Nature Nick’s exotic animals visit Springfield Library

Nature Nick’s exotic animals visit Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Nicke “Nature Nick” Jacinto, known as News 12 Long Island’s resident animal expert, offers programs at schools, libraries, camps, fairs and parties, and has appeared on television shows such as Good Day NY! He visited Springfield Public Library on Thursday, June 29 to introduce some exotic animals. “The tawny owl is one of […]

Springfield residents, library patrons get to meet ‘The Modest Beekeeper’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — What a buzz two Springfield residents have started at their community’s public library. The buzz is over “The Modest Beekeeper,” a documentary film Amefika Gray produced with P.J. Martin in the title role, tending to his hobby of 14 years. Gray and Martin, former Springfield Recreation Department co-workers, combined their interests in filmmaking […]

Springfield Free Public Library joins consortium

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Beginning in June, the Springfield Free Public Library will join 30 other libraries in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium. Following in the footsteps of its Union County counterparts in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, Roselle Park and Kenilworth, Springfield’s library will become the 31st member of the consortium, enabling its patrons to “have the […]

Food Network star teaches classes in Summit and Springfield

SUMMIT, NJ — Samantha Kestin is a former professional cake decorator who currently teaches classes to teens and tweens in Springfield and Summit. The classes take place once a week at the community center. The six-week course introduces students to baking, decorating and candy making. “We made emoji cakes in Summit during our first week’s class,” […]

Springfield firefighters receive award

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At the Township Committee meeting on Feb. 28, Springfield Fire Department Chief Carlo Palumbo honored firefighters Sal Cocuzza, Daniel Royland, Tim Hydock and Joe Cowper with a CPR Recognition Award for their lifesaving efforts during a response to an emergency call from a Springfield resident. “The patient was in cardiac arrest and stopped […]

Springfield students, parents learn about online safety

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 23, Detective Dawn Correia from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office visited Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield to educate students and parents about online safety. An assembly was held during the day for students and parents were invited to attend the presentation during the evening. “We have a very good […]

Rain garden presentation at Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A rain garden presentation by landscape architect Tobiah Horton and Marian Glenn, of the Rahway River Watershed Association, took place at the Springfield Library on Thursday, Jan. 26. The benefits of rain gardens, which include flood prevention, water purification, erosion prevention and water conservation, were discussed as well as their construction — a […]

Springfield teen participates in Miami Marathon

Springfield teen participates in Miami Marathon

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Joseph Volfman, 17, of Springfield joined 30,000 others at the Miami Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29. Volfman didn’t walk or run during the 26.2 mile course; instead he used a handcycle designed specifically for him to travel the roadways filled with tropical sights and sounds. Volfman, who attends Jonathan Dayton High School, joined […]

Team Weissberg raises awareness, support for rare genetic disorder

Team Weissberg raises awareness, support for rare genetic disorder

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Weissberg family of Springfield consists of Marc, Lauren, Reid and Holden. They refer to themselves as Team Weissberg. Together, they support their 3-year-old son Holden and others with dup15q syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes an individual to have extra genetic material from chromosome 15, causing a variety of symptoms, from […]