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Tue, August 27, 6:00 PM

Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 6:00pm 08/27/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, August 27, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 7:00pm 08/28/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

This ...

Downtown Westfield, NJ
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Wed, August 28, 7:15 PM

St. Joseph's Shrine, Stirling

Free Acappella Singing Sessions

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/28/2019 7:15pm 08/29/2019 5:15pm America/New_York Free Acappella Singing Sessions

The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free “Summer Sing Series.” You can come any Wednesday, July 10 through September 11, 7:15 pm at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ for chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music. On July 17 and 24 only, meet at the Chatham Municipal Building, 58 ...

1050 Long Hill Road Stirling, NJ 07980
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Thu, August 29, 9:45 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Nazareth Center (behind Main Church), Scotch Plains

IHM Senior Citizen Summer Brunch

Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 9:45am 08/29/2019 11:15am America/New_York IHM Senior Citizen Summer Brunch

All Senior Citizens from the immediate area are cordially invited for a morning of fellowship and free brunch fixings (the latter courtesy of IHM's Eighth Grade Discipleship Academy). Take a break from the heat as summer winds down.

While preregistration is not ABSOLUTELY required, if you let us know you are coming by Friday, Aug. 23, we can be sure to have enough food for everyone and ...

1571 South Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, August 29, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Mozart, Scherzos & More with the Woodland String ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 6:30pm 08/29/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Mozart, Scherzos & More with the Woodland String Quartet. Free Concert at Scotch Plains =Library

The Woodland String Quartet will perform their 49th annual Mozart and More concert at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday August 29 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Mozart, Scherzos and More.” The program is anchored by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4, Antonio ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, August 30, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Library: Based ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 08/30/2019 12:00pm 08/31/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Library: Based on True Stories

​In celebration of this year’s summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories,” the Scotch Plains Public Library’s Friday Films series for August will feature movies based upon true stories. Each film will begin promptly at noon.

August 2: Unbroken: Path to Redemption (PG-13, 88 min)
After returning from World War II, Louis meets and marries Cynthia, but is haunted by ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

November 9, 2019

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Make Our One-Bowl Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Let’s face it: No one is ever going to eat all that Halloween candy. Why not chop up those fun-size chocolate bars and throw them into some cookie dough with a handful or two of M&M’s?

This one-bowl recipe is even easier than drop cookies and ready in under an hour, with no special equipment necessary.

Safety tip: When coating the foil-covered pan with cooking spray, hold it ...

M&M's: Candy-Coated Pieces of Americana Born in New Jersey

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Introduced to the U.S. market in 1941, M&M's are the flagship product of Mars Candy Company. They are known the world over for their candy shell, which encases a filling that originally was milk chocolate, but over the years has expanded to include peanut, dark chocolate, mint and even pumpkin and candy corn flavors for Halloween.

Forrest Mars, Sr., ...

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

Atlantic Health System Introduces Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNASH) and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health System, will join to create a new home health and hospice organization, Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will support patients throughout the entire care continuum as they move from one setting to the next, ...

Leading a Sustainable Way Forward in Health Care

Carolyn Brown-Dancy, Director Environmental Health and Safety, Atlantic Health System, views the healthcare system’s mission of “Building Healthier Communities” as an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. Her leadership commitment to create award-wining programs and implement programs to dramatically reduce waste and increase recycling ...

Union County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Funding to Replace Two K-9 Officers

November 10, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of recruiting two new officers – with four legs each.

The two canines would join the office’s K-9 Search & Rescue Unit, which works with various law enforcement agencies both inside and outside the county.

“The K-9 Search & Rescue Unit’s assignments include searching buildings, ...

Is My Kid Under Too Much Academic Pressure?

We live in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism — where success is defined by status, performance, and appearance.

Both children and parents are exposed to these pressures daily and respond to such pressures, whether we are aware of it or not. The truth of the matter is that this is the nature of the competitive world we live in, and that may not be changing anytime ...

We Are First-Time Grandparents: How Can We Help?

The arrival of a newborn is probably one of the most exciting times a family can experience. Becoming first-time grandparents is totally thrilling for us; and while it is thrilling for our children as well, it is also a time when they can experience a lot of stress.  If we can remember back to when we had our children, we spent many sleepless nights feeding, changing, bathing, and ...

The Shame of It: When You Are in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Shame is corrosive.  It eats away at a person’s dignity, pride, and self-respect.  Unfortunately, many individuals become embroiled in shame-based relationships or emotional abusive relationships that feature daily episodes of humiliation.  Emotional abusive relationships are dehumanizing.  Each of us deserves to be treated with respect, no matter what the nature of our ...

Choose Fanwood Column A, The Mahr Team, for Honesty and Integrity

November 3, 2019

Dear Editor"

 

In the closing days of the 2019 campaign for Fanwood Mayor and Council, I want to thank the voters of Fanwood for showing their support for our hometown Democratic team during the primary and the fall campaign. The slate led by four-term Mayor Colleen Mahr and including six-term Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell, Councilman Jeff Banks, and new homeowner and future leader ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Show Creativity in Locker Book Wrap Contest

November 11, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- The Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its annual Locker Book Wrap Contest last week. Students decorated their locker doors into the spines of their favorite books and several received recognition for their work. Grade level winners and honorable mention were announced during lunch on Nov. 4.

8th Grade – Vanessa Fang of Edison – Not ...