November 2012 Archives
Metuchen Senior Center November Trip RESCHEDULED
Due to threat of inclement weather, the trip to The Sands in Bethlehem, PA. originally set for Nov. 27th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 4th.
There is still time to sign-up!
The bus leaves from the Metuchen Municipal Pool Parking Lot off Lake Avenue behind Edgar School at 10AM and returns by 6:30PM.
The cost is $22 per person and includes a return of $20 in slot cash and a $5 food voucher. Not limited to seniors but you must be over 21 years of age to attend.
Reservations must be made in person at the Metuchen Senior Center,
15 Center St. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.
Make checks payable to "Borough of Metuchen."
Call 732-632-8524 for more info.
On Wednesday, November 21st, middle school students in Health and PE classes of Mrs. Gilbert, Ms. Caruso, Mr. Carter, and Mr. Hogrebe enjoyed an assembly which introduced the sport of fencing. Two representatives from Hub City Fencing Academy, located in Edison, NJ taught the students about this captivating sport. First the students learned about the rules and equipment. Then the representatives talked about the many scholarship opportunities available for fencing. Since fencing is an Olympic sport, most of the students had heard about it, but this assembly provided a detailed description, demonstration, and an opportunity to ask questions. The students learned that most of the Fencing Olympians actually come from New Jersey! The assembly came to close when the two representatives geared up and fought in a fencing bout. The students enjoyed the presentation and were motivated to find out more about this unique sport.
Opera GoLightly Musical Benefit
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 8:00 P.M
Suggested Donation: $15 Adults under 65, $10 Seniors and Children under 12
Opera GoLightly (formerly Operantics), is pleased to present Love, Life & Legendary Tales
A program of staged excerpts from musicals, operettas and famous operas. The benefit will raise money for Centenary United Methodist Church's Fix-the-Roof Fund and includes:
Duets and trios from Oklahoma, West Side Story,
The Mikado, Vagabond King -- Plus opera standards, made fun and accessible, from Turandot, The Pearl Fishers, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville, Hansel & Gretel and much more.
Friday 7:30 Sat 5:30 & 7:30 Sun 2
The controversial new film by Ben Lewin puts a spin on "commitment."
Running time 95m Rated R
"Respect, A Musical Journey of Woman"
A N.J. Premiere
December 27- January 6 Including New Years Eve at 8pm!
From "Someone to Watch Over Me" to "I Will Survive." It's the journey of women, told through Top-40 music in the new musical production RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women. From "I Will Follow Him" "These Boots are Made for Walking," "What's Love Got to Do with it," Combining excerpts of 60 songs with women's own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more, "this show is "exhilarating!" It's more than just a story worth telling, it's a must-see and must-hear.
"Respect is a high-energy, historical and hysterical look at women's changes from 1900 to today as illustrated by popular song (New Times), portrayed by a narrator and three breath-takingly talented singers. It is a lively and engaging look at music's depiction of women, as they go from codependence to independence, from Someone to Watch Over Me to I Will Survive and beyond. Interwoven between the music are monologues--real women's stories, which give more meaning to the songs. The show includes 63 song excerpts and grew out of playwright Dorothy Marcic's research and subsequent book (published in 2002) on women's Top-40 songs, which showed how women are portrayed differently in each era".
Men you will love this show as well. After all a man directed it! This is the perfect date night or ladies night show! Discounts for Groups of 20 or more. ( New Years Eve not included)
Tickets Now On Sale at www.forumtheatrearts.org or by calling 732. 548.5600!
For The Kids This Holiday Season!
THE WIZARD OF OZ..Presented by our Stars On Stage Students December 14, 15, 16 Live On Stage Tickets Now On Sale!
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
THE WIZARD OF OZ. includes all the popular songs from the film. Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve , We're Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, and The Merry Old Land of Oz....to name a few. Tickets Are Now On Sale @ www.forumtheatrearts.org or by calling 732.548.5600
at the Wine Chateau in Metuchen.
Light appetizers and dessert from Lola's, Mimi's and Torino local Metuchen restaurants also a Cuban surprises. $25.00 per person, 21 and over only. No money exchanged at the door, you must purchase your ticket before. Invite you friends...
70 guest maximum
For tickets please contact Merrill Lunt at 732-306-4585 - THE_LUNTS@YAHOO.COM
Neve Shalom's Tikkun Olam Committee in conjunction with Sisterhood, Men's Club and Membership Committee is offering a one-time information session for volunteers to learn about all the rituals and how to appropriately set and maintain the house during the Shiva period according to the individual families' requests on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:30pm at 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen. For more information, please contact Jonathan & Julie Hersch at 732-494-3439.
|Benefit for the NJ Victims of Hurricane Sandy|
Saturday, November 24th @ 7:00
St. Luke's Church
17 Oak Avenue
(Corner of Oak and Route 27)
St. Luke's wanst you to "take a deep breath before the holiday rush starts and enjoy an evening of music with seasoned cabaret and theater performers Stephen Belfatti, Tony Didia, Mimi Francis, Barbara Gurskey and Carlos Monteagudo and help us raise money for local families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy."
