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Coping With Loss And Dealing With Grief During The Holidays

December 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ – Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially during the holidays.  Grieving is a process that has no timetable, and everyone mourns in a different way, at different rates.

 

To help patrons deal with the sensitivities of losing a family member this past year, SW Brown and Son Funeral Home of Nutley hosted their 21st Annual Holiday Memorial ...

Ocean Township Announces Dates for 2019 Shopping Mall Trips

WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean Recreation Department is conducting a number of trips to shopping malls in the new year. 

The bus departs from the Ocean Township Community Center, 239 11th Street in Waretown at  9 a.m. 

Here is the schedule.

Jan. 25       Hamilton Mall                    ...

Twelve Months of AHa! Moments: Atlantic Health System’s Innovation Center Celebrates Strong First Year

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A year ago, Atlantic Health System -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- launched Atlantic Health Advancements, or AHa!, an  innovation center and idea incubator designed to inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of more than 16,500 employees and 4,800 physicians to generate ideas that will enhance care delivery and improve ...

Connection Karate Instructor Chris Goedecke Marks Half a Century of Experience

SUMMIT, NJ - Just over five decades ago -- On December 12, 1968 -- a then-gangly teenager stepped up onto a raised, padded training platform to experience his first formal karate class at the Bank Street School, a pioneering karate dojo in Summit.

“It was love at first kick” says master karate teacher Chris Goedecke, or Shifu Hayashi as many of ...

Should Westfield Allow Legal Weed Sales? Town to Seek Input

WESTFIELD, NJ —The town may join a chorus of municipalities banning the sale of recreational marijuana, something that comes in advance of the state Legislature’s expected passage of legislation that would legalize recreational pot.

The state Legislature is anticipated to vote on the measure next month, at the earliest, something that gives Westfield some time to ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Awards Mayor's Medal to Local Runners

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith awarded the Mayor's Medal to recognize those who ran or walked in at least three of the four 5k races in Scotch Plains this year at Tuesday evening's Council meeting. 

Those races included:

St. Bart's 5K 
YMCA's United for a Cause 5K
Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer
Union Catholic's 'Spooktacular' ...

Phillips 66 Donates a New Ambulance to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program

ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, new ambulance for the Trinitas Emergency Services ...

CMSRU researchers help discover 11 new epilepsy genes

CAMDEN, NJ— Researchers at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University [CMSRU] have helped discover 11 new epilepsy genes not previously linked to the disease.

Russell J. Buono, PhD, and Thomas N. Ferraro, PhD, professors in the department of biomedical science at CMSRU, collaborated on a study that was published Dec. 10 in Nature Communications that identifies 11 new epilepsy genes not ...

Counseling Service ‘The Runaway Fork’ Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Michele Smith, a licensed mental health counselor and owner of The Runaway Fork celebrated the grand opening of her new office at 66 Elm St. Thursday with family, Mayor Shelley Brindle, representatives from the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

“Part of my passion is to help people heal their relationship with food ...

Counseling Service ‘The Runaway Fork’ Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Michele Smith, a licensed mental health counselor and owner of The Runaway Fork celebrated the grand opening of her new office at 66 Elm St. Thursday with family, Mayor Shelley Brindle, representatives from the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

“Part of my passion is to help people heal their relationship with food ...

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NewBridge Services’ Guide to Reducing Stress, Increasing Joy During the Holidays

December 16, 2018

Here in the midst of another holiday season, many of us want to be reflective and spend quality time with loved ones, but instead we feel stressed, with too much to do in too little time. The season becomes something to survive instead of savor.

“The holidays often add layers of obligations on top of our already busy lives,” said NewBridge Services Chief Operating Officer Michelle ...