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Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

January 19, 2019

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

What Affects One, Affects All in the Family System. 

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system. 

For example, when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

Boneparth: Patiently Waiting – From Cooking Stock to the Markets

Immediate gratification is not a Millennial thing, it’s an everyone thing. No one likes to wait, which is why you can pay extra not to. Retailers offer next day shipping, amusement parks offer fast passes to cut the lines and don’t even get me started on instant coffee (if you can call it coffee). We’re a society that wants things yesterday and the 100 million plus and ...

Tiny Tim Board Thanks Community for Fundraising Support

January 16, 2019

Dear Editor:

The members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tiny Tim Fund  Board would like to thank all residents who participated in the annual Carol Night event in December and made it a successful fundraiser for the organization.

In addition to the residents who shared holiday spirit and solicited donations on that evening, donations from groups and individuals continued to be sent in ...

Union’s Practical Nursing Specialist Friedrich Honored by the NJ League for Nursing

January 22, 2019

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC)’s Academic Specialist for Practical Nursing Nancy Friedrich, MSN, RN, IBCLC was one of 12 individuals who received the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at their 2018 Gala: Celebration HO’OHANA. The gala was an evening of community, family, and recognizing excellence in nursing.

The Nurse Recognition ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, January 25, 9:00 AM

K Primary Care & Nutrition Center, New Providence

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition ...

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

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Fri, January 25, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

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Sat, January 26, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Learn to Make Delicious, Healthy Super Bowl ...

Food & Drink Sports