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Outta Hand Pizza in Westfield Gives Back to Veterans and Hopes You will, Too

August 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Outta Hand Pizza in Downtown Westfield is offering to feed veterans for free, and they’ve set up a way for others to help.

The restaurant is teaming up with the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3 to hold a get-together for veterans, according to Burim Regjaj, one of the restaurant’s owners.

Anyone who would like to help can pre-pay for a meal for the ...

Conservation Efforts Wrap Up at Burial Grounds of Presbyterian Church in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Conservation efforts of the historical burial ground across from the Presbyterian Church of Westfield on Mountain Avenue are in the final stages. 

Multi-phased fundraising efforts by the church made it possible to perform maintenance on one of Westfield’s most historically significant landmarks, said Dave Rogers, co-chair of the Cemetery Committee at the ...

How to Make a Difference, One Tree at a Time

Union County residents looking for a chance to make a real difference can join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County. Members of this all-volunteer group get expert training in topics related to local trees, and they share their knowledge with the community.

No previous training in horticulture or trees is required.

“Our Master Tree Stewards have helped thousands of Union County ...

Westfield Families Can Donate Used Backpacks, Lunch Bags on First Day of School

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Green Team, the Westfield High School Green Team and the Tamaques Learning Team have teamed up this year to collect clean, undamaged used backpacks and lunch bags for kids in need, according to Councilman David Contract.

There will be large collection boxes by the front doors of all three schools at the front entrances of Westfield High School, ...

Volunteers Bring Smiles and More to Residents of Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains

Volunteers from Unity Bank came to the Center for Hope Hospice on July 17 to learn how to make colorful flower arrangements for residents at Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth. Teaching them was Tony Sweisford, who teaches flower arranging online and whose son, Travis Sweisford, is the Center chef.  After hearing about the idea, he connected Stacy ...

Westfield Mission Team Serves in Long Island

From July 29 through Aug. 4, six middle and high school students and three adults from First United Methodist Church Westfield served on a mission trip in East Rockaway, NY. The all-female team known as the SALTy Ladies (after the name of the Youth Group, S.A.L.T., which stands for Serving As Light Together), worked with Next Step Ministries, a nondenominational Christian missions ...

Despite Rain, Families Come out for National Night Out in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A brief, drenching rain early in the evening didn’t wash out National Night Out in Westfield Tuesday night, though jazz night was scaled back at the last minute to just one band on Elm Street.

As the sun came back out, so did the families, who mingled and took photos with police, firefighters, EMTs and public works employees. Police gave away free hot dogs, ...

After Losing Son, Westfield Couple Creates Charity to Help Grieving Parents

WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, WalkinSunshineCharity.org. “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.”

Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that her baby’s movements had slowed. 

“Well ...

Union County Volunteers Help Create User Friendly 'Turnpike' on Woodland Trail

Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers.

Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to restore a chronically wet section of the trail by applying gravel to a raised ...

Westfield to Hold 3rd Annual National Night Out Tuesday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Families will have the opportunity to mingle with police, firefighters, EMTs and public works employees the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Westfield’s third annual National Night Out, to be held in the north side parking lot of the train station from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Activities will include meet and greet with officers, viewing police equipment, parking ...

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How to Make a Difference, One Tree at a Time

August 20, 2018

Union County residents looking for a chance to make a real difference can join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County. Members of this all-volunteer group get expert training in topics related to local trees, and they share their knowledge with the community.

No previous training in horticulture or trees is required.

“Our Master Tree Stewards have helped thousands of Union County ...