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Youth Stay Active This Summer at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Tween Tri Camp

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will be holding its Tween Tri Camp in July for children ages 11-13 years old.  The focus will be on developing skills and conditioning in the three sports that make up a triathlon-swimming, biking and running.  This camp is open to all levels of fitness and abilities focusing on a positive healthy lifestyle.

In addition to working on sports specific conditioning, campers will stretch and strengthen with Pilates and Bosu training and have time for recreational fun.  Nutrition is also a very important component of any training protocol.  Each day, campers will be involved with making a healthy snack and discuss nutrition topics such as calorie and protein needs, food choices, hydration needs in sports, pre-event meals and snacks for best performance with a Registered Dietitian.

In order to be prepared for an actual triathlon, FSPY Trainers will discuss what to pack on race day, transition area set up, and open water swimming.  The camp runs for three weeks.  On the last day of each week campers will have a chance to put all they learned into practice with a mini-tri.

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Interested participants can sign up for one, two or all three weeks.  Camp dates are July 21-24, July 28-July 31,and August 4-August 7 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Please contact Donna Peart at (908) 889-8880 for more information.   

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit to learn more about Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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Free Public Wi-Fi at Ponderosa Park, Scotch Plains and Other Union County Facilities

January 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that free public Wi-Fi access is available now in six new parks throughout the county. There are now a total of 11 county parks and facilities that offer free Wi-Fi.

“We are committed to ensuring that our recreation facilities are up to date and welcoming to a broad range of activities,” said Chairman ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was ...

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The Working Man Conned

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Dear Editor:

The changing of the guard is now complete, and America has entered an era of uncertainty with dark threats to our existing democratic institutions which were built by strong willed men and women over a period of almost three centuries.

A real testing of our moral courage is before us, and we the people will be challenged every single day like never before in our history.

Homes That Sold This Week in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brought to you by Keller Williams Realty, the following is a list of homes that have sold this week in the towns of Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield. (See table below.) This information includes sales that were listed in the Garden State MLS.

Check this weekly update to stay informed about your local real estate market.

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