Pre-Mother’s Day Tea and Luncheon draws almost 115 ladies

Pre-Mother’s Day Tea and Luncheon draws almost 115 ladies

HILLSIDE, NJ — Nearly 115 ladies were in attendance. And all were given a rose from Council President Craig Maurice Epps in celebration of motherhood. The Pre-Mother’s Day Tea and Luncheon — a yearly Hillside Senior Center event — recently was held at the Hillside Recreation Center, 274 Hillside Ave., Hillside. The event was originally […]

Script-in-hand presentation of a new play followed by a discussion with the author

Script-in-hand presentation of a new play followed by a discussion with the author

CRANFORD, NJ — The Theater Project will present a script-in-hand performance of “StreetCART,” by Lynn Aylward, on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. The presentation, the last of the 2024 spring series, will be followed by a lively discussion with the playwright, director, actors and audience. “StreetCART” is a riff on Tennessee Williams’ play, “A […]

Astrophysicist and CNN anchor named Kean University 2024 commencement speakers

Astrophysicist and CNN anchor named Kean University 2024 commencement speakers

UNION — Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and CNN news anchor Abby Phillip will share their insight with Kean University graduates as the featured speakers for the university’s 2024 undergraduate and graduate commencements. “At Kean University our goal is to launch our graduates onto successful career paths and Neil deGrasse Tyson and Abby Phillip are […]

Exhibit of black-and-white artworks is presented at Rahway Senior Center

Exhibit of black-and-white artworks is presented at Rahway Senior Center

RAHWAY, NJ — Recently, a black-and-white art exhibit had its opening reception at the Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., Rahway. “Between Extremes” is a Gallery Space pop-up program presented by Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe Jr. and Rahway City Council. Several artists are being featured at this special black-and-white art exhibit. Jacki Dickert, of Winfield […]

Union hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander Food and Music Festival

Union hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander Food and Music Festival

UNION, NJ — The second Asian American and Pacific Islander Food and Music Festival was hosted recently on Stuyvesant Avenue in Union. Hundreds of attendees gathered to celebrate Union’s local AAPI community. Ian Ali of Lifetime Entertainment has been a DJ for 25 years. He played a mixture of tunes in between performances. He said […]

Learning by creating ooblecks

Learning by creating ooblecks

RAHWAY, NJ — To celebrate the culmination of Read Across America Week on Friday, March 8, Kristine Gaglio’s kindergarten class at Franklin Elementary School embraced the wonder of science through a captivating exploration of slime. The young learners participated in a hands-on experiment, creating oobleck – a fascinating non-Newtonian fluid made from cornstarch and water. […]

Union County Cannabis Job Fair cultivates employment opportunities for residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced a Job Fair: Opportunities in Cannabis Industry on Thursday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the UCNJ Union College of Union County NJ’s Elizabeth campus, located at 40 West Grand St., Elizabeth. This job fair is a collective effort […]

Watercolor artist showcases paintings at Trailside Nature & Science Center

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites art admirers, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers to celebrate the opening of the art exhibition, “A Glimpse into the World of Wildlife in Watercolors,” by acclaimed artist James Fiorentino, on Thursday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Trailside Nature & Science Center. […]

High school cast of ‘Mamma Mia’ recognized by City Council

High school cast of ‘Mamma Mia’ recognized by City Council

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden City Council honored the exceptional talents and achievements of the Linden High School cast of “Mamma Mia” during a special recognition at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 16. The cast members were commended for their outstanding performance in the recent school production of the beloved musical which captivated […]