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Wed, January 23, 1:00 PM

New Covenant Church, Plainfield

2019 Point-in-Time Daytime Event

Giving Back Government

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2019 1:00pm 01/23/2019 3:00pm America/New_York 2019 Point-in-Time Daytime Event

The Union County Department of Human Services and the City of Plainfield present the 2019 Point-in-Time Daytime Event, a service fair featuring local community agencies.

The event will feature Plainfield Action Services, United Family & Children's Society, Central Legal Services, Community Hope, and more.

225 East 7th Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, January 24, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser Building (County Clerk), Westfield

CASA of Union County

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 6:00pm 01/24/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County

Have a passion to help our youth? Interested in advocating for abused and neglected children in foster care? Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work that we do and how volunteer ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Thu, January 24, 6:30 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Open House: New Woodland Elementary School

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 6:30pm 01/24/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Open House: New Woodland Elementary School

An open house event is being held by the State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority to inform the community about the new Woodland Elementary School. The school will be built at Central St. and East 7th St. on 13.28 acres that are owned by the Plainfield School District.

Residents will have the chance to provide feedback at the community forum, learn about the project's timeline, ...

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Open House: Queen City Toastmasters Club

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 7:00pm 01/24/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Open House: Queen City Toastmasters Club

Queen City Toastmasters Club (QCTM) will be hosting its annual open house in the Anne Louise Davis Room at the library.

They welcome all looking to improve their communication and leadership skills in all areas of their life through public speaking.

Join them to hear more about the focus of the club, meet the officers, members, and to hear great speeches.

Come a few minutes early to ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Fri, January 25, 6:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Operation Fuse

Arts & Entertainment Police & Fire Sports

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 6:00pm 01/25/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Operation Fuse

Operation Fuse brings together 8th grade students in the city of Plainfield.

This free event will feature basketball, soccer, volleyball, as well as a contest, music, food and prize raffles.

School I.D. is required.

Presented by Plainfield Police Division, the city of Plainfield, the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation, and Plainfield Athletics.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Striker Realty - Rahway Office , Rahway

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

Health & Wellness Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 10:00am 01/26/2019 12:00pm America/New_York First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

In partnership with the Address Yourself Homeownership Program, Striker Realty presents a first-time home buyer seminar for people with low-middle income.

1516 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065
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Sat, January 26, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl ...

Food & Drink Sports

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 2:00pm 01/26/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl Snacks @ the Library

​It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without delicious snack foods-but is it possible to enjoy your favorites without defeating your New Year’s health goals? Jennifer Bridgeman, known for her innovative approach to creating healthy and delicious food, says ‘Yes!’

On Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm, Jennifer will present an overview of how to lighten up your favorite treats ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, January 26, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 3:00pm 01/26/2019 4:30pm America/New_York The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

The Plainfield Symphony’s annual Family Concert will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program will feature two 2018 Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Prize winners, a renowned saxophone soloist and several fun pieces by David Rimelis.

Pianist Sarah Ouyang will perform the third movement, Rondo Allegro Scherzando, of ...

716 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
CASA of Union County Information Session

Tue, January 29, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/29/2019 6:00pm 01/29/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help our youth? Interested in advocating for children in foster care? Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work that we do and how volunteer advocacy really makes a ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Freeholder Board Presents International TED Speaker and Executive Coach Lena Cohen

January 23, 2019

Internationally known corporate trainer Lena Cohen will be the featured speaker at the third annual Union County Means Business Networking Breakfast, “Building Better Business Relationships.”

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Kean University STEM Building, 1075 Morris Avenue in Union Township and is open to all Union County business ...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded on Icy Island in Frigid Navesink River

January 22, 2019

RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews yesterday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River.

At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson Police Department that a 21-year-old man was stranded on the island — located west of ...

Plainfield: Aprende más sobre nuevo Woodland escuela primaria

January 12, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Un evento de apertura al público a cargo de la Autoridad de Desarrollo de
las Escuelas del Estado de Nueva Jersey para informar a la comunidad sobre la nueva escuela
primaria Woodland. La escuela será construida en la esquina de la East 7th St. y la Central St.
con una extensión de 13,28 acres que es de propiedad del Distrito Escolar de Plainfield.

Los ...

Featured Business: Storm's Automotive

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Having car troubles, or just in the market for a new mechanic?  Keep it local and get to know Storm’s Automotive, located right here in the Queen City.

Anthony Smith, owner of Storm’s Automotive, opened his business in 2014 in his backyard, and later located it at 230 E. 3rd Street in Plainfield.  When asked why Plainfield, Smith responded that it is his ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...