Friday, January 11, 2013
Westwood and Washington Township teenagers can participate in Friday night programs at the Westwood Community Center.
The Westwood and Washington Township recreation departments are offering safe — but fun — activities for teens on Friday nights, including at least one special event each month. The regular activities available at the Westwood Community Center include games like basketball, pool, foosball, Nok Hockey and video games, among others. This Friday there will also be a DJ and free slushies. Other special activities offered have included laser tag and a bull-riding machine. "We're trying to expand the amount of activities we offer to get kids off the streets," Westwood Recreation Director Gary Buchheister said. The program is funded by a grant from the Municipal Alliance. Events are supervised by recreation department employees. Buchheister said …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
There will be a water barrel workshop in the Westwood Community Center June 28.
The Westwood Environmental Commission is offering a program for residents who want to reduce flooding and lower their water bills. The commission, along with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is holding a rain barrel workshop to teach residents about the benefits of using rain barrels to collect water. Attendees will also learn how to build the barrels and bring one home from the event. According to Westwood Environmental Commission member Christine Blaney, the barrels hold about 50 gallons of water that drains off the roof of a house or other building. The water can be used for a garden or other plants. "It cuts down on that water bill," Blaney said. Using the barrels can also lower to rate of water soaking into the ground or flowing …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
New Jazzercise "Lite" class shakes things up at the Westwood Community Center
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- Andrea Kahn
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Jay Cimiluca is ready to rock! A former elementary school teacher, this is her third time taking the morning "Jazzercise Lite" class for seniors at the Westwood Community Center. "I just love it," she laughs. "And I plan to keep coming back for more!" Cimiluca is not the only one. As the clock ticks towards 9:30 a.m., participants begin to fill the brightly spacious room. One gentleman sporting a shiny pair of brand new sneakers says, "I wasn't doing anything good for myself until this class came along!" Instructor Rose Paskek has been teaching Jazzercise for four years, both regular style and this version which is modified for seniors. "I try to adjust the movements so that people on all levels can participate in the way that is best for …