September 2010 Archives
There's an Irish proverb that says "Your feet will bring you where your heart is." We truly appreciate that you've brought your feet into Hailey's Harp & Pub over the past year (some of you many, many times - you know who you are!) and thank you every day for your patronage.
But hey, saying thanks just isn't enough when we can throw a big ol' party instead! We welcome you to join us for our First Anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 2 starting at 6. It promises to be a grand time full o' merriment, with lively traditional Irish music and dancers, lots o' giveaways, dudes in kilts and last but absolutely not least, your chance to try out Chef Johnny O's new and expanded menu. So bring your clan, your appetites and your blarney for a gathering you won't soon forget!
From Andrea Orlando:
Join New Jerseyʼs premier Zumba and belly dance instructors on Sunday, October 10 in North Edison for a dance-athon for breast cancer. Zumba instructors Andrea Orlando and Liza Aninipot and belly dance sensation Warren Mayorga will lead participants through two exhilarating hours of hip-shaking, heart-pumping fun in the parking lot of Curves of North Edison from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which raises money for education, outreach and diagnostic services.
Tune is planning the event in support of Curves member Mary Jo Barnello, who plans to trek more than 39 miles through New York City in the Avon Walk on October 16 and 17. This will be the Metuchen residentʼs 3rd year walking. Last year she raised more than $11,000, approximately $3,000 more than she had raised the year before.
WHY ARE WE HONORING BANNED BOOKS WEEK?
We are reaffirming our belief in two democratic principles that we cherish: Intellectual Freedom and Freedom from Censorship.
What Is Intellectual Freedom?
Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.
What Is Censorship?
Censorship is the suppression of ideas and information that certain persons--individuals, groups or government officials--find objectionable or dangerous. It is no more complicated than someone saying, "Don't let anyone read this book, or buy that magazine, or view that film, because I object to it! " Under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, each of us has the right to read, view, listen to, and disseminate constitutionally protected ideas, even if a censor finds those ideas offensive.
For a list of the ALA's Banned Books, click this link.http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandresources/free_downloads/2010banned.pdf
The Gallery @ The Rotunda invites visual artists to show their work in the upcoming season. Four quarterly exhibits will be hung on the rotunda walls of the Borough Hall. To have your work considered for one of the shows, please follow guidelines set out in the prospectus.
Prospectus' are available in the Rotunda Gallery or can be downloaded from the Borough of Metuchen website--www.metuchennj.org Deadline for submissions is September 30. If there are any questions about the gallery, email Michael Bransfield, gallery director at - email@example.com.
From the Forum Theater:Starts this Saturday at Forum Theatre 314 Main St. MetuchenTHE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIREAs computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. The second installment (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo being the first) of the Swedish Millennium trilogy about heroine Lisbeth Salander from a novel by Stieg LarssonSaturday 8:00 Sunday 4:30 & 7pm, Monday morning 9:30 First Stroller Screening!Running time is 2hr 9m Rated R $8 adultsUPCOMING EVENTS:Tickets now on sale for Jackie Masons New Film, ONE ANGRY MAN, October 2 at 8pm hosted by the angry man himself Jackie Mason! Order online at forumtheatrearts.org Click on Coming Events. All seats $20.We will soon start Friday Nights Out for parents who want to see a movie but have no sitter. We will have baby sitting services available at the theatre during the movie for a nominal fee.
Metuchen Celebrates Recovery - September 28, 2010 -- 7:00 P.M. - Metuchen Boro Hall
Alcohol and substance abuse disorders affect 1 in 10 Americans1. The effects of addiction are far reaching, the ripples spread through families, friends and the community at large. The Borough of Metuchen is holding its second annual "Celebrate Recovery Event" providing an opportunity for community members to learn about addictions and be introduced to recovery resources and information. The event, sponsored by the Metuchen Municipal Alliance, features a panel of speakers including representatives from the Recovering Community, Law Enforcement, a Treatment provider, family Support groups, and the School District. Included are speakers from all walks of life, spanning 5 decades, the youngest speaker age 13 and the oldest in his early 60's. An open question and answer period will follow the speakers.
The Metuchen Cultural Arts Commission is sponsoring a free jazz concert on September 25, 2010, at the Metuchen Open Air Theater (the MOAT) at Borough Hall.
This double-bill show features:
· Mary Foster Conklin with Art Lillard's On-Time Band
September 25, 2010
3:30 - 6:00 pm
The Open Air Theater at Metuchen's Borough Hall
500 Main Street Metuchen NJ 08840
Bring your own lawn chair seating
Project: Route 27 Section 6L Conrail Port Reading Branch Bridge
The Route 27 Bridge will be re-opened to traffic on 9/17/2010 with one lane open in each direction and one sidewalk will be opened for pedestrian traffic. The bridge will be opened in the late afternoon or evening.
The final configuration will provide one lane in each direction, shoulders and sidewalks.
Description of New Traffic Pattern:
The bridge will be opened with one in each direction and one sidewalk open for pedestrian traffic on 9/17/2010.
The final configuration will be implemented on or about 9/24/2010.
Proposed Start Date of New Traffic Pattern:
Friday September 17, 2010 - sometime in the afternoon or evening (one lane in each direction and one sidewalk)
On or about Friday, September 24, 2010 - (completely opened in the final configuration)
Dear Metuchenites,This is a friendly reminder that our next CQE meeting will be held on this coming Wednesday, September 15th at 8 PM in Room 225 of Borough Hall. Here is the planned agenda for the meeting:
- Finalizing the CQE advocacy positions for the year
- Update on CQE Story Time
- Update on the PTO coffee's
- Planning for Back to School Night
- Membership Drive
- Miscellaneous administrative items
School has begun, and there is a lot to talk about. Join the meeting to learn more about CQE. You are welcome to share your opinion and let your voice be heard. This meeting is informal and open to all Metuchen residents.To learn more about CQE, please visit our Website,www.metuchencqe.org. We hope you plan to attend.
