May 2017 Archives


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Hi, all! You may have wondered why new posts weren't going up on the site recently. We had a very severe internet breakdown at Metuchen Matters (aka my home office) and spent weeks having Optimum replacing wires and cables and routers and such to make everything run again. SO I would love to know if there is an experienced and not-too-expensive IT expert out there who could help me with the website when things are going to the technology dogs. Contact Jana Siciliano at and we can discuss! This is an occasional position with pay. Thanks!
Planned Parenthood - Event Reminder

Join your DAM friends as they host Nicole Matos, Public Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern NJ who will provide us with updates on the ways Planned Parenthood helps our friends & neighbors in NJ. Learn about what you can do to help preserve these life-saving medical centers - an essential topic for discussion, particularly in light of recent congressional acts on healthcare:

Date: Tuesday May 9th
Time: 8pm
Where: Old Franklin Schoolhouse (491 Middlesex Avenue)
NB: Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for the Metuchen food pantry.

The "War on Women" has been going on for years. With recent changes in government leadership, extremists feel more empowered than ever to attack women where it matters most, in potentially life-saving medical care.

We look forward to seeing  you on Tuesday May 9th. 

Metuchen Swim Club Early Memberships Available NOW

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Early registration for the 2017 Pool memberships begins on April 21, 2017 and ends on May 21,2017.  The membership rates for 2017 are not changed from the 2016 rates.  Online registration for a 2017 pool membership can be done through the Borough of Metuchen website.  

ONLINE POOL REGISTRATION WILL ONLY ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.   The option to register online and mail payment by check is no longer available.  If you wish to pay for your registration by check, please complete a 2017 pool application and send it to FINANCE OFFICE, METUCHEN MUNICIPAL POOL, 500 MAIN STREET, METUCHEN, NJ 08840.


The pool will open with limited hours for weekends starting Memorial Day weekend.  Official opening day for the pool will be Friday, June 23.  The last day of the season will be Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

YMCA Richard Hale Memorial Golf Classic June 6th

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM EDT
Check In 10:30
Lunch 11:30
Tee Time 12:30

Metuchen Golf and Country Club
483 Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Edison, NJ 08820
Driving Directions
As you read this email you can almost hear the birds chirping and the course trees rustling...the 2017 Richard Hale Memorial YMCA Golf Classic is just around the corner.

Responses for this year's outing have been very strong. If you plan on joining by golfing or sponsoring please respond soon.

As a golfer, sponsor, or both, you will experience the legacy of Richard "Dick" Hale by supporting the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy's Send a Kid to Camp Scholarship Fund. Dick's tireless efforts as a YMCA champion created a standard of generosity we are committed to steward. 

The YMCA awards over $80,000 of Financial Assistance each year for deserving families to send their children to summer day camp. Your participation in this golf outing will create a happier, safer summer for many children. 

$250 per Golfer
$1,000 per Foursome
Register Now!
If you need any assistance registering or would like to register over the phone, you may contact  Katie McAdoo , 732-516-9200 x1108 or email her at
Thank you for your support & we hope to see you on June 6th!
Katie McAdoo
732-516-9200 x1108

Member Appreciation Month at the YMCA for May

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We appreciate our members!

For the month of May, each time you use the facility you will be entered in to a drawing to win a prize.

Be sure to scan your ID card at the Member Service Desk to get credit for that day. The more you come to work out the greater the chance to win! Winners will be drawn on June 1st!

May 17th will be member appreciation day! Stop by for a small token of appreciation.


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Early Registration for 2017 Is Closing Soon!

Time is running out! Sign up by May 15th to take advantage of the early sign up discount and to make sure you get one of our race shirts.

Sunday June 18th
Metuchen High School

Check-in from 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Timed Race begins at 8:30 AM
Run/Walk begins at 8:40 AM

$30 per registrant and a guaranteed shirt BEFORE 5/15
$35 AFTER 5/15 and no assurances of a shirt

Back by popular demand, a $250 family donation includes registration of up to 6 family members, family name sign on race route, T-shirts, and pre-packaged delivery of race materials.

Click Here to Register!

Copyright © 2017 Fuccile Foundation, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because of previous interest or participation in the Fuce 5k or Fuccile Foundation whose mission is to help Metuchen area families in need.

Our mailing address is:
Fuccile Foundation
PO Box 453
MetuchenNJ 08840

Team 7350, Watt NXT, advances again to the FIRST World Championship on Sunday March 19, 2017! Last weekend, Watt NXT competed alongside 75 of the best teams on the East Coast at the East Super Regional Championship in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a chance to compete at the highly coveted World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.


Watt NXT is a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team based in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Composed of members spanning grades 8 to 12 from Edison Township and Metuchen schools, this team is determined to spread enthusiasm for STEM education. The team connects with engineering mentors, employ creative designs for their robot and be innovative when executing them, and most importantly - spread the love of science, technology, engineering, math, and FIRST throughout the community. The team also helps their local community understand FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. At the end of last month, the team also participated in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Championships and won the prestigious Control and Connect Awards, respectively, making them eligible to participate in the East Coast Super Regional Championship.


