Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club brings home team title

Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club brings home team title

WESTFIELD, NJ — Eighteen Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club athletes were among the nearly 500 athletes at the USA Track & Field New Jersey Junior Olympic Cross-Country Meet on Sunday, Nov. 7, at Central Park Playground in Morris Plains. The Flyers brought home one team win and four top 10 finishes. The girls 13- […]

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

UNION COUNTY — Westfield Area YMCA preschool and kindergarten students at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch YMCA in Westfield had a fun-filled fall learning experience with apples and pumpkins. They picked pumpkins at the school’s own pumpkin patch to take home. They were able to see how the pumpkin vines planted by previous […]

Westfield Area YMCA winter registration announced

Westfield Area YMCA winter registration announced

WESTFIELD, NJ — Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA winter program session begins on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m., for full members and Monday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m., for basic members and nonmembers. The session runs Jan. 2 through Feb. 26. A printable version of the Winter Session Guide is available at www.westfieldynj.org. […]

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Westfield Area YMCA preschool and kindergarten students at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch YMCA in Westfield had a fun-filled fall learning experience with apples and pumpkins. They picked pumpkins at the school’s own pumpkin patch to take home. They were able to see how the pumpkin vines planted by […]

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s 2021 Gun Amnesty Buyback event was a success, with residents turning in more than 525 unwanted guns in exchange for rewards of as much as $250 per weapon. The countywide event was on Saturday, October 23, at locations in Elizabeth, Plainfield and Westfield. No questions were asked, and guns […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

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 […]

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