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    By Audrey Cupo
    February 21, 2017

    Monday Night Movies are back!  Come join us on February 27 at 6:30 PM as we show our next selection. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, Monday night’s movie is based on the real-life ...

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    As we pass the midpoint of February, and try to adjust to the highly-variable weather (“Is just my jacket OK today, or do I put on my Arctic survival gear?), let’s look at the latest news ...

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    Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all ...

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    Looking for something to do on a Monday night?  Come join us for our Monday Night Movies at the library!  Pull up a chair, and we will give you some popcorn, as you sit back and enjoy some ...

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    Time for some news from South Plainfield Library:

    We’ll start with next week’s children’s programs, and there are quite a lot of them.  On Saturday, we have the ...

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    Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all ...

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    Happy New Year!

    Have you noticed how TV commercials change in the beginning of January? “Join our gym!” “Try our weight loss program!” “Buy a new car!” ...

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    It’s that time when we all reflect on what has happened in the past year and what we hope for in the next. It is hard to believe that it was only this past February when we opened the doors of ...

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    Well, it seems we’re in a bit of an overload when it comes to holiday observances.  Festivus takes place tomorrow, Hanukkah starts on Saturday, Christmas is the following day, Kwazaa ...

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    Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all ...

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    We figure a few of you have already sent out all of the cards, bought all of the needed gifts, finished the decorations and can relax as the rest of the Holiday season goes on.  As for the rest ...

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    We're just wild for library programs! There are some wild times coming up. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the program for this Saturday, December 3: “Learning about financial ...

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    So, will you be going for the full dinner with all the trimmings, or are you going the Charlie Brown route of toast, popcorn & pretzel sticks?  Which football game will you be ...

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    Here’s what’s going on at the library this week.  Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to ...

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    Time for the latest news from South Plainfield Library:

                    First, the Library will be closed on Tuesday ...

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    Are you ready for Halloween?  Your library is a great place to find last minute costume and decorating ideas. You'll also be able to find the spookiest ghost stories and horror movies if you ...

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                So, how much candy is enough?  Should it be all chocolate, or should it be various types?  With the current ...

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    That crispness in the air and the leaves changing colors means that fall is finally here!!  Join us on Saturday from 9am to 12pm for a “Fall Festival” to celebrate the beautiful fall ...

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    Welcome to October, folks.  As we prepare to break out the rakes and leaf bags, let’s stop momentarily and look at news from South Plainfield Library:

    The Library will be closed on ...

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    There are so many things happening at the library in the next few weeks, I won’t be able to fit them all in one column! Go to our website (southplainfield.lib.nj.us) to see the full schedule, ...

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    It seems autumn starts tomorrow.  Of course, it also seems like summer started only yesterday.  It’s a chore trying to reconcile how you see time pass and what the calendar tells ...

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    It’s that time…Our book and bake sale is finally here!!!  We’ve gotten so many donations of books and DVDs, so the books sale should be awesome!!  The Friends of the ...

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     So, how was your summer?  Do you enjoy vacation season?  Did the “I had fun today” moments outnumber the “Well, there’s always next year” moments?  ...

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    The library will be closed September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Sunday hours (1:30 – 5:00 pm) will begin on September 11.

    If we’re posting our Labor Day closing, it’s ...

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    You might be feeling a bit depressed now.  Summer, as we usually perceive it, is nearly over.  Soon, vacation time will wind down, school will be back in session, and autumn will ...

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    Even though summer is almost over, there is still plenty of time to enjoy our museum pass program for some day trips around New Jersey.  Library patrons can come to the library and purchase ...

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The Athlete of the Week Jacob Painton Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team finished their dual meet season with an impressive 30-1 record.  This past week saw the Tigers defeated Hamilton East-Steinert (70-6), Wall (50-23), and Hopewell Valley (41-12) to win the Central Jersey Group III Sectional Championship.  This advanced South Plainfield to the Group III State Championships.  The wrestling team defeated Sparta ...

Obituaries

Fords – Raymond Vincent Wentzheimer, 65, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 20 Born in ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Carol R. Osterberg passed away at her home surrounded by her family on ...
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South Plainfield, NJ – Brian Evans, 53, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at JFK ...
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Letters to the Editor

Kara Podlovits Named to Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland

February 22, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its fall 2016 Dean's List. In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Kara Podlovits, class of 2019 from South Plainfield

Established ...

Community Happenings

Sensory Storytime Being Offered at the South Plainfield Library

February 19, 2017

This program is designed to be an inclusive event for preschool-young adult aged individuals with special needs.Sensory story time will be presented in a way to make participants more comfortable than they might be at a standard story time.

SPHS Senior Scott Riccardi named 2017 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

February 22, 2017

Scott Riccardi, a South Plainfield High School senior, has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Finalist.  Scott is among the top 1% of the 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT(r)).  In addition, Scott presently has a 4.7/4 GPA, is taking 5 AP classes, and involved in ...

Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

February 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 and Sacred Heart Church, will again be sponsoring  Lenten Fish Dinners on March 3, March 10 March 17, March 24, March 31 & April 7

Dinners will be served in the Holy Savior Academy Cafeteria located at 149 South Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, from 5PM to 7PM each Friday during Lent. 

The menu will ...

Borough Looking for Full Time Clerk/Cashier

Department of Tax Collection – The Borough of South Plainfield is looking for an experienced fulltime Cashier/Clerical Staff to handle tax and sewer billings for the Borough of South Plainfield. The ideal candidate should have strong customer service and clerical/organizational skills. Task will include handling cash and processing tax and sewer bills. Running of various closing reports, ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, February 23, 7:00 PM

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Special Needs Support Group at South Plainfield ...

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Sat, February 25, 1:00 PM

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Movies being shown at the South Plainfield ...

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Sat, February 25, 2:30 PM

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Teen Movie at Library - Miss Peregrine's Home for ...

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Sun, February 26, 8:00 AM

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All you can eat breakfast - SPMS Student Council ...

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Sun, February 26, 2:00 PM

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Auditions for 9th Annual Talent Showcase

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Sun, February 26, 3:30 PM

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Special Needs Sensory Storytime at the Library

Columns

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

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Monday Night Movies are back!  Come join us on February 27 at 6:30 PM as we show our next selection. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, Monday night’s movie is based on the real-life story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving as they fight for their right to be married during the 1950s and 1960s.  This historical drama will also be shown on Wednesday, March 1 at ...

Suburban Women and the Ladies of Liberty Hall

The regular monthly meeting of the Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield was held February 2nd at the American Legion Hall, Oak Tree Road.  Thank you to hostesses Diane Gallo and Orvie Hoffman. All officers reports were delivered followed by updates from Committee Chairs on their various ongoing projects. Discussions included the third annual South Plainfield Spelling Bee which is ...

Press Releases

South Plainfield Middle School Students Accepted into Region Ensembles

February 22, 2017

Plainsboro, NJ-Several South Plainfield Middle School students participated in the Central Jersey Music Educators’ Association Region II Intermediate Band, Orchestra and Chorus Auditions on February 4, 2017 at Community Middle School in Plainsboro, New Jersey.  There were approximately 850 band and orchestra students and 250 chorus students from Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, ...