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Fri, January 25, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 12:00pm 01/26/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at noon to watch movies starring Julia Roberts.

January 4: Pretty Woman (R, 119 min)

A Hollywood hooker signs on for a week-long job with a john who is a corporate raider; he pays for a makeover so she can act as his date.

January 11: Notting Hill (PG-13, 124 min)

An American movie star who falls for a shy Brit ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, January 26, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

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Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 3:00pm 01/26/2019 4:30pm America/New_York The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

The Plainfield Symphony’s annual Family Concert will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program will feature two 2018 Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Prize winners, a renowned saxophone soloist and several fun pieces by David Rimelis.

Pianist Sarah Ouyang will perform the third movement, Rondo Allegro Scherzando, of ...

716 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 3:30pm America/New_York 30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football History

​The New York Giants were an embarrassment in the late 1970s until a disparate group of characters came together to lead the team on an unlikely journey to the franchise’s first Super Bowl win. There’s Parcells, Simms and Taylor…and Donald Trump, Mark Bavaro and Phil McConkey, too.

On Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, join author and 30 for 30 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
CASA of Union County Information Session

Tue, January 29, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/29/2019 6:00pm 01/29/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help our youth? Interested in advocating for children in foster care? Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer! 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 work that we do and how volunteer advocacy really makes a ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, February 1, 7:00 PM

Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/01/2019 7:00pm 02/01/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual Winter Ball

Please join us for the Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters Association 2nd Annual Winter Ball featuring music from the award winning Moonglowers Jazz Band. Enjoy a full four-course dinner while dancing to classic big-band jazz tunes and contemporary music performed by the Moonglowers! Hope to see you there!

250 Park Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 2, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 11:00am 02/02/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Long Valley, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, February 2nd, at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley, NJ. To attend, please call 908-876-3429​ or send an email to mason@meadowbrookdaycamp.com.

All prospective families will be welcomed via an ...

73 East Valley Brook Road Long Valley, NJ 07853
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Sat, February 2, 6:30 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 6:30pm 02/02/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on Sat, Feb. 2

This open house event at the JCC -- a change of venue -- will be a fun night out while learning about the risk women have for heart attacks and heart disease. Enjoy free chair massages, a mini cardio workout, guest speakers, local vendors and more!

Typically held on a Friday, the event has moved from the Chelsea to Saturday evening at the JCC to accommodate the growth of this important and ...

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Sun, February 3, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Chamber Music Concert

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Add to My Calendar 02/03/2019 3:30pm 02/03/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Chamber Music Concert

Mostly Music is offering its second concert of the 2018-19 season featuring James Austin Smith on oboe and Peter Kolkay on bassoon, along with Gloria Chien an piano and Paul Neubauer on viola, playing the music of Saint-Saens, Chopin, Loeffler and Poulenc, as well as two short works by Elliott.

Mostly Music is in its 39th year of bringing world-class musicians to an intimate setting at Temple ...

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Tue, February 5, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

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Add to My Calendar 02/05/2019 6:00pm 02/05/2019 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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Fri, February 8, 10:00 AM

CASA of Union County Office, Elizabeth

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 10:00am 02/08/2019 11:00am 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 ...

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Fri, February 8, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 12:00pm 02/08/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ Scotch Plains Public Library: Operation Finale

​Join together downstairs each Friday at noon for Friday Films. In
February, we will be showing new movies. No registration is necessary.

February 8: Operation Finale (PG-13, 122min) – A cinematic
adaptation of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested SS officer
Adolf Eichmann, the man who masterminded the “Final Solution”. He was
tracked down in Buenos Aires, ...

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Fri, February 8, 6:00 PM

UCTech Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Magnet HS/UCTech Class of 2020 Tricky Tray

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Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 6:00pm 02/08/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Magnet HS/UCTech Class of 2020 Tricky Tray

Ladies' Night Out!

Come join us at our tricky tray on February 8, 2019 to benefit Magnet HS/UCTech HS Class of 2020 Project Graduation. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Flower Shop in Westfield. Nonperishable canned good donation enters you into an additional raffle! 50/50 and grand prizes! Email us at muclassof2020@gmail.com for questions.

1776 Raritan Road Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 9, 7:30 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield

Here’s the Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/09/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Here’s the Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple -- Steeple Concerts, That Is, at St. Paul's, Westfield

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NJ is proud to announce the Steeple Concert Series, comprised of three upcoming Contemporary/ Classical events to which the music-loving public is cordially invited. First on the Steeple Concerts program is The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra (NBCO), who will perform their esteemed “TRANSCENDENCE” concert on Saturday, February 9, 2019, ...

