Kenilworth Mayor’s Message

December 2017

Happy Holidays Kenilworth! I hope the Thanksgiving Holiday was good to all of you, and with the hustle and bustle of the approaching Christmas season, everyone took time to be Thankful for the things we have and to remember those who are less fortunate.
I like to take this time to remind everyone to HELP STOCK YOUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
Non-perishable goods and gift cards to any supermarket can be left in the
Cry Room at St. Theresa’s Church after any Mass.
Monday – Friday donations can be dropped off at the Rectory (9 am – 5 pm)
Supermarket gift cards and or check donations (payable to St. Theresa’s) can be mailed to:
Social Concerns, c/o The Church of St. Theresa, 541 Washington Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
If you are in need of food, you can contact the Rectory at 908-272-4444, they will arrange
for a volunteer to meet you at the pantry.
All identities of people receiving assistance are kept confidential!
Here are some important dates for December;
December 3: The annual Borough Christmas Tree Lighting, to commence at 6 p.m.
December 7: On this tragic day The United States was attacked by Japan in a sneak attack. Over 2,000 soldiers and sailors perished that day, keep this day in remembrance and honor those who sacrificed their lives, so we may live free in this Great Nation. Dec 8: Harding School Winter Wonderland Tricky Tray at the Kenilworth VFW, doors open at 530 pm, starts at 730 sharp, tickets $10 and can be purchased at Hollywood Bridal and Especially Yours Florist. Door Prizes, 50/50, bring your own food and snacks
December 10: The Kenilworth Historical Society present and “Old-Fashioned Christmas” at the Nitscke House cost is free and opens at 12 to 5 pm. Tour a circa 1880 house authentically decorated, meet Victorian Santa (Photography welcome) and visit the Christkindlmarkt featuring an array of unique handcrafted gift items and holiday treats.
December 12: Chanukah begins
Week of Dec 17: Santa Claus will be visiting the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad, stay tuned for more details.
December 18: Concludes Leaf Pick-up by the Borough, after that all leaves must be placed in a in a covered trash receptacle and after January 26, 2017 leaves will not be picked up
December 21: Winter Solstice
December 25: May you all have a Merry Christmas!
December 26: Kwanza begins
For the month of December there are always events for adults and children, make sure to check in at for more details
As always visit our website at for more details about these events and more.
Make sure to visit our businesses and shops their continued success is all our success!
As this is the year end memo, I would like to take this time to thank all those who come out throughout the year and volunteer your time and your talents for the betterment of Kenilworth. I understand with busy schedules it’s hard to make some events, but this is a great community and I know your hearts are always there.
In closing, may you all have a Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) may this season bring joy in your heart and peace in your soul. Try to be kinder and give a smile someone may need it, we are all in this together.

God Bless you all
And God Bess America