Health & Wellness

Metuchen Rotary Club Bowls a Strike For Alzheimer’s Disease and the JFK Adult Medical Day Program

EDISON, NJ - Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate. It affects more than 5 million Americans. Once major gaps in memory and deficit in cognitive functions are present, a person living with a dementia-related disorder will require assistance with day-to-day and/or customary activities from family members and friends. This presents a hardship for caregivers challenged with life’s obligations and caring for their loved one.

The Metuchen Rotary Club understands the affect that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders can have on the individual and his/her caregivers. They will once again be sponsoring a Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, February 22rd, and the Proceeds from the Bowl-A-Thon will benefit the JFK Adult Medical Day Program.

The JFK Adult Medical Day Program, an affiliate of JFK Health System, offers caregivers the flexibility they need by providing a caring and nurturing environment for their loved one during the day. The Center, which is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., makes available nursing care, recreational programs and social activities designed to enhance a participant’s quality of life, as well as door-to-door transportation, nutritious meals and snacks, and social services.

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The Metuchen Rotary Club, a member of Rotary International -- a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business professionals and community leaders who provide humanitarian service -- is focused on making a difference in the community through volunteer and other goodwill initiatives. The Metuchen Rotary Club has been sponsoring the Bowl-a-Thon for the past 10years and has raised over $21,000 for the Adult Medical Day Care program.

The Bowl-A-Thon will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Stelton Lanes, 1665 Stelton Road, Piscataway. All are invited to join in the day’s activities. An entry fee of $40 is required to participate, and can be raised via donations and/or personal and corporate sponsorship's.  Bowlers are strongly encouraged to raise funds beyond the entry fee through “pay per pin” sponsorship's. For additional information on the Bowl-A-Thon, please contact Mary Buglio, JFK Adult Medical Day Program. (908) 912-1910

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Joe Sacco Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team had an exciting week of action where they faced some top competition in the state of New Jersey. The Tigers got things rolling by defeating Edison 51-21 on Wednesday and then Jackson Memorial 45-18 on Friday. On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Newton high school to battle in the Henry Boresch Duals. They beat Mahwah in the opening round 51-18 and then followed ...

Letters to the Editor

Bail Reform Will Save Money

January 16, 2017

In response to “Local Law Enforcement Weight In on New Jersey’s New Bail Reform Laws”:

The article rightly states that the new law “will help nonviolent, poor people stuck in jail because they cannot afford bail while also stopping dangerous people who can pay their way out.”

A 2013 report found that 40% of individuals in New Jersey jails were there solely ...

Freeholder Director Rios: Public Safety Assessment Improves Defendant Processing

On Jan. 1, 2017 Criminal Justice Reform legislation went into effect in the State of New Jersey. This reform was established to change the procedure of setting bail as a condition of release. 

One feature of the Criminal Justice Reform, known as the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), is a risk assessment system that helps determine a defendant’s risk level including how likely it ...

Susan Pipolo Named to Castleton University Dean's List

January 19, 2017

CASTLETON, VT - Susan Pipolo of South Plainfield, NJ was recently named to the Castleton University Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

To qualify for this academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 3.5.

Castleton University is small enough to be a community where every student matters, yet offers more ...

Community Happenings

The South Plainfield Municipal Alliance Will Host a Parent Academy

January 16, 2017

ATTENTION ALL  9th GRADE PARENTS:

 Do you know what your child is doing?  Are you asking the right questions to find out? Join us, and we will help you learn how to talk to your child.

 We will be holding a Parent Academy for all current 9th grade parents.

 When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:00 pm

 Where: South Plainfield High School Information ...

South Plainfield Recreation Wrestling Update

January 19, 2017

Central Jersey Update

At the height of the wrestling season, our Central Jersey team continues to dominate the Central Jersey League. They continue to maintain, their reputation as a powerhouse in Central Jersey, despite losing many team members, as they have moved on to the Middle school team. Our team recently defeated Ridge winning 58-39. On January 14th,  the team hosted a quad and ...

Class of 2007 Reunion

January 14, 2017

Who: The Class of 2007, spouses, significant others and little ones!

Where: Forest Lodge 11 Reinman Rd. Warren, NJ

When: September 3rd 2017 11:30am-5pm

Why: Because Why Not It’s Been 10 years!

How Much: Adult ticket prices will be $70, but for a limited time there will be an early pay discount of $65 through January 31st.

What’s in the Box?: Forest Lodge will be the ...

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

A public hearing for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the South Plainfield Municipal Building, 2480 Plainfield Avenue. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss projects to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Application. Public input on projects will be ...

News from the Senior Center

2017 Membership is underway -  $10.00 per year

January 18 – Sands Casino

January 23 – 9:45 a.m Medication Safety Program

January 24 – Adult Coloring – 9:30 – 11:30   Stay for Lunch

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February 2017

February 1 – Tropicana  Casino

February 7 – Adult Coloring 9:30 – 11:30  Stay for ...

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Sat, January 21, 9:00 AM

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First Baptist Church Children's Clothing Drive

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Sat, January 21, 9:00 AM

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Sun, January 22, 11:30 AM

ALL SEASON SPORTS ACADEMY, South Plainfield

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Wed, January 25, 5:30 PM

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Yoga with Kara Unal

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Columns

Falling by Jane Green

Falling by Jane Green (Berkley, 2016)

 

Every now and again I just love a mindless romance novel, and I've been a huge fan of Jane Green's since her first book, Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans. Despite being classified as “chick lit,” the character and plot of Jemima J. has stayed with me for sixteen years after first reading it because the story ...

Bookmarks

Time for some news from South Plainfield Library:

We’ll start with next week’s children’s programs, and there are quite a lot of them.  On Saturday, we have the “Saturday Storytime” for all ages at 11AM.  Then, on Sunday, there’s this month’s “Super Sunday Science” program at 3PM.  It’s for children age 8 & over, ...

The Mommy’s Review - Hidden Figures

The new movie Hidden Figures is now open in theaters nationwide, and I urge all parents out there to take your children to see it. It is a wonderful film with a wonderful message, not to mention a great endorsement of all things related to STEM.

Hidden Figures brings us to Langley, VA in the 1960s, just as NASA is preparing to launch its first Americans off of the planet and into the unknown.

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) In Person Registration Signups

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will be having In Person Registration Signups on Friday January 20th from 6-9pm and Saturday January 21st from 9am to 1pm at the SPJBC Clubhouse on Lorraine Ave

You can also sign your kids up online at the SPJBC Website:  http://www.leaguelineup.com/spjbc (online forms tab) or you can mail the form to SPJBC, PO Box 166, South Plainfield NJ ...

Press Releases

Tiger Tech Robotics - Annual Promotional T-Shirt Sale

January 19, 2017

SPHS TIGER TECH Robotics has begun its Annual Promotional T-Shirt sale! This will be a fundraiser for future team endeavors, and we need your help. It would mean a lot to us if you were able to sell as many T-Shirts as you can to friends, family, coworkers, and other people in your community. This not only helps the team raise funds, but also allows us to promote ourselves and our brand. Please ...