no cost digital Tai Chi periods. Novices welcome.
Registration is just not required. Tune in through Zoom at
Assembly ID: 857 4922 7982
For extra info, e-mail Librarian Ryan Miller at [email protected]
- “Upcycle It” right into a candle or vase holder at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 with teacher Pat Dahl.
Provides wanted embrace journal pages lower in half-inch strips to coil, a glass or vase (small is healthier), a chunk of cardboard to chop base a little bit larger than your piece, a marker to wrap strips round, glue or mod podge, and scissors.
Register prematurely for this Zoom program at https://varieties.gle/kEVXuXy2fhxPDd857
For extra info, e-mail Librarian Barbara at [email protected]
For an entire itemizing of digital occasions, go to https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/ or discover the library on Fb @NorthBrunswickLibrary
Raritan Valley Highway Runners, one of many largest working golf equipment in New Jersey, is accepting functions for a brand new scholarship program designed to assist pupil runners in cross nation or monitor and discipline who attend highschool or neighborhood faculty in Middlesex and Somerset counties.
A one-time award of $1,000 might be made to every of two excellent athletes enrolling in post-secondary training.
The scholarships will not be based mostly totally on velocity or competitions received, however somewhat on robust lecturers, sportsmanship, citizenship and monetary want.
The scholarships are funded by particular person donations, funds from club-sponsored races and enterprise contributions.
Eligible candidates might be graduating from highschool in Middlesex or Somerset counties in 2021 or presently attending neighborhood faculty in these counties. They might want to show acceptance to a full-time (12 credit or extra) affiliate or bachelor’s diploma program. They are going to have a weighted GPA of two.75 or increased as demonstrated by an unofficial transcript. And so they might want to reveal passionate participation as a runner in a cross nation or monitor and discipline of their junior and senior years of highschool or whereas at neighborhood faculty. Participation in extracurricular actions and neighborhood involvement can even be thought-about.
For extra info, software supplies, or to donate to the scholarship fund, e-mail [email protected]
The deadline to use is Jan. 31. Scholarships might be awarded in April.
Highschool college students are invited to enter their substance use prevention messages by their unique music as a part of the music and music writing competitors, “Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey,” sponsored by New Jersey Broadcasters and 959.9-FM WRAT.
The competitors is designed to problem New Jersey highschool college students to create unique music and lyrics with highly effective peer-to-peer substance use, misuse and prevention messages. Entries are accepted by Feb. 1.
All music genres are welcomed from college students occupied with sharing their expertise and provoking messages about shouting down medicine and elevating up their voices to encourage their friends.
The winner of the New Jersey Shout Down Medicine competitors, as determined by judges and introduced on the finish of the Prevention Live performance, will obtain a $5,000 music contract. The second- and third-place performers will obtain $3,000 and $2,000 music contracts, respectively, with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.
For guidelines and data on the way to enter, contact Diane Higgins at 973-275-7985.
Assemblyman Joe Danielsen’s “Head to Toe” clothes drive is in search of donations of hats, scarves, mittens/gloves and socks for youngsters ages 3-16.
Any donations have to be clear and washed, and positioned in a Ziploc bag and left within the designated field exterior his workplace at 334 Elizabeth Ave., Somerset, on the second flooring.
The drive will final till Feb. 15.
For extra info, name 732-247-3999 or e-mail [email protected].
Karma Cat + Zen Canine Rescue Society and Individuals for Animals will maintain their quarterly Snip & Chip for Group Cats occasion on Feb. 19, the place locals can usher in feral cats to be spayed/neutered and microchipped freed from cost.
Don’t convey any socialized cats, they are going to be turned away.
The occasion might be held on the Individuals for Animals Clinic situated at 1 Sharon Highway in Robbinsville. All feral cats from Central New Jersey are welcome, with a restrict of 5 cats per participant. All cats have to be dropped off between 7 and seven:30 a.m. to obtain therapy.
Snip & Chip will present free spay/neuter surgical procedures (valued as much as $55) which is able to embrace rabies & distemper vaccines, ear tip, injectable ache management, tattoo, and medical waste disposal for feral cats. Microchip insertion/registration might be obtainable freed from cost as nicely.
Further providers might be obtainable for a further cost, together with post-op boarding.
All further providers have to be pre-paid on the time of drop off.
Karma Cat + Zen Canine Rescue Society will settle for money or credit score/debit playing cards (Visa, MasterCard, Uncover). No American Categorical or checks accepted.
Registrations have to be made by Feb. 8. To register, contributors should fill out the shape at https://karmacatzendog.org/snipchiprequest. If contributors can’t fill out the shape, e-mail [email protected] with “Snip & Chip Reservations” within the topic line. Inside the physique of the e-mail, contributors should present: full identify, e-mail tackle, mailing tackle, cellphone quantity, variety of cats, what city the cats reside in, and an outline of the colony.
