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Item 2016-06-26 Westfield, NJ.com Lifeguards at the Westfield Memorial Pool had to resuscitate a girl Saturday in an incident that remains under investigation, a township official said. A doctor and a nurse who were visiting the pool assisted the lifeguards in reviving the elementary school-age child, Mayor Andrew Skibitsky said in a statement. The girl was pulled from the pool Saturday around 4:20 p.m. The girl was transported to Overlook hospital for further treatment. No details were released on the girl's condition as of Sunday.
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Item 2016-06-24 Scotch Plains The Township will host its first-ever fireworks display on Saturday, July 2 (rain date is July 3), at the Scotch Hills Golf Course. The golf course will open at 7 p.m. for spectators to set down chairs and blankets, and the fireworks will begin at dusk. Spectators should wear comfortable shoes no heels permitted on the golf course and alcoholic beverages will not be permitted. There will be several road closures leading up to and during the event. The golf course will be open Saturday for golfers, with the last tee time set for 10 a.m. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 3.
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Item 2016-06-24 Westfield - My son Found a photo, see http://www.goleader.com/news/docs/found_16-06-23_photo.jpg on the ground in front of Westfield High School on 16-06-23 on Dorian Rd. I am holding on to it. Please call 908-391-5305 and ask for Rachel.
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Item 2016-06-23 Cranford - A fireworks display will be the highlight of Cranfords Annual Fourth of July Celebration. The day-long community festival will offer something for everyone including canoe races, a one-mile fun run and a four-mile run, plus vendors in the park. There will also be amusement rides and games. The festivities will begin at 8:00am with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration will be immediately before the races at 7:30am on July 4th at the Canoe Club. The Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30am and a four-miler at 9:00am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. For more info regarding registration and the race go to www.cranfordjaycees.com. There will be food vendors in the park offering zeppoles, pork & beef barbecue, sausage and hot dogs, ice cream and assorted drinks from 2:00pm until 10:00pm. The fireworks will begin at 9:15pm at Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, 1033 Sprinfield Ave, Cranford, NJ, however, residents are urged to walk if possible. RAIN DATE FOR FIREWORKS ONLY WILL BE ON TUESDAY, JULY 5th. For more information call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at 709-7283.
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Item 2016-06-23 Union County - Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and the Rahway River Watershed Association on a guided bus excursion to see the benefits of rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, porous surfaces and more. When: Tuesday July 19, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Bus departs from Trailside Nature & Science Center 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside $20.00 per person -- register at tinyurl.com/raingardentour Info: call 732-398-5274 or email mbakacs@rutgers.edu *Perfect for municipal agencies, environmental groups and the general public.
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Item 2016-06-23 Scotch Plains The Township will host its first-ever fireworks display on Saturday, July 2 (rain date is July 3), at the Scotch Hills Golf Course. The golf course will open at 7 p.m. for spectators to set down chairs and blankets, and the fireworks will begin at dusk. Spectators should wear comfortable shoes no heels permitted on the golf course and alcoholic beverages will not be permitted. There will be several road closures leading up to and during the event. The golf course will be open Saturday for golfers, with the last tee time set for 10 a.m. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 3.
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Item 2016-06-20 Union County - The Mobile Paper Shredding Event is coming on Sunday, June 26th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Union County Vo-Tech located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding.
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Item 2016-06-14 Rahway - Over 100 Artists, Musicians and Performers Will Showcase Their Talents in Downtown Rahway on Friday, June 17th at the 4th Annual Culture Crawl.
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Item 2016-06-14 Fanwood - On Saturday, June 18th Mayor Colleen Mahr will be at Mara's Caf at 250 South Avenue in Fanwood from 10 AM to 12 Noon to meet with residents. She will discuss a wide range of Borough issues as well as being available for specific concerns a resident may have. No appointment is necessary.
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Item 2016-06-03 Westfield - High School freshman Alicia Harris and Edison Intermediate School 7th grader Cooper Harris have been selected as the Pediatric Honored Heroes for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Americas Take Steps Walk at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday June 12th (11:00 AM). The siblings, aged 15 and 13, both have Crohns Disease and are being recognized for their support and efforts since being diagnosed (4 years ago for Alicia and a little over a year ago for Coop). They volunteer to talk with and help other kids as they receive the news of their condition. They also do a tremendous job of fund raising for CCFA. Read their stories at http://online.ccfa.org/goto/aliciaandcooper. It would be great to have large group of friends, family and supporters at the walk, a family-friendly event. Please join Team Harris at the walk and donate in the name of Team Harris to help find a cure! Thank you so much for your support in helping the millions of people suffering with IBDs
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Item 2016-06-02 Westfield - Two Day Garage Sale! This Saturday and Sunday there will be a garage sale at 408 Grove Street from 10am till 6pm. All proceeds will go to Soccer Without Borders, (SWB)- Uganda. SWB Uganda works in the Nsambya neighborhood of Kampala. Through soccer and educational programming, the SWB program creates a space for urban refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, and Somalia to integrate with their Ugandan peers.
