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Fri, September 25, 11:30 AM

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Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/25/2020 11:30am 09/25/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and Younger

Free breakfast and lunch meals for all residents age 18 and younger in Plainfield, until further notice.

Meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school.

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Sat, September 26, 10:30 AM

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Hidden History Stories of Early Local African ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/26/2020 10:30am 09/26/2020 11:30am America/New_York Hidden History Stories of Early Local African Americans

Join Nancy A. Piwowar, President of the Historical Society of Plainfield, for this special presentation. Nancy's lecture includes local stories of African Americans who were part of the fabric of America and whose stories were left out of history books.

Caesar, a freed slave who served as a teamster in the Revolutionary War; Simon, a slave who played a role in a spy plan in the ...

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Mon, September 28, 11:30 AM

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Add to My Calendar 09/28/2020 11:30am 09/28/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and Younger

Free breakfast and lunch meals for all residents age 18 and younger in Plainfield, until further notice.

Meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school.

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Tue, September 29, 11:30 AM

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2020 11:30am 09/29/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and Younger

Free breakfast and lunch meals for all residents age 18 and younger in Plainfield, until further notice.

Meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school.

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Tue, September 29, 3:00 PM

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Cooking with Ms. Jailene

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2020 3:00pm 09/29/2020 3:30pm America/New_York Cooking with Ms. Jailene

Join us on YouTube for a fun lesson on how to make Quesadillas!


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Tue, September 29, 6:00 PM

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Board of Education Special Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2020 6:00pm 09/29/2020 8:00pm America/New_York Board of Education Special Meeting

Action may be taken at this special meeting, according to the notice. Visit the district's website for the link to join the meeting.

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Wed, September 30, 11:30 AM

Plainfield Public Schools, Plainfield

Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/30/2020 11:30am 09/30/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and Younger

Free breakfast and lunch meals for all residents age 18 and younger in Plainfield, until further notice.

Meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school.

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Wed, September 30, 2:00 PM

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Wildlife Wednesdays: Australian Animals

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Add to My Calendar 09/30/2020 2:00pm 09/30/2020 3:00pm America/New_York Wildlife Wednesdays: Australian Animals

Virtual presentations by Rizzo's Wildlife World. Limited to the first 100 families.

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Thu, October 1, 11:00 AM

Plainfield Public Library - Virtual Program, Plainfield

Science & Me with Dr. G, PhD - Germs & Handwashing

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Add to My Calendar 10/01/2020 11:00am 10/01/2020 11:30am America/New_York Science & Me with Dr. G, PhD - Germs & Handwashing

Join Dr. G for Science & Me. This episode focuses on germs & hand washing!

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Thu, October 1, 11:30 AM

Plainfield Public Schools, Plainfield

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Add to My Calendar 10/01/2020 11:30am 10/01/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and Younger

Free breakfast and lunch meals for all residents age 18 and younger in Plainfield, until further notice.

Meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school.

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Fri, October 2

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Add to My Calendar 10/02/2020 12:00am 10/03/2020 12:00am America/New_York Plainfield Public Library Children Department - Virtual STEAM Series

Join Dr. G as she teaches us about germs, how soap works and proper handwashing techniques!


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Fri, October 2, 11:30 AM

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Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/02/2020 11:30am 10/02/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Free Breakfast & Lunch for Residents 18 and Younger

Free breakfast and lunch meals for all residents age 18 and younger in Plainfield, until further notice.

Meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Distinction

 




For Alex Caiola of Westfield, the decision to create a fitness trail at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for his Eagle Scout project became a no-brainer. The W+H senior considered other options but wound up with several solid reasons to build something useful on the W+H campus.

 “I have been at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School for many years, and I ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Receives Top Ranking in Middlesex County

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, a coeducational, college preparatory day school enrolling 455 students in Prekindergarten through grade 12, earned the No. 1 rating among all Middlesex County private schools in the 2021 Best Schools in America rankings released by Niche. This marks the second consecutive year in which Wardlaw+Hartridge has earned this distinction.

Wardlaw+Hartridge also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Begins Middle School Electives Program

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison kicked off its 2020-2021 Middle School elective program on Monday, Oct. 5. This year's program, which includes 10 interesting extracurricular options, will take place on Monday afternoons and run for the entire school year.

This year's elective lineup includes the return of the popular Student Government and Publications group with faculty advisor ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Recognized in Health Contest

Middle School students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison made a clean 1-2-3 sweep claiming the top prizes in the “Don’t Get Vaped In” Creative Expression Contest sponsored by Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities. Middlesex County middle school students were eligible and required to submit a one-page entry of their own original work ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Use Experiment to Learn Soap Benefits

Seventh grade science students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took advantage of a timely opportunity to learn more about the benefits of using soap in an experiment designed to teach the scientific method. Four volunteers were asked to get their hands very "dirty" with a mixture of coffee grounds and oils and asked the question "What is the benefit of using soap when we ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

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Football: Defense, Turnovers Lead St. Joseph Past Westfield, 20-3

WESTFIELD, NJ — The St. Joseph of Metuchen football team capitalized on a pair of interceptions and used an aggressive defensive performance to improve to 2-0 and get past Westfield, 20-3, on Saturday afternoon in the Blue Devils’ home opener at Gary Kehler Stadium.

St. Joseph, coming off a 17-12 victory over Elizabeth last week, was stout on the defensive end all game. Westfield, ...

Union County Announces Additional Dates and Locations for Upcoming Flu Shot Drives

October 21, 2020

Free flu shots for Union County residents only, by appointment only.

The Freeholder Board announced updated dates and locations for upcoming flu shot drives throughout Union County in October and November. The County is offering a series of free flu shot drives in local communities to help ensure that everyone has access to a free seasonal flu vaccine at a convenient location, especially ...

Black Lives Matter, So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

October 15, 2020

Dear Editor:

Black Lives Matter So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

This November voters are facing what many experts call the most important election of their lifetime, and I agree. On the ballot we have candidates and constitutional questions which can ultimately make a huge difference in Union County’s diverse minority communities.

Support candidates ...

In NJ, Lakewood Tops State for Rate of COVID-19 Infections

October 19, 2020

Cases are on the rise statewide, but in Lakewood the number is growing faster

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Since September, daily coronavirus infection rates in the state have been on the rise, confirming officials ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Too Much and Not Enough by Mary Trump

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

I admit it. I couldn’t wait to get my copy of Too Much and Never Enough by President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump. Mary, whose father, Fred, was Donald’s  older brother, was shunned by her grandfather and cut out of the ...

Voice-Over Artist and Event Announcer George Alan Ruth Describes His Career Behind The Microphone

October 20, 2020

George Alan Ruth, who is the voice behind the TAPintoTV promos, recently joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios for a conversation on his long-spanning career as an announcer and voice-over artist. 

Ruth, who grew up in New Jersey, was the inaugural announcer for the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning in 1998. For Ruth, that ...