May 2016 Archives

Happy Memorial Day, Metuchen!

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The pool is open, the weather is lovely (for now) and the parade and celebration of the veterans is tomorrow! ENJOY! 

The Metuchen Memorial Day parade will start at 10:00 am on May 30, 2016,  The parade will proceed from New St. towards Main St where it will turn right and travel down Main St until reaching Brunswick Av where it will turn right on Brunswick Ave and will end at Edgar School. 


Expect Traffic delays prior and duration of the parade. 
Plan an alternate route if possible. 

The follow roadways will be closed due to the parade. 

Main St. & Highland Ave to Main St. and Brunswick Ave 
New St from Main St to Lake Ave. 
Hillside Av from Main St to Station Pl. 
Center St from Middlesex Ave to New St. 
Brunswick Ave from Main St to Lake Ave 
High St from Main St to Graham Av 
Spring St from Main St to Graham Av 

Please note Amboy Ave will be open until the time the parade reaches that point then Amboy Av will then be closed until the end of the parade.


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Please be reminded that the May general meeting will be held Tuesday evening at 7pm in the MHS library. This is an important meeting as we will be voting via written ballot for the positions of President and Treasurer. We strongly encourage every member in good standing to come and vote.
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Early Registration Info about the MMP

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Preschool of Rock Summer Registration is OPEN

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Preschool of Rock is on the Move This Weekend

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June events announced for Temple Emanu-El

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June 10                     Shabbat Alive! A joyous and participatory musical Shabbat service. Come share the pleasure, along with the rocking music.  7:00 p.m.  This month we will have a special blessing for all graduates- of high school, college, graduate school... if you are a graduate, make sure you join us!

 

June 11                     Celebrate the Festival of Shavuot with Temple Emanu-El.  Saturday night, June 11th  - 6:00 PM Shavuot dinner (must RSVP in advance - $15 adults, $10 children).  7:00 PM Shavuot Service and Confirmation followed by special Oneg.  9:30 PM  Late Night Study Session (Tikkun Leil Shavuot).  Sunday, June 12th - 10:30 AM Yizkor and Chag Service, followed by a potluck dairy lunch.

       

June 17                     Tot Shabbat   An age-appropriate fun and learning program for children up to six years old which also includes a Jewish-themed art and craft session. The program starts at 6:00 pm.

 

June 17                    Gay Pride Shabbat: Join the Temple Emanu-El family for a special service celebrating the Gay and Lesbian community. We are the first mainstream New Jersey congregation to host a Gay Pride Shabbat as we proudly acclaim and support our collaboration with the New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Chavurah.

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MHS Artists Showcased at Library Gallery throughout May

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Metuchen High School artists are showcased at the Metuchen Library Gallery throughout the month of May. Over thirty outstanding works are on view. Their art teachers, Katie Mc Keown and Margo Poandl invite you to a reception on Sunday May 15th from 2:00- 4:00 PM.
 
Stop by the library to feast your eyes on the student's interesting and creative works. This is another example of the outstanding educational programs in the Metuchen Public Schools.
 
Metuchen Public Library is located at 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, New Jersey, 08840. If you have any questions about the exhibit, please feel free to call the Library at 732-632-8526, or contact Metuchen Library Gallery at metuchenlibrary@gmail.com" target="_blank">metuchenlibrary@gmail.com

Girl Scout Troop 81412 Cleans Up The Greenway

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Girl Scout Troop 81412 showed great community spirit this month by cleaning up the Middlesex Greenway. "We are trying to stick to basics with scouting - enjoying nature, girl power!! and giving back - recognizing how fortunate we are," says troop leader Dawn Cammarano. "Having the girls help out is an essential part of being good citizens and supporting the community." 

The Girl Scouts and their friends involved include: Noelle Cammarano, Mara Chinchar, Jessie Leaf, Juliet Boyd, Madelyn Benedict, Melissa Haskell, Nicholas Cammarano, Harry Chinchar, Clara Boyd, Jack Benedict, Emmi Benedict  and Josh Slotwinski. They were assisted by their co-leaders Nicole Chinchar and Dawn Cammarano and friends Stacey Benedict, Joanne Leaf and Kathryn Boyd.

Madelyn Bemedict lives next to the greenway and requested that the troop clean it up because when she rides her bike on it, she sees all the garbage. The troop will revisit the site in the near future to maintain their clean-up efforts.

"Most of the monies that we have raised from selling cookies will be donated to charities that the girls presented and then voted on--we have helped put together Thanksgiving meals for the Hands of Hope in Edison, and are currently working on treat bags for a Mother's day gift for members of Hands of Hope," Cammarano added.

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Next year the troop will go for their Bronze Award. "They are always willing to step up to the plate, make their voices heard and then act!" their leaders proudly claimed so the town will continue to benefit from their awesome services.

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Optimum Awards Breaking the Chain Student Efforts at MHS

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Check out this article about Breaking the Chain and their most recent award:

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http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2016/04/optimum_honors_metuchen_high_school_students.html


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