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Item 2016-06-02 Westfield - The Westfield library is currently showing the art work of Anne Castellano of Cranford nj. The display will run through July 31st and consists of portraits, in pencil, pastel and pen/ink.
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Item 2016-05-31 Union County - several free recycling events coming up this month. Scrap Metal Recycling continues in June with events on the first Thursday (June 2nd ) and Third Saturday (June 18th) of each month. There are three (3) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford, Rahway and Westfield. All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm. Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few. Union County will host three (3) Mobile Paper Shredding Events in June from 9 am to 1 pm. The first is on Saturday, June 4th at Union County College located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford; the 2nd will be Wednesday June 8th at Clark DPW located at 315 Westfield Avenue and the third be on Sunday June 26th at the Union County Votech located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding. Household Hazardous Waste Event will be on Saturday June 11th from 9 am to 2 pm at Union County College on Springfield Avenue in Cranford. Car tires will also be accepted (maximum of 8 tires). Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.
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Item 2016-05-24 Mountainside - On Friday May 27, 2016, the Mountainside Police Department in conjunction with the Union County Police Department will be conducting a D.W.I. checkpoint. The checkpoint will be located along Route 22 East, between the hours of 9:00 pm - 5:00 am. Police Officers will be checking for impaired drivers as well as issuing summons for other motor vehicle violations.
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Item 2016-05-20 Westfield - The NJFO season concludes with two maestros and two masterpieces! Shuang Guo conducts Xians Yellow River Cantata, with its famous Ode to the Yellow River, the undisputed champion of choral work in China. David Wroe conducts Dvoraks New World Symphony presenting a magnificent homage to America. Guest soprano Karen Ho performs a selection of songs and arias by Verdi and R. Strauss. Saturday May 21 at 7pm | The Presbyterian Church in Westfield Free pre-concert lecture at 6pm with Maestra Guo; Sunday May 22 at 3pm | The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison; NEW JERSEY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA 224 East Broad St | Westfield | 07090 www.NJFestivalorchestra.org
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Item 2016-05-20 Garwood - Police advise: Please be aware many people have received phone calls from someone claiming to work for the IRS. Do not give them any personal information or payment this is a phone scam. There has been an increase in this activity over the past 2 days
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Item 2016-05-20 Newark - The NJ TRANSIT Police Department (NJTPD) Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 21 at the Newark Penn Station Light Rail platforms beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take about four hours to complete. As a result of the drill, customers should expect to see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout Newark Penn Station. Light rail customers will be accommodated on Platforms 4 and 5 only. Regular operations will resume on additional platforms at the completion of the drill.
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Item 2016-05-19 New Providence Summer programs at New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) begin on June 9th with the first of two Chamber Music Workshops. Programs are scheduled on Thursdays, 7-9 pm. 570 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ. Pre-registration is required. Contact Mary Beth Sweet at info@njio.org or (908) 603-7691 for more information.
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Item 2016-05-06 Summit - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting its Annual Open House on June 12 from 11 am to 3 pm. During this family-friendly event, participants can try their hand at making an art project in one of the Art Centers studios, watch artists demonstrate unique forms, and view Art Center exhibitions. Food vendors will be on hand for a quick lunch. New this year to the Open House is the Fence Show Art Sale! Need a unique gift? Looking for a masterpiece for your home? Buy directly from the artist. For more information, email info@artcenternj.org - call 908.273.9121 - see www.artcenternj.org/openhouse.com
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Item 2016-05-06 Westfield - High School 2011 graduate, Katie Ponce is traveling to Kampala, Uganda to work with urban refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, and Somalia to integrate them with their Ugandan peers through education and soccer. Help fundraiser her trip by stopping by at her garage sale on June 5th from 10am-4pm at 408 Grove street, Westfield, NJ. For more information on how you can support Katie email her at katieponce2@gmail.com
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Item 2016-05-05 Westfield - On Thursday, May 12 at 12:00 noon,at St. Helens Church, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield, the Garden Club of Westfield invites you to join our members to hear Barbara Mullin, immediate Past President of the Garden Club of New Jersey, present her favorite program - Lilies and Day Lilies. Please join us and be thrilled by the artistic possibilities you can achieve with a few hints from our speaker. Light refreshments will be served.
