The 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary celebrates the traditions of our Township with events and activities that create civic pride and foster community partnerships that honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future. It’s the community spirit of our Ten Towns that stand as the ‘Heart-and- Soul’ of our Township - neighbor helping neighbor and volunteers who work behind the scenes to keep the Woodbridge ‘Quality-of-Life’ the best in the state.
We’re already putting together an exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series: Golden Oldies Monday and Tribute Band Tuesday. Woodbridge Wednesday & Music-On-Main Street. Local Band Thursday. Friday Jazz Festival and Country Sunday. Tooling Around the Township ‘Builds & Repairs’ in April. Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market. Don’t forget about the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival. Taste of Woodbridge arrives in October... and there is much, much more to come in 2019 – including the 350th Anniversary Grand Community Celebration on June 1.
Mayor John E. McCormac delivered the State-of-the-Township address to the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce, Woodbridge Economic Development Corporation, Central New Jersey regional business community and Township residents on Jan. 29 and reported that the State-of-the-Township is… EXCELLENT.
Highlights of the State-of-the-Township Address: Expansion of the Senior Transportation program – STOW now takes seniors shopping at Wegmans, ShopRite, Walmart and Woodbridge Center Mall, to the Main Library, the WCC and The Club and to the summer concerts, fireworks and special events. The Addiction Services & Peer Recovery Coach program now provides addiction response, intervention and social services and programs to seven other municipalities – Edison, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Sayreville, Old Bridge, Carteret and New Brunswick. The future home of the Woodbridge History Museum will be at 86 Green Street. Construction began on the Red Oak Senior Housing Project in Port Reading which will become the new home for the senior residents from Stern Towers. Other Quality-of-Life initiatives include efforts to reduce traffic congestion, control speeding and improve problem intersections to include traffic light improvements and turning lanes at Avenel Street/Rahway Avenue and the installation of new traffic lights at Lake and Lancaster Avenues and at Delaware and Inman Avenues in Colonia.
The Have-A-Heart Food Drive Challenge is underway!!! We’re asking Township corporate offices, Buy Local businesses, retail and food service outlets, the hospitality industry, schools and residents to donate 214 pounds of food or $214.00 to assist our food pantries continue their work providing food to less fortunate neighbors and residents. The Have-A-Heart Food Drive Challenge ends on Valentine’s Day ~ Thurs., Feb. 14, 2019 (hence the 2/14 challenge.)
The Have-A-Heart Food Drive Challenge is coordinated by Peter Barcellona, Chairman, of the We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank Committee. All you need to do is give Peter a call at 732-855-0600 x5034 (or email at: email@example.com) and tell him where and when to pick up a donation – 214 pounds of food or $214.00 - and our volunteers will come directly to your location… it’s that easy! Or, you can deliver 214 pounds of non-perishable food items to the following locations: Woodbridge Township Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street or Town Hall Municipal Building, 1 Main Street. Financial contributions (payable to We Feed Woodbridge) can be dropped-off at the Health Center or mailed directly to the Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services, c/o We Feed Woodbridge, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 or to the Office of Mayor, Municipal Building, 3rd Floor, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Don’t delay!!! We need your help now
Taste of Colonia: TONIGHT
Experience the best food and beverage that Colonia has to offer at the Taste of Colonia serving TONIGHT (FRI., FEB. 1) from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Colonia Country Club (300 Colonia Blvd.) The Taste of Colonia - sponsored by the Colonia Business Community (CBC) and The Corner News Publication - offers a wide variety of culinary delicacies from the finest restaurants and caterers in Colonia and the surrounding area. Tickets: $30.00 (Advance Purchase Only - No Tickets Sold at the Door). Tickets available at: Advanced Family Chiropractic (622 Inman Ave.) or contact Councilwoman Debbie Meehan at 732-382-0273. Don’t forget to bring a can... or two... or three... of non-perishable food to be donated to Township food pantries. Taste of Colonia is a sponsor for the Have-A-Heart food drive. Plan NOW to raise your glass to a worthy (and delicious) cause. (All proceeds donated to the Have-A-Heart food drive.)
Barron Arts Center Announces Winter/Spring Line-Up
The Barron Arts Center’s 2019 Winter/Spring Calendar of Events is now available. You don’t need to go to New York City or Philadelphia to experience art, culture, music and first-rate entertainment – its right here in Woodbridge at The Barron Arts Center. Here's a sample of what's on tap for the coming Winter/Spring series. Celebrating their 29th Year performing at the Barron Arts Center… the All Seasons Chambers Players will perform with their Flemish harpsichord in combination with flutes and strings for a program of music from the 18th Century. Concert Date: Feb. 15 at 8:00 PM. Poets Wednesday & Poetry Workshops are always part of the schedule. For complete listings and details on all the exhibits, concerts, classes, events and programs call 732-634-0413. Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. Become a fan of the Barron Arts Center on Facebook and Twitter.
