Community Bulletin Board: the Suburban (for Feb. 17)


The Our Girl of Victories Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes will maintain a Lenten Take Out Fish Fry on the Sayreville Knights’ corridor, 775 Washington Highway, Parlin part of Sayreville.

Dates are 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 26; March 5, 12, 19 and 26; and April 2.

Menu consists of fried flounder or shrimp or combo platters. Consists of salad, vegetable, French fries and dessert.

Additionally obtainable are fish sandwiches with French fries.

Take out solely.




A COVID-19 testing website has been arrange within the entrance car parking zone of the Sayreville Police Division, 1000 Foremost St., Sayreville.







The Sayreville Public Library will provide the next applications in February:

The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group will meet the primary Saturday of every month. Dr. Colleen Georges facilitates this month-to-month wellness group designed to assist develop optimism and total happiness.

ESL dialog lessons meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Usually, they meet wherever from 10 a.m. to eight:30 p.m., relying on the supply of the tutor and college students. Contact Lauren Sergeant for extra info, at or fill out a web-based utility kind at


Stitchers and Knitters Nameless will meet just about at 6:30 p.m. each second Thursday of the month. Open to adults. For extra info, name Aziza at 732-727-0212.

Be taught to knit with Jen in a digital rookies class at 6 p.m. Feb. 17.

The library will maintain a blood drive from 11 a.m. to six:30 p.m. Feb 22 within the library assembly room, 1050 Washington Highway, Parlin part of Sayreville.. By appointment solely; name 201-251-3703 or register at

The “What’s It Value?” appraisal program will probably be supplied by Mike Ivankovich from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 by way of Zoom. There will probably be three elements to this program starting with a 20-minute dialogue on “10 Components That Will All the time Affect the Worth of Your Treasures”. He’ll then transition to the appraisal portion of this system, evaluating every attendee’s treasures, one after the other. All through this system, Ivankovich will share shopping for and promoting methods. This system is anticipated to final two hours, however will finish as soon as everybody’s treasures are appraised.

Until in any other case famous, register for every program on the Sayreville Public Library’s Occasions Calendar at to be able to obtain the Zoom hyperlink; or name Aziza at 732-727-0212 for extra info.




New Jersey’s digital Summer time Camp Honest is open for registration, welcoming households who’re in search of a protected and rewarding expertise for his or her youngster.

NJ Camp Honest’s purpose, in collaboration with The American Camp Affiliation, and your entire camp neighborhood, is to convey ideas of a standard summer season, and to make summer season camp a actuality. Summer time camps are anticipated to re-open whether or not it’s an in-person, hybrid or digital camp.

From 10 a.m. to three p.m. Feb. 21, find out about sleep away, sports activities, journey, journey, neighborhood service, tutorial, artwork, robotics, gymnastics, school prep, performing arts, language and nature camps. Meet stay with camp administrators and employees; view Camp in Motion movies; examine, obtain info and apply for camp; find out about open homes, camp promotions and early hen reductions; and ask questions.

RSVP for a free ticket at or go to

For extra info, name 973-303-3027 or e mail




Christ Church in South Amboy has reopened its thrift store.

Restricted hours are from 9 a.m. to midday Saturdays.

Objects obtainable embrace clothes, sneakers, equipment and home goods.

The brand new entrance is from the church car parking zone, 220 Foremost St., South Amboy.

Observe COVID-19 pointers of social distancing and masks sporting.







The Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps is devoted to defending and preserving the greater than 8,000 acres of open house owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

Conservation Corps crew members should be 16 years of age or older. They work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays from April 10 by means of June 5. Wage is $12.50 per hour.

Tasks embrace:

  • Litter clean-up, recycling and brush removing
  • Path marking, constructing and upkeep
  • Mapping/survey of current path system
  • Plantings and reforestation administration initiatives
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement initiatives
  • Invasive species administration and removing

To use, ship a canopy letter and resume to or mail to Middlesex County Workplace of Parks and Recreation, Attn: Julia DeRosso, P.O. Field 661, New Brunswick 08903.

Purposes are due by Feb. 19.





The Latino Psychological Well being Affiliation of New Jersey will maintain its 2021 annual convention just about on Feb. 19 and 20.

