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Wed, January 30, 6:00 PM

Arbor Terrace Mountainside, Mountainside

Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Business & Finance Education

Add to My Calendar 01/30/2019 6:00pm 01/30/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Whoever said it was a bad thing to be over the hill had it all wrong. There are family, friends and fun times of this side of the hill. Arbor Terrace, Mountainside is hosting a new educational series: "The Other Side of 50," to help everyone get the most out of this side of 50. This series will feature captivating discussions, along with light refreshments at each event.

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1050 Springfield Ave. Mountainside, NJ
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Fri, February 1, 7:00 PM

Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/01/2019 7:00pm 02/01/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual Winter Ball

Please join us for the Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters Association 2nd Annual Winter Ball featuring music from the award winning Moonglowers Jazz Band. Enjoy a full four-course dinner while dancing to classic big-band jazz tunes and contemporary music performed by the Moonglowers! Hope to see you there!

250 Park Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 2, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 11:00am 02/02/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Long Valley, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, February 2nd, at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley, NJ. To attend, please call 908-876-3429​ or send an email to mason@meadowbrookdaycamp.com.

All prospective families will be welcomed via an ...

73 East Valley Brook Road Long Valley, NJ 07853
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Sat, February 2, 6:30 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 6:30pm 02/02/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on Sat, Feb. 2

This open house event at the JCC -- a change of venue -- will be a fun night out while learning about the risk women have for heart attacks and heart disease. Enjoy free chair massages, a mini cardio workout, guest speakers, local vendors and more!

Typically held on a Friday, the event has moved from the Chelsea to Saturday evening at the JCC to accommodate the growth of this important and ...

1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, February 3, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Chamber Music Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/03/2019 3:30pm 02/03/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Chamber Music Concert

Mostly Music is offering its second concert of the 2018-19 season featuring James Austin Smith on oboe and Peter Kolkay on bassoon, along with Gloria Chien an piano and Paul Neubauer on viola, playing the music of Saint-Saens, Chopin, Loeffler and Poulenc, as well as two short works by Elliott.

Mostly Music is in its 39th year of bringing world-class musicians to an intimate setting at Temple ...

Westfield, NJ
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Tue, February 5, 4:30 PM

All Saints' Church , Scotch Plains

Fearless Dragon Writers, Kids' Creative Writing ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/05/2019 4:30pm 02/06/2019 9:30am America/New_York Fearless Dragon Writers, Kids' Creative Writing Workshop

Fearless Dragon Writers, LLC presents a ... Kids' Creative Writing Workshop!

"What Inspires You?"

In a Fearless Dragon Writers' Workshop, the adventure is only as limited as our imaginations! Come join us for 6 weeks of writing fun -- from Tuesday, Jan. 29 until Tuesday, March 5. Location: All Saints' Church, 559 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. Each session highlights a ...

559 Park Avenue Scotch Plains , NJ 07076
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Tue, February 5, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/05/2019 6:00pm 02/05/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

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

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the Works

Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were featured in an episode of “Parts Unknown” four years ago, ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges.  Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

The Prom as a Source of Stress

The Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. 

Going to the Jersey Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more ...

Why We Choose The Wrong People

Have you ever been in a romantic relationship where you wonder how this person is very much like your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend?  How did I not see this coming?  How did I choose the same person once again?  Do you wonder why you choose a certain type?  Perhaps, you choose an aggressive personality or even a very passive type of person or even a person who drinks too ...

Winter Doldrums? Don't Worry, Spring is Coming!

After the holiday rush is over and winter has really set in, we begin to experience the winter blues. According to the Mayo Clinic, “reduced sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin that may trigger depression.” Some experience (SAD) seasonal affective disorder which is a type of depression that’s related to changes in the seasons.

Some typical signs of winter blues ...

Why Your Teen Should Join Private School Clubs

A private school education gives students the knowledge and skills they need to excel in college, but your child could be gaining even more from their secondary school career. By joining clubs and after-school activities, your son will enrich his learning with a variety of new experiences. 

Here are some of the many benefits of getting involved in ...

Parental Advisory Warning: Live Your Goals, Not Theirs

While out on *paternity leave*, my wife DM’ed an article from The Cut titled “How Much Money Means You Don’t Have to Worry?” by Caragh Poh. Poh pens a captivating story about what it was like growing up in a lower-middle class family, knowing that she was not necessarily poor, but at the same time, she never had enough to be comfortable.

I particularly enjoyed how ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parents Support the SPFEA Day

March 19, 2019

Dear Editor:

Our beloved teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since June 2018. Lets show our support by making Wednesday, March 20, 2019 "SPF Parents Support the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Education Association (SPFEA) Day"

Ways to show support are:

Wear Red on Wednesday -- Teachers across the district wear "Red for Ed" each ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parents Support the SPFEA

March 19, 2019

Dear Editor:

Our beloved teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since June 2018. Lets show our support by making Wednesday, March 20th "SPF Parents Support the SPFEA Day"!!!

Ways to show support:

Wear Red -- Teachers across the district wear "Red for Ed" each Wednesday. Dress the family in red to show the love.
Send your child into ...

Career Day at Union Catholic

March 21, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  A large group of panelists, including several Union Catholic graduates, shared their journey and offered great advice when Union Catholic hosted Career Day on Wednesday at the school.

Nancy Foulks, Union Catholic’s Director of Alumni Relations and a member of UC’s Class of 1976, was very happy with how the event went.

“When we put out the call ...