414 E. Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
George Washington Remembers New Jersey

Mon, February 11, 7:00 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

George Washington Remembers New Jersey

Arts & Entertainment Government

Add to My Calendar 02/11/2019 7:00pm 02/11/2019 8:00pm America/New_York George Washington Remembers New Jersey

George Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth, (and more), the General spent more time here than in any other state. Join General Washington (historical interpreter and storyteller David Emerson) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” This ...

303 Westfield Ave Clark , NJ 07066
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Tue, February 12, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/12/2019 6:00pm 02/12/2019 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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Wed, February 13, 1:30 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Free Concert Offered by the Musical Club of ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/13/2019 1:30pm 02/13/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Free Concert Offered by the Musical Club of Westfield

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm. This is the first concert of 2019 offered in a year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

Pianist and composer Dan Crisci, a guest artist, will open ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, February 15, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ The Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/15/2019 12:00pm 02/15/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ The Scotch Plains Public Library: Loving Pablo

​Join together downstairs each Friday at noon for Friday Films. In
February, the library will be showing new movies. No registration is necessary.

February 15: Loving Pablo (R, 123 min) – Journalist Virginia
Vallejo follows Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar as he rises to
political power at home and ships drugs to the United States. As their
relationship evolves, Virginia is accosted ...

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Sun, February 17, 12:00 PM

Oh' Brian's on the Green , Clark

Jazz Brunch @ Oh' Brian's on the Green

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/17/2019 12:00pm 02/17/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Jazz Brunch @ Oh' Brian's on the Green

Join us Sunday, Feb. 17, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. for our first Jazz Brunch!

LIVE music from Joe Taino from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Brunch Specials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call 732-669-9024 for reservations.

1300 Raritan Rd Clark, NJ 07066
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Mon, February 18, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Evening Book Club @ Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/18/2019 7:00pm 02/18/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Evening Book Club @ Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Evening Book Club will discuss The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. This story Follows plant dealer John Laroche in his unsuccessful attempt to steal, clone, and sell rare orchids from a South Florida swamp, and describes the world of Florida's orchid collectors and smugglers as they execute plant crimes.

For more information, go to www.scotlib.org, ...

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Tue, February 19, 2:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/19/2019 2:00pm 02/19/2019 3:30pm America/New_York The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania. Present Free Concert

The Musical Club of Westfield will present The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania in a free concert Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield.

Pianists Sonata Deveikytė-Zubovienė and Rokas Zubovas, winners of numerous international piano competitions, have been performing as the Duo Zubovas since 1997. Their recital, concert, orchestral and ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

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 ...

Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

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 ...

Atlantic Health System Honored for Use of Technology in Care Delivery

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery, when it was named to CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired list for 2019. As a level 7 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for generating “meaningful clinical and efficient outcomes” and for embracing advanced ...

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 ...

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 ...

Do I Need to Give My Kid an Allowance?

Is there merit in providing an incentive for tasks or chores around the house?  Do chores warrant a reward? Aren’t household duties something our children will have to do their whole life without compensation?

Chores are great for all children, assuming they are age-appropriate. They teach competence, life skills and the importance of contributing to the family. It is ...

Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for College Costs

When children are young, your logistics for the new academic year may involve little more than a trip to buy school supplies. But if you’d like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ahead to meet the financial demands. And, as part of your planning, you also need to be on the lookout for all opportunities to help pay those sizable college ...

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 ...

Debate Request

October 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

My name is Jay Morris and I am one of the Republican candidates running for borough council in Fanwood, NJ. 

We need more voices to be heard , and that is why I am running along with Brian Walter. We would like to invite Democratic candidates, Katherine Mitchell and Francine Glaser, to a public debate in the month of October. We want to discuss relevant issues ...

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, ...

Cross-Country: Morant and Granrath Lead Union Catholic to Conference Championship

October 18, 2019

CLARK, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls, led by Leena Morant's stunning course record-breaking victory, threw down a sensational performance to capture its fifth straight title at the Union County Conference Cross-County Championships on Thursday at Oak Ridge Park.

The Vikings packed its first five runners in the top 13 and outscored runner-up Summit, 34-46, to win the Watchung Division ...

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Sat, October 19, 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

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Sat, October 19, 12:00 PM

Frazee House, Scotch Plains

Harvest Festival at the Frazee House

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Sun, October 20, 11:30 AM

Saint Joseph High School , Metuchen

Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen Open House on ...

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