Press Releases

September 18, 2018

The Great American Read is now hitting its stride, both on PBS and at the Scotch Plains Public Library. PBS will air new episodes about The Great American Read (TGAR) every Tuesday at 8 p.m. through October 23. The Library, which was one of 50 public libraries nationwide to receive a grant from PBS ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term survival ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Stay is a new library initiative to provide Chatham parents and caregivers access to information that can help family members cope with crisis situations.  The goal is to prevent suicide attempts.  The School District of the Chathams, Chatham Borough Council, Chatham Township ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) announced today that it will present a “How to Practice” Workshop on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra violinist Naomi Youngstein gives tips, insights, and best ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham kids and their families have contributed more than $45,000 to rare cancer research through funds raised with the Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run and Chathamites are set to run again on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the fourth annual event is held. The event is free, with a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Berkeley Heights Mayor Bob Woodruff, and Township Council members Jeanne Kingsley and Michael D’Aquila will participate in the first of three pilot “listening sessions” on Tuesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights YMCA located at 550 Springfield Avenue. This ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term ...

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Five local leaders honored for community achievement The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the community to join the County’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in ...

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Artwork from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through September 28. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. It is located on the sixth floor of the Union ...

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    Summit, NJ -- St. Teresa of Avila Parish will hold its annual Dinner for Life on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Grand Summit Hotel. Mass will precede the dinner at 6:00 PM at St. Teresa of Avila Church on Morris Ave.  A long-time tradition at the parish, sponsored by the ...

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The first class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute has graduated. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal of developing the next generation of informed, effective ...

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The Connection will be hosting a 4-part Ayurveda Cooking Series taught by certified Ayurvedic Culinary Educator, Florence Swanstrom. Classes will be held from 11:00-12:30 p.m., Fridays, Oct 12, 19, 26 and Nov/ 2.   Ayurveda (the “science of life”) is a five-thousand year-old system of ...

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​September is Emergency Preparedness Month! On Sunday, September 30​ at 1 pm, Devin Kerins, FEMA Preparedness Officer, and Dennis VanNatta, Coordinator of the Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management, are teaming up to provide you with essential information to better prepare yourselves, your ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Budd Larner, PC is pleased to announce the promotions of Karolina A. Dehnhard and David R. Tawil to to Shareholder.  Karolina A. Dehnhard, Esq.,who joined Budd Larner as an Associate in 2011 and was promoted to Counsel in 2015, has been promoted to Shareholder in the firm’s ...

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​On Monday, September 24​ at 7 pm, learn all about this organizational craze and how it can transform your life. A bullet journal is a completely customizable system for keeping all of your calendars, lists, plans, and reflections in one place. Although the bullet journal can inspire your ...

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On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bring the family to Luminous Salon and Spa Saturday, September 15th anytime between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fun “Find Your Gem” event.  Children and grandchildren can enjoy a little “Luminous Magic” and have fun. Children can pick a gem they can keep from our tank and spin ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority joined with Federal, State and local officials, including Governor Phil Murphy in officially dedicating the former Park Madison government complex as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The community is invited to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 22 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at their headquarters at 378 Snyder Ave.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) will be hosting a Fall Festival and Color Run on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia Park.  Come enjoy the start of fall with many fun activities including a bounce house, pumpkin painting, face ...

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On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 14. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. “This annual ...

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Optical illusions are fun—we all enjoy having our eyes fooled! But to scientists, illusions provide valuable insight into how our visual perception works and how it’s evolved over time.  Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik are the founders of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Meet the Author Susan Kokura at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. In honor of  Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights will be hosting a special event very dear to our hearts.  Alzheimer’s disease ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with the Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) to host a free community forum, “HIV Prevention: U=U, PrEP and PEP-Knowing the Facts," on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at ...

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Do you like to challenge yourself? Are you interested in high adventure activities, like white water rafting, hiking, and high ropes courses? Do you want to become friends with a fun and friendly group of girls? If so, come to Venture Crew 28's open house meeting this Thursday, September ...

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TAI CHI CLASS WITH DON M. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art form practiced at a very slow pace, its primary goal is to gain control and enhanced awareness of one’s body. It reduces stress, improves balance, enhances breathing efficiency, lowers blood pressure, promotes flexibility, mobility and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest begins this week, running from Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16.  Vegan Fest will feature yoga and Tai Chi sessions, educational panels, and a Vegan Cook-off. With these varied, free event offerings, the Berkeley Heights ...

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  On Tuesday, September 11, the seventeenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence will conduct a service at 6:45 a.m. in its memorial garden. Holy Communion will be served.  Faith Lutheran welcomes all to the Lord’s Table for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the Death of a Loved One,” is a free-of-charge 7-week support group held at The Church of the Little Flower, 310 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights. Meetings will be held in the evening from 7-8:30 PM on Mondays, starting ...

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