2008

DECEMBER 2008

December 30, 2008 Runnells Specialized Hospital Volunteer Guild Vendor Sales For 2009
December 29, 2008 Candlelight Dinner at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County
December 29, 2008 Union County Announces Winter Closing of Oak Ridge Golf Course in Clark
December 26, 2008 Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Family Support Group at Runnells Supports & Informs Members
December 26, 2008 Schering-Plough Workers Made Sundaes and Music at Runnells Specialized Hospital
December 23, 2008 It was beginning to look a lot like the holidays at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
December 23, 2008 Kiddie Clinics about Horses Are Offered at Watchung Stable
December 23, 2008 Runnells Specialized Hospital Volunteer Guild’s - Healthcare Workers Uniform Sale -
January 29th
December 19, 2008 Toy Donation
December 16, 2008 Clinics about Horses Are Offered at Watchung Stable
December 16, 2008 Volleyball Classes for People with Disabilities
December 12, 2008 Union County Sheriff’s Officers Seek “Tree of Hope” Donations for Kids in Need
Sheriff Asks Donations Be Made in Name of Injured Officer
December 11, 2008 Union County Employees Blood Drive
December 11, 2008 UNION COUNTY MUSTERS COMPUTERS TO SPEED UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS
December 11, 2008 Union County Task Force Convenes to Address Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis
December 10, 2008 Hillside Police D.A.R.E. Officer Honored
December 10, 2008 Patriots' Path Council Honorees
December 10, 2008 S.O.S. – Save on Socks at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
December 8, 2008 County Clerk Urges Parents to Get Passport Cards for Children
December 8, 2008 Holiday Tree Lighting
December 8, 2008 RECYCLING TURNS USED OIL INTO MONEY
December 8, 2008 SLOW DOWN, SHOP SAFELY
Union County Office of Consumer Affairs offers holiday shopping tips for seniors
December 5, 2008 COLD WEATHER KICKS EMERGENCY SHELTER SYSTEM INTO HIGH GEAR
December 5, 2008 Union County Honors Bob Misseck
December 5, 2008 UNION COUNTY TO UPGRADE TWO INTERSECTIONS IN CRANFORD TOWNSHIP
December 4, 2008 “Turkey Bowl” at Warinanco Rink Was a Thanksgiving Treat
December 4, 2008 Union County One-Stop Career Centers Offer Path to Independence
December 3, 2008 RAPE CRISIS CENTER STARTS NEW BLOG FOR VOLUNTEERS
December 2, 2008 Ice Skate with Santa Claus at Warinanco Skate Center, Dec. 20-21

NOVEMBER 2008

November 24, 2008 Enjoy the Holiday Lights Celebration & Charity Drive plus a Nature Crafts Show in Watchung Reservation, Dec. 7
November 20, 2008 Hockey Tournament Begins Dec. 1 at Warinanco Park Ice Skating Rink; Morris Knolls will defend title in 7-team tourney
November 19, 2008 CHILDREN HELP FILL EMPTY SHELVES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
November 19, 2008 UNION COUNTY FREEHOLDER BOARD URGES MORE AWARENESS OF PANCREATIC CANCER
November 18, 2008 REMINDER - NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN FOR WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE
November 14, 2008 Thanksgiving Broom Bowl Challenge At Warinanco Ice Skating Center, Nov. 29
November 13, 2008 Teachers Can Check Out “Wild Sites” during Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside, Dec. 3
November 13, 2008 UNION COUNTY VO-TECH SCHOOLS WIN NATIONAL AWARD FOR FUNDRAISING
Students raise $80,000 for cancer research
November 13, 2008 Watchung Stable Honors Junior Instructors at 75th Annual Fall Troop Show
November 10, 2008 Do your holiday shopping at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights
November 10, 2008 The Spirit of Halloween Lived at Runnells Specialized Hospital
November 7, 2008 2008 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Freeholder’s Gallery
November 3, 2008 Union County Hosts Arts-In-Education Workshop, Nov. 19

OCTOBER 2008

October 31, 2008 HOLIDAY TREAT FOR MODEL TRAIN FANS
Union County hosts world-class HO scale layout
October 30, 2008 Paintings by Westfield Art Instructor Marcia S. Kanter
on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
October 30, 2008 UNION COUNTY WINS $1 MILLION GRANT FOR BRIDGE WORK
Monroe Street Bridge tapped for replacement
October 29, 2008 UNION COUNTY RECEIVES $1.4 MILLION HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT
Funds acquired for new equipment and training
October 28, 2008 Learn to “Make Art Your Day Job” at Workshop in Rahway, Nov. 12
October 28, 2008 Southside Park Opens
