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Add to My Calendar 02/10/2019 1:00pm 02/11/2019 4:00am America/New_York GriefShare Support Group

If you are navigating life after the death of a loved one, please join Renaissance Church for a 13-week support group. The weekly group includes video seminars and focused support by caring people who have been through the same challenges. You can join the group at any point. A $20 fee covers a workbook and other expenses. More information and registration (recommended, but not required) is ...

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

Congregation Beth Israel Prepares Gift Bags for Purim

March 19, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, volunteers from the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared gift bags with masks, treats and traditional hamentashen cookies to be delivered to the entire congregation before the Jewish holiday of Purim.  Sixth and seventh-grade students in Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School also participated in this Purim mitzvah (good deed) by ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

March 10, 2019

STAFFORD - We are several days into March, and the month sure has roared in like a lion. The water temperatures have remained low and need to see an increase of several degrees before the striped bass become active.

The big news of the past few days has been the revelation that the New Jersey summer flounder regulations have been pretty much set. I understand that there is still one ...

Scandal!

Being the mom of two little ones I must admit writing this monthly column, while being something I thoroughly enjoy, often ends up getting done last minute.  Month after month I find myself racking my brain for something to write about two days before I need to submit.  Silver lining time: earlier this week news broke of the college admissions cheating scandal and suddenly my ...