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 […]

Mount Saint Mary senior from Westfield qualifies for equestrian championships

Mount Saint Mary senior from Westfield qualifies for equestrian championships

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 27, Mount Saint Mary Academy senior Hannah Cherry, Class of 2021, participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Regional Championships. As a member and co-captain of the True Heart Equestrian Team that Mount Saint Mary Academy has collaborated with for the MSMA Equestrian Club Team, Cherry competed in five horse […]

George and Martha Washington visit Westfield classroom

George and Martha Washington visit Westfield classroom

WESTFIELD, NJ — To celebrate the president’s recent birthday, George and Martha Washington ‘visited’ with the Westfield Area YMCA kindergartners. The children caught them up on what changes they could expect to find in our current century, including indoor plumbing, cars and Alexa.

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

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