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Westfield Art Association Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

“Robert,” by Maxine King.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present artworks from the Westfield Art Association, currently on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, with gallery hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31, 2017.

“The Westfield Art Association exhibit is an enriching experience that provides a window into the way artists in our community interpret the world around them,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board.

Artworks in the exhibit include: paintings by Danielle Auriemma-D’Amico depicting Avon NJ and the island of Santorini, abstract paintings by Francesca Azzara, portraits of Michael Jackson by Laura Brown, polaroid triptychs by Michael Endy, vineyard scenes painted by Paul Federico, portraits by Maxine King, landscapes evoking the work of Van Gogh painted by Avi Kiriakatis; and works by Virginia Puskar that capture the lives of birds.

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Founded in 1922, the Westfield Art Association (WWA) is the oldest independent arts organization in the state of New Jersey. A non-profit volunteer organization, WWA provides art education and public exhibitions, and actively encourages its members in the pursuit and development of their individual artistic goals and growth. WAA welcomes all artistic mediums and all levels of experience.

Public art events organized by the WAA include art education lectures, hands-on art studio workshops, gallery exhibits, outdoor art exhibitions, and pop-up galleries in Westfield restaurants and storefront windows. WAA has also arranged Art in the Park events, including The Sketchbook Project, a traveling collection of artist sketchbooks from around the world.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, coordinates the exhibits displayed at the Freeholders Gallery. For further information about this and other programs and services related to the arts and history in Union County, contact the Office at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone (908) 558-2550; or e-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org. NJ relay users dial 711.

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Roselle Park Tutor/Substitute Teacher Charged with Inappropriately Touching an Elizabeth Teen

November 17, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A Roselle Park tutor and substitute teacher, Nestor Saavedra, 49, was arrested and charged with inappropriately touching an Elizabeth teenager, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour.

Authorities say that an investigation led by Roselle Park Police Detective John Deegan revealed that Saavedra was tutoring the victim in his Roselle ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Nov. 14

November 16, 2017

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT REPORT

Maureen Mazzarese, Director of Counseling in the Westfield Public Schools, prepared a report summarizing the department’s missions, goals and practices in supporting our K-12 students and their families.  Here are some highlights which briefly summarize the comprehensive report:
 

At every grade level, counselors are working with students ...

Upcoming Events

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The Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center, Westfield

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Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Gain Insight at STEM Workshop

November 18, 2017

Last week, 20 Middle School students at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, with the help of The Stone House Group, set out to understand the promise and limitations of sustainable energy and solar power in an exciting after school STEM workshop.

The week began with students learning the importance of harnessing solar power as a heating and cooking source and the challenges facing people ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Cars Stolen from Driveways & More

November 15, 2017

November 9, 2017 11:34 p.m.

Officers Natale and Johnson arrested Ralph Cortese Jr., age 47, of Blairstown, NJ, on the strength of an active Paterson Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $750 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on recognizance.

 

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Recovering from Addiction

November 16, 2017

You don’t recover from an addiction by just quitting.  You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use.  If you do not create a new life for yourself, then all the factors that led you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again.  AA teaches that you must change people, places and things.

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The First Holiday Season Without Your Person — Making a Plan, Checking it Twice

If you are facing your first holiday after an important person in your life has died, it’s not too early to come up with a plan. Watching others who are feeling thankful and are celebrating when we feel overwhelmed, lonely or sad can be very painful. Holidays force us to realize how much our lives have been changed by the loss of our loved one.   

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Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Tree Sale About to Begin

For over 65 years, the Westfield Area Y Men's Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field. All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Cranford, along with many volunteers from area organizations and local youth.

The trees will be delivered and lot ...

5 Ways for Small Business Owners to Separate Business and Personal Finances

I suspect most business owners that provide for their families would argue that nearly all business matters are personal! Unfortunately, too many times I have seen clients, intentionally or not, commingle their personal objectives with their business. This can quickly lead to decision making that has calamitous results for both your personal and business planning.

Here are five issues I hear ...

Celebrating the Holidays After a Divorce – How Separated Couples Choose to Share Time With Their Children Can Make a Big Difference

With the holidays approaching, people are busy making travel arrangements and shopping lists, digging out old recipes and getting their homes ready for what is arguably one of the most family oriented times of the year. However for couples with children who are ending their marriage or relationship these times come with an added layer of concern as to how they will share time with their children ...

Tips to Sell Your Home this Winter

The winter is usually the main focus is on family and the holidays, not on buying a home

Perhaps your winter selling strategy needs an adjustment. Strategize for the season. Take advantage of seasonal opportunities, current market trends, home care and staging tips and sell your home this winter.

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November 20 Deadline for Westfield BOE Kindergarten Survey

At the Westfield Board of Education meeting on Nov. 14, Long Range Planning Chair Mark Friedman announced that Monday, Nov. 20, is the deadline for Westfield residents to submit the survey on full-day kindergarten. The 3-minute survey, which includes background information on the topic – including potential facility expansion and operating costs – is available ...

Obituaries

Oct 24, 1926 - Aug 14, 2017
Elizabeth H. List, 90, of Westfield and Cape May, NJ, died peacefully surrounded by her family ...
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Hub City Native, Longtime Boxer, Facing Off for Global Title in Atlantic City This Weekend

November 17, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Diaz was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...