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Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

November 10, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

Watchung Hills Script and Cue Hosts ‘Cabaret Night’

WARREN, NJ  – Student performers sang some 17 songs, including many from Broadway Musicals or from popular recording artists, at the 2018 “Cabaret Night,” which was staged by the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Script and Cue Student Drama Troupe, on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the school’s ...

2018 Somerset County Photo Contest Winners Announced

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the beauty and attributes of central New Jersey.

“We want to thank everyone who ...

Billy Wilkins Launches New Single, 'Monsterz,' on Halloween

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween? 

Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year. 

"It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about mistakes you made in the past. We filmed it at my ...

Watchung Hills Announces Fall Drama 2018, Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

WARREN, NJ - Arthur Miller’s iconic Tony Award winning drama, “The Crucible,” will be performed by the student actors of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Script and Cue Student Drama Club at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15, 16, and 17, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in ...

Colonal Park Hosts Spooky Miniature Golf at Mischief Night Madness Oct. 26

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October 27, 2018.)

Admission of $10 for a ghostly family of three or more and $8 for two golfers will ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Joins Cast of 'Shooting Heroin'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own hands.  

A ragtag team of locals comes together to form the first ...

2018 Far Hills Steeplechases Is An Irish Affair

FAR HILLS, NJ — Irish eyes were smiling brightly at the 98th running of the Far Hills Races on Oct. 20.

Irish-bred horses won four of seven races, and those which were not born in the Emerald Isle were trained or ridden by people with Irish backgrounds.

To kick things off, British-bred Caldbeck, who had been racing in Ireland but had yet to win in six starts, won the $50,000 ...

Watchung Hills Marching Warriors Take First Place in Ridge Competition

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Watchung Hills Marching Band took first place at the Ridge Competition on Saturday night, and won best music and best percussion awards.  

Watchung Hills Marching Band students have been working hard since August to perfect their  skills. Their hard work paid off with a crowd pleasing performance that earned them the highest score the WHRHS ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...


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Kean Stage Ringing in the Holiday Season with Snowkus Pocus

November 8, 2018

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 that inhabit this magical world. The tale is told through skillful cirque, breathtaking ...