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Fri, January 25, 9:00 AM

K Primary Care & Nutrition Center, New Providence

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition ...

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 9:00am 01/25/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition Center Open House

K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center invites you to its Open House on January 25 and 26 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

The center will sample their new protein bites in three different flavors: Mocha Almond Eye Openers, Cashew Almond Dreamers, and Walnut Oat Lovers.

Made fresh with natural ingredients
Contains nut butters made in our kitchen -- nuts are the only ingredient
No ...

571 Central Avenue, Suite 104 New Providence, NJ 07974
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Fri, January 25, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

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

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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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Wed, January 30, 6:00 PM

Arbor Terrace Mountainside, Mountainside

Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Business & Finance Education

Add to My Calendar 01/30/2019 6:00pm 01/30/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Whoever said it was a bad thing to be over the hill had it all wrong. There are family, friends and fun times of this side of the hill. Arbor Terrace, Mountainside is hosting a new educational series: "The Other Side of 50," to help everyone get the most out of this side of 50. This series will feature captivating discussions, along with light refreshments at each event.

Is Your ...

1050 Springfield Ave. Mountainside, NJ
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Fri, February 1, 7:00 PM

Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual ...

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, February 3, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Chamber Music Concert

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Westfield, NJ
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Tue, February 5, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

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 ...

1143 E. Jersey Street, 2nd Floor Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Fri, February 8, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Arts & Entertainment

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, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, February 8, 6:00 PM

UCTech Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Magnet HS/UCTech Class of 2020 Tricky Tray

Arts & Entertainment Education

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 ...

Arts & Entertainment

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: ...

Arts & Entertainment

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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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!

 

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

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 ...

Opinion: California’s New Labor Law Is Killing Business – NJ Is About to Do The Same

November 22, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees.

The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer ...

Bowling: Union Catholic Wins Season Opener, Gives Head Coach Meggie Smith First Victory

December 5, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -- The Union Catholic bowling team came storming back to defeat Rahway to earn his first win of the season to  give Meggie Smith her first victory as head coach on Wednesday at Jersey Lanes.

The Vikings, now 1-3 on the season, lost the first game vs. Rahway, 845-790. But the Vikings came back to win the second game, 749-712, and the third game 851-770 to clinch the ...