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The Somerset County Library System recently held a “Teen Tycoons” contest in celebration of Small Business Week and awarded prizes to four entrepreneurial teens at the Manville Library. The contest was similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” and 14 Somerset County students pitched their ideas to a panel of judges who were looking for original business concepts or unique variations on an existing business concept.

The first-place winning idea was “Breathin’ Easy” by Brianna Broderick and Madison Hill-Glover, both 11th graders at Academy for Health and Medical Sciences (SCVTHS). The concept included modifications and enhancements to an oxygen concentrator machine, inspired by and in memory of Brianna’s mother, who passed away several years ago. Enhancements to the device included ambulance connection technology, a remote control, additional tubing and more.

“This year’s contestants were all very impressive,” says Cathy DeBerry, adult services librarian at the Somerset County Library System. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the ideas on the market someday. What impressed me the most, however, was the amazing support each of the contestants provided each other even though most of them had just met for the first time.”

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In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
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Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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Calling all storytellers! Pecha Kucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Hopewell Theater
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Morven is honored to welcome Dr. Cheryl Finley of Cornell University back to Princeton to share her extraordinary book “Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon”. The day’s events...

Cost: $0-27

Where:
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Other, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609-924-8144
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Join us for partially guided meditations on Wednesday evenings. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community. Beginners...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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One Day Only! Wednesday, October 16 - Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner while you watch the film. Pre-order your dinner at check out or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
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Join us for partially guided meditations every Thursday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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Jimmy (Phil Daniels) is a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs comes to a head...

Cost: $12.50

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Hopewell Theater
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At the age of 15 Jonah Tolchin met and jammed with blues legend Ronnie Earl in a music shop in Keene, New Hampshire,. Tolchin recorded Clover Lane  (Yep Roc 2014) at Farmland Studio in...

Cost: $28-$33

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Emily Hollinger
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Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman...

Cost: $28-$33

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Emily Hollinger
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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: Special, one time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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