AppleFest 2020

AppleFest 2020, sponsored by the Westfield Historical Society is ON! Please join us next Saturday, October 17, on the lawn of the Reeve House, 314 Mountain Ave, for music, kids games, contests, a history-themed treasure-hunt, food, and much more! This is an outdoor-only event and social distancing rules will be in place, including masks and hand sanitizing at every station. Pre-registration is required for the 12-2pm or 2-4pm session, please email westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 908-654-1794. See you there! 

Contact Information
  1. Mary Konsolaki
  2. 908-654-1794
  3. westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Sat, October 17
12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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AppleFest 2020, sponsored by the Westfield Historical Society is ON! Please join us next Saturday, October 17, on the lawn of the Reeve House, 314 Mountain Ave, for music, kids games, contests, a history-themed treasure-hunt, food, and much more! This is an outdoor-only event and social distancing rules will be in place, including masks and hand sanitizing at every station. Pre-registration is ...

Westfield Historical Society 314 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ 07090-2741

Reeve House

Westfield Historical Society 314 Mountain Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090-2741

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Wardlaw+Hartridge also ...

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Cranford High School Classes Going Remote Following Positive COVID-19 Test, No Return Date Set

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CRANFORD - Classes at Cranford High School will go full remote on Monday following a student testing positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced on Sunday.

According to Dr. Rubin, the student is currently self-isolating and contact tracing is underway. The Township's Public Health Office will communicate directly with those individuals who have been within six feet of ...

Cranford Ranked No. 10 School District in Union County, 42nd in State by Niche.com

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The No. 42 rank is a 19-spot fall for the Cranford School District compared to last year's No. 23 rank. In Niche's Best School Districts in Union County ranking, Cranford comes in ...

Cranford High School Students Comment on Hybrid School Schedule

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Westfield Area YMCA Offers Free One Month Membership to Active Military & Veterans in November

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The Westfield Area YMCA is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November. The Y will also waive the Joiners Fee for active military, reserve military and veterans who become new Y members at any time of the year.

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New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

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School Age

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Letter: Affordable Housing in Cranford

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To the Editor,

There’s been a lot said about Affordable Housing in Cranford and unfortunately, not a lot is relying on fact.

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