As a writer, the spoken word is so very important to me, because when writers write, they speak the words from their heart, and when a writer speaks, their heart should always be heard.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y.— The winter holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather, often traveling a great distance to be together. Many families consider pets to be part of their family and choose to take them along. Traveling with pets is not always easy, especially when the family dog or cat experiences fear of travel, or motion sickness.
Food Tasting • Nov. 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. – The Rahway Center Partnership will host The Taste at the Rahway Recreation Center, City Hall Plaza, Milton Ave. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 1-732-396-3545. More than 35 food vendors and 35 wine and liquor vendors are scheduled to take part.
CRANFORD—Filmmaker Chris Keenan, a Cranford native, will present two of his short films at the Cranford Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
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.…