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Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles

June 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Mountainside Active Retirees Club Names New Board Members at Luncheon

The Mountainside Active Retirees ended their 2017-2018 meeting schedule this past May 23 with the induction of board members by Mountainside Senior Citizen Coordinator Kim Moriak.

The Induction and luncheon was held at The Grillestone restaurant on route 22 in Scotch Plains. The affair was attended by 34 members and non-members. 

The new board members are: First Vice President Ellie ...

Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an adult or ...

Union County is Spraying for Adult Mosquitos in Local Communities

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday June 7, between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

In Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Berkeley Avenue, Bolton Boulevard, Plainfield Avenue near Little Flower, Apple Tree Road and the pool area.

In New Providence –  Gales Drive, ...

Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights Continues the Fight for a World Without Cancer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the forecast moved this year's Relay for Life inside for the second consecutive year, the message was heard loud and clear throughout the night through the halls and gymnasiums at Gov. Livingston High School. Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights joins communities around the country and world to finish the fight to create a world without ...

Mountainside Rescue Squad's Saverio Zipeto Among Those Honored as Overlook Salutes EMS Excellence

 

SUMMIT, NJ – Mountainside Rescue Squad's Saverio Zipeto was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during 'National EMS Week', the event celebrates the important role of EMS first personnel in the communities they serve, and highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of ...

Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

 

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

Mountainside Active Retirees Lend the Borough a Hand by Collating Newsletters

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – It appears the Mountainside Active Retirees (MAR) have collated their last newsletter for borough’s recreation department.

For many years, the newsletter arrived in mailboxes four times a year with information on upcoming recreation and senior activities in the town. The last issue contained information on pool and soccer registration, yoga, fitness, art classes, ...

Family Promise of Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

SUMMIT, NJ - Drawing a record crowd, Family Promise of Union County -- in partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and a host of volunteers -- hosted its third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford / Elizabeth, welcoming more than 200 attendees to an event that featured free wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods.

A grant from Overlook ...

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Seth Meyers Attends Summit Medical Group Foundation's (SMGF) 5th Annual Gala & Auction

June 22, 2018

Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, was recently a special guest at Summit Medical Group Foundation's (SMGF) 5th Annual Gala & Auction where a record-breaking $1.35 million was raised. 

SMGF’s Annual Gala & Auction raises critical funds to ensure the Foundation can continue to offer access to high-quality ...