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TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

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With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather will be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the grounds. This National Historic Landmark built in the 19th century will host its Second Annual Food Truck Festival on Saturday starting at 11 am. Admission is only $5 per person with children under 5 free. Besides sampling food from the trucks, guests are invited to watch live musical performances from local talent.

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City Place Annual Sidewalk Sale

Every year, City Place at The Promenade in Edgewater hosts a weekend-long party to bring in droves of shoppers. Shop exclusive deals from popular retailers such as Aerosoles, Carter’s, and Pier 1 Imports. Listen to live musical acts while you shop, enter raffles, and bring the kids along for face painting. Free 10-minute massage sessions will also be sponsored by R & R with Hand and Stone. The event will be from Friday through Sunday.

The Parade of Pollinators

Looking for a unique nature experience to take part in this weekend? Then, you must head to Valley Crest Farm and Preserve on Saturday for the Parade of Pollinators. From 10 am to 11:30 am, you’ll get to see the farm’s 14 beehives in action. The class will view and learn about the farm’s bees and monarch butterflies while touring the farm. Cost to attend is $5. The market will be open following your visit to take home delicious fresh produce. The farm also has a pick your own program that allows you to select and buy your own fruits and vegetables from their crops.

Taste of West Orange International Food Fest

On July 22, the city of West Orange will be celebrating the rich diversity of the area with a food festival highlighting cuisines from all over the world. The event will take place at OSPAC on Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm with free admission. Food vendors will include Angry Archie’s, My Four Suns, Waffle De Lys, and many more. Amusement rides and carnival games will also be on hand for the event.

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Local Children Invited to Register for Essex County Summer Camps

February 23, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Children of all ages are invited to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center.

The zoo has several weeklong camp adventures that will introduce children to the extraordinary world of animals, nature and science. Campers and their parents/guardians are ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 13, 2018

February 5, 2018 – February 11, 2018

On February 6, 2018 officers investigated a report of a burglary to two motor vehicles at an Eileen Drive address. An unknown actor had entered the unlocked vehicles during the overnight hours. Residents are reminded to remove valuable items and lock all vehicles in their driveways.

On February 9, 2018 at 3:03 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a ...

Verona Superintendent Responds to Safety Concerns After Florida School Shooting

February 16, 2018

It saddens me to write to you in the days following the senseless act that occurred in Parkland, Florida. A tragedy that takes innocent lives from their loving families in a place that is suppose to be a safe haven can have an emotional effect on so many people, and it is natural for children and their parents to be concerned for their own safety.

The Verona Public Schools are the foundation ...

Health Authorities Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Fred Hill Sports Academy, Verona

1st Annual Verona Charity Cornhole Tournament

Giving Back Sports

Mon, February 26, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Tue, February 27, 7:00 PM

Clifton Library, Allwood Branch, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Bridgewater Resident Named Chief of County Investigators for Essex County Prosecutor's Office

February 22, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Bridgewater resident Mitchell G. McGuire, 3rd, has been named the new chief of county investigators for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, according to a release.

Acting Capt. McGuire will be succeeding acting chief Quovella Spruill, who is retiring as of Feb. 28.

McGuire will be formally sworn in Feb. 26, and will assume the duties of chief March ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...