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Wed, September 26

Union

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 12:00am 09/27/2018 12:00am America/New_York Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin Union, NJ true
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Wed, September 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Tiny Tots Storytime

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 10:30am 09/26/2018 11:00am America/New_York Tiny Tots Storytime

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Wednesdays at 10:30am. Birth-2 years; no registration required. (Please note: there is no program on 9/19 due to a delayed opening)

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 26, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 4:00pm 09/26/2018 5:00pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about healthy eating and try some yummy new foods, following a different theme each month! Presented by Megan Hewitt, RD from ShopRite of Union. Ages 6-12, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 26, 6:30 PM

Union High School, union

Look to the Future: Transition from School to ...

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 6:30pm 09/26/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Look to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life

2350 North Third Street union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 27, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Volver"

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 2:00pm 09/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York International Film: "Volver"

Three generations of women help each other through the most difficult of times with compassion and humor. Country: Spain; Language: Spanish. Rated R, 121 mins.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 27, 3:00 PM

In Front of Town Hall, Union

Union Farmers Market

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Union Farmers Market

Join us as we kick off our 2018 Farmers Market Season as we bring back local favorites and add more new vendors! This season, don't forget you can buy your produce and goods while enjoying the day with family and friends while listening to Trusol Music starting at 4pm on June 21st and other local artist on select Thursdays!

Complete Vendor List"
Ort Farms, Soul Bowls, Tropical Taste ...

1976 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 27, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Alphabet Soup Storytime + Craft

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 4:00pm 09/27/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Alphabet Soup Storytime + Craft

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories, singing songs, and making new friends! Ages 4-6; registration required for 9/6 & 9/27 programs. (9/6 will feature a back-to-school craft following storytime; 9/27 session will be Stretchy Stories, a yoga & movement-based storytime)

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 27, 6:00 PM

Burnet Middle School, Union

Back to School Night at Burnet Middle School

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 6:00pm 09/27/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Back to School Night at Burnet Middle School

1000 Caldwell Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 27, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Raconteur Radio Presents: "Harry Potter and the ...

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 7:00pm 09/27/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Raconteur Radio Presents: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

UNION, NJ - In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Raconteur Radio will perform a *magical* parody of The Goblet of Fire.

The event will be held on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Public Library. Come in costume and experience the story in a whole new way.

Registration opens on Thursday, 9/13, so make sure you ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07088
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Thu, September 27, 7:30 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

Rahsaan Patterson

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 7:30pm 09/27/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Rahsaan Patterson

Presented by the Love You Girl Foundation

1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ
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Fri, September 28, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 09/28/2018 10:30am 09/28/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 28, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 09/28/2018 10:30am 09/28/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! (The 9/21 session will focus on music & movement) Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 28, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen W.H.O. Club

Add to My Calendar 09/28/2018 3:30pm 09/28/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Teen W.H.O. Club

Join the W.H.O. Club (We Help Others) and help make your community a better place while you earn community service hours! This month's project will be Kindness Stones! Ages 13+; registration required: 908-851-5450 x3

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 29, 12:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Family Movie: "Coco"

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 12:00pm 09/29/2018 1:45pm America/New_York Family Movie: "Coco"

Join us for a screening of Coco (2017, Rated PG), in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! Bring your own lunch and we'll supply the popcorn and a beverage. Guardians must be present. All ages, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 29, 12:00 PM

Union Center, Union

Union Special Improvement District to Host ...

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 12:00pm 09/29/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union Special Improvement District to Host Classic Car Show and Fall Festival

UNION, NJ – Have a classic car you want to show off? Or do you just like walking around looking at them?

Either way, mark your calendar for Union Center SID’s Welcome Fall Festival and Classic Car Show.

Classic cars of all makes and models are welcome at this free event, set for Saturday, September 29, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue.

If you don’t ...

Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ
Liberty Hall Dance Festival

Sat, September 29, 1:00 PM

Liberty Hall Museum, Union

Liberty Hall Dance Festival

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 1:00pm 09/29/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Liberty Hall Dance Festival

Buggé Ballet and Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University join forces for the second Liberty Hall Dance Festival! Spend an afternoon walking along the beautiful museum grounds enjoying site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history. Take a 1st floor tour of the Victorian-style mansion and participate in informal movement lessons as well!

Program Time: 1 ...

1003 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 29, 1:00 PM

Roselle Park

Roselle Park 4th Annual Juried Art Festival

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 1:00pm 09/29/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Roselle Park 4th Annual Juried Art Festival

The Roselle Park art festival returns on Saturday, September 29th with local, regional and professional artists, artisans and performers. Rain or shine, the free festivities start at 1:00pm on Chestnut Street between Charles Street and Webster Avenue in downtown Roselle Park, which will be transformed into a celebration of the arts!

