Arts & Entertainment

May 10, 2021

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of    “Art for Gratitude” Campaign                                               Local community invited to join in creating framed tile murals to be hung at Overlook Medical Center benefitting the new Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical ...

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Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When you learn a Berkeley Heights resident is turning 100 years young, you have to make an all town effort to make this milestone birthday special! Betty Goveia celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Her day began at Dunkin' Donuts where she has ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Saturday was a very busy day for local author Cindy Gelormini — from 11 to 2 p.m. she signed copies of her three “Robbie’s World” books at Linda’s Creative Gifts, then took a break before heading to Paolo’s Kitchen to sign books from 3 to 6 p.m. Earlier in the month she was ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tri-M Music Honor Society at Governor Livingston High School has not let the challenges of performing during the pandemic stop them from delivering their annual music grams.  In recent years, the band and choir collaborated on serenading the student body during the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Get a sneak peek of the Berkeley Heights Public Library's new space at 29 Park Avenue. "While finishing touches are still being completed, we wanted to share a preview of the new BHPL," said the Berkeley Heights Public Library Board. The photos show sections of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nothing was going to stop the Easter Bunny from hopping over to Berkeley Heights Saturday afternoon for a quick "pop-up" visit to the township. When the Easter Bunny heard that so many children were looking forward to the annual visit, he was determined to make it work amidst ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights Community Egg Decorating Contest was quite a hit—with residents voting for their favorite egg. Each participant received a goodie bag and the contest winners received a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Contest winners are Olivia ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to Berkeley Heights for a drive-by visit in front of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department headquarters on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny visit at Autumn ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is unable to hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny visit. They came up with a way to add a fun twist to the Easter Holiday!  Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights has come up with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Last Call, a film starring Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold in HBO's hit show, Entourage) about a real estate developer who returns to his roots after inheriting his family’s Irish bar in South Philadelphia and tries to turn it into a casino, opens Friday, March 19, 2021. Piven plays ...

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Help Raise Funds to Support Our Community! Enjoy impactful Y stories, Y trivia, win prizes and help the Summit Area YMCA raise funds to support the Y's financial assistance program. Join us on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00PM-8:00PM for our first ever Virtual Annual Campaign Kickoff! ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As Black History month came to a close, The New Providence Diversity Committee, with the support of the New Providence Memorial Library, presented the panel: “Personal Stories That Inspire Action.” Through the New Providence Memorial Library Facebook account, the panel was ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Not all stories about the pandemic are sad — some are inspiring. The story of Nadja Springer, who published her first book in December 2020, is one of those. She said she found inspiration for her children’s book, “The Big Adventures Of A Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship” ...

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Fancy Farthington is a "social climbing phony." Princess Cordelia is "English royalty, old money." Mrs. Diedre Billingsworth is a "good-hearted former lady's companion who inherited her fortune from the older woman she took care of." And, Prince Carlos is a "handsome Spanish prince" who "is ...

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On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Summit Area YMCA partnered with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council, Giving Back Club and Han Academy to virtually celebrate the Lunar New Year, also popularly known in the U.S. as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The event kicked off with a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Are you interested in learning more about shopping secondhand on sites such as eBay, Poshmark, and Depop? Check out the following tips to make your shopping much easier. On second hand sites that sell anything you can imagine, it is often overwhelming to know where to ...

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Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history. There are many legends about who St. Valentine ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -  Theodora Chrysanthopoulos,  2019 Gov. Livingston High School graduate from Mountainside, recently won a contest for her artwork celebrating the Year of the Ox for the Lunar New Year. The backdrop is currently displayed at The Mills at Jersey Gardens mall in Elizabeth, NJ ...

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Can you feel it? Can you hear it? Love is in the air as friends get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day and the Music and Lyrics class at Governor Livingston High School is getting in on the fun as they prepare for the annual "Tournament of Love" as part of the Winter curriculum. Music and Lyrics ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library and the Summit Free Public Library Chinese Club are partnering to sponsor an art show celebrating Lunar New Year, which begins February 12. The show will feature the more than 200 artwork submissions received from children and teens from Summit and in ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside resident and 2016 Gov. Livingston High School graduate Brian McCarthy released his debut album titled Patchwork Blues earlier this month under the artist name brian jo. Written and produced almost exclusively by McCarthy, this work blends together multiple genres and ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Say it isn't snow Mel! Milltown Mel announced via a social media post he would be doing what the rest of New Jersey residents have been doing for the past 10 plus months; quarantining. Yes, that means there will not be the usual Groundhog Day celebration in Milltown on Tuesday, ...

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MORRITOWN, NJ - Grey's Anatomy alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this upcoming week beginning January 25th.   Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series called "Ways & Means" of which Dempsey has a starring role.  Dempsey is also an ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sherrel Campbell, a fifteen-year resident of New Providence [originally from the island of Jamaica], founded The Murphy Bear LLC, a company that specializes in children's books and merchandise.  With the pandemic, Campbell believes that children relate more to characters and ...

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Holiday cheer multiplies through acts of kindness by community members.  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The residents at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights were treated to a live performance by traveling carolers from Performing Arts 5678 on a frigid Saturday afternoon. Typically, Autumn Lake ...

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