Newcomer Shanice Williams shines in NBC’s star-studded live musical

By Lori Acken, www.channelguidemag.com Somewhere over the Rainbow Room marquee that marks the eatery’s shared entrance with NBC Studios at New York City’s legendary 30 Rockefeller Plaza, a brand-new Dorothy prepares to make the “Wizard of Oz” story her own. During an intense, nationwide audition process this past June, 19-year-old, applecheeked charmer Shanice Williams — …

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SCOTT FRIEDMAN The last of the fall foliage takes on many hues in Central New Jersey.

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STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR A flag hangs on the wall of names during the Veterans Day ceremony that was held at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, Holmdel, Nov. 11.

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SCOTT FRIEDMAN Tasty homemade apple pies tempt visitors attending the 50th Apple Festival sponsored by the Madison Township Historical Society, Old Bridge, on Nov. 8.

Pediatrician supports purchase of tobacco at 21

According to the American Heart Association, smoking is responsible for killing more than 480,000 Americans annually – including 11,800 New Jerseyans – making it the number one cause of death. It’s no secret smoking results in heart disease, stroke, cancers and many other devastating health issues. Yet smoking remains a crisis in the Garden State, …

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STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Jay Williams runs a drill with a group of students at the soccer and basketball Pro- Camp held at Middletown High School South Oct. 14. More than 400 fourth- and fifthgrade students in the Middletown Township School District participated in the free joint soccer and basketball camp led by New Jersey …

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STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Carli Lloyd runs a drill with a group of students at the soccer and basketball ProCamp held at Middletown High School South Oct. 14. More than 400 fourth- and fifth-grade students in the Middletown Township School District participated in the free joint soccer and basketball camp led by New Jersey natives …