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Fri, January 25, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 12:00pm 01/26/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at noon to watch movies starring Julia Roberts.

January 4: Pretty Woman (R, 119 min)

A Hollywood hooker signs on for a week-long job with a john who is a corporate raider; he pays for a makeover so she can act as his date.

January 11: Notting Hill (PG-13, 124 min)

An American movie star who falls for a shy Brit ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, January 26, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 3:00pm 01/26/2019 4:30pm America/New_York The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

The Plainfield Symphony’s annual Family Concert will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program will feature two 2018 Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Prize winners, a renowned saxophone soloist and several fun pieces by David Rimelis.

Pianist Sarah Ouyang will perform the third movement, Rondo Allegro Scherzando, of ...

716 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football ...

Arts & Entertainment Sports

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 3:30pm America/New_York 30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football History

​The New York Giants were an embarrassment in the late 1970s until a disparate group of characters came together to lead the team on an unlikely journey to the franchise’s first Super Bowl win. There’s Parcells, Simms and Taylor…and Donald Trump, Mark Bavaro and Phil McConkey, too.

On Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, join author and 30 for 30 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

May 18, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

NJ Seafood Festival to Dock in Downtown Belmar this Weekend

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend.

From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of palate-pleasing selections from the sea at the festival’s new venue — the Pyanoe Plaza ...

Music & Food Festival in Fanwood this Weekend Aims to ‘Smash Kids Cancer’

High School sophomore Elizabeth Chin knows first-hand how pediatric cancer affects families. Her brother, Connor, was diagnosed with bone cancer two and a half years ago. Connor was successfully treated by Memorial Sloan Kettering and is enjoying life as an eighth grader. 

Elizabeth is leading up Smash Kids Cancer, a Music and Food Fest at LaGrande Park in Fanwood, which will take place ...

Ramp it up: Making the Most of the Wild Leek’s Short Season in NJ

If you’ve never tasted a ramp before, it might be hard to understand why chefs and foodies get so excited about this wild member of the onion family. Part of the appeal is their incredibly short season — just a few weeks. If you see some at the farmer’s market, grab them now, because they may not be back next time.

Ramps — sometimes called wild leeks — look a lot ...

Cinnaholic Finds a Sweet Spot in Westfield, Opening its First NJ Franchise

This article first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A former Wall Street banker who is starting a new venture here anticipates a sweet return on his investment.

Vikas Mittal of Hoboken is set to open a vegan bakery in Westfield on Friday. It is Cinnaholic’s first franchise in New Jersey.

“Everything in our bakery here is 100 percent ...

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

May 18, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the state's transportation agency.

On Thursday night, the Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations ...

Dr. Derrick Nelson Named Honorary Grand Marshal of Westfield Memorial Day Parade

May 16, 2019

The following story was posted with permission of the Hi's Eye, the student newspaper at Westfield High School.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Respected leader. Dedicated service member. Beloved friend. Adored father.

Dr. Derrick Nelson, principal of Westfield High School, was a hero in every sense of the word. His courage, selflessness and integrity inspired the Westfield community and his ...

Taking Responsibility for Other People's Problems

When our loved ones suffer, it’s hard not to get swept up in their pain. We want so desperately to take away their pain and see them happy. We begin to get involved in their issues and try to find ways to resolve their problem. We easily rationalize to ourselves that we are kind and good people and want to help and be supportive.

However, being supportive does not mean we have to fix ...

When Someone Really Listens, We Heal

Never underestimate the power of talking with someone who really listens.

Our culture doesn’t encourage people to talk about their emotional pain. Our culture teaches people to suppress their feelings. People tell each other not to “whine” about problems or not “dwell” on them. People are told to “get over it” and to “be strong,” ...

Life After Infidelity: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful

Learning that your partner has been unfaithful can be one of the most devastating and upsetting moments possible.  How to cope with such shocking news can be very difficult to comprehend. 

It is easy to lose the concept of who you are, and what you had, and can bring out fear in what your life will look like moving forward. A profound sense of loss is normal once the betrayal amongst ...

Consolidating Accounts Leads to Clear Financial Strategy

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a strategy is by consolidating your financial accounts.

Over the course of ...

Torah Thought for the Week: Holy Matrimony?

Holy Matrimony?

The first kohanim were Aaron (Moses' older brother) and his four sons. Together with their future descendents, they were chosen by G‑d to conduct the service in the Sanctuary as representatives of the entire people of Israel. Due to his sanctified position as a minister serving in G‑d’s Temple, the kohen may not come ...

Saint Joseph High School Crew Team Excelled at Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships

The Youth Double (Trent Tighelaar, Ian Hedin) came home with a gold medal and a qualification for the Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida marking the first time Saint Joe's has qualified in the program’s history. Only the top three boats of the event within the region receive a coveted spot at Youth Nationals which is held on June 6th.

The Youth Quad (Keaton ...

Union County Administrator Should Immediately Be Terminated or STOP All Side Political Work

May 18, 2019

Dear Editor:

I call on the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Union County to finally make ethics matter. Your County Administrator, Ed Oatman, should NOT be involved in partisan elections in Union County – EVER!

A County Administrator is an employee of all Union County residents, not just a select few. It is time for you all to stand up and do your job and protect the residents of Union ...

What a Special Needs Mom Wants for Mother's Day

May 6, 2019

Mother’s Day is kind of a misnomer, especially if you are the mom of a special needs child. The cards and presents last about 30 seconds, no one knows how to make pancakes, your “day off” is only until about 11:00 when you have to go downstairs and clean up the disaster in the kitchen and the rest of the day is spent with the same whining, crying and calling “Mommy, ...

Union County College President McMenamin Receives Promise Award

May 19, 2019

CRANFORD – At the annual Elizabeth’s Promise Awards Dinner, Union County College (UCC) President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was named one of this year’s honorees and will have a scholarship established in her honor. Elizabeth Councilman Frank Cuesta, President of Elizabeth’s Promise Awards, Inc., founded the non-profit organization to assist with college-related costs for ...