Vendor Faire – The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library

Come one, Come all to the Friends’ Vendor Faire on November 2nd from noon to 3pm!

A wide variety of your favorite vendors and crafters will showcase their items and offer you a chance to shop and win a prize basket of their merchandise!

Come see individual crafters and artists like Domino Art Jewelry, Happy Heifer Hairbows, and Ducks in a Row, as well as product lines from Scentsy, Jamberry, The Bra Lady, Touchstone Crystals, Younique, Souffle of Shea, Tastefully Simple, and Thirty One (to name just a few!) The Library Friends will be also be selling homemade baked goods, and our tote bags, cookbooks, and historic-styled note cards.

This event will be held inside the library. Rain or shine. Plenty of parking. Free admission. Don’t miss it! There is something here for everyone!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dunellen Public Library and all proceeds go to support and fund library programs.

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Halloween Parade 2014

The 65th Annual Halloween Parade was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This year’s Grand Marshall was Clem Santy who was Dunellen’s recreation director for 52 years. Judging took place in Washington Park. All participants received a ribbon from Mayor Bob Seader and pretzels from Santy. Winners included a family rock band, a weatherman, and a dog dressed as a turtle. The grand prize went to a scubadiver and his sharkdog.

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

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Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

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Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

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Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

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Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

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Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

Dunellen Halloween parade, October 26, 2014

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Dunellen kids show off talents at HarvestFest Art Contest

The Dunellen HarvestFest Children’s Art Contest was held on October 12, 2014. Winners are listed below.

Aayushi Shah won first place in Faber Schhol Category, 2014 HarvestFest Art Contest, Dunellen NJ.

Aayushi Shah

Faber Elementary
First – Aayushi Shah – 5th grade
Second – Victoria Rosado – 4th grade
Third – Olivia Leyden – 4th grade

Winners in the Faber School category. 2014 Dunellen HarvestFest

Faber School Art Contest Winners

Dunellen High School
First – Natalie Lizak – 9th grade
Second – Hue Duong – 11th grade
Third – Katelyn Nadolny – 11th grade

Winners in the Dunellen High School category. 2014 Dunellen HarvestFest

Dunellen High School Art Contest Winners

 

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Gallery

Local talent shines at Dunellen HarvestFest

This gallery contains 17 photos.

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Dunellen resident’s musical to be performed at Arts Center

catladies-the-musical-logoA medley from “Catladies the Musical” will performed at the Watchung Arts Center on October 18, as part of the variety show Comedy plus a Side Order of Thinking.

Written by Dunellen resident Sarah Dubinsky, “Catladies the Musicial” debuted at Festival of the Offensive in New York City in April as an 80-minute full performance. For the upcoming show, it will be condensed into 20 minutes as part of the four-act evening. Dealing with adult themes, this event is not suitable for children.

Tickets are $16 Advance, $20 at door ($18 WAC Members). The Watchung Arts Center is located on 18 Stirling Road in Watchung. For more info: http://catladiesthemusical.com

 

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Witches Win Scarecrow Contest

The scarecrow contest returned to the 2nd Annual Dunellen HarvestFest on Sunday, October 12. This year there were eight entries including a monster, Webelos scout, and a bridesmaid.

It was the witches, however, who were the day’s winners. Members of the Dunellen Downtown Management Organization which organized the event, chose the winners of the two main categories. The children category was won by Girl Scout Troop 65009 with their scarecrow, Savannah Smile. Katie Dubrow was awarded the adult category prize for her entry Sybil.

HarvestFest attendees voted on the third prize, the Fan Favorite category, selecting the Pimpinella Family’s Samantha Skysweeper.

All  winners were awarded $25 Visa gift cards.

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Winner of the adult category. “Sybil” by Katie Dubrow. Scarecrow Contest at Dunellen Downtown Management Organization’s 2nd annual Dunellen HarvestFest. October 12, 2014

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Winner of the children category. “Savannah Smile” by Girl Scout Troop 65009. Scarecrow Contest at Dunellen Downtown Management Organization’s 2nd annual Dunellen HarvestFest. October 12, 2014

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Winner of the fan favorite category. “Samantha Skysweeper” by the Pimpinella Family. Scarecrow Contest at Dunellen Downtown Management Organization’s 2nd annual Dunellen HarvestFest. October 12, 2014

 

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Apple Pie Contest Winners Named

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Dunellen resident, Ellen Byrnes won the 2nd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest with her lattice-topped pie.

The second annual apple pie baking contest was held at the Dunellen Downtown Management Organization’s HarvestFest this past Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Dunellen resident David Starace returned as the contest judge. Starace is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has held the position of executive chef in many restaurants, country clubs, and hotels for over 25 years.

The pies were judged on appearance, taste, and texture. First place went to Ellen Byrnes for her lattice-topped apple pie. Second place went to last year’s champion Candy Harshaney and third place went to
Kristen O’Neil.

Slices of the winning pies and the other entries were given to festival-goers in exchange of a $1 donation.

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Green Brook Gym Closes

The women-only fitness chain Lady of America (LOA) closed its Route 22, Green Brook location on August 31. Its Facebook page was removed and its local website which used to list class schedules and instructor bios now only lists the phone number of a fitness management company. The gym was also removed from the LadyofAmerica.com main website.

A letter from LOA Franchise Holding, LLC was sent to members on September 4 informing them of the closure, citing that it was due to “circumstances beyond our control.”

Memberships have been transferred to Eclipse Fitness, Sports, and Wellness located at 17 King George Road, Green Brook. Although the new gym has additional features which were not at LOA, members’ current billing rates will not change.

 

 

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Be a part of the America’s Got Talent audience

America’s Got Talent will be filming at Radio City Music Hall.  The national talent show is hosted by Nick Cannon and is judged by Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

Be a part of the “live studio audience” for free. Tickets are available at mytvtickets.com

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4th Annual Fun Family Variety Show Benefit

juggling Life Benefit 2014

Title: 4th Annual Fun Family Variety Show Benefit
Location: Dunellen Theater, 458 North Avenue, Dunellen NJ 08812
Link out: Click here
Description:

Don’t miss this show packed full of fun music and amazing juggling! Starring Paris the Hip Hop Juggler, WJF Champ Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse, Juggling Life’s own legend Joe Jaeger, and of course the amazing kids of the Dunellen Juggling Club! Hosted by Jen Slaw Juggling. Also performing: Paul Del Corral and Chelsea Gohd.

All of the proceeds will be used to insure summer events for Gilda’s Club and Homefront, NJ. + JL will add 2 or 3 more big events if there is enough funding.

June 9, 7pm General Admission: $10 in advance / $15 at door
Date: 2014-06-09

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