New Jersey Future, a nonprofit group that promotes land use planning, is also accepting nominations for its Smart Growth Awards competition. The awards honor innovative projects, plans, or initiative that bring smart growth ideals to light. Nominations are due Friday, January 16, and the awards ceremony is Thursday, June 4. Visit

The American Heart Association is looking for nominations for its “Women of Distinction Award,” which recognizes New Jersey women who promote a healthy lifstyle for or among women. Nominations are being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, January 16.

The award will be presented at the American Heart Association Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Imperia in Somerset. Visit or call 609-223-3679.

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