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Sun, September 24, 7:45 AM

Union High School, Union

Mayor's Day 5k and Kid's Run

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2017 7:45am 09/24/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Mayor's Day 5k and Kid's Run

Cook Drive Union, NJ
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Sun, September 24, 11:00 AM

Trailside Nature and Science Center , Mountainside

36th Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept.

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2017 11:00am 09/24/2017 5:00pm America/New_York 36th Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept. 24

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to attend the 36th Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 24 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Harvest Festival is a celebration of Early American life featuring ongoing music and entertainment, storytelling, Native ...

Mountainside, NJ
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Mon, September 25, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 3:30pm 09/25/2017 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 25, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 6:00pm 09/25/2017 7:45pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan

We will supply dessert.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 25, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, union

Free Small Business Workshop

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 6:30pm 09/25/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Free Small Business Workshop

The Union Public Library will host a free business workshop on Monday, September 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm

How to Start a Small Business and Social Media for Beginners

This free seminar covers topics on doing business in NJ:

online business registration
cost effective ways to run your business
how to use social media
free online tools to market your business
why you need a ...

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Tue, September 26, 10:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

National Voter Registration Day

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 10:00am 09/26/2017 7:00pm America/New_York National Voter Registration Day


1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 26, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 12:30pm 09/26/2017 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 07083
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Tue, September 26, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Suffragette" (2015)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 2:00pm 09/26/2017 3:45pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Suffragette" (2015)

Rated PG-13, 106 mins. History/Drama starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep. ©Focus Features Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 28, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session

Add to My Calendar 09/28/2017 6:00pm 09/28/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session

The Union Public Library will host a Citizenship/Naturalization Information Session on Thursday, September 28 from 6pm-7:30pm. A representative from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will cover topics including:

The Naturalization Process
The New Naturalization Test
Rights and Responsibilities of US Citizenship

In addition, the public is welcome to stop by the library ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Sat, September 30, 9:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

AARP Safe Driving Class

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/30/2017 9:30am 09/30/2017 4:30pm America/New_York AARP Safe Driving Class

Refresh your driving skills and you may be eligible for a multi-year discount on your car insurance. There are no tests to pass, you simply sign up and learn.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 30, 2:00 PM

Town Hall, Union

Union's Second Annual Hispanic Heritage ...

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UNION, NJ – Union will be hosting their Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, The Rhythm and the Beat, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

This year the Township will recognize a part of Hispanic culture that binds more than 20 Hispanic countries through rhythm -- the history of drumming and percussion in Latina America.

According to a Township press release, “through performances ...

1976 Morris Avenue 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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