The suggested donation is $20 and refreshments will be served. Make your reservation early at 732-548-4308 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us at Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Avenue in Metuchen for the annual Goods and Services Auction to be held on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 pm. We have many fabulous items up for bid including vacation homes, designer bags, theatre tickets, sporting event tickets, flat screen TV's, Weber gas grills, original fine art, restaurant gift certificates, retail store gift cards and much, much more!
In addition to the open auction we feature a silent auction, a 50/50, raffles, giveaways, and complimentary coffee and dessert at the end of the evening. Admission has been rolled back to only $5.00 per person! For more information about the Goods and Services Auction please contact Martha Mack at 732-548-2238 ext. 17. We look forward to seeing you there!
BOROUGH OF METUCHEN
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Metuchen is seeking qualifications for the provision of the following professional services:
Borough Attorney Labor Attorney Borough Engineer Borough Planner Borough Auditor Bond Counsel
The Borough of Metuchen is seeking qualifications from qualified individuals for the above listed professional positions.
Proposals will be evaluated by the Metuchen Borough Council of the Borough of Metuchen on the basis of the following:
A. Experience (minimum of seven years) and reputation in the given field;
B. Knowledge of the Borough of Metuchen and the subject matter to be addressed under the contract;
C. Availability to accommodate required meetings of the Borough;
D. Other factors to be demonstrated to be in the best interests of the Borough of Metuchen.
Qualifications should be submitted in the form of a CV, resume, or by other documentation which will allow for evaluation under the above criteria.
Submittals must be received by 10:00 AM December 12, 2012 at the Metuchen Borough Hall, 500 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840.
Questions should be directed to the Borough Administrator at 732-632-8509. Submittals must be addressed to:
Borough Administrator 500 Main Street Metuchen, NJ 08840
with the envelope marked "Professional Services Qualifications"
The Friends of the Metuchen Library's late Fall trip will be to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. In addition to the museum's enormous permanent collection there will be several special exhibits, including the following:
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
Annual Christmas Tree & Baroque Creche
Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
Bernini: Sculpting in Clay
Matisse: In Search of True Painting
George Bellows (1882 - 1925)
The bus will leave Library Place in Metuchen at 8:15AM and will leave the museum promptly at 3:30PM. Please arrive before 8:00AM. Street parking will be available on Library Place.
The cost of the trip is $40 which includes transportation, a gratuity for the driver and the museum entry fee. Lunch may be purchased at the Museum's cafeteria or cafe. Please make your checks out to FRIENDS OF THE METUCHEN LIBRARY and bring them to the Main Desk at the Metuchen Library. There are no discounts for members of the Museum. In accordance with our policy, there will be no refunds for those who cancel. Those who do, are encouraged to sell their tickets to someone on the waiting list. Questions? Please call the Library at 732-632-8526.
THE OTHER SON
Friday 7:30 Sat 4:30 Sun 2 & 4pm
"The Other Son" is the moving and provocative tale of two young men -- one Israeli, the other Palestinian -- who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families.
Tel Aviv resident Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk) is about to turn eighteen and start his military service, but the physical turns up something odd - his blood type is A-negative while both mother Orith (Emmanuelle Devos) and father Alon (Pascal Elb) are A-positive, a genetic impossibility. It turns out that on the night Jo was born, the hospital in Haifa was locked down against a potential Scud attack, and in the confusion the Silbergs' baby was switched with that of Leila and Said Al-Bezaaz (Areen Omari and Khalifa Natour), a Palesinian couple now living in the West Bank. Though the families initially intend to keep this secret from Jo and Yacine (Mehdi Dehbi), Joseph's sudden ineligibility for military service demands an explanation.
Running time 105m Rated pg-13
THIS SHOW IS A BENEFIT SHOW FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELEIF!
To celebrate Crystal Plumage Films' 2nd anniversary of bringing you 35mm of horror on the big screen, we are showing two bangers!
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS
Saturday November 17th at 7:30PM
Tickets are $13
A donation of $5 will get you a raffle ticket for special prizes, too!
This is their show of the year--no more programmiing
until March 2013!
314 Main Street, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
Premiere Stages, the Professional Theatre Company in residence at Kean University, seeks submissions to the 9th Annual Premiere Stages Play Festival. This yearly competition for unproduced scripts offers developmental opportunities to four playwrights born or currently residing in the greater metropolitan area (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut). The winner of the festival will be awarded $2,000 and a full Equity production in Premiere's 2013 season. The runner-up will receive $750 and an Equity workshop in June; two other writers will receive Staged Readings in March and a cash prize of $500.
dealing with Hurricane Sandy.