October 27, 2008 Schering-Plough Workers Volunteer at Runnells Hospital as part of Community Project’s Day
October 24, 2008 CAU Honors Linda Maggio
October 24, 2008 CAU Honors Paula Long
October 24, 2008 Everyone can use “Creative Accessories” on sale at Runnells Specialized Hospital
October 24, 2008 National Healthcare Food Service Workers’ Week
October 24, 2008 Passport Cards Are Available at County Clerk’s Offices
October 24, 2008 Red Ribbon Day
October 24, 2008 Union County Kids Recreation Trust Fund
October 23, 2008 Esposito Farm Park Opens
October 22, 2008 Crafters Wanted for 25th Annual Nature Craft Show, Dec. 7
October 22, 2008 NEW UNION COUNTY PARK OPENS IN CLARK
Rare urban farmstead preserved for public recreation, nature conservation
October 22, 2008 Symposium: Reducing Cervical Cancer Risk in Young Women
October 21, 2008 County Clerk Extends Office Hours for Absentee Voters;
15,000 Absentee Votes Expected in Union County
October 21, 2008 Learn Photography Basics at Trailside, Nov. 8
October 20, 2008 FREE WORKSHOP FOR CAREGIVERS OF ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA PATIENTS
Union County Freeholder Board sponsors event to support caregivers
October 20, 2008 Grand Opening at The Deserted Villiage
October 20, 2008 UNION COUNTY OFFERS SERVICES FOR JOB SEEKERS
October 20, 2008 UNION COUNTY “WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE” SOUGHT FOR 2009 AWARDS
October 17, 2008 New Child Advocacy Center
October 16, 2008 For Union County Seniors at Runnells Specialized Hospital
October 16, 2008 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment and Shred Confidential Documents in Kenilworth, November 1
October 15, 2008 Columbus Day Celebration
October 15, 2008 Rahway Dance Theatre
October 15, 2008 Union's Bicentennial Parade
October 10, 2008 Elizabethtown Gas Honored
October 10, 2008 Grand Opening of Visitors Center at Deserted Village, Oct. 19;
Ghost of Village Founder Leads Tours during ‘Four Centuries in a Weekend’
October 9, 2008 History Trailride to Deserted Village
October 9, 2008 Workshop at Liberty Hall Museum Explains Historical Interpretation, Oct. 22
October 8, 2008 Fall Harvest Candlelight Dinner at Runnells Specialized Hospital
October 7, 2008 RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital’s Volunteer Guild
to Feature Sale of Ron’s Towels and Linens
October 3, 2008 “The Great Reptiles” at Trailside, Oct. 13
October 3, 2008 UNION COUNTY JAIL IMPLEMENTS HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
October 2, 2008 “Art in the Gardens”Features Music & Dance
over the Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 10-13
October 2, 2008 FITCH CITES “STRENGTH OF COUNTY’S BROAD AND DIVERSE ECONOMY” AND “CONSERVATIVE BUDGETING” IN GIVING UNION COUNTY THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE FINANCIAL RATING
Bonds rated AAA by Fitch; AA1 by Moody’s
October 2, 2008 UNION COUNTY FREEHOLDER BOARD TO APPROVE $33.4 MILLION BOND ORDINANCE
Funding includes state-mandated safety and infrastructure improvements
October 1, 2008 VOTING 101: EASY AND PAINLESS
By Joanne Rajoppi, Union County Clerk

SEPTEMBER 2008

September 30, 2008 Discover Union County History, Oct. 18-19:
Re-Live Four Centuries in a Weekend
September 30, 2008 NATURE MAKES A HOME IN UNION COUNTY
Hundreds of species thrive in County parks
September 30, 2008 UNION COUNTY SENIORS ASKED FOR COMMENTS ABOUT “AREA PLAN”
September 26, 2008 “Date Night” at Watchung Stable in Mountainside, Oct. 19
September 26, 2008 Kenilworth Historical Society
September 26, 2008 Rock on! Against Cancer
September 25, 2008 NEW HERB GARDEN DELIGHTS AND SURPRISES
Master Gardeners of Union County create a savory oasis
September 25, 2008 Saturday Night Barn Dance, Live Music
and BBQ Dinner at Watchung Stable, Oct. 11
September 24, 2008 Union County Sponsors Recycling Event, Oct. 18:
Household Special Waste, Auto Tires & Mercury Thermometers Will Be Collected
September 23, 2008 “Spirit through Art” Exhibition on Display at Freeholders Gallery through Oct. 21
September 22, 2008 Runnells Specialized Hospital Volunteer Guild will present R.K. Fragrances October 23rd
September 19, 2008 Early American History Comes to Life at Union County Harvest Festival, Sept. 28
September 19, 2008 Groundbreaking for New Linden Library
September 19, 2008 POW/MIA Day
September 19, 2008 “Project Lifesaver” Helps Union County Sheriff’s Officers
Locate Missing Man Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease
