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May 25, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– Strong, smart and inspiring local 11 year-old girl, Sophie Chhowalla, will be celebrating her end-of-treatment from high risk neuroblastoma with a town-wide fundraiser. The celebration for Sophie will take place on June 18th from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mt. Caramel Field on River Road ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - You are invited to the BH Summer Block Party on June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. when Springfield Avenue between Plainfield and Snyder Avenues will come alive filled with booths highlighting local businesses, organizations, and groups -- as well as plenty of attractions, food, ...

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“Bowrs is quite simply a sensation, a professional of sparkling energy, big presence and a liquid body.... He is irresistible."  The Missoulian   BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s professional theater company celebrating its tenth season, will present All ...

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Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty. Additional Swim Areas Opening in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer. “We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Music lovers cheered Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra Saturday night during its “Roses from the South” performance, a tribute to Mother’s Day featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and songs, ballads and serenades sung by famed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns. “Tonight is a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Does Mom love live music? On Saturday, May 7, you can take her to the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s “Roses from the South,” a musical tribute to moms featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and serenades just in time for Mother’s Day. The celebratory program will feature a special ...

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Picture the Ramones, Green Day, Sex Pistols, Dropkick Murphys. Now throw in more morbid imagery, dark themes and an all-girl band. Senior Bryanna Mendez and a group of girls from around the tristate area have their own take on punk rock and are ready rock goth style.  Mendez’s interest in music ...

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WOODBRIDGE — The Mayor’s Free Summer Concert Series will return starting Monday, June 20 with performances five nights-a-week, most of them at the Woodbridge High School football field. Mayor John McCormac announced a full schedule of upcoming performances for the 2022 season featuring known ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt, 10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book, Charlie's First Haircut, during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt. The father-daughter bond will be something they will cherish forever.  Chaz Hazlitt is a ...

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Having just completed outstanding performances of the Spring Production of The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre, The GLHS Hilltop Players are already celebrating a new achievement with the news that the 2021 productions of Clue and The Show Must Go On have ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio podcast host, Bernie Wagenblast, sits down with the newest Assemblywoman for New Jersey's 21st District, Michele Matsikoudis. The 21st district currently includes Chatham and Long Hill Township in Morris County, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Warren ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — At one point in Thursday night's  HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis at the Union County Performing Arts Center, Colin Mochrie, of the long-running hit show Whose Line is it Anyway?, directed audience volunteers, recently put under the spell of master hypnotist Asad Mecci, in a skit in ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Planning is underway for the JCC’s Camp Yachad in Scotch Plains, and the JCC is looking for individuals who would like to join our seasonal staff and be a part of an awesome summer experience. When becoming a part of the Camp Yachad staff, an individual becomes a member of a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- No need to fear the wrath of these gods. The Hilltop Players take on Greek Mythology when they return to the stage to perform "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" March 24-27.  The play is set in New York with the title character Percy Jackson, a young boy with ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee’s MRC Estate Sales division will be conducting a local Estate Sale, in Mountainside, NJ, to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House (circa 1760) and The Levi Cory House (circa 1818). The ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – After a winter break, the Village Shop, located in the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s Levi Cory House, announces opening hours for April & May 2022. Volunteers are looking forward to welcoming shoppers back. The Shop will be open on Fridays and Saturdays April 1, 2, 15, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — If I were to assign this article an alternative title or a subtitle or if I were writing a dissertation in psychology or philosophy and needed to give it an academic-ish clever-sounding name, it might go something like this: "Getting Out of One's Head, the Virtues of Being ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Sean Flannery, owner of Sheelen's Crossing and Sheelen's Fish Market in Fanwood, as the recipient of the William A. Boyle, Sr. Union County Irishman of the Year at its annual Irish Heritage Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Mar. 10. Flannery, ...

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UNION, NJ - Irish eyes are not smiling with the news that the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed for another two weeks due to a forecast of rain, heavy wind gusts and potential snow flurries on Saturday. The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairwoman Pam ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Lavender and Sage Boutique celebrated the opening of their fair trade artisan pop-up shop in New Providence with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 4. Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis, of New Providence, along with Mayor Al Morgan, Council President Nadine Geoffroy, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Lavender and Sage Boutique is a new fair wage artisan pop-up shop in New Providence opening on Thursday, March 3 for the month. The shop offers a curated selection of jewelry, scarves and handbags, as well as items for entertaining, kitchen, and bath. “We want our items to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hear masterworks by Rautavaara, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky performed live by Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra March 26 at the First United Methodist Church. The program, “Voices from the Arctic,” will feature soaring Sibelius melodies with internationally acclaimed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - They say a picture is worth 1,000 words - while that may not always be the case, when trying to describe everything that happened during the virtual 90-minute Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, Feb. 6, the photos will indeed tell the story. But a few words are also needed to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Light Opera of New Jersey (LONJ) presents La Bohème at the state-of-the-art Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center. The show will run March 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30PM, and on March 20 at 2:30PM. Tickets are available online at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ— The Institute of Music for Children has been approved for a $45,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Summer Arts Institute by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is the highest arts grant in the state, and among the highest 20% in the nation. “The National ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All it takes is a great cause, passion, and a lot of donated dresses. Girls empowering girls across the world while promoting sustainability equals huge success.  Dress Express Boutique is gearing up for their second event offering donated, gently-worn formal and semiformal ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the second time in two weeks, a Westfield food store has sold a winning New Jersey Lottery ticket worth thousands. There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket New Jersey Lottery Ticket sold for the Tuesday, Jan. 11, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie? Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: ...

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