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Mon, August 19, 8:30 AM

Code Ninjas, Westfield

Game Builder's Club Summer Camp

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Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 8:30am 08/23/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Game Builder's Club Summer Camp

This camp is the most exciting program for your child to build their very own video game every single day! Their coding and game building skills will progress further each day, and they’ll have a blast every step of the way. Games are made in Scratch, and children of all experience levels will have a great time.

For kids, 7-14. Sign up for Half Day (8:30AM -12:00 PM) at $349 for Game ...

1006 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, August 19, 1:00 PM

Code Ninjas, Westfield

Minecraft Camp at Code Ninjas

Education

Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 1:00pm 08/23/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Minecraft Camp at Code Ninjas

A project-filled camp where students will be able to use multiple programs to build their own objects and import them into their very own Minecraft world! This is the perfect environment for your child to learn about editing and modeling their own 3D objects, practice solving Redstone circuit puzzles, and interact with their fellow Minecraft lovers.

For kids, 7-14. Sign up for Half Day ...

1006 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, August 19, 7:30 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in ...

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Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 7:30pm 08/20/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in Westfield

Ulpan Beginners Level 2 at the Union County Torah Center - Chabad

The Union County Torah Center - Chabad at 111 Laurel Place in Westfield will be hosting a Ulpan Beginners Level 2 on Mondays 7:30 to 8:30pm starting July 15-August 26.

The style of the class is an active, hands-on approach towards basic conversational Hebrew, reading and writing. Students will learn slang, listen to songs ...

111 Laurel Pl. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, August 20, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 7:00pm 08/21/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

This ...

Downtown Westfield, NJ
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Thu, August 22, 3:30 PM

Westfield High School , Westfield

Car Wash Sponsored by the WHS Marching Band

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Add to My Calendar 08/22/2019 3:30pm 08/22/2019 6:00pm America/New_York Car Wash Sponsored by the WHS Marching Band

Come to the WHS Marching Band Car Wash.

Dirty car? We can help. Clean car but want to support the WHS Marching Band? We can help.

This Thursday, Aug. 22, the WHS Marching Band is hosting a car wash. All proceeds go towards the 2019-2020 WHS Marching Blue Devils Season. Thanks for supporting the WHS Marching Blue Devils! See you there!

2 Locations - Westfield High School parking lot and ...

550 Dorian Road Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, August 23, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

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Add to My Calendar 08/23/2019 7:00pm 08/23/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The game features Polish Heritage Night at the ballpark.
Enjoy food specials, music, and much more celebrating Polish Heritage.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sat, August 24, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

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Add to My Calendar 08/24/2019 7:00pm 08/24/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Come out and enjoy Somerset Patriots Baseball followed by the Best FIREWORKS Show In New Jersey!

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, August 25, 5:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

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Add to My Calendar 08/25/2019 5:00pm 08/25/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The first 2,000 Fans in attendance will receive a T-Shirt.
The game is our annual Veterans of America Day Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark.
Arrive early and help us honor our Veterans in a special pre-game ceremony on the field.
The program will begin at approximately 4:10 pm.
After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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Meet the 2020 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal

February 12, 2020

UNION, NJ — Michael McNany has always been proud of his Irish heritage and the values of family, community, service and generosity that come with it. On March 14, the 24th Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off onto the streets of Union with McNany as Grand Marshal.

“It's quite an honor to have been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Union ...

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 Middle School Swimmers Dominate Ranney Meet

February 16, 2020

The Middle School swim team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison collected 17 individual medals and placed in four relays in a dominant performance at the Ranney Invitational.

Aryan Kapoor of Millburn prevailed in the 100 individual medley and 100 breaststroke to lead the Rams. He also joined Ethan Guo of Warren, William Tao of Perth Amboy and Ben Kim of Springfield on the winning 100 ...

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.

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if you ...

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 ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

14 Homes Sold Feb. 2 - Feb. 9 in Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood & Cranfod

Fourteen homes sold Feb. 2 through Feb. 9, 2020, in Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Garwood and Fanwood, according to the Garden State MLS.*

 

TOWN                  ADDRESS                 STYLE ...

Calling all Choral Singers!

Are you a local singer wanting to share your love of choral music with a group of like-minded vocalists? Would you like to take part in one of the most beautiful choral pieces ever written?

On Sunday, March 22, during the 10 a.m. worship service, the acclaimed Festival Chorus at First Congregational Church of Westfield will present Mozart’s Requiem. This true masterpiece will be ...

Set Yourself Up for IRA Success

Your IRAs will be an important source of your retirement income and perhaps your legacy. How you handle them throughout your working life can help enhance and secure that retirement income.

First Things First: Establish an IRA. Most retirement saving occurs in the workplace, and you should absolutely contribute as much as you can to your 401k, 403b, or similar employer- sponsored plan. You are ...

Spotlight on Asperger/Autism SPectrum Education Network

This month's charity spotlight features ASPEN®, the Asperger/Autism SPectrum Education Network, a volunteer 501(c)3 organization, based in Edison, New Jersey, which was founded in 1997. ASPEN's mission is to provide families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders such as Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and High ...

Tolerance Team Conducts Outreach at Edison School in Westfield

Effective communication was the topic of discussion as members of the 8th grade Tolerance Club at Edison Intermediate School visited a 6th grade class to conduct scenarios showing how body language, eye contact, tone of voice, and other behaviors can affect how a person's message is perceived.

"Tolerance stands for "Teens Learning Respect and Compassion (TLRNC)," says Edison ...

Five Money Myths to Ignore

When it comes to personal finance, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. That’s why money misconceptions can be so dangerous. Here are four common money myths that you may have heard – and perhaps even believe – that need to be put to rest.

Myth #1: All Debt is Bad

Reality: Few people could afford to buy a home, if they ...

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 ...

Milestones

Where are they now? Kenilworth's David Brearley High School Graduates

February 3, 2020

We all miss the kids when they move away after high school. Let's find out how they are doing...

Year graduated high school:  2013

Favorite memory of high school:  The pasta nights with the soccer team before our night games on the stadium field.  I miss being part of a team and spending all the time practicing and preparing together.  Having your name ...

Advocates Calling for Montclair Super’s Resignation: We Have ‘Zero Tolerance for Racism’

February 6, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair's Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker has admitted to and apologized for making a statement regarding racism that has him on the hot seat with parents in Montclair. However, an apology is not enough for a growing group of parents.

The group behind organizing the growing momentum of parents calling for his resignation is the National ...