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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
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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 ...

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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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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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Fri, February 8, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

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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, ...

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 ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

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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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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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, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, February 19, 9:00 AM

Unity Bank, Union

Workshop: Get Your Business Online

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 02/19/2019 9:00am 02/19/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Workshop: Get Your Business Online

SCORE, Unity Bank and the Union Township Chamber of Commerce present the workshop

Get Your Business Online with Google by certified trainer Randi F. Penfil

This workshop will introduce tools to help you connect with your customers and potential customers online, including reaching local customers with a free business listing, search engine optimization tips to help your website be found, ...

952 Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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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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New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

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 ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP).

The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program, which acknowledges local health care facilities’ efforts to enhance ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare

 

In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

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.

Union County Freeholders Take Action Against “Heartless” Homeless Relocation Policy

December 10, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities.

At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the following resolution:

“A Resolution urging New Jersey State Attorney General ...

Gov. Murphy Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Victims in Jersey City Shooting

December 13, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from Friday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 20, in recognition of the victims of this week’s shooting in Jersey City: Detective Joseph Seals, Moshe Deutsch, Mindy Ferencz and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.

“Today, we mourn the ...

The Importance of Self-Care -- Especially During The Holidays

As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself  In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People Pleasing is a term that refers to taking care of others’ needs rather than taking care of ourselves.

People often confuse “people pleasing” with being unselfish and make comments such ...

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 ...

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 Performing Arts Company Presents Cabaret Night

December 14, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic Performing Arts Company will present its fifth annual Cabaret Night on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, when past and present stars will share the UC stage in one of the most exciting events of the school year.

Cabaret Night, directed by Mr. Edward Sagendorf and Mrs. Maryann Carolan and produced by Mr. John Rotondo, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the ...