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Killer Competition: Fanwood's Tom Kranz Publishes Second Novel

November 18, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- An ex-con going straight, doing the work, trying to be everyone's hero. What could possibly go wrong?

Tom Kranz's new novel focuses on an ex-con, two years out of prison, trying to reinvent himself.

Bud Remmick just wants to be a solid citizen. He volunteers as an EMT then gets a job in his old career, TV news. But after only a week, he discovers ...

Volunteers Push Library Friends Book Sale Over $12,000

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library 32nd Fall Book Sale generated $12,780, a record breaker. Credit goes to the 78 volunteers who worked more than 600 hours sorting, selling, and cleaning up. All the money raised by the Friends goes to the library. 

“It was an amazing turn out of volunteers who worked hard and long to make the sale successful for ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

International Children’s Choir Visits Scotch Plains on Nov. 25 to Tell Refugee Stories

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Children of the World choir will perform at Evangel Church (1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm. This is just one of the many stops on their 2018-2019 Refuge + Strength tour, which will take them all over the U.S. telling stories of refugee children/families and raising awareness of the ...

Fanwood Poetry Party Celebrates 20 Years

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Poetry Series celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, with live music, special guests and of course, poetry at the Carriage House.

The event was hosted by Adele Kenney, Fanwood's Poet Laureate and founder of the Poetry Series, along with her poetry partner Tom Plante.

For 20 years, poets and poetry lovers have gathered at the ...

Fanwood Library Presents The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo on Nov. 3

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Library presents The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, which will perform music from the WWI era to mark the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice on on Saturday, Nov. 10.

This free concert will include early Dixieland Jazz, popular military songs, Ragtime, and other standards. The musicians will share how their music selections reflect the history of the period, ...

Catching Up With New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy: Mike Marino

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Comedian Mike Marino, "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy," is one of Scotch Plains's greatest ambassadors.

The comedian, who has performed at major comedy clubs across the country and is currently on a tour called “Make America Italian Again” that recently brought him to Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.

No ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Staging Timely Production for Fall Play

EDISON, NJ -- Twenty years ago, a college student in Wyoming was beaten to death. The young man’s name was Matthew Shephard. He was openly gay at a time and in a place where that was viewed by some as unacceptable. The heartbreaking, gruesome circumstances of his death changed the way our country thinks of and responds to crimes born of hate and intolerance.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School ...

VIDEO: Billy Wilkins Launches New Single, 'Monsterz,' on Halloween

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween? 

Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year. 

"It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about mistakes you made in the past. We filmed it at my ...

Rain Doesn’t Spook Crowds From Westfield's AddamsFest

WESTFIELD, NJ – As rock music pounded and children looked on, Marc Evan carefully etched a portrait of the Addams Family character, Lurch, into a pumpkin at the Westfield Armory.

Evan, an artist with the Brooklyn, NY, based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, employed his skill at Westfield’s AddamsFest on Saturday, the second day of a three-day celebration of the work of Westfield native ...


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Free Concert at First Baptist Church of Westfield on Weds, Nov. 14

November 8, 2018

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. This is the second in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

The concert will open with "Dense Blazing Star", "Missouri ...