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Clark’s Ren Thomas is Making it in the World of Hip Hop and Now Reality TV

August 14, 2017

CLARK, NJ – People living in suburbia don’t expect one of their own to make it as a hip-hop artist.  Rappers don’t expect someone born and raised in a small suburban New Jersey town like Clark to have what it takes.  Hip-hop MC Ren Thomas is proving them all wrong.

“I fell in love with hip-hop when I was about 8 or 9,” says Thomas.  His older cousin ...

Union County Peace Fair to Be Held on Sunday, August 6

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County Peace Council invites county members to attend its 15th annual peace fair.

This year’s theme is “Open Hearts, Open Doors,” according to a press release sent by the council.

According to the press release, the fair includes “lots of good music, a chance to catch up with old friends and a chance to make new ones.” Poetry, ...

Learn More About Fluttering Beauties of Summer at Duke Farms

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – August is Butterfly Month at Duke Farms, with several educational programs and field trips scheduled throughout the month.

Binoculars are recommended.

“Ask anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, and they are unlikely to tell you that August is their favorite month of the year.  The eighth month gets a bad rap for being hot and muggy, with only an ...

Colorado Café In Watchung Bids Farewell; Liquor License Fetches $250K in Liquidation Auction

WATCHUNG, NJ – More than two decades of memories were auctioned off at the Colorado Café on Monday, July 31 as the renowned country-themed bar welcomed its most loyal patrons for one last time with virtually everything up for sale. Anything from kitchen utensils and glasses to the iconic Buck Off mechanical bull and of course, the valuable liquor license.

Mark Mahna, a 30-year-old ...

Westfield’s Summer Jazz Festival Continues Every Tuesday in August

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival will continue to fill the streets of Downtown Westfield with music each Tuesday night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., until its closing night on Aug. 29. (Rain dates Wednesdays.) The annual two-month music festival encourages residents and visitors alike to support the area’s dining and shopping establishments while ...

Hunterdon County: Annual Balloon Festival Lifts 'Up, Up And Away'

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ - The annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning officially launched early Friday morning with a sneak peak for members of the media and amateur photographers.

With a couple hundred cameras clicking, some 20-30 hot air balloons inflated, and some even took to the air, early Friday morning as the morning fog burned off the fields inside Solberg ...

“Family Fun & Flix” in Warinanco Park Returns with Full Schedule with this Weeks Feature "Storks”

ROSELLE, NJ - Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and sponsored this year by Investors Bank, kicks off another season at Warinanco Park on Tuesday evening, July 18. The feature film will be Storks. The movie will begin at dusk.

Before each movie this summer UC Get Fit Kids activities will be offered. The ...

Downtown Westfield 2-Month Jazz Festival

WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield kicked off its free Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Tuesday, July 4. Each Tuesday evening in July and August, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., music lovers can enjoy five live bands in spots on both the north and south side of the train station. (Rain dates Wednesdays.)

The family-friendly festival is sponsored by the Downtown Westfield ...

Thousands Expected to Dig In for Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest on July 12

BELMAR, NJ — With shovels, buckets and other assorted “tools” in hand, thousands of participants are expected for Belmar’s 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest on Wednesday, July 12.

Contestants and spectators alike will converge on the 18th Avenue beach for the free competition, which starts at 8 a.m. with judging beginning at noon. Award-winning designs will be selected ...

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Teen Anime Club to Meet at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Mon, Aug. 21

August 19, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Monday, August 21 at 7:00 pm, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Anime Club. Discuss favorite anime books and shows, watch Your Lie in April, and make a duct tape pencil case -- just in time for school

Visit the library’s website, www.scotlib.org, or call 908-322-5007 x204 for more information and to register OR register ...