Friday, April 19, 2013
Just a hop, skip and jump from Woodbridge, the 'Artists' Flea Show' in Rahway looks like an upscale experience not to be missed this Saturday.
One of the more unique handicraft festivals in central New Jersey is right next door to Woodbridge. In your travels this weekend, you might want to swing by the 'Artists' Flea' show, a curated market of handmade and one-of-a-kind wares, right over in Rahway. The Rahway Arts District is sponsoring the event, to be held on Saturday, April 20, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Rahway YMCA at 1564 Irving Street. Admission is free. The market will be offering an interesting array of items, including original fine art, crafts by local artisans and designers, jewelry, clothing, and accessories, as well as vintage, antique, and upcycled/recycled products. You can turn it into a day for the whole family, since gourmet foods will also be offered to entice …
It's in Woodbridge Proper - and if you live in this recycling district, remember to put out your heavy items for free pickup.
Another spring weekend, another set of township-wide garage sales in Woodbridge. Each weekend, a different area of town will be highlighted - but anyone can hold a garage sale whenever they want. Residents can get a free garage sale permit, but more importantly, they can leave their bulk waste out by the curb for a free pick up. This weekend, the sales and bulk pick up are on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 mostly in the Woodbridge Proper section of town. If you don't know what your RD - recycling district - is, take a look at the sanitation and recycling calendar the township mails out annually. If you can't find it, give the Recycling Department a call at 732-738-1311, ext. 3049 and give them your street address. They can tell …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Woodbridge Flood Zone members will hold a meeting tonight at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A coalition of groups gathered Saturday to support the Constitution and individual rights. But it wasn't just about the Second Amendment, they said.
If you were driving down Amboy Avenue Saturday morning, you might've come across a group of protesters, hoisting signs and waving flags, and wondered what they were about. The casual protest was a coalition of patriotic and Constitutional groups, mostly there to commemorate April 15, the day tax returns are due to the Internal Revenue Service. They weren't there to fight against gun control bills floating around in Congress, members said, but proponents of tightening laws against guns and gun ownership in the wake of December's school shootings in Connecticut seemed to insist they were. So explained Gary Charwin, a leader of the Tea Party of Middlesex County, who said he was in Woodbridge to stand up for Constitutional rights. The Tea …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A Cane Corso dog was found abandoned at Port Reading School #9 Tuesday with his ears cut away to his head.
It's the kind of that thing guaranteed to turn your stomach. A Cane Corso dog, now recuperating at the Woodbridge Animal Shelter, was found Tuesday, tied to the door at Port Reading School #9. The black mastiff-type dog, with a white marking on his chest, had apparently been the recipient of a home-done ear cropping. The breed, considered by the American Kennel Club to have been a relatively rare dog native to Italy, has naturally floppy ears. According to the Cane Corso Coalition, ear cropping of the breed is "preferred by many," but is also illegal in some countries. The dog was "frightened and defensive" when he was found, according to volunteers at the shelter. The dog, they said, is older, dirty, and probably kept outdoors. The …
Asta Riporti of Woodbridge needs your vote to win the "Shore to Love the Shore" photography contest.
You don't have to live at the shore to love the shore. Woodbridge resident and photographer Asta Riporti earned a spot as one of five finalists in the "Shore to Love the Shore" photo contest, sponsored by Jersey Shore Hot Spots. Riporti called her artistic sepia-toned photograph of benches on the boardwalk "Love, Joy, Peace." The finalist with the most Facebook votes wins the perfect prize for a shore fan: two free beach passes. Riport is looking for her fellow Woodbridge residents to cast a vote for her entry in the contest. So far, she's second with 42 votes. So take a look at the "Shore to Love the Shore" entries, and cast a vote. You have until April 22, but don't wait. We'll report how the contest, and our hometown photographer, does…
The Woodbridge Flood Zone group - homeowners seeking solutions to flooding problems - will be meeting Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The first weigh-in for the dieting program with prizes starts today at the Woodbridge Community Center
The "Spring Into Shape" Weight Loss Challenge - a 12-week weight loss program for Woodbridge residents - starts today with a weigh-in at the Woodbridge Community Center. Mayor John McCormac, who recently suffered a broken appendage during a basketball game, is said to be attending the event. Residents who vounteer for the weigh-in pay a $30 entry fee, and at the end of the program, cash prizes will be awarded for the biggest losers, along with other prizes and awards. The $30 fee includes a pedometer, a tee-shirt, workout classes at the community center, and nutrition classes. The weigh-in today is from 12 noon to 3 pm; a second session will be held on Monday, April 8, from 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information, call 732-634-4500. Follow …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Kids of all ages are invited to attend the Sunday event and dress as their favorite Star Wars character
You are never too old to adore 'Star Wars' - and if you're a fan, Sunday's your day. Woodbridge Township is planning a 'Star Wars Spectacular', to be held Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Woodbridge Community Center. It's all part of the new township promotion, the Woodbridge Family Series, designed to help sell the community center and boost its economic fortunes. The gym at the center will be "transformed into a galaxy far, far away" as the program features favorite Star Wars characters. Both children and adults will enjoy games, tattoos, cookie decorating, light saber demonstrations and free pictures, courtesy of Walgreens, of fans with their Star Wars favorites. There will also be video games, toys, and Star Wars memorabilia for sale. …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, and pictures....take the whole family to the Parker Press today