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Roof Collapse at Trader Joe's Westfield

trader joes cropped mediumThe roof of Trader Joe's Westfield store partially caved in Saturday, January 23, 2016 as a historic winter storm pummeled the region.

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Downtown Westfield Featured on NJ.com

blog westfield jazz night picjpg 898cb186b87636b7 mediumNJ.com, January 20, 2016 -- For generations, families have come to Downtown Westfield to shop, dine and enjoy themselves. Downtown Westfield, the beating heart of a quaint suburban town, has kept pace with the evolving needs of its customers for nearly three centuries.Today, Westfield's award-winning downtown — home to about 500 of Westfield's 1,200 businesses and spanning roughly 18 blocks — comprises a diverse mix of independent shops, national chain stores and franchises, restaurants, professional service providers and cultural centers.

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“Great Food for a Great Cause” Raises Funds for Kortney Rose Foundation at Turning Point Restaurants

Turning Point Restaurants will again partner with the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) to hold the 7th Annual fundraiser - “Great Food for a Great Cause” - on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 8am to 3pm at all 11 Turning Point locations.

Guests at Turning Point who donate a minimum of $25 to KRF on either of those two days will receive in return a Turning Point gift card good for two entrées to be used any time in the future.

Last year, the event generated more than $51,000 for the Kortney Rose Foundation, which raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Over the past six years, the Turning Point weekend event has raised a total of $150,000.

“Year after year our staff and patrons look forward to this fundraiser and their effort and enthusiasm is reflected in the tremendous generosity that is shown at this popular event,” said Kirk Ruoff, who, with his wife, Pam, are owners of Turning Point. The restaurant is one of KRF’s largest corporate sponsors.

“Turning Point and the Ruoffs have been a staple in our efforts to raise money for kids with brain tumors – the number one cancer cause of death in children 20 and under,” said KRF’s Founder and President Kristen Gillette. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude from the growing community support for our mission to find better treatments and cures for the more than 3,500 children diagnosed annually with brain tumors.” KRF volunteers will be at each Turning Point location to answer any questions about the Foundation and its mission.

KRF was founded by Kristen and Rich Gillette in memory of their daughter Kortney, who died from a brain tumor in 2006.Their foundation reached a milestone in 2015 when, after just nine years, it surpassed $1 million in donations to CHOP.

The Turning Point locations are Brick, Cherry Hill, Hoboken, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlton, Princeton, Sea Girt, and Westfield.

www.thekortneyrosefoundation.org

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NJ Festival Orchestra Performs Bohemian Rhapsody, March 5

LaBoheme 1 200w mediumJoin New Jersey Festival Orchestra as they perform BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert, on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7pm at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ.

With International Guest Soloists, David Wroe Music Director and Conductor.

No opera can equal the passion, romance and tragedy of La Boheme. This perennial favorite about love and loss that inspired Rent and many other contemporary shows is surely one of Puccini’s most glorious works. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this magnum opus that will not leave a dry eye in the house.

Tickets $75 | $60 | $48 | $26 | students $13. Call 908.232.9400 or visit www.njfestivalorchestra.org