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Fri, January 17, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Add to My Calendar 01/17/2020 12:00pm 01/18/2020 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: New Movies

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for “New Movies.”

January 3: Blinded by the Light (PG-13, 97 min)
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

January 10: Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13, 97 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, January 18, 2:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Theater Project: Letters from a Self-Made ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/18/2020 2:00pm 01/18/2020 4:00pm America/New_York Theater Project: Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

The Theater Project returns in 2020 with live, script-in-hand readings of original plays, followed by discussions with the playwright, director, cast, and audience. NJ actor, director, and writer Dennis D’Aprile will debut “Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son,” a new work based on George Horace Lorimer’s 1903 book about a wealthy man grooming his son to take over ...

220 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sat, January 18, 7:00 PM

Mountainside Elks Lodge #1585, Mountainside

Comedy Night

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Add to My Calendar 01/18/2020 7:00pm 01/18/2020 11:00pm America/New_York Comedy Night

Mountainside Elks Lodge #1585

COMEDY NIGHT

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Doors open 7:00 pm – Show 8:00 pm

Featuring: Joey Vega and Jim Dailakis

$20.00 advanced tickets
** No tickets will be sold at the door

Last day to purchase tickets January 10, 2020
Reserve Your Table!

Call 908-232-9667 or email: mountainsideelks1585@version.net

Bring Your Own Snacks
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1193 Route 22 East Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Mon, January 20, 11:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Nazareth Center (behind Main Church), Scotch Plains

IHM Senior Bingo and Brunch

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Add to My Calendar 01/20/2020 11:00am 01/20/2020 1:00pm America/New_York IHM Senior Bingo and Brunch

Shout out to all Seniors living in Scotch Plains, Fanwood and surrounding communities:

Looking for something to do on Martin Luther King Day? Stop by the IHM Nazareth Center for lunch, bingo and a bit of fellowship.

This event is free - try to give a call before Friday, Jan. 17, if you plan to come so that "the powers that be" can ensure plenty for all (and provide a ride if you ...

1571 South Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, January 21, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Add to My Calendar 01/21/2020 1:00pm 01/21/2020 2:30pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Public Library

The Scotch Plains Public Library's Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean. No registration is required for the Afternoon Book Club and new members are always welcome.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, January 22, 7:15 PM

Shrine of St Joseph, Stirling

Free Singing Workshops

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Add to My Calendar 01/22/2020 7:15pm 01/23/2020 5:15pm America/New_York Free Singing Workshops

Love singing? Come sing with the Hickory Tree Chorus on Wednesday evenings from January 8-29 from 7:15 to 10 p.m. at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ.

This chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free Sing 2020 A Cappella Series. Participants will learn to sing chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music in the ...

1050 Long Hill Road Stirling, NJ 07980
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Thu, January 23, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

“Keep Less, Toss More” with Jamie Novak

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Add to My Calendar 01/23/2020 7:00pm 01/23/2020 8:30pm America/New_York “Keep Less, Toss More” with Jamie Novak

On Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:00 p.m., author and de-cluttering humorist Jamie Novak returns to the Scotch Plains Public Library with her newly updated and expanded edition of Keep This, Toss That: Unclutter Your Life to Save Time, Money, Space, and Sanity.

If you have too much stuff and not enough time this program is for you! Jamie will share her secret for how to decide what to keep and how to ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, January 24, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2020 12:00pm 01/25/2020 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: New Movies

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for “New Movies.”

January 3: Blinded by the Light (PG-13, 97 min)
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

January 10: Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13, 97 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, January 24, 7:00 PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Scotch Plains

'Big The Musical' Production at All Saints

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2020 7:00pm 01/25/2020 6:00pm America/New_York 'Big The Musical' Production at All Saints

The classic 1987 film, live on stage. Tickets $1, available at door and in advance from cast members.

Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big”. To his shock, his wish is granted. Big is the perfect show for audiences of all ages!

559 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Can New Jersey Really Call Itself the Pizza Capital of the World?

New Jersey’s official state Twitter account, @NJGov, set off a “pizza war” a few days ago when — just in time for National Pizza Day — it proclaimed the Garden State the “official pizza capital of the world.”

But is it, though? Is it really?

As everyone knows, pizza got its start in Italy. In Naples, to be exact, according to food historian Ken ...

Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy NJ Girl Scout

This story first ran on TAPinto Hillsborough.

Tune in to the Food Network Monday night, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. to catch Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies.

You'll see her working with the contestants, offering advice on how to create a dessert ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Morristown Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program, the latest recognition for a hospital ranked number one in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

The CMS five-star rating, which is the highest possible, is the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Gold Recognition on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members.

The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System are just one of the reasons Atlantic Health is a great place to work. Focused on caring for ...

NJ Human Services Invests $170K in Union County to Fight Opioid Epidemic

February 8, 2020

$7.87 Million in New Investments in Innovation Awards to Counties, Life-Saving Naloxone for Police and Libraries, and the 844-ReachNJ Addiction Treatment Hotline

(TRENTON) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced several new steps in the Murphy Administration’s work to combat the opioid epidemic in New Jersey, including:

Awarding ...

Know The Signs of Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness. It comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness.

Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability. We react with ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if you ...

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 “the ...

Taking What Others Say Personally

Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.  He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and is considered the fourth wealthiest person in the world.

A recent quote of his states “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to ...

Getting a Complete Census Count in Scotch Plains Is a Must

February 18, 2020

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Scotch Plains Township Council, Census Complete Count Committee, and St. John’s Baptist Church, we invite all residents to attend the Census Town Hall and Information session on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Baptist Church (2387 Morse Ave). This event will help prepare residents with critical information about the importance ...

Special Needs Annual Awareness Expo Set for March 11 in Westfield

February 22, 2020

Psychologists, Educators and Specialists to Provide Workshops and Resources for Teachers and Families with Special Needs Children

February 14, 2020 — Westfield, NJ — The 27th Annual Awareness Expo is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ from 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM. Presented by the Westfield PTC – ...