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Fri, March 22, 6:30 PM

The Grove, Cedar Grove

HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 6:30pm 03/22/2019 11:30pm America/New_York HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party

Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s signature Pink Tie Party is a not-to-be-missed annual event that is the perfect mix of fun and philanthropy. The event raises funds to fight breast cancer right here in North Jersey communities and help get Komen closer to its goal of reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by half by 2026. The evening will pay tribute to Dun & Bradstreet ...

691 Pompton Avenue Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Tue, March 26, 7:00 AM

Acme Supermarkets, Montclair

Montclair Community Spay Day

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 7:00am 03/26/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Montclair Community Spay Day

Back by popular demand, CPAW NJ is again pawtnering with People for Animals (PFA) and Acme Markets on Valley Road to bring PFA’s SpayStation Mobile Surgical Unit (aka Neuter Commuter) to Montclair. Low cost spay/neuter services will be available the last Tuesday of every month. We hope that over the course of the year we will be able to fix over 200 cats, saving thousands of ...

510 Valley Road Montclair, NJ 07043
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Thu, March 28, 5:30 PM

The LOFT @350, West Orange

Cannabis and Hemp Culture CBD Pop-Up Event

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 5:30pm 03/28/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Cannabis and Hemp Culture CBD Pop-Up Event

The best way to describe the Canna Pop-Up event is one part social event, one part education, one part foodie, one part art exhibit, and ALL parts for anyone with an open mind. Pop-up experiences last for only a brief period of time. They are transitory and as a result, exciting and compelling.

The Canna Pop-Up experience will elevate your senses to a higher level. We bring people together ...

350 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052
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Thu, March 28, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

The Brexit Process Two Years in the Making

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 7:00pm 03/28/2019 8:30pm America/New_York The Brexit Process Two Years in the Making

March 29 marks the official departure of the U.K. from the European Union. Are the United Kingdom or the European Union in a better position on the eve of Brexit?

185 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Fri, March 29, 5:00 PM

Grace Episcopal Church, Nutley

Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner - Grace Church in ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/29/2019 5:00pm 03/29/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner - Grace Church in Nutley

Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner

Grace Church in Nutley

200 Highfield Lane, 973-235-1177

Tickets - $21 Adult, Child $10

Tickets at the Door Adult $26, Child 15

200 Highfield Lane Nutley, NJ 07003
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Mon, April 8, 5:30 PM

The Manor, West Orange

2019 Taste of Essex

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/08/2019 5:30pm 04/08/2019 8:30pm America/New_York 2019 Taste of Essex

2019 Taste of Essex is an evening of delicious tastings from dozens of restaurants, and food and beverage vendors, all in one place. The event includes entertainment throughout and door prizes at the end. Perfect for familiy, friends, co-workers and clients.

111 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052
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Mon, April 8, 5:30 PM

The Manor, West Orange

2019 Taste of Essex

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/08/2019 5:30pm 04/08/2019 8:30pm America/New_York 2019 Taste of Essex

Taste of Essex showcases dozens of Essex County area restaurants, as well as beverage purveyors, all in one location. It is an opportunity for restaurants to promote their offerings and grow their business. For attendees, it is a chance to sample outstanding food and drink from a variety of restaurants across Essex County. This year’s event will take place on April 8th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm ...

111 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052
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Sat, April 13, 8:00 PM

Old Canal Inn, Nutley

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

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Health & Wellness Sports

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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Hats Off for Father’s Day

June 15, 2019

Father’s Day is this weekend and I’m sure children are hitting the stores (or are online) to find the perfect card or gift to show their appreciation for all the father figures in their lives. Celebrated since 1908, Father’s Day became a permanent holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the law recognizing the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

The day is ...

Leadership Through Advocacy

When I look at today’s youth, I think often about how we can best prepare them for the future and their future as leaders of our country.  Providing our youth with the life skills they need is imperative to helping to correct society’s most critical problems. One important aspect of that is civic engagement.

Several girls from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey had the unique ...

