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Item 2015-05-27 Cranford Police - Yesterday we posted a video to Facebook. It shows a suspect stealing a change dispenser from the Dunkin Donuts on Raritan Rd. Hoping for a little online exposure for the video if possible. "On 5/20/2015 at approximately 3:00am, the person in the video entered the Dunkin Donuts on Raritan Road and stole the coin dispenser from one of the registers. Anyone that recognizes the suspect or has additional information is asked to contact Det. Spencer Durkin at 908-709-7346. You can also use the "Submit Crime Tip" button on our Facebook page!" Thanks for any help! Det. Sgt. Gerard P. Quinn Cranford (NJ) Police Department 908-709-7337 Direct
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Item 2015-05-27 Westfield - Auditions: the Merchant of Venice
Trilogy Repertory and Troupe of Friends announce auditions for Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice. Sunday, May 31st from 1-3pm at the gazebo in Mindowaskin Park, E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ. and Monday, June 1, 7-9pm at the Community Room, 425 E. Broad Street, Westfield. Auditions will also be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at The Bernards Township Community Center, 289 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge from 7-9 PM. All roles are open. Sides from the script will be provided. Production dates will be Aug 27, 28, 29 at Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge and Sep 3,4, 5 at Mindowaskin Park in Westfield. Rehearsals will be in June, July and late August. Vacations will be considered and worked around. For more information contact Joe Penczak, Director, at 917-299-5102 or joe.penczak@broadridge.com.
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Item 2015-05-20 Cranford - annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 25th. Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave in Cranford at 8:30 a.m. and marching commences at 9:00 a.m. ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue at 10:00 a.m. For further information, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 709-7283.
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Item 2015-05-14 Garwood - will hold its 19th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday & Sunday, June 13th & June 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To participate, you must register at Borough Hall by June 12th, in person or by calling 789-0710 or email kathleen@garwood.org. A list of participating households will be available at Borough Hall on the morning of the yard sale.
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Item 2015-05-08 Westfield - On June 6, The Education Fund of Westfield is sponsoring The Amazing Race for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. You are invited to bring your family to Kehler Stadium on Saturday morning, June 6. Have you ever tried to catch water balloons in a colander? Have you been Cerealously Puzzled? Are you Tarp Sharp? You have two options. The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. and the second begins at 11:30 a.m. The entrance fee is $25 per family. If you register ahead of time, your child will receive an Amazing Race t-shirt. The Education Fund funds teacher grants. Over the past 25 years, the Ed Fund supported them $350,000 in grants. Ken Miller and Barbara Piatkowski, physical education teachers, will be present to encourage each family as it races along the track to complete each fun task.
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Item 2015-05-06 Westfield - May 12, 2015 at St. Helens Church, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield, 12;00 NOON: The Garden Club of Westfield will hold its May meeting. Mrs. Rosemary Shire will present a slide show that merges great art and gardens of Italy. Rosemary is an art enthusiast with a great loveof gardening. She is a Master Gardner of Union County and a former President of the Garden Club of Westfield. All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
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Item 2015-04-30 Westfield - Police Department is looking for a missing man, 75-year-old James Flynn of Westfield. James Flynn was reported missing from his residence on the 400 block of West Broad Street in Westfield late on Wednesday, April 29. Mr. Flynns daughter spoke with him at 5:30 p.m. that day and planned to meet him at his residence, but when she arrived he was missing and he has not been heard from since. Mr. Flynn is described as an approximately 5-foot-7, 150-pound white male with brown eyes, gray hair, and a gray beard. Mr. Flynn suffers from dementia and may not know how to get back home. He was last known to be driving a gray 2010 two-door Hyundai bearing NJ license plate T27CBU. Some possible destinations may be Liverpool, Pa. and/or Duncannon, Pa. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr. Flynn is being asked to call the Westfield Police Department at (908)-789-4000.
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Item 2015-04-30 Westfield - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, May 4 in Berkeley Heights his 33rd in-person town hall meeting. Congressman Lance is expected to give an update on the first 100 days of the 114th Congress. The Seventh District lawmaker will also address current issues of the day and take questions from the audience. Additionally, members of Lances staff will be available to assist residents who are experiencing difficulties with federal agencies such as the IRS, Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, the State Department or any other federal agency. WHAT: Berkeley Heights Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Leonard Lance WHEN: Monday, May 4 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm WHERE: Berkeley Heights Council Chambers located at 29 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights 07922 - The event is free and open to the public. Area residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Lances Westfield District Office at 908-518-7733.
