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Dad in the Box

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them. But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there. Despite the distance, the far side of the moon is actually easy to get to. Even though it is not on Google Maps, or Google Earth for that matter, one simply ...

Liz on Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,” This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles around jealousy. Jon Barker as Leontes commands the stage in his anger when he thinks his wife, Hermione, is flirting with Polixenes, portrayed by John ...

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The Falcon's Nest

METUCHEN, NJ - A crisis can occur at any moment, and precarious situations exist all around us. One emergency that can happen to anyone without warning is going into cardiac arrest, an unforeseen loss of consciousness and heart function. A group of eleven students at Saint Joseph High School trained under the instruction of Christopher Martin on for two days in November to become certified in giving  CPR to both adults and adolescents by practicing on CPR mannequins. “This opportunity allows students to gain ...

Westfield Area YMCA

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Area YMCA will hold Summer Day Camp and Child Care Education open houses on Saturday, Jan. 5. The Camp Open House will be held at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark St., in Westfield, from 10 a.m. noon. All Westfield Area YMCA camps are ACA-accredited and include traditional, sports, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), leadership and travel options. Camps are available for youth ages 3-15 with locations in Garwood, Mountainside and Westfield. Full-day and half-day camps are ...

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