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Pink Out Fundraiser at Chipotle

Mon, September 25, 5:00 PM

Chipotle, Westfield

Pink Out Fundraiser at Chipotle

Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 5:00pm 09/25/2017 9:00pm America/New_York Pink Out Fundraiser at Chipotle

Tell the cashier you're supporting the Pink Out Volleyball Fundraiser at Westfield High School and 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the cause.

117 E. Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, September 26, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

Community Calendar Government

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 7:00pm America/New_York Westfield Town Council Meeting

At 7 p.m., the town council of the town of Westfield will meet in conference session, at which the public may attend and make comments and address council to discuss and consider matters of public business upon which no formal action will then be taken but which may subsequently be acted upon in a regular council meeting. The council will meet in the adjacent Council Conference Room for a ...

425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
Back to School with the Westfield Special Education Community

Tue, September 26, 7:30 PM

Edison Intermediate School, 2nd Floor, Library, Westfield

Back to School with the Westfield Special ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 7:30pm 09/26/2017 9:00pm America/New_York Back to School with the Westfield Special Education Community

In the spirit of back to School season, Dr. Michael Weissman, assistant superintendent for pupil services, his child study team and the Westfield Special Education Committee are hosting a roundtable meeting to “Meet & Greet Your Special Education Community.” Dr. Weissman will update us on the latest developments and events that are important to the Special Education community.

800 Rahway Avenue Westfield, NJ
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Wed, September 27, 12:30 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Free Balance Screening

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2017 12:30pm 09/27/2017 1:30pm America/New_York Free Balance Screening

Each year, it’s estimated that one out of three Americans aged 65 or older will suffer a fall, leaving many of these adults with a fear of falling that can cause them to limit physical activities. This leads to reduced mobility, diminished quality of life, and actually increases their risk of falling. The good news is that falls are preventable.

The Westfield Area YMCA is committed to ...

220 Clark Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, September 27, 6:00 PM

Keller Wiliams, Westfield

Helping Your Parents Move

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2017 6:00pm 09/27/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Helping Your Parents Move

Senior moving expert Susan Devaney will present “You Need to Help Your Parents Move – Now What?”

Devaney will talk about myriad issues that arise when helping your parents downsize. She will discuss how to tackle your parents’ belongings – what to save, donate, sell, and discard. Managing sibling/family communication and conflicts will also be covered.

188 Elm St. Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 29, 4:00 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Teen Trip to Six Flags Fright Fest

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2017 4:00pm 09/29/2017 11:45pm America/New_York Teen Trip to Six Flags Fright Fest

The Westfield Area YMCA invites teens in grades 6-12 to grab their friends and join them for some thrills and chills at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest on Friday, Sept. 29, when the park transforms into a “scream park” with Halloween themed shows and attractions in addition to its world-class thrill rides. A Westfield Area YMCA membership is not required.

The bus ...

220 Clark Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, September 29, 5:00 PM

NosVino, Westfield

Free Brockman's Gin Tasting

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2017 5:00pm 09/29/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Free Brockman's Gin Tasting

If you haven't tried it yet, Brockman's is one of the new craft gins that's changing the game. Our friend and Brockman's mixologist, Matt, will be behind our tasting bar crafting some refreshing and delicious Brockman's cocktails offering his knowledge on what makes the best gin drinks!

Visiti www.NosVino.com for more great tastings & events!

127 Central Ave Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, October 1, 9:00 AM

Jonathan Dayton High School, Springfield

Salute to Veterans 5K Race and Fun Run

Giving Back Sports

Add to My Calendar 10/01/2017 9:00am 10/01/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Salute to Veterans 5K Race and Fun Run

The New Jersey Veterans Network is hosting its first "salute to the troops" 5k and fun run on October 1st.

After the run, the New Jersey Veterans Network will be honoring 21 veterans from each union county municipality.

All honorees will awarded at the Springfield Patriots Day Festival at 10:30 a.m.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Boll at ...

139 Mountain Avenue Springfield, NJ
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Sun, October 1, 9:00 AM

Jonathan Dayton High School, Springfield

Salute to Veterans 5K Race and Fun Run

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 10/01/2017 9:00am 10/01/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Salute to Veterans 5K Race and Fun Run

The New Jersey Veterans Network is hosting its first "salute to the troops" 5K and fun run on Oct. 1. After the run, the New Jersey Veterans Network will be honoring 21 veterans from each Union County municipality.

All honorees will awarded at the Springfield Patriots Day Festival at 10:30 a.m.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Boll at 973-332-1556

...

139 Mountain Avenue Springfield, NJ
Pancake Breakfast

Sun, October 1, 9:00 AM

Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, Westfield

Pancake Breakfast

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 10/01/2017 9:00am 10/01/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Pancake Breakfast

$5.00 All you can eat scrambled eggs, bacon sausage and made-to-order pancakes.

Support your local veterans.