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Item 2015-04-28 Fanwood Gas station fire causes road, bridge closures. Due to a fire at a gas station, North Avenue, between Westfield Road and Seneca Place, and the Hetfield Avenue Bridge are closed. Chief Richard Trigo
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Item 2015-04-27 Plainfield - On May 17 at 3 pm, Crescent Concerts presents spring concert, All Creatures Great and Small, featuring music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Copland, Rutter, and more! Crescent Ave Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave. Tickets are $5 to $20. Please call (908) 756-2468 or visit CrescentConcerts.org for more information.
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Item 2015-04-23 SUMMIT - Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale 2015 - Join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on Friday, June 26 for the Opening Reception of the Members Show & Sale. This annual exhibition features the artwork of up to 200 of our talented artist members, and remains on view through August 30, 2015. Participation in the Members Show & Sale is open to all current adult members. Entry deadline is May 22, 2015. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. Call 908-273-9121 or visit www.artcenternj.org.
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Item 2015-04-21 Summit - This Saturday at 11am, New Jersey Internet Radio www.njir.net will webcast the boys Lacrosse game between Westfield High School and Summit High School. Two of the best teams in the state square off in Summit. The radio Play by Play will be handled by NYC radio and TV veteran Joe Nolan. Listen beginning at 10:40 with the pregame show. Westfield at Summit, 11am Saturday morning on www.njir.net.
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Item 2015-04-15 Westfield - Start off your Memorial Day weekend with a blast and help a good cause. Join together with your friends or family, and consider forming a team of 5 to 8 players to participate in the 5th Annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefiting Sr. Pats Kids Camp. Sr. Pats Kids Camp is a week-long summer camp experience in upstate New York for underprivileged children with cancer. Last year, over 300 players registered to play, helping us raise over $10,000 for the camp. The Tournament will be held on Friday, May 22nd, starting at 11 am at Tamaques Park in Westfield. Westfield public schools are closed that day! The cost is a $15 donation per player. All profits will go directly to Sr. Pats Kids Camp. Throughout the event, food and drinks from local stores will be available for sale. To volunteer or if you have any questions, please email Katie Sullivan at katie.sully@aol.com . To register for the tournament, please visit sisterpatskidscamp.org and download the sign-up sheet under the Fundraising Events Tab.
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Item 2015-04-14 Fanwood - On Friday April 24th The Fanwood Shade Tree Commission will hold its annual Arbor Day Program. The event will take place at 4:00 PM in Carriage House Park on Watson Road. The program will feature the Park Middle School Environmental Club which will give a tree identification demonstration. There will also be a free tree giveaway. The public is invited!
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Item 2015-04-13 Summit - The Childrens Specialized Hospital Friends, formerly known as the Auxiliary, are hosting a Literary Luncheon on Thursday, April 30 at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. Come out and enjoy lunch and readings from well-known authors including: Marta McDowell, Beatrix Potters Gardening Life; TJ OConner, Dying to Know; Jerry Parr with Carolyn Parr, Inside the Secret Service and Jennifer Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds from the event will support Childrens Specialized Hospitals Friday Night Fever program is a monthly social and recreational program for teens with disabilities. The program provides opportunities for teens to make friends, socialize, participate in activities, and access a variety of community facilities.
For more information, please contact 908-301-5521 or cshfriends.events@gmail.com.
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Item 2015-04-13 New Providence - On May 7th at 7pm, as a special treat at NJ Intergenerational Orchestras End of Year Party, conductor, educator and public television personality Maestro George Marriner Maull will be the guest speaker and will answer questions. Meet the conductor of the Discovery Orchestra and celebrate a great season at NJIO at the reception that follows. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact us to let us know that you will be attending at (908) 603-7691 or info@njio.org.
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Item 2015-04-06 Roselle Park - Auditions for New Jersey Youth Theatre's production of Cabaret will continue this Saturday, April 11th! Auditions will take place at New Jersey Youth Theatre/Audio Inc. Studio at 172 West Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ. There will be an open dance call for trained dancers from 3:30 PM-5 PM. Dance callbacks will be held at 6.
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Item 2015-04-06 Summit - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra performs Edvard Griegs Symphonic Dances on May 3rd at 3 pm at Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd. Highlighting the program is the talented 17-year-old Carmen Knoll on piano, performing Frederic Chopins Concerto No. 1 in E minor. Admission is free. For more information, call 908-603-7691, email info@njio.org, or visit www.njio.org.