The pickup date is Feb. 19 or 22; $15 boarding price per cat to be paid to the rescue.
Nominations for the twenty fifth annual Russ Berrie Making a Distinction Award are being accepted by Feb. 12.
Members of the neighborhood can nominate a fellow New Jerseyan and provides her or him the possibility to be acknowledged for his or her service. They’re individuals who assist others in want, give their time and vitality to resolve neighborhood issues, and put others above themselves.
Every year, the Making a Distinction Award presents $50,000 to at least one winner, $25,000 to 2 runners-up, and as much as $7,500 to a number of others at a ceremony hosted by Ramapo School of New Jersey, which manages the awards program on behalf of the Russell Berrie Basis.
Awards might be offered at a digital ceremony in Could.
The nomination type is out there on-line at berrieawards.ramapo.edu.
Recognizing the bravery and dedication of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water proclaims its 2021 grant program for volunteer fireplace departments, ambulance squads and first support squads situated inside the firm’s service areas.
Grants could also be used to cowl the prices of private protecting tools, communications gear, first support tools, firefighting instruments, automobile upkeep and different supplies that might be used to help volunteer firefighter and emergency responder operations. Reimbursement for particular coaching programs, together with the price of coaching manuals, pupil workbooks, and instructors can be eligible.
To use, organizations should full the appliance obtainable at www.newjerseyamwater.com beneath Information & Group, Group Involvement.
The utmost grant quantity awarded to any group is $2,000.
The deadline to use is March 12. candidates can discover extra info and apply on-line at www.newjerseyamwater.com/community.
Grant recipients might be notified on the finish of March.
The North Brunswick Group Backyard is situated on the Pulda Farm property, 300 Outdated Georges Highway.
North Brunswick residents are capable of reserve area to have a household backyard the place they will develop herbs, produce and flowers. Every resident/family can reserve one 10-foot by 10-foot parcel, with 5 ft of area between plots, to make use of for one season.
The associated fee is $35 for the season.
Functions will not be thought-about full until the applicant reads and agrees to the Guidelines and Rules.
To order a parcel, fill out the appliance type and return to: Township of North Brunswick, 710 Hermann Highway, North Brunswick 08902, Consideration: Group Backyard Committee, Consideration: Lou Ann Benson.
The appliance type and listing of guideline can be found at https://northbrunswicknj.gov/
Deadline to order is March 30.
Teenagers throughout the state can start submitting entries for the twenty sixth Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which highlights the New Jersey Human Providers’ mission to help households, particularly throughout these difficult instances.
The competition, run by the Division of Household Improvement, is open to all New Jersey center and excessive school-aged youngsters.
The 2021 contest challenges teenagers as an instance – by artwork or the written phrase – how they and their family members have supported one another by the entire modifications which have occurred this 12 months, from distant education to discovering new methods to remain linked to family and friends.
All entries have to be postmarked no later than March 31.
Workers from the Division of Household Improvement and its Workplace of Little one Help Providers will choose the competition. Winners might be chosen in first, second, and third locations in each the center and highschool teams, for every of the 2 entry classes. Sometimes, successful college students are acknowledged at an awards ceremony in mid-Could, however a remaining determination on an awards ceremony might be made at a later date based mostly on the standing of the general public well being emergency and associated well being and security tips.
Profitable entries from the competition might be included within the 2022 Workplace of Little one Help Calendar, in addition to probably being included as a part of the workplace’s advertising and marketing supplies. Various honorable point out entries can even be chosen for potential inclusion in each areas.
The 2021 calendar will be considered or downloaded from the competition homepage, www.NJTeenMedia.org, to function inspiration for the kids. The web site additionally gives the official guidelines, incessantly requested questions, entry varieties, a have a look at the winners and honorable mentions from earlier contests and different vital contest info.
Academics and directors can register their faculty by visiting www.NJTeenMedia.org or by contacting Matthew Cossel at 937-207-7627 or [email protected]. College registration is just not required for direct pupil entry.
For full submission tips, go to www.NJTeenMedia.org.
For extra details about baby help providers, name 1-877-NJKIDS1 or go to www.NJChildSupport.org.
The Antonia Maria Basis has beds obtainable at Gracie’s Home in North Brunswick for ladies in search of a secure, loving, caring setting during which to get well from dependancy and trauma.
There’s in-house and in a single day employees obtainable 24/7. There are day by day examine ins, restoration steering and weekly home conferences. Non-public Reiki periods, particular person EFT/tapping periods, in-house yoga, dietary training, meditation and different therapeutic and non secular instruments are provided.
Name Future at 609-384-4023 for info on the way to apply.
Dove Hospice Providers of New Jersey seeks compassionate volunteers to supply help to native hospice sufferers and their households.
