Two green thumbs up

Master Gardener Larry Dzieskowski, left, came right to the point with a group of Master Gardener interns during the group’s spring tour and clean-up visit to the Master Gardeners’ Trailside Demonstration Gardens on April 2, New Class Day. Sharing his gardening expertise, he described some of the unusual, beautiful, and soon-to-be returning plants in the […]

Spring Cleaning

WESTFIELD — Several sales associates from the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield West office cleaned up the gardens at the Westfield 9-11 Memorial and planted flowers donated by the Downtown Westfield Corporation on Thursday, April 25, as part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey’s regional ‘Cares Days’ event.

Fun and games, for a good cause

On Friday, April 26, members of the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participated in the Clark School District’s Autism Awareness Day at the Clark Pre-School through various activities, including enjoying the multi-colored parachute. C.A.L.C. members participated in numerous events throughout the occasion that not only were enjoyable for all of the children, but also raised awareness […]

Make Like A Tree

Photo courtesy of Jim Lowney/County of Union — Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen, 2nd from right, met, from left, Teacher Chana Finver, students Andrew Fuda, Mike Reyes and Basharie Coleman and Paraprofessional Thomas McClay from the Lamberts Mill Academy in Westfield as the students learned how to properly plant and care for trees at Williams […]

Hail to the Chief

LINDEN — On Wed, March 27, Cadet/Petty Officer Cristian Checo was promoted to the prestigious rank of Cadet/Chief Petty Officer of the Linden High School NJROTC. Naval Science Instructor Chief Petty Officer Mark Velez, USN (Ret.), pins the CPO collar device on the unit’s newest Chief.

Longtime senator faces primary challenger

Sen. Lesniak faces primary challenger from current Roselle Board of Education president Obe

UNION COUNTY — Democrat State Sen. Ray Lesniak, Joe Cryan and Annette Quijano may run as a team, but the state senator is the only one being challenged in the primary. Roselle resident Donna Obe announced yesterday she would be seeking the Democratic nomination for state senate in the 20th legislative district running on the Real […]

Mine sweepers

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Boy Scout Troop 73 recently spent a weekend at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg for a troop outing. While the weather was somewhat cold, the boys were prepared and were able to camp, prepare and have meals outdoors, and also were given extensive tours of the mine grounds and museum. […]

Watchung Stable offering horseback riding as of April 6

UNION COUNTY — Spring is here again and Union County invites residents to get back into nature by visiting the Watchung Stable in Mountainside and taking a guided trail ride through the wooded Watchung Reservation – Union County’s largest park. “Horseback riding is a real treat,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “Taking a […]

A Sensitive Side

SUMMIT — From left: Tyler Mayes and Mason Guida of Summit participated in a sensitivity training program at SAGE Eldercare on March 20. Both boys are fifth grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. This is the fourth year that the organization and school have partnered together for the intergenerational program.