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Livingston Student Council Teams with One Kind Step

October 19, 2017

UNION, NJ – Students at Livingston Elementary School received a lesson in compassion, giving back and brightening someone’s day when they decorated white bags to be donated to ‘One Kind Step’.

‘One Kind Step’ is an organization developed to connect communities and inspire positive change.  The decorated bags with colorful artwork will be used to ...

Diamond Circle Club Members Reconnect at Fall Luncheon

UNION, NJ – Diamond Circle Club members had an opportunity on Saturday to reconnect and catch up at their fall luncheon at Suburban Country Club.

According to club president Joe Canarelli, the luncheons are a way for members to meet twice a year, renew old friendships, and hear about what’s going on in their lives.  “It helps people stay in touch.  ...

Connecticut Farms Hispanic Heritage Club Kicks Off With Guatemalan Worry Dolls

UNION, NJ – In the first of three Hispanic Heritage Club sessions, third and fourth grade students at Connecticut Farms School learned about and made Guatemalan Worry Dolls.

The Club, running for three sessions after school during Hispanic Heritage Month, concentrates on helping students share knowledge and experiences about countries where Spanish is spoken. 

Run by Spanish ...

Livingston Students Connect with Family and Friends Through Writing

UNION, NJ – Students at Livingston Elementary School learned about making connections recently when they wrote letters to family and friends about their goals for the year.

As part of the third grade curriculum for Language Arts/Social Studies, students in Mrs. Denner’s and Mrs. D’Agostino’s classes chose someone special in their lives to write a letter to about their ...

Rich In History - Union Sites Share Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

UNION, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic sites, ...

NJSIAA and Pharmacy Owners Form "Stop Opioid Abuse Program" for Student Athletes Statewide

HAMILTON, NJ - High School student-athletes could benefit from a new statewide program geared toward preventing opioid abuse.

Last week, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the Garden State Pharmacy Owners (GSPO) announced a joint effort to help prevent opioid abuse with the formation of SOAP - the Stop Opioid Abuse ...

Livingston Leaders Program Continues to Enrich Learning Experiences

UNION, NJ – The Livingston Leaders at Livingston Elementary School received funds from the school’s PTA, led by Paula Andrade, to fulfill the goal of providing each classroom with two Amazon Fire Tablets.

The Livingston Leaders is a program designed to give students the opportunity to engage in integrating meaningful school-based community service with instruction and reflection to ...

William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble Donates $1,000 to Union High School Student

UNION, NJ – Jazz Thursdays at the Union Farmers Market attracted some of the most talented Jazz artists in New Jersey.

The season concluded last Thursday with the William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble entertaining market-goers and a special check presentation to a Union High School student.

The William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble donated $1,000, a portion of their ...

Color Run at Battle Hill School Raises Over $2,000 for Team Campbell Foundation

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill students had a colorful day at school at Thursday and managed to raise $2,587 to help fight cancer in the process.

The ‘Color Run for Campbell’, organized by the Battle Hill Student Council, helped raise money for The Team Campbell Foundation, formed in late 2014 in memory of Campbell Hoyt.

“This butterfly was actually drawn by a little girl ...

Legendary Actor John Amos Visits Connecticut Farms School

Union, NJ – Connecticut Farms students were treated to a special visit from actor John Amos, famous for his roles on 'Good Times', 'Roots', and 'Coming To America', on Friday.

Amos, a New Jersey native, was promoting his new children’s book, “A World Without Color”.  Amos shared stories of his early start in acting and spoke about his ...

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Lantern Cemetery Tour of Aging Tombstones on Tap  -- If You Dare

October 14, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ If your love of history is stronger than your fear of zombies, then mark Saturday, Oct. 21, in your calendar.

As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, the Rev. Chaz Hutchison, pastor of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, will lead a lantern tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. and will run approximately one ...