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Mon, July 23, 2:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Come Make a Beaded Wind Chime

Add to My Calendar 07/23/2018 2:00pm 07/23/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Come Make a Beaded Wind Chime

As part of it’s “Libraries Rock!” summer series, the Vauxhall Branch of Union Public Library invites you to come in to make a beaded wind chime craft on Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m. These wind chimes are delightful to listen to and see, and will bring a little beauty to your garden or outdoor space. Due to limited supplies, reservations are required. Please call the library at ...

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Mon, July 23, 2:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Union

Crafty Adults: Beaded Wind Chimes

Add to My Calendar 07/23/2018 2:00pm 07/23/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Crafty Adults: Beaded Wind Chimes

Creativity doesn't have an age limit! This craft can be used to decorate your space. Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, July 23, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

The Science of Sound

Add to My Calendar 07/23/2018 6:00pm 07/23/2018 7:00pm America/New_York The Science of Sound

UNION, NJ - Would your child like to learn about the science of sound?

The Union Library, in collaboration with Mad Science of West NJ, is hosting a program for kids, ages 6 through 12, who will learn about sound waves and create their own rainstorm, complete with rain, thunder and lightening.

The event will be held on July 23, at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required for this program. To ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, July 24, 11:45 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Family Link REIC Presentation: Child Development

Add to My Calendar 07/24/2018 11:45am 07/24/2018 12:45pm America/New_York Family Link REIC Presentation: Child Development

Children's Room at the Vauxhall Public Library

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Tue, July 24, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Add to My Calendar 07/24/2018 12:30pm 07/24/2018 1:15pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

First session: 12:30 - 1:15

Second session: 1:30 - 2:15

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Tue, July 24, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "The Leisure Seeker"

Add to My Calendar 07/24/2018 2:00pm 07/24/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "The Leisure Seeker"

Comedy/Drama, 2017. Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland. Rated R, 112 mins.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, July 25, 10:15 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Chair Yoga in the Library

Add to My Calendar 07/25/2018 10:15am 07/25/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Chair Yoga in the Library

Libraries Rock! Join us at the Union Public Library this summer on Wednesday mornings June 20-August 15 10:15am-11am for CHAIR YOGA.

Spend a relaxing morning at the library, with local yoga instructor Soumya Pandey. No experience necessary, classes are free and open to the public.

The library is located at 1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083.

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Wed, July 25, 12:00 PM

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Concert Series: ...

Add to My Calendar 07/25/2018 12:00pm 07/25/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Union County’s Free Summer Arts Concert Series: The Vinny’s / Katfish Lucy

Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board

Echo Lake Park Mountainside , NJ
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Thu, July 26, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Spettacolo"

Add to My Calendar 07/26/2018 2:00pm 07/26/2018 3:30pm America/New_York International Film: "Spettacolo"

Italian, 91 mins.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07088
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Thu, July 26, 3:00 PM

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Union Farmers Market

Add to My Calendar 07/26/2018 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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Fri, July 27, 2:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Movie: "Love, Simon" (2018)

Add to My Calendar 07/27/2018 2:30pm 07/27/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Teen Movie: "Love, Simon" (2018)

Join us for a showing of the film "Love, Simon". Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Ages 13+; registration required: 908-851-5450 x3

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07088

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The Science of Sound

July 18, 2018

 

UNION, NJ - Would your child like to learn about the science of sound?

The Union Library, in collaboration with Mad Science of West NJ, is hosting a program for kids, ages 6 through 12, who will learn about sound waves and create their own rainstorm, complete with rain, thunder and lightening.

The event will be held on  July 23, at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is ...

Rec on Wheels Cancelled for Tuesday Due to Heavy Rains

 

UNION, NJ - Due to inclement weather, the Rec on Wheels event scheduled for Tuesday at Joe Collins Park is canceled. 

The program will resume on Wednesday, July 18 at Sgt. Herbet Davis Park located at 940 Arcadia Place, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with a variety of outdoor games and activities.

Union Rec to Host Instructional Co-Ed Basketball Clinic

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department will host an instructional, co-ed basketball clinic Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Davis Park, 940 Arcadia Place.

The clinic, featuring fun drills and games, will run from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for participants in third- through fifth-grade and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Participants must be Union ...

Union's Mayor Talks About Streetscapes

The Township Committee and I are excited to announce that the second phase of the Streetscape Project has begun.  After the successful completion of phase one that yielded great results, we have already seen an increase in foot traffic, which is essential in jump-starting Union Center and bringing in the higher caliber retailers that residents are looking for in the Center.

Following the ...

Union High School Grads Celebrate 20 Years

July 21, 2018

UNION, NJ – It seemed like old times when over a hundred 1998 Union High School graduates got together last week to celebrate their 20th reunion.

“Everyone had a blast,” said Planning Committee and 1998 Class President Erica Bell.  “I am super excited and truly blessed to have had the honor as Union High School Class of 1998 President to have helped in creating ...

Drew University Names Jennifer Benedict to Spring 2018 Dean's List

MADISON, NJ - Drew University student Jennifer Benedict of Union, a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in Computer Science, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew ...

Two Union Students Graduate from the University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, RI - At the University of Rhode Island's 132nd Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, about 3,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students became the University's newest alumni.

From Union, Krystyna A Krupinski received Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Magna Cum Laude, and Lisa Williams received Bachelor of ...

Roselle Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

July 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Traffic Advisory: Accident on GSP South Causes Closure Near Clark Circle

July 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  Clark Police issued a warning that the southbound entrance to the parkway is closed at the Clark Circle due to an accident investigation taking place on the parkway at this time.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Union County Seeks Caring, Compassionate Volunteer Advocates

July 21, 2018

Union County residents who are looking for a unique way to give back to the community can apply to volunteer with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. Volunteers at the Rape Crisis Center provide judgement-free guidance for victims of sexual violence through a phone hotline. They may also accompany victims in person, to help them navigate medical, legal and law enforcement issues.

“Family Fun & Flix” in Warinanco Park Tuesday, July 24 Featuring “Peter Rabbit"

Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, continues on Tuesday, July 24 with the presentation of “Peter Rabbit” at Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle. 

As part of the evening’s events, UC Get Fit, a health initiative ...

Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County Sunday, July 22

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this weekend. The performance will be presented on Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present an hour long performance of “Shakespeare Gumbo,” a stirring collection of ...

Step Up and Build a Stronger Union County

Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based Mentoring. The program involves individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

July 21, 2018

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Morristown and Other Local Areas

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents of Morristown, Somerville, Bridgewater and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

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