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Fri, March 22, 9:30 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Adult Sewing Workshop at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 9:30am 03/22/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Adult Sewing Workshop at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Friday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, adults ages 18+ are invited to participate in a Sewing Workshop to create their own Laptop Cover with a Painted Button. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood Cardholders.

Registration opens Monday, March 4. Click here to register

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, March 22, 4:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Stations of the Cross for Families

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 4:00pm 03/22/2019 4:45pm America/New_York Stations of the Cross for Families

Please join us as we walk the Way of the Cross in a way that offers practical examples of how children can grow in their spiritual life on a daily basis. Mark your calendars for Fridays at 4:00 p.m. throughout Lent.

1571 South Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, March 22, 5:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen

Lenten Fish Fry

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 5:00pm 03/22/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Lenten Fish Fry

The Saint Joseph High School Fathers Club will host its annual Lenten Fish Fry on March 8, 15, and 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Catanzaro Dining Hall
Saint Joseph High School
145 Plainfield Ave.
Metuchen, NJ
www.stjoes.org

Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen) is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres operated by the Brothers of the ...

145 Plainfield Ave Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Fri, March 22, 6:30 PM

The Grove, Cedar Grove

HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey ...

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 6:30pm 03/22/2019 11:30pm America/New_York HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party

Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s signature Pink Tie Party is a not-to-be-missed annual event that is the perfect mix of fun and philanthropy. The event raises funds to fight breast cancer right here in North Jersey communities and help get Komen closer to its goal of reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by half by 2026. The evening will pay tribute to Dun & Bradstreet ...

691 Pompton Avenue Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Sat, March 23, 9:15 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Makers Day at Scotch Plains Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 9:15am 03/23/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Makers Day at Scotch Plains Library

The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to announce its participation in the 5th annual NJ Makers Day.

NJ Makers Day will fall on both Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, and throughout the two days the library will have workshops, demonstrations, and other fun activities for all ages.

Visit www.scotlib.org for updates and additional announcements. All workshops and activities ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, March 23, 10:00 AM

Westfield

Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 10:00am 03/23/2019 11:30am America/New_York Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield Historical Society

Westfield Historical Society to Offer Mini-Course in Cursive Penmanship

Westfield, NJ -- Did you know that most students no longer learn the skill of cursive penmanship? This means that historians in the future may not be able to read historic documents or even personal letters from generations back. The Westfield Historical Society is sponsoring a mini-course in cursive handwriting ...

314 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ 07090-3032
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Tue, March 26, 11:15 AM

JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 11:15am 03/26/2019 12:15pm America/New_York Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick: Gene Kelly - Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class. This session we will learn about the tough fisted kid from Pittsburgh who became Hollywood's dancing personification of masculine grace. How did someone who swore he'd never work for MGM become that studio's longtime star. Sponsored by Jill Horowitz Rome of Coldwell Banker.

Price: $8, ...

1391 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, March 26, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 6:00pm 03/26/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, March 26, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Public to Presentation on Gateway Project March ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 7:00pm 03/26/2019 9:15pm America/New_York Public to Presentation on Gateway Project March 26 in Cranford

Jerry Zaro, the New Jersey Trustee to the Gateway Development Program, will discuss and update the public about the project. NJ Transit officials invited

The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project, beginning at 7:00 ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ
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Wed, March 27, 10:00 AM

Westfield

Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 10:00am 03/27/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield Historical Society

Westfield Historical Society to Offer Mini-Course in Cursive Penmanship

Westfield, NJ -- Did you know that most students no longer learn the skill of cursive penmanship? This means that historians in the future may not be able to read historic documents or even personal letters from generations back. The Westfield Historical Society is sponsoring a mini-course in cursive handwriting ...

314 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ 07090-3032
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Wed, March 27, 11:15 AM

JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains

Melodies of Memories and Miracles: Broadway ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 11:15am 03/27/2019 12:15pm America/New_York Melodies of Memories and Miracles: Broadway Classics with James Michael

James Michael keeps the sounds of his Broadway childhood idols alive as he enchants us with his world-class baritone voice and brings us Broadway classics. Sponsored by the Berg Family in memory of Sid Lieppe.

Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 ...

1391 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, March 27, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Memoir Writing Workshop @ the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 1:00pm 03/27/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Memoir Writing Workshop @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join local teacher and writer Edie Scher for a series of memoir writing workshops. Capture the memories you want to leave as a legacy for your family. Workshops will guide you through the process of writing, editing, and compiling your chapters in a supportive environment.

This group will meet on select Wednesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm. Scheduled dates are: March 27, April 10, May 8 & 22, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, March 28, 7:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School , Metuchen

Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 7:00pm 03/28/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company

Come out to support the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company as it presents Into The Woods!

Productions will be March 28-30, April 4-6, March 31 and April 7.

You can pre-order tickets by clicking here

145 Plainfield Avenue Metuchen, NJ 08840

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

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

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges.  Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

The Prom as a Source of Stress

The Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. 

Going to the Jersey Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more ...

Why We Choose The Wrong People

Have you ever been in a romantic relationship where you wonder how this person is very much like your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend?  How did I not see this coming?  How did I choose the same person once again?  Do you wonder why you choose a certain type?  Perhaps, you choose an aggressive personality or even a very passive type of person or even a person who drinks too ...

Winter Doldrums? Don't Worry, Spring is Coming!

After the holiday rush is over and winter has really set in, we begin to experience the winter blues. According to the Mayo Clinic, “reduced sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin that may trigger depression.” Some experience (SAD) seasonal affective disorder which is a type of depression that’s related to changes in the seasons.

Some typical signs of winter blues ...

Why Your Teen Should Join Private School Clubs

A private school education gives students the knowledge and skills they need to excel in college, but your child could be gaining even more from their secondary school career. By joining clubs and after-school activities, your son will enrich his learning with a variety of new experiences. 

Here are some of the many benefits of getting involved in ...

Parental Advisory Warning: Live Your Goals, Not Theirs

While out on *paternity leave*, my wife DM’ed an article from The Cut titled “How Much Money Means You Don’t Have to Worry?” by Caragh Poh. Poh pens a captivating story about what it was like growing up in a lower-middle class family, knowing that she was not necessarily poor, but at the same time, she never had enough to be comfortable.

I particularly enjoyed how ...

Meeting at SPFHS on March 28 Will Discuss Downtown Redevelopment, Including Jade Isle

March 21, 2019

Dear Editor:

The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) is hosting a special Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School auditorium (667 Westfield Rd) to discuss the redevelopment process for the East Second Street redevelopment study area and the Jade Isle property.

While this Town Hall meeting is specifically ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parents Support the SPFEA

March 19, 2019

Dear Editor:

Our beloved teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since June 2018. Lets show our support by making Wednesday, March 20th "SPF Parents Support the SPFEA Day"!!!

Ways to show support:

Wear Red -- Teachers across the district wear "Red for Ed" each Wednesday. Dress the family in red to show the love.
Send your child into ...

Union Catholic Will Host Fifth Annual Business Networking Luncheon on April 11

March 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic High School will host its 5th annual business networking luncheon on Thursday, April 11, at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The program will feature a panel discussion moderated by Joe Connolly, WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter.

“UCBNL offers area businesses and not-for-profit organizations a valuable opportunity to network, ...