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Thu, September 7, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 11:30am 09/07/2017 12:30pm America/New_York Lunchtime Meditation

Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Sept. 28. Relax and unwind!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 7, 12:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

St. Demetrios 40th Annual Greek Festival

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 12:00pm 09/10/2017 12:00am America/New_York St. Demetrios 40th Annual Greek Festival

St. Demetrios Annual Greek Festival! Rain or shine under the tents! Be Greek for a weekend and you'll love it! Moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more! Great food, live music and folk dancing – there’s nothing like a Greek festival, and one of the best in NJ is the 40th annual 4-day Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in ...

721 Rahway Ave., Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 7, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Search for Your Unclaimed Property

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 6:30pm 09/07/2017 7:00pm America/New_York Search for Your Unclaimed Property

Stop by the Union Public Library on Thursday, Sept 7 from 6:30-7pm and search for your unclaimed property. The NJ Office of Unclaimed Property will help you search for any unclaimed financial assets. Examples of unclaimed financial assest include:

stocks and bonds
insurance checks
utility deposits
savings and checking accounts
wages
payroll checks

The Union Public Library is ...

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

Union

Friends of the Union Public Library meeting

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Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 7:00pm 09/07/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Union Public Library meeting

The Friends of the Union Public Library extends an open invitation to residents of Union to join in our first meeting for the 2017-2018 year. If you love to read and wish to support our public library, please attend the meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 7pm in the meeting room of the main library. Plans for the year will be outlined and discussed and your input is welcome!

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

Union Public Library, Union

Friends of the Library Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 7:00pm 09/07/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Meeting

New members always welcome!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 8, 8:00 AM

Westfield

Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture Assist

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 09/08/2017 8:00am 09/08/2017 3:30pm America/New_York Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture Assist

Furniture Assist's biggest annual fundraiser. Find thousands of items, from antiques and collectibles to household items, bicycles, CDs, vinyl, DVDs, clothes, antique furniture, modern furniture, rugs, lamps and so much more, all in good condition.

Furniture Assist is a local charity that takes donations from those that have and distributes free of charge to vetted families. Clients ...

816 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 8, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/08/2017 10:30am 09/08/2017 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years old. No registration required. Fridays at 10:30am.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 9, 7:45 AM

The MAX Challenge of Springfield/Union, Union

The MAX Challenge Fall Kickoff Meeting

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2017 7:45am 09/09/2017 8:45am America/New_York The MAX Challenge Fall Kickoff Meeting

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A CHANGE? ? BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BACK TO YOU!!!!
Join us Saturday, September 9th at our Union MAX location: 2033 Morris Avenue, NJ to KICK OFF our September CHALLENGE!

Find out how this amazing program works, our easy to follow nutrition plan and meet some of our inspiring members!!! THE NEW CHALLENGE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11TH!!! You can even get a jump start a week early ...

2033 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 9, 8:00 PM

Salem Roadhouse Cafe, Union

Ray Powers & Friends to help celebrate Salem ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2017 8:00pm 09/09/2017 10:30pm America/New_York Ray Powers & Friends to help celebrate Salem Roadhouse Cafe's tenth year

Ray Powers, who was one of the first performers at the inaugural Roadhouse Show, returns as he has every year for his 10th exciting, energetic performance at the Roadhouse Cafe. The usual band will accompany him, along with a list of special musical guests. Ray and the band will perform crowd favorites, and will have special guests join in at times. One very special guest who has been a regular ...

829 Salem Road Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 11, 8:30 AM

Fire Department Headquarters, Union

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 8:30am 09/11/2017 10:00am America/New_York 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

UNION, NJ – The community is invited to participate in a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Union Fire Department Headquarters on Bond Drive.

“Marking the anniversary of this tragic event provides the opportunity to recognize the many instances of heroism, bravery and generosity which have reflected back so strongly on America since ...

Bond Drive Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 11, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 3:30pm 09/11/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Lego Club

Learn, play, and build with us! Come join us for some creative building time and meet other Lego builders! All ages. No registration required. Mondays at 3:30pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 11, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Dine-in Movie Night: "Going in Style"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 6:00pm 09/11/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Dine-in Movie Night: "Going in Style"

96 min, Rated PG-13. We will supply popcorn.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 11, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

NJ Criminal Justice Reform

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 6:30pm 09/11/2017 7:30pm America/New_York NJ Criminal Justice Reform

Find out about the new NJ Bail Reform/Speedy Trial Law , at the Union Public Library on Monday, September 11 from 6:30-7:30pm.

On January 1, 2017 the NJ bail reform/speed trial law (L. 2014,c.31), went into effect. This new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to our criminal justic system in many years. New Jersey has shifted from a system in which a defendant's pretrial ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 12, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K Story & Craft: "Library Card Holder"

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 11:00am 09/12/2017 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Story & Craft: "Library Card Holder"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 12, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 12:30pm 09/12/2017 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Tuesdays at the Vauxhall Branch Library. Wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Sign up required.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 12, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesdays at 2 Movie: "My Cousin Rachel" (2017)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 2:00pm 09/12/2017 3:45pm America/New_York Tuesdays at 2 Movie: "My Cousin Rachel" (2017)

Rated PG-13, 106 mins. Drama/Romance starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin. Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 12, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 4:00pm 09/12/2017 5:00pm America/New_York MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Stories, songs, and activities that introduce important math and science concepts to children in a bilingual format! (Spanish & English) Ages 3-6, registration required. 908-851-5450 ext. 3. Tuesdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 12, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunch Box Hacks

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 6:30pm 09/12/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Lunch Box Hacks

Union Public Library and Take it To the Max presents: Lunch Box Hacks. Learn tips and tricks to prepare healthy lunches for yourself and your family. There are two dates for your convenience: Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30pm, or Wednesday, September 13 at 12:30pm. Please register in advance for either session by calling (908) 851-5450 x2.

