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Scenes from the 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ - As the sun played hide and seek with the clouds on Saturday, the The 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues — in step with Irish tradition and community spirit.

Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, bagpipers, fire trucks, floats and dozens of ...

Scenes from the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amid pipe bands, Boy Scouts, seeing-eye puppies and leprechauns on stilts, if was a member of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, who was the toast of the town (and the county) at the 23rd annual Union Catholic St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. 

Sister Percylee led a large contingent of ...

New Jersey Folk Revival Music

UNION, NJ –  Folk revival music is a “living history” dating back over 300 years, and a presentation, “New Jersey Folk Revival Music:  History and Tradition”, will be hosted by the Union Township Historical Society, on Sunday, April 7.

Featuring Michael Gabriele, the program is based on is new book and will include a short live-music segment and a ...

Scotch Plains Actor-Filmmaker Garry Pastore to Host Screening of Acclaimed Film 'Destressed'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the 5th anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ).

Pastore is expected to be joined by cinematographer/film editor Fokke Baarssen, who co-produced the ...

Elizabeth Jazz Ensemble, Band Shine at State Prelims

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Jazz Ensemble received a gold rating and were recognized as the best rhythm section while the Elizabeth Jazz Band received a silver rating at the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) Jazz Ensemble Festival preliminaries held at Bridgewater-Raritan High School on March 5.

The preliminary round of the festival consists of all participating ...

Thomas Jefferson Arts Student Earns 2019 Scholastic Art Award

Sophia Pineiro-Widejko - Presented with Silver Key Award by Montclair Art Museum

ELIZABETH, NJ - Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy junior Sophia Pineiro-Widejko was selected to receive the Silver Key recognition for the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ...

HGTV's House Hunters 'Come Home to Rome' Episode Screening in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- A crowd of over 50 friends and family members joined Al and Phyllis Mirabella for a screening of their "Come Home to Rome" episode of HGTV's House Hunters International on Friday evening at the Fanwood Grille.

House Hunters International follows home-buyers across the globe in search of the perfect second home. A camera crew traveled with the Mirabellas to ...

One $50,000 Prize Winning Ticket from Saturdays Powerball was Sold in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A winning ticket for $50,000 in Saturdays New Jersey Lottery Powerball Game was sold in Elizabeth.

There were four New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 23rd drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those winning tickets was sold at US-1 Discount Liquor, on Edgar Rd. in ...

Mirabella Family Comes 'Home to Rome' on HGTV

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Al Mirabella's search for an apartment in the Eternal City aired on HGTV's hit show, "House Hunters", on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

The show documents the journey of Scotch Plains Township Manager and Union County Freeholder Mirabella, along with his wife, Phyllis, and son, Alex, as they visit daughter Mikayla, who is ...

Elizabeth Student Attending Kean University Receives Newark Museum Internship

ELIZABETH/UNION, N.J. – An Elizabeth woman attending Kean University as an art history student is being groomed as a future leader in the art world with a prestigious three-year internship at the Newark Museum putting her on a path towards arts leadership.

Senior Jennifer Zuniga, who grew up in Jersey City and now lives in Elizabeth, started her Diversifying Art Museum Leadership ...


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