ELIZABETH-Here are some winter memories from William Frolich: “None of us have actual memories of the famous blizzard of 1888, but we have heard of it from our grandparents. We have heard that in the center of Elizabeth a train of the Central Railroad was stalled for two days at the Broad Street station, blocking the intersection that is now known as the Elizabeth Arches.
STATE – On Nov. 1, the International Association of Fire Chiefs reminds families to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks back to Standard Time.
Brooding and dark, offering lightness only to artistically refract the tragic irony of their parable, with “A Serious Man” the Brothers Coen pull out all the stops.
WESTFIELD—In anticipation of the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season, Learning Express of Westfield is giving local parents the inside scoop on toys that will provide kids with more than just fun this year.
UNION—Music icon and legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert and his wife, internationally renowned singer Lani Hall, will perform together Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Center For Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will offer a “Grief and the Holidays” lecture presented by Patty McLaughlin, M.A., M.F.T., and Tracey Sandman, M.A.P.C. Both women are the Bereavement Counselors at the Center For Hope.…
ELIZABETH—Garrett Husveth, co-founder of hauntednewjersey.com, forensic examiner and digital sound expert will offer a program, Ghosts and the Paranormal, at Elizabeth Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., in the Main Library Auditorium, 11 South Broad Street.
PERTH AMBOY—Cathedral International and Friends’ Health Connection will host “An Evening in Conversation with Dr. Cornel West, noted author, activist and college professor and James Brown, business owner, Emmy award winning sports commentator and motivational speaker.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—They may be Union County employees by day, but with a little bit of Halloween spirit last weekend they became the late wives of David Felt who lived in the Deserted Village in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.
Ghost Tours • Oct. 30 on the hour from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 31 on the hour from 5-10 p.m. – Renowned psychic Jane Doherty will lead ghost tours of the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave, Perth Amboy. The historic building has been featured on the SyFi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.” Suggested donation: $10 per person; $3 per child under 16. For info or directions, call 1-732-826-5527.