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.
ELIZABETH – AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society are teaming up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis.
UNION—On Feb. 14, at 3 p.m., Kean Stage will present the Moscow Circus in A Russian Folk Fair. Appropriate for children and adults alike, the production is a dramatic tale told and based on the circus arts, and the famed performers of the Moscow Circus, in a Theater-Circus format.
TRENTON – What do New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and New Jersey Devils left wing Zach Parisi have in common with best-selling authors Michael Connelly, Judy Blume and Janet Evanovich?
NEWARK—Sarah Carter Brown barely escaped a lynch mob in Georgia, experienced the cruelty of the Jim Crow laws, and survived the Great Depression by cleaning homes for ten cents an hour.