Health & Wellness

September 14, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 22st Berkeley Heights 5k Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is set for Sunday September 16th at Memorial Field. The Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is committed to the community and giving back to local charities and organizations like the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On Saturday, My Gym New Providence was filled with children of all ages, from just a few months old, to 10 years of age, parents, instructors, giggles, guffaws, smiles and laughter. The occasion was the annual My Gym Open House – an event that encourages parents to come in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Plans are well underway for the 22nd Anniversary Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk set for Sunday, September 16 at Memorial Field.  The race takes you through the USATF-NJ sanctioned course through the neighborhoods of Berkeley Heights. Register by ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. It is also the month Ricky Godoy passed away. Brother, son, cousin, creative visionary and disrupter, he shared his personal battle with mental illness and decided he wanted to #shatterthestigma. " My vision is to bring in to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On September 14 to 16, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) will host its first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest, with events to be held each day in different locations around Berkeley Heights. Through Vegan Fest, the BHEC hopes to raise community awareness ...

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The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Aside from youth sports, Columbia Park is a great destination to take a jog along their trail, walk your dog, play tennis or pickleball, or join a pick-up basketball game. -- Now, thanks to Berkeley Heights resident Charlie Pratt, there are tai chi classes under the pavilion ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Plans by the Summit YMCA to build a new outdoor pool and a 32,000+ square-foot building at the site of the Community Pool on Locust Avenue are moving ahead. It took a little more than two hours Wednesday night for the applicants to receive preliminary and final site plan ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luminous MedSpa and Salon is proud to introduce their NEW second location, “About Face” by Luminous.   “About Face” is under the strict medical direction of Dr Richard Maggio, Medical Director, and Master Aesthetician Heather Hoffman. “About Face” by Luminous specializes in ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Contractors and employees spent the past week polishing, training and putting the finishing touches on the interior of Arbor Terrace Mountainside. On Monday, July 16, the first residents will be moving in. On Thursday, July 12, Senior Care Counselor Maria Owens gave TAPinto a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk generated $17,000, with nearly 450 runners and walkers took to the township streets on Sunday, September 17, 2017. “Bright sunshine and crystal blue skies continued to bless us this year for our 21st ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Michael Strusiak, a kidney and pancreas recipient, has never forgotten his donor, Kristen Theresa O'Hara, who passed away almost 11 years ago. In her honor, Strusiak and his bride, Lisa, chose to exchange vows at NJ Sharing Network's Landscape of Life Meditation Garden, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The young students of Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center have learned about giving back to children in need, all while learning bike safety at their annual Wheel-a-thon. The Wheel-a-thon, in its 9th year, has raised over $22,000 [since inception], to support St.

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  SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit received a $15,000 grant from Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) to support its signature community outreach project, GRACE’s Refrigerator. These funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for families that would not otherwise be able to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Peter DeSarno, of New Providence, was recently among recipients of a "NJCPA Volunteer Award" by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants at their annual statewide convention in Atlantic city.  A release by the NJCPA said, "Peter is the very definition of what ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Reports by Township Council members often produce unexpected news – one recent surprise was news about a new volunteer project by breast cancer survivor Laurie Liming, “The Silver Liming.” At the June 12 meeting, Township Councilman Peter Bavoso said Laurie started a group ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad cadets recently held their annual plant sale at the squad's Snyder Avenue headquarters. This annual fundraiser benefits Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights. Leah's Lemonade Stand was also serving her lemonade and Rice Krispies ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ –  Ashok Kumar of New Providence has celebrated 11 birthdays since having been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was among the many cancer survivors who gathered at Bouras Auditorium on Saturday, June 2, to celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Kumar, who chose radioactive seed ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday June 7, between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. In Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Berkeley Avenue, Bolton Boulevard, Plainfield Avenue near Little ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the forecast moved this year's Relay for Life inside for the second consecutive year, the message was heard loud and clear throughout the night through the halls and gymnasiums at Gov. Livingston High School. Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights joins communities ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, a condition that affects over 7 Million Americans. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Dr. Donald DeFabio, is Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist in Berkeley Heights, NJ, specializing in non-invasive treatments for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Berkeley Heights Volunteer First Aid Squad emergency medical technician (EMT) Margaret “Peggy” Dendinger was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during 'National EMS Week', the event celebrates the important ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.   Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in ...

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