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Hope for Lauren MAX 5K

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THE MAX Challenge of New Providence is hosting a 5K Race at Union High School THIS Saturday, April 21st beginning at 9am. ALL proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hope for Lauren Foundation, a brand new organization raising awareness about teenage depression and suicide.  Two members from our MAX family in Union lost their teenage daughter, Lauren, this past Fall to this horrible disease. Their pain is unimaginable, but they are working hard to make sure this does not happen to another family. Let's support them.  It's time to bring LIGHT to the darkness of depression- let's let these families know they are supported and help provide them with the resources to help their children manage their disease and get healthy again!

This week is the LAST week to register and/or donate to the cause. If you plan to participate in the race, registration is $40. You do NOT need to run! You can walk or even just cheer on the runners!! DON'T FORGET TO DO IT WITH A FRIEND! :)

We're partnering up with MAX Challenge Centers from all around the Union area, so come for a GREAT morning of exercise and positivity!

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Register here for the race!

Can't make it on Saturday, but you'd still like to make a donation?  Click here.

Looking for more information about THE MAX Challenge of New Providence?  Click here and fill out the short form, a member of our team will get back to you!  Our Spring Challenge JUST started, and it's not too late to join in on the total body transformation!  

THE MAX Challenge of New Providence is located at 1275 Springfield Ave., New Providence, next to Bellariva Pizzeria in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot.  We combine excited and varied fitness classes for all levels with a solid and simple to follow Nutrition program to help our members make fast and lasting changes to their health, physical appearance, and overall wellbeing.  Give us a call today!  (908) 516-1986 or e-mail adimarzio@themaxchallenge.com.

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Register Today for Summer Youth Courses Offered at Union County College

June 22, 2018

CRANFORD – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is expanding its course offerings for youth ages 11-18. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs. Classes begin the week of June 25 and run through August 23.

Classes offered include Introduction to Musical Theater, ...

Summit Area YMCA Pride Celebration Brings Strong Support from the Local Community

On a sunny Friday Afternoon in June, the Summit Area YMCA hosted its first Pride Event at Columbia Park in Berkeley Heights.

This first-of-its-kind event was to provide a venue for our local community to show its support of the LGBTQ community. June has been designated as the month to celebrate LGBTQ pride worldwide. According to the Library of Congress, “Celebrations include pride ...

eMedical Urgent Care to Hold Free Teddy Care Clinic During Berkeley Heights Street Fair, Sunday, June 24

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – What happens when a teddy bear gets a boo-boo?
Children will learn how minor ailments are treated during eMedical Urgent Care’s Teddy Bear Clinic during the Berkeley Heights Street Fair on Sunday, June 24.

At the office, located at 369 Springfield Avenue, children under 8 will receive a FREE plush teddy bear, and staff will provide each bear with a ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

June 21, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, June 22, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

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Fri, June 22, 6:30 PM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

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Sat, June 23, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

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Sun, June 24, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

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Sun, June 24, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Tai Chi Chuan

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Summer is a great time to take a step back, sip a cool beverage, and take a look at what’s going on in the world of college admissions.  Departments use the summer to evaluate how their year went and plan on any changes they want to make for the fall.  Did they over-enroll? Under-enroll?  What application materials were useful to them?  Which were redundant or time ...