SPRINGFIELD—Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 19-year olds. The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club advises parents to start preparing well in advance and take an active role in their teen driver’s education.
RAHWAY – Rahway native Eric Roberson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. The nomination was for the R&B singer’s track “A Tale of Two,” featuring Ben O’Neill and Michelle Thompson, from his latest album, “Music Fan First.”
MADISON—The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO), which drew a standing-room-only audience at its November concert in Summit, will present a Winter Concert in Madison on Sunday, February 21.
Fish & Chips Dinner • Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terr., will hold a fish & chips dinner prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if available.
UNION – Kean University will launch its Big Read program with a kick-off celebration on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Atrium, located on the main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—For kids, Valentine’s Day is a time to exchange funny cards and eat boxes of chocolate. For adults, it’s often much more than just a time to send flowers and buy heart jewelry, chocolates, and cards—it’s a time to rededicate your love to one special person.
In first-time director Scott Cooper’s “Crazy Heart,” a tuneful, down-home lament about an aging country western singer on the skids, Jeff Bridges etches his latest Oscar-worthy depiction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Feb. 12, youth around the world will celebrate the seventh annual Day of Purity, a call for youth of all ages to remain sexually pure until marriage.
Here are more memories of the area from William Frolich: “During the one hundred and fifty years of existence, Union County has had many changes in the area within its borders. Some have been regrettable, while others have been quite an improvement to the lives of its inhabitants.
MILLBURN—Paper Mill Playhouse will conduct an open call audition for their mainstage production of “Peter Pan.” Paper Mill Playhouse will consider actors to play the Darling children and the Lost Boys.