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Houdini Pizza Laboratory in Fanwood Serves Magic on a Plate

April 28, 2017

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Harry Houdini had the rare ability to make the impossible seem effortless and became the greatest magician of all-time. We share this level of commitment and a remarkable flavor for life with Houdini.

The original Houdini Pizza opened in Ridgewood, Queens, not far from Houdini's final resting place. It features a wood-burning brick oven  that produces ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

Rockin for Autism Music Festival on April 29 Will Be a Food Fest, Too

FANWOOD, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, Fanwood will host the second annual Rockin’ For Autism on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (Rain date April 30). 

This year's event features a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, each of which will donate ...

'Taste of Union' to Benefit Union Family in Need

UNION, NJ – Chrissy and Michael Lacerda’s lives were almost perfect.  They met in 1997, married, and welcomed their daughter Skylar in 2010.  They were a young, hardworking couple who bought their first home together in Union and were active in the community.  Things were good.

One day in May of 2016, Michael began experiencing a persistent headache.  Chrissy ...

Plainfield's Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Troop 40263 Cookie Sale

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you remember to stock up on cookies?  Plainfield's Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Troop 40263 was at duCret School of Art, and TAPinto Plainfield certainly took advantage of the opportunity.

Milan South, 12, of Plainfield sold us some sweet delights that we will savor... and maybe share!

Be sure to check out all of the programs offered by duCret School of Art, located ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns to Union County May 21

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A rainy spring is setting the stage for a promising summer growing season, and gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the 28th annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Spring Garden Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County ...

Westfield-Based CSA Just Farmed Delivers a Variety of Local Produce & Gourmet Ingredients to Your Door

WESTFIELD, NJ — Five years after launching Just Farmed, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that delivers farm-fresh produce to your door, Westfield mom and founder Meredith Lehman is expanding its options and its offerings, with add-ons including local honey, oils, herbs and even free-range eggs.

Customers who sign up this spring can choose to get a box of farm-fresh fruits ...

New Westfield Creamery to Feature Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream

WESTFIELD, NJ — Emack and Bolio’s ice cream and chocolates will be featured in the Westfield Creamery, an ice cream shop set to open in Downtown Westfield within about 30 days, according to owner Roger Paradis.  

The new store will be next door to the Rialto movie theater at 258 East Broad St.

“We chose Westfield because it is a vibrant, family-friendly ...

Plainfield Girl Scout Troop 40263 Selling Girl Scout Cookies

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Who doesn't love Girl Scout cookies?  Well, here's your chance to scoop up a couple of boxes from the Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Troop 40263, who will be in and around Plainfield this weekend and next.

On Saturday, April 1st, the girls will be outside of Burger King, at South Avenue and Leland Avenue, starting at 10:00 am.  And on Sunday, April 2nd, they will be ...

From the Garden to the Party

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container.

Start by growing the ingredients for your favorite recipes and beverages. Consider those, like tomatoes, that taste best fresh from the garden.  Or ...

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Elizabeth Coalition Announces Honorees for Annual Benefit for Homeless and At-risk Youth

April 29, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ ---The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has announced their 2017 annual reception, affectionately titled “There’s No Place Like Home,” on Wednesday, May 17 at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, NJ. Proceeds from the event will go towards Bernice’s Place, an after-school and summer program for homeless and at-risk children. Honorees include: Catherine ...