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Sat, September 14, 11:00 AM

Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle

6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 11:00am 09/14/2019 5:00pm America/New_York 6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Independent Authors Book Experience Book Expo, which will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center on September 14, 2019 between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

For the past five years, the Independent Authors Book Expo has provided an unparalleled venue for book lovers, authors, and vendors to all comingle in a wonderful, intimate event space, joined together by ...

1 Park Drive Roselle, NJ 07203
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Sat, September 14, 11:00 AM

Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

Art in the Park

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 11:00am 09/14/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Art in the Park

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs will be hosting the second annual Art in the Park - a two-day event that includes live performances, food trucks, activities, vendors and exhibitions with over 100 artists with displays and various activities to offer patrons. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m.

675 Goffle Road Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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Sat, September 14, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center (entrance on Watson Ave), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series Presents... Patrick ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 7:00pm 09/14/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Fanwood Performance Series Presents... Patrick Bamburak and Larry Ahearn

On Saturday September 14th, the Fanwood Performance series presents singer/songwriters Patrick Bamburak and Larry Ahearn. Doors open at 6:45, showtime 7PM. Suggested donation $15 for Adults and $10 for Seniors and Students. This is a very intimate listening room so please try to make it out to our historic carriage house for a great evening of music. For directions and additional informaiton ...

75 N. Martine Ave Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Sun, September 15, 11:00 AM

Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

Art in the Park

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Add to My Calendar 09/15/2019 11:00am 09/15/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Art in the Park

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs will be hosting the second annual Art in the Park - a two-day event that includes live performances, food trucks, activities, vendors and exhibitions with over 100 artists with displays and various activities to offer patrons. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m.

675 Goffle Road Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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Sun, September 15, 5:00 PM

Verona Restaurants, Verona

2nd Annual Verona Restaurant Week

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Add to My Calendar 09/15/2019 5:00pm 09/19/2019 11:00pm America/New_York 2nd Annual Verona Restaurant Week

The Township of Verona and the Verona Chamber of Commerce present Verona's 2nd Annual Restaurant Week! Enjoy 5 nights of delicious meals at Verona's amazing restaurants! Three-course Prix Fixe Dinner menus will be available for $25 at each participating location. Other specials will be going on all week as well! Reservations are highly recommended but walk-ins welcome. Show us your meals, ...

600 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ 07044
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Thu, September 19, 6:30 PM

The Sanctuary , Montclair

Chelsea Handler in Conversation

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 6:30pm 09/19/2019 7:45pm America/New_York Chelsea Handler in Conversation

Succeed2gether and S2G's Montclair Literary Festival is proud to announce its Fall Fundraiser: Chelsea Handler talking about her latest #1 New York Times bestseller "Life Will Be the Death of Me".

Chelsea will share the funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of her year of self-discovery following President Trump's election.

Each ticket includes a signed book plate and ...

First Congregational Church Montclair, NJ 07042

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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 ...