This past weekend, Watt NXT was nominated for the Think and Motivate Awards which allowed the team to advance to the World Championship. The Think Award is given to the team that the judges feel best understood the role of the engineering notebook in the design process. The engineering notebook is the key reference for judges to help them identify the most deserving team. This engineering notebook focused on the design and build stages of the team's robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers. Watt NXT was also nominated for the Motivate Award because they exemplified the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit and exhibited enthusiasm. The team celebrated their team, their individuality and their spirit through team attire, and exhibits their outstanding team spirit. Watt NXT's enthusiasm and spirit motivates others to embrace the culture of the competition and FIRST. The team has also made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community. The team was also ranked 8th place in their division, Hopper Division.


Kat Block's Work at Rotunda Gallery Through June

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Through June 30, 2017, the Rotunda Gallery at Borough Hall in Metuchen NJ will be featuring the work of award winning artist, Kat Block with her exhibition entitled, "Mania". This exhibition is composed of a variety of media, including mixed media collage, watercolor and graphite. Kat's main sources of inspiration are: nature, colors and color combinations,  and varied patterns and surfaces.

Despite the complexity of her pieces, one comes away from viewing them feeling serene due to her meticulous  and beautiful compositions.

In addition to being an accomplished career artist, Kat is a sought after art educator. She currently teaches at the du Cret School of Art, the Visual Art Center of NJ, the Institute of Music for Children, and Arts Middle School in both Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. She also conducts workshops throughout the state,  and has private students of all ages, some of whom have gone on to win their own awards.

Annual Town Treasure Hunt Registration Open NOW

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Join the Metuchen Swim Club Swim and Dive Teams NOW

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The Metuchen Municipal Pool (MMP) Swim & Dive Team is now open for registration!   We are a summer recreational program, offering a fun, supportive atmosphere for swimmers from ages 5-18.  Swimmers must be members of the Metuchen Municipal Pool to participate.


Practice starts on Wednesday, May 31st for the swim team. Dive team practice starts in June. Registration will close on June 9th. Please go to our website at to register.  Cost is $85 for the first child, $35 for each additional child.


We offer 3 types of teams:


Pre-team - for beginning swimmers looking for a bridge to a competitive experience.

Two competitive swim teams  

Dive team- fun for all especially gymnasts, cheerleaders and trampoline kids - beginners welcome!


Swimmers and divers need to be able to swim 25 yards across the pool. Coaches will teach them the rest. Register at MMPSDTPA.ORG

Email the parent board at with questions.


Career Fair at MHS on May 19 -- Professionals Needed

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MHS is hosting a Career Fair on Friday May 19 from 8:15 to 10:15 am in the school cafeteria.  Students will be attending the fair during periods 1 or 2. 

We are looking-for professionals who are willing and able to volunteer their time to participate.  Areas of interest include but are not limited to: veterinary/animal care, trades/construction,  healthcare/nursing/PT/other medical, business services and management, legal services, marketing and communications, science/technology, etc.  Whatever it is that you do - we'd be grateful for your time, knowledge, and experience.  

If you are interested and available, please contact Liz DeMott or Steve Cichetti .

The Thirteen Return to St. Luke's May 7th

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The Thirteen Chamber Choir presents The French Connection. 

Sunday, May 7th, 7pm

St Luke's  Episcopal Church 

17 Oak  Avenue, Metuchen, NJ

Tickets $20, students $10

Join us in this exploration of the French sound-world through the music of composers from the 15th Century through today. Experience love songs, nationalism, impressionism, and ardent devotion as only the French can! This concert will include works by Josquin, Lassus, Duruflé, Poulenc, Messiaen, and 21st century American composer, Daniel Elder.

Temple Emanu-El June Calendar Available Here

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All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted.


Prospective Membership Giveaway Program Prospective members who attend any service or event at Temple Emanu-El can enter into a raffle for 12 months of FREE membership at the temple! One entry per family can be made for EACH event attended. Every month, one free membership will be given away. The year of free membership will begin on the first of the month following the raffle draw.

This amazing opportunity will take place for one full year. Raffle winners who continue their membership following the promotional free year will be eligible for our ongoing membership incentive (Two years at 50% regular membership fees).

Contact the Temple for details and restrictions.


June 2                       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!


Moss Registration Open Now

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All children who will be 3 or 4 years old as of September 1, 2017 and reside in Metuchen are eligible for the Metuchen Public School's integrated preschool program.  Times for the classes are as follows:
                                                      Half day             8:50 AM to 11:00 AM   
                                                      Half day             11:50 AM to 2:00 PM
                                                      Full day             8:50 AM to 2:00 PM   

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