Thanksgiving 1620 to 2020

November 23, 2020 —

Throughout history, many people have worked through or succumbed to adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, it seems natural to remember the plight of some of our nation’s earliest settlers as notable among them.

It was 1621, after a treacherous ocean voyage, brutal winter, illnesses, and deaths, when colonists at Plymouth, Massachusetts, celebrated the first ...

Madison Area YMCA; Week of Gratitude Day 2

Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 2:

Thank you for helping us build for the future!

#Ygratitudeisgreat #YOUareWHY

Madison Area YMCA Week of Gratitude; Day 1

Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 1:

In our new expansion, which will include a new 8-lane pool, we will be able to give the Mariners and more children the opportunity to gain confidence, create friendships and the chance to grow and thrive through our competitive and recreational aquatics programming. Thank you!

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, November 23 – Sunday, November 29, 2020

Celebrate with Our Cookbooks

We want to bring new inspiration to your holiday cooking.  Whether you’re a novice or a technically trained gourmet chef we have the book for you.  If you would like to learn more about various cultures, current dietary trends, or simply learn how to make the perfect pie check us out.  Relish in learning more about celebrity chefs and their ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, November 16 – Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thank You to All Our Donors and Volunteers!
The Library of the Chathams Board of Trustees, the staff and the Friends of the Library would like to thank all our donors and volunteers for their generous contributions from September 2019 to September 2020.  We appreciate your wonderful support throughout the year.  Click here to see the complete list of ...

Can Dividend Stocks Pay Off?

Historically, investors have gravitated towards dividend stocks and for good reason.  Since 1926, as much as half of investors’ total return from the S&P 500 Index has come from dividends.  Those dividend stocks have been nearly twice as profitable as the non-dividend paying stocks.

Dividends increase the likelihood that a company is profitable and generating cash flow to ...

Claiming Social Security: Part One - The Basics

The Pandemic has caused many to leave the workforce earlier than they had planned.  It has prompted others to begin a deep dive into their retirement planning.  Either way, more people are examining their Social Security statements closely, to determine what it all means.  When to begin taking Social Security benefits is one of the most consequential decisions you can ...

Chatham’s Jen Shushansky becomes advocate for foster youth

November 25, 2020

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County has welcomed five new child advocates to its team, including Jen Shushansky of Chatham. The newly trained volunteers were sworn in just before Thanksgiving by Judge James Hely via Zoom.

Shushansky and classmates Janet Bou of Linden, Melissa Andrade of Cranford and Laura Whittaker and Susan Spiegel of Westfield will be matched to one or ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

November 24, 2020

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

Obituaries

Alan J. Robertson 92, of Bonita Springs, FL and a former resident of Chatham ...
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How to Survive Political Discussions at Your Next Family Holiday Gathering

November 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf sat down with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to provide strategies on how to negotiate potentially difficult political discussions at family holiday gatherings.

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ studio facility earlier in 2020, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East ...