Press Releases

September 24, 2018

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit and Fountain Baptist Church will hold a joint celebration on Sunday, October 7, to celebrate the second anniversary of raising Black Lives Matter banners and the two congregations’ partnership in the racial justice work of Black Lives ...

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The Summit Area YMCA, in collaboration with The Connection, G.R.A.C.E.’s Refrigerator, The Summit Area Public Foundation (“SAPF”), and The Community FoodBank of New Jersey hosted three Healthy Kids Nights during the month of August at Mabie Playground in Summit to provide food insecure families ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In recognition of 'National Diaper Need Awareness Week', the Summit Area YMCA is -- beginning today and running through September 30 -- hosting a diaper drive wherein community members can drop off packages of diapers and baby wipes at the bin located in the Summit YMCA lobby.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org   Ⓐ Adult           Ⓒ Children     Ⓣ Teen           Ⓕ Family   MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Ⓒ Storytime Storytime is an 8-week, ...

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The Vermeule Mansion will participate in the annual Weekend Journey Through the Past, a weekend tour of historically significant places in Somerset County.  Approximately 30 sites will participate in the event run by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, scheduled for Saturday, Oct ...

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The Presbyterian Church in Westfield invites the community at large to enjoy a relaxing picnic on the front lawn of the church at 140 Mountain Avenue in Westfield on Sunday, September 23 from 11-1 p.m.  On your way to the downtown Westfield Festifall, stop by to visit the bounce house, face ...

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Time To Ride, the equine industry initiative created to encourage and champion the growth of the U.S. horse industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Designed for smart phone, tablet and desktop use, TimeToRide.com features an approachable, ...

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A Blessing of the Animals will be part of the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, October 7, at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, 4 Waldron Ave. (at Springfield Ave.) "Our pet blessing isn't just about a Sunday of beloved companions,” says Rev. Robin Tanner, minister of worship and ...

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October Events @ NPML New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave. (908) 665-0311 Oct 1 @ 7PM - Prenatal Yoga Lisa Bruno of Yoga Essence will lead a free prenatal yoga session. Conti Room of NPML. Free.   Oct 1 @ 7PM & Oct 15 @ 7PM - Knitting Club The Knitting Club meets ...

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Basking Ridge, NJ - The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform “Treasure Island” in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. “Treasure Island” will open on Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on October 6 at 7:30 ...

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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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