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Drag Queen Story Hour Coming to Rahway

August 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza.

The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote self-acceptance and build empathy. It features a drag queen known as "Harmonica ...

Trinitas Staff Celebrates First Public Health Innovator Award

August 13, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.  

The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its employees against the flu in an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu among employees, ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Fall River, MA: Battleships and Submarines

August 18, 2018

FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts. 

Bicentennial Park

Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks near the monument. 

Then walk along the paved path that runs ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

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Warinanco Pet Parade Garners Enthusiastic 'Appaws'

August 9, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers.

From “Waggiest Walk” to “Prettiest Puppy” and “Smallest Dog,” owners and their furry companions ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

David Toma to Visit the Clark Public Library

August 17, 2018

Experience the Power of a Living Legend at the Clark Public Library on Saturday, September 15 at 1 p.m.  

For over 60 years David Toma has brought his experience, compassion and hope to people around the world in desperate need of help while their lives spun out of control from everything from drug addiction to teenage pregnancy.

Toma’s message has been ...

Union County College’s Yamel Abreu Participated in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu, of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the student-athletes improved their ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, August 20, 3:00 PM

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Summer Lego Club

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Thu, August 23, 11:00 AM

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Chess Club

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Fri, August 24, 1:00 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Grown Up Coloring Club

Arts & Entertainment Government

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse: Giving New Life to Used Items

Source:  As a nation, we also are some of the world’s most consuming population of material things. Our nation also wastes just as much as it consumes. Samuel K. Burlum share some tips on how not to be so  wasteful?

There is an old saying, “Everything has its place.” Go into any suburban home in post-modern day era, and you most likely will find a basement, an ...