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Mon, January 21, 9:30 AM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood MLK Day of Service

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 9:30am 01/21/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Fanwood MLK Day of Service

The event is open to the community and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now in its 10th year, the day was created by volunteers for volunteers and has become a celebration of the interwoven, connected and compassionate community we create together.

The opening program and volunteer fair start at 9:30am at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains.

1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, January 21, 11:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Nazareth Center - Behind Main Church, Scotch Plains

"Soup'er" Senior Bingo - CANCELLED

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 11:00am 01/21/2019 1:00pm America/New_York "Soup'er" Senior Bingo - CANCELLED

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish and Immaculate Heart of Mary regret the need to CANCEL this event due to the prospects for inclement weather and dangerous traveling conditions.

1571 South Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, January 21, 1:00 PM

All Saints, Scotch Plains

Three ethnicities. Three perspectives. One cause.

Law & Justice

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 1:00pm 01/21/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Three ethnicities. Three perspectives. One cause.

Three ethnicities. Three perspectives. One cause. Sara Barshap, Vanessa Handy, and Matthew Skolar are each high school students who expressed their diverse experiences with race in the community in the wake of a defamatory incident at their school last October. Through their lives, each has grown and changed from their “labels”, defining titles placed upon them whether that be ...

559 Park Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, January 25, 9:00 AM

K Primary Care & Nutrition Center, New Providence

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition ...

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 9:00am 01/25/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition Center Open House

K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center invites you to its Open House on January 25 and 26 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

The center will sample their new protein bites in three different flavors: Mocha Almond Eye Openers, Cashew Almond Dreamers, and Walnut Oat Lovers.

Made fresh with natural ingredients
Contains nut butters made in our kitchen -- nuts are the only ingredient
No ...

571 Central Avenue, Suite 104 New Providence, NJ 07974
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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, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl ...

Food & Drink Sports

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 2:00pm 01/26/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl Snacks @ Scotch Plains Library

​It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without delicious snack foods-but is it possible to enjoy your favorites without defeating your New Year’s health goals? Jennifer Bridgeman, known for her innovative approach to creating healthy and delicious food, says ‘Yes!’

On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m., Jennifer will present an overview of how to lighten up your favorite treats ...

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, 9:00 AM

Ono Bowls, Westfield, NJ

An Expert Chat to Fortify Your Finances for 2019

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 9:00am 01/27/2019 11:00am America/New_York An Expert Chat to Fortify Your Finances for 2019

Financial planner Douglas A. Boneparth CFP® will be at Ono Bowls, 107 Quimby St., from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, for a “fruitful” discussion of finances.

Boneparth, a Westfield resident, is one of the top most influential financial advisors in the country, according to Investopedia.

Boneparth sits on CNBC’s Financial Advisor Council. Along with his wife, ...

107 Quimby St. Westfield, NJ, NJ
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Sun, January 27, 10:00 AM

Holy Trinity School Early Education Center, Mountainside

Holy Trinity School's Mountainside Campus Open ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 10:00am 01/27/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Holy Trinity School's Mountainside Campus Open House on Sun, Jan. 27

WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Mountainside campus will hold its open house on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Early Learning Center.

Holy Trinity School is a nurturing, creative environment that instills in children the skills necessary for academic excellence. Small class ...

304 Central Ave. Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Holy Trinity School, Westfield

Open House at Holy Trinity School in Westfield on ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 1:00pm 01/27/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Open House at Holy Trinity School in Westfield on Sun, Jan. 27

WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Westfield campus will hold its open house on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The event will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Westfield Campus, which houses Pre-K 4 and K-8th grade.

Do you want your child to learn in an accepting and caring environment, with a focus not only on top-notch academics but also ...

336 1st Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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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
Are You Awake or Asleep?  How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Who stays out in the cold and who snugly hibernates? Learn about our animal friends’ winter living habits, including Mr. Goundhog, who may or may not see his shadow in February.

The program includes storytelling and children’s crafts. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older; $3 for ages 3-12; and free age 2 and younger.

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

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

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

February 9, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials are considering initiatives designed to benefit immigrants and residents 60 and older.

There are around 2 million immigrants in New Jersey, comprising just over one-fifth of the state’s population, the most recent Census Bureau estimates available show. We Are One New Jersey helps some of these immigrants navigate the American ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. 

Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

How Can I Build a Better Relationship with My Child?

One way to help children belong is to focus on building positive relationships with them. Strong positive relationships can go a long way toward helping children learn to cooperate and be responsible. Four ingredients of strong relationships are:

Showing respect,
Having fun,
Giving encouragement,
Showing love.

Parents often complain that their children do not respect them. Yet ...

Boneparth: When I Was Your Age

Last month, I wrote about inflation. Riveting stuff, I know. However, in that column I twice used the phrase, “When I was your age…”, a line that has been used by older generations the world over to express, often with disdain, how the times have changed. Then, it hit me like a double shot of espresso. I’ll likely find myself using the same expression on the young ...

Letter: Westfield’s Kim Mouded: New Freeholder, Same Result

February 22, 2019

Dear Editor:

The editorial exchange between Councilman Frank Arena of Westfield and newly elected county freeholder, Kim Mouded has been a must-read for concerned Union County taxpayers. 

My take away so far is that Councilman Arena understands the ridiculous tax burden the county freeholder board imposes on us residents. Kim Mouded, on the other hand, is sadly not the breath of fresh ...

Boys Basketball: Balanced Attack Leads Union Catholic Past Orange

February 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J -- The Union Catholic boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead and used a balanced attack on the way to a 62-53 victory over Orange on Thursday night.

UC, which improved to 17-6 on the season, raced out to a 17-9 first quarter lead, extended its advantage to 28-18 at the half, and took a 46-32 lead into the fourth quarter.

Several Vikings contributed to the ...