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Item 2016-05-05 Cranford The County and State public health and mosquito control experts will conduct a presentation titled Raising Awareness of Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus: What It Is, How It's Spread, and How To Prevent It on Tuesday, May 10 at the Cranford Recreation Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is designed to share information with public health agencies, health care facilities, and other health professionals that serve Union County residents. Members of the general public are invited to attend. The program includes an update on the state of knowledge about the Zika virus, a presentation on the clinical background of the virus, and a discussion about preventing spread of the virus through mosquito control. For additional details about the event, contact the Union County Office of Health Management, uchealth@ucnj.org or 908-518-5620.
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Item 2016-05-04 TRENTON - Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called for the Legislative leaders to meet before the Atlantic City takeover vote in the Assembly tomorrow and hammer out a compromise. "People expect their leaders to work together during a crisis, not against each other," said Bramnick (R-Westfield). "I call for the Legislative leaders of both houses to meet tomorrow at 11 a.m. to work out a compromise."
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Item 2016-05-04 Union County - has extended the deadline for the new County Means Green Community Garden Grants program. Applications for matching grants of up to $3,000 will be accepted until Sunday, May 15. The program is funded by the taxpayers. The program is designed to help start new community gardens, and to improve existing gardens, throughout Union County. Grants are available to non-profit civic organizations and agencies including historical societies, community centers, senior centers, municipal agencies or departments, and volunteer civic groups such as municipal Environmental Commissions and neighborhood associations. At this time funding is not available to schools or school districts. More details and downloadable application forms are available on the County website, at ucnj.org/gardenground-grants.
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Item 2016-05-02 Region - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind you of several free recycling events coming up this month. Union Countys Scrap Metal Recycling continues in May with events on the first Thursday (May 5th ) and Third Saturday (May 21st) of each month. There are three (3) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford, Rahway and Westfield. All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm. Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few. Union County will host a Mobile Paper Shredding Event on May 14th from 9 am to 1 pm at Alcatel Lucent Technologies located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding. Union County will host a Computer and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday May 21st April from 9 am to 1 pm at Alcatel Lucent Technologies located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. Residents can bring computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, fax machines, DVD/VCR players, printers and tablets. No other items will be accepted. Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.
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Item 2016-05-02 Westfield - The public is invited to attend the 32nd annual Westfield Public School Districts Art Show, which will be held in the Westfield High School varsity gymnasium from May 10 12 at 550 Dorian Road. A sampling of hundreds of artwork created by students representing all 10 public schools and grades ranging from kindergarten through twelfth will be on display. On Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11 the artwork can be viewed from 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Visitors are also welcomed on Thursday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The show has been redesigned to provide each visitor with a true museum experience, explained Linda King, Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts. Come and enjoy this amazing display and learn about the art education happening throughout the year in Westfield, she added. A new feature this year includes an audio tour of several randomly selected pieces. Visitors are encouraged to come prepared with a QR Reader on a Smartphone and a pair of ear buds to experience this new interactive element. Graphic art, sculptures, ceramics, charcoal and pencil drawings, watercolors, fabric arts, painted furniture and other work of Westfield Public School students will be exhibited.
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Item 2016-05-02 Westfield - Join us at JUDE CONNALLY of Westfield on Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm. WINE AND CHEESE Jude Connally will donate 10% of all their sales (you can purchase during the day and online) to COTA - Childrens Organ Transplant Association COTA In Honor of Elle Haley http://cota.donorpages.com/MiracleMakers/TeamElleH http://judeconnally.com/
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Item 2016-04-29 Plainfield - The Crescent Singers sing favorite love songs both sacred and secular for the final Crescent Concerts performance of the season. May 22 at 3pm at Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave. Tickets are $5-20. For more information, call (908) 756-2468 or visit crescentconcerts.org.
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Item 2016-04-28 Summit - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is holding a Fence Show art sale on Sunday, June 12 from 10 am to 4 pm in conjunction with its Annual Open House. Artists who wish to sign up to sell their work can visit www.artcenternj.org/fenceshow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Open House visit www.artcenternj.org/openhouse. Or call 908.273.9121.
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