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Beyond Fitness: Revealing The Secrets to An Active Pain Free Life

To all the parents out there, I'd like to ask you a question: What is your No. 1 fear for your children when they start to play competitive sports? I think I can guess that the answer would be: Injury. As a loving and caring parent, it's no secret that you wish your child could stay healthy while playing sports and staying active. And that's why I think it's so important to realize that the No. 1 risk factor for injury in sports is overuse. The good news: Overuse is preventable. The bad ...

College Connection

One of our SAT prep students recently gained a lot of attention for being accepted to all seven of the Ivy League schools to which she had applied, as well as to Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) She has chosen to attend M.I.T. and major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Of course, Diana had earned stellar SAT scores and had a most impressive G.P.A.  But I was curious about her other accomplishments, and met with her recently to hear her words of wisdom as to what she believes it takes ...

HeartBeats

Aspirin is the gray lady of the medicine cabinet.  Aspirin, the medication that has been in use for over 100 years, is tried, true and reliable. Aspirin has been prescribed for a variety of ailments including fever, aches and pains. Aspirin is the standard of care in the treatment of heart disease and stroke. Judging by its longevity and the extent of its use, it would seem that we know all there is to know about aspirin. That assumption would be wrong. Aspirin’s anti-inflammatory and blood thinning properties are ideally ...

Liz on Theatre

‘Charley’s Aunt’ charms with comedic flair at Shakespeare Theatre By LIZ KEILL MADISON, NJ – Who knew that “Charley’s Aunt” would be such a riotous, ridiculous success?  This 1892 play written by Brandon Thomas has all the elements of farce, disguise, intrigue and absurdity to make it a hit, even today. Joseph Discher has directed a sterling cast in this fast-paced, handsome production. Set, of course, in Victorian times, presumably at St. Olde’s College, Oxford, the plot centers on ...

Moench's Musings

In our last article, we broached the subject of debt and the township’s reliance – or over-reliance – on debt to fund our yearly expenditures for items such as roads. So, ok, we want to reduce our reliance on debt moving forward, especially as the cost of borrowing is rising. What’s the solution? Well, there’s no magic wand we can wave to suddenly end our reliance on bonding.  We are not going to add $6 million to the township’s operating budget in one year because that would result in a ...

The Tutor's Corner

Remember when your elementary school child brought home an acrostic poem assignment? You might have helped them complete it for homework. With their first name as the poem’s title, each letter of their name described a quality or an interest unique to them. When sharing the poem, you had probably thought it was clever, cute, and sweet, and rightfully so! Originality and following rubrics are required for writing assignments; however, equally as important is practicing the six steps of good writing: brainstorm, pre-write, draft, revise, ...

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