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Mon, February 19, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/19/2018 4:00pm 02/20/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, February 20, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/20/2018 4:00pm 02/20/2018 6:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, February 20, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Plainfield BOE Business Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/20/2018 8:00pm 02/20/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Plainfield BOE Business Meeting

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950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, February 21, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/21/2018 4:00pm 02/22/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, February 22, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/22/2018 4:00pm 02/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
Workshop for Parents & Educators: Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

Fri, February 23, 8:30 AM

Honor Ridge Academy, Clark

Workshop for Parents & Educators: Reducing ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/23/2018 8:30am 02/23/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Workshop for Parents & Educators: Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

Honor Ridge Academy Presents ‘Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom’ Workshop

Honor Ridge Academy has recruited Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA, a behavior analyst, special educator, school consultant and author of ‘The Behavior Code’, to present a comprehensive workshop, Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom, for parents, educators, ...

342 Madison Hill Rd. Clark, NJ 07066

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Plainfield Symphony Presents “Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

February 17, 2018

Plainfield Symphony’s 98th Season

“Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

 

On March 10, 2018 at 7 pm, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Charles Prince, will feature the opportunity to experience more of the music of the great 20th century composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Concertmistress Evelyn Estava will step into the role of soloist in the ...

Low-Income Families Who Need Safe Cribs Have No Where to Go

February 15, 2018

One recent email came from a pastor in East Orange, sharing the struggles of a young couple who have no safe place for their baby to sleep.

Then, there was also a phone call from a Newark hospital, making its fourth request in two years, as well as a frantic text from Puerto Rico, for a family who lost everything in the hurricane.

They all pleaded for the same thing: A safe crib for a ...

A Night that Shined

February 12, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Lines of cars, buses and limousines waited patiently in a 3/4 mile long line to drop off over 600 special prom guests at Parsippany's Liquid Church location.  There were strobe lights in the air, a long red carpet and a long line to make a grand entrance for each special guest.

"This is the first time we can bring our NJ locations under one roof now that we ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Rapps Pharmacy: What You Need To Know About The Flu

There seems to be no end in sight for the current flu season which has touched every part of the country, and right here in New Jersey.  Rapps Pharmacy, an independent, full service, and locally owned Plainfield neighborhood pharmacy, offers these tips:  

As influenza virus activity increases and is likely to continue circulating for upcoming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (Bantom,2017)

How does a writer of a beloved series like Harry Potter or Temperance Brennan break out of their readers' expectations and try something new? For J.K. Rowlings it was the novels penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; books about a maimed and very flawed private detective with the unlikely name of Cormoran Strike. For Kathy Reichs, it is the ...

Drama by Raina Telgemeir

Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic, 2012) (target audience, Young Adults)

 

When my daughter, Shauna, was six years old, we took her to see her first Broadway production; a revival of The Wiz starring Stephanie Mills. I knew that it was the last time Mills could get away with playing Dorothy, and I impressed upon Shauna that seeing this show was a special moment in her life. As a ...

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone, 2017)

Yesterday my cousin, the daughter of my mother's sister, called me from California where she lives, and hit me up for money. This is not the first time she has asked me for money, and not the last, I am sure. She grew up the daughter of a privileged family and cruised to Europe frequently when she was a child. Her wardrobe came from ...

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb (Atria Books, 2017)

 

Sharyn McCrumb is, quite simply, an American gem, and one of my favorite authors. From her books set in Appalachia with strange characters who remind us of our pioneer past, to St. Dale, a masterpiece about the legendary car racer, Dale Earnhardt in McCrumb's NASCAR series, McCrumb's poetic language and attention to ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...