We will have an open house on Monday Sept 13 to register for classes and meet the teachers REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR KID'S STARS ON STAGE AND TEEN STARS ON STAGE PROGRAMS. WILLY WONKA Jr. for kid's grades 4-7 with classes starting September 20th. Mondays from 4-7pm with performances on December 3,4,5. Tuition for our kid's program is $400 .
For our teen program we present GUYS AND DOLLS for grades 8-12 starting on September 19. Tuition for our teen program is $450. A payment plan is available. No previous performance experience necessary.
Our classes take students from the audition process through rehearsals and finally performance on The Forum stage! The Forum Theatre has produced over 200 productions since opening it's doors in 1983 and has one of the most professional creative teams in the state. For information on registering call 732.548.5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you register your child , it's an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives! This message was sent by: Forum Theatre Arts Center, 314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Community members are invited to attend a Candlelight Ceremony in observance of Patriot Day at
The Freedom Plaza Memorial in Metuchen reflects the statewide mosaic of family and friendship. Each of the 701
From Area Girl Scouts Service Units:
The North Edison/Metuchen Girl Scouts have merged this summer with the Girl Scouts from South Edison/Highland Park to form a new Service Unit called "Edison/Metuchen/Highland Park." This new Service Unit will have a total of 1000 girls covering all levels - Daisies (Grades K-1), Brownies (Grades 2-3), Juniors (Grades 4-5), Cadettes (Grades 6, 7, and 8), Seniors (Grades 9-10), and Ambassadors (Grades 11-12). Girl Scouts participate in community service projects, camping, and lots of fun activities. Girl Scouts helps to build character, leadership skills, confidence, and many other life skills.
What your daughter gets out of each day is up to you. So, did she have any amazing adventures today? Non-stop fun? Did she have a chance to discover her potential? To build confidence? Girls Scouts offers girls endless ways to turn boring days into days she'll remember all her life. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Become a Girl Scout Volunteer! Parents/adults are invited to join the fun. Girl Scout volunteers are a diverse group of women and men whose expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences nurture each girl's individuality and leadership qualities. Come share your personal passions and create experiences together you'll never forget.
Girls who are interested in joining the Edison/Metuchen/Highland Park Girl Scouts should have their parents send an e-mail to email@example.com or mail a note to P.O. Box 546, Metuchen, NJ 08840.
WHEN: 7 to 9PM, Tuesday 7th September 2010
WHERE: BACK ROOM at our NEW VENUE The Raconteur, 431 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840. It's the sexy little bookstore and literary center of gravity where you always wanted to hang out.
HOW: Walk, cycle, bus, or NJ Transit (Northeast Corridor, Metuchen Stop): Downtown Metuchen, NJ. Taxi or car OK if more than 2 passengers ;)
BYBO: Yes, we're meeting at a bookstore, but you're welcome to bring your favorite wine or beer to share. Homebrew is encouraged!
The man of a 1000 different looks, the man of a 1000 different songs, the man who will make any weekend better is BOB DENSON. Haileys and Bob are perfect together, so he is back again. Many thanks to all of his fans (except a few) who came out the last few times! You are the ones who made his return possible. So now that bob is here tonight,feel free to come by and kick up your feet and tilt your glass to whatever music you request from bob marley, to donny osmond, to prince. WOW.
Tuesday night, September 7, 9-11:30PM at Hailey's Pub on Main Street
Tickets can now be ordered on line for Jackie Masons new film ONE ANGRY MAN by going to www.forumtheatrearts.org click on FILMS at top of page and then CALENDER OF EVENTS at top right of page. JACKIE WILL BE HERE TO INTRODUCE THE SCREENING. All seats are $20.
Next Stars on Stage open house will be September 13 from 6-8pm. WILLY WONKA for grades 4-8 and GUYS AND DOLLS for grades 8-12. You can also call 732.548.5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and we will get back to you. Classes begin on September 19.
Have a safe holiday weekend!
Come down to Metuchen's beautiful Main Street for a fun event! Check out this link for more information on Sharon's work!On the third Thursday of September, I'll be holding court hosting two wonderful singer/songwriter/performers: Long Island's folk-rock stylist Joe Iadanza and New Jersey bell-pure-voiced songstress Christine Deleon. Plus I'll share a few of my own tunes.
"Metuchen Rocks!!," Metuchen's free outdoor summer concert series, ends the summer with a dance party and fireworks on Sunday, September 5th. The Spidermonkeys will bring their eclectic mix of classic rock, blues, country, plus their own original tunes to the party. The band members include Metuchen's own Zack Leffand on lead guitar and Dan Cotton on drums, with Jim Toscano on guitar and vocals, Jason Jack on base, and the fabulous MR. FIN on trumpet, flute, keyboard and percussion.
The party starts at 7:30 p.m in the heart of downtown Metuchen on the corner or Pearl and Center Streets next to the Metuchen Senior Citizen Center (behind the A&P Liquor Store). The party ends at sundown with a fireworks display made possible by the generous support of the Metuchen Savings Bank.
The rain date for the party and fireworks is Monday, September 6th, same time, same place.