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Wed, September 4, 11:45 AM

Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield

Westfield Historical Society Luncheon

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Add to My Calendar 09/04/2019 11:45am 09/04/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Westfield Historical Society Luncheon

Westfield Historical Society’s September First Wednesday Luncheon: “New Jersey Originals: The History of Innovation in New Jersey” with author Linda Barth.

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Linda J. Barth, author of “New Jersey Originals: Technological Originals, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More” ...

515 Springfield Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, September 7, 1:00 PM

Acting Out, Westfield

Grand Opening at Acting Out Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 1:00pm 09/07/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Grand Opening at Acting Out Westfield

You're Invited

JOIN US FOR:

-A ribbon cutting with Mayor of Westfield, Shelley Brindle

-A meet and greet with Broadway star Angelo Soriano from Disney's smash hit, Aladdin!

-Enjoy a performance from Acting Out's very own Broadway child stars

-Register for classes and enter to win two tickets to Broadway's Aladdin

- Yummy snacks

- AND fun giveaways!

439 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 8, 6:30 PM

Tamaques Park, Westfield

Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield Sept. 8, 2019

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Add to My Calendar 09/08/2019 6:30pm 09/08/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield Sept. 8, 2019

The first Night of Lights 5K is set for Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Tamaques Park in Westfield. Proceeds will directly benefit Westfield’s first responders through the Tooley Legacy Foundation.

The race is in memory of the late Jake Tooley, 19, of Westfield, who passed away in August of 2017 during a house fire.

Runners may register online here. Read more about the inception fo ...

1101 Lamberts Mill Road Westfield, NJ
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Wed, September 11, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Event: 'Fifty years after 1969' to be Discussed ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 7:00pm 09/11/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Event: 'Fifty years after 1969' to be Discussed at Westfield Memorial Library

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., lecturer Evan Weiner will present “The Year 1969: 50 Years Later.” He will detail the historical events of 1969, and how these events shaped modern culture.

The presentation will be held at the Westfield Memorial Library located at 550 East Broad St.

Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of ...

550 East Broad St Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 13, 6:30 PM

Main Y Facility, Westfield

Ailey Family Fun Night

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Add to My Calendar 09/13/2019 6:30pm 09/13/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Ailey Family Fun Night

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to host a multi-generational evening of West African Dance and Jazz provided by Ailey Arts in Education. This family-fun community event will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Ailey Arts in Education is a division of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a goal of inspiring ...

220 Clark St. Westfield, NJ
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Sat, September 14, 1:00 PM

Mindowaskin Park, Westfield

Westfield Multicultural Festival

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 1:00pm 09/14/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Westfield Multicultural Festival

This celebration of Westfield’s unique and diverse community will feature live music and dance performances, food, cultural displays, expo booths, crafts, origami, henna and a parade of countries.

The performances will include Indian dance troupes, Dholki drummers, a Bollywood flash mob, Chinese instrumental music a Lion Dance, belly dancers, a strolling barbershop quartet, Irish dancers ...

Westfield, NJ
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Thu, September 19, 7:00 PM

The Crossroads, Garwood

Westfield Historical Society: Save Mary Music ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 7:00pm 09/19/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Westfield Historical Society: Save Mary Music Event Fundraiser at the Crossroads

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Crossroads in Garwood as we enjoy three sets of live music by the band “Save Mary” and raise funds for the Westfield Historical Society.

This will be a casual evening of music, socializing, maybe some dancing, and fun. Bring your family and friends and make it a night out! A cover charge of $20 per person will be collected at the door.

78 North Avenue Garwood, NJ 07027
Bark With The Benjamins

Thu, September 19, 8:00 PM

Stage House Tavern, Mountainside

Bark With The Benjamins

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 8:00pm 09/19/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Bark With The Benjamins

Please join the Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) for “Bark With The Benjamins” on Friday, Sept 27 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Stage House Tavern in Mountainside, NJ. Come raise critical funds for PAHS and enjoy great music by The Benjamins. Enter to win a chance to have an acoustic trio by The Benjamins at your next backyard event along with other great prizes. Tickets are $30 ...

1099 US-22 Mountainside , NJ 07092
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Fri, September 20, 9:00 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Find Passion in Retirement at Senior Activities ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 11:00am America/New_York Find Passion in Retirement at Senior Activities Expo Sept. 20 in Westfield

Lifelong Westfield will host a Senior Activities Expo on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad St., in Westfield. Seniors seeking social, volunteer and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend to learn about the many local clubs and organizations offering such activities. The event is free and a light breakfast will be served.

Gail Cassidy, a longtime ...

756 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 20, 9:00 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Lifelong Westfield Senior Activities Expo

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 11:00am America/New_York Lifelong Westfield Senior Activities Expo

Lifelong Westfield will host a Senior Activities Expo on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad Street in Westfield. Seniors seeking social, volunteer and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend to learn about the many local clubs and organizations offering such activities. The event is free and a light breakfast will be served.

Gail Cassidy, a longtime ...

756 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 10:00 AM

Westfield

FestiFall Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 10:00am 09/22/2019 5:00pm America/New_York FestiFall Westfield

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce presents 20th Annual FestiFall -Westfield, NJ on September 22nd from 10am-5pm in Downtown Westfield. Celebrate Fall with scores of vendors, amazing food, live entertainment, Kidzone on North Avenue with games and amusements. This event is Rain or Shine.

Downtown Westfield Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 1:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Donations Days for the Children's & Teens' Book ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 1:00pm 09/22/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Donations Days for the Children's & Teens' Book Sale @ WML

The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library Present the 9th Annual Children's & Teens' Book Sale (9/25 - 9/28)

Our inventory is sourced from donations from you, our Westfield Community. Please donate only gently used children’s and teens’ hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, and CDs only. Damaged or moldy books, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or records will be not accepted. We ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 5:00 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield

2019-20 Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 5:00pm 09/22/2019 6:30pm America/New_York 2019-20 Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, Westfield, will host wide-range musical stars. First up is ARGUS on Sunday, September 22nd.

Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield opens on Sunday, Sept. 22, with the dynamic and versatile Argus String Quartet.

Argus has quickly acquired an impressive reputation since its founding in Los Angeles in 2013. he group “draws unexpected musical connections across styles and centuries, fostering community amongst performers, audiences, and composers ...

414 E. Broad Street (near Euclid Ave.) Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, September 25, 10:00 AM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Children's & Teens' Book Sale at the Westfield ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/25/2019 10:00am 09/28/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Children's & Teens' Book Sale at the Westfield Memorial Library

This September The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library invite you to the 9th Children’s and Teens’ Book Sale. The sale will offer used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books for the Children and Teen audience only. This Annual Westfield community event, supports the Friends of the Library. All proceeds go to fund the various library children's programming sponsored by The ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 29, 6:00 PM

St. Michael School Parking Lot, Cranford

15th Annual Feast of St. Michael

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2019 6:00pm 10/02/2019 9:00pm America/New_York 15th Annual Feast of St. Michael

The St. Michael Parish Community in Cranford will host its 15th Annual Feast of Saint Michael starting Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, September 29. The feast takes place on the school grounds, located at 100 Alden Street of Cranford.

The four-day festival has fun for the entire family including carnival rides, a wide variety of delicious food and treats, carnival games and prizes, ...

100 Alden Street Cranford, NJ 07016

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Scotch Plains Puppies: Adoption Information, How to Help

February 21, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Adoption of the puppies and kittens that were taken from the Scotch Plains puppy mill is temporarily on hold for two weeks, according to the Plainfield Area Humane Society's director Elijah Brice-Middleton.

“There's a hold on them [adoptions of the animals confiscated from the house on Laurie Court and Terrill Road in Scotch ...

Letter: They Support Tom Malinowski for Congress

February 13, 2020

To the Editor:

As residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, we strongly urge our fellow residents to support the re-election of Rep. Tom Malinowski.  

The time and energy Tom has spent on constituents’ behalf has been nothing short of extraordinary. Crisscrossing the district every weekend and recess, Tom has held 32 Town Halls and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Creative Movement Showcase

February 23, 2020

EDISON, NJ — Students in grades 5-8 have been taking the Creative Movement class every Monday afternoon for two trimesters. On Feb. 12, they performed an “Informance” in which they shared what they normally do in class each week: a warm-up routine and across-the-floor exercises designed to practice specific dance steps. They demonstrated Chassé and Pas de ...

Bringing Archdiocesan Vision to Life Within Parishes

In 2019, under the direction of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, the Archdiocese launched Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead. This pastoral vision charts a positive path forward for the Archdiocese and its ministries.

One of the vision’s six pillars, “Parish Pastoral Planning,” challenges parishes to develop a strategic pastoral plan for the ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

If you have a pet, you know the costs of keeping them healthy can add up quickly. From annual vet visits, to medication to special diets, pet ownership often includes a variety of expenses. Plus, you never know when they may need emergency care, surgery, or other expensive treatment. You may wonder, is pet insurance a smart way to manage these unexpected expenses? Read on for Arias & ...

Know The Signs of Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness. It comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness.

Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability. We react with ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

9 Homes Sold Feb. 9 - Feb. 16 in Mountainside, Garwood, Cranford, Fanwood, Scotch Plains & Westfield

Nine homes sold Feb. 9 through Feb. 16, 2020, in Mountainside, Garwood, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Westfield, according to the Garden State MLS.*

TOWN                  ADDRESS             STYLE    ...

The SECURE Act Will Have Implications to Retirement Accounts and Estate Planning

The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act,” more commonly known as the SECURE Act, was attached to an appropriations bill that was rushed through both houses to prevent another government shutdown.

One thing is clear: the new law will not “enhance” everyone’s retirement. 

Read more here.

Boneparth: The Relativity of Disappointment

Douglas A. Boneparth is a Westfield resident and Founder of Bone Fide Wealth, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City, and co-author of The Millennial Money Fix. Contact Douglas to learn how he’s not your parent’s financial advisor.

Heather had been planning the trip since September. For her birthday, Hazel discovered she was going to Walt ...

How to Work Smart and Stop Holding Yourself Back

When working toward building a life you love, you need to be able to rely on yourself and harness your power. This is impossible if you are bogged down by fear, insecurity, inaction, and uncertainty. Your strengths, skills, and relationships can help encourage you and give you assurance in the face of all the you-never-knows in life that make us scared to pursue what we truly want.

Have people ...

A Culture of Kindness in Westfield Public Schools

Whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there is a common theme taking place this month and last across the Westfield Public School District.

“I am so inspired by your generosity,” said Wilson principal Joseph Malanga at the closing ceremony for the Month of Hope on Jan. 31 during which the Wilson school ...

Productivity and Busyness are not one and the Same (Column)

February 13, 2020

Editor's Note: Chris Varano is 2016 graduate of Westfield High School and senior at the University of Maryland where he is studying neurobiology.

This past January, like most people I created a New Year’s Resolution. My resolution was to design and execute the most diverse and productive morning routine possible. I had spent the last few days of December imagining what kind ...

Saint Peter’s Nurse Cares For Premature Father, Son 33 Years Apart

February 21, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It’s been a whirlwind of interviews for Lissa McGowan. CNN called. Then the Washington Post. Then “Good Morning America.” On and on.

The eyes of the world have turned their loving gaze toward the Saint Peter’s University Hospital nurse since major media outlets began covering her incredible story earlier this week.

Nurse Lissa had been ...