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Eating Disorder Documentary Produced by Livingston Therapist, Danna Markson, LCSW


Someday Melissa; the story of an eating disorder, loss and hope is a documentary about Melissa Avrin, a local student who lost her life to complications from bulimia in 2009 at the age of 19.  Local psychotherapist, Danna Markson, LCSW served as the film's Co-Executive Producer along with Melissa's mother, Judy Avrin.  

After Melissa's death, Danna and Judy created the non-profit, Someday Melissa, Inc., with the express mission of raising awareness of eating disorders, their impact on families, and the importance of early detection and treatment.  The film - a powerful look inside Melissa's life, her struggle with depression and bulimia and her ultimate death - is the main vehicle through which the non-profit's mission is carried out.

The film has been screened at venues across the country and the world since its debut in 2010.  It was also featured in the New York Times and on the Today show that same year.

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In honor of 2013 National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week, February 24 - March 2, Danna and Judy and the Someday Melissa team will be offering and hosting screenings of the film.

For more information on therapy options for eating disorders, visit or call Danna at 973 220-1885.

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk: Fundraiser on Sept. 22nd at Chatham Cougar Field

July 21, 2018

To the Editor:

Hello, Friends,

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” annual walk is being held on Saturday, September 22nd at 5:15 p.m. at Chatham’s Cougar Field, next to 312 Shunpike Road in Chatham, NJ  07928.  Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. 

You know of my lifetime support of efforts to combat ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



Chatham's Meghan LeMon Awarded Degree from Miami University in Ohio

July 21, 2018

OXFORD, OH -- Meghan LeMon of Chatham was among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Millett Hall.

LeMon graduated MAGNA with a BA degree, majoring in Speech Path & Audiology.

Considered one of eight original "Public Ivies" in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...