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County of Union, New Jersey

County of Union, New Jersey

The County of Union is comprised of 21 municipalities in New Jersey.

For Women's History Month, we profiled Union County Vice Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and asked her about her career and being a working mom of five. This is just a snippet with some great advice for all working mothers; to view the whole 10-minute segment check the link in the comments! ... See MoreSee Less
For Women's History Month, we profiled Union County Vice Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and asked her about her career, time as Commissioner, and experiences as a mother of five. Here's just a small snippet where the Commissioner gives some great advice for working moms. Check the link in the comments to see the whole thing! ... See MoreSee Less
Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski participated and was on hand to thank the volunteers from Temple Emanu-El and from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest who participated in a Park Clean up at Nomahegan Park in Cranford as part of Union County's Adopt a Park Program and the Federation's Annual CommUnity Mitzah Day on Sunday March 19, 2023. Clean-up Kits for this event were generously donated by Madewell Clothing Store at Garden State Plaza Mall. ... See MoreSee Less
Union County’s Peregrine Falcons Lay First Egg - Frida and Mango welcome spring with their first egg of the season laid early this morning on March 19, 2023 in the perigloo that sits atop the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. Peregrine falcons can lay up to four eggs and will begin incubation of their eggs after the last one has been laid. The eggs are laid a day or two apart. Stay tuned for the next egg expected on March 20 or 21 and visit ucnj.org/falcon for live feed into the perigloo. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, Union County Vice Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded alongside Mayor Adrian O. Mapp attended the Girl Scouts Troop 40954 Heart of NJ Mobile Classroom. Special thanks to Veronica Taylor for the invitation! ... See MoreSee Less
The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites bird watchers and nature fans to join Pete Axelrod of Friends of The Great Swamp for the annual Woodcock Talk & Walk workshop on Monday, March 20, in the Watchung Reservation beginning at 6:30 p.m. The original date of March 13 was rained out. “The Talk & Walk event provides our residents with an opportunity to learn about the American Woodcock and test their birdwatching skills in the Watchung Reservation,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “This amazing bird requires several different habitats to survive, and we are proud that our Union County parks play a role in preserving and protecting it.”Participants will meet at Masker’s Barn in the Deserted Village of Feltville, in the Berkeley Heights section of the Watchung Reservation. Masker’s Barn is located at the far end of Cataract Hollow Road in the Deserted Village. GPS users can plug in “13 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights” and follow road to the end).The event is free and open to adults and children age 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration is requested by completing an online form at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/woodcock-walk-talk.Hosted by the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, the annual Woodcock Talk & Walk provides seasoned birders and beginners alike with the chance to catch a glimpse of the American Woodcock and learn more about this unusual and elusive bird.The American Woodcock is known by a variety of colorful names including Timberdoodle, Labrador Twister, Night Partridge, Mudbat and Bog Sucker. The species is most commonly referred to as the Woodcock due to its preference for wooded areas.American Woodcocks are drawn to moist forests and require dense woodland, providing ample cover and food. In the spring, the bird seeks out forest clearings, abandoned fields spotted with low brush or open fields next to forest edges to serve as courtship sites. In preparation for mating, male Woodcocks establish individual territories known as singing grounds. The most fascinating attribute of the American Woodcock is the acrobatic courtship displays performed by the males. As part of their mating ritual, a displaying male on the ground will emit a nasal, buzzing call referred to as a peent, to attract females. He then takes flight and ascends 200 or 300 feet. All the while, musical twittering sounds are made by the male’s wings. Afterwards, he will spiral or zigzag back to the ground while producing a liquid chirp.The Talk & Walk event will begin with a brief presentation on the American Woodcock in Masker’s Barn. The presentation is followed by a short walk of approximately 1,000 feet to a nearby meadow, where participants can listen for telltale sounds of the Woodcock.Participants are advised to dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. For more information on activities and programs in Union County parks, visit ucnj.org/parks or call 908-527-4900.Complete details about the Deserted Village are available at ucnj.org/dv.For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities, including the popular Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Park programs and the Peregrine Falcon Cam, visit The Green Connection at ucnj.org/green-connection. ... See MoreSee Less
The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that recording artist Laurie Berkner will perform a special sensory friendly solo set of her greatest hits – and more -- on Sunday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m., live at the Union County Performing Arts Center at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, as part of the Commissioner Board’s Sensory Friendly Theatre series.“Sensory Friendly Theatre enables children and families to enjoy the excitement of a live performance in an inclusive, supportive environment that accommodates those with sensory sensitivities. We are very proud to host this series at the Performing Arts Center and we welcome Laurie Berkner to our Sensory Friendly family,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados.Tickets are available online for $8.00 per person from the Performing Arts Center, at ucpac.org/sensory-friendly-theatre. For accessible seating, call the Box Office at 732-499-8226.New Jersey native Laurie Berkner earned the title, “Queen of Kids’ Music” as the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr. She also appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show, and she helped develop the short form animated musical preschool series Sing It, Laurie! on Sprout TV.The Greatest Hits solo show features the popular tunes “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Pig On Her Head,” and “Rocketship Run” plus – as a special treat for fans –well-loved songs that are not often heard at full-band concerts!Attendees are advised to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal.For information and updates regarding COVID-19 policies at UCPAC, visit ucpac.org/covid-19.The Commissioner Board has been hosting Sensory Friendly Theatre at the Performing Arts Center since 2012. The series showcases exciting live performances in a welcoming, judgement-free environment for children with autism and other sensory sensitivities.Audiences can expect relaxed lighting and sound along with other adjustments and supportive services during the performance. For complete details visit ucpac.org/sensory-friendly-theatre. ... See MoreSee Less
The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites seniors and their caregivers to come to Union County’s ASK community events in April, and meet in person with professional staff for expert guidance on senior programs and resources. Help with filling out forms is also provided. Bilingual staff will be present at all of these events to offer assistance in Spanish. “The ASK program is open to all seniors and care givers in our community. Come and visit with our experienced, knowledgeable staff in the comfortable environment of local community centers and public libraries, to find out about services and resources for seniors in our area,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados.ASK stands for Aging Services Kiosk, a program of the Union County Department of Human Services through the Division on Aging and Disability Resources, serving seniors age 60-plus and their caregivers.The ASK program provides Union County residents with a friendly, convenient way to find out about helpful programs and services for seniors and caregivers. The program brings professional staff from the Division on Aging to local public libraries and other community centers.Staff at the ASK events can help seniors and care givers connect with a variety of services including home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.Any Union County senior or care giver can visit any ASK event, regardless of their hometown. No appointment or pre-registration is needed. The upcoming ASK events in April all include bilingual assistance in Spanish:Monday, April 3rdWestfield Memorial Library550 E. Broad StreetWestfield, NJ 0709010:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, April 6thUnion Public Library1060 Stuyvesant AvenueUnion, NJ 0708310:00 AM – 12:00 PMMonday, April 10thClark Public Library303 Westfield AvenueClark, NJ 0706610:00 AM – 12:00 PMWednesday, April 12thGarwood Public Library411 Third AvenueGarwood, NJ 0702710:00 AM – 12:00 PMWednesday, April 19thElizabeth Public Library – Main11 S. Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 0720212:00 PM – 2:00 PMContact the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection for information on upcoming ASK events and any other services for seniors in Union County. Call 1-888-280-8226 toll free or visit online at ucnj.org/dhs/aging.The goal of the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families, in accordance with a statewide initiative adopted by Union County in 2012. The Division is one of 622 Area Agencies on Aging nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites seniors and their caregivers to come to Union County’s ASK events in April, and meet with professional staff for expert guidance on senior programs and resources. Details: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qP1 or visit http://ucnj.org/aging

