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Summit Area YMCA Offers Activities, Workshops During Spring Break


Staying home for Spring Break? Give your kids the opportunity to find new talents, try new activities, and have fun without breaking the bank with these exciting workshops.

Princess Party
WHEN: Monday April 11
AGES: 5-7

Community Helper Walking Tour
WHEN: Tuesday April 12
AGES: 5-7
Familiarize your child with the community helpers in their community, foster their sense of wonder and discovery and broaden their experiences beyond home and school.

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Mad Science
WHEN: Wednesday April 13
TIME: 12:30PM-2:30PM
AGES: 5+
Take on the role of Jr. Chemist as we create and concoct with science! From super sticky stuff to the amazing dry ice-capades, each class will take you on a journey through amazing, hands-on science! Create crazy chemical reactions that pop, fizz and even experiments that glow in the dark!

Picture Frame Workshop
WHEN: Thursday April 14
TIME: 10AM-12:PM
AGES: All Ages Welcome
Make a creative and fun picture frame to capture your special memories!

Super Hero's
WHEN: Friday April 14
AGES: 5-7
It's a bird! It's a plane! It is your mission to save the day with some awesome superhero crafts and activities


To register, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Maria Marinaccio
(P) 908 273 3330 x 1166

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Adults Who Interact With Teens Offered Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

February 23, 2018

With teenage suicide rates on an upswing, a barrage of tragedies in the news, and the heightened pressures of adolescence in a media-frenzied world, it’s more important than ever for caring adults to know how to intervene effectively.

Morris County again this year is funding Youth Mental Health First Aid training through NewBridge Services for adults who regularly interact with children ...