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Wed, August 28, 6:00 PM

Plainfield High School Cafeteria, Plainfield

Meet & Greet with Superintendent Dr. Diana ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 08/28/2019 6:00pm 08/28/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Meet & Greet with Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell

Meet the new Superintendent of Schools.

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments and the PAAAS Jazz Band
7:00 p.m. - Greetings from the Plainfield Board of Education
7:15 p.m. - Remarks from Dr. Diana Mitchell

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, August 29, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Mozart, Scherzos & More with the Woodland String ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 6:30pm 08/29/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Mozart, Scherzos & More with the Woodland String Quartet @ Scotch Plains Public Library

The Woodland String Quartet will perform their 49th annual Mozart and More concert at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday August 29 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Mozart, Scherzos and More.” The program is anchored by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4, Antonio ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, September 1, 12:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Back to School Store with Freedom Church

Education Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 12:00pm 09/01/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Back to School Store with Freedom Church

Need school supplies? Don’t worry, we got you covered for FREE at Freedom Church! Sept 1, we’re turning Plainfield High School into a Back to School Store. Come get what you need! FREE Bookbags, Pens, Folders, Notebooks, Pampers, Groceries, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste & more.

Photo ID required.

From 12 to 2 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Fri, September 6, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/06/2019 12:00pm 09/06/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for Friday Films.

September 6: The Public (PG-13, 122 min)

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

September 13: What Men Want (R, 117 min)

A female sports agent who is struggling ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Literary Cafe

Sat, September 7, 10:15 AM

Michael Maziekien, Cranford

Literary Cafe

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 10:15am 09/07/2019 11:15am America/New_York Literary Cafe

​The Literary Café continues this fall! The format is simple: Tell the other members of the group about a book you’ve recently read. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends ...

224 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
Literary Cafe

Sat, September 7, 10:15 AM

Cranford Public Library, Cranford

Literary Cafe

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 10:15am 09/07/2019 11:15am America/New_York Literary Cafe

​The Literary Café continues this fall! The format is simple: Tell the other members of the group about a book you’ve recently read. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends ...

224 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sat, September 7, 12:00 PM

The Mount Olive Baptist Church, Plainfield

Back to School Supply Giveaway

Community Calendar Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 12:00pm 09/07/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Back to School Supply Giveaway

The Mount Olive Baptist Church is holding a back to school giveaway, while supplies last.

216 Liberty Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Mon, September 9, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 10:00am 09/09/2019 11:00am America/New_York Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Monday, September 9 at 10 am, the library will host Bagels & Books, where book-lovers share their recent reading experiences with other bibliophiles and pick up suggestions for future reading. Light refreshments will be served and registration is required.

To register, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, September 9, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 7:00pm 09/09/2019 8:15pm America/New_York Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Monday, September 9 at 7 pm, the Evening Book Club will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. The club is always looking for new members, so if you’ve read this compelling story, stop by and share your thoughts.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix

Mon, September 9, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 7:00pm 09/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. Travel with Sixties Rock Historian Vinnie Bruno along Jimi’s road to superstardom: beginning with his early days as a band member on the ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
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Tue, September 10, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Blood Pressure Checks at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 10:00am 09/10/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Blood Pressure Checks at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Stay heart healthy! The township nurse will be available at the Scotch Plains Public Library for blood pressure checks on Tuesday, September 10 from 10:00am until noon. No registration is required.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, September 10, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School Conference Room, Plainfield

Board of Education Work & Study Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 8:00pm 09/10/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Board of Education Work & Study Meeting

Work & Study session in the Plainfield High School conference room.

Dates are subject to change. Check here.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, September 14, 11:00 AM

Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle

6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 11:00am 09/14/2019 5:00pm America/New_York 6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Independent Authors Book Experience Book Expo, which will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center on September 14, 2019 between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

For the past five years, the Independent Authors Book Expo has provided an unparalleled venue for book lovers, authors, and vendors to all comingle in a wonderful, intimate event space, joined together by ...

1 Park Drive Roselle, NJ 07203
Annual Back to School Community Fair

Sat, September 14, 12:00 PM

St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains

Annual Back to School Community Fair

Education Food & Drink Giving Back Health & Wellness Police & Fire

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 12:00pm 09/14/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Annual Back to School Community Fair

Serving Our Community!

The Outreach Ministry is excited to serve our community; we will be hosting our 11th Annual Back to School Community Fair. This is an outdoor event that will be held in the church parking lot on Saturday, September 14, 2019; from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. The purpose of the fair is to assist children and families in pursuit of educational, health and social services ...

2387 Morse Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, September 17, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club @ Scotch Plains Library: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 1:00pm 09/17/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club @ Scotch Plains Library: Pachinko

On Tuesday, September 17 at 1 pm, the Afternoon Book Club will meet at the Scotch Plains Public Library to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. No registration is required for this discussion.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, September 17, 3:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Voter Registration Drive

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 3:00pm 09/17/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Voter Registration Drive

Sign up to vote! The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is partnering with the Plainfield chapter of the League of Women Voters to host a voter registration drive. Just stop by the table in the YMCA lobby during this time to register or learn more about the nonpartisan league. Please note: voter registration access will be limited to the YMCA lobby.

1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, September 17, 6:30 PM

Plainfield High School Cafeteria, Plainfield

Board of Education Business Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 6:30pm 09/17/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Board of Education Business Meeting

Business meeting in the Plainfield High School cafeteria.

Dates are subject to change. Check here.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, September 19, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Downton Abbey "Tea Party" @ the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 7:00pm 09/19/2019 8:45pm America/New_York Downton Abbey "Tea Party" @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Thursday, September 19 at 7 pm, join the library staff for a Downton Abbey “Tea Party.” Bring your own teacup to make a teacup candle and then stay to view "The Manners of Downton Abbey," a documentary that reveals how the hit television show got all the details right. Registration is required for this event.

For more information or to register, go to www.scotlib.org, ...

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Sat, September 21, 9:00 AM

The DuCret School of Arts, Plainfield

Free Branding Workshop for Real Estate ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/21/2019 9:00am 09/21/2019 11:00am America/New_York Free Branding Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Real estate professionals face a unique challenge when attempting to build their brand because like many industries, they spend more time selling themselves than they do a particular property.

The relationship between the real estate professional and the client is an integral part of the ultimate value proposition, which requires us to take a different approach towards developing the brand. To ...

1030 Central Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

November 9, 2019

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Patricia Gusmano Sworn in as Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s First Female Chief of Detectives

November 10, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Patricia Gusmano was sworn in last Friday as Chief of Detectives for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, making her the first female chief in the 162-year history of the Prosecutor’s Office.
 
Gusmano, a nearly 30-year law enforcement veteran, was appointed to the position by Acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, who administered the oath of office. According ...

Por qué esta Cubana-Americana de primera generación apoya a los candidatos de la columna 1 BOE

November 1, 2019

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Cómo Cubana-Americano de primera generación que creció en Scotch Plains, siempre me sentí fuera de lugar en esa comunidad. Quería que mis hijas crecieran hablando español en casa, como lo hice yo, pero que vivan en un lugar que valore ese tipo de diversidad. Decidimos mudarnos a Plainfield porque nos encantó la abundante ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 8, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names and ...

Featured Business: Preparing for this Year's Flu Season at Rapps Pharmacy

About 40 million people contracted the flu during the 2018-2019 season, with up to 20.1 million medical visits, over 500,000 hospitalized, and up to 61,000 deaths related to the flu, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

With the fall flu season just getting started, healthcare providers are already warning of a severe flu season and many areas across the country ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...