Laurie Berkner -- aka the "Queen of Kids' Music" -- joins the Union County Commissioner Board's Sensory Friendly Theatre series at the Performing Arts Center in Rahway, performing a live solo show on April 2. Details and ticket link: http://ucpac.org/sensory-friendly-theatre.

Westfield residents are reminded that April 4 is the deadline for voter registration for the April 25 Westfield Annual School Board Election. Details: Visit the Union County Board of Elections at http://ucnj.org/ucboe or read the press release: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qOH

Union County residents can bring scrap metal of all kinds to free recycling events on April 6 and April 15. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted. More details on the Union County website: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qOq

The Union County Commissioner Board invites residents to bring their sensitive documents to free paper shredding events on March 25 and 26 in Scotch Plains. Details: visit http://ucnj.org/recycling or read the press release on the Union County website at https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qNF

The annual Wildlife Photography Contest is returning to Union County's Trailside Nature and Science Center. Amateur photographers age 10 and up are invited to enter their original photographs. Visit http://ucnj.org/trailside for instructions. More details: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qNB

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite residents of Union County, age 6o and up, to enter an artwork in the 2023 Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. Register by Sunday, April 16 at http://ucnj.org/senior-art. More details: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qNo

Union County residents can use Union County’s free, countywide drop-off locations to safely dispose of toxic or potentially hazardous products commonly found in the home and yard. Visit http://ucnj.org/recycle for details or read the press release: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-qML

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