Rotary Club of Westfield collects used bikes to recycle to Honduras

Rotary Club of Westfield collects used bikes to recycle to Honduras

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Oct. 9, The Rotary Club of Westfield collected used bicycles to send to Honduras. Bicycle collection Chairperson Warren Rorden said he was very pleased with the results. He said the Rotary Club collected 104 used bikes and 40 brand-new Schwinn bikes, along with $1,800 in donations. The donations are important […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the arts council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation […]

NJ fencing club brings home four national titles and 10 medals in 2021 U.S. National Championships

NJ fencing club brings home four national titles and 10 medals in 2021 U.S. National Championships

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some local athletes helped Garwood’s Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy win four national titles and 10 total medals at the U.S.A. Fencing National Championships in Philadelphia, from July 3 through 12. AFFA’s Abby Parker of Westfield, Kailing Sathyanath of Chatham, Lola Possick of Weehawken and Jadeyn Williams of Metuchen all had […]

Rotary Club and Optimist Club work together for Westfield

Rotary Club and Optimist Club work together for Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Rotary Club of Westfield and the Optimist Club of Westfield have been working together for many years for the benefit of Westfield. The Optimist Club focuses on youths and the community, while the Rotary Club is a business networking and service club. Optimist Darielle Walsh, who was president of the Rotary […]

2021 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award presented to two area students

2021 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award presented to two area students

WESTFIELD, NJ — First Congregational Church of Westfield presented its Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award on Sunday, May 23, to two highly deserving high school seniors. Nala Scott from Westfield High School and Elizabeth Rehwinkel from Union County Academy for Performing Arts at Union County Vocational–Technical Schools were named the 2021 honorees of the […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces Union County winners of 2021 Rising Star Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse — with leadership from Mark S. Hoebee, producing artistic director, and Michael Stotts, managing director — has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception […]

Westfield teen named salutatorian at Mount Saint Mary Academy

Westfield teen named salutatorian at Mount Saint Mary Academy

WATCHUNG, NJ — During Academy Awards Night on Monday, May 17, it was announced that Tara DSilva of Avenel has been named the Mount Saint Mary Academy Class of 2021 valedictorian. Martha Byrne of Westfield has been designated salutatorian. Byrne, a graduate of Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield, will attend the University of Notre […]

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Despite the difficulties the music industry has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upstart New Jersey country music trio Southpaw has charted its own success. Born and raised in Ridgewood, the band’s lead singer, Christine Radlmann, moved to Union County 13 years ago and currently lives in Westfield. She admits her […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

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