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Nw Providence Garden Club Open House

Mon, October 15, 7:00 PM

New Providence De Corso Center, New Providence

Nw Providence Garden Club Open House

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 7:00pm 10/15/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Nw Providence Garden Club Open House

Our program is "Floral Arrangements" presented by Pam Newell a master gardener who has been in business for many years. She has worked at NP Florist and has an eye for color and style. Refreshments will be served. Come join us.

15 East 4th St. New Providence , NJ 07974 New Providence, NJ 07974
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Tue, October 16, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club @ ScotLib: The Storied Life ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/16/2018 1:00pm 10/16/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club @ ScotLib: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

On Tuesday, October 16 at 1:00 PM, the Afternoon Book Club will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, October 19, 6:30 PM

Wagner Farm Arboretum, Warren

Brite Nites 2018

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 6:30pm 10/20/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Brite Nites 2018

The 7th Annual WFAF’s Brite Nites event is back with over 1,000 lighted pumpkin, a new “Barn of Fear”, food trucks, hot cocoa and dining pavilion. Meander down the “Pumpkin Path” and be mesmerized by the intricately carved pumpkins and displays. Try not to get frightened by the passing witches, ghouls and zombies while walking through the newly designed ...

197 Mountain Avenue Warren, NJ 07059

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Berkeley Heights

Leadership Starts from the Top 

October 12, 2018

Make no mistake about it, I personally know first-hand that our municipal and Board of Education employees, and our volunteers do a great job with the limited resources they have to work with. But being a member of a governing body, particularly one with a small population, means jumping in the car, driving to Trenton or Elizabeth and advocating for County, NJDOT and other state dollars - not ...

An open response to Berkeley Heights Board of Ed members Reinstein and Reilly candidate statement on the use of technology in and out of classrooms

Reinstein and Reilly, current members of the BH Board of Ed (BOE) write in their Oct. 7th candidate statement in TAPinto BH that "how important investments in technology have contributed to improved student learning, not only throughout the district, but also on an individualized student basis.  Our technology goal outlined in our five year strategic plan is focused on: “providing ...

Results Matter: Student Success and Our Investments in Technology

Three years ago we ran on a platform of taking the Berkeley Heights School District from “Good to Great” and last week we published our initial candidate statement sharing some of the exciting things that have been happening in our schools in the areas of improved student success, upgraded safety and security, expanded community outreach and expense management through shared ...

Supporting Angie, Alvaro & Stephen is Supporting Positive Change We Can Agree On

October 12, 2018

It will come as no surprise that I am endorsing Angie Devanney for Mayor and Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medeiros for Town Council. Here’s why: 

I’ll start with Alvaro. I met Alvaro in February of 2017 when he became my running mate for Town Council. We spent hours together talking with residents about the issues, talking about what each of us could bring to the table, and ...

Letter in Support of Teachers in Berkeley Heights

To the Editor:

I am writing to you in support of our teachers in Berkeley Heights and urging the Berkeley Heights BOE to reach a fair and equitable agreement with the BHEA.  

Berkeley Heights has a top notch school system. This fact would not be possible without the extraordinary educators who are employed here.  Teachers are with our children not only to educate them, but to ...

Conservatives are Without Representation in Berkeley Heights Mayoral Race

As a conservative Republican, the 2018 Berkeley Heights Mayoral Election has no true representative for me. I have spoken with many others in Berkeley Heights who are feeling the same way.

The Berkeley Heights Mayoral race has Angie Devanney (D) against Robert Woodruff (R).  In my opinion neither of these candidates is ideal. In a normal election I would side with the more conservative of ...

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 ...

Bring Your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in New Providence, October 27

October 15, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue ...

Three Weeks Away! YMCA’s 7th Annual Laugh Out Loud Charity Auction & Comedy Event set for Nov. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) will host 7th Annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL): Charity Auction & Comedy Night, a fundraising event featuring New York City comedians Adam Sank, who hails from Summit, Veronica Mosey, and Sergio Chicon. Guests will enjoy drinks, a silent auction, a live auction and comedy on Friday, November 2nd from 8 - 11 p.m. at The Hilton Short Hills Hotel. Tickets are ...

Union County Residents Advised on Unsolicited Voter Mailings

Have you received an unsolicited mailing that contains a Vote-by-Mail application in your name? If you have, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has some guidance for you.

“These mailings come from various groups, as a way to encourage registered voters to use Vote-by-Mail ballots,” explained Ms. Rajoppi. “It’s a common practice and is not prohibited by law, though it ...

Book Illustrators to be Featured at the Scotch Plains Library

Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the history and process of book illustration, with sketches to go along with the stories. Artist Mo Buckey, 2018 ...

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Here & Now: Municipal Development and More

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., September, 2018 – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) today announced the September edition of Berkeley Heights Here & Now which is available on the Township website, http://www.berkeleyheightstwpnj.gov.

Mayor Robert Woodruff is joined by Township Administrator John Bussiculo as they provide an in-depth Municipal Redevelopment update, road ...

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 ...