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The New Jersey Cranberry

Sat, October 20, 1:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

The New Jersey Cranberry

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 1:00pm 10/20/2018 2:00pm America/New_York The New Jersey Cranberry

Bounce berry, bitter berry, marsh apple – did you know that these are all names for the cranberry? One of the few fruits indigenous to North America, the cranberry has been an important crop for our state since the 19th century. But these tart berries were essential even before then, as the Native Americans were using cranberries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the white man ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
Medicare Workshop

Mon, October 22, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Medicare Workshop

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 7:00pm 10/22/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Medicare Workshop

Justin Lubenow of Senior Advisors will present two programs on Medicare coverage and enrollment on Monday, October 22. Mr. Lubenow will talk about changes to Medicare in 2018, the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, how Medicare supplement policies work, and how Medicare prescription drug programs work. Admission is free and all are welcome. Registration is not ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & Regular Meeting

Thu, October 25, 7:00 PM

Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 7:00pm 10/25/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & Regular Meeting

Please note that meetings are regularly held on Thursday evenings. Agenda Setting Sessions and Regular Meetings are held at 7:00pm in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey, unless otherwise specified. In the event an Agenda Setting Session and Regular Meeting are held on the same night, the Agenda Setting ...

10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor Elizabeth, NJ

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Annual Designer Bag Bingo Event at Holy Savior Academy

Holy Savior Academy will be hosting its 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday 10/13.   There will be 10 Bingo Games, small basket raffle and a 50/50. 

For each bingo game, you will be given 3 chances to win! 

“Last year was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to building on that momentum, “ says Cindy Trunell, co-chair of the ...

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Melba Mullins for Plainfield Board of Education

October 18, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is to express my support for Melba Mullins to the candidacy of Plainfield Board of Education. Melba came into my life thirteen years ago when I was entering my sophomore year of Hillside High School. She was appointed class advisor of the graduating class of 2006. She introduced herself as the advocate for our class. If as a student body there were concerns ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10

October 16, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

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, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Dell, 2018)

Three law students, Todd Lucero, Mark Frazier, and Zola Maal, are about to start their final semester of the not so prestigious Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington, D.C. However, the shocking suicide of their friend, Gordy, who has been driven to a very dark place by discoveries that he has uncovered during an investigation of Foggy Bottom, leads ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 10, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...