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Mon, August 26, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover!

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Add to My Calendar 08/26/2019 6:00pm 08/26/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Connect, Explore, Discover!

Discover our free digital resources for downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Library card.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, August 27, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Mobile Aging Kiosk

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 11:30am 08/27/2019 1:30pm America/New_York Mobile Aging Kiosk

Union County’s mobile Aging Service Kiosk (ASK) is designed to provide residents with a convenient, friendly way to find out about services for the aging, and for their families and caregivers. ASK is staffed by professionals with the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection of the Union County Department of Human Services.


1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, August 27, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday Movie at Two at UPL

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 2:00pm 08/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday Movie at Two at UPL

Enjoy a movie with friends. Call 908-851-5450 for the title.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 5, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Meditation

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Add to My Calendar 09/05/2019 11:30am 09/05/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Meditation

Relax, breathe and take time for yourself. Classes may include some gentle stretching exercises.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 5, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

UPL Friends Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 09/05/2019 7:00pm 09/05/2019 8:30pm America/New_York UPL Friends Meeting

Make new friends and help the Library all at the same time!


1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 6, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover

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Add to My Calendar 09/06/2019 3:00pm 09/06/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 6, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Branch Union Library, Vauxhall

Library Card Sign-Up Family Drop-In Craft

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Add to My Calendar 09/06/2019 3:00pm 09/06/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Library Card Sign-Up Family Drop-In Craft

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month and enjoy craft time with your family. Time to just have fun!


123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 9, 6:30 PM

Vauxhall Branch Public Library, Vauxhall

Grandparents, Grandchildren & Games! 

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Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 6:30pm 09/09/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Grandparents, Grandchildren & Games! 

Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to a special game night for grandparents and grandchildren! Call 908-851-5451 to register (required).


123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 9, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Medicare 101

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Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 6:30pm 09/09/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Medicare 101

Are you turning or over the age of 65? Learn how to enroll in Medicare, gaps in Medicare parts “A” and “B”, available choices for supplementary coverage, and how to leave an employer group plan. Led by Marcia Myers, Farmer’s Insurance agent.


1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 10, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesdays Movies @ 2

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Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 2:00pm 09/10/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesdays Movies @ 2

Watch a new movie with friends. Call 908-851-5450 for movie title. No reservation necessary!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 10, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue

Writer's Support Group

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Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 7:00pm 09/10/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Writer's Support Group

Are you looking for feedback on the book you’re working on, trying to overcome writer’s block, or trying to figure out your personal writing style? Come join this group of authors and writers whose mission is to encourage, support and promote authorship.

1980 Morris Avenue 1980 Morris Avenue, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 11, 10:15 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 10:15am 09/11/2019 11:15am America/New_York Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Gentle and relaxing. No experience necessary, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 11, 1:15 PM

Vauxhall Branch Public Library, Vauxhall

Computer Basics Part #2: Windows Basics

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 1:15pm America/New_York Computer Basics Part #2: Windows Basics

This class is intended for individuals who are new to computing or want to brush up on their basic skills. Participants will be introduced to basic computer terminology and given a general introduction on the basics of Windows operating system. Registration required; call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up. Sign up early! Class is restricted to 8 people. Computer provided.


123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, September 11, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover

Other

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 3:00pm 09/12/2019 7:00am America/New_York Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 14, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Branch Library, Vauxhall

Adult Essentials for Job Seekers: Resume Writing ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 11:00am 09/14/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Adult Essentials for Job Seekers: Resume Writing Workshop

Discover what tools to use to create or update your resume and cover letter, record your job search, networking, and, how to nail the interview. Presented by Jeanine Simonson. Registration required. Call 908-851-5450 to sign up.


123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 16, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover

Other

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2019 7:00pm 09/16/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 16, 7:00 PM

Vauxhall Branch Union Public Library, Vauxhall

Latin Dance Class

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Add to My Calendar 09/16/2019 7:00pm 09/16/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Latin Dance Class

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join our Latin Dance Class with instructor Patricia Guerra-Frazie. Learn the Merengue and Bachata and cultural history embedded in each dance. Call 908-851-5451 to register (required).

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 17, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesdays Movies @ 2

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Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 2:00pm 09/17/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesdays Movies @ 2

Watch a new movie with friends. Call 908-851-5450 for movie title. No reservation necessary!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 17, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Leave 'Em in Stitches

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Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 7:00pm 09/17/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Leave 'Em in Stitches

Calling all beginning, intermediate, and advanced stitchers! Bring your project(s) and get ready to knit and/or crochet!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 18, 1:15 PM

Vauxhall Branch Library, Vauxhall

Computer Basics Part #3: Internet Basics

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Add to My Calendar 09/18/2019 1:15pm 09/18/2019 2:15pm America/New_York Computer Basics Part #3: Internet Basics

If you are new to the web or are looking to improve your Internet skills, this Internet Basics class has you covered! Become Internet savvy on how to browse smartly. Registration required; please call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up. Sign up early! Registration is restricted to 8 people. Computers will be provided.


123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088

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Have You Seen Brody? Missing Since Thursday

November 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - This pup was adopted recently from the Elizabeth shelter. The owner states that he ran out of the house on Hillside Rd. on Thursday the 14th. around 3:30 p.m. He was seen on Magie Avenue and then again on North Avenue by the Colombian bakery.

