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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

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

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 ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness

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, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

October 9, 2019

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

Lori Arena RN Joins Holy Trinity Church in Westfield As Parish Nurse

October 13, 2019

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield has launched a new pilot program to provide Faith-based holistic care of mind, spirit and body to its parishioners, their families and caregivers. It was announced Saturday by Father Anthony Randazzo, Pastor. 

Lori Arena, RN will lead this new ministry as Holy Trinity’s Parish Nurse, caring for members of the Parish who are sick, ...

Plainfield Board of Education Needs This New Member

October 8, 2019

This letter is in support of the candidacy of Mack Rice, Jr., for the Plainfield Board of Education. 

I have known Mack two years, and I’ve been greatly impressed with his ability to CUT THROUGH THE NOISE AND THE FOG on the issues facing our school district. 

My wife and I moved to Plainfield in March of 2017, Denise from Scotch Plains and I from Allamuchy Township in Warren ...

Plainfield Rescue Squad: Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Haunted Squad Halloween Event

October 12, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Join the Cadets and Explorers of the Plainfield Rescue Squad for the 2nd Annual Haunted Squad, a two-day Halloween event. 

(Watch the Plainfield Rescue Squad's promo video at the end of the article.)

The Explorer Program is for those 10 to 15 years old who maintain optimal grades in school.  Program participants can take CPR/First Aid ...

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: John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood

The featured TAPinto franchisee for October 2019 is John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.   John, a public relations professional, has been able to utilize his skills to create a successful, profitable business for himself and one of TAPinto's most widely-read sites.  

Q. You have an interesting background.  Can you tell us about it a little ...

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 ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)

 

Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...