1003 North Avenue West Westfield, NJ 07090

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Clark Historic Archives to be Unveiled to Public During Special Event

September 24, 2017

CLARK, NJ — On Friday, Sept. 29, Clark Township’s Online Historical Archives will be revealed during a special presentation at the Clark Library. The collection includes books, historic photos, yearbooks and images of old newspapers.  

The public is invited to join the Clark Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Clark Library and other town officials at this ...

Linda Habgood Will Get the Job Done!

September 22, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I encourage the residents of Westfield’s 1st Ward to support the candidacy of Linda Habgood for town council. 

I’ve known Linda for 25 years and believe that her character, integrity, determination, and professional and community experience will serve the 1st Ward and the town extremely ...

Ward 2 Candidate Describes Road Safety Concerns

September 23, 2017

Dear Editor:

Summer is becoming a memory, school starts again for our children, and it is a time of new beginnings. For me, the campaign to become a second ward town councilman accelerates into full swing.

I have spent the last several months canvassing my ward, which encompasses Washington and part of Wilson school districts as well as a swath below South Avenue, listening to concerns ...

Union County College to Participate in National Day of Civic Hacking

September 24, 2017

 Come to Union County College to participate in a free coding session on the National Day of Civic Hacking. Union’s Director of Instructional Design Beth Ritter-Guth, will lead a session on coding relief projects for those affected by the recent hurricanes at Harvey and Irma.

The session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 28, 2017, at the College’s Cranford campus ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Home Burglary Reported & More

September 20, 2017

September 14, 2017 8:50 a.m.

A resident of the 1000 block of Harding Street reports a theft to their motor vehicles while parked in the driveway of their residence. The vehicles were left unsecured during these incidents. Unknown actor(s) entered the one vehicle, a silver-colored Nissan Pathfinder, and removed approximately $5 in US coin currency. Actor(s) also entered a Nissan Maxima and ...

It Really Doesn't Pay to Wait to Buy or Sell a Home

There will always be those who try to "time the market," but there's one factor you can't know — when buying a home will become more expensive.

Certainly you can tell from recent trends whether or not prices and mortgage interest rates are in your favor. Monthly prices have risen year-over-year for three years. Mortgage interest rates are slowly rising, but remain at ...

Meet Jane Hoffman

Name: Jane Hoffman

Years in Westfield: She’s a lifer!

Family:

Christian Hoffman

Avery, 9

Claire, 8

Blythe, 7

Foster kids in New Jersey couldn’t dream of a better advocate than Westfield’s own Jane Hoffman, founder of A Birthday Wish. The big-hearted wife and mother of three ultimately left a career in finance to start the nonprofit, which makes ...

Dog Lost in Westfield

UPDATE: Juliet was found safe and has been reunited with her owner.

ORIGINAL POST: Juliet, a boxer, was last spotted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the south side firehouse in Westfield on Central Avenue. 

If you see her, please call 908-380-3319.

Free Pass to School Events for Westfield Senior Citizens

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 School musicals, matinee performances of plays and certain concerts.  The pass ...

Westfield Area YMCA Celebrates International Dot Day in Early Learning Programs

The Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning programs recently celebrated International Dot Day.  During this day of creativity, courage and collaboration, all classes began by reading and discussing the book “The Dot.” The classes then participated in a variety of age-appropriate activities including creating art projects with dot paints, paper circles, and other round items.  ...

Op Ed: High Schools Should Teach Students CPR

September 18, 2017

You walked through the halls together. You sat together at lunch. You couldn’t wait to go to college together. But all of it was destroyed by one minute of that day. One minute she was smiling. The next she was on the floor, pale, and lifeless. I couldn’t save her. Everyone gathered around her as she choked, no one knew what to do. I lost my best friend that day because my education ...

Teens Complete Youth Facilitator Training at Imagine

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Imagine held its’ sixth youth facilitator training. Eighteen amazing young people, ages 14 to 18, attended the full day training which sensitizes teen participants to the issue of childhood grief, and prepares the youth to assist with the facilitation of peer-support groups for children who are coping with the death of a parent or a sibling.

Through the ...

Two Scams You Should Know About

Scam Alert 1: Fake Donations

It's a testament to the generosity of the people in our nation to want to pitch in and help those affected by a catastrophe. As we see all the destruction that Harvey and now Irma are imparting, our hearts go out to these folks, and we want to respond by opening our wallets.

Unfortunately, criminals and scam artists are counting on that generous spirit, too, ...

Saving for Higher Education

Saving for Higher Education

Part 1 – Six Options for Savings

 

Introduction

Your children’s education may be the most cost-intensive purchase you ever make. A family of three children that all attend private universities will likely pay close to $1 million for their degrees. No matter your personal financial objectives or your children’s choice of ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

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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Belmar First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters Over Weekend

September 24, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 people were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on Sept. 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...