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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS By Galina Natenzon This week we are starting the next cycle of Coding for Kids.  The summer series of the program was a big success.  This time, in addition to the HTML class, we will have a class that introduces children to Scratch.  Registration is required and, due to high demand, is limited to Chatham residents.  Another highlight of the week is the next installment of Trip Around the World – this time to India, to celebrate Diwali.   For information about all programs or to ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a gathering of leaders in cardiology from around the world at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Disease Symposium, see the 100th air transfer of a patient to Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neurscience Institute and enjoy the signs and sounds of Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s participation in the Jets Crucial Catch game.    

Family Health

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of mind to recently diagnosed patients as well as those facing recurrence. The initiative gives patients the opportunity to have a designated team of ...

Local Color

DID YOU KNOW that the Library of the Chathams sits on a site formerly occupied by a luxury hotel? And that the hotel’s livery stable stood facing Passaic Avenue, near where Memorial Pool currently sits? Chatham was a popular destination during the Resort Era, which spanned from the 1880s through the start of World War I. The Fairview House opened its doors as a summer hotel for the well-heeled seeking a picturesque setting and healthy country air. Prior to the Fairview House, Chatham had several hotels and boarding houses serving ...

Main Street Musings

“This is an unorthodox request and feel free to say no,” began my creative writing teacher, Laura, in a recent email. She went on to explain that Bridges, a non-profit organization, received a grant to create a photography project on the homeless in Newark. The program gave digital cameras to people experiencing homelessness to express themselves and their world through their art. Would I be interested in interviewing a photographer about his or her experience? She had me at “unorthodox.” I loved the idea of ...

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

First there was the Pepsi Challenge, then Prego took on Ragu, and now, Pipe Works proudly presents, Taste the Difference: City Water vs HALO Water! In the 1970’s, Pepsi set out to prove that Americans preferred the taste of Pepsi to that of Coca-Cola. Their results were largely debatable, but they unsurprisingly came to the conclusion that Americans do, in fact, prefer Pepsi to Coke. Not the most scientific of studies, but the blind taste test was born. Prego was the next big brand to ask the public to prove their product ...

Point View WealthPoints

Decluttering Your Household? Don’t Forget Your Investment Portfolio Have you taken part in the latest lifestyle trend, decluttering your home? This pop culture craze suggests paring down your belongings and simplifying your way to a better life. With an uncluttered home comes the promise of less stress and a clearer mind. These principles also apply to your financial house. Similar to a closet jammed with clutter, an investor’s portfolio can be filled with financial clutter. This can include retirement plans from old ...

TAPinto Chatham Spotlight on Business

TAPinto "Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition features The Suburban Chiropractic Center, opened since 1985 in Chatham. It is a multi-doctor, multi-therapy holistic health center offering the highest quality service in a relaxed, comfortable environment.  TAPinto: What is unique about your ...

The Peck School

Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”   At The Peck School, education of the heart is a top priority and takes place every day, at every grade level, and across all disciplines. All the better when the school can align its character development efforts with compatible national movements, such as Character Day – which was celebrated across the globe on September 13th. Third-grade students at Peck joined the ranks of students from 150 countries to ...

investorsBank Economic Outlook

“Retailing is a disaster.”  That is a common refrain these days.  But that is not correct.  Although brick and mortar retailers are having a rough go of it, total retail demand is rising at a decent pace.  What is happening is that the retailer of choice is becoming – more and more – the Internet.  But that change, although destructive for many, is something we have seen before and should lead to an even healthier retail sector.  Households are still spending their money.  Okay, ...

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