Saturday, February 28, 2015

Woodbridge Artisan Guild

The Woodbridge Artisan Guild on Main Street in Woodbridge held a closing reception tonight for the "21 and Under" art show, which was an opportunity for artists under the age of 21 to exhibit their work.  It was a lovely show with some very talented artists.

Iselin was represented with a piece of metal sculpture done by Patrick Daniels.  Pat is a resident of Iselin, but he is currently away at college - which is where he is learning to weld and work with metal. His piece, a helmet based on the "Knights who say Nee",  is shown here with his proud parents at the art show tonight.  An interesting side note - Patrick's Eagle Project was working on the landscaping surrounding Glenn Murgacz's metal sculpture, in downtown Woodbridge, and now Patrick is producing works of art of his own, in the same medium!

The Woodbridge Artisan Guild is a membership gallery.  At this show, members voted for their favorite pieces of art at the show, and prizes were awarded to the top two artists in each of the two categories:  Elementary/Middle school, and High School/College.  Here are the winners, posing with their works of art.  

Congratulations to everyone who exhibited; all of the works are impressive!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Six more weeks of winter? Hmph!

Happy Groundhog Day!

I am wishing for whatever it takes for Spring to get here SOON!  The older I get, the less I like the winter.  If the groundhog sees his shadow today, it's six more weeks of winter.  So somebody blindfold that rodent!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Knights of Columbus Lot

Did you know that the Knights of Columbus building has been taken down?  Yup, this is the lot.  They are working on the new building, which I hear is a day care.  Change happens, like it or not.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Exit Number?

We were taking the Parkway today, southbound from North Jersey, and noticed the new exit signs being set up.  I'm really behind times, I guess, because probably everyone else has noticed this already.  Anyway, it seems like our exit is being renumbered to be exit 132.

Exit 132, formerly known as Exit 131.

Any idea when the change is officially taking place?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Great Outdoors

After school today, I took a walk to the black top at School 26.  It is a beautiful sunny afternoon - pretty cold, but the sun is shining brightly.

Leading onto the black top is a little tiny hill.  It isn't much for sleigh riding, but it was fun when I was young, and when my kids where young.

Not only does School 26 have a lovely, though tiny, little hill, but now they also have a lovely playground.   You can see it because I took this lovely photo for you.

The sad part of this story is what I didn't find - and, honestly, what I didn't expect to find.   I did not find any kids playing outside.

No one will be surprised by this, I guess.  It is just the way things are.  No one feels safe enough to say to their kids "Go out and play, come home when it starts getting dark."  Like I said, I didn't expect to find anyone out there.  If there had been anyone on the playground I wouldn't have taken a photo, because that would be just wrong. 

Well, no one was there, so I snapped my photo and came home.  You can see that there are plenty of boot prints and sled trails, so someone was having fun yesterday, I guess.  Not today, though. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Blizzard of 2015 :)

Welcome to the Blizzard of 2015!  OK, I know that we didn't get the historic levels of snow that they were talking about on all the weather channels - but hey, who cares?  I was pretty happy to have a snow day, and even happier not to have to dig out of 3 feet of snow.  It's the best case scenario!  So, enjoy the snow, stay warm, and have a cup of cocoa.  Happy Blizzard!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy 2015!

Hi, Iselin!  Long time, no see!
I haven't been on here very often lately.  Time goes by and other things come up.  I'm thinking about trying to revive the Iselin Times for 2015..  Does anyone have an opinion about that, one way or another?
Comment below if you care to do so... and have a great year!
-- SUE