We want to thank Razorsharp Barbershop and Shave Parlor for this amazing show of support! Please bring your family in on May 4th for an amazing cut and support the Fuccile Foundation!
A DAY DEDICATED TO HELP: RSBS x FUCCILE FOUNDATION The Fuccile Foundation is sponsoring a event called the FUCE 5k walk/run. The foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to the service and support of local families affected by tragedy. We, @rsbsx13 is going to dedicate a day of service on MAY 4, 2014 from 9am-3pm! All haircuts and monetary donations will be given to sponsor the FUCE 5k run for the families in need 100%! We ask all of you to please come and support us!
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The Friends of the Metuchen Library are honored to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from The Lemelson Foundation. The grant will support K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at the Metuchen Public Library to inspire innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship in the sciences.
This grant will allow the Metuchen Public Library to upgrade technology within the library, to purchase new books and materials, to create a Maker Space center for creativity and innovation, and to offer programs in mathematics and robotics. Sondra Flite, President of the Friends of the Metuchen Library, noted, "This grant from The Lemelson Foundation provides invaluable support for our mission to create a 21st century learning center at the library. We thank The Lemelson Foundation and family for their generous endorsement of our mission."
Dorothy Obropta provided the introduction to the family and Alisa Schleif of the Friends was able to go in and pitch the project to the family. The grant will also fund the completion of an homage to Lemelson and his work via a permanent stained glass piece commissioned to local glass artist Amy Brooks. The space will be immersive, educational and beautiful.
Jerome Lemelson (1923-1997) was a prolific, independent inventor. In his lifetime, he was awarded 606 U.S. patents. The family continues his legacy by inspiring and promoting invention education projects all over the world. "Our family has proud, deep roots in New Jersey and Metuchen. It is a privilege to provide funds for the Maker space, as the library works to inspire citizens interested in invention, science and engineering," said Dorothy Lemelson, chairman of The Lemelson Foundation.
The Lemelson family has a permanent home in the hearts of Metuchen residents. Dorothy and Jerome Lemelson were Brainy Borough residents for many years. Their sons, Eric and Robert, attended Metuchen schools. It is this personal connection to Metuchen that makes this grant particularly special to the Friends.
For more information on the Lemelson Foundation, visit http://www.lemelson.org
For more information on the Friends of the Metuchen Library, visit http://www.fotml.org
Letters from Within is a web-based, international film project documenting daily life, travel, and volunteer experiences in off-the-beaten path locations across the world. Metuchen resident Keith Timko, the project's producer, and founding members Dmitry (Dima) Petrov and Anna Soldatova, who hail from St. Petersburg, Russia, will host a fundraiser on Tuesday April 29 from 6-8 PM at Hailey's Harp & Pub in support of the first project in Nepal in fall 2014. Using minimally intrusive equipment and crew, Dima and Anna will chronicle their volunteer experiences in Nepal. "While it is wonderful to see new parts of the world as a tourist, international volunteering is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture. It allows you to understand a place in a different and deeper way. We envision this Letters from Within project as a unique window into Nepalese culture that will offer a completely different perspective. It's a point-of-view rooted in the stories, smiles and sadness and sights and sounds of local residents and daily life," says Dima.
The Nepal project will be part of a larger collection of
7-10 minute films, produced in the "road movie" tradition, to be housed on the
Letters from Within website (http://lettersfromwithin.com)
as well as You Tube and Vimeo channels. The films are meant to entertain,
provide a window into seldom seen parts of the world, and inspire others to
volunteer and travel with purpose. The Letters from Within team will share
information about the project at the April 29 fundraiser. A $25 donation at the door gets you a drink ticket and appetizers; Hailey's
Harp & Pub is located at 400 Main St. in Metuchen.
Metuchen Education Foundation held its Annual Spring Fundraiser on March 28th at the Metuchen Inn. The event was well attended, with an amazing selection of silent auction items! There was also wonderful music by members of the Dave Grossman Trio. One of the evening's highlights was a live, jazz music-inspired, painting created by talented Metuchen-ite, Easton Davy. MEF is very grateful to everyone who attended and supported this fundraiser.
100% of all monies raised fund projects that focus on improving education in our community. All donations made to MEF go directly to the Metuchen Public Schools through grants given to teachers. These MEF grants offer teachers the opportunity to enhance their regular curriculum with innovative ideas that otherwise might not be funded.
If you missed this fabulous event, please consider attending future fundraisers sponsored by MEF. Stay informed of all MEF activities, by becoming a "friend" of Metuchen Education Foundation on Facebook. Also, tax-deductible donations can be made by visiting the MEF web site at www.metucheneducationfoundation.org
|Here we have a story for the world,|
A tale of justice served and freedom won,
Principles of goodness, universal,
Printed out on stone by God's own hand.
Yes, the past was bloody, and the old
Promise was by faithlessness undone.
And wonders ceased, memories turned brittle,
Shadows fell, and love turned into land.
Still, the story breathes the air of words
Old and new, a tale not writ in stone,
Vast as the hard history of a people
Ever changing, ever one, a grand
Recital running through time's glass like sand.
Free Tree seedlings will be available to Metuchen residents in the month of April as a part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
From 10am to 2pm on Saturday April 19, 2014, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Metuchen Senior Center Parking Lot.
Seedlings, available on a first come first served basis, also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. The guides help residents chose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree's full-grown size in the future. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent the roots from drying out.
The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to NJ residents over the course of the next 5 years. It is a joint effort between Metuchen, the New Jersey State Forestry Services Community Forestry Program, The State Forest Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, and the Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx, and BJ's Wholesale Club provide financial support for the program.
When properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community.
They improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.If you have any questions please contact Councilwoman Rasmussen email@example.com
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What does it mean to be a performing artist - first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that.
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Metuchen High School's Keaton Weidmaier is working on his Eagle Scout project, doing some rehab on the front of the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. How is he planning to spruce the place up and how did he choose this as the focus of this long-range project? Keaton told MM all about it.
How long have you been a Boy Scout? How do you become an Eagle Scout?
KW: I've been a Boy Scout for about 4 years, and a Cub Scout since I was in first grade. To become an Eagle Scout, you have to successfully complete the requirements of the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life. Then you have to complete a project and get 21 merit badges.
What is the Eagle Scout project in general? Is it a community service project? What does Boy Scouts expect you to do in order for them to acknowledge and approve your project?
KW: An Eagle Scout project is a long lasting, community benefiting effort. The general consensus of what the average project is something that doesn't benefit the scout directly, lasts for a long time, and is something that the community will welcome.
Why did you choose the OFS as the focus of your project -- and in what way are you working to raise money to help it? What will the money be used for?
KW: To be honest, I chose the Old Franklin School (or Borough Improvement League, which is the technical name) because it was [a good fit]. Fundraising-wise, I've been helping out at BIL events, doing things like making and selling food. The money will be used to install a picket fence around the front of the building, build an information kiosk, and restore the Old Franklin School sign. If you drive by the school, you'll notice that the sign is gone. I'm currently giving it new coats of paint.
Why did you have a connection to this as a possible project? What need did you see that you wanted to fill?
KW: I had a connection to this project from my scout master, who suggested it to me at some point. As for [what] needed to be filled, it was just how old the place looks. Some TLC was all it really needed, so I figured the best place to start was on the outside.
Will you be documenting the project as it moves forward? In what way?
KW: I have a website dedicated to updating the world on my progress (link below).
Good luck, Keaton! We will all enjoy the spiffed-up schoolhouse when you're done! Thanks for taking the time to help improve a Metuchen landmark.
Check out further info on the project at this link.