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Fanwood Library's First Sundays Return with Pizza Day on Oct. 2

September 25, 2016

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Memorial Library will host Pizza Day at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, when children and their families are invited to a pizza-themed story time and craft. Then at 2 p.m., everyone is invited for pizza tasting and a tutorial on making the perfect pizza dough led by Nancy Kipping. All ages are invited.

In November, director Dan Weiss's ...

Montclair Authors to Gather at Red Eye Cafe for Reading Series

Halfway There, Montclair’s literary authors’ reading series, will launch its second season on September 26th at Red Eye Café. The evening will feature authors Mark deSilva, Ben Greenman, Rachael Eliza Griffiths, and Sara Weiss. Doors open at 6:30 for coffee and book buying courtesy of Watchung Booksellers. Readings will begin at 7pm followed by an audience ...

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra Gets Ready for 2016-2017 Season

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, led by Music Director David Wroe, is gearing up for another dynamic season, starting with “An American and Paris,” the first week in October featuring two of George Gershwin’s best-loved orchestral works — “An American in Paris” and “Concerto in F” — as well as ...

Scotch Plains Public Library presents Voices from the Margins: Connecting Our Stories

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of our nation’s continuing conversation about the American Experience, Scotch Plains Public Library invites the public to participate in Voices from the Margins: Connecting Our Stories, a series of book discussions, films and events. The series will run from October 6, 2016 through June 19, 2017. Partnering with the library for this project are Social ...

South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Brings Home the Medals

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Woodbridge Township was the proud host of the New Jersey Senior Olympic Games for the ninth consecutive year on September 9, 10 and 11, 2016.  More than 1,000 Senior Olympians participated in the three day competition.  South Plainfield resident, Sujan Puar participated for his fourth year and earned a variety of medals. Mr. Puar came home with the following ...

RHS Marching Rams To Host "Under the Stars"

RANDOLPH, NJ-Bauer Stadium at Randolph High School will be ringing with the sounds of Marching Band music on Saturday October 1 starting at 6 pm. The 43rd annual Under the Stars Festival, hosted by the Randolph Marching Rams Band, will feature  15 marching bands competing for honors in Music, Percussion and Color Guard. The Festival will feature high school bands from across the state ...

Bane Haunted House Opens its Doors this Weekend

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Halloween is just around the corner, and for those who get a thrill from being scared—Bane Haunted House opened its doors this weekend, and will remain open through Halloween. According to Jennifer Condron, who owns the attraction with her husband John, Bane is one of the first such attractions in NJ to open this early.

Bane, which is ADA accessible, will be open on ...

Union's 'Welcome Fall Festival' Welcomes Thousands

UNION, NJ - A beautiful autumn day was the backdrop for this year’s ‘Welcome Fall Festival’ hosted by the Union Special Improvement District.  Stuyvesant Avenue, between Vauxhall Road and Morris Avenue, was closed to make way for festival-goers, vendors, rides, games and entertainment. 

“It’s a great day here with all of our residents out enjoying ...

Union County Opens First Special Needs Playground

ELIZABETH, NJ – The first playground in the county designed for special needs children opened September 24 in Mattano Park with a Family Fun Day, hosted by the Union County Freeholder Board, that brought hundreds of residents out on a beautiful, late summer day.

“Mattano Park is one of the most used parks in the County Park System,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, ...

Thousands Expected to Attend Westfield’s Festifall Street Fair Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 2016 Westfield FestiFall street fair, sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. 

Tens of thousands are expected to arrive from all around to enjoy the annual event, which will close off downtown streets to cars to make way for pedestrians, vendors, rides, ...

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Basking Ridge Fire Company Seeks a Tree for Christmas 2016

September 25, 2016

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Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Penguin, 2016)

 

Think Space Mountain in Disney World, which you ride in complete darkness. It's the only roller coaster in the world that I will ride on because I can't see all the scarey dips and whirls coming at me in the inkiness. Riding Space Mountain is the best analogy that I can think of for reading Harlan Coben's hottest best seller ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...

You’re Only as Old as You Dress

“Do you think this is too young for me?” asked a voice from behind me. I turned from the dressing room door where my teenage daughter was trying on clothes.

The “this” in question was a super-clingy, lycra mini dress in a black and purple animal print.

The “me” who was asking, was a 40-something year-old mom.

I was, quite literally, at a loss for ...