Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser: Guinness Fun Run/Walk and "Finnegan's Wake”

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be hosting their annual “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event will be held at the Sun Tavern, 600 Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park.  Tickets are $25, which includes a t-shirt, two Guinness and entry into "Finnegan's Wake".  (For "Finnegan's Wake" only, tickets are $20, which includes beer, wine and hot dogs.)  Registration for the fun run is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:27 p.m.  Race begins at 12:30 p.m

Music to be provided by Mike Byrne Band from 12:45 to 4:00 p.m.  

For additional information, contact Kathy Noonan at 908-906-4622 or Marc Dowling at 908-967-0740.  The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off on March 14 at 1:00.

Sat, February 15
11:30 am — 4:00 pm
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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be hosting their annual “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event will be held at the Sun Tavern, 600 Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park. Tickets are $25, which includes a t-shirt, two Guinness and entry into "Finnegan's Wake". (For "Finnegan's Wake" only, ...

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600 Westfield Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ

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Women's History Month Presentation by Ntozake Shange

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UNION, NJ - The Vauxhall Community Group will be celebrating Women's History Month with a presentation by Ntozake Shange.

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Union Public Library Receives Special GOOGLE Grant to Provide Digital Skills Training and Career Development

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –  A special GOOGLE Grant has been awarded to the Union Public Library for digital skills training and career development.

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Two University of Hartford Students from Union Named to President's List

February 20, 2020

WEST HARTFORD, CT - The University of Hartford has recognized the following two students from Union who have been named to the President's List, signified by a 3.75 GPA or higher, for Fall 2019:

Uchenna Duru and Brianna McNair.

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MADISON, NJ - Students from Union at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester.

Anna Holland 

Loudjina Tilus 

Chingozirim Onosike 

Mark Pita 

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SHORT HILLS, NJ — Earlier this afternoon, local and county police were called to the Mall at Short Hills for a Suspected bomb threat.

In a statement from the Millburn Police Department, it was announced that police responded to the Neiman Marcus at the mall over a “telephonic bomb threat.”

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UNION, NJ - A second-grade class at Battle Hill Elementary School received a special visitor on Tuesday when Kyla, a Union County Sheriff's K-9 Officer, and her handler, Officer E. Ramirez, stopped in.

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School Student Council members organized a recent school-wide fundraiser called The Snowflake Project.

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Paint N Sip Fundraiser for Relay for Life of Union

UNION, NJ - A Paint 'N Sip fundraiser for the Relay for Life of Union on Friday, March 20, will be held at the Colombian Club of Union.

The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. with artist Jill Rible.  Wine and appetizers will be served.  RSVP by March 1 to Lisa Padden at 908-447-8130.  The Colombian Club of Union is at 1034 Jeanette Avenue.  The cost is $40.00.

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