Monthly Meetings

Author Judy Mollen Walters Will Speak at Our Jan. 23 Lunch at Killkenny House

We are fortunate to have as our speaker, Judy Mollen Walters, an accomplished author, at our January 23 meeting at noon, at Killkenny House, 112 South Avenue East, Cranford, in Union County. The cost is $22 per person. The restaurant's telephone number is 908-276-3414.

Walters has written a number of novels, including “Child of Mine” (2013); “The Opposite of Normal” (2014); and “The Place to Say Goodbye” (2015); as well as the forthcoming “Start at the Beginning” (2016).

She is also an essayist whose work on parenting, the writing life and other topics can be found on The Huffington Post, Kveller, Club Mid, and Writer Unboxed websites. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is at work on her next novel. Thanks to Dan Schlossberg for arranging to have her as a speaker. Dan comes up with some wonderful speakers.

This restaurant is called “The true Cheers of Union County” for its warm, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Owner Barry O'Donovan's enthusiasm and hospitality are evident.

A native of Killkenny, Ireland, he has had 36 years’ experience in the bar and restaurant business. His restaurant has been voted among the Top 10 Irish Pubs in New Jersey by The Star-Ledger.


From the south, take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 136 toward Linden/Roselle/Winfield Pk. Keep left to take the ramp toward Cranford/Cranford Shopping Dist. Turn left onto County Highway 615/Centennial Avenue. Go a little over a mile and turn left onto South Avenue E. /County Highway 610. A quarter of a mile later, you’ll find 112 South Avenue E., Killkenny House.

From the North – Take Route 4 to the Garden State Parkway South and go 22.8 miles to Exit 137 toward Cranford/Roselle Park. Merge onto North Avenue E/NJ 28 toward Cranford Business District. Cranford Shopping Dist. Turn left onto Centennial Avenue/County Hwy 615. Take the 1st right onto South Avenue E. /County Hwy. 610. A quarter of a mile later, you will come to 112 South Ave. E. and Killkenny House.

From the West: Take I-80 East and Take Exit 43 to go south on I-287 toward Morristown/Somerville. Merge onto NJ 24 East via Exit 37 toward 1-78 E./Springfield After 10 miles, take the I-78 E. exit on the left toward HollandTunnel/New York City. Merge on I-78 (Express) East. After a mile and a bit, merge onto I-78 Local toward the G.S. Parkway. Take Exit 52 and merge onto the Parkway. Go a quarter mile and merge onto North Avenue E./NJ 28 toward Cranford Business District/Cranford Shopping District. Turn left onto Centennial Avenue/County Hwy. 615. After a tenth of a mile, take the first right onto South Avenue E/County Hwy. 610. In a quarter mile, you'll reach 112 South Avenue E. and Killkenny House.

Upcoming Events

February 27: We will be meeting at noon, at Rudy's Restaurant, Hackensack, to hear from our speaker, Beth Karas, a broadcast journalist, legal analyst and consultant. She is the founder and president of “Karas on Crime.” We thank Archie Schiano for introducing her to our press club.

March 19: We'll be meeting at noon at a venue to be determined.  More details on the speaker are coming.

 We'll also be meeting on a weekday night in mid-April. Dan Schlossberg is working on the venue and speaker.

 On Wednesday, MAY 25, at 6:30 p.m., we will host our annual Awards Dinner at The Chart House.  As usual, we will award our $1,000 scholarship to a deserving junior pursuing a career in journalism/communications.  We'll also announce and distribute the awards to the winning journalists, induct our 2016-17 officers and trustees and hear from the keynote speaker.  More details in the next Font Page.