Passaic County Restaurant Week Kicks Off Wednesday

June 17, 2019

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Restaurant Week is set to kick off on Wednesday, and is said to be, according to county officials, a showcase of the region’s finest dining options.

The celebration will continue through Sunday, June 30, and offer diners an opportunity to enjoy local restaurants and dining while taking advantage of prix fixe menus for two-course lunches and three- ...

Free Naloxone Distribution at Pharmacies Across The State Tuesday to Combat Opioid Problem

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey, including one in Union, on June 18.  

As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at ...

Dynasty Auto Body Presents Free Car to U.S. Marine Vet, Cancer Survivor

June 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - More than 100 local leaders and guests looked on Saturday as Paterson resident Velma Hodges, an almost six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, was given the keys to a fully refurbished Ford Fusion thanks to Recycled Rides.

The event, the eighth of its kind hosted by John and Anne Hamdan, owners of Dynasty Auto Body, reflected the local efforts of the National ...

Paterson Residents Call for Pride Flag to Fly Over City Hall

PATERSON, NJ - “Raising the pride flag won’t fix all of our issues,” longtime Paterson resident Denise Womack told TAPinto Paterson in an email Wednesday. “But it will say ‘Paterson sees you, and you are not alone in the fight.”

The message, coming just hours after local activist, artist, and educator Elizabeth Valverde used her three minutes of public ...

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Outside School in Westfield Last Week

June 17, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ –  An additional charge of third-degree possession of a firearm in or upon the grounds of an educational institution has been filed against the man who came to an elementary school in Westfield last Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor's office said Monday.

As reported last week, a tip from police in Delaware ...

Dad Wins Big For Daughter

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- Lori Bachman woke up to an empty house on Thursday morning. Not the norm, when she is usually the first one awake. Her daughter Julia is a big fan of Chic-Fil-A and was very excited about the Morris Plains store opening this week. Knowing the first 100 people in the door would win Chic-Fil-A for a year, Julia Bachman was determined to be one of them. Her father , ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk

 

The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)

 

My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

You’re Amazing, Just the Way You Are

It’s hard to figure out just how she does it, but Joan tends to have this knack of saying just what I need to hear, right when I need to hear it. It’s kizmet, or something like that.

Joan talks about loving yourself this week, something we could all be a bit better at…read on and feel the love.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and ...

When You’re Not Number One

Every year, when baseball season comes around, I’m very happy. I’m happy because I know my Yankees could win 90 to 100 games out of the 162 game season, and maybe even win the 11 post season games necessary to win the World Series.

As a matter of fact, famed Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter would say he did not consider the season a success unless they won the World Series. Wow! ...

Is This the End of the American Century

May 12, 2019

“ The End of the American Century”

The above title has been listed with a number of journals and other perspectives.  This one above comes from The Atlantic! What was called the American Century really only lasted a little more than 50 years and followed World War II, and our “Best Generation!” In my case, it was my parents or your grandparents. There indeed ...

Stop Playing Along with the PC Police and Stand-Up for Italians

I am writing to you in response to Glen Rock's proposal to make Columbus Day a new day in Indigenous People's Day, and effectively white-washing history for a false narrative that destroys one of the biggest contributions an Italian has given the Western World.

Christopher Columbus, despite his faults, should be celebrated for his discovery of America over 500 years ago, not cast aside ...

First Ever “Atlantic Has Talent” Draws a Crowd

June 15, 2019

It was a tough decision, but the judges of Atlantic Health System’s inaugural “Atlantic Has Talent” named three winners out of the 12 finalists who performed at the May 9 event at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown.

The finalists treated the audience to vocals, instrumentals, dance performances, an original poetry recitation and stand-up comedy. First, second and ...

RAPID® Imaging Platform Expands Options for Speedy Stroke Treatment at Atlantic Health System Neuroscience

Summit, NJ, May 2019 - When a person suffers a stroke, time is of the essence--every minute counts. Recognizing how vital it is that stroke neurosurgeons and neurologists receive timely information about the type of stroke a person is having so they can decide on the best treatment, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience recently introduced a system-wide rollout of a cutting-edge technology called ...