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Wed, October 18, 4:00 PM

Summit

Fall into Fun Pumpkin Decorating

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Add to My Calendar 10/18/2017 4:00pm 10/18/2017 6:00pm America/New_York Fall into Fun Pumpkin Decorating

Bring a pumpkin and decorate it with friends at the Y! It will be a fun, family night with BINGO, arts & crafts, music and light refreshments. Bring a canned food donation for the local food bank.

Free to members; $5.00/per child community

For more information or to register:

Maria C. Marinaccio, Youth Enrichment Coordinator

908 273-3330 x1166

Maria.Marinaccio@thesay.org

67 Maple Street Summit, NJ 07901
Third Thursday Movie Night: "After the Storm"

Thu, October 19, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Third Thursday Movie Night: "After the Storm"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2017 7:00pm 10/19/2017 9:00pm America/New_York Third Thursday Movie Night: "After the Storm"

The library will show the film "After the Storm" (in Japanese with English subtitles, not rated) downstairs in the library's meeting room. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

290 Plainfield Avenue Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
2017 Fall Concert Series

Thu, October 19, 7:00 PM

Elizabeth Public Library Auditorium, Elizabeth

2017 Fall Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2017 7:00pm 10/20/2017 7:00pm America/New_York 2017 Fall Concert Series

Elizabeth Public Library is hosting a series of eight free concerts every Thursday (exclusing Thanksgiving) throughout October and November! Performers include 3D Ritmo de Vida, Francisco Roldan, Dave Schlossberg, Eco del Sur, Mason Gross Jazz Trio, Moreno Fruzzetti, and RB Express. Refreshments provided!

11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202
41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Fri, October 20, 5:00 PM

National Guard Armory, Morristown

41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

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Add to My Calendar 10/20/2017 5:00pm 10/20/2017 9:00pm America/New_York 41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Now in its 41st continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation. Each year about 150 gifted artists come from over 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show held on the spacious ground level floor of the Morristown Armory. Showcased is an exhibition and sale of extraordinary, ...

430 Western Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960
Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Fri, October 20, 5:30 PM

Livingston Avenue School, Cranford

Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2017 5:30pm 10/20/2017 9:30pm America/New_York Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Livingston Avenue School PTA in Cranford, NJ will be holding our Family-Friendly Haunted House on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st. The entire school will be transformed into "THE HOTEL CRANSYLVANIA". This event will support the PTA which works directly with Livingston Avenue School to provide everything that students need to be successful. This is the biggest fundraiser ...

75 Livingston Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car Show

Sat, October 21, 9:00 AM

South County Park, Lambertville

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car ...

Arts & Entertainment Other

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2017 9:00am 10/21/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car Show

The seventh annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show is Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, and will be held rain or shine at the South County Park (County Fairgrounds) located at 1207 Route 179, just south of Ringoes.

The Society (FSHS) is a public charity 501(c) (3) whose mission is to preserve, protect, and document the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and ...

1207 Route 179 Lambertville, NJ 08530
Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car Show

Sat, October 21, 9:00 AM

South County Park, Lambertville

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/21/2017 9:00am 10/21/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car Show

The seventh annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show is Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, and will be held rain or shine at the South County Park (County Fairgrounds) located at 1207 Route 179, just south of Ringoes.

The Society (FSHS) is a public charity 501(c) (3) whose mission is to preserve, protect, and document the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and ...

1207 Route 179 Lambertville, NJ 08530
41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Sat, October 21, 10:00 AM

National Guard Armory, Morristown

41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2017 10:00am 10/21/2017 6:00pm America/New_York 41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Now in its 41st continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation. Each year about 150 gifted artists come from over 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show held on the spacious ground level floor of the Morristown Armory. Showcased is an exhibition and sale of extraordinary, ...

430 Western Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960
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Sat, October 21, 12:00 PM

The Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum, Berkeley Heights

The Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum Will Open for ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/21/2017 12:00pm 10/21/2017 4:00pm America/New_York The Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum Will Open for Union County 4 Centuries Weekend, October 21

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Historical Society of Berkeley Heights will open the Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum during the Union County 4 Centuries Weekend on October 21 and 22 between noon and 5 p.m.

The 18 acre farmstead is the oldest continuously occupied farmstead in Union County, with the original farmhouse built in 1760. The farm was purchased by the Township of Berkeley Heights in 1975 ...

Horseshoe Drive Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Sat, October 21, 5:30 PM

Livingston Avenue School, Cranford

Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2017 5:30pm 10/21/2017 9:30pm America/New_York Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Livingston Avenue School PTA in Cranford, NJ will be holding our Family-Friendly Haunted House on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st. The entire school will be transformed into "THE HOTEL CRANSYLVANIA". This event will support the PTA which works directly with Livingston Avenue School to provide everything that students need to be successful. This is the biggest fundraiser ...

