Community Life

May 16, 2021

CLARK, NJ – Support is needed to help Kevin Lott, affectionately known to many in the Clark community as the 'Hot Dog Guy.'  Lott, who runs the Sal's Dog House food truck located behind the American Legion on Broadway, was hospitalized in mid-April and, earlier this week, a GoFundMe was ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public Library is closed for the week of May 10 during the demolition of the former police headquarters according to officials.  Patrons are asked to hold on to books and materials until the library reopens.  No late fees will be charged on any items due this week. Virtual ...

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 CLARK, NJ - Local resident Hetal Sanghvi led the Clark Fit Hiking Club into a new season on Sunday, May 2.  The club explores local hiking trails around New Jersey as a small group.  For six weekends the club travels to selected trails generally within a 25–30-minute drive. The first hike of ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is holding additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in May to aid those affected by COVID-19. These will include: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth Walk-up ...

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CLARK, NJ – There has been no shortage of outdoor fun and activities sponsored by the Clark Recreation Department this spring according to Director Ralph Bernardo.   His department has been in full swing this spring with an offering programming designed to get kids and adults outdoors.   ...

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CLARK, NJ – There is a small area of the landscape outside of the Clark Recreation Center that just got a little brighter.   Brownie Troop 40483 sprinkled seeds planted some flowers and left a special heart-shaped plaque in place after a recent visit. According to Recreation Director Ralph ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark officials announced a "Name Clark's Newsletter Contest" on Friday.  According to their post, the township is searching for a name for their soon-to-publish community newsletter. According to their release, officials are  "looking for a name that is short, catchy, fun and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Girls Softball League has a newly named field.  The former instructional field is now known as the Ralph Bernardo Field after an opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 17 according to township officials. League officials planned to hold the ceremony at the opening of the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union Catholic will host its 30th annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 3 at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The UC Golf Classic, which is being organized by the Union Catholic Development Department, features a shotgun start and best ball format. It's scheduled ...

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CLARK, NJ – Drive by the basketball courts at the Clark Recreation Center any day of the week and it is buzzing with activity.  People of all ages from all places gather there.  There are young kids with parents, older kids with buddies and those just looking for a great pick-up game.  It is a ...

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CLARK, NJ - In a year that has been anything but normal, the Clark Recreation Department managed to pull off a family-friendly outdoor event Saturday at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.   “It was a beautiful way to spend a spring afternoon," said Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. "It was great to see ...

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CLARK, NJ – For the second year in a row, Cub Scout Pack 145 of Clark and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Service Unit 53, “Clark, Garwood, & Winfield Girl Scouts” (CGWGS) hosted “Derby Day.” More than 80 Scouts, ranging in age from five to fourteen, came ready to race their gravity-powered ...

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CLARK, NJ –_Kim Waked has been a staple in the Clark community for decades. Many know her as their favorite nail technician at Head to Toe Salon.  Now she is part of an inspirational calendar dedicated to those who have battled breast cancer and survived.   The Eye of the Survivor 2021 calendar ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Township will be holding their annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 27 at the Clark Recreation Center between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. The event is open to Clark children up to and including fifth graders.    The entire event is being held outdoors adjacent to the Recreation ...

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Elizabeth, NJ  — Clark resident Jackie Rodriguez is among nine community members to make up the newest class of volunteer child advocates for CASA of Union County.  The volunteers ranging in age from 22 to 63 will work with the nonprofit agency to advocate for the best interests of Union County ...

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CLARK, NJ - Two ALJ Students have announced they are forming “Young Voices for Clark”, a group of students dedicated to promoting awareness and involvement in social justice and quality of life issues. Shannon Heaning and Julia Steiner, both Juniors at Arthur L. Johnson High School, explained ...

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CLARK, NJ - Many people took to social media in 2020 showing off their latest culinary creations crafted during time spent closer to home. Cooking starts with the basics and the Clark Recreation Department offers a class to teach the youngest members of the community where to start in the kitchen ...

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CLARK, NJ - While most people were looking forward to the holiday season, Clark resident Nick DeLoretto checked into the hospital to begin a minimum seven-week series of treatments for Myelodysplastic Syndrome.   During that time, DeLoretto visited his family from the window of his hospital room as ...

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CLARK, NJ — You may want to make sure you have some rock salt left. The National Weather service predicts 2 to 3 inches of snow will fall between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. The winter weather advisory issued Wednesday afternoon says to prepare for slippery road conditions that ...

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CLARK, NJ — Mother Nature again coated the area in snow Sunday, just days after a blizzard had already dropped nearly 20 inches of fluff. Here’s how Clark's snow measured up compared to its neighbors, according to the National Weather Service measurements' reported Sunday. Westfield, 7.6 ...

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CLARK, NJ -- The groundhog recently predicted winter was here to stay. If forecasters are correct, that furry little rodent might have been right too.  According to the latest National Weather Service prediction, Clark is likely to get another 4-8 inches of the fluffy white stuff on top of the ...

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CLARK, NJ - “Be a dreamer and accept challenges,” is advice offered to those starting their careers by John Laezza, Clark’s Business Administrator.   He might just be the perfect person to offer that guidance considering he is still working at the age of 90. Laezza’s office was filled with ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A series of outdoor activities designed for families is coming to the Union County Trailside Nature and Science Center on Presidents’ Day weekend. The programs designed for children four years and older will be offered on Saturday, February 13, Sunday, February 14 and Monday, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Timothy Digney visited the Clark Commons for lunch on December 19.  By the time he left, he had the opportunity to travel back in time thanks to a bag full of paperwork from a bygone era. Digney said he found a sealed plastic bag on the ground that appeared to have been pushed aside by ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Recreation held its Annual Family Skate Night on Saturday, January 23.  The event was moved to the Westfield Rink this year since Warinanco remains closed to the public.  Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo said he was able to keep the annual tradition alive by switching ...

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CLARK, NJ — Up to one inch of snow and a “light glaze” of ice is likely Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. A winter weather advisory in effect 7 a.m. — midnight predicts the precipitation will create slippery road conditions and impact the evening commute. The advisory issued Monday ...

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CLARK,NJ - Assembling 240 sandwiches and 115 hygiene kits for those in need is not easy task on any day.   Clark's Webelo and Bear scouts were not deterred and completed the project in the spirit of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. Den Leader, Darlene Alicea said ...

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CLARK, NJ – Free COVID-19 saliva testing will be available at Oak Ridge Park on Thursday, January 21. The Union County Mobile Test Unit will be at the park from 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. County residents can walk-up to be tested.  No appointment or car is needed.   Masks and social ...

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CLARK, NJ - What could be better than cozy pajamas and family story time on a cold winter's night?  The Clark Public Library invites the community to join them on Zoom on Wednesday, January, 6 for an evening of stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 2-5 years old. To register for the ...

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NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. According to the study, which tracks ...

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