Discover which means throughout Latinx identities and adapt to altering instances affecting racism, colorist and invisibility.

To register, go to

Co-sponsored by Horizon NJ Well being and Rutgers Faculty of Social Work.



Louis L. Picone, presidential historian and writer of “The place the Presidents Had been Born,” “The President Is Useless!” and a soon-to-be launched ebook about President Ulysses S. Grant, will current a digital program at 10 a.m. Feb. 28.

This system is a presentation of the Sisterhood and Males’s Membership of Congregation Beth Ohr of Outdated Bridge and is sponsored by the Herman and Freda Lipp Memorial Fund in reminiscence of Barbara Lipp.

There isn’t any cost to view this system, which will probably be introduced on Zoom.

Electronic mail by Feb. 24 to accumulate the log in information.




Saint Peter’s College Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is internet hosting a free digital lecture sequence on adolescent and household well being points.

Organized by Saint Peter’s Opioid Activity Drive, this digital lecture sequence is designed for fogeys and households. The presentation will deal with frequent parental issues concerning the quite a few methods the pandemic has impacted teenagers, from points like isolation to how they cope, socialize and develop. The sequence can even discover habit which has escalated in the course of the pandemic and sources for profitable restoration.

Every lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The complete listing of lecture subjects is:

Feb. 24: Adolescents/Household Coping Abilities Through the Pandemic, introduced by Dr. Suzanne Lind, Psychiatry, The Kids’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s College Hospital
Registration hyperlink:

March 10: Adolescent Mind Improvement and Dependancy, introduced by Dr. Tejal Mehta, Pediatrics, The Kids’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s College Hospital
Registration hyperlink:

March 24: Vaping and the Adolescent, introduced by Nicki Francis and Mara Carlin, BS, CPS, Wellspring Heart for Prevention
Registration hyperlink:

April 7: Restoration Coaches, introduced by Bonnie Nolan, PhD, Woodbridge Opioid Overdose Restoration Program (WOORP)
Registration hyperlink:

April 21: Profitable Restoration from Dependancy, introduced by Don Rogers, Group Outreach director at The Restoration Village Cherry Hill at Cooper
Registration hyperlink:

For extra info on any of the digital lectures, contact Robert J. LaForgia, coordinator, More healthy Middlesex, at or 732-745-8600, ext. 5831. Enable as much as 48 hours for a response.




“The 12 months of 2020” pictures contest is being held by The Buddies of the Sayreville Public Library.

This contest is open to residents of Sayreville older than age 12 who maintain a sound Sayreville Library Card.

Images should be related to the theme: The 12 months of 2020 in Sayreville or the State of New Jersey. It may be pandemic associated or seize Sayreville’s and/or New Jersey’s panorama, individuals, meals, nature or wildlife. Have to be acceptable subject material.
All submissions should be printed in black and white, however could also be any measurement. Digitally altered
photos won’t be thought-about. The photograph will be framed or mounted on mat, foam or gator board, for show and judging solely – the body will probably be returned after the competition.
Entries should be submitted by the unique photographer. Submission of the photograph and entry kind is a testomony to utilization rights. If the photograph consists of individuals, the photographer is answerable for acquiring releases from these pictured.

Restrict 5 submissions per particular person.

Submissions could also be dropped off on the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Highway, Parlin.

Every photograph should be accompanied by a accomplished entry kind (obtainable on the Circulation Desk) or on-line on the Sayreville Public Library website.

Entries should be acquired by Feb. 28 to be eligible.

Images will probably be on show starting March 1. Together with three nameless judges, the general public will probably be allowed to vote on the submissions till March 30. Entries will probably be judged on the idea of creativity, high quality and effectiveness in conveying the topic. All contest choices are remaining. Entries that fail to adjust to the foundations will probably be disqualified and the submission will probably be returned.

Judges will choose a primary, second, and third place photograph, in addition to a minimum of one honorable point out. The primary place winner will obtain a $100 reward card, the second place winner will obtain a $50 reward card, and the third place winner will obtain a $25 reward card. Honorable point out winners will obtain a certificates of appreciation. Winners will probably be contacted by April 1.

The successful submissions will stay on show within the Sayreville Public Library.

