Press Releases

September 19, 2018

Things are about to get creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky at First United Methodist Church Westfield. As the Westfield community prepares to celebrate the works of Charles Addams at Addams Fest, the church Westfield will take a look at some “Addams Family Values” during Sunday morning worship ...

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The Westfield Public School District is once again providing a senior citizens’ “Golden Pass” to Westfield residents 65 years and older to attend many school-sponsored events for free.  The pass will provide free admission to events that normally collect entrance fees such as Westfield High ...

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The Westfield High School Boys Hockey Team’s mission statement this academic year is ‘Live for Hockey, Love for Community’ and the team lived up to that mission over the weekend. The boys volunteered at the YMCA Run for Everyone on Sunday, which hosted competitors from across New Jersey, who ...

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Project Home of Cranford will be hosting their annual 5K Monster Dash on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Nomahegan Park starting at 9:30 a.m.and a 1-Mile Family Fun Run starting at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers are welcomed to run or walk in costume. There will also be a collection of non-perishable foods at ...

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The 29th Annual "Home for the Holidays" House Tour, hosted by the Cranford Woman's Club (CWC), is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2. The House Tour is the club's signature fundraising event and its proceeds support philanthropic organizations in and around Cranford such as Project Home. Over the ...

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On Saturday, Sept. 15, Westfield got a little taste of what's to come at the Westfield Police Benevolent Association's car show next weekend. Optimus Prime made a guest appearance at Westfield Collision Center, who will be this years main sponsor. Additionally, we were also fortunate to get a ...

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Sometimes, the best plans are the ones you never see coming. Frank Bruno, owner of Vine Ripe Markets in Westfield, never thought his passion for food would lead him to owning a grocery store. “To be honest, I only had visions of making it in the insurance industry,” said Bruno, a 2005 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. “Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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Five local leaders honored for community achievement Union County’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. in Rahway. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is ...

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Please join us on Sunday, September 23 from 8:45-10:45 AM. Come find out why students in our Youth Learning and Engagement Department have so much ruach (spirit). Prospective students are welcome! Bring your friends and experience the magic at Temple Emanu-El! Meet our Clergy, staff and ...

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Teenagers who bring music into the lives of many Westfield people will be asking the community for their support this coming weekend. Members of Westfield High School’s Marching Band will be holding their annual Shako Day where they collect money that helps pay for instruments, uniforms and ...

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Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC discussing how the hurricane season may impact the economy and the markets: cnbc.com/video For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

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The Westfield Historical Society AppleFest committee invites local communities to the 10th annual AppleFest, on Saturday Sept. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center at 314 Mountain Ave. in Westfield. AppleFest is a history-themed event, meant ...

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Westfield resident Joyce Williams was sworn in as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) last week. “I was drawn to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County because its mission is to advocate for each child and their distinctive situation," Williams said. "As a CASA volunteer, I can ...

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With three kids in our home, my wife and I know EXACTLY how busy this time of year can be. As we get busier, it becomes easier to say “We’ll order in!” or “Let’s go out to eat instead of cooking.” When creating Vine Ripe Markets, one of my missions was to have the largest variety of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ --- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority joined with Federal, State and local officials, including Governor Phil Murphy in officially dedicating the former Park Madison government complex as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in ...

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., welcomes Nicole Maguire to the firm. Maguire is a graduate of Pace University School of Law,  where she was a member of Pace's Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Society and finished in the top 20 percent of participants in The Louis V.

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The congregation of First United Methodist Church Westfield is thrilled to announce the appointment of their new pastor, Rev. William M. Williams III. Rev. Williams earned a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Pre-Medicine from Drexel College of Medicine, ...

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The Westfield Memorial Library will present three programs in September concerning The Music of Harry Warren, Cardiovascular/Toning Exercises, and the local author of Rough Animals. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street. On Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m., vocalist Dr. Diane Cypkin ...

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The Westfield Historical Society Hall of Fame Awards, established in 2009 with the late Lee M. Hale at the helm, has inducted 34 individuals or families to date. Worthy recipients are chosen by nominations from the nine member Hall of Fame Committee, members of Westfield Historical Society and ...

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Morano Gelato in Westfield is bringing back its once-a-year apple and honey sorbet, just for Rosh Hashanah. Available while supplies last. Apples and honey are a traditional treat for the Jewish New Year. The no-dairy sorbet is available by the scoop or pint. Morano Gelato offers a ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support LGBTQ and ally business owners at next week’s “Out For Business” Breakfast presented by the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with PSEG on September 12, 2018 at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield from 8:00 AM until ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 14. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. “This annual ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the World Trade Center attack of 2001 by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Echo Lake Park in ...

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Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Support Group, through Alzheimer’s New Jersey, on Friday, September 21 at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.    The program is ...

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The Jumble Store, located at 110 Walnut Avenue, is open for the 2018-2019 season. We have received some wonderful donations this summer, so shop early for the best selections! The Jumble Store is open Wednesday and Friday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; and closed Sunday through ...

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The Westfield Memorial Library will present two health-related programs in mid-September: Plant-based Superfoods to Rev up your Diet on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m., and a Tai Chi demonstration on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad St. Vegetarian lifestyle ...

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The Westfield Memorial Library is excited to present “Reading the Language of Facial Expression” on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad St. In this fascinating presentation, author and facial coding expert Dan Hill will discuss how emotions shape and reflect our ...

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Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI), a research firm based in Idaho, has released a study on the economic impact of Union County College on the county. The results revealed a very positive impact of the College on the regional economy in large part through the college’s ability to enhance ...

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