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Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 20, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Concert Series Launches this Friday, June 22, with Concert in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join in a free ...

Performing Arts School Recognizes Graduating Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) recognized 15 graduating seniors on Monday evening for Senior Night at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.

Eight students performed for the event: Katherine Buchan of Summit, who has been studying flute at PAS for 13 years and will attend Carnegie Mellon University; Bridget ...

Mountainside’s ‘Secret Garden’ Tour Enchants Supporters of Historic Committee

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Six gracious Mountainside homeowners welcomed visitors into their backyards on Saturday to saunter among hydrangea, oleander, hibiscus, roses, succulents and so much more.  The biennial Tour of Mountainside’s Gardens, orchestrated by the Mountainside Restoration Committee, has become ...

"History of Gaming" Auction Features Vintage Video Games and Computers

EDISON, NJ –Auctioneer Joe Bodnar recalls an interview several years ago with a writer for a national antiques magazine in which he was asked ‘What are the antiques/collectibles of the future?’

Without hesitating, Bodnar answered  ‘Computers,’ he recalls. “Commodore 64, IBM, Apple,’ and he also remembers listing video games like the original Atari ...

Former Resident Describes Growing Up in the Deserted Village

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – On Tuesday, April 10, Win Miller, his wife Emma, and one of their daughters, Wendy Miller, spoke to the members and guests of The Mountainside Active Retirees (MAR). The title of their presentation was “Growing up in the Deserted Village.”

Both Mr. Miller and Wendy spoke. Their presentation included black and white photos of family gatherings at the ...

Big Turnout in a Small Town as Mountainside Commemorates Memorial Day

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Skies brightened with each passing moment on Monday afternoon, as Mountainside recognized fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Hundreds of residents, ages one to 101 gathered together on Constitution Plaza at the newly dedicated Veterans Memorial Park.

Sophie Glenn, a sixth grade student, sang the National Anthem at the onset of the event, and ...

Governor Livingston Hilltop Players Production of 'Suite Surrender' Nominated for Six Theatre Awards

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Suite Surrender, Governor Livingston High School’s fall drama received nominations for six Montclair State University Theatre Awards.

Equally as exciting, the production won Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew during the awards ceremony on May 14.

The comedy was nominated for:

- Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew;

- Outstanding Achievement in ...

Westfield Audience Cheers for NJ Festival Orchestra’s Season Finale

WESTFIELD, NJ —  The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presented its season finale,  In London Town, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield Saturday night. It was auspicious timing, as the royal wedding had taken place in England just that morning.

“We were so happy when Prince Harry and his bride picked our finale date,” Linda Doyle, executive director of the NJFO ...

Video: Friends of the NJ Festival Orchestra Present 37th Tour of Notable Homes in Westfield

WESTFIELD — Despite rainy weather, participants showed up by the carload to visit some of Westfield’s most distinctive properties featured on this year’s Tour of Notable Homes, presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, on Saturday.

“It’s a much better turnout despite the weather,” said tour co-chair Michele Pierce. “The legacy ...

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Berkeley Heights Street Fair set for Sunday, June 24: Local talent, Free Rides, Touch a Truck & more

June 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual Berkeley Heights Summer Festival and Street Fair will take on a down-home, local flair when the sixth edition kicks off on Sunday, June 24th.

This year’s festival - sponsored by The Connell Corporation, the new Embassy Suites Hotel and Grain and Cane Restaurant, is expected to draw nearly 20,000 people, according to Paul Neuwirth, owner of Taylor ...