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NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

Books and More: Roselle Library Events for June 17 through June 21

June 16, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ – Do you know what’s happening this week at the Roselle Library? There’s a lot to check out and it's not just books, so check out this list of events for the week of June 17 through June 21.

Monday:

Adelante Alliance Ana Rodriguez with Secondary 10:00-12:00

End of School Year Fun. Come into the library to relax with coloring, games, and snacks. All ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Roselle Park Comes Together to Help Mother with Ovarian Cancer

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - This town is known for jumping in to help their fellow neighbors when they are in need. Once again a there is a need and this Friday Night everyone is invited to the Karaoke Contest and Silent Auction for resident Melissa Rhodes. 

In October 2018, Rhodes, a 39-year-old married mother of two young children, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Between chemotherapy, ...

Forty-Four Bridges in Union County Being Repaired & More from Freeholders

June 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – A total of 44 bridges are set to be repaired in Union County.

If approved by the freeholder board, the county will hire T.R. Weniger Inc., of Piscataway, to repair all bridges that are part of the 2018 Bridge Improvement Program. Bridges in the program were chosen based on state criteria.

“The state comes out every couple of years, does an inspection on all of ...

Scotch Plains Officer Injured in Car Crash While Responding to Mountainside Shooting

June 8, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains police officer was treated for injuries at Overlook Hospital after his car was hit and seriously damaged by a driver who ran a stop sign. 

Veteran officer Joe Citarella was on his way to provide support for Mountainside and Union police who were in pursuit of a driver whom Union police chased into Mountainside (heading westbound on Route 22). The car ...

Celebrate Pride Month with Union County

June 19, 2019

In recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the next two Pride events organized by the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs as Union County joins communities across the county to honor and recognize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

One highlight of the month is the Union County SAGE Table, a ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk

 

The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...