75 Livingston Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sun, October 22, 10:00 AM

National Guard Armory, Morristown

41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2017 10:00am 10/22/2017 5:00pm America/New_York 41st Annual Morristown CraftMarket

Now in its 41st continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation. Each year about 150 gifted artists come from over 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show held on the spacious ground level floor of the Morristown Armory. Showcased is an exhibition and sale of extraordinary, ...

430 Western Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960
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Sun, October 22, 12:00 PM

The Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum, Berkeley Heights

The Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum Will Open for ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/22/2017 12:00pm 10/22/2017 4:00pm America/New_York The Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum Will Open for Union County 4 Centuries Weekend, October 21

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Historical Society of Berkeley Heights will open the Littell-Lord Farmstead Museum during the Union County 4 Centuries Weekend on October 21 and 22 between noon and 5 p.m.

The 18 acre farmstead is the oldest continuously occupied farmstead in Union County, with the original farmhouse built in 1760. The farm was purchased by the Township of Berkeley Heights in 1975 ...

Horseshoe Drive Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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Sun, October 22, 12:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Halloween Haunted House Decorating Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2017 12:30pm 10/22/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Halloween Haunted House Decorating Workshop

Members $15 per kit / Non-members $20 per kit

Bring your spooky chef and get creative decorating your very own Haunted House with candy and icing in this special Halloween workshop. Pre-registration is required two days before. All children must be accompanied by a parent.

67 Maple Street Summit, NJ 07901
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Sun, October 22, 12:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Halloween Haunted House Decorating Workshop

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2017 12:30pm 10/22/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Halloween Haunted House Decorating Workshop

Bring your spooky chef and get creative decorating your very own Haunted House with candy and icing in this special Halloween workshop. Pre-registration is required two days before. All children must be accompanied by a parent. This is not a drop-off.

Members $15 per kit / Non-members $20 per kit
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm

67 Maple Street Summit, NJ 07901

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It's Always About Affordability

October 13, 2017

Maintaining Affordability means: Controlling costs. Managing resources. Evaluating alternatives.  Planning for contingencies. Comparing wants versus needs.  

These are critical aspects for anyone responsible for running a business or a governmental unit, and it is within these areas that my experience will be an asset to the Township Council and the community.

For almost 30 years, ...

Few Would Consent to Spending Plan

During last night’s Town Council meeting, the Berkeley Heights Town Council voted to approve $30.9 million in debt, which is about $5,100 per average household in Berkeley Heights. This debt is all related to the new Municipal Building project.    

There are very few people in Berkeley Heights who would consent voluntarily to write a check to the town for this ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...

Letter to Editor: Apology for Charity Halloween Party Incident

October 17, 2017

Letter to the Editor,

Last Friday night I attended a Charity Halloween Costume Event at Mt. Carmel Hall dressed as Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback who has recently been in the news for 'taking a knee' in protest during the National Anthem.  I want to confirm that I had no intention of offending anyone with my choice in costume.  I am a husband, a father, a brother, ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

Kingsley and Sincaglia Receive Broad Support

October 17, 2017

Kingsley and Sincaglia Receive Broad Support

Over a hundred gathered in support of Town Council candidates Jeanne Kingsley and John Sincaglia. “In Berkeley Heights, we are all neighbors seeking to work together to continue the forward progress of our community.  It is always an honor to have the opportunity to share ideas for our collective vision of a positive and vibrant ...

​Summit Area YMCA Honors Veterans with Free 1 Week Membership, Breakfast & More

The Summit Area YMCA is proud to announce that veterans and their families will be able to enjoy a free week of membership at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA branches during the week of November 5 through November 11. As one of the area’s leading non-profit charitable organizations, its mission and cause has been to provide quality programs to strengthen the community by ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Westfield

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community ...

Scarecrows are Back – Vote Today!

The New Providence Scarecrow Stroll and Contest, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, is back! Everyone is invited to stroll through downtown New Providence to visit all the scarecrows and choose their favorite.  Anyone can vote in a store or shop that has a scarecrow "VOTE HERE" sign in their window.  Voting continues through November 1 (one vote per person).

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 13, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

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 questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

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Dear Susan: I am interested in ...

“It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements

Note: Recently I gave a seminar on “It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ. Here are a few of the items I touched on.

When you look at your monthly investment statement, do you think “this looks like Greek to me”? Do you ignore all but the first page, after checking to see how much ...