September 19, 2008 Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Roselle, October 7
September 18, 2008 Foreclosure Information Available to Homeowners on Union County Clerk’s Website
September 18, 2008 Make a Wreath with Natural Materials, Oct. 7
September 17, 2008 NEW LIBRARY RISES IN LINDEN
Construction under way on Union County Improvement Authority project
September 16, 2008 UNION COUNTY GREEN CONFERENCE ON TAP
September 15, 2008 POW/MIA REMEMBRANCE DAY IN UNION COUNTY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008
September 12, 2008 Explore the Deserted Village on Horseback, Oct. 5
September 12, 2008 FIGHT AGAINST CAR THEFT GOES HIGH-TECH
Union County deploys new electronic license plate readers
September 12, 2008 Freeholders Honor Zimmer of Cranford
September 12, 2008 Habitat for Humanity
September 12, 2008 Outstanding Senior Volunteers
September 12, 2008 Union County to Host Rolling Thunder Route
Event honors POWs/MIAs
September 11, 2008 Check Out New Union County Tourism Resource Guides
September 11, 2008 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment and Shred Confidential Documents in New Providence, September 27
September 10, 2008 Union County Honors Durante of Garwood
September 9, 2008 Brownie and Girl Scout Programs at Union County’s Watchung Stable
September 9, 2008 Plan Now for “Four Centuries in a Weekend,” Oct. 18-19: Free Booklets Available for Union County Historic Sites Tour
September 9, 2008 Rock On! Walkathon & 5K Rock N' Run
September 9, 2008 Union County MusicFest '08
September 8, 2008 Budget-friendly priced sale… Jewels N’ More at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital - Oct. 9
September 4, 2008 Union and Somerset Counties Co-Sponsor Important Workshop
on Americans with Disabilities Act
September 4, 2008 UNION COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY OPENS FIRE HOUSE #2 IN LINDEN
September 3, 2008 MUSICFEST TO BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE THIS WEEKEND AT NOMAHEGAN PARK IN CRANFORD
AUGUST 2008
August 29, 2008 Union County 2008 Summer Science Program
August 27, 2008 Lifeguard Heros Honored
August 27, 2008 Union County "Name the Foal" Contest Winner
August 26, 2008 Freeholders Honor Principal Braxton
August 26, 2008 MORE GARDEN, LESS WATER, NO HASSLE
Union County offers class in low-maintenance rain gardening
August 25, 2008 Annual Ice Cream Social …a Summertime Favorite at
Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County
August 22, 2008 Union County 2008 Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Cranford Public Library
August 22, 2008 Union County Awards 45 “HEART” Grants
August 21, 2008 Enjoy Friday Night Hay Rides and Campfire Songs at Trailside Nature & Science Center
August 20, 2008 Popular Farmers’ Market Vouchers Extended
Free, fresh produce for income-eligible seniors
August 20, 2008 Union County Clerk Warns Property Owners: Don’t Be a Victim of Property Deed Scam
August 19, 2008 GRANTS AVAILABLE TO HELP VETERANS OF AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WARS
August 19, 2008 Old fashioned summer fun at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County’s Courtyard Carnival
August 19, 2008 Photographs by Greg Cummings of Fanwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
August 19, 2008 Savings are “In the Bag” at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital’s Vendor Sale
August 19, 2008 WANTED: TREE LOVERS
Master Tree Stewards of Union County welcomes new members
August 18, 2008 Musicians & Dancers Sought for Art in the Gardens Performances at Jersey Gardens Mall, Oct. 10-13; Applications Are Due by September 8
August 15, 2008 College for Teens
August 15, 2008 Mattano Park Improvements
August 15, 2008 Muhlenberg Job Fair
August 15, 2008 Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Linden, September 18
August 14, 2008 Have a Classic Thyme Cooking with Locally Grown Produce, Sept. 8
August 14, 2008 “N & N Linens” and “LGE Jewelry” Sale at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
August 14, 2008 Verdict Plays Reggae Music in Free Concert at Echo Lake Park, August 27
August 13, 2008 Beginners Are Encouraged to Learn Horseback Riding With Union County’s Watchung Mounted Troop
August 7, 2008 Carter of Westfield Honored
August 7, 2008 COA-NJ Annual Scholarship Program
August 6, 2008 National Night Out
August 6, 2008 Runnells Specialized Hospital Volunteers Recognized:
45th Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
