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Virtual Scavenger Hunt to celebrate NP Heritage Day

June 5, 2020

Who wants to go on a Virtual Scavenger Hunt?

The New Providence Memorial Library, in conjunction with the New Providence Tricentennial Committee, has put together a virtual scavenger hunt to celebrate New Providence's Heritage Day. Since so many tricentennial festivities were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this scavenger hunt is a virtual, online format, utilizing the GooseChase ...

Girl Scouts Make New Providence Tricentennial Project a Reality

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Girl Scouts of Troop 40380 are working behind the scenes to make a whole-town initiative come to life. From their first Zoom call, the girls were committed to creating a great project. They ended the calls with their one-word summaries: “Exciting! Good! Interesting!” and “Tiring.” Well, they are 13.  

The project is ...

July 3 Celebration and Summer Concert Series Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community, sponsors and organizers of the July 3 Celebration and Summer Concert Series, regrets to announce that both events have been cancelled this year.  The impact on New Providence businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been huge.  Many businesses are struggling to survive.  Others are focused on changing their ...

Online Summer STEAM and Music programs are being offered through the New Providence Recreation Department

Sign up for some online Summer fun!  Due to COVID-19, the New Providence Recreation Department is moving its Summer STEAM Academy and Music program online. The program is a partnership between the New Providence Recreation Department and the Board of Education. All courses will be taught on the Zoom platform by New Providence teachers.

The STEAM Academy offers classes for Grades 1-8 in ...

Out of Many- ONE!  New Providence residents find a way to celebrate their Tricentennial during social distancing.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of New Providence are planning an art installation to begin on Flag Day, June 14, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the town (1720-2020). Most Tricentennial events have been canceled or postponed due to virus isolation protocols. This project is a way to keep spirits up and show how powerful people can be if they work together. 

E Pluribus Unum (Latin ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Hosts Virtual Open House May 29

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a virtual Open House on Friday, May 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Committed to providing the highest quality performing arts education, WIPA will roll out an array of affordable summer offerings available nationwide at the Open House including virtual camps, private ...

New Providence Library Goes Virtual

Although Executive Order 104 closed libraries across New Jersey, New Providence Memorial Library continues to offer educational and entertainment resources and programs to New Providence residents safely through its website and Facebook page during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Resources

Among the library's virtual offerings are:

Thousands of ebooks
Thousands ...


Free Virtual Contemporary/Modern Dance Masterclass on June 5

June 4, 2020

Dancers of all skill levels (ages 10+) are invited to tune in virtually on Zoom to learn from professional dance artist and New Jersey-based choreographer, Donna Scro Samori, for a free Modern/Contemporary Masterclass on Friday, June 5 from 10:00-11:00am.

Donna Scro Samori has toured professionally as a dance artist for over twenty years. She received a 2008 Fellowship from New Jersey State ...


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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Thank You Berkeley Heights!

COVID-19 has been devastating for Berkeley Heights’ small businesses. These independently owned businesses help give our town the heart and sense of community that we are all proud of. Come together and help them survive this health and economic disaster. Hear about what the local businesses are still offering during this time. Please consider buying a gift card, ordering food for pickup or ...

Thanks New Providence!

COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses. These independently owned businesses help give our town the heart and sense of community that we are all proud of. Come together and help them survive this health and economic disaster. Hear about what the local businesses are still offering during this time. Please consider buying a gift card, ordering food for pickup or delivery, and ordering ...

An Open Letter to Senator Kean, Assemblwoman Munoz, Assemblyman Bramnick

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd is the most recent in a long line of senseless, brutal murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. It is part of an ongoing moral failure by Americans to correct systemic racism that has eroded the foundation of our society.   We must act now not only to protect those among us who are most vulnerable but to make them less vulnerable.  We ...

Union County Board of Elections Advises Voters on Polling Places for July 7 Primary

June 5, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds voters that the upcoming Primary Election on July 7 will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A limited number of in person polling locations will be available on Election D

“The COVID-19 precautions are still in force, and ...

Union County Voters Can View Sample Ballots Online

Union County Clerk advises voters in Union County that sample ballots are now available online at the County Clerk’s elections website,

The sample ballots are also posted on the County Clerk’s free app for mobile devices, Union County Votes.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that the July 7 election will be conducted ...

Three-Day Schedule for Free Union County COVID-19 Test Center

Effective Monday, June 8, the free Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“As the result of a historic community effort by Union County residents to slow the spread of COVID-19, the number of requests for tests has gone down in recent ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.


Upcoming Events


Fri, June 5, 9:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

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Fri, June 5, 10:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Fri, June 5, 7:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Explorations in Musical Theater: Seussical Kids

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Sat, June 6, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness


Sat, June 6, 9:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Alignment Based Vinyasa

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Sat, June 6, 9:00 AM

New Providence

Free Sapling Giveaway



Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

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Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA June 6

Health & Wellness

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Calculating an IRD Deduction

Have you recently inherited a loved one’s retirement assets? If so, you should know that there is an income tax deduction available to you called the income in respect of a decedent, or IRD, deduction. When certain inherited assets are hit with both federal estate and income taxes, this deduction can help offset the impact. Taking the time to ensure you correctly utilize this tax break can ...

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...