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Archive for December 11th, 2008

chalkboard-04MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Sayreville voters approved a $2.2 million bond referendum to complete renovations at Sayreville War Memorial High School last week, while Edison voters rejected a $57.8 million proposal that would have funded a new elementary school and renovations to three existing schools.

Just over 12 percent of Sayreville’s registered voters turned out to approve the referendum question by a vote of 1,626 to 1,435. The bond will add $6 a year to the average homeowner’s taxes.

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menorah-6CLARK—Professional storyteller Rivka Willick will perform Chanukah stories for adults at the Dec. 15 meeting of the sisterhood of Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark. A short business meeting will precede the program, which starts at 8:30 p.m.

Willick creates and performs spoken word stories for adults, teens, children and general audiences. She is the New Jersey liaison for the National Storytelling Network, storytelling chairman of The Folk Project and chairwoman of the 2008 NJ Storytelling Festival.

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christmas-dinner-tablePORT READING – The annual Christmas Friendship Dinner at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Port Reading will again serve neighbors and friends a full holiday dinner from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. Since 1992, the Christmas Friendship Dinner has offered more than food… the dinner represents a coming together of community and stands as a symbol of spirit, hope, and joy for the holiday season.

The dinner is organized and prepared by former Woodbridge Township Councilman Bob Sobieski and his wife Michelle. There is no charge for the dinner and all are welcome. Call 732-634-1419 (mailbox 2) to reserve a dinner.

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mirror-condensed-dollar-signMOUNTAINSIDE— Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years.

One provision offers older owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) a different way to give to charity. There are also rules designed to provide both taxpayers and the government greater certainty in determining what may be deducted as a charitable contribution. Some of these changes include the following.

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C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Formula Has Your Computer Humming With Joy, Says NJ Computer Expert

computer-31MARLTON—With the holiday season bursting around us, you won’t forget family and friends when buying gifts. But what about your computer, that neglected best buddy that serves and supports you throughout the year?

“This Christmas, don’t forget to give your computer a few simple gifts that will leave it humming, healthier and with added holiday zip,” says computer expert Anthoney Mongeluzo, president of Pro Computer Service, which operates in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

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Christmas Tree IconROSELLE – The borough will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street.

Santa Claus will take some time out of his busy toy-making schedule to make a guest appearance at the ceremony. A wide variety of outdoor activities will be available for families to enjoy.

People of all ages are invited to join their friends and neighbors for the festive occasion.

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