August 6, 2008 The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays a Free Concert of Jazz and Blues at Echo Lake Park, August 20
August 5, 2008 Mammal Mania Matinee at Trailside, August 13
August 4, 2008 Union County Baseball Association
August 4, 2008 Union County Sheriff's Office K-9 Training Academy Graduation
August 1, 2008 “Adopt-a-Park” Volunteers Are Needed for Mattano Park and Passaic River Park Training Dates
August 1, 2008 AVOID SCAMS, SAVE MONEY ON GASOLINE
Moderate driving best way to improve mileage
JULY 2008
July 31, 2008 2008 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Edge Art Gallery
July 31, 2008 Daphne Lee of Rahway Honored
July 31, 2008 Freeholders Honor Mark Mross
July 31, 2008 Hain Honored for Perfect Attendance
July 31, 2008 Jewell Foundation Honored
July 31, 2008 Union County Announces August Distribution Schedule for Farmer’s Market Vouchers for Eligible Seniors
July 30, 2008 Senior Art Show Winners on Display at Freeholders Gallery
July 30, 2008 The Nerds Will Rock Your Socks Off at Free Concert in Echo Lake Park, August 13
July 30, 2008 TIFFANY ANDRADE SPARKLES AT KID’S KINGDOM
Miss New Jersey USA 2008 joins Union County event
July 30, 2008 Union County and Springfield Co-sponsor “National Night Out” in Meisel Park, August 5
July 29, 2008 “You Are What You Eat” at Trailside’s Summer Matinee, August 6
July 25, 2008 Runnells Specialized Hospital Foundation’s 4th Annual Party in the Park
July 24, 2008 CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS
Master Gardeners of Union County welcome new members
July 24, 2008 Colonial and Native American Crafters/Demonstrators and Food Vendors Wanted for Harvest Fest at Trailside, Sept. 28
July 24, 2008 Free “British Invasion Tribute” Concert to be Performed by the Robert Murdock Band at Echo Lake Park, August 6
July 22, 2008 CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR UNION COUNTY - New shared services to help improve recreation and cultural programs - By Angel G. Estrada - Chairman, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
July 22, 2008 New Sheriff's Investigator
July 21, 2008 Union County Sponsors Recycling Event, August 9:
Fireworks & Ammunition Also Will Be Collected
July 18, 2008 What a shindig! Runnells Wild West Senior Prom
July 16, 2008 Fanwood Poet Tom Plante Honored
July 16, 2008 Free Concert by Jobonanno & the Godsons of Soul at Echo Lake Park, July 30
July 16, 2008 Trailside’s Wednesday Matinee
July 15, 2008 ELEVEN SHELTERS TO BE ADDED TO ROUTE 22 SAFETY SHUTTLE ROUTE
July 15, 2008 Union County Sponsors Recycling Event, August 9:
Household Special Waste & Automobile Tires Will Be Collected
July 11, 2008 UNION COUNTY JOINS WITH MIKE PETERS OF THE ALARM AND THE VALERIE FUND IN CHARITY ANNOUNCEMENT ON TUESDAY FOR ROCK ON! WALKATHON & 5K ROCK N’ RUN
July 11, 2008 Union County Sheriff's Award Winners
July 10, 2008 Discover the Fun in Science at The Anti-Gravity Show at Trailside, July 23
July 10, 2008 MASTER GARDENERS OF UNION COUNTY CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Volunteer group provides community with garden help
July 10, 2008 Senior Farmer’s Market Vouchers Still Available in July
Program provides free produce to income-eligible seniors
July 9, 2008 Free Concert of Classic Rock at Echo Lake Park Featuring the Rick Cantor Band, July 23
July 9, 2008 RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Second Casino Night . . . a great success
July 9, 2008 Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Rahway, July 23
July 8, 2008 UNION COUNTY BUREAU OF MOSQUITO CONTROL CALLS ATTENTION TO NEW PEST
Residents can help eliminate breeding sites
July 7, 2008 4th of July Parade
July 2, 2008 De Sol to Perform Free Concert of Latin Rock Music at Echo Lake Park, July 16
July 2, 2008 Union County Will Compile a County-wide Tourism Inventory
JUNE 2008
June 27, 2008 MEET, EAT and LEARN TOGETHER - Free evening of family fun, healthy food
June 27, 2008 Monte Carlo Casino Day at Runnells Specialized Hospital
June 27, 2008 UNION COUNTY EMBARKS ON ENERGY MASTER PLAN - Comprehensive strategy to cut costs, curb greenhouse gasses
June 26, 2008 Mustang Sally to Perform Free Concert of Country Music and Southern Rock at Echo Lake Park, July 9
June 26, 2008 The Grand Falloons Kick Off Trailside’s Summer Matinee Series, July 9
June 25, 2008 K9 Vest Donation
June 24, 2008 Americus Geter Turns 106
June 23, 2008 Correctional Training Grads
June 23, 2008 Rahway's 150th Anniversary Celebration
