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Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & Regular Meeting

Thu, December 13, 7:00 PM

Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 12/13/2018 7:00pm 12/13/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & Regular Meeting

Please note that meetings are regularly held on Thursday evenings. Agenda Setting Sessions and Regular Meetings are held at 7:00pm in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey, unless otherwise specified. In the event an Agenda Setting Session and Regular Meeting are held on the same night, the Agenda Setting ...

10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor Elizabeth, NJ
Homeless Sabbath Weekend

Fri, December 14

Congregations Across Union County , Plainfield, Springfield, Cranford, etc.

Homeless Sabbath Weekend

Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/14/2018 12:00am 12/14/2018 11:30pm America/New_York Homeless Sabbath Weekend

During the weekend of December 14-16, 2018, multi-faith congregations in Union County, New Jersey will participate in the Third Annual Homeless Sabbath Weekend. This weekend is a “call to action” for multi-faith communities. The weekend offers congregations the opportunity to show faith in action by bringing attention to their neighbors experiencing homelessness.

During ...

Union County Multi Faith Congregations Plainfield, Springfield, Cranford, etc., NJ 07016 true
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Fri, December 14, 8:00 PM

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield

Black Nativity

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/14/2018 8:00pm 12/14/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Black Nativity

Award-winning international director of film and stage, Onyx Keesha, produces Langston Hughes gospel play "Black Nativity" this holiday season at the Parish Hall Theater located at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Under the direction of the acclaimed director, Danielle Tucker- the amazing cast is filled with local talent ages 7-75. This African American classic explores the ...

724 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, December 15, 9:30 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Practice SAT at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Education

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 9:30am 12/15/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Practice SAT at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Above Grade Level of Union County will offer a free proctored SAT Practice Test at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Saturday, December 15 at 9:30 am. This test is being offered as a community service with no obligation or solicitation.

Advanced registration is required for this test and space is limited. Please contact Above Grade Level directly at 908-889-6396 or ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, December 15, 11:00 AM

Plainfield Senior Center, Plainfield

Annual Holiday Bazaar

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 11:00am 12/15/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Annual Holiday Bazaar

Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Senior Center

Saturday, December 15, 2018

11 am to 3 pm

PLAINFIELD SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

400 East Front Street

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PLAINFIELD NJ 07060

400 E. Front Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, December 15, 12:00 PM

Plainfield High School Auditorium, Plainfield

Queen City Proud Auditions for Plainfield's 150th ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 12:00pm 12/15/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Queen City Proud Auditions for Plainfield's 150th Anniversary Celebration

AUDITION CALL TO ACTORS, SINGERS & DANCERS The City of Plainfield is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2019. The Plainfield School District is participating in the celebration, and we are asking all students interested in participating in a time-line play, and other performances, to please attend a call to Audition, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Plainfield High School Auditorium from 9:00 ...

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, December 15, 2:00 PM

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield

Black Nativity

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 2:00pm 12/15/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Black Nativity

Award-winning international director of film and stage, Onyx Keesha, produces Langston Hughes gospel play "Black Nativity" this holiday season at the Parish Hall Theater located at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Under the direction of the acclaimed director, Danielle Tucker- the amazing cast is filled with local talent ages 7-75. This African American classic explores the ...

724 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, December 15, 3:00 PM

China Buffett, South Plainfield

The Women's Arts Collective 2nd Anniversary ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 3:00pm 12/15/2018 7:00pm America/New_York The Women's Arts Collective 2nd Anniversary Celebration

500 Park Ave South Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, December 15, 8:00 PM

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield

Black Nativity

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 8:00pm 12/15/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Black Nativity

Award-winning international director of film and stage, Onyx Keesha, produces Langston Hughes gospel play "Black Nativity" this holiday season at the Parish Hall Theater located at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Under the direction of the acclaimed director, Danielle Tucker- the amazing cast is filled with local talent ages 7-75. This African American classic explores the ...

724 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, December 16, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

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Add to My Calendar 12/16/2018 9:00am 12/16/2018 11:00am America/New_York Breakfast with Santa at Holy Savior on December 16th

Holy Savior Academy is hosting Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 from 9 am to 11 am. Families can have breakfast (bagels, munchkins, orange juice, and coffee/tea will be served), take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus (a volunteer can take pictures for you, but please bring your own phone/camera), and do Christmas crafts and games! Free parking, and the cost is $10 per adult; $5 ...

