Play-in-the-Park Summer Schedule

Plays-in-the-Park (PIP) has announced its upcoming summer season of musicals. All shows begin at 8 p.m. and are staged at the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater inside Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ. PIP represents a unique collaboration between community theater and local government since 1963 which is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation. The first show of the season is the comedy “Legally Blonde,” based on the popular 2001 film. The show runs from June 21 to July 1 (no show Sunday). Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | May 2017

On 5/28/2017 at 9:11 pm – A North Plainfield resident was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension following a motor vehicle stop on Prospect Avenue. He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for traffic violations and fictitious plates. Further investigation determined he provided officers with a false name to conceal an outstanding warrant out of Plainfield. He was transported to Dunellen Police Headquarters for processing and later turned over to the Plainfield Police Department. On 5/28/2017 at 2:12 pm – A Dunellen resident was arrested for outstanding warrants following a motor vehicle accident on Grove Street. Continue Reading →

“Celebrate Middlesex County” on June 10

Middlesex County is hosting an event on Saturday, June 10 at the County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. around the lake at Roosevelt Park, Parsonage Road, Edison. “Celebrate Middlesex County” will feature free activities for the whole family, including:

• Live entertainment, including children’s entertainer, Mr. Ray
• Preview of Plays-in-the-Park’s “West Side Story” performance
• Touch the Truck activity – climb up into the driver’s seat of the County’s large trucks and vehicles
• Fishing in Roosevelt Lake (Bring poles and equipment. Bait will be provided.)
• Roller Skating (Bring a helmet.)
• Bounce houses and face-painting
• 4-H petting station, including rabbits, guinea pigs and a snake
• Food for sale from local vendors

To highlight the beautiful places within the County, residents are invited to submit a photo before June 6 with the following guidelines:

• Take a selfie at their FAVORITE spot in Middlesex County
• Share it on Facebook and Instagram
• Tag @Middlesexcntynj
• Add the hashtag #CelebrateMC2017

Finalists will be displayed at the event, and attendees will vote for their favorite photo. The winner will receive two Plays-in-the-Park tickets and a goodie bag of items.

For more information on the event and the photo contest, go to www.middlesexcountynj.gov. Continue Reading →

3rd Annual Middlesex County History Day May 21

Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21. History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway, for a site-wide celebration. Historical craft demonstrations will include blacksmithing, open-pit cooking, chair caning, furniture making, antique clocks and more. A professional antique appraiser will be on hand to look over your treasurers. Continue Reading →

Faber Celebrates First Bike to School Day

John P. Faber School joined schools from around the country to celebrate National Bike to School Days on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The inaugural event was organized by Diana Starace of Safe Kids Middlesex County and Sue Gavin, a Physical Education teacher at Faber School. Approximately 200 staff, students, police and fire department members, and parents participated. The students were lead to the school by the fire department who also provided a fire truck to end the line. When the students arrived at the school, they were surprised with new pallet bicycle racks that were donated by Anthony DeFilippis, the vice president of Pedestal Pallets. Continue Reading →

Lt. Gov. Guadagno to visit Dunellen

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New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno will be in Dunellen this Saturday. The Dunellen Republican Organization (DRO) is hosting a Meet & Greet with the gubernatorial candidate on May 13 from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Dunellen Arts Annex on 131 North Washington Avenue. The event, organized primarily by Dunellen Councilman Jason Cilento, is open to Dunellen residents. However, according to the organization’s Facebook page, seating is limited. Guadagno currently has a double-digit lead over her closest competitor in the Republican Party’s primary race. Continue Reading →

Faber School Has Multicultural Celebration

Dunellen’s English as a Second Language (ESL) department hosted a night of fun, food and games for the families and students in its program. The event was hosted by Faber School ESL teacher, Stacey Malinowski; ESL Aide, Ana Torres; and Middle School and High School ESL teacher, Cathy Cooper. They were assisted by staff from Faber School and Director of Special Services, Amanda Lamoglia. Families brought food native to their home country to be enjoyed by all who attended. Countries represented included Ecuador, Peru, Georgia, Poland and El Salvador. Continue Reading →

County Celebrates Birthdays of Nonagenarian Residents

The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services will once again hold Birthday Bashes for senior citizens age 90 and over as part of its National Older Americans Month celebration. Due to the popularity of these events, four lunchtime parties will be held this year. Dunellen residents are to attend the Piscataway luncheon scheduled for May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Piscataway Senior Center. Traditionally, about 150 seniors age 90 and over attend each lunch. Each celebrant is invited with one guest. Continue Reading →

Gardening Tools Workshop to be held May 20

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“Rethinking Tools for Common Garden Chores”, a workshop by Middlesex County’s Master Gardeners is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20 at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The current market for gardening tools and supplies is a wide one, with countless options to choose from. This workshop will help you narrow down those options by demonstrating of some of the garden tools and techniques that are preferred by our Master Gardeners. You will learn tips for weeding large areas, how to move compost or mulch without a wheelbarrow and much more. Continue Reading →

Spring Concert Held at Faber

On May 3, Faber Elementary School held a concert that showcased talents of the fourth and fifth grade chorus. The concert, which focused on the theme of friendship, It included a mix of current and more traditional songs: “Rise” by Katy Perry, “Danny Boy” arranged by John Ringo, “We Believe in Music” by Teresa Jennings, and “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars. The featured soloists were Mary-Lou Espana and Gwendolynn Dubrow. According to Michelle Gomes, Faber’s Vocal Music Director and coordinator of the concert, “All of the choir students did an amazing job. Their commitment to the weekly rehearsals and this concert shows how much they enjoy performing.”
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