Press Releases

September 21, 2018

On September 27th from 6:30-8:00, Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss is offering a Bullies to Buddies training.  Bullying is a challenge for many students, but grieving children and youth are more likely to be bullied or become a bully.  The Bullies to Buddies method fosters resilience by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There’s still time to register for the Berkeley Heights Ed Foundation Fall Festival and Color Run on Sunday, September 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The main events of the day will be a kiddie color dash for ages 1-5 at 11:30 a.m. and a family 1.5 mile color run for all ages ...

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In preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, members of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains built a Sukkah (booth) on Sunday, September 16. The Sukkah was constructed by volunteers from the synagogue’s Men’s Club, along with seventh-graders in Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) will be hosting a Fall Festival and Color Run on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia Park.  Come enjoy the start of fall with many fun activities including a bounce house, pumpkin painting, face ...

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The Great American Read is now hitting its stride, both on PBS and at the Scotch Plains Public Library. PBS will air new episodes about The Great American Read (TGAR) every Tuesday at 8 p.m. through October 23. The Library, which was one of 50 public libraries nationwide to receive a grant from PBS ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term survival ...

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  Sign Up Today! New Providence Business is once again hosting the very popular annual Scarecrow Contest, bringing a fun and festive feel to our downtown!   The contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build the ...

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Each year on or around September 11th, Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliates, BGC Partners and GFI Group, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate their 658 friends and colleagues and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001, by distributing 100% of their ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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Sustainable New Providence Hosts First FreecycleFest - giant "garage sale" where everything is FREE!  American Legion Post, Elkwood Ave. -- Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m Sustainable New Providence will be hosting New Providence's first FreecycleFest, an event where members of the ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Stay is a new library initiative to provide Chatham parents and caregivers access to information that can help family members cope with crisis situations.  The goal is to prevent suicide attempts.  The School District of the Chathams, Chatham Borough Council, Chatham Township ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham kids and their families have contributed more than $45,000 to rare cancer research through funds raised with the Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run and Chathamites are set to run again on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the fourth annual event is held. The event is free, with a ...

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Five local leaders honored for community achievement The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the community to join the County’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in ...

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Artwork from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through September 28. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. It is located on the sixth floor of the Union ...

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    Summit, NJ -- St. Teresa of Avila Parish will hold its annual Dinner for Life on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Grand Summit Hotel. Mass will precede the dinner at 6:00 PM at St. Teresa of Avila Church on Morris Ave.  A long-time tradition at the parish, sponsored by the ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will hold two, free, Monday open house rehearsals on September 17th and September 24th from 4:30 to 9:30 PM at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. Individuals interested in joining the orchestra, whether they are a beginner, ...

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The first class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute has graduated. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal of developing the next generation of informed, effective ...

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​September is Emergency Preparedness Month! On Sunday, September 30​ at 1 pm, Devin Kerins, FEMA Preparedness Officer, and Dennis VanNatta, Coordinator of the Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management, are teaming up to provide you with essential information to better prepare yourselves, your ...

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The Connection will be hosting a 4-part Ayurveda Cooking Series taught by certified Ayurvedic Culinary Educator, Florence Swanstrom. Classes will be held from 11:00-12:30 p.m., Fridays, Oct 12, 19, 26 and Nov/ 2.   Ayurveda (the “science of life”) is a five-thousand year-old system of ...

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On September 12, Lantern Hill unveiled plans for its newest residential building, Bell Pavilion. More than 140 priority list members attended the special preview event held at the Canoe Brook Country Club.  Currently under construction, Bell Pavilion is scheduled to open in late 2019 and will add ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Budd Larner, PC is pleased to announce the promotions of Karolina A. Dehnhard and David R. Tawil to to Shareholder.  Karolina A. Dehnhard, Esq.,who joined Budd Larner as an Associate in 2011 and was promoted to Counsel in 2015, has been promoted to Shareholder in the firm’s ...

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​On Monday, September 24​ at 7 pm, learn all about this organizational craze and how it can transform your life. A bullet journal is a completely customizable system for keeping all of your calendars, lists, plans, and reflections in one place. Although the bullet journal can inspire your ...

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On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bring the family to Luminous Salon and Spa Saturday, September 15th anytime between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fun “Find Your Gem” event.  Children and grandchildren can enjoy a little “Luminous Magic” and have fun. Children can pick a gem they can keep from our tank and spin ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority joined with Federal, State and local officials, including Governor Phil Murphy in officially dedicating the former Park Madison government complex as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in ...

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On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 14. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. “This annual ...

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Optical illusions are fun—we all enjoy having our eyes fooled! But to scientists, illusions provide valuable insight into how our visual perception works and how it’s evolved over time.  Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik are the founders of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Meet the Author Susan Kokura at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. In honor of  Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights will be hosting a special event very dear to our hearts.  Alzheimer’s disease ...

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