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September 26, 2022

UPDATE: Saturday’s outdoor concert, “From Old American Times,” has been canceled due to concern about the predicted rain and thunderstorms as Hurricane Ian passes through the area. WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra is back on Oct. 1 with one last outdoor concert in Westfield ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A bear was spotted on West End Avenue Friday evening. The City of Summit Police Department, via an emailed alert sent at 7:52 p.m., asked residents to keep pets indoors. Residents were further reminded to never approach wildlife. The New Jersey Department of Environmental ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Musicians from the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts played tunes Sunday afternoon as street fair goers sipped on beer and wine in a cordoned off area on Lenox Avenue. A first for the annual street fair FestiFall, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce debuted a beer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calling it a “game-changer,” the Center for Creativity at The Rialto is hailing a $5 million donation that it said will kickstart planning for the theater building’s conversion into an arts center. The funding from an anonymous donor announced Tuesday will allow the center to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A masquerade ball at the James Ward Mansion, a Halloween house decorating contest and window decorating in downtown Westfield are among the initiatives planned for AddamsFest. The town enters its fifth year of the festival celebrating town native Charles Addams, the renowned ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There was a pause in the action on the Windsor Park basketball court Sunday afternoon during the annual Unity Games.  Avis Christmas held the microphone to give the players, some of them “legends on the court who have been playing ball every year,” a round of applause. “I want ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In the summer of 1781, Revolutionary War allied troops marched 700 miles from Newport, Rhode Island, to Yorktown, Virginia, passing through Westfield and many other locales. Two-hundred-forty-one years later, community members honored that military march with a much shorter march ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A preeminent historian and author on the French-American Alliance and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail will be the grand marshal in Sunday’s March to Yorktown Day Parade in Westfield, organizers said. The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There are 564 municipalities in New Jersey and Westfield is among the 12 best small ones. That’s according to the magazine Travel + Leisure, which included the town of about 31,000 people in a roundup headlined the “12 Best Small Towns in New Jersey.” “The charming town of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the first production of Shakespeare in Westfield’s Foundation Park wrapped, Downtown Westfield Corporation will look to bring back the event next year. Downtown Westfield’s board of directors had praise for the three-day run of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s the Revolutionary War march that keeps happening, in a sense. For the third year, the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association New Jersey, W3R-NJ is holding the Annual March to Yorktown Day in Westfield to commemorate an event that occurred 241 years ago during ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When he signed up for a dating app, he had no idea it would lead to a date with reality television. But Ahhre Maros’ foray into online dating soon led to him being on Lifetime’s “Five Guys A Week,” a show where five men vie for the affection of one woman over one week. “I got ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From a widely popular beer garden to a cartooning workshop and an art exhibit, the town’s annual festival in celebration of Charles Addams is slated to return. Planning for the fifth year of Westfield’s celebration of Addams Family creator and town native Charles Addams is in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — About 400 people came out to hear Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra perform “An American AND Paris,” its fifth outdoor concert, featuring works by Gershwin, Saint-Saëns and Vaughn Williams Saturday night. The concert was held in the spacious backyard of Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In the moments before Downtown Westfield’s annual Pizza Run, a man dressed as William Shakespeare strode across the starting line in dramatic fashion as a local councilwoman recorded him on her cellphone. The man carrying a large pink feather played out his short act in front of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A local business owner known for his coffee in Westfield and Summit will next month be among the guests on a new reality television show that has five men vying for “true love” each week. Who is it? Among the suitors on Lifetime's “Five Guys A Week” is Ahrre Maros. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Families can look forward to a Halloween parade this October, following last year's cancelation. The event is being moved to a new location. The Westfield Recreation Commission this week authorized the Optimist Club to hold the parade Sunday, Oct. 23, in Mindowaskin Park. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you bought a lottery ticket from the Amoco at 421 Central Ave., you’ll want to check those digits. One New Jersey Lottery ticket sold at the gas station in Westfield matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn Monday, winning the $50,000 third-tier prize, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Sitting underneath a canopy in Mindowaskin Park Saturday, the 9-year-old from Westfield explained that she mixed blue, pink and white paints to create pastel colors. Then she took the cap from her used plastic water bottle and lightly dipped its edges in the paint before pressing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra is back July 30 with an outdoor concert in Westfield featuring the music of Gershwin, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Vaughn Williams and more. Maestro David Wroe, music director and conductor of Westfield’s professional orchestra, said he is thrilled to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public Arts Commission’s “Through the Lens” photography exhibit is back for a second year, this time with the theme of “Strength and Renewal.” Members of the WPAC installed the new batch of work by about 60 local photographers on fencing that runs alongside the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tap your toes to tunes by John Philip Sousa, soak up some history and watch the fireworks go boom as America celebrates Independence Day this year. The family fun isn’t all centered on one date, or one place. Here are three ways you can get into the patriotic spirit ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly 100 audience members gathered at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield for the “Broadway on Broad Street” cabaret organized by two Westfield High School juniors last week. The June 7 cabaret, which featured vocal performances by students from Westfield High School and other ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield is again celebrating Juneteenth with an African American history tour through Westfield, the organization announced. It will be the second year that that MLK Westfield is hosting the tour for Juneteenth, following last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School prom took place Saturday, June 4. We asked readers to share their photos of the students in their glamorous attire. Scroll through our gallery, above, to see what they shared. Do you have a photo of WHS students dressed for prom that you’d like to see on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — While most handlers participating in the dog show have decades of experience, age has not stopped a Westfield High School junior and his Portuguese Water Dog from earning success on the circuit. Cole Turnof and his dog, Dagr, head to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High school juniors Joey Gamba and Evan Leone have organized and will be emceeing “Broadway on Broad Street,” a charity cabaret featuring local young talent next Wednesday night at the James Ward Mansion. In addition to solo and small group performances of songs from ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s been more praise for Westfield High School’s performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.” The cast of the Shakespeare play received the award for “Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical Play” at the Montclair State University Theatre Night Foxy Awards at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — COVID may have rained on Westfield’s Memorial Day parade for the past two years, but this May the town's observances are back and bigger than before. The events May 30 honoring fallen heroes and those who served will begin with a Memorial Day service at the North Avenue Circle at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Music lovers cheered Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra Saturday night during its “Roses from the South” performance, a tribute to Mother’s Day featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and songs, ballads and serenades sung by famed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns. “Tonight is a ...

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