7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

January 18, 2021

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

Senior Nutrition: Why Our Diets Should Change as We Age

It’s common for eating habits to change as we get older. Lifestyle changes may mean that we prepare fewer of our own meals, while health conditions or medications can reduce our appetites or impair our ability to taste or smell food. For all of these reasons and others, seniors may have to adapt their eating habits to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition to meet their evolving needs ...

New Year, Smart Goals: Resolutions That Actually Stick

New Year’s resolutions are so … last year. If you’re like most people, by the end of January, you'll have given up on the promises you made to yourself New Year’s Eve. But maybe that’s because the resolutions of the past were too vague and lacked a plan. If you want to try something new — with a much better chance of success — try SMART goals ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, January 27, 7:15 PM

Stirling

Free Online Singing Workshops

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, February 5, 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL event on ZOOM, Plainfield

January Virtual Anti-Racism Training

Education Other Religions And Spirituality

Fri, February 12, 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL event on ZOOM, Plainfield

January Virtual Anti-Racism Training

Education Other Religions And Spirituality

Fri, February 19, 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL event on ZOOM, Plainfield

January Virtual Anti-Racism Training

Education Other Religions And Spirituality

Congresswoman Calls for Arlington Cemetery Burial for Officer Brian Sicknick

January 11, 2021

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed during the siege on the Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob ...

February Festivities at Trailside; Magnificent Raptors, Magic & Maple Sugaring

January 21, 2021

Families looking for fun outdoor activities during the Presidents’ Day weekend are invited to visit Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside for a series of special outdoor programs. The programs are recommended for families with children ages four and older, and COVID-19 prevention guidelines apply.

“The February Festivities series at Trailside ...

Say Goodbye to SAT Subject Tests

January 20, 2021

College Board (the makers of the SAT, SAT subject tests, AP exams, etc) has announced that the SAT subject tests will be discontinued and there will be no administrations of them in the spring. This will have two significant effects on how students applying to top 50 colleges are evaluated (only roughly the top 50 colleges had still been using SAT subject test scores in ...