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KATHY McBAIN/STAFF Greater Media Newspapers held a holiday food drive in the Manalapan office from Dec. 9-21. Donations were brought to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune.

Talk to address life in post-WWII Germany

Guest speaker Sara Langberg will discuss her experiences growing up in Germany after World War II in a program set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at a private home in East Brunswick. The event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Chapter of Hadassah. For location and more information, call Beth at 908-337-1940.

Stewards will study the environment

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer an Environmental Stewards Program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 27-June 8 at the EARTH Center, in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave, South Brunswick. The program will introduce non-scientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State. Leading authorities from academia will …

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STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The Force was strong at the Plumsted Library in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, on Dec. 16 when a celebration of all things “Star Wars” was held in conjunction with the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Six-week ESL course to begin Jan. 29 at library

A free ESL conversation group will be held for six weeks at 10 a.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 29 at the Jamesburg Public Library, 229 Gatzmer Ave., Jamesburg. Registration is free but space is limited. Call 732-521-0440 or email cfrank@lmxac.org to sign up.

Milltown council thanks Murray for three years of service

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer MILLTOWN — As the Borough Council commenced its final meeting of the year, Patricia “Patty” Murray said she enjoyed her three years serving on the council dais. “It has been a real honor serving the residents of Milltown and it has been a great learning experience for myself personally,” she …