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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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New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

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

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

I Made the Pinata Cake the Internet is Crazy For

Pinata cakes (aka surprise cakes) are “the” birthday party dessert now. The layer cakes are filled with candy, so when you cut into them — surprise! — M&Ms or Skittles or sprinkles or whatever spills out. Being the awesome mom that I am, I decided to take a shot at making one for a particular 9-year-old’s birthday.

Spoiler alert: She loved it.

There are ...

Farmer’s Market Find: Using the Whole Beet

One bunch of beets, two recipes.

When you buy fresh beets, assuming they come with the green tops, you’re really getting two vegetables — the roots and the greens. Use them both with our easy recipes for Beets with Lemony Dressing and Beet Greens with Garlic:

Beets with Lemony Dressing

1 bunch beets

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp.

Pour it on: Over 150 Wines on Offer at Summer Festival in NJ This Weekend

More than 150 New Jersey wines will be featured this weekend at the annual outdoor Pour Into Summer Wine Festival, held for the first time this year in Berkeley Heights.

“It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate all the amazing things that are happening in New Jersey wines,” said event organizer Kathy Bullock, who grew up in the area and is thrilled to be bringing the festival ...

Forty-Four Bridges in Union County Being Repaired & More from Freeholders

June 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – A total of 44 bridges are set to be repaired in Union County. If approved by the Freeholder Board, Union County will hire T.R. Weniger Inc., of Piscataway, to repair all bridges that are part of the 2018 Bridge Improvement Program. Bridges in the program were chosen based on state criteria.

“The state comes out every couple of years, does an inspection on all ...

Goodbye, High School Graduate. Hello, College Student.

This is the time of year where many of us have teens who are preparing for high school graduation and college in the fall.  It’s an exciting time for everyone involved but for parents it can be an extremely anxious time as well.

As you watch your graduate walk across the stage accepting their diploma, you can’t help but think of the day they were born and how many times ...

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Whether your kid is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents. There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses.  It is a new phase in life ...

Dealing with Prom Night Stress

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Father's Day - Lessons About Money Can Be Priceless Gifts to Children

Father’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons. 

These lessons can include the following:  

Setting goals – If you are contributing to an IRA and a 401(k) ...

Consider These Financial Tips for Single Women

If you’re a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men. Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, and both groups have similar financial goals, such as the ability to retire comfortably. But women still face specific obstacles. You need to be aware of these challenges – and do everything you can to ...

Women Business Owners: Don’t Forget About Your Retirement Plan

American Business Women’s Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. And there is indeed cause for celebration, because, in recent decades, the number of women business owners has risen sharply, to the point where nearly 40 percent of all businesses are now women-owned, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you are one of these owners, or thinking about becoming one, you’ll always have a lot to ...

Self-Made Man?

"He is a self-made man who worships his creator." Who said it? About whom? It doesn't really matter as long as we make sure the description doesn't fit us.

This week's parshah details the offerings of the princes (nessi'im) of the twelve tribes at the time the Mishkan, the portable Sanctuary in the wilderness, was completed. Previously, towards the end ...

Thank You, Scotch Plains, for Supporting the Fire Department's 150th Anniversary Celebration

June 18, 2019

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Scotch Plains Fire Department, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Scotch Plains community for coming out and joining us as we celebrated our 150th anniversary.

Throughout its 150-year history, the fire department has been made up of volunteers, our friends and neighbors, who want to give back to their community. So, to say that seeing so many ...

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host Hamiltunes

June 18, 2019

Calling all Hamilton aficionados! On Monday, July 8 at 7 pm, fans of “Hamilton: An American Musical” are invited to “Hamiltunes: An American Singalong.” Come sing along to the music at this officially licensed fan-based performance! Costumes are encouraged and everyone is a star! Registration is required. Come a few minutes early, if you wish to sign up to lead your ...