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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
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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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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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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

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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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How Has The Coronavirus Impacted Our Children?

The coronavirus pandemic has been associated with many mental health challenges. Research has shown that there has been an increase in substance abuse, mental disorders, and suicidal ideation. Moreover, symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder has considerably increased in the United States during April-June of 2020. 

Covid-19 has reshaped our relationships, our daily ...

Losing a Pet: How You and Your Child Can Cope

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 from 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 ...

Doing It All in Your Relationship

Do you ever wonder whether you are doing more than your partner in the relationship? Do you, in fact, know that you are doing more in the relationship than your partner? 

Thinking that relationships need to be split 50/50 may not always be realistic however, the other extreme is taking it all on you. Responsibilities usually fall upon the parent who is most available. Although it may ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Embraces Virtual Camp Read-A-Lot

Lower School students, parents and teachers from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison spent much of last weekend finding creative ways to engage in appreciating their favorite books in the first virtual edition of Camp Read-A-Lot. The event, organized by Silvia Davis, Lower School Head, was designed to motivate children and adults alike to spend time reading over the weekend.

Parents, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Enhances Learning with Owl 360 Camera Systems

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enhanced its virtual classroom experience with the installation of Owl 360° cameras in more than 50 classrooms last week. The Technology Department installed Owls in classrooms of all three divisions.

According to the Owl website, “Any classroom becomes a hybrid classroom with the Meeting Owl, the smart conference camera that captures 360° ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Distinction

 




For Alex Caiola of Westfield, the decision to create a fitness trail at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for his Eagle Scout project became a no-brainer. The W+H senior considered other options but wound up with several solid reasons to build something useful on the W+H campus.

 “I have been at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School for many years, and I ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Receives Top Ranking in Middlesex County

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, a coeducational, college preparatory day school enrolling 455 students in Prekindergarten through grade 12, earned the No. 1 rating among all Middlesex County private schools in the 2021 Best Schools in America rankings released by Niche. This marks the second consecutive year in which Wardlaw+Hartridge has earned this distinction.

Wardlaw+Hartridge also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Begins Middle School Electives Program

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison kicked off its 2020-2021 Middle School elective program on Monday, Oct. 5. This year's program, which includes 10 interesting extracurricular options, will take place on Monday afternoons and run for the entire school year.

This year's elective lineup includes the return of the popular Student Government and Publications group with faculty advisor ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Recognized in Health Contest

Middle School students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison made a clean 1-2-3 sweep claiming the top prizes in the “Don’t Get Vaped In” Creative Expression Contest sponsored by Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities. Middlesex County middle school students were eligible and required to submit a one-page entry of their own original work ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

October 24, 2020

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

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New Jersey Date Night: You’re the Wurst

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

Crisper temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves makes us something a little more substantial for our meals, which might explain why October is National Sausage Month. Hearty and flavorful, sausage is great year around, but in cooler weather it’s a go-to food if you desire something ...

4 Great Seasonal Beers by NJ Breweries (That Aren’t Pumpkin)

Changing leaves, shorter days and cooler temperatures — the telltale signs of autumn. And with the season comes fall flavors.

Aside from the tried and true pumpkin-flavored everything, there are many other flavors of fall that craft breweries all over the state are tapping into to create interesting and unique beer.

Warm up with some of these sensational seasonal ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Atlantic Health System Earns Most Wired Recognition

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery as it was named a certified level 8 organization by CHIME Digital Health Most Wired for 2020. As a level 8 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for applying core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs ...

Generations Come Together in a Love Story for the Ages - in the Age of COVID

Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light-illuminated room, and held out her hand.

On her finger was a wedding band – originally her grandmother’s – which, moments before, her husband Daniel slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of their closest family members.

“Does this look familiar to you?,” she asked ...

Jets and Atlantic Health System to Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Campaign

OCTOBER 1, 2020 – METLIFE STADIUM

The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. for our game on October 1, four children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at the Valerie Center at Goryeb ...

Union County OKs $1.1M in Open Space Grants; Find Out What the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Funding Will Cover

October 16, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will distribute about $1.1 million in open space grants to municipalities for planting trees and funding resources for children’s recreation, including fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts.

Scotch Plains will receive $65,000 for safety netting improvements to protect the historic Shady Rest clubhouse at  Scotch Hills Country ...

Five Female Rutgers Professors File Pay-Equity Lawsuit

October 18, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate workers at the New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses.

According to the press release, the situation came to light through a program to address faculty salary inequality that was part of the contract ...

Everything I Do, I Do Because I Love Scotch Plains

October 23, 2020

Dear Editor:

Since the summer I have knocked on the doors of thousands of residents in Scotch Plains to get a sense of what in town they’re happy about and what can be improved. Because you can never stop improving things, I never run out of things to discuss.

You may be surprised to hear that despite our political divisions nationally, when it comes to Scotch Plains, our Democrats, ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Auxiliary: Serving Outside of the Ambulance

October 20, 2020

Scotch Plains, NJ - If you’ve attended a Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Pancake Breakfast, Scotch Plains Day, or National Night Out, chances are you’ve seen energetic and welcoming people in snappy, patched blue shirts…serving food, giving out prizes, and handing out information about the Rescue Squad. These happy faces belong to the Squad Auxiliary, a vital organization that ...

Cross-Country: Plummer Wins and Union Catholic Boys and Girls Place Second at Conference Championships

October 24, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Myles Plummer finished first and the Union Catholic boys and girls varsity cross-country teams placed second at Thursday's Union County Conference Championships at Warinanco Park.

Plummer, a junior, won the boys Watchung Division race over the 3.19-mile course in 16:24, and junior Shane Brosnan placed second in 16:26 to spark the Vikings, ranked No. 11 in the ...