Memoir Writing Workshops @ NPML

Please join local author and educator JoAnn Jackovino for a three-session  workshop on memoir writing.  Sessions are free but we ask that you bring a notebook, a pen, and your imaginations! 

All are welcome to attend.  Please sign up at the Reference Desk.

Workshop Dates:

Saturday, May 5:  2pm – 4pm, Saturday, May 12:  2pm – 4pm, Saturday, May 26:  2pm – 4pm

 

Contact Information
  1. New Providence Memorial Library
  2. 908-665-0311
  3. lflorio@newprovidencelibrary.org
Sat, May 26
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 05/26/2018 2:00pm 05/26/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Memoir Writing Workshops @ NPML

Please join local author and educator JoAnn Jackovino for a three-session workshop on memoir writing. Sessions are free but we ask that you bring a notebook, a pen, and your imaginations!

All are welcome to attend. Please sign up at the Reference Desk.

Workshop Dates:

Saturday, May 5: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday, May 12: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday, May 26: 2pm – 4pm


377 Elkwood Ave New Providence, NJ 07974

377 Elkwood Ave
New Providence, NJ 07974

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Warren Development: We'll Always Stand Up for Berkeley Heights First

October 18, 2018

Last week, the Township of Warren voted to accept a court-imposed settlement with the NJ Fair Share Housing Center.  This was unwelcome news for many Berkeley Heights residents. As many will recall, this is the same property that Berkeley Heights residents overwhelmingly voted to prevent overdevelopment on Emerson Lane in 2013.  Now we are faced with a project on the exact same spot; ...

Hard work and perseverance - Lessons Learned from My Parents

I am not a politician.  I strive to be a good mother, wife and friend. My parents, first generation Americans, shaped my values. They taught me the value of rolling up my sleeves and working hard to solve problems and get results. Their life lessons made me who I am today - the right leader for Berkeley Heights right now – hard working, determined, working to creatively solve ...

We must end the groupthink mentality on our BOE

We must end the groupthink mentality on our BOE.

I recently noticed that the current incumbent Board of Education members running for re-election have teamed up to create a joint campaign task force and are publishing joint articles and candidate statements.

I believe this is why the parents and residents of Berkeley Heights should vote for me on November 6th as an independent voice on the ...

Berkeley Heights Rec Chair: Devanney Wrong, Attacks Hard Work of Volunteers

October 18, 2018

To the Editor,

My name is Ed Gallitelli, a 28-year resident of Berkeley Heights, and a volunteer for most of my time here in this great town.  I have been a member of the Recreation Commission since 2009, and have been Chair since 2016 when fellow members elected me as Chair of the Commission.

I was outraged to see our volunteer-led Recreation Commission become a victim of Angie ...

Tired of This Smear Campaign

Several weeks ago, I received a mailing from the Berkeley Heights Democrats. I thought it was odd, since I was a registered Republican. The issues they mentioned are all being accomplished by the Republican incumbents, Mayor Robert Woodruff, Councilman Michael D'Aquila and Councilwoman Michelle Greco.

The mailing referred to responsible fiscal management. The Incumbents are already ...

Is the Berkeley Heights BOE serving its oversight function or merely a rubber stamp for approval of the District's initiatives?

A 3 part series of open questions to the BOE candidates.

Part One - AP Class Stacking 

The District's initiative to raise GL's ranking relies heavily on the number of students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and the number of AP classes and exams taken by students. Many questions come to mind with the stacking of APs even by very organized and ...

Tangents…Life’s Many Connections Through the Lens of Psychology

October 15, 2018

Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve, but for this column, I will use the ...

Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?

October 16, 2018: Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?  Some say yes, pointing to the recent federal tax reforms.

Will federal income tax rates ever be lower than they are right now? Given the outlook for Social Security and Medicare, it is hard to imagine them falling much further. Higher federal income taxes could very well be on the horizon, as the tax cuts set by the 2017 reforms are ...

Join Light the Night Walk for Blood Cancers, Saturday, Oct. 20, Morristown

October 18, 2018

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk is an annual event dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for cures for blood cancers. During the walk, survivors and patients carry white lanterns, gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory, and red lanterns are carried by supporters. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been able to invest over $1 ...

Westfield Announces New AddamsFest, Celebrating The Addams Family Roots in Town

Something for everyone at weekend-long festivities; offerings include family activities, art exhibit, films, beer garden, trunk-or-treat, masquerade ball and more.

Mark your calendars … if you dare. On Oct. 26-28, Westfield, NJ will be transformed by a uniquely exciting and all-together enlightening experience: AddamsFest. This town-wide celebration, honoring Westfield native ...

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

“The website and app offer a convenient way for voters to familiarize themselves with their ballot, even before they ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

October 6, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

Meadowlands And SBOANJ At Odds Over 2019 Race Date Request

October 15, 2018

A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it.

The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 days of racing ...

What You Need to Know About Salt Therapy

Salt therapy has become one of the most sought-after spa services in recent years. From reducing sinus symptoms to stress, the holistic, relaxing treatment provides a number of benefits for people from all walks of life. To learn more about the trendy treatment, here’s a convenient guide.

FAQ About Salt Therapy

What is salt therapy?

This holistic, noninvasive ...

5 Reasons Men Need Spa Days Too

Spa days have unnecessarily been labelled as a “girls only” activity for years. But recently, more men have broken past the stereotype and embrace being pampered. Everyone deserves to treat themselves, and men are no exception! Here are some of the many spa services that are perfectly suited for men.

Top 5 Spa Services for Men

1. Relax With a Massage

Whether you ...

Order of Operations

As we trudge through submission season this year I’ve found some questions that have surprised me.  Those of us shepherding families through their college applications, myself included, can mistakenly start “talking shop” with the assumption that parents and students are following along.  Acronyms start flying around and we get into our groove, not realizing ...

Annuities Can Be Good, Bad or Ugly. Which Is Which? Part I

Annuities can be good, bad or downright ugly. How can you tell if your annuity is good, or if you should consider purchasing one? And what’s an annuity, anyway?.  In this two-part series, I’ll begin with a review of the “bad and ugly” annuities (most variable annuities). Next month I’ll review “good” annuities (primarily immediate and deferred fixed ...

Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...