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Wed, November 14, 7:30 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Free Holiday Concert in Westfield This Wednesday

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Add to My Calendar 11/14/2018 7:30pm 11/14/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Free Holiday Concert in Westfield This Wednesday

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm. This is the second in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

The concert will open with "Dense Blazing Star", "Missouri Primrose" and ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, November 14, 7:30 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Free Concert presented by The Musical Club of ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/14/2018 7:30pm 11/14/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Free Concert presented by The Musical Club of Westfield

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm. This is the second in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

The concert will open with "Dense Blazing Star", "Missouri Primrose" and ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, November 17, 9:00 AM

Emerson Community School, Plainfield

Emerson Theater Group 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 9:00am 11/17/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Emerson Theater Group 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday Bazaar

The Emerson Theater Group is holding its 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday Bazzar / Flea Market, and vendors are welcome.

305 Emerson Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07062
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Sat, November 17, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Gershwin Songbook with the Plainfield Symphony

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Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 7:00pm 11/17/2018 9:00pm America/New_York The Gershwin Songbook with the Plainfield Symphony

The music of George Gershwin with Broadway performers. Buy tickets.

716 Watchung Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, November 17, 9:00 PM

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Plainfield Symphony's Gershwin After Party

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Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 9:00pm 11/17/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Symphony's Gershwin After Party

Immediately following "The Gershwin Songbook" performance, enjoy the After Party!

Tickets are $50, and a buffet supper, dessert, wine and beer are included.

RSVP to info@plainfieldsymphony.org. Payment is accepted online at www.plainfieldsymphony.org or at the door.

1341 Prospect Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, November 18, 2:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Casting Call for Christmas Play

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Add to My Calendar 11/18/2018 2:00pm 11/18/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Casting Call for Christmas Play

Freedom Church is holding a casting call for youth 7 to 16 years old for its upcoming Christmas play.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, November 18, 3:00 PM

Evergreen House Concerts, Plainfield

Zoë Lewis Performs at Evergreen House Concerts

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Add to My Calendar 11/18/2018 3:00pm 11/18/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Zoë Lewis Performs at Evergreen House Concerts

Affectionately know as “a band in a body” Zoë plays vintage jazz and world beat grooves on anything from the piano to the spoons!

Originally from England, she’s lived in Provincetown, Cape Cod, USA for 28 years. She's traveled the globe picking up musical influences along the way (to over 70 countries) and has performed all over the U.S. and Canada.

Evergreen Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Mon, November 19, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

November Jewelry Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/19/2018 10:00am 11/19/2018 11:30am America/New_York November Jewelry Club @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Crafters of all skill levels are welcome to join Perthea Brown for a simple jewelry project on Monday, November 19 at 10 am. This month she’ll be making a curled wire bracelet. Please bring 18 gauge wire (any color). Purchase options include Michael’s (online or in-store). If you’re more advanced, you may bring your own supplies to work on an individual project alongside the ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Freeholders to Cut Ribbon at the New Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday, December 8th

November 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites County residents to the opening of the Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday December 8th at 1:00 pm. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening is free for county residents along with their dogs to attend.

“This new dog park in ...

Politics as Usual in Plainfield

November 8, 2018

Plainfield election is over, and it would appear that it will remain politics as usual.   The council remains one mind and the school board plods along with the incumbents.   Mayor Mapp's statement of, "....a failed experiment...."   (to have an alternative for a council seat) was puzzling.

I thank this candidate, as well as the independent ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Teen Found Safe

November 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 year old teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe.

Kolding has been missing since Oct.30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark - Broad Street Station. From there, he traveled by train from Broad Street ...

Blood Drive at Plainfield High School / Plainfield High School Donación de Sangre

November 13, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the American Red Cross, a decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel.  A blood drive will be held at Plainfield High School on Friday, Nov. 16 to help keep blood supplies strong.

The drive will take place in the North Building Bilingual Academy's second floor auditorium, ...

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 ...

The Race to Save the Romanovs

The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

On July 18, 1918, amidst the backdrop of the First World War and violent revolutions occurring within Russia, the entire Imperial Romanov family was executed while in captivity. As the 100th anniversary of the horrific murder of the Imperial Family approached in the summer of 2018, author Helen Rappaport felt ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...