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Sat, May 15, 7:30 PM

Online, Westfield

Edison Intermediate School Play ‘Annie Jr.’ in ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/15/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Edison Intermediate School Play ‘Annie Jr.’ in Westfield Friday, Saturday

"Annie Jr." is coming to Edison Intermediate School.

Based on the popular comic strip, "Annie" tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, spunky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her.

Remote Westfield, NJ
Greta's Run

Sun, May 16, 12:00 AM

Virtual, Westfield

Greta's Run

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other Sports

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2021 12:00am 05/16/2021 4:00pm America/New_York Greta's Run

The 8th Annual Greta's Run is free and virtual this year! Normally held in downtown Westfield, Greta's Run was founded in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained after a tree branch fell on her and her classmates during lunch.

Her story, and the stories of those we've lost too soon, are part of what makes Greta's Run so ...

Virtual Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, May 16, 10:30 AM

Zoom, Westfield

Shavuot Cheesecake Bake

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2021 10:30am 05/16/2021 1:00pm America/New_York Shavuot Cheesecake Bake

Union County Torah Center - Chabad invites you to a yummy Cheesecake Bake in honor of Shavuot from the comfort of your home.

Join us on Sunday, May 16, 2021 on Zoom for a virtual cheesecake baking at 10:30 AM for the kids and at 12:00AM for the adults. Register with no charge at Shavuot Cheesecake Bake | Union County Torah Center-Chabad (torahcenterchabad.org).

For more information email ...

Union County Torah Center - Chabad Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, May 16, 11:00 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Celebrate Shavuot with Union County Torah Center ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2021 11:00pm 05/17/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Celebrate Shavuot with Union County Torah Center - Chabad

Union County Torah Center - Chabad invites you to celebrate Shavuot with Annual Late Night Torah Study on Sunday Night, May 16, 2021 at 11 p.m. with the topic “Is the Talmud from G-d?”, following on May 17, 2021 at 6 p.m., hear the Ten Commandments from the Torah and enjoy an Ice Cream and Cheesecake Party.

Monday Morning Services is at 10 a.m. with reading of the Ten Commandments ...

111 Laurel Place Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, May 18, 7:00 PM

Online, Westfield

Westfield School Board Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Westfield School Board Meeting

The Westfield Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

The board meeting will be held via an online platform which can be accessed at this link.

The meeting can also be accessed by phone at: 1-415-655-0001, Access code: 120 923 8166.

The purpose of the meeting is to transact the regular business of the Board and any other business to come properly ...

Remote Westfield, NJ
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Tue, May 18, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library ONLINE, Westfield

Trivia for Teens and Adults Through Westfield ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 7:00pm 05/18/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Trivia for Teens and Adults Through Westfield Memorial Library

Question: What is happening on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 p.m.?

Answer: Trivia Night comes to Westfield Library on Zoom!

Bring your teammates, team up with others, or be a one-person outfit.

Everyone ages 16 and over is welcome to play. The questions are designed to be accessible to a large range of ages and interests.

You MUST register for this event. Please register with your email, and ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, May 19, 10:00 AM

Chatham

Interactive Webinar Featuring Memorial Planning

Business & Finance Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/19/2021 10:00am 05/19/2021 11:00am America/New_York Interactive Webinar Featuring Memorial Planning

To all caregivers, friends, relatives, adult children and seniors, grab a cup of coffee and join us virtually for this essential and informative webinar on Memorial Planning. Learn about options, how to prepare and ways to save time and money by planning a funeral or cremation in advance.

This interactive Zoom webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. This is the fourth and final ...

345 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928
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Wed, May 19, 7:00 PM

Online Worshop/Webinar, Westfield NJ

Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/19/2021 7:00pm 05/19/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

The Westfield Mental Health Council would like to invite you to join us for a free web -based workshop led by Dr. Jim Handlin. This interactive event will help you to learn the methods of Jon Kabat-Zinn for reducing stress and enhancing overall health and well-being. Published research has shown that meditation and relaxation training can be significant and effective adjuncts to the conventional ...

Westfield Regional Health Department,425 East Broad Street Westfield NJ, NJ 07090
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Thu, May 20, 7:00 PM

www.njfestivalorchestra.org, Westfield

New Jersey Festival Orchestra's New Beginnings

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/20/2021 7:00pm 05/20/2021 8:00pm America/New_York New Jersey Festival Orchestra's New Beginnings

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, under the baton of David Wroe, is back with a musical message of hope, rebirth and enrichment.

Stars from the Broadway stage, international opera houses and Dance Theatre of Harlem will join NJFO to present “New Beginnings,” a virtual concert set to restart the artistic engines with the joy of orchestral masterpieces, renowned tenor fare, dazzling ...

Online Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, May 21, 1:30 PM

Westfield Memorial Library ONLINE, Westfield

TGIF! at Westfield Library Offers Brewmaster

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/21/2021 1:30pm 05/21/2021 3:00pm America/New_York TGIF! at Westfield Library Offers Brewmaster

Explore the rise of craft beer's popularity.

