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Sat, March 23

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival: ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 12:00am 03/24/2019 12:00am America/New_York Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival: Children's Events

A full day of FREE children's/YA storytelling and activities at the Montclair Public Library, as part of Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival 2019. Children's authors include Artie Bennett, Julia Sarcone-Roach, Eva Chen, Dan Yaccarino and Christopher de Vinck. YA authors include George O'Connor, Marc Aronson, Gayle Forman, Gae Polisner, Mark Oshiro, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo ...

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Sat, March 23, 5:15 PM

First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 5:15pm 03/23/2019 6:15pm America/New_York Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

In Nathan Englander’s latest novel, when Larry’s father dies, he turns to the website kaddish.com for help reciting the Jewish prayer for the dead. The celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank etc. talks with novelist Julie Orringer (The Flight Portfolio) about his satirical tale of ...

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, March 23, 6:30 PM

First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Talk: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates

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Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 6:30pm 03/23/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Book Talk: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival is excited to welcome the universally acclaimed New Jersey novelist Joyce Carol Oates to Montclair for a conversation with artist and author Jonathan Santlofer about her latest work, including the dystopian tale of resistance, Hazards of Time Travel. The two writers will also discuss their respective memoirs of love, loss, and self-discovery: A ...

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Wed, March 27, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hidden Architectural Treasures of Passaic County

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Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 7:00pm 03/27/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Hidden Architectural Treasures of Passaic County

Join Passaic County Architect, Andrew Thompson for a look at some of the historical treasures of Passaic County. He'll cover the restoration and re-use of 63 Hamilton Courthouse Annex, the Dey Mansion (Washington's HQ) and The Vanderhoef House, a Dutch Flemish farmhouse in Clifton NJ

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, March 30, 1:00 PM

Garden State Model Railway Club, North Haledon

8th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show

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Add to My Calendar 03/30/2019 1:00pm 03/30/2019 5:00pm America/New_York 8th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show

Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957.

We open our doors to the public in the winter and spring.

The Model Railroad Show runs March 30-31 and April 6-7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

We feature a 1,200 square foot HO layout, steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, numerous freight and passenger trains, rural and urban ...

575 High Mountain Road North Haledon, NJ 07508
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Wed, April 3, 6:00 PM

Wayne PAL Building, Wayne

UPWA Wrestling Stars Coming to Wayne

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Add to My Calendar 04/03/2019 6:00pm 04/03/2019 10:00pm America/New_York UPWA Wrestling Stars Coming to Wayne

The United Professional Wrestling Association is coming to Wayne on Wednesday, April 3.

Matches begin at 7:00 p.m. and feature Cruiserweight Champion Ricky Reyes will defending his title against James Anthony.

Former WWF Star the Masterpiece Chris Masters will meet BoZworth while sensation Victor Andrews will get in the ring with WWF star Billy Gunn.

Women’s Champion Corinne Mink ...

1 PAL Drive Wayne, NJ
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Sun, April 7, 12:00 PM

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany

27th Annual Easter Bunny Express 2019

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Add to My Calendar 04/07/2019 12:00pm 04/20/2019 4:00pm America/New_York 27th Annual Easter Bunny Express 2019

A 10-mile, 45-minute round trip train excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny on board where he makes his way through the train and visits with the children on board. The Bunny's helpers follow along, giving the kids a special Easter Gift. Tour the Museum site, with its outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, indoor & outdoor operating ...

1 Railroad Plaza PO Box 16 Whippany, NJ 07981
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Sat, April 13, 12:00 PM

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany

27th Annual Easter Bunny Express 2019

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Add to My Calendar 04/13/2019 12:00pm 04/27/2019 4:00am America/New_York 27th Annual Easter Bunny Express 2019

A 10-mile, 45-minute round trip train excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny on board where he makes his way through the train and visits with the children on board. The Bunny's helpers follow along, giving the kids a special Easter Gift. Tour the Museum site, with its outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, indoor & outdoor operating ...

1 Railroad Plaza PO Box 16 Whippany, NJ 07981
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Sat, April 13, 7:30 PM

Livingston High School, Livingston

Mahler and the LSO

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Add to My Calendar 04/13/2019 7:30pm 04/13/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Mahler and the LSO

Enjoy the magic of Mozart, a world class cellist and magnificent brass orchestration in“Mahler and the LSO” on Saturday April 13 , 7:30pm at Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. The Livingston Symphony Orchestra's performance opens with Mozart’s joyous overture to the “Marriage of Figaro” followed by Anton Rubinstein’s melodic ...

30 Robert Harp Drive Livingston, NJ 07039
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Sat, April 13, 8:00 PM

Old Canal Inn, Nutley

Special Dragons Rock For Autism at The Old Canal ...

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Add to My Calendar 04/13/2019 8:00pm 04/13/2019 11:45pm America/New_York Special Dragons Rock For Autism at The Old Canal Inn in Nutley

Come Support Special Dragons! Saturday April 13, 8PM at Old Canal Inn!!!

We have a great line up to include The Cheap Moves; Head CheerLeader; The Mutts and Dean Machine!!

Its going to be a great night and this is a great cause.

Special Dragons is a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism and other special needs.

This is a great athletic activity were the child ...