Hospice affected person care volunteers go to with sufferers of their houses, which will also be nursing amenities or assisted residing amenities, a minimum of as soon as per week. They learn to the affected person, reminisce about their lives, play playing cards, assist with letter writing and supply respite for caregivers.
Visits will be digital, and are both in the course of the day or early night.
Volunteers may additionally help with administrative work inside the hospice workplace.
Affected person care volunteers full an software and attend a digital volunteer coaching program that covers the position of a hospice volunteer. Day and night digital coaching packages are provided.
To join the subsequent digital coaching class, contact Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Adams at 732-405-3035 or e-mail [email protected]
South Brunswick VFW Put up 9111 is in search of financial help from the neighborhood.
The group has lengthy supported free Christmas events for youngsters, meals drives, Purple Hearts Chapter 10, the American Veterans Canine Basis that trains canines to help veterans, and a Christmas occasion for veterans on the New Jersey State Veterans Memorial Residence in Menlo Park.
The efforts are in jeopardy due to the impression of COVID-19.
To donate to the GoFundMe account, go to https://gf.me/u/ynb882
The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ), in partnership with the South Brunswick Meals Pantry, holds a weekly drive-thru meals pantry program each Saturday from midday to 2 p.m. at ISCJ, 4145 Route 1, Monmouth Junction part of South Brunswick.
The ISCJ is offering a field of provisions meant to complement a household of 4 for one week. Gadgets on this field typically embrace pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice, canned beans, canned soup, oil, hummus, cheese, bread, canned beef or fish, frozen natural hen, corn flour, pudding, some private protecting tools and private hygiene objects.
This service is open to all residents in want, no matter authorized standing, creed, ethnicity or geography.
E-mail [email protected] for any questions concerning this system, to hunt help, to volunteer or to donate meals.
Residents of South Brunswick are capable of preregister and decide up meals twice per week on the Municipal Constructing, 540 Ridge Highway, Monmouth Junction part of South Brunswick.
Drive-thru is out there from 10 a.m. to midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Register to obtain meals by emailing [email protected] by 1 p.m. the day previous to pickup. After you register you’ll obtain a affirmation quantity which you’ll present on the day of your pickup.
In your pickup day you’ll pull round to the rear of the constructing and pull as much as the drive through. Upon arriving you’ll present one of many staff the affirmation quantity out of your cellphone or you’ll be able to write it on a chunk of paper and maintain it as much as the window.
An worker will place the containers in your trunk after verifying your affirmation quantity. Meals is not going to be distributed and not using a affirmation quantity.
Stay in your automobile and maintain your home windows rolled up always.
This program is for South Brunswick residents solely.
For extra info, name Wert at 732-329-4000, ext. 7674.
The North Brunswick Police Division is in search of donations of sanitizing wipes and different PPE.
Drop off objects at police headquarters, 710 Hermann Highway, North Brunswick.
Name 732-247-0922, ext. 326 for extra info.
The South Brunswick Public Library is chronicling residents’ experiences in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tales will be nameless.
Entries can embrace pictures, art work, poems, and so forth.
The submissions could also be featured on the library web site.
Central Jersey Household Well being Consortium is providing a collection of digital help teams.
A New Dad Help Group for expectant and new fathers with infants beneath 1 12 months previous might be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, co-facilitated by a therapist and an skilled father of twins.
Registration is required by emailing Pat Vena at [email protected].
A New Mother Help Group for pregnant and new mothers with infants beneath 1 12 months previous might be held in English at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in Spanish at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
The Listening Hearts and Minds Help Group is held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for pregnant and parenting girls, co-facilitated by skilled counselors. Subjects embrace parenting abilities, dealing with COVID-19, stress administration, retaining psychological well being and meditation.
Pre-registration required by contacting Deena Cohen at [email protected] or 888-633-5502.
CJFHC is situated at 30 Silverline Dr., Second Flooring, Suite 1, North Brunswick.
For extra info, go to www.cjfhc.org or name 732-937-5437.
The United Manner of Central Jersey’s COVID-19 Restoration Fund will help people and households affected by the novel coronavirus with essential fundamental bills together with lease, utilities, prescription treatment/medical provides, baby care and meals.
United Manner will work with trusted neighborhood companions to determine people and households most in want of this short-term help.
Monroe Township Jewish Warfare Veterans Put up 609 is accumulating United States and international stamps, each on and off envelopes.
Stamps are utilized by veterans as hobbies and as remedy to help medical employees at VA Medical Facilities nationwide.
Stamps will not be traded or bought; they’re forwarded to veteran sufferers at no cost.
Additionally requested are DVDs appropriate for veterans at these places.
Ship all objects to JWV Put up 609, c/o Charles Koppelman, 6 Yarmouth Dr., Monroe 08831-4742.