Information on craft beer will be posted on Facebook Wednesday, May 19.

All films are subject to change due to availability.

Click here for Zoom link.

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Lawsuit: Prisoner Was Denied Medicine, Beaten by Staff at Union County Jail

May 13, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A man incarcerated at the Union County Jail is suing the county with claims that the staff there denied him medication for a severely painful condition and then beat him mercilessly.

While in court papers the county denies the allegations, Michael David Ivancich claims in the federal lawsuit he was forced to go without necessary prescription ...

Letter: Support Mike Dardia for Westfield Town Council

May 8, 2021

We were thrilled when we heard that Councilman Dardia was seeking another term as Ward 2 council person. Mike has worked tirelessly in his role on Town Council to creatively solve complex and meaningful issues to improve the quality of life for his constituents and the town at large.

He has been out connecting and collaborating with residents, town employees, businesses and area officials to ...

Candidate Statement: It’s Time to Put Shovels in the Ground to Improve Town Parks

May 13, 2021

Three years ago, I was watching my son play an in-town basketball game. Excitement was in the air -- the buzz was around the finalization of the Tamaques Park Redevelopment Plan and all the benefits it would bring residents and our families in just a couple of years. Parents were giving each other high-fives knowing how much impact these changes would have for our kids.

Even our older children ...

NJ GreekFest to Go!

May 14, 2021

If you’re looking for some good homemade Greek food, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield is hosting their Annual GreekFest but it’s “TO GO.” 

Get some delicious take out on June 4 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. and June 5 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Some of their specialties like Pasticcio, Souvlaki, Gyros and desserts like Baklava and ...

Luck is the Ultimate DIY Project

Yes, we know. We dedicated an entire article recently explaining why your success (or lack thereof) has nothing to do with luck. We’re not reversing course. In fact, we’re doubling down. Success isn’t about luck in the truest sense of the word — success or failure brought on by chance. While there are outside factors that can contribute to the success of your ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Tree Stolen, Vehicle Theft, Suspicious Incidents & More

May 11, 2021

5/2/2021 12:04 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Burglary

A resident on the 300 block of Vernon Place reports that unknown actor(s) entered their neighbor’s vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and parked in their driveway. The victim stated that no items were stolen from the vehicle. There are no arrests pertaining to this exact incident.

5/2/2021 6:42 p.m. — Motor Vehicle ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ-- Taliyah Williams of Rahway, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

23 Homes Sold May 2 - May 9 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty Westfield, NJ, 908-400-0778.

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Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...

529 Educational Distributions -- How to Break Open the Piggybank

Congratulations -- you and your child have both done your parts. You’ve saved diligently in a 529 account, building tax-free money to pay for education.  Your child has studied hard and been accepted to a school where she’ll thrive. Now what? How do you connect the dots between that 529 account and paying the cost of your child’s education with tax-free ...

Holy Trinity School Students Win State Award for National Handwriting Contest

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students in Holy Trinity start learning to write in cursive in the second half of second grade. As they progress through each grade level, cursive writing is used more than printing.  This year students from grades 3 to 8 participated in the 30th anniversary year of the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Holy Trinity is proud to have two state winners, ...

Mothers and Young Adult Daughters

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- A mother/daughter relationship is one of the most important ties each will have in her lifetime.  Many women have difficult relationships with their mothers and daughters, even when they want good relationships.  A mother may wish her daughters happiness, yet --- from the point of view of her daughter, she acts quite opposite.  A mother may describe her ...

CWI.Design Hosts Watercolor Fundraising Event for Connie Dwyer Breast Center Foundation

Children have not been the only people learning online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social media is full of photos and stories about how-to classes that people have taken during the past 13 months — knitting, wine-making, canning and painting come to mind. The group experience is still there and the students are safe, at a remote location. 

Recently a group of novice watercolor ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

A Lawn Sign Surprise for Westfield High School Seniors

It took several hours, eight traffic routes, 45 teachers and 12 staff members from the Westfield Public Schools and the Westfield Department of Public Works to deliver 387 signs to surprised and delighted Westfield High School seniors on May 10.

The massive feat of organization and collaboration was the latest in a series of monthly surprises provided by the WHS Parent Teacher Student ...

Every Jew Counts

Once there was a small town consisting of only a few Jewish families. Between them, they had exactly ten men over the age of bar mitzvah. They were all dedicated people, and they made sure that they never missed a minyan. One day, a new Jewish family moved in to town. Great joy and excitement; now they would have eleven men. But a strange thing happened. As soon as they had eleven, they ...

Obituaries

- Feb 28, 2021
Robert F. Barrett, 82, lived a rich life. His early years were filled with formal training as a ...
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Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre Slated to Reopen After Renovations, Owners Say

May 14, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Bellevue Theatre, located in Upper Montclair, is slated to reopen in the fall or early 2022, officials announced this week.

During an intimate ceremony held Thursday at the movie venue located at 260 Bellevue Avenue, the Bellevue Theatre President Doreen Sayegh, on behalf of owner Jesse Sayegh, announced plans to reopen following renovations to the ...