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Mon, September 18, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 3:30pm 09/18/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Lego Club

Learn, play, and build with us! Come join us for some creative building time and meet other Lego builders! All ages. No registration required. Mondays at 3:30pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 4:00pm 09/18/2017 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Come learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with our visiting nutritionist from ShopRite! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Registration opens 9/5. 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Twilight Done Right

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 6:30pm 09/18/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Twilight Done Right

The Union Public Library will host a free "Twilight Planning" on Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm. You will gain valuable advice on senior healthcare, independent living, housing and relocation, estates and trusts, hospice, funeral planning and more.

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at (908) 851-5450 x2 to sign up.

All programs are free and open to ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 8:30 AM

Town Hall, Union

Special Improvement District Meeting

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 8:30am 09/19/2017 9:30am America/New_York Special Improvement District Meeting

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 9:00 AM

ConnectOne Bank, Ridgewood

ConnectOne Bank: Women's Leadership Series

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 9:00am 09/19/2017 11:00am America/New_York ConnectOne Bank: Women's Leadership Series

This is the third in a three-part Women's Leadership Series for today's connected woman hosted by ConnectOne Bank. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The final event in the Women's Leadership Series is "Cybersecurity: Today's Invisible Threat", presented by Diane D. Reynolds, MDMC Law & Felicia Harper, Bergen IT. This ...

171 East Ridgewood Avenue Ridgewood , NJ
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Tue, September 19, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K "Game Time"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 11:00am 09/19/2017 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K "Game Time"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 19, 12:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Senior Resource Connection

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 12:00pm 09/19/2017 2:00pm America/New_York Senior Resource Connection

Information and resources from the Union County Division on Aging & Disability.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 12:30pm 09/19/2017 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Tuesdays at the Vauxhall Branch Library. Wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Sign up required

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 19, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Emma" (1996)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 2:00pm 09/19/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Emma" (1996)

Rated PG, 116 mins. Comedy/Romance starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette. ©Miramax. Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 4:00pm 09/19/2017 5:00pm America/New_York MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Stories, songs, and activities that introduce important math and science concepts to children in a bilingual format! (Spanish & English) Ages 3-6, registration required. 908-851-5450 ext. 3. Tuesdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 10:30am 09/20/2017 11:00am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Wednesdays @10:30am. Newborns-18 months. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Board Games

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 4:00pm 09/20/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Board Games

Games are not just for kids. Join in the fun!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 5:30 PM

St. Joseph's Church, Elizabeth

2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off, ...

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 5:30pm 09/20/2017 7:30pm America/New_York 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off, Hosted by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is hosting her 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off. The goal of the event is to collect school supplies for the homeless and at-risk children of the Children's Program at Bernice’s Place, a program of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. A list of needed school supplies can be found in the event flyer. Gift cards of $25 are also being ...

118 Division Street Elizabeth, NJ
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Wed, September 20, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Club Teen: "Vision Boards"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 6:00pm 09/20/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Club Teen: "Vision Boards"

Registration required. 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, September 20, 7:00 PM

Recreation Department, Union

Recreation Advisory Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 7:00pm 09/20/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Recreation Advisory Meeting


1120 Commerce Ave, Union NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 11:30am 09/21/2017 12:30pm America/New_York Lunchtime Meditation

Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Sept. 28. Relax and unwind!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween "Game Time"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 3:00pm 09/21/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Tween "Game Time"

Registration required: 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Thu, September 21, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 4:30pm 09/21/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! For students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. Registration required. Thursdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "Left Neglected"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 7:00pm 09/21/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "Left Neglected"

"Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova will be discussed. All who have read the book are welcome! Please ask the Reference Desk if you need assistance finding a copy

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 22, 10:00 AM

Golden Rule Lodge, Vauxhall

CPR Training and Certification

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 10:00am 09/22/2017 2:00pm America/New_York CPR Training and Certification

221 Oswald Place Vauxhall, NJ 07088

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Still Time to Register for the "I Want to Eat Ice Cream" Ice Cream Eating Contest

September 23, 2017

UNION, NJ - Spots are limited for Union's 2nd annual "I Want to Eat Ice Cream" ice cream eating contest, Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 3pm during the Union Autumn Festival. 
Visit the Magic Fountain at 1081 Stuyvesant Ave. (no purchase necessary) to register.   Spots are very limited.  Must be 10 years old or older.   
Kids and adult trophy ...

