MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
The Edgar School Science Fair was held on February 25th. As Principal Kathy Glutz announced, this year garnered the most participants in the history of the annual event. The auditorium was filled with the intriguing and colorful boards showing the procedures and results of a wide variety of science experiments, from light refractions to chemical reactions. Students' work was displayed according to their class. Those displays that won first, second, third and honorable mention honors sported brightly-colored ribbons awarded by a panel of parent judges (no parent could judge the grade in which their child is enrolled).
The winners included:
5th Grade: 1st Place - Sophie Calish & Clara Boyd
2nd Place - Daniel Liss & Matthew Byrne
3rd Place - Radwan Hoque
Honorable Mention - Merin Boucher
Kyle Blom & Josh Blom
Haley Sullivan & Kaitlyn O'Brien
6th Grade: 1st Place - James Santus & Brandon Kick
2nd Place - Sela Wyetzner & Anushka Agrawal
3rd Place - Isabelle Melendez
Honorable Mention - Arav Sharma
Jake Musmann & Justin Wentnick
7th Grade: 1st Place - Daniel Melendez
2nd Place - Maddie Lennon
3rd Place - Mia Schutz & Yukthi Sangoi
Honorable Mention - Jakob Cherry
8th Grade: 1st Place - Chloe Jaques & Alanna Redwood
2nd Place - Nina Suss & Julianna Mullen
3rd Place - Kate McGrath & Ilakiya Udhayakumar
Honorable Mention - Geneva Lawson & Julia Memory
For the first time, the first place prize for 8th graders was given in honor to the memory of former Edgar science teacher Sandy Scharf "with appreciation for her dedication in teaching science to the students of Metuchen."
Every single participant received a medal, presented to them by their science teacher. The teachers present were John Butler, Edward Ronk, Valerie Niemera and Virginia Wetzel (Judy Graziano had a family emergency and was unable to attend). Kathleen Henn, the District Supervisor of Mathematics, Science and Gifted and Talented Programs handed out the awards to the fair winners. Campbell School science teacher Jon Nolde was also in attendance to celebrate the students' discoveries.
The Metuchen Education Foundation gave the winners gift certificates from the foundation. As MEF President Anne Lackland announced at the festivities, MEF has already given out $30K worth of funding for various projects and events throughout the school district. Tickets for their annual fundraiser are now on sale. The event takes place on March 20th at the Metuchen Inn.
The judging was done by district parents who work in the sciences and technology. Thanks to all of them for their help: Janet Alder Suss, Joe DeRosa, Jim Jaques, John Jennings, Arie Kremen, David Nelson, Rich Puerzer, Prasad Rao, Cindy Redwood, Cathy Santus, Dave Vaccari, Stephen Wong and Gary Wyetzner. Paula Best worked as the science Fair Coordinator from MEF.
On March 1st, the Flea Market returns to St. Luke's. MM took a moment to find out a little about the vendors and their wares. Come and meet them at the event!
ANA DEL CAMPO:
So we are a women operated and owned local farm know for our pastured pork selected cuts and sausages; pastured heirloom hen eggs, herbal teas, and a few other farm products.
Our pork: We breed a special cross of hogs for marbling of fat into dark rich meat. Our hogs are well cared for and spend most of their lives outside being pigs. We have an assortment of sausages like Country, Kielbasa, Bratwurst, Polish, Chorizo, Andouille, and others as well as bacon, pork chops, and pork shoulder. NEW ADDITION- working with a talented Italian chef raised on a farm and restaurant in Italy, we have him craft specialty raviolis. We are currently processing raviolis: sage sausage, roasted garlic red pepper broccoli rhab sausage, mango raspberry sausage, and others.
Our eggs: Our customers continue to comment that we have THE BEST EGGS. The hens are raised from chicks and take 6months to lay eggs. They spend all their time outside even in the winter. We have mobile chichen coops and can move them from one very large area (over an acre) to another. Our pup takes good care of them from fox and hawks. We sell eggs all over NJ and NY.
Our herbal blends of "tea": Since we are a chemical free farm, we do not even use organic chemicals. We make our own soil by composting and our elderberry and mint tea has become a mainstay in many homes. We have served thousands of cups and this particular blend is well liked by all, along with our very special Herbal blend.
Our new addition: Pumpkin Marsacapone Raviolis with recipe is selling out quickly.
We utilize all NATURAL ingredients and emphasize no preservatives, no sulfites, etc. Are animals are hormone free and antibiotic free.
I too believe we are providing a service to the community, but best of all able to help the church, which has done so very much for the people of this community. Yes, it is fun. I feel peaceful and serene selling here, as if I am among family. The customers are great people as well and I enjoy interacting with them.
I provide a wide variety of merchandise that is always changing and new things being added to hold the interest of the customers. I specialize in .925 Sterling Silver, 9 to 18kt G.F. and Natural Gemstone jewelry. Prices range $1 to $18, also carrying inexpensive lines.
