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Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

April 23, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Sun Shines On Mountainside Youth Baseball/Softball Parade

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - If there were a contest for the most fun-filled family event in the Borough of Mountainside, many would agree that opening day for Mountainside Youth Baseball/Softball would win by a mile – which is about how far boys and girls have marched for the past 65 years in the parade down Wood Valley Road to the Major League Field.

Leading the way on a crisp but sunny ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

Mountainside Mom’s Return to School Ends with a Show

When children leave home either to attend college or embark on their next big thing, many stay at home mothers suddenly find themselves wondering what’s next for them. For Marianne Jennings of Mountainside, the decision to pursue a Masters of Arts diploma was inspired largely by her daughter Alaina, right about the time she was departing for Boston College.

“When my ...

Hilltop Players Soared to New Heights with Production of Peter Pan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After a successful opening show of Peter Pan on Thursday night, the Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players returned to the Kenneth Stiefel theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to entertain and amaze their viewers.

Audience members were most impressed with the professionalism of the show and were left speechless when cast members including Bridget Lynn, Jimmy ...

YESTERcades Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A crowd of families lined up outside of YESTERcades in Downtown Westfield Friday night to be the first to play Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Space Invaders and other classic video and arcade games.

Located at 151 East Broad St. (formerly City Sports), it’s is the company’s third location.

YESTERcades describes itself as gaming experience straight out of the ...

Donations Being Accepted Starting This Sat. for Spring VNA Rummage Sale

FAR HILLS, NJ - The largest rummage sale in New Jersey -- the fundraising Rummage Sale for the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills -- will begin accepting donations this Saturday, April 7, for items to resell at the VNA's spring sale, scheduled for May 4 to 6.

The donation period will begin on Saturday, April 7, and continue every day except ...

New Jersey Youth Symphony, a Place Where Dreams Are Made; Auditions Open Today, April 2

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Performing even a portion of a piece of classical music may seem daunting for many, but not all. Look at the youngsters who recently played in the Playaton for the New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS).    

The NJYS gives those who aspire to play in a symphony orchestra a place to learn how to play as part of a team, not just as a soloist. Auditions open today, ...

Pirates, Lost Boys, Indians -- Peter Pan Opens Thursday, April 5, at Governor Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The musical Peter Pan flies onto the stage at the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre at Governor Livingston High School on Thursday, April 5. Yes, flies!

That’s the good news…the bad news was that the opening was delayed due to technical issues following Winter Storm Quinn from its scheduled March 15 opening.

Despite those technical issues, by Saturday, March ...

Egg-ceptional Day in Mountainside "Burrow"

A spring snowstorm (or two or three) didn't stop the fun at this year's Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.  The sound of the siren at noon sent dozens and dozens of kids scrambling to find one silver and one golden egg hidden in plain sight among hundreds of colorful plastic candy filled eggs along the fitness trail behind "Burrow" Hall.  

Volunteers from ...

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In London Town - NJFO Season Finale

April 24, 2018

On Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, under the baton of David Wroe, presents a magnificent 35th anniversary season finale celebration of music linked in some way to England and its great city of London.

The concert opens with Sir Edward Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro for Strings, a work composed in 1905 to enable the string section ...