2 East Passaic Ave Nutley , NJ 07110
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Sun, April 14, 12:00 PM

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany

27th Annual Easter Bunny Express 2019

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Add to My Calendar 04/14/2019 12:00pm 04/28/2019 4:00am America/New_York 27th Annual Easter Bunny Express 2019

A 10-mile, 45-minute round trip train excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny on board where he makes his way through the train and visits with the children on board. The Bunny's helpers follow along, giving the kids a special Easter Gift. Tour the Museum site, with its outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, indoor & outdoor operating ...

1 Railroad Plaza PO Box 16 Whippany, NJ 07981

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PSE&G Continues Gas Main Work in Woodland Park

February 14, 2020

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - PSE&G has announced that while new gas mains have been installed smaller work zones in various locations are needed to finish connecting the newly installed main into the distribution system. These locations usually occur at intersections and all work zones will be coordinated with police and traffic control.

This work is part of the ...

Police Officer Led LEAD Program Begins in Woodland Park Schools

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department has launched LEAD - Law Enforcement Against Drugs - a new program, similar to now defunct DARE program, in local schools.

Officers Omaira Carino and Derrick Morrison recently underwent training to become LEAD program instructors. The program was launched in Beatrice Gilmore School to all fourth grade classes and will begin soon at ...

Train the Trainer Session

Workshop training for community leaders. Find out how to lead Conversation Project workshops in your home organization. Encourage conversations about end-of-life decision-making. 

Tuesday, February 25
9:30am-3:00pm
Collins Pavillion at Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
Light breakfast and lunch will be served
Space is limited. To RSVP email ...

Surviving a 'Widow Maker' Heart Attack: Tom's Story

As manager of print services for Atlantic Health System, 58-year-old Tom P. from Edison is a very busy man, supervising team members at two print shops. Although he is based in the Livingston location, Tom spends at least one day a week in the shop at the Atlantic Health Pavilion near Chilton Medical Center and it's a lucky thing he chose to spend October 1 there. During his workday, he felt ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

NJ Pastry Chef to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets!’

February 22, 2020

This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, Feb. 24. The show, hosted by “Chopped!” judge and “Best Bakers in ...

8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

Wayne Cardiac Arrest Victim, Dead At Scene, Meets Her EMT Savior

February 22, 2020

Pequannock, NJ – Recently, the Pequannock first aid squad held an event honoring a team of first aid members who saved a Wayne woman’s life on January 18.

It was an ordinary Saturday at the Stop N Shop on Route 23 in Pompton Plains when Joanne McCloskey collapsed, her heart stopping from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Shoppers came to her assistance but did not know what to do. An ...

2020 Budget a Nod to Fiscal Stability, Passaic County Officials Say

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County legislators continued to hold the line on fiscal stability as they introduced their 2020 budget Tuesday with no increase to the tax levy. The $438 million dollar budget, officials said in a statement, reflects continued efforts to build on fiscal stability to highlight the county’s rich history and bright future, preserve quality of life for the county’s ...

Confirmed Case of Mumps at NJ Middle School

February 20, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Township residents received startling news in the mail on Wednesday that a student at Grice Middle School has a confirmed case of the mumps. The letter from the Hamilton Township School District, and cosigned by Hamilton Township's Health Officer, did not identify the student, when they tested positive, or if there are any other students currently ...

Illegal Puppy Mill in NJ Dismantled; More Than 130 Animals Rescued and Available for Adoption    

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Every sappy romantic can recall that moment in the movie, Love Story, when, after an argument, Oliver told Jenny he was sorry and through her tears she quivered and replied, “Don’t … love means never having to say you’re sorry”.

Anyone who has ever been in a loving relationship understands the point of that statement – unconditional love doesn’t ...

The Heart of a Friendship

To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile. ~Unknown

February is the month of the heart, the time when we celebrate love. We buy chocolate, flowers, jewelry, and greeting cards to profess our undying love to that special someone. But, in all the hoopla of the season, perhaps we forget to honor the affection provided by the people that sustain us and enable us to thrive ...

Lead Should be Priority For PVWC, Not Reservoir Replacement

February 10, 2020

Lead. Lead in our drinking water is scary and concerning. And rightfully so. After Flint, Mich. and challenges in Newark, it’s an undeniably real and present public health crisis. But to properly address the lead issue and ensure the safety of the public, one must fix the actual source of the lead in our water.  

In most cases, lead contamination happens right before it enters our ...

Looking Ahead to Another Year of Progress in Woodland Park

First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

I would also like to congratulate Council Members, Joe Spinelli, Gary Holloway and Rita Pascrell on their re-election and wish them well in their new three-year terms. Councilman Spinelli and Councilwoman Pascrell are entering their 7th terms and will have finished with 21 years of service at the end of this ...

Here’s why you should use direct deposit for a tax refund

February 23, 2020

With the April 15, 2020  deadline around the corner, taxpayers should be aware of the benefits of using direct deposit for refunds. It’s easy, secure and the fastest way to get a tax refund.

Here are 10 quick facts about direct deposit.

It’s the best and fastest way for taxpayers to get their tax refund.
It’s free.
It’s secure.
Taxpayers can deposit ...

Many taxpayers can use IRS Free File to file their taxes at no cost

Millions of Americans use IRS Free File to file their federal taxes every year. They can use either name-brand software or the Free File Fillable Forms. Combining IRS Free File with direct deposit is the quickest and safest way to get a tax refund.

Here are some facts to remember about IRS Free File:

Start at IRS.gov. IRS Free File is available through IRS.gov: using IRS.gov/FreeFile ...