Pre-registration for the 2021-22 Kindergarten class is open for Outdated Bridge residents.

There will probably be no in-person registration right now.

All college students should be pre-registered to attend within the fall. The pre-registration hyperlink will be discovered at The completion of the pre-registration will probably be used to carry a spot by date and time.

On the finish of the pre-registration, earlier than clicking on “Undergo District,” obtain the Kindergarten 2021-22 packet. Directions on tips on how to full the types are included within the packet. Make a replica of all authentic paperwork and evaluate the guidelines. Don’t ship any authentic paperwork.

After the packet is accomplished, scan the paperwork as a PDF file to, mail, or drop all paperwork in an envelope with the kid’s title and faculty on it, efficient March 1.   

Particular person pictures of paperwork won’t be accepted. To scan, obtain a free app known as ScanPro to create the PDF file.

For anybody not submitting paperwork by way of e mail, all envelopes are to be dropped off on the Patrick A. Torre Administration Constructing, 4207 Route 516, Matawan 07747. When getting into the constructing don’t proceed by means of the second set of doorways. Registration packets ought to be dropped within the orange bin, positioned within the foyer.

Registration packets will probably be reviewed starting March 1. As soon as reviewed, the father or mother/guardian will probably be contacted by a district employees member.



Middlesex School is creating apprenticeship alternatives in Superior Manufacturing by means of Profession Advance USA, a U.S. Division of Labor-funded grant.

Apprenticeships, developed and carried out in collaboration with employers, are earn-and-learn applications that mix formal classroom studying with on-the-job coaching.

These enthusiastic about this system ought to register for a digital info session at They are going to be held over Zoom at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 9, April 13 and Could 11.

The school can also be in search of employers enthusiastic about creating employees.

For extra details about the grant and tips on how to take part, go to or contact Yarelis Figueroa at or John Miller at




Ladies With Objective of Christ Episcopal Church in South Amboy will maintain Zumba on Zoom at 10 a.m. March 6.

The associated fee is $10 per session.

The Zoom hyperlink will probably be offered after registration and cost is acquired.

Name or textual content Donna at 732-309-8767 or Gail at 732-991-3124 for extra info.

Anybody who can’t attend could make a donation utilizing the GivePlus app by Vanco to help the church’s outreach and scholarship applications.




The Sayreville Warfare Memorial Excessive Faculty 2020 Corridor of Fame Annual Awards Banquet is rescheduled once more for six p.m. April 24, 2021, on the VFW Corridor on Jernee Mill Highway.

The honorees are:

  • Chris Beagan, Class of 1990, three-time state championship coach, GMC Coach of the 12 months
  • Steven Casano, Class of 1985, founding govt director of NeuroSearch; Sayreville Little League coach, sponsorship coordinator and board member
  • William D’Amico, Class of 1973, distinguished army profession; three particular operations commanding officer excursions of obligation; post-military profession in company medical machine, shopper items and industrial manufacturing industries
  • The late Matthew Lynch, Class of 1985, president of Buddies Of Kids’s Hospital in Warsaw, Poland; honored by U.S. ambassador to Poland for 20 years of service
  • Farrah Reilly, Class of 1994, New York Instances and USA Right this moment bestselling writer underneath the pen title Emma Chase; books translated into greater than 20 languagesTickets are $50 for adults or $30 for youngsters, with a alternative of meals.All reservations acquired to this point for tickets and program advertisements will probably be honored.New advert ebook and ticket requests will probably be mailed in March.For extra info, contact Elaine Kubacz at 732-727-0192 or


Recognizing the bravery and dedication of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water pronounces its 2021 grant program for volunteer fireplace departments, ambulance squads and first support squads positioned throughout the firm’s service areas.

Grants could also be used to cowl the prices of private protecting gear, communications gear, first support gear, firefighting instruments, automobile upkeep and different supplies that will probably be used to help volunteer firefighter and emergency responder operations. Reimbursement for particular coaching programs, together with the price of coaching manuals, scholar workbooks, and instructors can also be eligible.

To use, organizations should full the appliance obtainable at underneath 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

Grant recipients will probably be notified on the finish of March.





