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The Connection – Keeping Kids and Families Fit!

The Connection for Women and Families is committed to keeping kids and families fit with programs and classes focused on health and wellness. New for the Early Winter Session – November 21st through January 29th – are fitness classes for all ages and abilities.

Family Yoga – a Parent/Child class for ages 3-5 – offered Saturday mornings teaches simple routines, asanas (body positions associated with the practice of Yoga), games and partner poses the whole family can participate in and enjoy together!

Run for Fun is available for both Pre-School and School Aged children. Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are introduced to the benefits of running through age appropriate games and fun activities. School Age children, Grades 3-6, are taught fitness through running while tracking their progress by using a pedometer and heart rate monitors – opportunities to use the Fitness Center and equipment also available (Tuesdays 4:45-5:45).

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Fit Kids, for Grades 3-6 (Tuesdays 3:45-4:45), is designed to encourage exercise through creative play and games in a non-competitive environment while using training equipment. Included in the class will be one Fit Kid Personal Training Session in the Fitness Center with a certified personal trainer by appointment. This class is perfect for kids wanting to stay active or become active during the cold winter months!  TriTraining, also for Grades 3-6 (Fridays 3:45-5:15), covers Triathlon training basics – running, biking and swimming. Use of the Fitness Center and Pool help in developing appropriate triathlon skills.

The Connection also has ongoing Fitness classes like Zumba, Pilates and Yoga as well as swim, and dance classes for adults. New for Early Winter is Aqua Zumba a class blends together the Zumba formula and philosophy with a traditional water aerobic workout and Vinyasana Yoga a strength building yoga class that moves from posture to posture including sun salutations along with more Zumba times (Wednesdays at 6am 10am). All adult classes are available free of charge for Total Facility Members.

Total Facility Members at The Connection enjoy full use of the new Fitness Center and pool as well as free adult swimming, fitness and dance classes. Adult monthly fees are $50, Household fees are $71, Senior fees are $44 and Senior Household fees are $61.

For a full schedule and descriptions of the programs offered visit TheConnectionOnline.org, stop by 79 Maple Street in Summit or call the Front Desk: 908-273-4242.

The Connection for Women and Families is a non-profit, human service organization providing a variety of programs and activities open to everyone in the community regardless of physical ability or economic circumstance. To find out more about our financial assistance program or how you can help us help others with a donation, visit TheConnectionOnline.org. 

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Berkeley Heights

Union County Magnet High School to Hold Silent Auction

February 21, 2018

A great night out with family and friends for just $10.  And we provide dessert and coffee/tea.

Please come to the Magnet High School PSA Silent Auction on Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains (West Hall Cafeteria). 

Tickets are only $10. You can then bid on over $12,000 worth of ...

2018 LGBTQ Roundtable Comes to Hamilton Stage in Rahway

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Alexander Mirabella welcomed Christian Fuscarino of Garden State Equality to the 2018 LGBTQ Roundtable meeting hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

They were joined by Union County Department of Human Services Director Debbie-Ann Anderson, Union County ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club will host their first Pancake Breakfast at the newly renovated Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains. The event will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the price will be $10 per person. Pancakes, eggs, ham, turkey sausage, coffee, tea, and juice will be served and there will be prize ...

Are you bored with "healthy eating?" THE MAX Challenge to the rescue!

ARE YOU BORED WITH THE SAME HEALTHY RECIPES?

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THE BEST PART OF BEING A MEMBER AT THE MAX CHALLENGE OF NEW PROVIDENCE IS THAT WE MAKE HEALTHY EATING INTERESTING WITH NEW HEALTHY RECIPES.

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Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

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