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Mon, February 25, 6:00 PM

Ava's Kitchen & Bar, Kenilworth

Ava's Kitchen & Bar Whiskey Tasting

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/25/2019 6:00pm 02/25/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Ava's Kitchen & Bar Whiskey Tasting

Monday, February 25th!!! To all the real whiskey fans out there, come experience an extra special treat! A night commemorating Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey. Come and taste these astounding whiskeys and meet Herman the Founder and Distiller of this ground-breaking Distillery just over the border in Bristol, PA.

Enjoy a Dad's Hat cocktail with 90 proof PA. Rye, Dad's Hat ...

1 North 21st Street Kenilworth, NJ

Tue, February 26, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/26/2019 4:00pm 02/26/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook pages.

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ

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Clark FD Responds to Fire Finds Blocked Exits and Other Safety Concerns at ULTA Beauty in Commons

March 25, 2019

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department responded to a call at ULTA Beauty in the Clark Commons early on Monday afternoon.   Upon arrival, the FD found customers and employees rushing out of the store after a fire was discovered in an outlet in the floor according to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. One employee of ULTA said the store had an odd rubber smell all morning leading up to the ...

Cranford High School Aims to Reduce Student Stress by Bringing in Therapy Dogs

March 23, 2019

CRANFORD - Cranford High School is offering a new opportunity for students: to play with dogs and puppies during lunch to reduce school-induced stress. Certified therapy dogs are brought in to the high school by their owners to sit and play with students a few times a month.

Laurie DiRusso, a Cranford mom, heard that Westfield had been bringing in therapy dogs for students and she ...

Cranford B.O.E. Demographer Projects 353 Students From 750 Walnut

CRANFORD - At Wednesday's Planning Board meeting, Cranford Public Schools' Superintendent, Dr. Scott Rubin, and demographer, Ross Haber, spoke on the potential impact the application for 750 Walnut Avenue could have on the school system.

Through the use of a more "micro-study" rather than a "state-wide study," Haber found in his projections that proposed 750 ...

Mrs. Gormely Named Walnut Avenue Teacher of the Year

CRANFORD - Mrs. Valerie Gormely has been named the Walnut Avenue School Teacher of the Year. 

Mrs. Gormely has worked for Cranford Public Schools for the last 7 years and has worked with children with exceptional learning needs in a variety of capacities over the last 12 years. She worked as a paraprofessional and a home-based ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist before ...

New Jersey Date Night: Tropical Getaways, No Passports Necessary

March 25, 2019

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

Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you think your new next-door neighbors will be a family of penguins. If we haven’t ...

Drug Dealers Get Off the Hook and Patients are Held Hostage with Legal Marijuana Push

March 24, 2019

As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record. 

Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, It's outrageous that Trenton would expunge a drug dealer's criminal background in an effort to gain ...

Don’t Make These Mistakes with Managing Your Taxes

If you follow the news, you may be hearing about how recent changes in the tax code may impact how much Americans receive as a tax refund this year. With tax filing season upon us, now is the time to analyze your tax bill. Whether you end up owing money or receiving a refund, here are four mistakes you want to watch out for as you prepare your taxes:


Mistake #1: Filing taxes the same ...

How to Pay for College: Answers to Your Pressing Questions

Figuring out how to pay for college is like putting together a puzzle. At first, it can feel like all the pieces are jumbled in the box. The final picture is unclear, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But gradually, different pieces fit together in different combinations until the puzzle is complete. If you are thinking about how the puzzle pieces of your child’s tuition ...

Seven Ways to Clean Your Financial House This Spring

Spring is on the way. For many of us, the increasingly longer days and warmer weather signify a chance to tidy up and start fresh. If you enjoy the ritual of spring cleaning, why not take time to spruce up your finances as well? The following list is a great place to start:


Your goals. If you set New Year’s financial resolutions, now is a good time to evaluate your progress. If ...

Women in Government Participate in Panel at Union County College

March 25, 2019

CRANFORD – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Union County College hosted a “Women in Government” panel comprised of six women serving as elected officials Union County at the state, county, and municipal level. Participating on the panel were Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Freeholder Rebecca Williams, Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, and ...

Westfield Area YMCA Adds New Infant And Toddler Classrooms at Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center YMCA announced registration is open for the new infant and toddler classrooms opening Sept. 3. 

The Early Learning Center YMCA offers year-round child care education programs for children ages 6 months to 4 years from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended care also available until 6:30 p.m. at the Westfield Area YMCA. Programs are available from two to five days a ...

Swimming, Lifeguard Training Scholarships Available At The Westfield Area YMCA

Thanks to a grant from Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, as well as past support of the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash Initiative, the Westfield Area YMCA is able to provide financial assistance to families with a bona fide financial hardship who live or work in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside, to enroll their children in youth swim lessons. Financial ...

Two Cranford Schools Launch Healthy U Program With The Westfield Area YMCA

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that Cranford’s Orange Avenue School and Hillside Avenue School are offering the Healthy U program as part of the curriculum this school year.

The Healthy U program is a collaboration between The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. Healthy U’s goal is to promote healthy behaviors and to prevent ...

'Gods of Comedy' Creates Chaos

Princeton, NJ – “The Gods of Comedy” descends on a college campus in Ken Ludwig’s riff on Greek mythology.

The plot centers on Daphne (Shay Vawn), a university professor who is studying in Greece. When she returns to campus, her colleague Ralph (Jevron McFerrin) says he’s found an original manuscript from Grecian times. He asks her to take care of it while he ...

How to Prevent Deafness and Hearing Loss

March 14, 2019

Dear Editor:

March 3 was recognized as World Hearing Day, raising awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. 

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) can think of no month more appropriate for Gov. Phil Murphy to sign a law that would increase ...