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Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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Greetings From Woodbridge

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. 

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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.

Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!

See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac

J.J. Bittings Chili Cook-Off Returns on Sun., March 3

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The 12th Annual Woodbridge Township Charity Chili Cook-off ‘heats-up’ on Sun., March 3, 2019 at J.J. Bitting Brewing Co., 33 Main Street, in Downtown Woodbridge.  Noon - 2:00 PM. Think your chili recipe is the best in Woodbridge? Enter your chili in the cook-off for an afternoon of fun, friendly competition and the chance to win a cash prize! Applications can be picked up at J.J. Bitting Brewing Co., Woodbridge Community Center and Town Hall. Don't have a chili recipe? No problem! Come spend the afternoon sampling the best chili and local brew Woodbridge has to offer! Contact Eileen Caggiano at: (732) 596-4048 or e-mail: eileen.caggiano@twp.woodebridge.nj.us or visit www.njbrewpubs.com.  The Heat is on Us!!!!  All proceeds donated to a Woodbridge Charitable Cause.

The Avenel Performing Arts Center Presents: Celtic Angels


The Celtic Angels and the Celtic Knight Dancers present Ireland’s most beautifully talented singers, musicians and dancers in an extravagant array of contemporary and traditional Irish music and song. The Celtics Angels showcase Ireland’s finest female vocalists, musicians and dancers as they astonish audiences with their collection of internationally infused Irish melodies.  Performances:  Sat., March 16 (2:00 & 8:00 PM) and Sun., March 17 (2:00 & 7:00 PM).  The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)  Tickets:  $39.50. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade Set for March 10

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The 46th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Celebration gets underway on Sun., March 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM with the presentation of Proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees followed by the raising of the Irish Flag at Woodbridge Town Hall (1 Main Street). The St. Patrick’s Day Parade - sponsored by the American Irish Association of Woodbridge – steps-off at 1:30 PM from Woodbridge High School to Main Street and concludes in front of Town Hall.  Enjoy more than 80 marching units, including traditional Irish Pipe Bands and Step Dancers, Irish-themed parade floats and displays, marching bands representing Woodbridge, Colonia and JFK high schools, Woodbridge Township First Responders, Fire Departments, First Aid and Emergency Response Squads, members of Woodbridge scouting organizations and community, civic, sorts and neighborhood associations.

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‘Have-A-Heart’ Food Drive Collects $35,000 & 25,000 Lbs.  

Taste Of Colonia

Photo 1:  The Colonia Business Community reports to Robert Mascenik School #26 in Iselin to drop-off $5,000.00 for the ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive.

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Photo 2:  The 3rd Grade students at School #26 contributed 500 pounds of non-perishable food to ‘Have-A-Heart.’

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Photo 3:  RSI Bank supports ‘Have-A-Heart’ with $2,140.00. 


Photo 4:  Avenel Middle School contributed over 1,000 lbs. of food to the ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive.


Photo 5:  The Paul Sansone Foundation topped the list with a $6,500.00 ‘Have-A-Heart’ contribution.

Mayor John E. McCormac announced that the ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive collected $35,000.00 in cash donations and more than 25,000 pounds of non-perishable food to support local food pantries in their work to aid needy families throughout Woodbridge Township.  The ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive - so named because it runs through Valentine’s Day - is launched each January by the Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services and the We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank Foundation.  This year, ‘Have-A-Heart’ issued a ‘2/14’ challenge to Township corporate offices, businesses, retail outlets, food stores, restaurants and hospitality industry, Township schools and students, charitable organizations and residents to donate 214 pounds of food or contribute $214 to assist food pantries continue their work in providing food and meals to less fortunate residents and the homeless. 

More than 130 Township corporations, businesses, retail outlets, school students, charitable organizations and residents contributed to the ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive.  Significant contributors include:  Sansone Foundation: $6,500.00; Colonia Business Community:  $5,000.00 and 1,000 lbs.; Lee Vetland Charity Fund:  $1,000.00; Wegmans of Woodbridge: 1,000 lbs. and $214.00; Woodbridge ShopRite: 1,000 lbs.; Northfield Bank: $2,140.00; RSI Bank:  $2,140.00; Wick Corporation: $214.00 and 500 lbs.; Visual Lease Corporation:  $214.00 and 1,000 lbs.; Hampton Inn: 700 lbs.; Middlesex Water Company:  $214.00 and 300 lbs. and Woodbridge Township Schools: 10,000 lbs. - Menlo Park Terrace School #19, Fords Middle School, Ross Street School #11, Robert Mascenik School #26, Claremont Avenue School #20, St. John Vianney School, Oak Ridge Heights School #21, Kennedy Park School #24, Woodbine Avenue School #23, Avenel Middle School, Colonia Middle School and Woodbridge High School. 

Attention Senior Residents:  Need Help with 2018 Tax Forms

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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.

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 All New MyWaste APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information and more right at your fingertips!!!  The MyWaste APP - customized to your address - features the 2019 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar. Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions.  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.  

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Buy Local & Stay Connected…  Woodbridge NOW APP… It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!  

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Before you start your Buy Local 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

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It’s All Happening at The Club

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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 all The Club has to offer at: www.theclub.org.

It’s All About Health & Wellness at the WCC...  

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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!!!

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Fish Fry

Colonia VFW Post #6061 ‘Fish Fry’ Friday.  Tickets:  $15.00 per person.  $8.00 Children (under 12.)  5:30 – 8:00 PM.  Colonia VFW Post located at 606 Inman Ave., Colonia. 

Russell Fischer

St. Anthony of Padua Church Presents:  Russell Fischer “In A Moment”… Featuring Jeffrey Uhlig on Piano.  Doors Open: 7:00 PM.  Concert:  8:00 PM.  ADMISSION:  $30.00.  Proceeds benefit the St. Anthony’s Church Organ Fund.


Barron Arts Center Presents:  A Constitutional Debate:  Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  7:30 PM.  Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)

relay kickoff

Support Relay-for-Life of Woodbridge at their annual ‘Join Us & Pack The Track’ kick-off celebration.  Bahama Breeze Restaurant, 520 Woodbridge Center Drive.  5:30 – 7:30 PM.

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Join ‘Relay-for-Life of Woodbridge’ at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa for a very special (and healing) fundraiser.  $25.00 per person (appointments are limited to the first 25).  7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, 789 St. Georges Ave.


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.

Mary Poppings

John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Presents:  Mary Poppins.  Tickets Available:  $10.00 Advance.  $15.00 Door.  

FRI., MARCH 1, 2019
Avenel Middle School Wildcat Warrior Tricky Tray. Proceeds benefit the March-of-Dimes.  TICKETS:  $10.00 PER PERSON (Cash Only).  Doors Open at 6:00 PM.  Calling at: 7:00 PM.  Avenel Middle School.

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Colonia comedy

FRI., MARCH 1, 2019
Colonia High School Baseball Diamond Club Hosts:  Comedy Show featuring comics from the Comedy Shoppe.  Doors Open:  7:00 PM.  Show: 8:00 PM.  Colonia Fire Hose, 250 Inman Ave., Colonia.

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