June 23, 2008 UNION COUNTY ANNOUNCES 2008 ROAD RESURFACING SCHEDULE
June 23, 2008 UNION COUNTY FREEHOLDER’S CHARITABLE CUP GAME RAISES $5K FOR PROJECT LIFESAVER
June 20, 2008 Union County Observed Older Americans Month with “A Check-up for Caregivers”
June 19, 2008 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to Perform Free Concert at Echo Lake Park, July 2
June 19, 2008 UNION COUNTY HONORED FOR CODE BLUE SERVICE TO HOMELESS - Emergency program assists children and adults
June 19, 2008 Union County Offers Golf Camps for Boys and Girls
June 18, 2008 GREEN IS A NATURAL FOR UNION COUNTY
By Angel G. Estrada - Chairman, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
June 17, 2008 Linden High School Basketball Team and West Lake School students Volunteer at Runnells Specialized Hospital bowling
June 17, 2008 RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County Hosts Symposium on 2008 Immunization Regulations
June 16, 2008 Bio-Blitz 2008
June 16, 2008 LEAD HAZARD ACTION TO BE STEPPED UP IN UNION COUNTY
June 13, 2008 Union County Fire Academy Graduation
June 13, 2008 Union County Pools Open for Summer Swimming
June 12, 2008 2008 Union County Senior Art Show
June 10, 2008 Free Performance by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Opens Union County Summer Concert Series, July 2
June 10, 2008 Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Concert
June 9, 2008 Paintings by Theodosia Tamborlane of Cranford on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
June 9, 2008 Social Work Month Celebrated at Runnells Specialized Hospital with a session of T'ai Chi Chih
June 9, 2008 Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains, June 26
June 6, 2008 Sheriff Froehlich Honored
June 6, 2008 UNION COUNTY URGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON
June 5, 2008 33-YEAR-OLD PRISONER DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES
June 5, 2008 Discover Your ‘Inner Naturalist’ at Bio-Blitz 2008
June 5, 2008 UNION COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER OFFERS TRAINING
June 4, 2008 Union County Freeholders announce Farmer’s Market Vouchers for Eligible Seniors
June 3, 2008 ADOPT-A-FOOD PANTRY ENLISTING STUDENTS FOR A GOOD CAUSE - New effort under way to help fill bare shelves
June 3, 2008 Donating to Union County's "Cinderella's Closet"
June 3, 2008 School Horses Honored for Years of Service at Watchung Stable
June 2, 2008 PROJECT LIFESAVER

MAY 2008

May 30, 2008 FREEHOLDER BOARD CUTS ADDITIONAL $2.37 MILLION FROM 2008 TAX LEVY
May 30, 2008 Good nutrition was celebrated at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital during National Nutrition Month®
May 30, 2008 Jessica Zimmer is Trooper of the Year at Watchung Stable
May 30, 2008 Union County Employee Artists Show Work at Freeholders Gallery, through July 16
May 29, 2008 LEARN ABOUT FOOD AND MOOD - Class offered by Union County expert
May 29, 2008 Runnells Junior Volunteers Program
May 28, 2008 ‘Bio-Blitz 2008’ Explores River Parkway in Elizabeth, Union and Hillside,
June 13-14 - Event Sponsored by County of Union, Kean University & Institute for Urban Ecosystem Studies Includes Free Nature Programs, Displays & 24-hour Scientific Survey
May 28, 2008 UNION COUNTY ACQUIRES HUNGARIAN CLUB PROPERTY IN CLARK THROUGH OPEN SPACE PROGRAM - Club Hall and grounds adjoins Clark Reservoir which County
preserved earlier this year, completing green linkage through area

May 28, 2008 Union County Improvement Authority Enters into Agreement with Berkeley Aquatic Club for the Sale of Four Acres at Runnells for $1.6 Million
May 27, 2008 Firefighters Memorial Service
May 2008 PAUSE AND REMEMBER
By Angel G. Estrada - Chairman, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
May 23, 2008 County Clerk Extends Office Hours for Absentee Voters
May 23, 2008 Union County MusicFest ‘08 Contest
Your chance to play at one of the best music festivals in the country!
May 22, 2008 Funding Approved for New Union County Academy for Performing Arts
Public high school will operate in conjunction with Kean University
May 21, 2008 Enjoy a Taste of Native American Cooking
May 21, 2008 Grammy Award Winning Artist, Dan Zanes, to Open MusicFest and Kids Kingdom on Saturday, September 6th Following Rock On! Walkathon
May 21, 2008 Relax and Unwind at Trailside, May 29
May 21, 2008 Union County MusicFest ‘08 Contest
Your chance to play at one of the best music festivals in the country!
