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Basking Ridge Holiday House Tour & Boutique, Friday, Dec. 1, to Aid Adults with Autism

Credits: HAS

 

Get into the spirit of the holiday season this Friday, December 1st, by shopping and touring stunning Basking Ridge homes.  Check in between 9 am and 3 pm at Congregation B'Nai Israel, 40 Whitenack Road, Basking Ridge, to shop boutique vendors, pick up maps and wristbands, and proceed to visit four spectacular homes decked for the holidays between 10 am and 2 pm. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.

Tickets can be purchased online for $45 or at the door for $50.   

Proceeds from ticket sales and 20% of boutique vendor sales will benefit adults with autism through Hope Autism Foundation

Hope Autism Solutions (HAS) are day programs specifically designed for adults with autism and partially funded by parent-run Hope Autism Foundation (HAF).

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In 2010, a small group of families in Basking Ridge were made aware of the critical need for effective programs that would allow adults with autism to lead purposeful lives after they aged out of their current school programs, resulting in a grassroots effort to create Hope Autism Foundation.

Our goal was to develop and support a replicable daily life enhancement program model to encourage adults with autism to use their capabilities, contribute to their community and lead purposeful lives. By the end of 2011, a partnership was developed with a respected service provider, Our House, Inc., and in early 2012 the program model, Hope Autism Solutions (HAS) was created and approved by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Our House, Inc. currently operates five HAS sites in Somerset, Middlesex and Union Counties respectively, serving over 100 adults with autism.

Hope Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 

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Berkeley Heights

“The Art of Flower and Garden Photography” Presentation with photographer, Brien Szabo

December 10, 2017

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “The Art of Flower and Garden Photography” with photographer, Brien Szabo. Mr. Szabo will show how anyone can take great pictures with any kind of camera, from a phone to a simple point and shoot, to an expensive DSLR. He will also go over a variety of ...

Community Access Unlimited to hold open auditions for "Annie, Jr." in January

The CAU Community Players will be holding open auditions for their 2018 production of "Annie, Jr." Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with callbacks 1:00-3:00 p.m. All auditions will take place in the auditorium of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, 07202.

The CAU ...

Summit YMCA Holiday Angel Tree

Give a family joy and hope this holiday season.  Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program.  Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge during regular operating hours, where our tree stands, and pick a present tag off the tree.  Purchase the gift on the tag and return it unwrapped to the Member Services desk no later than December 20th. 

For ...

Union County College Names Betancourt as New Governor to the Board

CRANFORD – At the December 5, 2017 Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Rafael J. Betancourt, of Westfield, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Betancourt to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Betancourt ...

Berkeley Heights Library Plans to Re-open in January

December 4, 2017

To the Editor: Although the Library is closing on December 4th, behind the scenes work for the move has already begun.  Our goal is to open as early in January as possible.  Just keep in mind, as everyone who has ever moved knows, expect the unexpected.

Staff has been busy selecting the items which will move to the temporary facility.  Selection is based on usage reports ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as First Snowfall of the Season Arrives on Saturday

December 8, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - - The first snowfall of the season will be arriving on Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service(NWS) in New York. 

A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the NWS advisory, Union County can expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with the possibility of ...

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Reinforcements to the Chathams to Calm 'Perfect Storm'; Will Hold Office Hours for Citizen Complaints

December 10, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The U.S. Postal Service sent four representatives to Chatham Borough Hall on Friday morning and met with local officials to discuss ways to alleviate problems brought to its attention about unreliable mail delivery.

Keith Reid, post office operations manager, explained how he had brought in as many as 15 extra mail carriers to take care of lagging deliveries in the Chathams. The ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, December 11

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, December 11, 12:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Senior Holiday Luncheon at the YMCA

Religions And Spirituality

Tue, December 12

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, December 13

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Market Forecasts: Helpful or Useless?

The financials industry spends a lot of time and money on preparing stock and bond market forecasts – especially at this time of year --  but are they “helpful” or “useless” when it comes to making investment decisions?  In my opinion, most of these forecasts have little predictive power. In other words, they’re useless in terms of providing ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...