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  • Going Back To College With An Internship

    By Peggy McHale
    August 10, 2016

    Within a blink of an eye, summer is already coming to a close. Students are beginning to flock to stores to start their back to college shopping. If you were fortunate enough to have your summer ...

  • Morning Rituals The Preface To Your Day

    It is too often we start our mornings in a state of stress.  Start the day like that, and for the rest of the day, you are in survival mode.  Instead, take steps to take back your mornings ...

  • Cloud Data Usage for the Small Business

    Cloud computing applied with the combination of data analytics is becoming a rapidly emerging sector in IT.  Products such as Carbonite, Google Drive, and Dropbox are three examples of popular ...

  • Checking Your Taxes Twice!

    Tax season can be stressful for every small business owner. For the business owners who handles his or her own filings, it can be particularly burdensome. Here are some tips that can ease the ...

  • Utilize the College Campus Career Services

    Tapping into the resources of neighboring colleges is an excellent way to pool talent. This works in a number of ways where you can find qualified students for internships or entry-level jobs, and ...

  • Creating Dashboards for Your Business

    It can be a very challenging process to pull together data from different sources and then create a simple and easy to read presentation.  Having the right software can make this difficult ...

  • Analytical Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

    With many new inexpensive analytic tools on the market, small business owners can embrace technology that will help them identify opportunities and stay competitive. Analytical software has the power ...

  • Marketing Tips For The New Year

    The New Year is an excellent time to reassess your marketing investment.  Here are some quick measurable tips for 2016 to help you make the most out of your marketing dollars.

    Build and ...

  • Social Media Marketing for the Small Business

    For many small businesses, owners need to enhance their online and digital presence to supplement strategy and growth. By implementing a plan for social media it can drive marketing for a ...

  • Goal Setting For the New Year

    Organization is the name of the game when assessing and assigning goals for the New Year.  Be sure to implement a thorough process with sound communication, this will help you and your employees ...

  • Holiday Gift Giving - Show Thanks To Your Clients

    There are a variety of ways to get in touch with your clients to show your appreciation for them this holiday season.  Companies have different policies that you have to respect but fortunately, ...

  • Self-Improvement – Becoming an Authentic Leader

    The concept of “Authentic Leadership” was largely popularized by Harvard Business School professor, Bill George, author of the best-seller Authentic Leadership. When it comes to being an ...

  • Shaking Those Summertime Blues

    Winter blues? Summer slack-off? We all know the deal: unfortunately, the changing of the seasons can affect our performance at work more than we may like to admit. And, with summer more than half way ...

  • Summer Events For Clients

    Many businesses reduce their client events during the peak summer months of July and August because of vacations and varying schedules. However, you can use this to your advantage and plan a small ...

  • Perking Up Your PowerPoint Presentations

    There are few things comparable to a boring PowerPoint presentation. We’ve all experienced this – the agony that comes when a presenter slowly reads every word on a slide that has all ...

  • Exercising At Work

    Balancing a 50-60 hour work week with your exercise schedule can be a difficult feat.  Incorporating exercise into your work day is one way to make sure you get your workout accomplished.  ...

  • “E” is for Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs are drivers to discovering tomorrow’s innovation. They are pivotal in keeping both our society and economy thriving. Inspiration can come from a variety of places - whether ...

  • Spring Cleaning For The Small Business

    Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start cleaning! Now is a great time to assess what needs to be organized, what can be discarded, and what needs to go to long term storage. Here ...

  • Videos, The Modern Resume

    Not all recruiters are requiring video resumes today, but this has become an acceptable format for candidates for selected jobs. Video Resumes can certainly help you stand out, but there have been ...

  • Winter Events For Clients

    It’s the dead of winter and you are in the process of brainstorming new ways to reach out to your clients. You want to differentiate yourself from the standard phone call and email, but how? ...

  • Beat the Weather: Making the Best of the Winter Season

    With the changing season comes a changing mood. Don’t let your business fall into hibernation mode. The winter season presents the ideal time to evaluate the steps that can be taken to ...

  • The New Year Kick Off

    A new year brings out the question, what principles would you like to apply to your small business? Sure you have your business plan for 2015, but what is going to create that extra spark for your ...

  • Holiday Parties Beware!

    It’s the end of the year and everybody has worked hard. A holiday party is on the way and the team certainly deserves it. It will be a great time to see the corporate team in a more intimate ...

  • The Pros and Cons of Working Virtually

    Let’s face it working from home is great. Not having to participate in the morning commute or worrying about wardrobe is a huge time and stress saver. But it’s important to structure ...

  • Is It Too Early To Start Working on Your 2015 Plan?

    No! In fact, now is the best time to start working on the plan. You have two months until 2015. This is plenty of time to gather relevant examples of what worked and what did not work. It is also ...

  • Getting the Most Out Of LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is now an essential tool for anybody in the business world. It’s a self-sustaining way to keep tabs on your clients and colleagues. The following five tips will make sure you are ...

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Jump In….for Better Health!

