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Friday, October 21, 2016

Tri-County History Fair Saturday; Park Avenue cleanup Sunday

Plainfield's stunning public library will host
Saturday's Tri-County History Fair.

offers two great activities this weekend --

Those interested in African American genealogy will be pleased that the NJ chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will be at the free Saturday event to answer questions and help with family research. The event is at the Plainfield Public Library from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The fair, hosted by the Plainfield Public Library, includes historical organizations from the Union-Somerset-Middlesex area as well as other vendors -- including Innovative Document Imaging, which converts documents to digital formats.

There will be a presentation on historical property ownership, as well as free antique appraisals. (Appraisals are by ADVANCE registration; call (908) 757-111 x136 Friday to register.)

Attendees will be entered in a drawing for free Ancestry DNA testing kits.

Twenty organizations will be on hand to share thier areas of interest.

The Plainfield Public Library is at Park Avenue and West 8th Street and is an accessible facility. Parking is available in the 8th and 9th Street lots. For more information about library hours and programs, visit the library's website at

Queen City Pride (QCP) volunteers continue their enthusiastic cleanup efforts this Sunday -- focusing on Park Avenue.

The cleanup is slated from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Volunteers will gather at Park Avenue and Sloane Boulevard and work one side of the street up to Seventh Street and then back down the other side of the street to the starting point.

Queen City Pride is also taking down those annoying "We Buy Houses" and other illegal signs posted on telephone poles. So far the total is more than 350, with more being taken down every day. if you spot a sign, alert them by email at and they will take it down.

You can follow QCP activities on their Facebook page here.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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