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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students, Teachers Provide Palate Pleasers in Chopped II

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The winning team is pictured with their appetizer and main course selections. Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge
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EDISON, NJ - Three new teams and faculty leaders entertained a crowd of students, faculty and staff while impressing judges with their delicacies at the second Wardlaw+Hartridge edition of Chopped. Organized by junior Laura Prishtina of Roselle Park and SAGE Dining Services Chef Anibal Rodriguez, the reality show competition maintained the momentum it built during the inaugural episode in January.

Student teams, each assisted by two faculty mentors, created an appetizer and main course from a basket of ingredients in 35 minutes. A trio of judges - Gerard Gonnella '89, Director of Admission, Tanda Tucker, Middle School art teacher, and Rudy Brandl '83, Director of Communications - sampled the entries, provided feedback and determined a winner.

The team of Idisa Morgan and Emanuel Arriaza of Plainfield, Sydney Sweeney of Cranford, Ariana Di Landro of Elizabeth and Alex Vargas of Dunellen, assisted by Upper School teachers Jim Howard and Elisa Segal, prevailed in a friendly and very close competition. Their tasty chicken smothered with tomatoes, cheese and black olives and stuffed mushroom appetizer surrounded by onion rings proved to be a winning combination.

The final preliminary episode will also send a winning team to the championship round, which will be held this spring.

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Stories About Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

Raritan Ringers Handbell Concert in Metuchen May 16

April 22, 2018

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'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...