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Mon, August 19, 7:30 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Ulpan Beginners Level 2

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 7:30pm 08/20/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Ulpan Beginners Level 2

Ulpan Beginners Level 2 at the Union County Torah Center-Chabad

The Union County Torah Center - Chabad at 111 Laurel Place in Westfield will be hosting a Ulpan Beginners Level 2 on Mondays 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting July 15-August 26.

The style of the class is an active, hands-on approach towards basic conversational Hebrew, reading and writing. Student will learn slang, listen to songs ...

111 Laurel Pl. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, August 20, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 7:00pm 08/21/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

This ...

Downtown Westfield, NJ
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Wed, August 21, 7:15 PM

St. Joseph's Shrine, Stirling

Free Acappella Singing Sessions

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/21/2019 7:15pm 08/22/2019 5:15pm America/New_York Free Acappella Singing Sessions

The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free “Summer Sing Series.” You can come any Wednesday, July 10 through September 11, 7:15 pm at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ for chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music. On July 17 and 24 only, meet at the Chatham Municipal Building, 58 ...

1050 Long Hill Road Stirling, NJ 07980
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Thu, August 22, 2:30 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Kids' Conservation Club

Education Green

Add to My Calendar 08/22/2019 2:30pm 08/22/2019 3:15pm America/New_York Kids' Conservation Club

Join us for the first in a 7 part series where kids will listen to a book and participate in an activity or craft that focuses on conservation and protecting our environment. For ages 5 and up. Please register.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066
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Fri, August 23, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Library: Based ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 08/23/2019 12:00pm 08/24/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Library: Based on True Stories

​In celebration of this year’s summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories,” the Scotch Plains Public Library’s Friday Films series for August will feature movies based upon true stories. Each film will begin promptly at noon.

August 2: Unbroken: Path to Redemption (PG-13, 88 min)
After returning from World War II, Louis meets and marries Cynthia, but is haunted by ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, August 23, 1:00 PM

Clark

Grown Up Coloring Club

Arts & Entertainment Education Government

Add to My Calendar 08/23/2019 1:00pm 09/21/2019 5:00am America/New_York Grown Up Coloring Club

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Join us for a quiet & meditative afternoon of coloring for grown ups. Relieve some stress while stimulating your creativity.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066

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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Atlantic Health System Hosts Annual “Celebrating Service” Event for Team Members

When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the award-winning health care system.

“When I first joined, I didn’t realize I ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Number 62 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work In Healthcare List

It’s the unique benefits, inclusive culture and focus on team member development that has earned Atlantic Health System the number 62 spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the second year in a row that Atlantic Health System, the only healthcare system from New Jersey to make the list, has been selected for inclusion into this elite group.

The ...

Five Atlantic Health System Team Members Lauded by NJ American Heart Association for Life-Saving Measures

Five Atlantic Health System team members were recognized for their life-saving actions by the New Jersey American Heartsaver or Stroke Hero Awards, which recognize those who have made a rescue effort to save lives during a cardiac or stroke emergency, and take extraordinary steps to strengthen the American Heart Association Chain of Survival.

Team members recognized are:

Joy Eboras & ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrated for its “Best Practices”

Proving that it’s all about the team, Atlantic Health System was honored this week by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and its flagship publication, COMMERCE Magazine, for the welcoming culture and innovative, data-driven approach to care found at each of its hundreds of sites of care.

The 6th Annual Best Practices Conference, held in Belleville, New Jersey ...

Union County Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives Retire after Nearly 30 Years of Service

October 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years. Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday night.

Esmerado, who is ...

The Shame of It: When You Are in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Shame is corrosive.  It eats away at a person’s dignity, pride, and self-respect.  Unfortunately, many individuals become embroiled in shame-based relationships or emotional abusive relationships that feature daily episodes of humiliation.  Emotional abusive relationships are dehumanizing.  Each of us deserves to be treated with respect, no matter what the nature of our ...

Red Flags in Dating

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one”. There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you.  This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding ...

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...

Governor Murphy Is Making New Jersey a Sanctuary State

October 23, 2019

Dear Editor:

In March 2018, the New Jersey Attorney General released the “Immigrant Trust Directive” which became effective in March 2019.

Designed to strengthen the trust between law-enforcement officers and the state’s immigrant community by assuring that crime victims and witnesses feel safe reporting crimes. The Directive limits the types of voluntary assistance that ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive Is Underway 

October 11, 2019

October 2019, Scotch Plains, NJ - ​The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad has recently mailed its second round of fund drive letters, which emphasizes the importance of the services that the organization provides.

Scotch Plains residents have relied on this squad for emergency medical services for more than 82 years, and its volunteers respond to calls on a 24-hour basis, ...

Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding in New Providence, Nov. 2

October 23, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that the final 2019 mobile paper shredding event for personal and confidential documents will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, in New Providence.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...