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Kiwanis Karnival in Full Swing

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The annual Kiwanis Karnival opened on Tuesday evening. The carnival, which is located near Northfield Center at the East Northfield Road carnival grounds, will run through Saturday. It will be open tonight from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. and on Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, patrons can pay just one price to ride all day and night. The fundraising event offers rides, games and food.
 
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Qiu and Tang Are Named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Two Livingston High School seniors have been named as U.S. Presidential Scholars: Christina Qiu and Oriana Tang have earned the nation’s highest distinction for their accomplishments in the arts. “For many young people involved in the arts in this country, this is the dream,” Qiu said. The recognition is especially remarkable as Qiu and Tang share the same discipline as writers and are two of just 20 students in the nation selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
 
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The Bent Angle

I never thought I would type these words, but my farm is consuming my life. I didn't set out to buy a farm. I am not the country type. I love the suburbs and I like the city. Fields and scarecrows were never my thing. In this case, my farmer friend suggested that I check one out. I didn't consult anyone. The opportunity presented itself, it was cheap, and voila! I have a farm. I guess I should mention now that I didn't purchase actual farm acreage at a real estate auction. Instead, I bought a virtual farm app for $6 on my iPad. Tomato, to-mah-to...
 
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Dorothy McKenna Succumbs at Home

Dorothy McKenna, 92, died in her home on April 27. Mrs. McKenna grew up in Irvington, but lived most of her life and raised her family in Livingston. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Prudential Life Insurance. A volunteer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Mrs. McKenna was a member of St. Philomena's church choir and the Livingston Historical Society. She won awards for her poetry from the NJ Poetry Association. Mrs. McKenna was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her daughter, Arlene and son, Michael. She is survived by her children, Marilyn DiTringo and her husband, Anthony; Patrick McKenna and his wife, Karen; Daniel McKenna and his fi ancee, Megan Young; Joni McKenna; and Colin McKenna; and fi ve grandchildren. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Barnabas Hospice, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052.

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Funeral Services For Robert Honor

Robert S. Honor of University Park, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died April 28 after a lengthy illness. A graveside service was held on May 1, and a celebration of Dr. Honor's life will be held in Florida. Born in New York City on April 2, 1936 to Leo and Pauline Honor, Mr. Honor graduated from the City College of New York in 1958 with a degree in chemical engineering. He pursued his juris doctor degree from Seton Hall at night while working and raising his family. Mr. Honor retired as patent counsel in 1997 after 30 years with Sandoz and then Novartis in the development of innovative pharmaceuticals. He volunteered in literacy and adult special needs. Surviving Mr. Honor are his wife of 57 years, Jean; his children Michael Honor, Barbara Rothberg Honor, Kim Honor Matkovsky and Philip Matkovsky, four grandchildren, and his brother, Jules Honor. The family has suggested that contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Grossman

Audrey (Winnick) Grossman of Livingston, formerly of West Orange, died on Monday, May 4. Services were held on Wednesday, May 6, at Bernheim-Apter- Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Mrs. Grossman, who was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, was the proprietor of the Attic Boutique in West Orange. Predeceased by her husband, Burt, Mrs. Grossman is survived by her children, Jodi (Edwin) and Jed (Patty); and four grandchildren. Donations may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Funeral Mass For Mrs. Stumpf

B. Gladys (Hoffman) Stumpf, 92, of West Orange died on Wednesday, March 29. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, May 4, at Holy Innocents Church in West Orange. Born and raised in Orange, Mrs. Stumpf lived in Livingston, before moving to West Orange 45 years ago. She worked for the West Orange Board of Education as a teacher at Gregory Avenue School for 31 years. Predeceased by her husbands, Edmond Rice and Walter Stumpf, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Elizabeth Chapel, 5 3rd Avenue, Ortley Beach, N.J. 08751. Letters of condolence may be posted at dangerfuneralhome.com.

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Wanda Wlodarczyk Dies in Livingston

Livingston resident Wanda Wlodarczyk died at her home on April 29. She was 63 years old. A Funeral Mass was held on May 2 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church. Born in Belgium, Mrs. Wlodarczyk emigrated to the United States in 1959, living in Newark, Irvington and West Orange before settling in Livingston. She was a member of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair and worked as a Data System Manager for Prudential Insurance Co. for 40 years. She is survived by her daughter, Josie Santoro and her husband, Scott; two brothers, Les and Bobby; sister, Danielle Wade; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. For more information, visit www.therossifuneralhome.com.

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Frank J. Stolese, WW II Veteran, Dies

A funeral service was held on May 1 at St. Philomena's Church in Livingston for Frank J. Stolese, 94, who died on April 27. Born on August 25, 1920 in Newark, Mr. Stolese moved to Livingston in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the Rotary and Elks Clubs, Mr. Stolese was a real estate broker and, in 1969, became a founding partner of Nero's Restaurant. Mr. Stolese is survived by three daughters, Andrea Ubaldi, Connie Wolf, and Pam Jones; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his companion, Jacqueline Godown. A tribute page for Mr. Stolese may be found at www.mankememorial.com.

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