Attention Senior Residents: Need Help with 2018 Tax Forms
Are you a Woodbridge Senior? Need help preparing your 2018 taxes? The Woodbridge Township Multi-Service Program on Aging and the AARP offers ‘FREE’ assistance to Senior residents to prepare 2018 Income Tax & Property Tax Relief forms. Tax preparation services are now available. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Call (732)726-6262 to schedule your appointment. Tax assistance will take place at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge. File & Feed!!! In exchange for our services, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive. Check the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for additional information on the tax preparation assistance program.
The Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management has implemented a Township-wide CodeRed telephone alert system. CodeRed is an emergency notification service that provides timely alerts to Township residents and businesses with important emergency-related information. While most Township residents with land-line or home telephone numbers are listed in the Emergency Management database and receive timely emergency information, a growing number of residents rely primarily on a cellular phone, text message or email. We want to make certain that if there is an emergency, all Township residents get information ASAP… and reaching residents on their cell phone or via text is simply the best way to provide timely and perhaps life-saving information. BUT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER TO GET CodeRed MESSAGES. Residents, along with anyone working in Woodbridge, are encouraged to visit the Township web page: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. CLICK on the CodeRed logo to enroll contact information, including land-line, cell numbers, email and text addresses.
2019 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar Now Available
Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!! Download the MyWaste APP!!!
The 2019 Woodbridge Township Sanitation & Recycling calendar is NOW available – if you didn’t receive the calendar in the mail you can obtain a copy by calling the Department of Public Works Office of Recycling at: 732-738-1311 x3035; stop-by Woodbridge Town Hall (1 Main Street); or download the 2019 calendar via the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us
The MyWaste APP - ALL-NEW FOR 2019 - puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information and more right at your fingertips!!! MyWaste is a Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and Smartphone APP featuring the 2019 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar customized to your address. Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions. Find out when the Middlesex County document shredding truck is in town. Drop-off unwanted prescription drugs at the Police Department in Town Hall. Report a “Waste Problem” or send comments & suggestions through the APP. The MyWaste APP download is FREE and is available by going to: www.my-waste.mobi. Select the icon link either to the iPhone/iPad or Android APP store. Or visit the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for more information.
Buy Local Shopping!!! Stay Connected with the Woodbridge NOW APP. It's Free... It's Easy... It's Everything Woodbridge!!!
Before you start your holiday shopping be sure to download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all of the best shopping deals, rewards and specials!!! The Woodbridge NOW APP is FREE!!! And, it’s the best source for what’s happening in Woodbridge. Stay connected with just one touch. Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.
It’s All Happening at The Club
The Club at Woodbridge is now part of the Woodbridge Township Recreation Family – and we’re offering an incredible menu of health, wellness, fitness and entertainment programs, events and happenings to members and guests!!!
The Club is the perfect complement to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) right across Main Street. Both facilities have a pool, running track, cardio rooms, weight rooms, concession areas and child care functions. Both run summer camps for kids and personal training and other amenities. The Club has racquetball and badminton, while the WCC has a hockey rink, roller rink, mini-golf course and batting cages.
Explore the health & wellness benefits of a WCC membership!!! WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes. Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership. Join today and receive a FREE WCC gift with your new membership!!! We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.
DID YOU KNOW??? The WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry –WCC members are going strong and getting in shape with the popular LesMills Group Effect exercise classes and personal training program. The WCC also offers a full aquatics program with swim lessons for all ages, a competitive swim team, roller and ice skating lessons, ice hockey, open skate sessions, weight and aerobic center, personal training & fitness programs, a full-court gymnasium, basketball court, indoor track, and so much more. Perfect your swing – baseball or softball - at the 3-cage batting center. And, after taking batting practice, tee-off at SkyLine Mini-Golf... the best and most challenging mini-golf course in Central Jersey
The WCC hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation, or any party for that special occasion. Your special event party comes with the full-service, in-house WCC Café and catering. Contact our Membership Services Coordinator at 732-596-4196. Visit our webpage at: www.njwcc.com. See us on Facebook. Or stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge. You’ll be glad you did!!!
WB EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
SAT., FEB. 2 Fight Muscular Disease. MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Bowl-A-Thon. Sponsored by Woodbridge Township Firefighters IAFF Local 290. $20.00 per Bowler. 1:00-4:00 PM. Woodbridge Bowling Center, 346 Main Street
SUN., FEB. 3 WCC Zumbathon - 90 minutes of high energy dance & aerobic fitness. ADMISSION: Non-Perishable food items for theHave-A-Heart Food Drive. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street.
WED., FEB. 6 The Barron Arts Center & History Alive: New Jersey & Beyond Present: A Visit with Abraham Lincoln starring Bob Gleason as Abraham Lincoln. 7:30 PM. Barron Arts Center (582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ). Reservations Essential. Call (732)634-0413. The series is sponsored by The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission with the support of Mayor John E. McCormac.
School News and Events
There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, students and extra-curricular activities. The WB E-News encourages residents, parents, students and visitors to support the various school-related activities - without community sponsorship, many of the student programs, events and activities would not be able to take place. Plan to attend.
FRI., FEB. 8 John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Presents: Mr. JFK. 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
SAT., FEB. 9 Colonia Middle School Presents: Winter Carnival. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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