NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Shanli Jiang, a student at New Providence Middle School, took first place among eighth-graders in the 2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Contestants, ranging from grades 4 through 8, had to prepare an original work in an effort to promote Arbor Day and creatively show the importance of trees in Union County.
New Providence 8th-Grader Wins Poetry Contest
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By MARIANNE IVERSNovember 17, 2017
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Overall New Providence students are showing success in the PARCC, ACT, SAT and AP tests, although there is room for further growth, especially when it comes to PARCC scores. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided a power point presentation to the Board of Education (BOE) at its Thursday, Nov. 16 meeting.
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By TAPINTO HORSES STAFFNovember 17, 2017
The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place Nov. 17-19 at the Helen Mills Theater & Event Space, 137-139 W. 26th St., in New York City.
The EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and ...
By TAPINTO NEW PROVIDENCE STAFFNovember 16, 2017
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Remember The Who? How about The Decoys, the band that introduced The Who to New Jersey 50 years ago?
The Decoys will hold a 50th Anniversary Concert from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Our Lady of Peace Gymnasium, 111 South Street. The concert will benefit Catholic School education for the AOLP Foundation and the Union Catholic Eldon M. Hammeke ...
By UNION COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONNovember 16, 2017
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.
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By JENNIFER PAGANONovember 16, 2017
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - "Mother Hicks is a witch, people say," repeats the chant of the Ware, Illinois townspeople in the new fall play at NPHS directed by Craig Duke. Mother Hicks, Suzan Zeder's classic tale of loneliness and the search for identity, is set in the Midwest town in the Mississippi River Valley in 1935. The NPHS production tells the tangled stories of three ...
Girls on the Run to celebrate their limitless potential at Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot on November 18
By GIRLS ON THE RUNNovember 15, 2017
FLORHAM PARK, N.J - Nearly 600 girls who are participating in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs this fall at schools and parks across Essex, Morris, and Union Counties will run in the Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, November 18. The 5K run starts at 10AM and will take place at the Holy Family Church, 1 Lloyd Avenue, Florham Park.
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By MARIANNE IVERSNovember 15, 2017
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Should anything “Christmas” be replaced by “Holiday”? The topic came up at the Monday, Nov. 13 council meeting when Councilman Armand Galluccio expressed his disappointment of changing the name of a long standing New Providence tradition – the Christmas Walk to Holiday Festival.
Renaming the Christmas Walk to Holiday Festival “is a ...