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Tue, November 19, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

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Add to My Calendar 11/19/2019 1:00pm 11/19/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

The Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Public Library will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. No registration is required for this discussion. New members are always welcome!

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, November 21, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Let’s Monet at the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 11/21/2019 6:30pm 11/21/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Let’s Monet at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library’s Paint Night returns! Back by popular demand, Leah Zara-Acevedo of Let’s Monet will guide you as you put your own spin on a famous painting. Registration is required and limited to SPF adult cardholders; space is limited.

For more information or to register, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, November 22, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

November Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/22/2019 12:00pm 11/23/2019 2:00am America/New_York November Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for movies honoring veterans.

November 1: Thank You For Your Service (R, 108 min)

A group of U.S. soldiers attempt to reintegrate into civilian life after serving in Iraq.

November 8: They Shall Not Grow Old (R, 99 min)

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, November 24, 3:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

A Feast of American Music

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:00pm 11/24/2019 5:30pm America/New_York A Feast of American Music

The Musical Club of Westfield is proud to announce its biennial Scholarship Benefit Concert A Feast of American Music. This red, white and blue musical event, produced by Kay Macrae, will give thanks for the many cultures and talented people that have made American music unique. From colonial days to the present time, from the north, south, east and west, comes the music made in America and ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, November 24, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Mostly Music Chamber Music Series

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:30pm 11/24/2019 5:15pm America/New_York Mostly Music Chamber Music Series

Mostly Music presents the second concert of its 40th anniversary season on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.

The concert will begin with Schubert's ever-popular "Trout" Quintet for Piano and Strings and will include Skalkottas' Duo for Violin and Viola and a variety of traditional Greek music for chamber ensemble. The concert features Greek ...

756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

No Coffee. No Cars. No Future. Hope Lies in The Past in New Sci Fi Novel by Fanwood Author.

FANWOOD, NJ —Fanwood Councilman Tom Kranz has published his third novel, Time Travel Rescue, a science fiction thriller in which climate change turns Earth into a dying dystopia.

Living in a wasteland that is beyond repair becomes too much for Rick who, like most of those left on the planet in 2212, works for the Big Five mega-corporation. A chance, online meeting with a young hacker ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

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

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Dress Up Your Holiday Table with Homemade Cranberry Chutney

This holiday season, try something a bit nontraditional, something a little sweet and savory to accompany either turkey or ham on your holiday table: cranberry chutney, a condiment that punches up a seasonal local ingredient with some South Asian flair.

Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar and spices. It's used to provide balance to an ...

Want a Holiday Pie from The Pie Store in Montclair? Get in Line

Some folks spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas rolling out dough. Others head to their favorite bakery to get their holiday pies. At The Pie Store in Upper Montclair, customers are lining up for pies both sweet and savory.

The 12-year-old shop makes pies all year round, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are especially busy for The Pie Store. Orders start ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

Meet Claas Ehlers: Three Questions with the Newest Member of the Overlook Medical Center Community Advisory Board

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians.

The board provides a way for the community to help guide Overlook’s development and support its efforts to provide exceptional care.

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!

 

Adoption Day 2019: Families Celebrate ‘Happiest Day’ at Union County Court

November 27, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Tammi and Todd Oberstein made official the adoption of a 15-month-old girl.

Genna is the newest member of the family from Westfield, which was among those from across Union County at the courthouse’s Cherry Street Annex Friday for the official adoption proceedings for half-a-dozen children and celebrations for 18 recent adoptees.

“I had a student who was ...

Toys ‘R’ Us Returns, Opens First Location In Paramus at Garden State Plaza

November 29, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ — After a year and a half off the market, beloved toy chain Toys 'R' Us has made a comeback in Paramus.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday at New Jersey’s largest mall — the first location in the U.S. The opening comes just 48 hours before the biggest shopping event of the season, Black Friday. 

“What ...

Surviving The Holiday Season After Losing a Loved One

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. 

We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us.  There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. These feelings can be even more intensified during ...

Tips on How to Survive Family Get-Togethers During The Holidays

Family get-togethers are not always easy.

Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family whom we really do not like. We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong opinions ...

Losing a Pet Hurts So Much

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love. If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different than when a person you love dies. It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not understand ...

THE BIG TOY DRIVE

December 5, 2019

Dear Editor:

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO clubs are happy to announce their co-sponsorship of “The Big Toy Drive” this holiday season! Donations are being accepted now until Dec. 17, and all donations and proceeds benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation in Mountainside. New, unwrapped toys can be donated at the following ...

Union Catholic's Kwasnik, Brown, Fox and Mateo Sign National Letters of Intent

December 7, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Four Union Catholic student athletes gathered with family, friends, coaches and school administrators to sign their National Letters of Intent during a special ceremony in the gymnasium on Friday morning.

Volleyball star Alexandra Kwasnik signed her NLI with the University of Cincinnati, track and field standout Elijah Brown signed with George Mason, ...