Registration Open for Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest

UNION, NJ – Registration for the Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest is underway.

Contestants, in grades 5 – 12, have an opportunity to paint storefront windows throughout town.  Window assignments and paint will be distributed on October 11 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Trophies will be awarded by grade.

Register in person at the Recreation Department, 1120 ...

Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Dinner Dance

UNION, NJ - A fundraiser for the Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade is scheduled with a dinner and dance on Friday, October 20.

Tickets are $65 and includes a dinner buffet, wine, beer and soda.  The event features the entertainment of "Park Ave".  The fundraiser is being held at the Knights of Columbus, 1034 Jeanette Avenue, from 6:00 - 11:00 ...

Fairleigh Dickinson Students from Union Inducted into Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon Honor Societies

September 22, 2017

MADISON, NJ - The following Union residents attending Fairleigh Dickinson University have been inducted into FDU's Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies for the Spring 2017 semester:

Vivian Muniz and Gabrielle Pais have been inducted into FDU's Phi Omega Epsilon honor society. Eligibility for membership in the University's senior honor society is ...

Union's Stephanie Enweonwu Joins Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

WALTHAM, MA - Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is excited to welcome Stephanie Enweonwu from Union to the Class of 2021. 

Located within 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Visit Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School online at www.chch.org.

 

Union's Dr. Xurong Kong Elected Officer of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA - Dr. Xurong Kong of Union, N.J., was recently elected as an officer for the Kean University chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Kong, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies at Kean University, was elected to the position of president and will serve during the 2017-2018 term.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

September 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Joseph Cryan Running for 20th District State Senate Seat

September 21, 2017

Like so many others, I will forever remember exactly where I was on Election night last November. It was clear our new President would have, among other attributes, a conservative agenda.  I knew the many changes coming from Washington would ultimately end up being decided in every state’s capital.

With confidence that I could be a voice for my community based on my experience, ...

Board of Education Candidate: Michelle Schulz

My name is Michelle Schulz, and I’ve been a resident of Vauxhall for over 20 years.  I’ve been married to Jack, who works for Union County as Supervisor of Park Maintenance Services, for 21 years.  We have six children, Michael, Dominick, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Amanda, and Brandon, all of which are products of the Township of Union Public Schools.   Michael ...

Board of Education Candidate: Sherry Higgins

My name is Sherry Higgins, and I’ve been a resident of the Township of Union for over 30 years. I’ve been married to Patrick for 25 years.  We have two children, Kaitlyn and Kelly, both products of the Township of Union Public Schools.  Kaitlyn is a senior at East Carolina University in their pre-medical program, and plans to get her Masters in Sustainability before entering ...

Board of Education Candidate: Linda Richardson

My name is Linda Richardson, and I have been a resident of the Township of Union for 32 years.  I’ve been married to John, a retired Irvington Police Officer and former Director of the Irvington Police Athletic League, now Facilities Manager of Galloping Hill Golf Course.  We have two children, Laura and Dan, both products of the Township of Union Public Schools.  Laura is a ...

170 New Jobs Available for Union County Residents Through Workforce Innovation Business Center

September 23, 2017

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the County’s Workforce Innovation Business Center is recruiting qualified Union County residents to fill 170 full and part-time positions at three prospective employers in Union County.

“We made the development of public-private partnerships a priority so we can maximize ...

Union County College Names New Governor to the Board

CRANFORD, NJ – At the September 19, 2017, Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Hugh C. Welsh, of Cranford, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Welsh to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Welsh is the ...

Riding for Warriors 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride Raises More Than $17,000

UNION, N.J.  – The third annual Riding For Warriors recently wrapped its cross-country motorcycle journey raising more than $17,000 for Hope For The Warriors and its A Warrior’s Wish program and granting five wishes for deserving service members. 

Celebrating 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to ...

Paint by the Pone Event, Saturday, Sept. 30 at Warinanco Park

ELIZABETH, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters ages 4 to 12 years old to participate in “Paint by the Pond.” This will be the second year for this interactive art project which will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the pond in Warinanco Park. The pond is ...

Columns

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose-Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

September 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path.  Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

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