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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

You Can Go Home Again: Union Catholic Hosts Welcomes Back Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin

October 26, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student body. 

"Sydney is good, she is humble, she chooses good over evil. She chooses 'kind' ...

President Biden Lands in Plainfield, Visits Students in North Plainfield School

October 25, 2021

PLAINFIELD/N. PLAINFIELD, NJ - President Joe Biden landed in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Monday, and then headed to the East End Elementary School in North Plainfield to highlight his Build Back Better plan.

In advance of President Biden's visit, members of the Plainfield Police Department were among those who participated Sunday in a helicopter training event at the park, which ...

Union County Residents Advised on Early Voting and Important Dates for 2021 General Election

October 26, 2021

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds Union County voters that a new Early Voting option is available for anyone who wishes to cast their General Election ballot in person, on a voting machine prior to Election Day.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. The Early Voting option began on Saturday, October 23 and will be in effect until Sunday, October ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...