Monday, November 29, 2010

Angel PAWS Inundated with Adoption Returns

Photo of  "Peeps" from

Angel PAWS, located at 490 Inman Ave in Colonia, has recently experienced a high rate of returns on cats that have been previously adopted. Those cats, along with some recent rescues and cats that have been in the shelter for a while, have left no room for any more rescues. Finances are extremely tight right now and donations are down. Many of the returns are a result of their owners being unable to care for their cats due to the cost of vet care, food and supplies. Others have been returned due to owner deaths. Angel PAWS is hoping that there are people out there who will read about some of the cats profiled in this article and will come in to apply to adopt these wonderful cats.

There are so many cats, and so many sad stories.  The many cats at Angel PAWS are waiting for their forever homes. Please stop in during our public hours to see our cats. We are open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

All cats in this article can be viewed on Petfinder.

Holiday Cookies and Cans

The Colonia Corner Newspaper, the Colonia VFW and the
Colonia Sons of the American Legion Post 248, cordially invite you
to an evening of giving this holiday season.

Your price of admission to this special community event is four
dozen homemade cookies and one dozen cans/ items of food (nonperishable).

Each person attending will get to select two dozen
assorted cookies to bring home to their families (containers will be

Please bring two dozen cookies, to be traded, in a
disposable container or platter. Please bring the other two dozen in a
ziploc/disposable container. These cookies will be shipped out
overseas to our “Hometown Heroes” stationed in foreign lands this
holiday season and will also be delivered to our local Senior
Citizens. Canned and non-perishable food will be donated to our
Woodbridge Township food pantries to be distributed to local
families in need.

What better way to give of yourself this holiday season than
to come together and share a night together as we support our troops
and help feed the hungry. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar is available.

When: Wednesday, December 8th, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Where: VFW Post 6061, Inman Avenue, Colonia
For more information, please call Debbie @ 732-382-0273, Ed Wagner @ 732-407-3517,
Tom Murphy @ 732-388-2069 or reply to

Saturday, November 27, 2010

BELIEVE Benefit for Eric LeGrand

Today at 12:00pm through 3:00am, Big Shots Sports Bar in Iselin will be holding a benefit for Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers football player who was seriously injured during a game.

The benefit will be held at BIG SHOTS SPORTS BAR which is located at
780 ROUTE 1 NORTH, Iselin, NJ. For more information, you can call 732-750-5050.

For a $20 DONATION, there will be FOOD, DRINK SPECIALS, DOOR PRIZES, LIVE MUSIC BY J.R.S. & DJ DAVIS G, and a great time for everyone!

100 % of the proceeds will be donated to the "ERIC LEGRAND BELIEVE FUND."



Friday, November 26, 2010

Venture Crew 125 Awards Ceremony

An Awards Ceremony was held by Venture Crew 125 today at the Woodbridge Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad in Iselin. Honored at the ceremony, Dana Spinks and Dale Temple both received two Bronze Awards, and Glynne Temple was awarded both the Gold Award and the Silver Award. Mayor McCormac was on hand to present special certificates to the honorees, and Ambulance Squad Chief Edward Barrett also made a presentation.
From Left - Crew President Brianne Tumblety; Dana Spinks; Mayor McCormac; Dale Temple; and Glynne Temple.

Venturing is a co-ed Scouting program for youth aged 14 to 21. The program is planned and organized by the youth themselves, with guidance from adult advisers, so each Venture Crew can have a highly individualized program based on the interests of the kids involved. Crew 125 is primarily an outdoors-oriented crew. Their activities have range from camping, backpacking, hiking, and canoeing, to rock climbing and target shooting. Fundamental to the Venturing program is leadership training and community involvement; Crew 125 has run several leadership courses and has been active in a variety of charitable activities.

The Silver Award is the highest award that can be earned in Venturing, and could be considered similar to the Eagle Scout award in Boy Scouts.

Chief Edward Barrett presents Glynne Temple an award from the Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


A reader asked about the Eric LeGrand "Believe" shirts... I looked online and found this video:

This link goes to the story, and it's the same place I found this video.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A sad day in Iselin, NJ


Unfortunately, JFK lost the football game today, 13 - 12. It was a really close game, but you know what they say - close only matters in horseshoes. :(
It was still a good season, guys! Better luck next year!
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Kennedy Mustangs Football
Playoff Game Today!

Today at 1:00 PM, the John F. Kennedy Mustangs Football team will play Round 1 of the NJSIAA Playoffs, North Jersey 2, Group 3.

They'll be playing at home, against Rahway. It's gonna be a "whiteout" game, so all of the Mustang supporters are asked to wear white!

It's gonna be a beautiful day for some football... get there and support our boys!

For more information on the Mustang's season, visit their websiteHERE.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Woodbridge Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad
Flag Ceremony

(Photo from the Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad)

This morning at 11:00 AM, a ceremony was held at the Woodbridge Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad building here in Iselin to dedicate the flag poles. They were dedicated in honor of a former squad member who was also a veteran, and it was appropriate that today was the dedication ceremony, as today is also the parade in honor of Veterans here in Woodbridge Township.

For more information about the Squad, you can go to their website HERE.

The ceremony was brief, but very lovely. I'm pretty sure that the township will be putting up a video, and when they do, I'll link it here. Now, everyone is off to the Veteran's Parade on Main Street in Woodbridge. It's a beautiful day for a parade!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Diwali!

Today marks the celebration of Diwali, a bright and shiny festival of lights brought to us from India.

The following essay was taken from, which you can see if you go here:

Know Diwali

Diwali is one of the most popular festival of India and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor throughout the country. The delight of this festival is is reflected in the soft glow of Diwali lights, Diwali Gifts and the colorful Diwali fireworks. It is also known as the 'Festival of lights' which is celebrated by all age groups with great fervor and gaiety. The festival symbolizes unity in diversity as every state celebrates it in its own special way. The first day of the festival Naraka Chaturdasi marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama.

Deepawali, like other Indian festivals, signifies many different things to people across the country. On this auspicious day, North India celebrates Rama's homecoming, that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king. In gujarat, the festival honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. In West Bengal, Diwali is associated with the goddess Kali. In every region, the festival signifies the renewal of life, and accordingly it is common to wear new clothes on the day of the festival. This festival also heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season.

Some family celebrate this festival with religious fast and other rituals while for others it is primarily a social occasion with visiting relatives and friends, exchange of sweets and food items, and a time of giving and receiving new clothes or utensils for the year. Every region and family has its own way to celebrate this festival of Deewali.

Indian merchants begin their fiscal year at this time and are particularly interested in attracting the good graces of the Goddess. Similarly, gambling is a favourite past time during this festival because it is believed that the winner will have financial success during the year. Some families keep a special box for Goddess Laxmi and drop a silver or gold coin.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Autumn Break

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood - cold, clear, sunshiney, and the leaves have changed colors and the trees look beautiful. Yesterday was Halloween, but I didn't get anywhere near as many trick-or-treaters as I have in years past. Maybe everyone went to the mall? Well, today is a Monday, but the public schools are closed this week for Autumn Break, so it feels like a Saturday morning to me! Enjoy your day, and try to get out and take a look at the leaves before they all fall off the trees!
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