May 21, 2008 Union County Presents “Rhythm & Blues By The Brook”
Music Festival at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, June 7th
May 20, 2008 Cool cats, check out the Kool Kat Musik Sale at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
May 20, 2008 New Addition at Watchung Stables - County Freeholders host naming contest for baby horse, first one born at stables in eight years
May 20, 2008 UNION COUNTY STABLE HOSTS PROGRAM FOR RIDERS WITH DISABILITIES - Horses offer gentle assist for autistic children
May 19, 2008 New Playground at the Brookside Place School in Cranford
May 19, 2008 Union County Freeholders approve $640,000 in funds to help homeowners repair their properties
May 19, 2008 Union County to Replace Springfield Avenue Bridge in Cranford
May 16, 2008 Celebrate National Trails Day with a Hike and Trail Work in the Watchung Reservation, June 7
May 16, 2008 Funding Is Available for Local History Programs
May 16, 2008 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment in Cranford, June 7
May 16, 2008 Renovated Madison Avenue Playground
May 16, 2008 The 2008 Outstanding Senior Citizens in Linden
May 16, 2008 Union County Clerk Wins Communications Award
May 14, 2008 Rahway Senior Artists Display Work at Freeholders Gallery
May 14, 2008 Watchung Stable Presents 75th Annual Spring Troop Show, May 23-25
May 13, 2008 Tom Mineo Named Civil Engineer of the Year
May 13, 2008 Union Mayor Clifton People Honored
May 13, 2008 Watchung Stable Spring Troop Show: May 23-25
May 12, 2008 Giddy Up! Families Can Explore
Watchung Reservation on Horseback, June 1
May 12, 2008 UNION COUNTY POLICE TO CONDUCT SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION CAMPAIGN AS PART OF NATIONWIDE “CLICK IT OR TICKET” MOBILIZATION
May 9, 2008 Surrogates Aim to Educate Public about Wills and Probate Process
May 8, 2008 Learn about Weeds and Wildflowers on an Evening Walk at Trailside, May 22
May 8, 2008 SHERIFF’S OFFICERS TO SQUARE OFF AGAINST CORRECTIONS OFFICERS
ON THE DIAMOND - Freeholder’s Charitable Cup softball game scheduled for
June 21st
to benefit Sheriff’s Project Lifesaver program
May 8, 2008 “Time Marches On”…Quality Watches for the Family at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
May 8, 2008 Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program
May 7, 2008 Union County Employee Art Show
May 7, 2008 Municipal Clerks Week
May 7, 2008 Personal Assistance Services Available for Adults with Physical Disabilities in Union County
May 7, 2008 UNION COUNTY OFFERS HELP FOR BOTTOM LINE
Municipalities save on county contracts
May 6, 2008 Celebrating Israel at 60
May 6, 2008 Union County Sponsors Recycling Event, May 17:
Household Special Waste& Automobile Tires Will Be Collected
May 5, 2008 “Just the Two of Us” at Watchung Stable
May 5, 2008 Tricky Tray Held at Runnells Specialized Hospital
May 2, 2008 Older Americans Month 2008
May 1, 2008 Register Now to “Get on Board” For Non-Profit Management Workshop, May 21
May 1, 2008 UNION COUNTY EMPLOYEE NAMED CIVIL ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Tom Mineo recognized for service to civil engineering profession
May 1, 2008 Union County Observes Older Americans Month with “A Check-up for Caregivers”- May 15th
May 1, 2008 Volunteer Naturalists Improve Union County Parks & Trails
APRIL 2008
April 30, 2008 CELEBRATE SPRING WITH UNION COUNTY GARDEN FAIR AND PLANT SALE
Annual event includes free expert advice, children’s activities.
April 30, 2008 Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Westfield and Cranford, May 14
April 29, 2008 2008 Teen Arts Exhibit Begins Tour at Springfield Public Library
April 28, 2008 Hike the Sierra Trail at Trailside, May 17
April 25, 2008 National Landscape Architecture Month
April 25, 2008 Teachers Discover the Wonders of Wetlands, May 14
April 25, 2008 The Volunteer Guild of Runnells Hospital Presents S & S Trading – May 22nd
April 25, 2008 Union County healthcare professionals invited to attend an immunization regulations symposium
April 25, 2008 "Young Writers of Union County" Winners
April 24, 2008 Public Invited to Awards Ceremony & Exhibit of Art by Union County Employees, May 6
April 23, 2008 Union County’s Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations in May to Help Senior Citizens Apply for Government Programs
April 18, 2008 The Fur Flies at Trailside’s 29th Annual Pet Fair, May 4
April 17, 2008 MUSICFEST ’08 EXPANDS TO TWO-DAY FAMILY FUN AND ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC FESTIVAL - PRESENTED BY UNION COUNTY AND OVERLOOK HOSPITAL ON  SEPTEMBER 5th and 6th IN CRANFORD
April 17, 2008 Register Now for Summer Youth League Baseball
April 16, 2008 Free Workshop Explains Application Process for Arts Grant Program, April 30
April 16, 2008 Freeholders Honor James Keefe
April 16, 2008 Outstanding Rahway Senior Citizen
April 16, 2008 Tree Planting
April 16, 2008 Women in Public Service
April 15, 2008 May 8 Vikki’s Shoes and Luggage at Runnells
April 15, 2008 Prevention Links Honoree
April 15, 2008 Volunteer Scientists Needed for ‘Bio-Blitz 2008’
April 15, 2008 Westfield American Legion Post Accepting “Support Our Troops” Donations
April 14, 2008 Earth Day is Every Day in Union County
by Angel G. Estrada, Chairman, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
