Clark-Garwood Patch Week in Review
Here, a look at our top stories this week.
A sore back, ripped-down shower curtains, a water-soaked bathroom and clogged drains were just some of the pains endured by Mike Kelly when he'd attempt to wash his 160-lb. Newfoundland, Gordo, in his tub at home. It wasn't long after Kelly went so far as to run hot water out to his garage to create a makeshift grooming area for Gordo that he came across a self-service dog wash in Austin, Texas and thought, "Wow, what a great idea." Six years later, Kelly has brought that great idea to 300 North Avenue in Garwood with the opening of his In-N-Out Self-Serve Dog Wash – and full-service grooming salon. Read all about it and see our video on In-N-Out, here.
The Clark UNICO Chapter along with nine other chapters awarded their recipients of the Annual Brian Piccolo Award which was held at L’Affaire in Mountainside on Friday, May 11. The recipients from Arthur L. Johnson High School were seniors Nick Mullery and Sarah Panetta. The two received the prestigious award based on athletics, academics and community service. UNICO, an Italian-American organization, is an acronym for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity.
In this week's police blotter: On May 9 at 6:20 p.m. – Police took a report of a burglary to a residence at 124 Meadow Road. The incident is under investigation.
Valley Road School in Clark recently saw some improvements made courtesy of first grade Daisy Troop 41407. The girls, together with their families, removed and replaced aged wood from a sign in front of the school. They then added new dirt, mulch, and planted new flowers. The troop will oversee the care of this area by planting new flowers as needed throughout their scouting tenure as an ongoing community service project.