New Signs Donated to the Library
|Kenilworth Sign-a-Rama employees Steve Lamason and Jose Fagundo recently installednew signs at the Kenilworth Public Library. Halfof the cost ofproducing and hangingmore than 30 newsigns was donated to the library by Sign-a-Rama owner Kamal Assad whonoticed the need for signagewhile attending a recentKenilworth Chamber of Commerce meetingheld at the library.|
VFW Third Annual Volunteer Awards Recognition
VFW Post #2230 Kenilworth Veterans Center held it's Third AnnualVolunteer Awards Recognition night in January.The honorees are: Paul Campanelli, Policeman of the Year; Joe Padula, Firefighter of the Year; Diane Westbrook, Teacher of theYear; Bill and Gina Tipton, Citizens of the Year; and Rick Harrison and Bill Sinkowitz, KVC members of the Year. Left to right in picture is Paul Campanelli, Bill Sinkowitz, Joe Padula, Diane Westbrook, Cheryl Vesselli, Chairwoman of event, Robert Jeans, VFW Commander, Rick Harrison and Bill and Gina Tipton.
5th Annual Rib Cook Off Contest
Scott Vanek Earns rank of Eagle Scout
On January 9, 2011 Kenilworth resident Scott Vanek was elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor achievable in Scouting. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held at the KenilworthRecreationCenter, which is usually not available for private functions. "We made an exception for Scott's Court of Honor", said Mayor Kathi Fiamingo, "After all, thanks to Scott the RecreationCenter got a complete makeover." The final step in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout is a special service project. Scott's project was painting the inside and out of the RecreationCenter.
David Brearley Middle/High SchoolStudents of the Month
The David Brearley High School Student of the Month for January is Jessica DaCosta
The January Middle School Student of the Month is Emma Lucadema
A winter blood drive coordinated by students and held at DavidBrearleyHigh School netted:
Presenting donors: 106 people
Whole blood donations: 53 pints
Double red cell donors (Alex Machine): 27 pints that count as double (or 54 pints)
Lives potentially helped by this blood drive: 213!!!
(pictured l-r) Anthony Madonia, Jessica DaCosta, Ray Cappola, Nick Almeida Sommer Engler
Next Chamber Meeting
WednesdayFebruary 9,8:30 am to 10:00 am at Access Self Storage located at 750 Boulevard, Kenilworth.
Soup-Tasting Event in Kenilworth to Benefit Nitschke House Restoration
The Kenilworth Historical Society will host a soup tasting event on Tues., March 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Kenilworth Seniors' Center, 526 Boulevard, Kenilworth. The event- "Soup's On" will give participants the opportunity to taste a variety of favorite homemade soups, along with assorted breads and desserts. Admission is $10. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as seating is limited. Tickets can be obtained by calling 908-245-1467 or 908-709-0434.Proceeds will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society's ongoing project to restore the local 19th-century Oswald J. Nitschke House and transform it into a "living history" museum and cultural arts center.
Black History Month Celebration
Photo description: A member of the 6th Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops Reenactors Inc., a non-profit "living history" organization that portrays the experiences and contributions of African-Americans who fought in the Civil War, will be the featured presenter during the Kenilworth Historical Society's Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 17 (snow date Feb. 24) at 7 p.m. (Kenilworth Seniors' Center, 526 Boulevard). All are invited to attend. Admission is free. For further information, please call 908-709-0434.
Kenilworth Fire Department Comedy Night Tricky Tray Benefit
The Kenilworth Fire Department "Brothers Helping Brothers" will present a Comedy Night Featuring Jeff Norris a Tricky Tray Benefit on Saturday April 9, 2011 at the VFW Hall. Tickets are $30 and include beer, soda and show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m..