April 14, 2008 UNION COUNTY STEPS UP EFFORTS TO MANAGE CANADA GEESE
Public reminded that handouts for geese are illegal in County parks
April 11, 2008 Drawings by Sergio Moreno Carmenate of Elizabeth on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
April 11, 2008 Make life easier for your loved ones…
complete advance healthcare planning documents
April 11, 2008 NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL TRAINING TO SERVE PUBLIC SAFETY IN UNION COUNTY - Freeholder Rick Proctor earns Homeland Security Degree from Naval Postgraduate School
April 10, 2008 Connect with Nature at Wildlife Sunday, April 20
April 10, 2008 "My County" Poster Contest Winners
April 9, 2008 Local Teens Take the Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center, April 16
April 9, 2008 SPRING BEGINS ANNUAL BATTLE AGAINST MOSQUITOES
April 9, 2008 The Young Face of Underage Drinking
By Alexander Mirabella, Vice Chairman - Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
April 9, 2008 UCC Scholarships
April 9, 2008 Union County Offers History Grant Workshop, April 24
April 7, 2008 2008 Dates Announced for Mobile Paper Shredder Program
April 4, 2008 Diversity, celebrated during Black History Month at RUNNELLS
April 4, 2008 Union County Medical Reserve Corps Receives Training in Psychological First Aid - Volunteers instructed on all aspects of public health emergency response
April 3, 2008 Senior Citizens Can Get Help with Applications for Government Programs at Outreach Events in April Sponsored by Union County’s Division on Aging
(New Date for Outreach at Alexian Manor in Elizabeth)
April 2, 2008 Enjoy a Guided Horseback Ride through the Watchung Reservation
MARCH 2008
March 31, 2008 Patricia Scott, RUNNELLS Hospital Volunteer Services and Activities Therapy Director Honored by Volunteer Guild
March 31, 2008 Runnells Hospital Staff Members Honored by Resident Council
March 31, 2008 Women of Excellence Honored
March 28, 2008 “Topical Solutions” on Sale at Runnells April 24th
March 28, 2008 UNION COUNTY TO REPAIR HISTORIC SOUTH FRONT STREET BRIDGE IN ELIZABETH - Work also slated for railroad bridge in Roselle
March 27, 2008 Calling All Senior Artists:
Apply by June 2 for Annual Union County Senior Art Show
March 26, 2008 COUNTY UNVEILS ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT
Column By Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada
March 26, 2008 Free Watershed Presentation Offered by Union County and AmeriCorps
March 26, 2008 Occupational Center of Union County Art Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery
March 26, 2008 Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment in New Providence, April 12
March 25, 2008 Deadline Extended!
“Take Only Pictures and Leave Only Footprints” Photography Contest
March 25, 2008 Hannah Caldwell Elementary School Receives County Seal
March 25, 2008 “Is Your Garden for the Birds?”
March 25, 2008 UNION COUNTY CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY WITH FREE TREES FOR SCHOOLS - Board of Chosen Freeholders distributing flowering trees
March 25, 2008 UNION COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS NEEDS YOU
March 24, 2008 Brownie and Girl Scout Programs at Union County’s Watchung Stable
March 24, 2008 Freeholders Honor Scotch Plains Police Officer
March 20, 2008 Easter Visit
March 20, 2008 Freeholders Honor Employee Heros
March 20, 2008 Student Project at the Roosevelt School
March 20, 2008 Union County’s Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations in April to Help Senior Citizens Apply for Government Programs
March 19, 2008 Mardi Gras Celebrated at Runnells Specialized Hospital
March 18, 2008 County Sponsors Recycling Event, March 29:
Household Special Waste& Automobile Tires Will Be Collected
March 18, 2008 Freeholders Honor Irish Dancers
March 18, 2008 Union County Performing Arts Center Reopens for All to Enjoy
March 17, 2008 Union County Juvenile Justice Initiative Receives “Best Practices” Award
March 14, 2008 Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Runnells Specialized Hospital
March 13, 2008 The Jewelry of Silver Plus April 10th at Runnells Specialized Hospital
March 13, 2008 Volunteers Sought for Arbor Day Tree Planting
March 12, 2008 Frighteningly Educational Program Receives High Honors
March 12, 2008 UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER RENOVATIONS COMPLETED
Improvements bring historic Rahway showcase up to world class standards
March 10, 2008 Union County Teen Arts Festival
March 6, 2008 UNION COUNTY WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AT RUNNELLS HOSPITAL
Students with disabilities provide companionship to elderly patients
March 5, 2008 County of Union Employees and Their Families Are Invited to Exhibit Artwork
March 5, 2008 Union County Veterans Outreach Program
March 4, 2008 Gail Smith Alexander of Plainfield Honored
March 4, 2008 National Career and Technical Education Month
March 4, 2008 Read Across America
March 4, 2008 S.O.S – Save on Socks at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
March 3, 2008 Union County’s Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations in March to Help Senior Citizens Apply for Government Programs
FEBRUARY 2008
February 29, 2008 Heart Month
February 28, 2008 County Receives $1.6 Million for Open Space
February 27, 2008 NEW YOUTH HELPLINE TO PROVIDE UNION COUNTY TEENS
