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Sat, October 19, 9:00 AM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Floral Design Workshop at the Kingsland Manor

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2019 9:00am 10/19/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Floral Design Workshop at the Kingsland Manor

Kingsland Manor continues its series of hands-on classes with a second adventure in floral design -- just in time for the fall holidays!

This 3.5-hour workshop will teach two fun skills: tole painting and floral design. You will first learn the art of painting on glass as you create a unique vase with a pumpkin motif. While the paint dries, we'll take a short break for coffee and snacks.

3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110

Sat, October 19, 9:30 AM

County of Passaic Division of Economic Development, Totowa

Free Film Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2019 9:30am 10/19/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Free Film Workshop

Free Film Workshop- Making your Film- Hands on Experience: One Camera Filming, Sound, Lighting, Directing, Script Writing

930 Rivervew, Suite 200 Totowa, NJ 07512

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Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 8, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Plans Trunk or Treat

October 7, 2019

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance will sponsor its annual “Trick or Trunk” on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the WP Boys & Girls Club parking lot, 8 Memorial Dr., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event cannot take place without the community’s help. A minimum of 50 trunks are needed to make this event a success. Consider volunteering or buddy up with some friends ...

The Story of Wayne's Famous 1951 Mack Fire Truck

October 18, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – Its Fire Prevention month, and you may have seen a beautiful, cherry-red antique fire truck around town since it's the showpiece for Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 (PLFC5). Or maybe you saw it leading the children’s Halloween parade each year or carrying Santa around the community of Packanack Lake during Christmas time. It could be you saw this pristine firetruck from ...

Music to Come Alive at Three More Paterson Schools Thanks to Save the Music Foundation

PATERSON, NJ  – Things are about to get a bit more musical at three Paterson elementary schools thanks to donations from the Save the Music Foundation, Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced.

In partnership with Sound Start: A Sound United Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the PNC Foundation, students at Public School No. 3, Public School No. 12, and the Dr. Martin ...

Restoration of Historic Lambert Castle Gets Boost with $2.25 Million Grant

PATERSON, NJ - Restoration of the historic Lambert Castle and Carriage Barn got a major boost with the announcement of $2.25 million grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust last month.

The grant, according to a statement, will be  awarded in three $750,000 increments over three years, and represents one of only five large scale multi-phase awards issued across the state. Funding wil be ...

Dress Code Violation Forces West Orange Middle Schooler Out of Class

October 10, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and its two new student liaisons applauded Liberty Middle School student Justice Cillo-Smith during Monday’s board meeting for her recent courage after receiving two dress code citations.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Cillo-Smith was issued a dress code violation for a shirt she wore while attending her classes.

Glen Rock Children's Book Fair "A Great Success"

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Organizers of the Glen Rock Book Fair were thrilled with the overflowing crowd for this first-ever event that was framed with perfect weather.

"We're happy, the authors are happy, I don't know how it could have turned out any better," said Jim Morgan, co-owner of The Curious Reader on Rock Road, and one of the event organizers.

The weather was perfect ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse


On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)


The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)


The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Depression

We live in a fast paced world, seldom taking the time to catch our breath. Add to the general stress of life, a significant event such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, or another difficult situation, and you have a recipe for emotional overload.

Emotional overload keeps us in a continual state of stress and stress can wreak havoc on our system. While it ...

Finding Happiness in Any Situation

What makes happy people happy? Why is someone who goes through a tragedy or lives in a horrible situation happy, while others who seem to have it all are miserable?

I believe that true and lasting happiness is being able to tap into a deep state of peace and well-being within us, that doesn’t rely on anything external. It’s a feeling of contentment for what we are and have and not ...

Let's Help Rep. Sherrill Get Gateway Completed

October 12, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Passaic Valley High School Presents Kenludwig's Lend Me A Tenor

October 17, 2019

Passaic Valley High School presents Kenludwig's Lend Me A Tenor on October 24th, 25th, and 26th at 7pm in the Schneider Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door and online at Passaic Valley is proud to announce that Lend Me A Tenor is Pia Vanderstreet's directorial debut! 

Cedar Grove Elks' Fish Fry is Nov. 8th.

Cedar Grove Elks' Fish Fry  will be cooked again by "" at the Cedar Grove Elks  Lodge, Friday November 8th, 5pm to 7:30pm. $17 per dinner, eat in or take out, includes Fish (or Chicken), fries, cole slaw, and homemade dessert, soda/water. Buy tickets at door only. Proceeds to help send Special Kids to NJ Elks Camp Moore.  For info call DAWN REIMER ...