One of the ways to get cardiovascular exercise is through rebounding….a form of exercise using a mini trampoline that you should know about. In addition to building muscular strength, rebounding is extremely gentle on bones and joints because you’re bouncing on a surface that “gives,” so there’s no solid ground to create a hard impact every time you land. And ...

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Mon, February 20, 8:00 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

Xtend Barre with Joan

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Mon, February 20, 9:30 AM

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Healthy Combo- New Program!

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Mon, February 20, 9:30 AM

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Aroma Flow Vinyasa with Lisa

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Mon, February 20, 10:00 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer Class

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Mon, February 20, 11:30 AM

The Connection, Summit

Jump In & Swim

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Mon, February 20, 11:30 AM

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Hatha Flow Yoga

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The Dilemma of Choosing Paint Colors

February 19, 2017

If you’re buying a new home, you’re probably planning on painting almost every room in your new house because you want to make it your own. But if you’ve never done this before, you will soon find out that it’s much harder than you think. If you have painted before, and made  a big mistake ending up with a color you hate, you’re probably gun-shy now and afraid ...

Crisis listening line to offer suicide prevention training and volunteering opportunities

Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone in crisis? 

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering Excellence in Listening training beginning March 20 at the First Baptist Church at 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Classes run for three hours one night a week, plus one full weekend, ending June 12.

This award-winning training enables ...

Free Yoga and Wellness Class Offered in Celebration of Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department of Human Services Union County Office on Women the is presenting a free yoga class and wellness event, “Empowering Union County Women to Go Out and Make History” on Friday evening, March 3, at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville. The event is open ...

Special Event for Model Train Fans and History Fans, Too

Train fans of all ages are invited to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Union County’s Lenape Park in Union Township to view a special operating session that replicates the real-life operation of railroads in the 1950’s.

The event is part of a “winter meet” of the National Model Railroaders Association, hosted by the nonprofit Model Railroad Club. The Model ...

Summit's Eileen Serra Joins Family Promise Board as Non-Profit Elects New Officers

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City resident Eileen Serra has joined the Board of Directors of Summit-based Family Promise, the national non-profit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.

Along with Serra, Kevin Barrett also joined the Board,and the organization announced the election of a new slate of officers for 2017:  Angela Schroeder, ...

Public Invited to Spot a “Mesmerizing” Bird in Union County Parks

Bird watchers and nature fans of all kinds can try their hand at spotting an unusual and elusive bird in Union County parks next month, during the annual “Woodcock Walk.” The free event will be held in the Watchung Reservation on March 14, and in Lenape Park on March 22. Both events begin at 6:15 p.m.

“Among other distinctive traits the American Woodcock is known as harbinger ...

Who I Am in 650 Words or Less

The Common Application released their essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions cycle this past week so we all have essays on the brain.  This always creates a flurry of something between excitement and panic as Juniors start to peruse their choices and grapple over which prompt will allow them to most effectively brag about the impressive things they’ve done in high school.  ...

Real Estate News You Can Use

INVENTORY…INVENTORY…INVENTORY!!!  Where is it??  The 2016 recap of sales statistics for our local communities indicated inventories were at close to historical lows for many towns.  Well, here is what has happened in the past month and where we stand today.  The weather has been mild thus far which is prompting a steady and growing “Spring Market” ...

6 Week Free Gabriele Fitness Challenge Giveaway: Get in while you can!








We're doing it again! We're giving away SIX weeks of our total transformation, kitchen sink training package to FOUR lucky locals! 

The page is OPEN, you can enter here: http://gabrielefitness.com/giveaways/sweepstakes/ (you can bookmark the page ;) 

Or click the link below and enter to ...

A Heartbreak Kid

It hurts.

 

She was sobbing pretty hard when she said it, so it came out more as a halting stutter.  It hu . . . hu . . . hu . . . rts. 

 

My arms were wrapped around her and her head was buried in my shoulder as she cried.  She was just a little girl the last time I comforted her like this.  Now she is a young woman.  

 

With a broken ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Union County Manager Names Chris Debbie Police Chief

February 7, 2017

UNION COUNTY -- County Manager Alfred J. Faella today announced he has appointed James Christopher Debbie, a 29-year veteran of the County Police Division, as its Police Chief.

Debbie becomes the County’s 10th Police Chief in the Police Division’s history, and has served as the Officer in Charge since 2015. He will be responsible for supervising a police force of 73 sworn officers ...

Muñoz, Handlin Introduce Bill Increasing Initial Opioid Prescriptions

February 16, 2017

Assemblywomen Nancy F. Muñoz and Amy Handlin said they will introduce legislation increasing initial prescriptions for opioid medications from five to seven days. The bill is in response to legislation (A3/S3) approved by the General Assembly today that limits such prescriptions to five days. The five-day limit is part of a broader bill addressing the state’s opioid ...

An Invitation to a Special Event

February 6, 2017

Our Lady of Peace Church, New Providence invites ALL to a special Lenten presentation of "The Way of the Cross" by the Franciscan Mystery Players on March 3, 2017 at 8 pm.

This prayerful experience uses special lighting, a stirring soundtrack, pantomime actions and inspirational narration to portray the Stations of the Cross in a manner that invites each viewer to ...