Westfield Area Y Schedules Holiday Party, Sells Christmas Trees


WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y’s holiday round up starts with the Westfield Y’s Men’s Club annual tree lot sale at the Elm Street Field in Westfield. All proceeds benefit the Westfield Area Y and other community organizations. The lot is now open and hours are as follows: Weekdays from 5–9 p.m. and weekends: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until Dec. 23.For more information, call Leonardo Gonzalez at the Y at 908-233-2700 x271.

Union County Libraries Team Up For Holiday Food Drive


UNION COUNTY — Libraries are inviting their patrons to help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a food drive. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 16, Union County Public Libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries.

Westifield Area Y Achievers Serve As Role Models & Engage In Service Projects

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y Achievers Program for high school students is collecting toys for all ages in collaboration with Young Men of Resilience for the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison and Beth Israel Medical Center. Donations of gift wrap, gift bags and tape are welcome and can be placed in the blue container by the Main Y front door marked “Achievers Service Project” until Dec. 11. Gifts should be wrapped and marked with tags indicating gender and age range.

Wacky Acappella Holiday Show To Raise Money For Sandy Relief

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WESTFIELD — The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series continues its 14th season with a special holiday concert event benefiting super storm Sandy relief. The family friendly concert will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad Street in Westfield. Doors will open at 2:30 PM.

[PHOTO] Westfield Woman Receives Resolution For Autism Awareness Efforts


UNION COUNTY — Margaret Heisey (left), program coordinator of Union County’s Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities, presents Alex Jackman (center) of Westfield with a freeholder-sponsored resolution honoring her for her dedication to autism awareness.

The “Pipes Of St. Paul’s” To Be Featured In Concert Nov. 17 In Westfield

The "Pipes of St. Paul's" -- Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Westfield on Sunday, November 17 at 4pm will highlight the church's magnificent organ. Music director and esteemed organist Charles M. Banks, with concert pianists Doris La Mar, Pamela Aslin and baritone soloist David Murray, will perform a variety of classical and popular pieces for this family friendly event. (photo by Bill Howard, St. Paul’s)

WESTFIELD –The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will present a special concert on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. The concert will showcase St. Paul’s magnificent pipe organ – one of the largest in the northeast region.

Westfield Y Hosts Holiday Concert To Benefit Strong Kids Campaign

Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts.

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y will host a special concert series featuring Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts to benefit the Westfield Area Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.

Westfield Area Y Hosts Free Thanksgiving “Gut Buster” Swim Workout


WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y Aquatics Department will host a special free Thanksgiving “Gut Buster Workout” for adults and teens ages 13+ on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Westfield Area Y Preschoolers Enjoy Fall Fun

Westfield Area Y’s teacher, Mrs. Wendel’s Fun for Fours afternoon class.

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y’s Fun for Fours and More for Fours preschool classes from both Westfield and Cranford preschool locations recently took a joint trip together to Williams Nursery in Westfield and celebrate the beauty of the season.