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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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Sat, August 31, 12:00 PM

Stone Square Lodge, Plainfield

Back To School Giveaway

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/31/2019 12:00pm 08/31/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Back To School Giveaway

The Young Survivor’s Foundation is a non-profit organization started in an effort to raise childhood sexual abuse awareness. This year we are hosting our Second "Back To School" giveaway. We hope all are able to attend and enjoy.

722 St. Mary's Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060
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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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Sun, September 1, 12:00 PM

Cathedral International Plainfield, Plainfield

Hope McLean Austin Community Block Party

Community Calendar Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 12:00pm 09/01/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Hope McLean Austin Community Block Party

Free food, music, live entertainment, a double-dutch contest, and a book bag giveaway, too.

525 East Front Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, September 3, 4:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Art Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 4:00pm 09/03/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Art Club

Are you aged 11-17? Join us to explore expressiveness and form through unique art challenges.

Do your own thing or work with a partner! Workshops are FREE and basic materials are included.


800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, September 3, 6:00 PM

Leland Gardens Community Center, Plainfield

Back to School Giveaway

Community Calendar

Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 6:00pm 09/03/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Back to School Giveaway

It's a Back to School Giveaway event at Leland Gardens Community Center. Open to Plainfield residents only, and while supplies last.

1227 East Front Street, Building 66 Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, September 3, 7:00 PM

Municipal Court, Plainfield

City Council Agenda Fixing Session

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 7:00pm 09/03/2019 8:30pm America/New_York City Council Agenda Fixing Session

Check HERE for agenda, usually available the Friday prior to the meeting.

325 Watchung Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Bringing Archdiocesan Vision to Life Within Parishes

In 2019, under the direction of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, the Archdiocese launched Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead. This pastoral vision charts a positive path forward for the Archdiocese and its ministries.

One of the vision’s six pillars, “Parish Pastoral Planning,” challenges parishes to develop a strategic pastoral plan for the ...

New Jersey Date Night: 4 Fun Cooking Schools

February 25, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for dinner?

Not all of us are good in the kitchen. Learning a few cooking skills and ...

NJ Pastry Chef to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets!’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, Feb. 24. The show, hosted by “Chopped!” judge and “Best Bakers in ...

Downtown Plainfield Alliance Rolls Out Site to Help Homeowners, Businesses Understand How To Get Permit for Repairs

Downtown Plainfield Alliance has launched a new permitting information site for Plainfielders looking to understand Plainfield’s zoning ordinance and permitting procedures. The site, PlainfieldPermits.com, features step-by-step instructions in an easy-to-use format that focuses on user-friendly guides for all home improvements that require a zoning review. The site also offers free support ...

Watson Coleman has Questions About Using New Jersey as a Quarantine Center for Coronavirus

February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — Following an exchange between Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Wednesday morning, Watson Coleman wrote to Azar to request additional clarity in communications between New Jersey officials and ...

Featured Business: Towne Express Car Wash Opens in Plainfield

“Towne Express Car Wash is a community staple. We treat every customer as if they were our only customer.”

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Towne Express Car Wash is open for business in Plainfield. The new Plainfield location on the South Avenue corridor, next to the former White Castle restaurant and between Leland Avenue and Terrill Road, opened to the public a few weeks ago.

Peter ...

Home Safety Tips to Follow this Winter

EWING, NJ — This winter has featured early snows as well as record high temperatures, making it difficult to know what to expect from the season.

Make sure your home is prepared for the cold and windy months by following these quick tips:

Cold weather means you probably have the heat turned up or a woodfire in the fireplace – just make sure to check your smoke and carbon ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press, 2019)

On a road trip to Florida in 2000, my husband asked me what I was reading that was causing me to laugh out loud. “I am reading a new book by Sophie Kinsella called Confessions of a Shopaholic,” I replied. “Shauna gave it to me to read.” My 14-year-old daughter already had discerning taste in literature and I ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...