Owners also noted that he is on the small side and very friendly. His name is Brody, however, he may not know his name too well ...

Holiday Shopping Idea: Library Bag Sale

UNION, NJ - The Friends of the Union Public Library will be hosting a "Library Bag Sale", beginning November 25 through December 23.  

Buy a bag for $10 and fill it or buy items individually -- books, DVDs, CDs and more on sale for adults and children.  The Union Public Library Main Branch is located at 1980 Morris Avenue; the Vauxhall Branch at 123 Hilton Avenue, ...

A Discussion on HIV and AIDS for World AIDS Day

UNION, NJ - The National Council of Negro Women Vauxhall Section and the Vauxhall Community Group will be co-sponsoring a discussion on HIV-AIDS.

In support of World AIDS Day, the event will seek to bring awareness to those infected with and those affected by HIV/AIDS and that there are those in the community who care and offer support, resources and encouragement to those who may be in ...

Union Student Takes Place in CH-CH Student Senate Simulation

November 5, 2019

WALTHAM, MA - On Friday, October 25, Stephanie Enweonwu of Union, from the class of 2021, took part in the 4th Annual Chapel Hil-Chauncy Hall School Senate Simulation. Stephanie played the role of Senator Marco Rubio, grappling with the real issues currently facing the United States.

"The Senate Simulation is a great chance to both expand the political and civic understanding of our ...

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Good News in Union Schools (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Hannah Caldwell celebrated World Kindness Day and Fred Rogers Cardigan Day. We wanted to capture the spirit of kindness so staff dressed in cardigans in honor of the late Fred Rogers. In classrooms, students discussed how we can be kind like Mister Rogers. We read stories about kindness and watched an ...

This Week in Union Schools (Nov. 4 - 8)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Union High School:

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance was Saturday Night at UHS was a huge success! The kids had a great time and danced the night away!

There will be a Food Drive where students can obtain community service hours. See Mr. Mott, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Rosales for ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!

 

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

Union Student Selected to Participate in the 2019 Debutante Leadership Program

November 11, 2019

Essex County, NJ – “Preparing the Next Global Servant Leader” is this year’s theme for the Essex County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated’s ~ 2019 Debutante Leadership Program and 14th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion.

Janeyce Soncerea McCray of Union, who attends Kent Place School, will be amongst twenty girls selected from seven New Jersey ...

Cranford Movie Theatre Reopens Friday

November 7, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Movie Theatre, located in the heart of Downtown Cranford, will reopen its doors on Friday, November 8th.

Jesse Sayegh, owner of the Cranford Movie Theatre and the Westfield Rialto, said he was caught by surprise when New Vision Cinemas LLC, which operated the cinemas in Union County, left the Rialto Theatre more than 16 months before ...

Summit Cleans Up After Tanker Spill

SUMMIT, NJ - Clean-up is ongoing after a tanker overturned on Broad Street -- near the Route 24 overpass -- in the early morning hours of November 4.

According to the City of Summit, the accident -- which occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. -- resulted in an estimated 1,350 gallons of gasoline spilling out into the roadway and surrounding vicinity and forced the closure of multiple ...

Kenilworth Police Report Missing Juvenile

KENILWORTH, NJ - A Kenilworth girl has been reported missing while attending a family event at the Kenilworth Inn on Saturday.

According to Kenilworth Detective Sergeant Michael Scanielo, the Kenilworth Police Department took a police report for a juvenile that walked away from a family event at The Kenilworth Inn, 5 S. 31st St. in Kenilworth on Saturday.  The girl has ...

Lawsuit: NJ Trooper Was Texting Moments Before Crash That Killed Teenage Girl on Central Ave in 2017

November 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state police trooper who hit a 14-year-old Westfield girl while driving on Central Avenue in 2017 was texting in the moments leading up the fatal crash, evidence contained in the court record for a civil lawsuit against the trooper shows.

While investigators cleared state Trooper Alexander Gelfand of criminal charges at the time, the lawsuit filed by the family of the ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Will Host NJ Premiere of 'Shooting Heroin' at Cranford Theatre on Nov. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Shooting Heroin, a film with an all-star cast, including Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore, motion picture dealing with the drug epidemic makes its New Jersey premiere when it hits the big screen on Thursday Nov. 14 at the newly reopened Cranford Theatre.

Related: Cranford Movie Theatre Reopens Friday

In attendance will be police chiefs, officers and DEA agents ...

The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Make Our One-Bowl Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Let’s face it: No one is ever going to eat all that Halloween candy. Why not chop up those fun-size chocolate bars and throw them into some cookie dough with a handful or two of M&M’s?

This one-bowl recipe is even easier than drop cookies and ready in under an hour, with no special equipment necessary.

Safety tip: When coating the foil-covered pan with cooking spray, hold it ...

Board of Education Member Thanks Union Voters

November 11, 2019

I would like to thank the residents of Union for taking the time on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to vote.

I am extremely thankful and humbled by the support and confidence shown by the voters of Union. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving another 3 years. I will continue to work diligently for the students of our district, as I did for my students throughout my 40 year teaching ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...