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Executive Director of Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Karen Deschere Dies

January 15, 2019

The Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts announced the passing of their Executive Director Karen Deschere on January 11, 2019.

Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts released the following statement.  

IN MEMORY Karen Deschere (1956 – 2019)
Karen Deschere came to the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts as Executive Director in January of 2014.

Tributes Continue for Beloved Swim Coach and Founder of BAC Jim Wood: 'The Community Has Lost a Great Man and I Have Lost a Good Friend'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Our community has lost a great man and I have lost a good friend," said Dr. Patrick Smith on Jim Wood's recent death. "I have known and worked with Jim and his BAC athletes for almost 30 years. Jim loved our community having grown up in New Providence and as a businessman and coach at both the Berkeley Heights and more recently in New ...

Jim Wood, Founder Of Berkeley Aquatic Club, Has Died

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tributes to the late Jim Wood, founder and head coach of Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence (BAC), are already pouring in on social media and in media outlets around the country.

Wood’s death on Jan. 4, at the age of 68, was announced by BAC on its Facebook page this morning.

Details of his passing and of the Celebration of Life being planned have ...

Summit 'Shabbat in Harmony' Features Talk by HIAS Leader Mark Hetfield Jan. 11

SUMMIT, NJ - Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS -- a global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees -- will discuss the significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on granting asylum, and family separation on January 11, from at 7:30 - 9 p.m., at Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit.

The event is ...

Church to Launch Youth Ministry Program: Meet Little Flower's New Director of Youth and Family Ministry

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower will be launching a middle school Youth Ministry program in February 2019. TAPinto Berkeley Heights recently sat with Dan Grossano, Little Flower's new Director of Youth and Family Ministry, to learn about his journey to his new position and his plans for the parish.

TAPinto: What made you interested in Youth and Family ...

Homeless Memorial Vigil Held at St. Mark's Church in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third annual memorial vigil to remember the homeless in Union County was held on Thursday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Plainfield.  Multi-faith congregations across the county participated.

The event is held on the eve of the shortest day of the year as a time to remember the homeless people who died on the street or living in dangerous abandoned ...

Faith Lutheran Church’s Sunday School Students Rehearse Pageant for Christmas Eve Service


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Students enrolled in Faith Lutheran Church’s Sunday School are getting ready.  As part of the Christmas Eve Family Service at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, a group of 26 children between the ages of 3 and 11, will present their version of the Christmas story, complete with songs, sign language, and lots of excitement. The ...

Twelfth Anniversary of Menorah Lighting Held at Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 6, the fifth of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the three synagogues of Summit — Temple Sinai, Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Hatikvah — lit the fifth candle of the Menorah on the lawn of Faith Lutheran.  This was the ...

Annual Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew's on Dec. 15

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains) is proud to present the 16th annual Parish Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The adult and children's choirs will perform with a chamber orchestra, a contemporary band, and special guests in the beautiful acoustics of the church. Local bluegrass group Dollr ...


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