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Food & Drink

Dairy Queen's "Fan Appreciation Day" on Sat., Jan. 30

January 30, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Since the blizzard cancelled the 1/2 price Blizzards -- and all other items, too -- during Plainfield Dairy Queen's annual "Fan Appreciation Day, it has been ...

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Elections

Election Workshop with Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi at Scotch Plains Public Library

January 31, 2016

School Board Member? Town Council seat? If you are interested in running for local office, learn about the nuts and bolts of the process by joining Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi for a free ...

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Home & Garden

Plainfield Garden Club Presents ‘Rescaping the Suburbs’

January 30, 2016

The Plainfeld Garden Club invites the public to attend its “Rescaping the Suburbs: Bring Native Planting Back to the Garden” lecture by noted artist and environmentalist Patricia Brentano ...

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Health & Wellness

Suicide Prevention Training Available from Crisis Hotline Caring Contact Begins March 21

January 27, 2016

Crisis hotline Caring Contact will offer its next round of training for volunteer listeners beginning Monday, March 21, at the RWJ Rahway Fitness and Wellness Center at 2120 Lamberts Mill Road ...

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Green

Plainfield Garden Club Presents ‘Rescaping the Suburbs’

January 30, 2016

The Plainfeld Garden Club invites the public to attend its “Rescaping the Suburbs: Bring Native Planting Back to the Garden” lecture by noted artist and environmentalist Patricia Brentano ...

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Police & Fire

Demolition of Westfield’s Trader Joe's to Continue Monday (Video)

February 5, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The odor of wine permeated the air around Trader Joe’s Friday evening when, after a late start at about 3 p.m., crews stopped demolishing the building at about 5 p.m. Elm ...

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Religions and Spirituality

Holy Trinity School Focuses on "Service" During National Catholic Schools Week

February 8, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School students participated in a number of service-oriented projects held in conjunction with National Catholic Schools Week, a week-long celebration of ...

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Upcoming Events

Sat, February 13, 12:45 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, Somerville

Citizens' Climate Lobby monthly meeting

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Sun, February 14, 11:15 AM

Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, Scotch Plains

Renewal of Marriage Vows on Valentine's Day at ...

Religions And Spirituality

Tue, February 16, 7:30 PM

Stage House Tavern , Scotch Plains

Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield Hosts Two ...

Business & Finance





Letters to the Editor

I Have Decided to Stick With Love

January 18, 2016

As the first snow of the new year dusts the lawns of our quiet suburb, I am reminded how fortunate we are to live in the here and now. Like the majority of businesses and schools, I am off in ...

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Columns

Your Family Matters

There is No Secret to Good Parenting

There are no secrets to being a ‘good’ parent. There are no truly “new” ideas out there. It’s all about a few basic principles: respect, responsibility, truth,

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Lost in Suburbia®

Open Your Mouth and Say “Ugh”

I love garlic. I love roasted garlic, sautéed with olive oil, and mixed into just about everything except chocolate. I don’t think this is a bad thing. In addition to tasting ...

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Beth's Book Review

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Retro Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Putnam, 1962)   Had Moses not led the Hebrews out of bondage in Egypt, would the Ten Commandments ever have been delivered? And ...

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Liz on Theatre

‘Nureyev’s Eyes’ Mesmerizes with Fusion of Ballet and Painting at George Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The companionship/conflict between artist Jamie Wyeth and Rudolf Nureyev makes for a striking two-character play by David Rush. Directed by Michael Maestro, the tension ...

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Guest Column

Union County Sheriff Pledges to Build on Progress

January 26, 2016

Last year was a year of change for the Union County Sheriff’s Office, as I was sworn in to my first full three year term. We had a year of progress, with arrests up almost forty percent, the ...

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