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Sun, September 23, 10:00 AM

Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, Somerset

NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Grasslands Field Trip

Education Green

Sun, September 23, 2:00 PM

Lenfell Hall (The Mansion), Madison

September Song: Afternoon at the Met, Evening on ...

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Mon, September 24, 7:00 PM

Vine Ripe Markets, Westfield

Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Food & Drink

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Thu, September 27, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Dead and Buried

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Fri, September 28, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Dead and Buried

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 29, 8:30 AM

Willowwood Arboretum, Far Hills

NJ Audubon: Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook ...

Education Green

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Charity Ice Cream Sale at Trinity Cranford Sunday September 23rd 11:30AM

September 22, 2018

Trinity Cranford Episcopal Church is hosting a charity ice cream sale on Sunday September 23, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Church, 119 Forest Ave., Cranford. "Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon that cares for orphaned children." said Marion Nechuta, Trinity's Outreach Team Leader. "Please join us ...

Union County Set to Introduce Bow Hunting in Watchung Reservation and Across the County

September 10, 2018

Under new management, the decades-long Union County Deer Management Program now includes archery. Previously confined to only shotguns on several Mondays in January and February, the added archery component is slated to begin October 1 when up to 40 bowhunters will be granted access at six locations every weekday through December 31. Fourteen archers will be permitted at one time in Watchung ...

Too Soon

I got a call today from the anxious parent of a sixth grader who wanted some guidance on how to best help his student position herself for success in college.  What classes should she take now? Would it be worth it to investigate private school? When is it too early to start looking at college campuses?

While thinking college with a 12-year-old may seem crazy to some, any parent reading ...

New Jersey the Land of So Many Towns- and Taxes

September 14, 2018

One state, twenty one counties, five hundred and sixty-six municipalities and six hundred and twenty one school districts. Government and bureaucracy at every level.

Maybe, in a Jersey kind of way it all makes sense.

The reasons for this abundance of towns and school districts- and the relentless property tax problem that comes with them-are as varied as the landscape. Some communities grew ...