The Community FoodBank of NJ will be holding a turkey drive this week.
Middlesex County locations include:
Heidi's Cottage, 445 North Avenue, Dunellen
St. Francis School, Main St. & 45 Library Pl., Metuchen
Magyar Bank, 582 Milltown Road, North Brunswick
All Star Mitsubishi, 6056 State Highway 35, Sayreville
The event is on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Items needed to feed NJ families: Frozen turkeys (never thawed),Canned
Fish/Meat, Powdered Milk and Infant Formula, Boxed or Canned Meals, Peanut
Butter (Plastic jars only), and Canned Vegetables/Fruits.
10:00 a.m. November 7, 2012 MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY LIFTS BOIL WATER ADVISORY
ISELIN, NJ, November 7, 2012 (10:00 a.m.) The boil water advisory issued Monday night by Middlesex Water Company for its customers in Carteret, Clark, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, the Melrose section of Sayreville, South Amboy, South Plainfield, and all sections of Woodbridge has been lifted. Customers in those municipalities no longer have to boil water before consumption as water quality results show that the water meets all state and federal water quality standards.
THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS LIFTED and the following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:
•Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main.
•Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
•Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
•Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
•Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled.
Customers with questions should contact Customer Service at 732-634-1500.
Middlesex Water Company had issued the precautionary boil-water advisory after it lost power and secondary power at its intake station which resulted in significant loss of water pressure throughout its distribution system. Although power has since been partially restored to its intake and main treatment plant, the Company remains cautiously optimistic about sustaining reliable power supply at these locations and getting power restored to its other operating facilities which lost power or remain on emergency back- up generation. Customers are urged to continue to conserve water until further notice as previously directed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Nov 6 2012 4:50 a.m. POWER RESTORED TO MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY INTAKE, CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM REGARDING SUSTAINED POWER RELIABILITY; WATER PRESSURES SLOWLY RISING; BOIL WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
POWER RESTORED TO MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY INTAKE, CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM REGARDING SUSTAINED POWER RELIABILITY; WATER PRESSURES SLOWLY RISING, BOIL WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
November 6, 2012 (ISELIN, NJ) 4:50 a.m. Primary power was restored to Middlesex Water Company's intake at approximately 2:00 a.m. Water pressures can be expected to slowly increase over the next 8 hours assuming electric power can be sustained. Tap water may initially appear cloudy, this is harmless and is simply the result of excess air in the water mains resulting from the initial loss of water pressure.
Middlesex Water customers in Carteret, Clark, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, the Melrose section of Sayreville, South Amboy, South Plainfield, and all sections of Woodbridge had been affected by the initial loss in pressure. Customers are urged to continue to conserve water until further notice as previously directed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
November 5, 2012 (ISELIN, NJ) 7:00 p.m. Due to a power failure at its intake station in New B
The company's treatment plant and intake station had been on emergency generation since Monday, October 29 and both facilities were restored to normal electric power over the weekend. However, late this afternoon, the intake station, which draws in the water supply, lost power again. In addition, the emergency standby generator at the intake also malfunctioned rendering it inoperable. Over the next few hours, customers can expect to see significant drops in water pressure and loss of water service. Customers should store a minimum of 3 gallons of tap water for each person, each day in addition to supplies of bottled water they may have secured as part of their storm preparations.
This Weekend On Our Screen We Continue With The Truly Inspiring Documentary..."SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN"
Fri Nov 9 @ 7:30 Sat Nov 10 @ 7:30 Sun Nov 11 @ 4pm
Pg-13 1hr 25m
I have tried to prioritize.
Canned goods (flip-top prepared preferred) - veggies and fruit especially, as well as soups and canned pastas (ie spaghetti, ravioli, etc).
Dry/boxed goods (cereal, oatmeal, pasta, crackers, cookies, etc)
Juice, Boxed Milk
Batteries (D especially) and flashlights
Cleaning Supplies (bleach, sponges, mops, brooms)
Diapers, Formula, Wipes
New packages of Mens Underwear & Socks
Big Trash Bags - Contractor Bags
Paper towels, Toilet Paper
Paper good (plates, utensil, cups)
Almost everything is gone except our momentum, energy, and will so any restocking would be appreciated. WE ALSO NEED BOXES TO PUT THINGS IN!
Finally: Emergency blood drive today from 9-3 at Bayshore Hospital. There is a critical shortage.
Voters can vote in person, by postal mail, email or fax. Call your local Municipal Clerk to find out if your polling location has been moved due to the storm. Displaced voters may cast a provisional ballot at the nearest polling location.
Voters may also vote via e-mail or fax by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6. You must first complete and sign a Vote-by-Mail application. Scan and e-mail the application to email@example.com
You will receive ballot documentation. E-mail completed documentation to the Middlesex County Board of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org