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Library hosts Foreign Film Festival beginning July 11

Library hosts Foreign Film Festival beginning July 11

The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to present six foreign films for the months of July and August. They will be shown on consecutive Mondays beginning July 11 at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The first film, Lady in the Van, is in English and runs 104 minutes. Starring a magnificent Maggie Smith, it tells the true story of a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years.

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Parking Tips to Enhance your Downtown Westfield Experience

Parking Tips to Enhance your Downtown Westfield Experience

When you visit Downtown Westfield, the DWC and the Town of Westfield wants to ensure you have the best experience possible. Parking is most often the beginning and ending of your visit downtown, so it is a good opportunity to remind patrons of the various parking options.

There are five Pay Station Parking Lots for longer term visitors to park up to a 4-hour maximum and cost only $.50 an hour. This gives you more time to shop at your favorite stores, eat at your favorite restaurants, watch your favorite movie at the theater or pamper yourself at your favorite salon!

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Murray is Retiring at Train Station Newsstand July 16

Murray is Retiring at Train Station Newsstand July 16

Murray Perch, Westfield resident is retiring.  After 33 years of getting up at the crack of dawn to greet commuters with hot coffee, newspapers and quick breakfast items, Murray will be retiring.  Stop by to bid farewell to him with an official celebration on Saturday morning, July 16.  Stay tuned as The Town of Westfield which owns the historic stand, determines the next steps for this important landmark and favored commuter stop.

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Live Performances of Edward III, Henry IV at Library

Live Performances of Edward III, Henry IV at Library

On Thursday, July 14, the Westfield Memorial Library will present “Edward III,” and on Thursday, August 11 the library will present “Henry IV.” Both shows are performed at 7:00 p.m. by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Edward III tells the story of King Edward, the grandfather of Richard II, who is a married, middle-aged and very successful king who assumes he has complete mastery over his world....until he meets the Countess of Salisbury, a beguiling, but married woman. The Countess, confident in her own world and marriage, is shaken by the charismatic king as well when war brings them together.

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Fundraising App Now Available in Westfield

Fundraising App Now Available in Westfield

Clients First Inc at 84 Elm Street in Westfield is pleased to announce that the Fundraising App will make its NJ debut this summer in the Westfield area. The Fundraising App is currently running over 10 Fundraising Campaigns in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where the company is based.

The Fundraising App is a fantastic coupon book of local deals that is always in your pocket or purse. The App sells for $ 30, of which $15 goes to the local Non Profit, Team, or Club that will sells it.

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Our Town Gets Even Cheesier: Grilled Cheese Shoppe Opens

Our Town Gets Even Cheesier: Grilled Cheese Shoppe Opens

The Grilled Cheese Shoppe, an eatery that has just opened within the past month at 113 Quimby Street, is a remarkable, hip, and cheesy place. From the gooey cheese in the sandwich to the cheese related puns on the interior signage, one being a rewritten verse of “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics, this environment and food can be eaten up by people of all ages.

The options on the menu are incredible; when people think of grilled cheese they think of a very traditional sandwich, but owner, Nick Louros, put his own twist on his menu. On his website Louros states in his About Us tab that there is no exact google definition of a grilled cheese, so with that in mind he took the idea and ran with it to create 13 different sandwiches.

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Music and About Music Abound at the Westfield Memorial Library

Music and About Music Abound at the Westfield Memorial Library

Music and programs about music continue to abound at the Westfield Memorial Library throughout the summer. On Wednesday, July 6, at 7:00 p.m., there will be program on the music of the 50’s and 60’s, and on Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. the Lincoln Center Local Free Screening Series continues.

Marc Black will help audience members relive the colorful, musical eras of the 50s and 60s through his humorous and engaging program. He will use a wide range of popular songs including surprising favorites like, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” great rock tunes like “Blue Suede Shoes” and moving folk songs like Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

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Friends Donate $15,000 to Westfield Memorial Library

Friends Donate $15,000 to Westfield Memorial Library

As a result of this year's wildly successful Book Sale, the Friends were able to donate $15,000 to the library. Shown here are (l) Library Director Phil Israel, Friends Co-President David Machlowitz and Library Board of Trustees President Jim Capone. The monies will be used for the library, and such popular offerings as the series of Children's programs, and the free passes to 20 museums in the Friends Museum Pass Program.

The Friends thank the generous donors, enthusiastic customers and the more than 100 volunteers, from those in their teens or younger to those in their 80's or older, whose very hard work made the sale possible. The Friends also thank the Board of Education, First Baptist Church, Department of Public Works, Trader Joe's and Shoprite for their assistance with the sale.

Westfield Memorial Library hosts Cabaret Couple

Westfield Memorial Library hosts Cabaret Couple

On Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library presents, “Life Is ...” by the cabaret couple Paul and Rochelle Chamlin. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

"Life Is ..." is a tuneful, irreverent, and ultimately uplifting journey through life's ups and downs, featuring such favorites as “The Best Things in Life are Free,” “Easy Living,” “That's Life,” “Being Alive,” “Here's to Life,” and the Beatles' “In My Life.”

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2016 NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Accepting Registrations

2016 NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Accepting Registrations

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts gives area musicians, of all ages, the opportunity to participate in an exciting summer ensemble playing experience by joining the very popular Summer Symphony Orchestra.

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