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Roseland Public Library to Host Book and Author Fair Saturday


ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Public Library is hosting a book and author fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The following authors will be in attendance:

Valerie Testa Almquist

* Look Back Move Forward
* “Mother-Daughter Connection,” featured story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!

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Jennifer Bronsnick , LCSW, MSW
* Mindful Mommy: Ten Secrets For Healing Your Mind, Body, and Spirit After Having a Baby * Thriving Mama Playbook

Andrew Wander

* Stately Homes of Montclair

Hank Quense

* Moxie’s Problem
* Moxie’s Decision
* Falstaff’s Big Gamble

Irene Weinberg

* They Serve Bagels in Heaven

Linda Rawlins

* Misty Manor * Sacred Gold * Fatal Breach * The Bench

Mark R. Vogel

* The Ripper’s Time * Crestwood Lake

Michael C. Gabriele

* New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History and Tradition * The History of Diners in New Jersey (American Palate) * The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey

Laura Shapiro Kramer (represented by Christine Corso)

* Uncommon Voyage: Parenting Children with Special Needs – A Guidebook Helen Hipp

* Rosie & Friends: Positively Different

Angela Parrino, PhD

Six-book wellness series for children:

* Gus the Feeling-Better Polar Bear - emotional wellness (Also available in Spanish: El Oso Polar Se Siente Mejor)

         *  Wendy Warbler Up Close! - physical wellness

         *  Gretta the Geep is More Than A Sheep - interpersonal wellness

         *  Under the Sea With Addie - environmental wellness

         *  Jei Jumps for Joi - spiritual wellness

         *  Inacio's Kind of Magic - mental wellness Plus two additional books:
* A Friend Like Rusty
* I Want to be a Nurse, Do You? John Potestivo 
* There’s Good in Every Bunny Danielle Chery 
* Peers, Cheers, and Volunteers Paula DiVincenzo * Life with Lia: Lia’s First Lesson Karen Gazzillo (representing the late Doug Hall) * Asa the Squirrel
* Rhymes by Buster Nibbles

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West Essex

West Orange Restaurant Week Heads Into Weekend; Don't Miss These Offers

March 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Restaurants and eateries from throughout West Orange are currently participating in the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) second annual Restaurant Week, which wraps up on Saturday.

There will also be an opportunity to win $250 in restaurant gift certificates for purchases made during Restaurant Week.

For every purchase made at ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 17, 1:00 PM

Fairfield Free Public Library, Fairfield

Children's Concert



Sun, March 18, 12:00 PM

West Essex Middle School Gym, North Caldwell

West Essex Class of 2020 Tricky Tray



Sun, March 18, 2:00 PM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

Irish Folk Music Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Valyrian Steel: Where is it All? Should We Still Care?

There is a glaring hole in recent Game of Thrones seasons that needs to be addressed: the ability of Valyrian steel to destroy White Walkers has not been acknowledged since before Jon Snow’s death.

In fact, it hasn’t been mentioned since the Season Five finale when Jon Snow reveals this discovery to Sam Tarly. Jon has cared about little more than the war between the living and ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

March 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Anyone at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m. might have been exposed to measles and should contact their health care provider, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH).

The NJDH has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles—a highly contagious ...


- Mar 14, 2018
Obituary for Anne M. Gaeta (Corona) Anne M. Gaeta, nee Corona, 86, of Roseland, NJ, beloved ...
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- Mar 11, 2018
Walter E. Hanley, Jr., 82, of Fairfield, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Beloved ...
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Dec 11, 1941 - Mar 13, 2018
Roslyn Elaine Prosperi (nee Flexer),76, of Fairfield, NJ, passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2018.
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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The Honorable Robert L. Reiher, 83, of Bonita Springs, FL and Ocean Beach, NJ, ...
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  WEST CALDWELL, NJ - After a long illness, 6 years old Juliana Rose Donnelly died ...
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WEST ESSEX, NJ - Thomas (Tom) A. Callahan Sr. passed away at the age of 73 at his home in ...
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William Francis Verhaegen, Jr., of Aliso Viejo, California, died suddenly at Saddleback Memorial ...
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Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

March 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...

Get Smart

I don’t want to be on a first name basis with my refrigerator.


Oh don’t get me wrong, I am all for cool technology—when it works—but I draw the line at talking to appliances.  I have enough trouble carrying on conversations with humans.  


But in what must be one of the truly great technological oxymorons of our time, the dawn of the ...