The festival will feature a juried art walk of visual artists ...

Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue Roselle Park, NJ 07204
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Sat, September 29, 2:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Jersey Job Club: "Acing the Job Interview Part II"

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 2:00pm 09/29/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Jersey Job Club: "Acing the Job Interview Part II"

Practice interview skills & receive constructive feedback on performance.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Sun, September 30, 9:00 AM

Johnathan Dayton High School, Springfield

2nd Annual Salute to Veterans 5K Race Fun Run and ...

Add to My Calendar 09/30/2018 9:00am 09/30/2018 12:00pm America/New_York 2nd Annual Salute to Veterans 5K Race Fun Run and Military Ruck

Benefiting New Jersey Veteran's Network and Temple Sha'arey Shalom

139 Mountain Avenue Springfield , NJ
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Sun, September 30, 3:00 PM

St. Michael's Church, Union

A Celebration for St. Michael's 90th Anniversary

Add to My Calendar 09/30/2018 3:00pm 09/30/2018 6:00pm America/New_York A Celebration for St. Michael's 90th Anniversary

St. Michael Church in Union is proud to celebrate her 90th Anniversary on September 30 with a dinner dance at the Westwood in Garwood.

To mark these 90 years of Catholic presence in Union, we are publishing an Anniversary Souvenir Journal. Call 908-688-1232 or visit www.stmichaelunion.org for more details.

St. Michael's Church Union, NJ

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'Rachel's Challenge' to be Presented at Battle Hill School

September 25, 2018

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School will be hosting a community event entitled "Rachel's Challenge" on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Rachel Joy Scott's life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.  Battle Hill School presents the inspiring true story of one girl's dream being fulfilled nearly two decades after ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 9/24

Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center
Chair Yoga Session Kick-Off, 12:00 p.m., Senior Center
Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Read to Waldi, 4:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly, 6:00 p.m., ...

2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will be hosting a 2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion - on Sunday, October 21.

The celebration will feature Orquesta Clave Y Sabor, Group MK DanceStudio; DJ Lenin in the Mix and The Group Otto Show.  Food vendors will include Gusto Y Sabor Colombiano, El Lechon De Negron and the Mexi Boys. 

The event will be held in the ...

Chauncei C Walker of Union enrolls in Clemson University

September 19, 2018

CLEMSON, SC - Chauncei C Walker of Union enrolled in Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester.

Walker's major is Undeclared.

Ranked No. 24 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered ...

Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

September 24, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage, Connecticut Farms Church and the Liberty Hall Museum are all featured as part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend:  A Journey through Union County’s History.”

The Caldwell Parsonage, at 909 Caldwell Avenue, is an American Revolutionary site that will feature a re-enactor portraying the ...

Four Arrested in Aug. 23 Millburn Medical Center Robbery

September 12, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018.

According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica Greene, 29, all  from Newark, have been charged ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Steven Le (4-3), Save Our Schools Team

September 24, 2018

My name is Steven Le, and I’ve been a resident of Union for 27 years.  I am the son of two refugees who escaped Vietnam in 1979 and were sponsored by Holy Spirit Church to come to the United States.  After I was born, my family bought a house in Union and resided here ever since.  I myself am now a homeowner in the Washington/Five Points area.

I’m a proud product of ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Reverend Samuel M. Wright, Jr. (4-1), Save Our Schools Team

My name is Samuel M. Wright, Jr., and I am a pastor, teacher, preacher, praise leader, musician, and motivational speaker.  I’ve been married to my ministry partner, Patricia F. Wright, since 2004.  We have five children: Phillip, Stephen, Jessica, Fernon, and Jennifer.  We also have five grandchildren: Aniya, Cayla, Lucas, Golden, Devyn, and Myles.

In October 2000, I was ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Michelle Schulz (4-2), Save Our Schools Team

My name is Michelle Schulz, and I’ve been a resident of Vauxhall for over 20 years.  I’ve been married to Jack, who works for Union County as Supervisor of Park Maintenance Services, for 13 years.  We have six children - Michael, Dominick, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Amanda, and Brandon - all products of the Township of Union Public Schools.   Michael graduated in 2009 ...

Candidates Announce Team for BOE Election

UNION, NJ  - For the upcoming 2018 Board of Education election, three independent Township of Union residents have joined together to run for the three available seats on the Board. Ronnie McDowell, Kalisha Morgan and Kim Ruiz will campaign together for the November 6th election.

Ronnie McDowell is a former Board member who served as its president in 2017.

Kalisha Morgan, ...

Columns

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The dysfunctional family, with its dark, disturbing secrets, is at the heart of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a taut, insightful production, under the direction of Paul Mullin.

The actors live in their roles as ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 16, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

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