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Wed, May 4, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains

District Art Show in Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Gym

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2022 7:00pm 05/04/2022 9:00pm America/New_York District Art Show in Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Gym

District Art Show in Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Gym

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, May 5, 5:00 PM

Downtown, Westfield

Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/05/2022 5:00pm 05/05/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield

DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD, NJ -- Once again enjoy a very special evening out with your friends and family. Sponsored by Downtown Westfield, this annual Girls' Night Out event welcomes ladies to enjoy festivities, shopping and refreshments from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Shop for Mother's Day gifts ... Enjoy special in-store events and promotions ... Party with your girlfriends ... Relax with ...

Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, May 11, 7:30 PM

Fanwood Presbyterian Church, Fanwood

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 pm Concert in Fanwood.

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2022 7:30pm 05/11/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 pm Concert in Fanwood. Free Admission

The Musical Club of Westfield presents its National Music Month Concert, Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 pm at The Presbyterian Church, 74 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood. Please enter by the door near the parking lot on La Grande Avenue. Like all Musical Club monthly concerts, it is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

May 1 to May 7, 2022, is National Music Week with the theme "Music - ...

74 S. Martine Avenue Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Fri, May 13, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains

Coffee and Conversation with the Board of Ed. and ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2022 10:00am 05/13/2022 12:00pm America/New_York Coffee and Conversation with the Board of Ed. and Superintendent in the Nettingham Media C

Registration Required: tinyurl.com/BOECoffee

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, May 13, 7:30 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2022 7:30pm 05/13/2022 9:30pm America/New_York Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

MKW Ministry presents the stage play, Malcolm X and Redd Foxx: Before he became a political leader, and before he became one of the funniest comedians of all time, let’s see who they were in a Young Harlem, because every story has a beginning.

Two performances: Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 9:00 AM

Nokia campus parking lot, New Providence

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents on May ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 9:00am 05/14/2022 1:00pm America/New_York Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents on May 14, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event of 2022, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The events will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus parking lot, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. The parking lot is located across ...

600 Mountain Ave. New Providence, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 7:30 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 7:30pm 05/14/2022 9:30pm America/New_York Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

MKW Ministry presents the stage play, Malcolm X and Redd Foxx: Before he became a political leader, and before he became one of the funniest comedians of all time, let’s see who they were in a Young Harlem, because every story has a beginning.

Two performances: Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Mon, May 16, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains

K- Grade 5 - Developing a Global Perspective ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2022 7:00pm 05/16/2022 8:00pm America/New_York K- Grade 5 - Developing a Global Perspective Curriculum Night in Brunner Media Center

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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, May 18, 7:00 PM

McGinn Elementary School, Scotch Plains

K-Grade 2 'Everyday Mathematics Experience ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2022 7:00pm 05/18/2022 8:00pm America/New_York K-Grade 2 'Everyday Mathematics Experience Curriculum Night' in McGinn Media Center

K-Grade 2 'Everyday Mathematics Experience Curriculum Night' in McGinn Media Center

McGinn Elementary School
1100 Roosevelt Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ

1100 Roosevelt Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, May 19, 6:30 PM

Somerset

Rutgers Prep: Upcoming Admission Information ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/19/2022 6:30pm 05/19/2022 7:30pm America/New_York Rutgers Prep: Upcoming Admission Information Webinar

Join us on May 19th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom as Helen Williams, Rutgers Prep's Director of Admission for the Lower and Middle Schools, helps you navigate the private school admission process and answers your questions. Register Here

Virtual Event Somerset, NJ
FSP Rotary Trivia Night

Fri, May 20, 7:30 PM

Online, Scotch Plains

FSP Rotary Trivia Night

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/20/2022 7:30pm 05/20/2022 9:30pm America/New_York FSP Rotary Trivia Night

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club’s online Trivia Night will be held on Friday, May 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per login and include four rounds of fun trivia. You’ll also have an opportunity to purchase up to three mulligans – this will give the option to correct one wrong answer per round, for a maximum of three rounds. Each mulligan costs $10. Finally, ...

https://rotary7475.myeventscenter.com/event/Fsp-Rotary-2022-Trivia-Night-61929 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 05/21/2022 10:00am 05/21/2022 3:00pm America/New_York Sea Scout Open House

Sea Scouts from Ship 228 operate the 65’ historic vessel Sea Dart II, one of the largest Sea Scout vessels on the East Coast, along with their sister Ship 243, the Seahorse. In addition to the two large vessels, the Scouts operate a fleet of smaller vessels (including sailboats and paddlecraft) from their base located in Linden, NJ. The ships are both part of the Patriots' Path ...

