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An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

September 9, 2017

Elizabeth, NJ –Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps ...

Volunteers Dig to Divert Water Runoff Harming Norway Spruce at Veterans Memorial Park

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Friday a crew from Spatz & Son built a swale to help divert water from the plantings, including a large Norway Spruce, behind the Veteran's Memorial.

Ted Romankow, former chairperson of the Berkeley Heights Veterans Memorial Park Renewal Committee, said, "Recently we noticed the Veterans Memorial tree was not looking as well as it should," it was ...

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Union County Business Owners Invited to “Lunch & Learn” with Chieh Huang of Boxed

September 17, 2017

Insights from one of the country’s top entrepreneurs are on the menu at the upcoming Lunch & Learn event on October 4, featuring Boxed co-founder and CEO Chieh Huang. Business owners and managers in Union County are invited to attend the session, sponsored through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Business initiative in support of local businesses.

Pre-registration is ...

Families Invited to Participate in Fall Festival at Watchung Reservation on October 7

STEM Activities, BB Gun Shooting, Arts and Crafts Are All Part of the Upcoming Fall Festival

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -  All families in the area are invited to attend “Adventure Day,” a bi-annual interactive family festival (formerly called “Watchung Day”) taking place on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watchung Reservation. Last fall the event attracted more ...

Encounter Live Birds of Prey at Trailside

 A special free program for families, Live Birds of Prey will be held at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to view a live bald eagle, peregrine falcon and osprey in a way you may never have the chance to in your everyday life,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H.