Cranford hosts annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance

CRANFORD, NJ — Elie Wiesel’s quote, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” reflects the theme of the sixth annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance held at Orange Avenue School on April 26. The event commemorated Wiesel, author of the famous autobiographical novel, “Night,” by the Romanian-born American Jew based on […]

Summit Farmers Market welcomes six new vendors

Summit Farmers Market welcomes six new vendors

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Farmers’ Market has six new vendors this year — some of whom are bound to be favorites with the gluten-free and vegan crowds. The market opened for the spring, summer and fall seasons on April 23, and will be open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Nov. 19 […]

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

Wild Earth Fest takes over the Watchung Reservation

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Recycling coordinators for Union County put the “wild” into “Wild Earth Fest,” its Earth Day celebration, at Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Sunday, April 30. Residents gathered to meet Curby, the Recycling Robot, as well as play bean bag toss and learn how and what to recycle. Gerda Szardeaings of Union […]

Clark Public Library welcomes new director

Clark Public Library welcomes new director

CLARK, NJ — “This is a great library,” Megan Kociolek, the new director at the Clark Public Library, told LocalSource in an April 27 interview. “Let’s make it an awesome library!” On Monday, April 17, the 34-year-old New Jersey native and Woodbridge resident started in her new position as library director. “I worked at Nutley Public […]

Clark resident showcases autograph collection online

CLARK, NJ — Clark resident Phil Laskowski began collecting autographs at a local drum clinic, where he met one of his favorite drummers, Carmine Appice, a member of both the Classic Drummer and Modern Drummer halls of fame. “After the clinic, Carmine met with attendees and signed posters and whatever,” Laskowski told LocalSource in an email […]

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, April 1, the seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt took place at Hanson Park in Cranford. Each year the egg hunt is held in honor of his memory. “The Friends of Colin is a youth-run, 501(c)3 charity founded in loving memory of our friend, Colin Maher,” Ryan McGann of Cranford […]

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

RAHWAY, NJ — On Friday, April 21, as many as 40 women met at a martial arts studio in Rahway to participate in a self-defense workshop. The theme of the night was empowerment, and attendees learned how defend themselves in dangerous situations, as well as ways to improve their self-esteem. According to nomore.org, 1 in 3 […]

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

Rahway River cleaned up in honor of Earth Day

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — Volunteers were invited to clean up the Rahway River with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The cleanup focused on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park. Participants worked as far upstream […]

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

SUMMIT, NJ — John Creel of Summit was recently appointed to the board of trustees for NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization that recovers and places organ donations. Creel, himself a registered organ donor, is the director of transplant marketing for the immunology and dermatology business unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. “I discovered NJ Sharing Network after […]

Rahway celebrates the arts with works by students

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, April 12, the second Celebration of the Arts was held at the Performing Arts Center at Rahway High School. The evening was free and open to the public, and displayed the work of students from Rahway Public Schools. “The Celebration of the Arts is a culmination of artwork that showcases our […]

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