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Continuo Arts to Celebrate at Spotlight Event

WESTFIELD, NJ - Music lovers and supporters will celebrate at the third annual “Making Musical Dreams Come True” Gala, celebrating a successful three years of bringing music to our communities and around the world. Gala guests will enjoy an elegant evening of entertainment, dinner and silent auction.

During its brief history since becoming a 501(c)3 organization in 2007, Candace Wicke has brought Continuo Arts to the attention of both the local and international music scenes. Under her baton, Continuo Arts singers premiered Stephen Edward’s Requiem for my Mother at Carnegie Hall, and its European premiere and world-wide television broadcast with the City of Prague Philharmonic at the prestigious Festival Internazionale di Musica Sacre Series in Rome, Italy.  Continuing accomplishments include the Continuo Arts Treble Choruses presenting the “Sounds of Music” series in Carnegie Hall, Continuo Arts Children’s Chorus performing with international superstar Andre Rieu, Carmen Monarcha and the Johann Strauss Orchestra at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and in the Spring, the choruses travelled to Rome to perform at the first Festival Internationale Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti, conducted by Dr. Candace Wicke, artistic director of the Continuo Arts Ensembles.

Continuo Arts began season rehearsals for its intergenerational choral programs in September with a community open house and sing-in at its new home, the Historic Twin Maples Estate, 214 Springfield Ave. in Summit.  Chorus members from ages six to past sixty experience a truly stellar world of music, and singers wishing to join are encouraged to contact the Continuo Arts Foundation.  . Seniors Sing!, a light-hearted choral program for senior citizens, a collaboration with Summit Community Programs, is an example of our outreach to the community. According to Candace Wicke, “an important aspect of the Continuo Arts mission is the inclusion of our communities and bringing people into the arts. As a foundation, we give to our communities first.”

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You are invited to celebrate with us at a jubilant gathering on Saturday, November 12th at St. Teresa’s Memorial Hall for a black tie affair with a sit-down dinner.  Musical entertainment, silent & live auctions, food and more.  For tickets and information, call 908-264-5324 or visit                  


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NJ Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Jerry Green May 7

April 24, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order on Monday for New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on the day of the upcoming General Assembly session, scheduled for May 7, in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green, former chair of the Union County Democratic Committee, who died last week.

On Thursday, Governor Murphy had said, ...

2018 Municipal Budget is on Collision Course with Principles of Financial Soundness & Stability

April 18, 2018

Having chaired the town council’s finance committee in the recent past, I appreciate the hard work that goes into developing a municipal budget for a town as large and dynamic as Westfield. But as I have expressed publicly and also to the mayor and my council colleagues, I do not support the adoption of Westfield’s 2018 municipal budget. Although the budget contains much that I ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, April 24, 4:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Westfield Memorial Library Spring Book Sale

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Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting


Tue, April 24, 7:30 PM


Westfield Board of Education Meeting


Westfield Police Blotter: Residence Burglarized & More

April 18, 2018

April 11, 2018 10:23 a.m.

Raymond Rodgers, 56, of Westfield, NJ was arrested in the area of E. Broad Street. Rodgers was arrested pursuant to an unrelated traffic investigation. Rogers was transported to Westfield Police HQ without incident. At WPD HQ, Rodgers was processed and released after posting the full bail amount ($250). Rodgers was arrested on the strength of an outstanding Westfield ...

Learning to Fly Drones at Lamberts Mill Academy

April 24, 2018

Thanks to a very generous donation from the Columbia Bank Foundation the students at Lamberts Mill Academy are learning how to build, program and fly drones. This innovative program will ensure that students gain skills needed for 21st Century employment. 


Lamberts Mill Academy, located in Westfield, New Jersey, is part of the Union County Educational Services Commission.

Ways to Increase Your Home's Equity

Sometimes you forget and don’t realize your home provides so much to your life. It brings along with it your dreams of the future, shelter to you and your family, a way to provide a better lifestyle, a better commute, a neighborhood, schools, community involvement and recreational facilities. But it also provides a way to save for the future. It does this by allowing you to build your ...

Westfield Public Schools Welcomes Community to Auditorium Open Houses

Two years ago, voters in Westfield approved a bond referendum to renovate the aging auditoriums in Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools. Major aspects of the renovations include new seating and flooring, electrical and lighting upgrades, state-of-the-art sound systems, acoustical treatments and air conditioning.

On April 11 and 12, students, staff, families and other members of the ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Hellenic Therapy Center

April 13, 2018

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Hellenic Therapy Center


Whether your kid is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents.  There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child.  Feelings ...


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‘A Sad Day for Paterson’ as Police Officer Loses Life in Car Crash

April 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ — On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson,” a city police officer lost his life on Sunday after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision while on duty.

Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the ...