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Hurricane Harvey Rescue Dogs Find New Homes at MAX Challenge New Providence Event

September 23, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - MAX Challenge New Providence stepped up to give back to Home for Good Dog Rescue in Berkeley Heights, raising almost $900 from their morning classes and hosted an adoption event at their store last Saturday -- and 10 puppies found their forever homes.

"At the MAX, we recognize and appreciate that we are members of the local community, and we ...

Sisters Network of Central NJ 5K Breast Cancer Race/Walk Set for Oct. 7

SOMERSET, NJ - Runners and walkers will participate in the 13th annual Sisters Network of Central NJ 5k Breast Cancer Race/Walk at Colonial Park in Somerset on Saturday, Oct. 7.

"I would like everyone to come out and support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey," Deputy Mayor Carl Wright said at last week's council meeting. "Our very own Kimberly Francois ...

Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad Receives Donation of Pet Oxygen Masks

Local pet parents offered free “pets inside” decals to alert first responders to pets in the home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad has received a donation of two sets of specially designed pet oxygen masks from at-home pet services provider Canine Company.  Now the squad will have a set on each ambulance so rescuers can deliver oxygen to pets ...

  'Home On the Range' Introductory Horseback Ride Offered At Lord Stirling Park

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There's time to register for the introductory one-hour trail ride scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1, at Lord Stirling Park, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge at 1 p.m.

The ride will provide an opportunity for riders to become familiar with Western-style horseback riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and under 200 pounds. Registration is available in ...

Recreation Programs for Youth with Special Needs Are Set for This Fall

SUMMIT, NJ - Special needs youth are invited to register for upcoming fall TryCAN programs, offered to children from any town, and which help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience. The programs incorporate teen 'peer mentors' from local middle and high schools ...

Youth Suicides Are Rising; Dr. Christine Moutier Discusses Suicide Prevention

 

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The second leading cause of death for young people in the U.S., ages 15-34, is death by suicide.  Worse, even middle school-aged children are taking their lives at increasingly higher rates.

 

Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

Inspiring Story of Morristown Medical Center Surgeon to Be Featured on ABC’s 20/20

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, the top-ranked private research university in Ohio.

It was a typical a Sunday evening, as ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

Hillsborough: Teal Ribbons Send a Message of Urgency and Caution

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Teal was the color of the day as volunteers came out to help Susyn Timko "Turn the Town Teal" Thursday and commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past eight years in memory of her mother who died from ovarian cancer.

Several dozen volunteers and township ...

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Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

September 21, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness. The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or ...