RAHWAY – By the end of 2010, it is estimated that in Union County alone, 53 people are diagnosed each week with cancer, totaling 2,756 individuals annually, right here in our own community. This staggering figure was seen as a call to action by a group of friends who call themselves “Kiss Away Cancer”.
NEW BRUNSWICK—In 2010-2011, the State Theatre brings orchestras from around the world to the New Brunswick stage. Kicking off the classical series is the BBC Concert Orchestra (11/7/10), featuring Maestro Keith Lockhart, best known as the conductor for the Boston Pops.
NEWARK—International piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman returns to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra stages from Nov. 5–7, when he will perform Brahms’ First Piano Concerto with the Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Jacques Lacombe.
UNION — The Union Public Library continues its special Halloween programming on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. with a presentation on “The Shadow,” the mysterious anti-hero of crime thrillers on the radio, in the movies, and in pulp fiction.
EAST RUTHERFORD – Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is bringing the smash-hit box-office sensation, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to the ice.
WOODBRIDGE – The Oct. 22-24 Woodbridge Ghost Walk will show a side not typically found in textbooks – the township’s rich history of ghosts, curious incidents and unexplained occurrences from Colonial days to the present.
CLARK – A ghost hunting presentation, children’s story times and an information session about senior services are some of the events that are planned at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Avenue.
TRENTON – State Sen. Paul Sarlo today called upon Cablevision and News Corp – owners of the WNYW, WWOR and WTXF television stations in the New York and Philadelphia markets – to submit to binding arbitration to resolve their escalating transmission contract dispute and ensure that viewers are not held hostage.
WOODBRIDGE – One lucky New Jersey Lottery player has won the Mega Millions second prize of $250,000 for the Tuesday, October 12 drawing.
UNION — The Concert Artist Program of Kean University will celebrate Chopin’s 200th anniversary year on Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. Gabriela Martinez, piano; Joanna Frankel, violin; and Carrie Stinson, cello will perform many of Chopin’s pieces including his Cello Sonata and Piano Trio.