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Fri, January 25, 9:00 AM

K Primary Care & Nutrition Center, New Providence

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition ...

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 9:00am 01/25/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition Center Open House

K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center invites you to its Open House on January 25 and 26 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

The center will sample their new protein bites in three different flavors: Mocha Almond Eye Openers, Cashew Almond Dreamers, and Walnut Oat Lovers.

Made fresh with natural ingredients
Contains nut butters made in our kitchen -- nuts are the only ingredient
No ...

571 Central Avenue, Suite 104 New Providence, NJ 07974
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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, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl ...

Food & Drink Sports

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 2:00pm 01/26/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl Snacks @ Scotch Plains Library

​It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without delicious snack foods-but is it possible to enjoy your favorites without defeating your New Year’s health goals? Jennifer Bridgeman, known for her innovative approach to creating healthy and delicious food, says ‘Yes!’

On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m., Jennifer will present an overview of how to lighten up your favorite treats ...

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, 9:00 AM

Ono Bowls, Westfield, NJ

An Expert Chat to Fortify Your Finances for 2019

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 9:00am 01/27/2019 11:00am America/New_York An Expert Chat to Fortify Your Finances for 2019

Financial planner Douglas A. Boneparth CFP® will be at Ono Bowls, 107 Quimby St., from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, for a “fruitful” discussion of finances.

Boneparth, a Westfield resident, is one of the top most influential financial advisors in the country, according to Investopedia.

Boneparth sits on CNBC’s Financial Advisor Council. Along with his wife, ...

107 Quimby St. Westfield, NJ, NJ
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Sun, January 27, 10:00 AM

Holy Trinity School Early Education Center, Mountainside

Holy Trinity School's Mountainside Campus Open ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 10:00am 01/27/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Holy Trinity School's Mountainside Campus Open House on Sun, Jan. 27

WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Mountainside campus will hold its open house on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Early Learning Center.

Holy Trinity School is a nurturing, creative environment that instills in children the skills necessary for academic excellence. Small class ...

304 Central Ave. Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Holy Trinity School, Westfield

Open House at Holy Trinity School in Westfield on ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 1:00pm 01/27/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Open House at Holy Trinity School in Westfield on Sun, Jan. 27

WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Westfield campus will hold its open house on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The event will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Westfield Campus, which houses Pre-K 4 and K-8th grade.

Do you want your child to learn in an accepting and caring environment, with a focus not only on top-notch academics but also ...

336 1st Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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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
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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Tue, January 29, 4:30 PM

All Saints' Church , Scotch Plains

Fearless Dragon Writers, Kids' Creative Writing ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/29/2019 4:30pm 01/29/2019 5:45pm America/New_York Fearless Dragon Writers, Kids' Creative Writing Workshop

Fearless Dragon Writers, LLC presents a ... Kids' Creative Writing Workshop!

"What Inspires You?"

In a Fearless Dragon Writers' Workshop, the adventure is only as limited as our imaginations! Come join us for 6 weeks of writing fun -- from Tuesday, Jan. 29 until Tuesday, March 5. Location: All Saints' Church, 559 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. Each session highlights a ...

559 Park 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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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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Sat, February 2, 6:30 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 6:30pm 02/02/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on Sat, Feb. 2

This open house event at the JCC -- a change of venue -- will be a fun night out while learning about the risk women have for heart attacks and heart disease. Enjoy free chair massages, a mini cardio workout, guest speakers, local vendors and more!

Typically held on a Friday, the event has moved from the Chelsea to Saturday evening at the JCC to accommodate the growth of this important and ...

1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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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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Tue, February 5, 4:30 PM

All Saints' Church , Scotch Plains

Fearless Dragon Writers, Kids' Creative Writing ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/05/2019 4:30pm 02/06/2019 9:30am America/New_York Fearless Dragon Writers, Kids' Creative Writing Workshop

Fearless Dragon Writers, LLC presents a ... Kids' Creative Writing Workshop!

"What Inspires You?"

In a Fearless Dragon Writers' Workshop, the adventure is only as limited as our imaginations! Come join us for 6 weeks of writing fun -- from Tuesday, Jan. 29 until Tuesday, March 5. Location: All Saints' Church, 559 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. Each session highlights a ...

559 Park Avenue Scotch Plains , NJ 07076
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Tue, February 5, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/05/2019 6:00pm 02/05/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! 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 ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, February 8, 10:00 AM

CASA of Union County Office, Elizabeth

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 10:00am 02/08/2019 11:00am America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! 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 ...

1143 E. Jersey Street, 2nd Floor Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Fri, February 8, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

Arts & Entertainment

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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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

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

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the Works

Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were featured in an episode of “Parts Unknown” four years ago, ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges.  Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

The Prom as a Source of Stress

The 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 Jersey Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more ...

Why We Choose The Wrong People

Have you ever been in a romantic relationship where you wonder how this person is very much like your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend?  How did I not see this coming?  How did I choose the same person once again?  Do you wonder why you choose a certain type?  Perhaps, you choose an aggressive personality or even a very passive type of person or even a person who drinks too ...

Winter Doldrums? Don't Worry, Spring is Coming!

After the holiday rush is over and winter has really set in, we begin to experience the winter blues. According to the Mayo Clinic, “reduced sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin that may trigger depression.” Some experience (SAD) seasonal affective disorder which is a type of depression that’s related to changes in the seasons.

Some typical signs of winter blues ...

Why Your Teen Should Join Private School Clubs

A private school education gives students the knowledge and skills they need to excel in college, but your child could be gaining even more from their secondary school career. By joining clubs and after-school activities, your son will enrich his learning with a variety of new experiences. 

Here are some of the many benefits of getting involved in ...

Parental Advisory Warning: Live Your Goals, Not Theirs

While out on *paternity leave*, my wife DM’ed an article from The Cut titled “How Much Money Means You Don’t Have to Worry?” by Caragh Poh. Poh pens a captivating story about what it was like growing up in a lower-middle class family, knowing that she was not necessarily poor, but at the same time, she never had enough to be comfortable.

I particularly enjoyed how ...

Fanwood and Other Municipalities Struggle with a Glut of Recyclables

March 18, 2019

Letter to the Editor:

In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, I sat in my high school auditorium, rapt by a presentation on sustainability and how recycling was something we could all do to save resources. There was the promise of recycled products lining store shelves and the endless cycle of plastics and paper being reused over and over again to the benefit of all Mankind.

Almost fifty ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parents Support the SPFEA

March 19, 2019

Dear Editor:

Our beloved teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since June 2018. Lets show our support by making Wednesday, March 20th "SPF Parents Support the SPFEA Day"!!!

Ways to show support:

Wear Red -- Teachers across the district wear "Red for Ed" each Wednesday. Dress the family in red to show the love.
Send your child into ...

​​​​​​​Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Excel in Quiz Bowl

March 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- Nine Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended, for the first time, the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) held at Middlesex County College on Sunday, March 10.

Students who competed in the NAQT were Shachee Kumar of Iselin, Abigail Ibironke of Piscataway, Vinay Karthik of Edison, Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway, Emma Rothrock-Steinfeld of ...