Carteret Waterfront Park, 200 Middlesex Avenue Carteret, NJ 07008
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Sun, May 22, 9:00 AM

301 Clark Street, Westfield

Greta's Run for Imagine

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/22/2022 9:00am 05/22/2022 11:30am America/New_York Greta's Run for Imagine

We hope you can join us for the 9th Annual Greta’s Run for Imagine which will be held in-person for the first time in 2 years!

It is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2022, and is an official USATF 5K race through Westfield. This year, we are introducing a Memory Walk – a 0.6 mile route where families of the community can walk in memory of anyone who has died. Memory Walk Registrants ...

Roosevelt School Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, May 25, 6:30 PM

Mountainside

Imagine Offers Webinar on Loss, Grief and Social ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/25/2022 6:30pm 05/25/2022 8:00pm America/New_York Imagine Offers Webinar on Loss, Grief and Social Justice on May 25

On Wednesday, May 25, Imagine will offer a webinar entitled, Loss, Grief and Social Justice which will explore the costs of unsupported and unexpressed grief for people of color especially in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. Those who attend will learn about social justice and its connection to grief, be able to identify the different types of grief and loss that pertain to social ...

https://ImagineACenterforCopingwithLoss.as.me/socialjustice Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Thu, May 26, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Grades 3 through 5 Everyday Mathematics ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/26/2022 7:00pm 05/26/2022 8:00pm America/New_York Grades 3 through 5 Everyday Mathematics Experience Curriculum Night in School One MPR

Grades 3 through 5 Everyday Mathematics Experience Curriculum Night in School One MPR on 05/26/2022

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

How To Change When It Feels Impossible

As a mental health and pain management coach, I spend a lot of time talking to my clients about managing chronic pain, chronic illness, and mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc. 

In the process, I often hear, "I want to change Christina, but I just can't." My response is always, "well…you get to decide that." ...

Is An Emotional Affair Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy.  The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding. This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ -- Gurinder Singh of Carteret, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as Sectional Golf Champions

EDISON, NJ -- The girls’ golf team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison continued its march to perfection by repeating as Central Jersey sectional champions Monday at Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club.

W+H defeated runner-up Bridgewater-Raritan by 24 strokes in the sectionals. Sophomores Sarah Shao of Green Brook and Claire Lu of Edison each shot 77 to finish tied for third ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives RPI Medal

EDISON, NJ -- Sarah Honan, Co-Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, presented the RPI Medal to Loveleen Sindhar of Carteret at the Upper School meeting this week. 

RPI Medal recipients must be ranked within the top 10 percent of their class, excel in advanced math and science courses, have completed chemistry, biology, lab-based physics, and at ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Provide Wonderful Music at Spring Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided a wonderful 90 minutes of musical entertainment at last Thursday’s Upper School Spring Concert in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Four ensembles performed a variety of complex pieces, many of which featured vocal and instrumental solos.

The Concert Band and Jazz Band played flawlessly under the direction of ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Golf's Andrew Yu

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Andrew Yu is a hole-in-one player for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood golf program.

The senior has finished as the leader in scores for almost all of the matches for the Raiders this season, once again showcasing he is the true No. 1 of this year's unit. For his season long performance, Yu is this week's Joint Motion Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Andrew is ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Softball Team

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood softball has not had this many wins in over two decades, and has now captured the Union County-Valley division title in a year demonstrating a drastic program turnaround. For becoming Union County-Valley champions, and for their season-long performance, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood softball team has been selected as the Joint Motion Physical ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Chick-fil-A Grilled Over Plans for Route 22 Restaurant by Springfield Planning Board

May 9, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The application to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been carried to the next Springfield Board of Adjustment meeting on June 21.

On April 27, the board heard more testimony from representatives of the applicant, who intends to have the Barnes & Noble ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

YMCA and PTA team up for Colors for Courage 5K

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are coming together this year to host the 'Colors For Courage 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run'. The event will be held in-person on Sunday, May 22 at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, with the 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Participants can register for ...

We Hope People Suffering from Severe Mental Illness Get Help Before They Make Horrific Decisions

May 18, 2022

Dear Editor:

My colleagues join me in sharing our horror and frustration about the shooting in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend.  

Learning the victims’ names and ages, and more about their productive lives, which were so violently cut short, has only compounded our sorrow. Learning that intolerance, bias and racism played a part in why this crime occurred, coupled ...

Holt Surpasses 100 points For Season in Union Catholic Victory

May 19, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Catherine Holt surpassed 100 points for the season when she scored five goals and added two assists to lead Union Catholic to a 12-7 victory over Paramus Catholic on Tuesday in Paramus.

Holt, a sophomore, now has 74 goals and 27 assists for a total of 101 points this season. She also raised her career totals to 92 goals and 30 assists for a grand total of 122 ...