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Fri, November 16, 7:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Education Religions And Spirituality

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Congregation Beth Israel to Commemorate 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht with Presentation by Local Holocaust Survivor

Scotch Plains – Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday evening, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. This night of remembrance will feature a presentation by Miriam Gershwin, who will share her personal experiences ...

18 Shalom Way Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, November 16, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Scotch Plains Fanwood ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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SPFHS Auditorium

November 16th at 7:30pm
November 17th at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for students & seniors

Tickets available at the door or buy tickets online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3821582

667 Westfield Road Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, November 17, 2:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

College Essay Workshop @ Scotch Plains Public ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 2:30pm 11/17/2018 3:30pm America/New_York College Essay Workshop @ Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m., Edie Scher will guide high school students through the process of writing memorable and impressive college essays. Show the colleges of your choice who you are in an articulate, original and truthful way. This program is limited to students in grades 9-12. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, Nov. 5. To register, visit ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, November 17, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Scotch Plains Fanwood ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 7:30pm 11/17/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Peter and the Starcatcher @ Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SPFHS Auditorium

November 16th at 7:30pm
November 17th at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for students & seniors

Tickets available at the door or buy tickets online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3821582

667 Westfield Road Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, November 19, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

November Jewelry Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 11/19/2018 10:00am 11/19/2018 11:30am America/New_York November Jewelry Club @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Crafters of all skill levels are welcome to join Perthea Brown for a simple jewelry project on Monday, Nov. 19 at 10:00 a.m.. This month she’ll be making a curled wire bracelet. Please bring 18 gauge wire (any color). Purchase options include Michael’s (online or in-store). If you’re more advanced, you may bring your own supplies to work on an individual project alongside ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, November 19, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Library: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 11/19/2018 7:00pm 11/19/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Library: The Rent Collector

​Bibliophiles unite! On Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m., the Evening Book Club will be meeting to discuss The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. Based on a true story, Wright’s novel is set in the abject poverty of Cambodia against the backdrop of political oppression and the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. It is a story of hope, of one woman’s journey to save her son, and another ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, November 20, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club @ Scotch Plains Library: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 11/20/2018 1:00pm 11/20/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club @ Scotch Plains Library: White Houses

​Bibliophiles unite! ​On Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1:00 p.m., the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting to discuss White Houses by Amy Bloom. When reporter Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign,“Hick” is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

November 2, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street.

The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30.

Eric Graff, who has owned the shop for the last 28 of the store’s years, said he ...

No One Can Make You Feel Guilty

We often think that others are responsible for making us feel guilty. This is not true.

Others may try to manipulate us by saying certain things to make us feel guilty and at times they are very effective in causing us self doubt. However, the reason that manipulators are able to make us feel guilty is that a part of us agree with their message and the doubt already exists in our head.

For ...

Enabling and Codependency

Codependency is usually associated with the term “enabling.”

Enabling is doing something for someone that they can or should be doing for themselves. It is taking responsibility for others. I often hear people say “I like helping others”, “It makes me feel good,” and “I am a good person.” Many people derive their sense of ...

Addictive Behaviors That Affect Self-Esteem

Any activity, substance, object, or behavior that becomes the major focus of a person’s life to the exclusion of other activities or has begun to harm the individual whether it be physically, mentally or socially is considered an addictive behavior. A person can become addicted to anything whether it be shopping, surfing the internet, food, alcohol, drugs, compulsive gambling, sex, work, ...

The Matchmaker

Once upon a time, a pious Jew was traveling through the countryside in Eastern Europe. He came to a shtetl where the local schochet (ritual slaughterer) had just taken ill. The town butcher had no one to do the slaughtering and was desperate when he bumped into the visitor. The traveler looked pious and G‑d fearing (perhaps he wore a black hat and a beard) so the butcher ...

Column: What Does Retirement Look Like, Reinvented?

Retirement means different things to different people.

You might think of it as a standing tee time at Echo Lake Country Club, while your neighbor would like to hop on a six-month cruise around the world. Many millennials and younger professionals aren’t thinking about retirement in that traditional sense at all, as they face the burdens of student loan debt and an uncertain future ...

Thank You Scotch Plains!

November 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

Elizabeth Stamler, Roshan “Roc” White and Josh Losardo wish to thank the great community of Scotch Plains for supporting the Democratic ticket on Election Day. 

We also wish to extend our gratitude to the countless volunteers who helped us during the campaign and on Election Day. We are so pleased that the rain did not stop voters from casting their ...

Five Ways to Help Give Your Money a Makeover

November 4, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Do you feel like your finances are being pulled into too many directions? Between paying off your mortgage and credit card debt to saving for retirement or your child's college education, you may feel like you're not achieving your financial goals. Here are five ways to help give your money.

Do you feel like your finances are being ...

Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA Swim Team Hosted First Frost Invitational

November 15, 2018

Branchburg, NJ -- The Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) swim team hosted its annual First Frost Invitational Meet at Raritan Valley Community College on Sunday, Nov. 11, with over 600 swimmers in attendance from various YMCA teams in New Jersey.

The meet, under the leadership of meet directors Glenn Falkowski and Mary Perreault, was a tremendous success.  Hosting this large meet ...