Teenagers throughout the state can start submitting entries for the twenty sixth Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which highlights the New Jersey Human Companies’ 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 example – by means of artwork or the written phrase – how they and their family members have supported one another by means of all the adjustments which have occurred this 12 months, from distant education to discovering new methods to remain related to family and friends.

All entries should be postmarked no later than March 31.

Workers from the Division of Household Improvement and its Workplace of Youngster Assist Companies will decide the competition. Winners will probably be chosen in first, second, and third locations in each the center and highschool teams, for every of the 2 entry classes. Usually, successful college students are acknowledged at an awards ceremony in mid-Could, however a remaining choice on an awards ceremony will probably be made at a later date based mostly on the standing of the general public well being emergency and associated well being and security pointers.

Successful entries from the competition will probably be included within the 2022 Workplace of Youngster Assist Calendar, in addition to doubtlessly 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 seen or downloaded from the competition homepage,, to function inspiration for the teenagers. The web site additionally supplies the official guidelines, steadily requested questions, entry types, a take a look at the winners and honorable mentions from earlier contests and different necessary contest info.

Academics and directors can register their college by visiting or by contacting Matthew Cossel at 937-207-7627 or Faculty registration just isn’t required for direct scholar entry.

For full submission pointers, go to

For extra details about youngster help companies, name 1-877-NJKIDS1 or go to


New Jersey American Water is accepting purposes for inexperienced venture funding by means of its Environmental Grant Program.

This system provides grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for qualifying revolutionary, community-based environmental initiatives that enhance, restore or shield watersheds, floor water and/or groundwater provides all through the corporate’s service areas.

New Jersey American Water will award the grants on a aggressive foundation and choose initiatives based mostly on numerous standards together with targets, affect, innovation, design and sustainability. The character of the venture’s collaboration with different neighborhood organizations in addition to its total neighborhood engagement can even be thought-about.

All candidates are anticipated to stipulate particular, measurable targets for initiatives of their proposals. On the conclusion of the grant venture, the lead group should present a written report on the venture outcomes/affect.

Grant recipients will probably be notified in mid-April.

Extra info and utility necessities will be obtained straight at











French American Faculty Princeton (FASP) is accepting enrollment.

At FASP, college students in preschool (3 years previous) by means of grade 8 profit from a rigorous bilingual curriculum accredited by the Center State Affiliation Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Colleges and the French Ministry of Schooling; personalized consideration due to small class sizes; and a multicultural neighborhood with greater than 30 nationalities represented.

FAPS is positioned at 75 Mapleton Highway, Princeton.

Go to, name 609-430-3001 or e mail





Dove Hospice Companies 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 can also help with administrative work throughout the hospice workplace.

Affected person care volunteers full an utility and attend a digital volunteer coaching program that covers the position of a hospice volunteer. Day and night digital coaching applications are supplied.

To enroll in the following digital coaching class, contact Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Adams at 732-405-3035 or e mail



The United Method of Central Jersey’s COVID-19 Restoration Fund will help people and households affected by the novel coronavirus with essential primary bills together with hire, utilities, prescription remedy/medical provides, youngster care and meals.

United Method will work with trusted neighborhood companions to determine people and households most in want of this momentary help.

Donations to the UWCJ COVID-19 Assist Fund could also be made on-line at Checks made payable to United Method could also be mailed to United Method of Central Jersey, 32 Ford Ave., Milltown 08850.


Monroe Township Jewish Warfare Veterans Submit 609 is gathering 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 aren’t traded or offered; they’re forwarded to veteran sufferers at no cost.

Additionally requested are DVDs appropriate for veterans at these areas.

Ship all gadgets to JWV Submit 609, c/o Charles Koppelman, 6 Yarmouth Dr., Monroe 08831-4742.



Outdated Bridge Excessive Faculty is searching for energetic obligation or reservist army personnel who’re alumni for the Navy Wall of Honor anticipated to be established this 12 months.

The wall is supposed to commemorate graduates who’ve given their lives to honor their nation and shine a light-weight on the significance of veterans throughout the Outdated Bridge neighborhood.

Residents are urged to help with the venture by spreading the phrase of the proposed army wall. The highschool is in search of graduates from 1995 by means of the current.

To submit info, go to or contact Man Lassen at



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