Just in time for Back to School!

The Union Public ...

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Tue, September 12, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Packing a Healthy Lunch

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 6:30pm 09/12/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Packing a Healthy Lunch

Lunch Hacks for back to school! Registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 13, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/13/2017 10:30am 09/13/2017 11:00am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Wednesdays @10:30am. Newborns-18 months.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

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Still Time to Register for the "I Want to Eat Ice Cream" Ice Cream Eating Contest

September 23, 2017

UNION, NJ - Spots are limited for Union's 2nd annual "I Want to Eat Ice Cream" ice cream eating contest, Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 3pm during the Union Autumn Festival. 
Visit the Magic Fountain at 1081 Stuyvesant Ave. (no purchase necessary) to register.   Spots are very limited.  Must be 10 years old or older.   
Kids and adult trophy ...

Registration Open for Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest

UNION, NJ – Registration for the Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest is underway.

Contestants, in grades 5 – 12, have an opportunity to paint storefront windows throughout town.  Window assignments and paint will be distributed on October 11 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Trophies will be awarded by grade.

Register in person at the Recreation Department, 1120 ...

Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Dinner Dance

UNION, NJ - A fundraiser for the Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade is scheduled with a dinner and dance on Friday, October 20.

Tickets are $65 and includes a dinner buffet, wine, beer and soda.  The event features the entertainment of "Park Ave".  The fundraiser is being held at the Knights of Columbus, 1034 Jeanette Avenue, from 6:00 - 11:00 ...

Fairleigh Dickinson Students from Union Inducted into Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon Honor Societies

September 22, 2017

MADISON, NJ - The following Union residents attending Fairleigh Dickinson University have been inducted into FDU's Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies for the Spring 2017 semester:

Vivian Muniz and Gabrielle Pais have been inducted into FDU's Phi Omega Epsilon honor society. Eligibility for membership in the University's senior honor society is ...

Union's Stephanie Enweonwu Joins Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

WALTHAM, MA - Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is excited to welcome Stephanie Enweonwu from Union to the Class of 2021. 

Located within 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Visit Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School online at www.chch.org.

 

Union's Dr. Xurong Kong Elected Officer of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA - Dr. Xurong Kong of Union, N.J., was recently elected as an officer for the Kean University chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Kong, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies at Kean University, was elected to the position of president and will serve during the 2017-2018 term.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

September 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Joseph Cryan Running for 20th District State Senate Seat

September 21, 2017

Like so many others, I will forever remember exactly where I was on Election night last November. It was clear our new President would have, among other attributes, a conservative agenda.  I knew the many changes coming from Washington would ultimately end up being decided in every state’s capital.

With confidence that I could be a voice for my community based on my experience, ...

Board of Education Candidate: Michelle Schulz

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 21 years.  We have six children, Michael, Dominick, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Amanda, and Brandon, all of which are products of the Township of Union Public Schools.   Michael ...

Board of Education Candidate: Sherry Higgins

My name is Sherry Higgins, and I’ve been a resident of the Township of Union for over 30 years. I’ve been married to Patrick for 25 years.  We have two children, Kaitlyn and Kelly, both products of the Township of Union Public Schools.  Kaitlyn is a senior at East Carolina University in their pre-medical program, and plans to get her Masters in Sustainability before entering ...

Board of Education Candidate: Linda Richardson

My name is Linda Richardson, and I have been a resident of the Township of Union for 32 years.  I’ve been married to John, a retired Irvington Police Officer and former Director of the Irvington Police Athletic League, now Facilities Manager of Galloping Hill Golf Course.  We have two children, Laura and Dan, both products of the Township of Union Public Schools.  Laura is a ...

170 New Jobs Available for Union County Residents Through Workforce Innovation Business Center

September 23, 2017

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the County’s Workforce Innovation Business Center is recruiting qualified Union County residents to fill 170 full and part-time positions at three prospective employers in Union County.

“We made the development of public-private partnerships a priority so we can maximize ...

Union County College Names New Governor to the Board

CRANFORD, NJ – At the September 19, 2017, Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Hugh C. Welsh, of Cranford, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Welsh to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Welsh is the ...

Riding for Warriors 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride Raises More Than $17,000

UNION, N.J.  – The third annual Riding For Warriors recently wrapped its cross-country motorcycle journey raising more than $17,000 for Hope For The Warriors and its A Warrior’s Wish program and granting five wishes for deserving service members. 

Celebrating 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to ...

Paint by the Pone Event, Saturday, Sept. 30 at Warinanco Park

ELIZABETH, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters ages 4 to 12 years old to participate in “Paint by the Pond.” This will be the second year for this interactive art project which will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the pond in Warinanco Park. The pond is ...

Columns

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose-Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

September 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path.  Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

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