Jenn's Journey North

  • A Stroll Through Echo Lake Park

    November 6, 2017

    This past Sunday, I joined the Freewalkers for its Stroll & Roll walking event.  Freewalkers Yohana Maria and Risa Olinsky organized the festivities, now in its second year. 

    The ...

  • Philly Fun with the Freewalkers

    Jenn's Journey North took a southbound turn to Philadelphia. This past weekend was spent attending events that celebrated the East Coast Greenway, and it didn't hurt that the celebrations ...

  • A Tour of Boston with the Freewalkers

    This past weekend I made a quick trip to Boston to participate in a walk around the city with some of the folks from the Freewalkers walking group.  You may recall that the non-profit ...

  • The Best Sad Day

    When you don’t have to adhere to a train schedule or work a nine to five job, it’s easier to make spontaneous vacation plans.

    Since I was braving a trip back to Maine in June to mark ...

  • An Anniversary of the Heart

    Over the course of the past week, life has presented a rollercoaster of emotions, from sadness and longing to inspiration and awe.  

    I completed my last full day of work, and am officially ...

  • A Bucket List Adventure Continues

    It is almost a year since the accident.  It's been tough, but great friends and family have helped me through some especially hard times.  

    And now I’ve been laid ...

  • An Evening with Friends of the East Coast Greenway

    Only recently did I start this column, so let me take a quick moment to catch you up if you are new here.  I am writing this column to document my walking journey from New Jersey to Maine in ...

  • Walk With Me

    This is a story of a journey from happily married to totally alone.  At least I had felt deserted.  Abandoned.  Isolated.  In just a few hours, my life completely changed on that ...

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Plainfield

Support the Downtown on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

Another shopping season is upon us here in Plainfield and shops downtown are open for business. Plainfield has a unique mix of mom-and-pop stores that offer trendy name brand clothes and shoes that compete with mall traffic and Cyber Monday deals, perfect for anyone looking for a bargain. The importance of spending locally has never been more critical as retailers and restaurants struggle to ...

A Stroll Through Echo Lake Park

This past Sunday, I joined the Freewalkers for its Stroll & Roll walking event.  Freewalkers Yohana Maria and Risa Olinsky organized the festivities, now in its second year. 

The walk, designed to be family-friendly, and for people of all ages and abilities, began in Echo Lake Park, another gem in the Union County Park system.  The four-mile round trip trek also cut ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, November 18, 9:00 AM

Church of the Holy Cross, North Plainfield

2017 Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, November 18, 10:00 AM

Gumbo House & Grill, Plainfield

Coffee with a Cop

Community Calendar Police & Fire

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Sat, November 18, 11:00 AM

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield

International Day for the Elimination of Violence ...

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Police & Fire

Plainfield's Olvin Ivan Trochèz Wins Latest Leg of CAMO® Screw Off!™ Competition

November 18, 2017

Local Contractors Compete for Chance to Win Cash & Prizes at Huston Lumber & Supply in N. Plainfield, NJ

Grand Rapids, MI – Olvin Ivan Trochèz of Plainfield, NJ has won the latest leg of the CAMO® Screw Off!™ hosted by Huston Lumber Supply in N. Plainfield, NJ. Trochèz has now earned the right to compete for a 2017 ...

Canadian Aquaculture Giant Gobbles Up Last American Bait Fish Grinder as Major Decision Looms

November 10, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, a multinational fish farming company (Cooke Inc.) has made a deal to purchase Omega Protein Inc. and take them into the private sector. While the ink is not dry on this deal, it is obvious that the American fishing community will not be part of this new portfolio. There is no doubt that new, private ownership will continue to disregard the needs of the ecosystem ...

Governor Chris Christie Way Set to Run Through Parsippany

November 18, 2017

PARSIPPANY, NJ — On Monday, there will be a new central access street into Central Park of Morris County and it is being named after our current Governor Chris Christie. There will be a ground breaking ceremony on Monday where it will receive its official name: Governor Chris Christie Way.

Governor Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, will be on hand for the Monday afternoon groundbreaking ...

Affordable Housing Program Helps Older Americans Make The Rent

November 10, 2017

While Barbara Ross’s income places her below the poverty line, she isn’t one of the nearly 2 million households with older adults in dire need of affordable housing. Thanks to a little-known federal program, Ross, 64, is able to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Plainfield, N.J.

Through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) “Section 202 Supportive ...

The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martins Griffin, 2016)

 

Author Lynda Cohen Loigman states, “The Two-Family House is a story I thought about for at least ten years before I ever wrote a word. I spent countless hours over a full decade thinking about how Rose, Helen, Abe, and Mort would behave in difficult situations, and how they would feel when faced with ...