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Community Bulletin Board: the North and South Brunswick Sentinel (for January 8)

All dog and cat licenses in North Brunswick must be renewed by Jan. 31. Afterward, a $5 per month late fee for renewal will be imposed according to Township Code.

A free rabies clinic will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 11 for both dogs and cats at the municipal building, 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick. Enter through the main front door, but the clinic will be held in the garage around the back of the building.

Checks or money orders only will be accepted. Licenses can be paid for at this time.

Dogs must be on a secure leash and cats must be in a carrier.

For more information, call 732-247-0922, ext. 470.


The SCORE Chapters of Central Jersey and Princeton are sponsoring the first in a series of free workshops for small businesses, HR 101: Hiring, Onboarding and Paying Employees, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

The workshop, which will be jointly sponsored by Paychex, Inc., will be conducted by Joanne Farina, a Human Resources consultant for Paychex. Topics covered will include hiring and paying new employees, reporting new hires to the State of New Jersey, justifying the cost of employees, and understanding the difference between W2 and 1099 employees.

Future and current entrepreneurs can register for this free event at centraljersey.score.org by clicking on “Take a Workshop.”

For more information, email Jane Meyer at jane.meyer@scorevolunteer.org.    



The Antonia Maria Foundation and Day One Sober Living will hold their 2020 spring gala, Celebrate a New Day, from 7-11 p.m. on April 3 at the South Gate Manor, Freehold.

The second annual gala will launch the partnership with Day One to help revolutionize sober living care for women in New Jersey. Together, the two organizations will be opening Leo’s House, a recovery home for women following in the footsteps of Gracie’s House. Both are located in North Brunswick.

For information on tickets or sponsorship, call 732-823-8350.



Bill Roufberg will present information on January’s Famous Trials at 10 a.m. Mondays at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

A new member mingle will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. Refreshments will be served.

Professor Maurice Mahler will present an art lecture on Pablo Picasso at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Students from the Crossroads Middle School South Jazz Band will perform at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Events are for South Brunswick residents age 55 and older. Sign up at the Senior Center to attend.

For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.



The USS Avenger science fiction fan association will hold science fiction and fantasy author Keith R. A. DeCandido at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

The Avenger is also seeking new members to help build the organization. As a special offer, any individuals who join Starfleet and the chapter at this meeting will be offered a $1 gift toward the purchase of any book by DeCandido.


The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold its Staff Souper Bowl at 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the senior center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

The event is limited to the first 50 South Brunswick residents age 55 and older who register by Jan. 24.

For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.


The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold its annual Day with the Characters from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Students from Crossroads Middle School North will perform “High School Musical.” Then, actors will have lunch with the seniors; bring a bagged lunch.

Transportation will be provided from the senior center to the school.

The trip is limited to 40 participants. Sign up in the offie by Jan. 29.










Homework Buddies Peer Tutoring has begun at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
The sessions will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary.
Select high school students volunteer to help students in kindergarten through 12th grade with homework and studying concerns.
Tutoring is not available on school holidays or early closing days.

Any mothers with children up to age five are invited to join MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, who meet from 9-11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through June at the North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

Childcare will be provided.

For more information, visit www.meetup.com/middlesex-county/mops



The MOMS Club of North Brunswick is a group of stay-at-home or part-time working mothers of children of all ages who are interested in support, cultivating friendships and fun for the children.

For more information, visit momsclubofnorthbrunswick.blogspot.com.




Central Jersey SCORE, a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is seeking volunteers to assist people looking to start a business or grow an existing small business.

The organization is recruiting retired or current business owners and executives who want to share their experience and knowledge with today’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The Central Jersey Chapter of SCORE serves Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

Central Jersey SCORE provides in-person mentoring at a wide variety of locations and also presents seminars at local venues. In addition, the SCORE website offers tools and templates on a wide variety of topics related to organizing and managing a business and numerous online courses and webinars to assist small business owners through every aspect of business development. Services are offered free of charge.

For more information, visit www.centraljersey.score.org.




The 10th annual Hugs for Brady Foundation Winter Gala will be themed “Oh What a Night!,” featuring entertainment from the stars of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys,” on Jan. 25 at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset.

The gala honors individuals who have made significant contributions to help those affected by childhood cancer. This year’s honorees are The 2020 Gala Committee as the Ellen Gambatese Pediatric Cancer Volunteer of the Year; Roy G. Svenson as the Brady Buggy Wagon Volunteer of the Year; Steven K. Libutti, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, as the Dr. Randy Siegel Pediatric Cancer Medical Humanitarian of the Year; and Kevin Cummings, chairman and CEO of Investors Bank, as the Hugs for Brady Founation Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian of the Year.

Sherrie and Michael Wells of South Brunswick started the Hugs for Brady Foundation in 2009, shortly after their 13-month-old son, Brady Michael, was diagnosed with non-differentiated acute leukemia. In 2010, Brady passed away at 23 months old, after he had battled the disease for 10 months.

For more information, tickets, sponsorship information, to donate or to take part in the silent auction, visit www.hugsforbrady.org.

Registration is open for the 44th annual Rutgers Home Gardeners School, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 21 at the Rutgers University Cook/Douglass campus in New Brunswick.

The Home Gardeners School is 40 individual workshop sessions that cover an array of horticulture topics. This format allows attendees to select the workshops that are most relevant to their gardening interests and create their own personalized schedule for a day of learning. Expert speakers from commercial horticulture and landscape design firms, as well as faculty and staff from Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE), will cover topics  including landscape design, common problems and solutions, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, beekeeping, hardscaping, best management practices and deer control methods.

The registration fee is $95, but early registration is $80 is being offered through Feb. 29. An additional discounted fee of $70 is available for Master Gardeners (certificate required) through Feb. 29.

Participants can purchase a $14 box lunch when registering or bring their own bag lunch.

Attendees are asked to bring food donations for Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) or pet items for Scarlet Paws Rescue.

For more information or to register, visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu/hgs or call the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education at 848-932-9271.

Registration is open for the Spring 2020 South Brunswick Citizen Police Academy.

Attendees will learn a variety of police topics including criminal law, traffic enforcement, first aid, patrol tactics and criminal investigations. Students take part in hands on training on how police process crime scenes, from photographing to dusting for fingerprints. In the final practical’s, participants take on roles as police officers and apply the knowledge they learned from the class to handle various situations.

The new session will begin on March 12. Classes will be held every Thursday night in the training center at police headquarters for 11 weeks from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There will be no class on April 16th for Spring Break.

Graduation from the academy is set for May 28.

The academy size is limited, so residents are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible. Community members must complete an application and go through a screening process. Interested community members should contact Julie Trammell at CPA@sbtnj.net.  Applications must be submitted by Feb 20.

The Township of North Brunswick has created an opportunity for ice skating across the street from the Municipal Building, 710 Hermann Road.

The ice skating rink will be open through March 1. Hours of operation will be weekdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-8:30 p.m.

Skates may be rented for $3 if sizes are available. Call the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services at 732-247-0922, ext. 475 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to ensure there are no changes in operational times.

The rink will also be open for birthday parties.

For more information and training videos, visit northbrunswicknj.gov.

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