Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Celebrate World Languages

The Lower School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wrapped up a three-day schoolwide celebration of World Language and Culture Day with two events on Friday, Jan. 20. Lower School Spanish teacher Maria Hinestroza hosted the performances and guided the students.

Students in Pre-K, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten gathered for an intimate Early Childhood assembly in Lower Snowdon.

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Students Honor World Languages and Cultures

Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated World Language and Culture Week with a series of activities and events from Jan. 18-20. The students used poetry, song and dance to address a theme of love in all performances recited in Latin, Spanish and Mandarin.

The festivities began at the Middle School division meeting on Jan. 18 in the Berry Performing ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Coach Honored at State Luncheon

Jim Howard of North Plainfield, the longest tenured golf coach in New Jersey from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, officially received his State Girls’ Golf Coach of the Year award at the annual New Jersey State Coaches Association Luncheon at the Pines Manor on Jan. 15. Coach Howard was accompanied by his wife, Sue, a longtime Lower School art teacher at W+H, and Rams athletic ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, January 28
10:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Netherwood Fire Station, Plainfield

Microchip and Rabies Clinic


Sat, January 28
03:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family ...


Mon, January 30
04:00 PM — 08:30 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Plainfield Youth Basketball Community ...

Greater Somerset County YMCA Holds Next Session of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a Free Recovery Program for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

January 28, 2023

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCYMCA) is holding its next LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA session from February 7 to April 27 at Somerset Hills YMCA (140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge).

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free, 12-week recovery program for adult cancer survivors. This transformative program meets twice-weekly for 75-minute classes and offers personal attention ...

Langosta Lounge to depart from the Asbury Park Boardwalk on February 4

January 24, 2023

ASBURY PARK, NJ — After 14 years of food, community and a passion for the restaurant and music scene, Marilyn Schlossbach and Scott Szegeki have announced that they will be stepping away from the Asbury Park Langosta Lounge Pavilion in February.

The beachfront restaurant and bar well known to the Asbury Park dining scene, is closing on Saturday, February 4, as Schlossbach plans to turn ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in January and February

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — If you're thinking about new opportunities for 2023, we invite you to join an upcoming webinar about owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform in your area.

TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will lead the webinars. You'll learn how you can own your own business providing original local news to your community, all while ...

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith

Retro Review:


Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith. Brown Thrasher, 1944.

Strange Fruit

By Abel Meeropol

Southern trees bear a strange fruit

Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees


Pastoral scene of the gallant South

The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth

Scent of ...

An Elephant and Piggie Biggie, Volume 5

 An Elephant and Piggie Biggie Vol.5. By Mo Willems. Hyperion, 2022.


With so many wonderful childrens’ books on the market today, it is quite a task to find just the right one for the special little ones in your life. Mo Willems, renowned writer, animator, voice actor, and childrens’ book author, is my go-to when I am searching for a new book to share with my three ...

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).


It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...