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Item 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 Rahway - Split Level Concerts presents Louise Goffin at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Performance to take place on April 17 at 8pm and is our new Main Stage Onstage with seating right on stage with the artist. Tickets are $25 in advance and $27 the day of. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ucpac.org or call the Box Office at 732-499-8226
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Item 2015-04-02 Westfield - The April 14, 2015 meeting of the Garden Club of Westfield will be a hands on demonstration of proper pruning methods. If you would like to join us, please come to St. Helens Church, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield at 12:00 noon. The regular meeting finish around 1:00 and members, visitors and guests will proceed to the demonstration near Tamaques Park (rain or shine) Our expert will be Mr. Trevor Hoeckle, Certified Tree Expert and Mastor Arborist, from Top Notch Tree Excavating and Landscaping. All are welcome.
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Item 2015-03-30 Scotch Plains - The Dept. of Public Property will be picking up leaves, limbs, brush and gumballs beginning the week of Monday, April 20th, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the morning. They will be making only one pass through the town. Waste materials should not be placed to the curb before April 10th.
Branches and limbs should be separate from leaves, brush and gumballs. Stumps and other materials will not be collected. Branches must be maximum of 3 inches in diameter and maximum of 3 feet in length.
Call the Scotch Plains Department of Public Property office at (908) 322-6700, ext. 243 or 244 should you require additional information.
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Item 2015-03-16 Green Brook - Celiacs of Central NJ Meetup is holding its first gathering at Carrabbas Italian Grill, 200 US Hwy Route 22, Green Brook, NJ on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00pm. All gluten-free diners are welcome to join us. Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Celiacs-of-Central-NJ-Meetup/
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Item 2015-03-16 Westfield - Tour of Notable Homes in Westfield by the Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra Saturday, May 9th, 2015 - A stylish medley of five residences representing a range of architectural influences and design sensibilities will be open Saturday May 9 from 10am to 3pm to benefit the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Included in the self-guided tour are musical interludes, plant sale, refreshments, upscale raffles and new this year a classic luxury automobile stationed at each location. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 on tour day. Purchase tickets online at www.njfestivalorchestra.org. Tickets are also available at Barons Drugs and The Town Bookstore in Westfield; Christoffers in Mountainside; Normans Hallmark in Fanwood; Periwinkles in Cranford. For more information go to www.njfestivalorchestra.org
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Item 2015-05-27 Cranford Police - Yesterday we posted a video to Facebook. It shows a suspect stealing a change dispenser from the Dunkin Donuts on Raritan Rd. Hoping for a little online exposure for the video if possible. "On 5/20/2015 at approximately 3:00am, the person in the video entered the Dunkin Donuts on Raritan Road and stole the coin dispenser from one of the registers. Anyone that recognizes the suspect or has additional information is asked to contact Det. Spencer Durkin at 908-709-7346. You can also use the "Submit Crime Tip" button on our Facebook page!" Thanks for any help! Det. Sgt. Gerard P. Quinn Cranford (NJ) Police Department 908-709-7337 Direct
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Item 2015-05-27 Westfield - Auditions: the Merchant of Venice
Trilogy Repertory and Troupe of Friends announce auditions for Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice. Sunday, May 31st from 1-3pm at the gazebo in Mindowaskin Park, E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ. and Monday, June 1, 7-9pm at the Community Room, 425 E. Broad Street, Westfield. Auditions will also be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at The Bernards Township Community Center, 289 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge from 7-9 PM. All roles are open. Sides from the script will be provided. Production dates will be Aug 27, 28, 29 at Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge and Sep 3,4, 5 at Mindowaskin Park in Westfield. Rehearsals will be in June, July and late August. Vacations will be considered and worked around. For more information contact Joe Penczak, Director, at 917-299-5102 or joe.penczak@broadridge.com.
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Item 2015-05-20 Cranford - annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 25th. Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave in Cranford at 8:30 a.m. and marching commences at 9:00 a.m. ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue at 10:00 a.m. For further information, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 709-7283.
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Item 2015-05-14 Garwood - will hold its 19th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday & Sunday, June 13th & June 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To participate, you must register at Borough Hall by June 12th, in person or by calling 789-0710 or email kathleen@garwood.org. A list of participating households will be available at Borough Hall on the morning of the yard sale.
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Item 2015-05-08 Westfield - On June 6, The Education Fund of Westfield is sponsoring The Amazing Race for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. You are invited to bring your family to Kehler Stadium on Saturday morning, June 6. Have you ever tried to catch water balloons in a colander? Have you been Cerealously Puzzled? Are you Tarp Sharp? You have two options. The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. and the second begins at 11:30 a.m. The entrance fee is $25 per family. If you register ahead of time, your child will receive an Amazing Race t-shirt. The Education Fund funds teacher grants. Over the past 25 years, the Ed Fund supported them $350,000 in grants. Ken Miller and Barbara Piatkowski, physical education teachers, will be present to encourage each family as it races along the track to complete each fun task.
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