Saturday, January 28, 2012
The township's 200th anniversary committee having another round of document-scanning sessions this weekend.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Got some special old-fashioned artifacts or Livingston photographs in the house? The Livingston Bicentennial Historical Committee would like you to share them as part of the township's upcoming 200th birthday next year. The committee held three photo- and document-scanning sessions earlier this month and another round of scanning sessions will take place 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and 1:30 to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Sought items include any family pictures, Livingston business pictures, school photographs and work and household items, such as typewriters, books, or tools, said Patty Arnold, the historical committee chairwoman. The committee especially seeks items that are connected to the township's history, such as marriage certificates, inter…
Friday, March 25, 2011
Our unscientific poll for Women's History Month yielded some surprising results.
Since March is Women’s History Month, we polled 30 people to find out who we most admire. The poll was unofficial, unscientific, purely for fun and it yielded a surprisingly delightful result: The most admired woman was either the respondent’s mother or grandmother. Your reasons? Good news, especially for those of us who are mothers and grandmothers. Other responses included: ¬ Nora Ephron – “director, producer, scribe – and blogger for AOL, Patch’s sister publication, The Huffington Post. How can you not love the woman who brought us When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail? Nora Ephron has given us classics that stand the test of time. Nora, you are my Oprah!” ¬ Hillary Clinton – “She’s been an amazing force in …
Friday, July 16, 2010
Nearby museum is great place to go to escape heat. Also, museum offers fun events in Livingston, such as star gazing nights at the Riker Hill Art Park. There's one tonight, starting at 9 p.m.
Looking for yet another way to beat the heat this summer? How about a cool place with culture? The Newark Museum, which is located in downtown Newark and is about a fifteen minute drive from Livingston, is a great place for an easy day trip. Currently, the Newark Museum is featuring two exhibits, which will both be on display until August 8th. The first is titled Make Me Something Beautiful. This exhibit is comprised of nearly one hundred different art pieces; there are metal, ceramics and glass objects. The pieces are fascinating, as no two are even remotely alike. The other featured exhibition is Indigenismo: Ancient Roots in Mexican Art. Art lovers and historians will certainly take an interest in this display as the art pieces reveal a…
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Donald Roth, founder of a Livingston institution, fondly recalled.
It's probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that everyone who lived in the Livingston area between the mid-1950s and mid-1990s fondly remembers Don's Restaurant, originally Don's Drive-In. It was friendly, affordable and served great food, qualities that reflected the personality and talents of its founder and owner, Donald Roth, who passed away just before Thanksgiving at 83. It is sad to know Roth is gone, but he left thousands of people with many happy memories of a Livingston institution. For those who don't remember Don's, it was located on the corner of South Orange Avenue and Hobart Gap Road, where Tutor Time Child Care is today. It served hamburgers, deli-style sandwiches, soups, milk shakes, ice cream and other casual …