Press Releases

November 14, 2018

November 18-24 is National Game and Puzzle Week and LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, is sharing recommendations for some great family games that also boost cognitive skills.   “Cognitive skills are the tools we use to pay attention, memorize, process, recall ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17. Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will ...

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WARREN, NJ - This Friday night is the annual "Spin & Win" at the Washington Valley Volunteer Fire Company firehouse in Warren, NJ. It's an excellent way to support your volunteer firefighters and win great stuff for your Thanksgiving dinner. Please stop in and have some fun!

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The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business ...

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Please join Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, and the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit as we remember all the people in our lives that have died.  On November 29th, we will host our annual memorial service, iRemember, that allows us to remember those that have died, celebrate our own ...

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Westfield, NJ – Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on December 1st and 2nd.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering a special Fall Family & Friends Introductory English-style horseback ride on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is in progress ...

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UNION, NJ - Kean Stage is ringing in the holiday season on December 9 with Snowkus Pocus, a dazzling cirque-tacular show that’s fun for the entire family! Snowkus Pocus tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the colorful characters ...

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Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on Dec. 1 and 2.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide ...

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Plainfield Community Outreach (PCO) is holding a Shoe Drive to raise money for Grace’s Kitchen soup kitchen and the PCO afterschool and English language learning programs.  If PCO can collect 2,500 pairs of new or gently used shoes of all types, it will earn a donation of $1,000. Funds2Orgs ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  Somerset County Tourism is accepting nominees through November 30 for its annual Salute to Tourism awards. The awards honor individuals and organizations throughout Somerset County, N.J. in four categories: Economic Champion, Service Excellence and Tourism Champion plus a new ...

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PROGRAM TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE OF JOSEPH BEER’S ‘TRIPTYCH’ THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK – RICHARD GLAZIER, RON RAINES AND REBECCA FAULKENBERRY, GUEST SOLOISTS  PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Symphony once again brings Broadway to Plainfield in the upcoming concert, “The Gershwin ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year old male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, who has been missing since October 30, 2018. Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain Lakes ...

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Two county-based Child Advocacy Centers open the doors to their new facilities, boosting progress towards the goal of access to a Child Advocacy Center for all child abuse victims in each of the 21 NJ counties. Iselin, NJ, Nov 2, 2018   Two counties – Gloucester and Camden – have opened the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The BW NICE Somerset County Chapter is pleased to announce that Doris “Dee” Zampella, of the E A Boniakowski Agency, Inc., has been selected as this year’s Businesswoman of the Year.   Zampella will receive this special recognition during BW NICE’s 3rd annual Red Shoe ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 10th annual Harvest Fest and NJ Microbrew night, an awaited local social event as well as a fundraiser for the St. James Men of Charity is Saturday, Nov. 3 at St. James in Basking Ridge. The event draws fans of craft brews, who are able to sample a wide variety of lagers, ...

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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Warren and nearby areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Bahamas, and the ...

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The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield (JLEP) is organizing its second annual Little Black Dress Initiative, a weeklong fundraising campaign that uses the iconic little black dress to raise awareness about poverty and its effects on women in society.  Participants are challenged to wear the ...

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Maureen Francis, a choral director in the Music Department at Westfield High School, will be the guest soprano soloist in Crescent Choral Society's upcoming concert, Haydn's Mass in Time of War, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.  The concert, which will be performed in the Crescent Avenue ...

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Rain, rain, go away! Due to the anticipated heavy rain/wind storm, we are canceling the Brite Nites event for Saturday, October 27, 2018. The event will go on for both Friday, October 26 and Sunday, October 28, 2018. Friday's event time has been extended to 9:00pm from 8:30pm. All tickets ...

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If your child is having difficulty at school and you’re thinking of having your child’s learning skills assessed, there are a lot of choices. Read on to discover the difference between five of the more common types of tests to evaluate cognitive skills. 1. Achievement assessments: These tests ...

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There will be a MASSIVE ESTATE SALE on October 26 and 27 from 9 am - 4 pm at 724 Park Avenue, Plainfield.  The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield has occupied this building for 128 years and will soon be moving to another Union County location in order to focus their energy and resources on its ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on ...

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The Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation is excited to announce that we have added an additional night to our Brite Nites 2018 event, on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The entry times are the same, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and tickets are now on sale. The trustees and volunteers were disappointed when the ...

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The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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The Long Hill Township Library will present a Halloween-worthy production of Washington Irving’s most famous horror story, Ichabod Crane and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, on Sunday, October 21 at 4pm. The actor, Neill Hartley, will tell the tale of school teacher Ichabod Crane as he makes his way ...

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  WARREN, NJ – As a new school year begins, many parents are worried that there’s nothing they can do to help their child’s academic performance. But a new report is shedding some light on learning struggles, explaining that they are rooted in clusters of weak cognitive skills.  “About 30% of ...

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Talk by a woman who suffered for many years - and through several hospitalizations - from various eating disorders (anorexia, binge and purge, excessive exercise). She will share her journey and make important distinctions to help professionals, family members and loved ones understand the vast ...

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Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes. In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Arc Foundation of Somerset County hosted their first “Clubs for Cabins” Golf Outing fundraiser on Monday September 17 at Watchung Valley Golf Club.  The event was part of a strategic fundraising goal to help raise significant funds for Camp Jotoni, a 15 acre summer camp ...

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