WITH SUPPORT AND REFERRALS
Clark, Cranford, Rahway, and Union to participate in pilot program
February 26, 2008 Eight "Women of Excellence" To Be Honored at Awards Dinner, March 28
February 26, 2008 Irish-American History Lecture and Bagpipe Tunes Usher in St. Patrick’s Day at Trailside, March 14
February 26, 2008 NJ REPORT CARD: COUNTY VO-TECH’S MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN SCORES AMONG STATE’S ELITE SCHOOLS
February 25, 2008 HAND-HELD CELL PHONE/TEXTING BECOMES PRIMARY OFFENSE BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2008
February 25, 2008 Watchung Reservation Deer Management Program to Begin March 3
February 22, 2008 UNION COUNTY SCHEDULES ADOPT-A-TRAIL ORIENTATION FOR POTENTIAL TRAIL STEWARDS, MARCH 8
February 21, 2008 “Project Learning Tree” Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside Nature & Science Center, March 13
February 21, 2008 Veterans Can Learn about Benefits, Health and Legal Issues at All-Day Outreach Event in Cranford, March 5
February 20, 2008 UNION COUNTY FINALIZES ACQUISITION OF HISTORIC CLARK RESERVOIR
Former water supply site to be preserved for public recreation and nature conservation
February 19, 2008 Sculptural Baskets by Elisa Kessler-Caporale of Summit on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
February 19, 2008 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
February 15, 2008 March 14 Reese Fine Jewelry Sale at Runnells Specialized Hospital
February 14, 2008 Apply Now For Training Program To Become a Home Health Aide
Interviews Begin in April
February 14, 2008 Union County Clerk Announces New Federal Passport Regulations
February 14, 2008 Union County Teen Arts Exhibit on Display at Children’s Specialized Hospital
February 13, 2008 Outstanding Collegiate Athletes Honored
February 13, 2008 Police Receive Breaching Kits
February 13, 2008 Union County Veterans Outreach to be Held at Union County College in Cranford, March 5
February 8, 2008 Residents of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Prepared for a Family-Like Holiday Season
February 7, 2008 Who Will Preserve Your Personal and Family Historical Collections?
Feb. 27 Workshop Explains Donor-Repository Partnerships
February 6, 2008 Union County Aims to Increase Tourism
February 6, 2008 Union County Awards Grants to Local Arts Groups
February 6, 2008 UNION COUNTY WINS FUNDING FOR NEW BIKE PATH
$500,000 state grant will improve safety and travel opportunities for cyclists
February 5, 2008 Artists Celebrate Black History Month
February 4, 2008 Enjoy “February Festivities” at Trailside, Feb. 15-19
February 4, 2008 February 28 Handbags & Accessories Sale at Runnells Specialized Hospital
JANUARY 2008
January 30, 2008 Close encounters of the turtle kind!
January 29, 2008 February 14 Cellular Phone Accessories Sale at Runnells Specialized Hospital
January 29, 2008 UNION COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Training session scheduled for new volunteer advocates
January 25, 2008 Create Your Own Native American Beaded Pendant
January 25, 2008 Student Athletes Will Be Honored on Feb. 10 at Union County Hot Stove League Dinner - Guest Speaker: Former Mets Pitcher Jack Fisher
January 23, 2008 Ice Cream Social at Runnells Specialized Hospital
January 23, 2008 Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours Saturday, Feb. 2, for Absentee Voters
January 22, 2008 Register for Summer Fun at Trailside Nature & Science Center:
Lottery System begins Feb. 9 for Registration in Popular Programs
January 18, 2008 Runnells Honors Volunteers at Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
January 17, 2008 Absentee Ballots Available for Presidential Primary in New Jersey
January 29 is last day to apply for Absentee Ballot by mail
January 17, 2008 UNION COUNTY STEPS UP EMERGENCY RESPONSE WITH NEARLY $400,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS - Two new grants will accelerate identification of hazardous materials and boost regional cooperation
January 16, 2008 Rahway River Association Honorees
January 16, 2008 Union County’s Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations in February to Help Senior Citizens Apply for Government Programs
January 15, 2008 Federal Funding for Liberty Corridor Projects
January 11, 2008 Learn about Lenape Culture at Trailside, Jan. 25
January 11, 2008 Umpires Can Earn More in 2008: Classes for New Softball Umpires Begin Feb. 19
January 10, 2008 Union County Prosecutor Romankow Sworn In
January 9, 2008 Volunteers Needed for Teen Arts Festival, March 6-7
January 8, 2008 Ballots Are Available for Overseas Federal Civilian Absentee Voters for the Presidential Primary in N.J.
January 7, 2008 Freeholder Chairman Estrada Sworn In
January 7, 2008 Freeholder Kowalski Sworn In
January 7, 2008 Freeholder Sullivan Sworn In
January 7, 2008 Freeholder Van Blake Sworn In
January 7, 2008 Freeholder Vice Chairman Mirabella Sworn In
January 7, 2008 Union County Sheriff Sworn In
January 6, 2008 NEW FREEHOLDER CHAIRMAN ESTRADA ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES DURING 151st ANNUAL REORGANIZATION
Mirabella becomes Vice Chairman; Sheriff Froehlich and Three Freeholders Begin New Terms
January 3, 2008 Union County Baseball Hall of Fame Will Induct Five New Members, Feb. 10
Guest Speaker: Former Mets Pitcher Jack Fisher