New Jersey Festival Orchestra opens new season in Westfield with Aida

WESTFIELD — Join New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Music Director David Wroe, in collaboration with Opera at Florham, for its season opening performance Aida in concert, Giuseppi Verdi’s exotic masterpiece and one of the most loved operas in the entire classical repertoire. Passion, honor and the battlefield provide the dynamic backdrop for this tragic tale and […]

Union County College awarded $1.6 million grant to establish certification programs in Supply Chain Management

CRANFORD – Union County College was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program as part of a national consortium of 11 colleges and universities to develop entry and mid-level credentials in Supply Chain Management, allowing upward training from entry level worker certifications all the way to […]

Civil War and Garibaldi Guard to be discussed in Cranford

CRANFORD — Cranford Historian Mark J. Luongo will present a program on the origins of the 39th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment — also known as the Garibaldi Guard — and its participation in the Civil War on Wed., Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center. The Community Center is located at […]

Three professional golfers from Union County qualify for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship in 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Frank Esposito, PGA Professional at Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park, captured his record breaking 5th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship, shooting a 1-under-par 215 to claim victory in the 54-hole event that took place Sept. 17 to 19, at famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield. Jim McGovern, PGA Professional at White Beeches Golf […]

Rahway library to host nutrition lecture, Oct. 16

RAHWAY — On Wednesday Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., Rahway Public Library will host the lecture “Learning From the Obesity Epidemic” presented by Richard Perlmutter. This timely presentation will discuss the obesity epidemic and the lessons that can be learned. This program will cover the satiety of different foods so we can avoid foods that are […]

Kenilworth Rotary Club welcomed Westfield war hero

KENILWORTH — Kenilworth Rotary Club welcomed Thurman C. Page, Jr of Westfield who recently spoke of his participation in the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp , Germany, on April 29, 1945 as part of the U.S. Army 33rd Cavalry reconnaissance Squad. Kenilworth Rotary Club meets every Wednesday 12:15 at Rinaldi’s, 24 N. 20th St. Contact Robert […]

Citizens chosen to receive 2013 Union County Family Service Awards

UNION COUNTY — On Thursday evening, Oct. 24, Homefirst will host An Evening of Thanks, the first Union County Family Service Awards at The Galloping Hill Golf Club in Kenilworth. The event will recognize and honor individuals from different communities in Union County who serve families in need in extraordinary ways in their civic and […]

Community workshop on family health decisions to be held at Kent Place School

SUMMIT — While many families defer conversations about health care until a pressing medical need arises, experience shows that “having the conversation” early, often and in times of good health, improves quality of life for everyone involved. To demystify this conversation and provide local families with tools for opening discussions, The Ethics Institute at Kent […]