August 2013 Archives

Mommy & Me at Neve Shalom This Fall -- Register NOW!

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The Rollbacks At To Be Continued . . . August 23rd

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Come to the bookstore Friday night and enjoy good music!

The Rollbacks will be playing latin jazz and classic rock along with special surprise guests.

Playing Friday August 23 @7pm at To Be Continued... Bookstore, Boutique & Café

August 17 and 18 Car Wash to Help Raise Funds for MHS Band

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ROUTE 1 CLOSURE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 16th

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ROUTE 1 (near Home Depot/Clayton Block) TO BE CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS THE WEEKEND OF 8/16

Route 1 traffic in Edison to be detoured over weekend of August 16
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that all Route 1 traffic in Edison will need to be diverted around a construction zone during the weekend starting 9:00 p.m. Friday August 16 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, to accommodate work to replace a freight rail grade-crossing. 
Detours for northbound and southbound motorists will provide access to all businesses and other destinations on either side of the construction zone, but motorists should plan alternate routes if possible and expect delays along the posted detour routes. 

In the event of rain, the project will be postponed to the following weekend. 

The grade-crossing spans all travel lanes on Route 1 northbound and southbound at a location north of Old Post Road and south of Middlesex County Route 531 (Main Street), or approximately 0.7 miles south of the interchange of Route 1 and Interstate 287. 

The section of Route 1 that will be closed to traffic extends from Forest Haven Boulevard to Prince Street, a distance of 0.4 miles.
On Wednesday, August 28 at 7:30 PM, Alex Dawson and Raconteur Radio will bring their staged production of the original Suspense Radio's 1945 drama August Heat to the Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue.  The performance features costumes, theatrical lighting, and sound effects.  Adults, teens and tweens are invited to this FREE event, which is paid for by the Friends of the Metuchen Public Library. A Question and Answer Session with the audience will follow. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call the Library on 732.632.8526 or write Young Adult Librarian Kathy Liss at KLiss@Lmxac.org
Before Raiders of the Lost Ark, there was The Man Who Would Be King. Based on the classic yarn by Rudyard Kipling and the rollicking film by John Huston, this ripsnorting radio play tells the tall and timeless tale of two rogue British soldiers/freemasons who set off from 19th century British India in search of adventure, and end up as kings of Kafiristan.

With Carlyle Owens as Brother Peachey Carnehan, Jeff Maschi as Brother Daniel Dravot, Laurence Mintz as Rudyard Kipling/Billy Fish, and Michael Jarmus as assorted other characters.

Featuring a live rendition of the song sung by Brother Danny Dravot, "Son of God Goes Forth to War" (set to the Irish tune "The Moreen"), and, as always, complimentary cocktails!

$10 @ the door.

Face of Downtown Main Street is Changing Rapidly

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So many changes coming this fall! The Brass Lantern moved into the space on Main Street left vacant by Martin & Son. Their old space is going to SaKula Yoga, after some rejuvenating makeover on the buildling. Lollipopland Metuchen and artist Ed Wetzel are moving into that building as well, estimated date of turnover being October 2013.

2Chicks is happily ensconced in Breezes' old space and Breezes is happily thriving in the space left by Mona Lisa on Route 27. And so it goes . . . the whirlybird of businesses in Metuchen. The most exciting thing? All these businesses are moving up but staying IN town. 

Congrats to all these thriving businesses serving our boro. 

Lake Avenue Bridge Repairs Carry On

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lakeavebridge.jpgBorough of Metuchen Government on its Facebook page posted this picture of the Lake Avenue Bridge repair and stated that "The original timeline anticipated a two year project and as far as we know that still stands." It looks like it's moving along! Has it been an impediment to your commute while it's been going on?

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at the Forum August 17 and 18

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Coming Up For The Kids... 
"ONCE ON THIS ISLAND"  A Musical Live on Stage 
Performed by The Forum Theatres Stars On Stage Students Friday August 16 @ 7:30 Saturday August 17 @ 11am & 7:30 Sunday August 18 @ 2pm
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. The highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

General Seating is $15 and can be purchased at the door or by calling our box office @ 732.548.5600
Introduce your kids to the magic of LIVE theatre! 

Holy Day Tickets Available Now at Temple Emanu-El

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Experience the Ruach (spirit) of Temple Emanu-El of Edison during the High Holy Day season.

 

If you would like to join us for all High Holy Day Services, you may do so for a fee of $200 per adult and $100 per child.  This is a one-time offer (not available to those who participated in prior years) and your ticket prices will be applied toward membership if you join the Temple before December 31, 2013.  Ask about our special incentives for new members!

Metuchen Rocks! Tomorrow Night - Philly Jazz Orchestra FREE

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Main and Amboy Lights Down due to Truck

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(photo: courtesy of Michael Napolitano)

Drivers may want to avoid the intersection of Main and Amboy today. A truck hit the traffic light and took down the pole and signs along with it this morning. For details, check the Borough's Facebook page.

Forum Undergoes Technical Updates This Week

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Thumbnail image for forumbanner.jpgIn case you were wondering why the marquee at the Forum was empty, a missive from the theater's owner to his email list of patrons has the answer. Here is what he said:

Dear Forum Patrons
Due to technical issues with our sound system we will NOT be showing Fill The Void this week.  We are in the process of o upgrading our sound system so we can offer our patrons the best film going experience possible. We will be sending out emails and press releases within the next week or two as to when films will resume.
I apologize for the inconvenience and hope we're back up and running very soon!
Thank you
Peter Loewy

See you at the new and improved movies!

Check out Philly Jazz Orchestra for FREE August 15th

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WHAT:                 The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra Opens METUCHEN ROCKS! Concert Series
WHEN:                 Thursday, August 15
TIME:                 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:         Metuchen Summer Stage, corner of Center and New Streets in downtown Metuchen, NJ
PRESENTER: The Metuchen Arts Council
COST:                 Free
CONTACT:         Nancy Goldberg (732)632-8502 / ngoldberg@metuchen.com 

College Prep Classes at Metuchen Library

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The following college-prep programs are open to Metuchen residents at the Library:

 

RESUME WRITING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (useful for part time jobs, special academic programs, college) : Tuesday 8/20 at 1PM until 2:30 PM (grades 10-12)

 

THE COLLEGE INTERVIEW WORKSHOP: Wednesday 8/21 at 1 PM until
2:30 PM (grades 11 and 12)

 

A FREE PRACTICE SAT EXAM: Tuesday 8/27 at 12:30 PM until 5 PM (grades
10-12)

 

 

For more information or to sign up, please send an email with name,
grade, address and phone number to KLiss@Lmxac.org.

Deadfest Weekend at the BIL August 10-11

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