I have toys/games/plush animals; hair accessories; wallets; household items; crystal & glassware; novelties; brand name cosmetics; seasonal items; hand warmers for the deep freeze we are in; and other mdse.
Grandfather was a market vendor who loved the thrill of the hunt for wares, providing bargains and quality merchandise for his customers, always striving to please them. He passed this down to my mom, who introduced me at the age of 12 and I have been in the flea market business since.
I am having camera trouble (plus old computer not cooperating in downloading from any camera), and all mdse. packed up. I cannot provide photos at this time, but will work on that situation, hopefully at the March 1 market at St. Luke's. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone soon.
I sell vintage and modern, from household goods to political pinback buttons, books, cds, miniature doll furniture and pretty much anything in between. I owned an antiques and collectibles shop a million years ago and have never gotten it out of my blood. Unfortunately, I have most of my things packed for the next flea market but I would love to send you pictures when we set up at St. Luke's on March 1st. Thank you so much for doing this. I believe we're providing a service to the community as well as gaining a little bit of revenue for the church, never mind that it's fun!
February 17, 2015: The Planning Committee for the Metuchen Junebug ArtFest would like to raise the level of the festival "a notch or two" with the help of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1059009818/the-metuchen-junebug-artfest-every-friday-night-in.
Now in its 8th year, the Metuchen Junebug ArtFest draws several hundred visitors to downtown Metuchen NJ every Friday night in June and transforms the streets of this vibrant community into a month-long celebration of the arts.
"The Junebug is a completely non-profit event. The all-volunteer planning team begins with a budget of $0 and ends with $0," said Planning Committee Chairperson Melissa Schuhmann. "Advertising and printing costs, equipment rental and artist lecture fees are raised through sponsorship from local businesses. We're asking members of the broader community for financial support to show their enthusiasm for the arts and to help us continue the success of this one-of-a-kind festival."
For 2015, the committee would like to raise additional funds to cover costs for a range of festival activities, including the following features:
1) 3D Chalk Art - Anthony Cappetto, an internationally travelled street artist, will create fun, exciting artwork using the traditional art form of 3D illusionary street painting and create a unique exhibit for the festival. Cappetto is known for blending traditional 3D street painting with new, 4D emerging technologies (e.g., animated augmented reality and virtual spaces).
2) Juried Window Gallery Competition - This series of storefront displays leverages downtown window space to showcase the work of established artists throughout the month of June; Museum Directors, Gallerists, and other professionals in the visual arts are invited to tour the Galleries and award prizes.
3) Annual Junebug Sculpture - Graphic arts educator, illustrator and designer Lauren Rabinowitz (AKA Lauren the Cartoon Goddess) will create the signature "Junebug Sculpture," which presides over the month-long event. Its unveiling on Friday, June 5th will signal the official start of the ArtFest.
The "Brainy Boro" - Metuchen NJ - has been a mecca for artists of every discipline for more than a century. Sponsored by the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Metuchen Cultural Arts Commission, the Junebug ArtFest reflects the Borough's commitment to nurturing all forms of creativity.
For more information:
· Visit the Junebug ArtFest web site: http://www.junebugartfest.com
· Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/junebugartfest
· Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/junebugartfest
· Visit the Metuchen Chamber of Commerce web site: http://metuchenchamberexchange.com/
For more information on registration or the event itself, please contact Nicole Chinchar at the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce at (732) 548-2964 or email@example.com.
METUCHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
16 Simpson Place
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
Phone: (732) 321-8700 Ext. 1000 Fax: (732) 321-6567
METUCHEN KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
All Metuchen children who will have reached the age of five by October 1, 2015 are eligible for kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration will take place in the gym of Moss School at 16 Simpson Place, Metuchen NJ on the following dates:
Monday, February 23 9:00 - 11:00AM A, B, C
12:30 - 2:30PM D, E, F
Tuesday, February 24 9:00 - 11:00AM G, H, I, J
12:30 - 2:30PM K, L, M
Wednesday, February 25 9:00 - 11:00AM N, O, P
12:30 - 2:30PM Q, R, S
Thursday, February, 26 9:00 - 11:00AM T, U, V
12:30 - 2:30PM W, X,Y, Z
Please bring your child, the completed registration forms and all documents with you. Registration forms may be obtained from Moss School office Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 3:00pm, or downloaded from the Moss School website. If you cannot make the assigned registration date/time, please call the school office at (732) 321-8700 Ext. 1000.
Metuchen Schools are operating on a delayed opening schedule! Edgar: 9:35 a.m., MHS: 9:50 a.m., Campbell: 10 a.m., Moss AM Kindergarten: 10:05 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Moss PM Kindergarten: 12:40 p.m. - 2:25 p.m., MIPP/ELC AM 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., MIPP/ELC PM 12:00 - 2:05 p.m.