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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

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 ...

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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
Are You Awake or Asleep?  How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Who stays out in the cold and who snugly hibernates? Learn about our animal friends’ winter living habits, including Mr. Goundhog, who may or may not see his shadow in February.

The program includes storytelling and children’s crafts. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older; $3 for ages 3-12; and free age 2 and younger.

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090

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Dine From Over 2 Dozen Food Trucks at Festival in Paramus Sunday

June 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Paramus.

A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into Paramus on Sunday, June 23, at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities and offerings from more than two dozen food trucks, as well as a beer and sangria garden.

The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking ...

NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

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 ...

What is genetic testing for breast cancer? And do I need it?

Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for a BRCA mutation, indicating a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, there has been increased public awareness of the role that genetic mutations play in assessing and managing the risk of breast cancer.

One of the most common questions my patients ask me is, “Do I need genetic testing?”

Most patients tend ...

Armed Man had Been in Westfield School to See ‘Romantic’ Partner, Records Show

June 20, 2019

“He was there because a friend offered help to him: in the form of money or a place to stay,” Thomas J. Wilkie's brother said.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Delaware man arrested on gun charges in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary School last week is alleged to have used a school telephone to call a teacher he has a “romantic” relationship with, documents released ...

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 ...

Why Should Recent Graduates Care About Retirement Planning?

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons to invest in your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan.

First of all, by ...

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 ...

NASA Is The Backup Plan to Solve Overpopulation

June 24, 2019

“We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people." -- JFK, Address at Rice University

Dear Editor:

Just recently, NASA announced the introduction of a possible future for mankind, not on Earth, or on Mars, but our closest celestial body, untouched by man since ...

Excitement in Newark as New Jersey Devils Prepare for 2019 First Overall Pick

June 18, 2019

With the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils could select one of two young players who have been coined as “generational” talents by analysts and scouts across the league. Making this decision all the more exciting is that the second overall pick in this year’s draft belongs to the Devils’ rivals across the Hudson in the New York Rangers.

The Night Sky: In the Steps of Galileo @ Scotch Plains Library

June 23, 2019

​On Monday, July 22 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., astrono-educator Bob Reichman returns to the Scotch Plains Public Library for another Night Sky event: In the Steps of Galileo. Patrons will observe Jupiter just as Galileo did in the early 1600s. Will you come to the same startling conclusions that rocked his world?

After an indoor program and activity, the library will set up a 12″ ...