Holy Savior - 149 South Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sun, December 16, 6:00 PM

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield

Black Nativity

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/16/2018 6:00pm 12/16/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Black Nativity

Award-winning international director of film and stage, Onyx Keesha, produces Langston Hughes gospel play "Black Nativity" this holiday season at the Parish Hall Theater located at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Under the direction of the acclaimed director, Danielle Tucker- the amazing cast is filled with local talent ages 7-75. This African American classic explores the ...

724 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Mon, December 17, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Teen Anime Club Meeting at the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 12/17/2018 7:00pm 12/17/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Teen Anime Club Meeting at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​The Teen Anime Club is back for its third meeting of the 2018-2019 school year. Join teen librarians and the ever-expanding members of the club for more great conversation and activities. Meet on Monday, December 17 at 7 pm to explore manga, watch a new show, make crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required. This club is for teens in grades 6-12 only.

To register, visit ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, December 18, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 12/18/2018 1:00pm 12/18/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club at Scotch Plains Library: Three Tall Women

​Bibliophiles unite!​ On Tuesday, December 18 at 1:00 PM, the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting to discuss Three Tall Women by Edward Albee. The protagonist of the play, a compelling woman of more than ninety years old, reflects on her life with a mixture of shame, pleasure, regret, and satisfaction.

Scotlib’s book clubs are free and open to interested members of the public.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Union’s Dr. Maris Lown Receives First-Ever Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli Community College Leadership Award

December 11, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Maris Lown, is a recipient of the inaugural Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli Community College Leadership Award, given by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC). This award is named in honor of the NJCCC’s former President to recognize a senior community college leader whose efforts have significantly ...

Letter: Oppose NJ Redistricting Amendment

November 30, 2018

To The Editor:

NJ legislative leaders are supporting a horrible amendment to the NJ Constitution, a purely political proposal to increase the ability of politicians to choose their voters. It would also embed the two-party system into the New Jersey Constitution, a blatant attempt to weaken third parties like the Green and Libertarian parties.

New Jersey would be much better ...

More Than 300 Parsippany Jobs to be Eliminated from Conagra

December 10, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Conagra Brands has announced that it will eliminate more than 300 positions out of its Parsippany location, which will be in addition to another 200 positions that will be eliminated out of Cherry Hill. This news comes shortly after Honeywell announced a week or so ago that it is relocating its headquarters from Morris Plains to North Carolina.

Senator ...

Plainfield's PAAAS Winter Concert on Thursday / PAAAS presentará el Concierto Anual de Invierno

December 8, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Academy For The Arts and Advanced Studies, or PAAAS, will hold its annual winter concert on Thursday, and it will feature student performances in piano, jazz, vocal and dance.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

DATE:  Thursday, Dec. 13
TIME:  6:30 p.m.
PLACE:  Grace Episcopal Church
ADDRESS:  600 Cleveland ...

Drake House 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony / Ceremonia Annual de Illumination de Arboles

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will hold its 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Drake House Museum, and the event will include a visit from Santa.

The first session will take place at 6:30 p.m. and then a second one at 7:30 p.m.  The festive evening will include caroling, gift giving, and refreshments.  A gingerbread house will once again be ...

Rapps Pharmacy: Be Prepared for the Flu Season

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The flu season may not be in full swing yet, but don’t be caught off guard. Pharmacy experts at Rapps Pharmacy have important information to help you to prepare for the season.

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death.  The best way to prevent ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Bobbie Peer

This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time.

Q: When did you join TAPinto.net?

Bobbie Peer: I started as a sales ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – What could be more enticing than the rapturous music and lyrics of “Irving’ Berlin’s Holiday Inn” to sweep us into a festive mood for the holidays? The show, based on the 1940’s film of the same name, is a perfect choice… and one that keeps ...

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, ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Penguin, 2016)

 

For those readers who love thrillers, Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, has the elements of a fine one. After all, stories about baby kidnappings are gripping as aficionados of the genre know. If the cops don’t get the stolen baby back within the first few hours of the kidnapping, chances are, the baby is dead ...

The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

 

“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)

 

Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be similar from culture to culture. At the economic apex of every society one can expect to have the wealthiest, most self-indulgent, controlling people. When taken from that point of view, even though ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...