14th Annual Seniors American Brunch
The Borough of Roselle Park is celebrating its 14th Annual Seniors American Brunch on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 12:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. at the Casano Community Center.
The “Seniors American Brunch” is an opportunity to shine a light on many important issues and trends. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. They expect to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and they are insisting on changes that make that possible. This event is a perfect occasion to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today.
The “Seniors American Brunch” is FREE and will feature live entertainment by the James Dean Orchestras who will sing, make you dance, and laugh. Brunch will be served during the event. The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204.
Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites seniors 55 and over to join in the festivities!
To participate, sponsor or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.
The Borough of Roselle Park will hold its 15th Annual Arbor Day celebration, with the donation of a Flowering Dogwood tree to provide shade and beauty to the school for years to come. Mayor Sig, the Borough Council, Principal Mrs. Scully, School Superintendent Pedro Garrido along with the students from the Aldene Elementary School will celebrate and plant the tree with a short ceremony on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
To further celebrate Arbor Day, 100 Seedlings, obtained by the Borough through the New Jersey Forest Service’s Community Forestry Program, will be distributed to students at the closing of the ceremony.
A Mayoral Proclamation will be presented to the Department of Public Works in honor of the occasion.
Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites everyone to join in on this celebration of the beauty of nature.
To participate, sponsor, or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.
Show your support for our Downtown businesses on April 26th! Spend at least $26 on 4/26 at local businesses – shop for gifts, go out for lunch, treat yourself to a manicure or massage. Hold on to your receipts and then you can take part in an after party at A La Mode Creamery Inc from 5-7PM. The after party will have complimentary treats, and people can be entered to win a gift card to local downtown businesses. So mark your calendar for April 26th and let’s celebrate everything our businesses have to offer!
The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting Pocketbook Bingo on Friday, April 26 from 7:00-9:30 pm at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 512 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. The community is welcome to enjoy a great evening out and chances to go home with designer pocketbooks all for a good cause! Only adults ages 18+ will be admitted. A contribution of $35 benefits the Y’s direct financial assistance program and includes 10 games of Bingo, a door prize ticket, dessert, and coffee. Participants can bring their own hors d’oeuvres and BYOB. Pocketbooks include Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade. There will be a raffle for an MZ Wallace Soho Tote and a 50/50 raffle. Extra games and daubers will be available.
The Westfield Area YMCA Annual Support Campaign ensures that no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay. The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs.
This event sold out last year! Register in advance at the Welcome Center located at the Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street or online at www.westfieldynj.org — click “Register Online,” and search “pocketbook.” Please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected] or call (908) 301-9622 with any questions.
Pictured: BINGO! Participants enjoy last year’s sold out Pocketbook Bingo event benefiting the Westfield Area YMCA’s financial assistance program.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Westfield Area YMCA provides nearly $400,000 in financial assistance to people in need who live or work in our service area each year. The majority of awards are provided for child care and day camp services. Please give for a better us.
Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook Named 2019 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal
Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Memorial Day parade in the Borough of Roselle Park.
Mr. Cook was born in 1952 and was raised and educated in Elizabeth, New Jersey. While attending Roosevelt High School in Elizabeth, he entered the U.S. Military in 1969 at age 17. After his training at Fort Dix, Mr. Cook attended Jump School Wiesbaden in Germany. He was assigned to the 1/509 Airborn Infantry Brigades until 1975. He was reinstated in 1979 with the 50th Armored Division Discom Class Five. During his service, Mr. Cook was decorated with numerous Awards and Medals.
After 31 years of serving his country, he left the service as E-7 in 1999 and entered into the IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve.)
Upon returning, Mr. Cook became a Pass Commander and a life member with American Legion Post No. 60 of Roselle Park, and with the Downtown Veterans Association of Elizabeth. He is also a member of VFW 7363 of Clark, New Jersey.
Mr. Cook is married to his beautiful wife Mary of 38 years and was blessed with two boys Tommy and Frankie.
Mr. Cook retired from Wakefern Food Corporation in 1999 and has been a resident of Linden, New Jersey since 1984. He enjoys his free time involved in several interests and spends time with his friends at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library and American Legion Post No. 60.
The Borough’s parade assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Sherman Elementary School and will step off at 10:00 a.m. from the school on East Grant Avenue, marching toward Chestnut Street.
Marching will pause for 3 minutes for each group to display their talent and achievements at the viewing stand in front of the Methodist Church on Chestnut Street and end at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library for the annual Memorial Day service.
After the service, everyone is invited to the Town Picnic at the Casano Community Center (free food and refreshments) hosted by the Borough.
Mayor Signorello and the Borough Council honor the memories and service of veterans of all wars and invite everyone to attend the parade and service.
If an organization or group would like to march in the parade, or requires more information, please contact Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.