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First Responders Treated to a Barbecue at Arbor Terrace Mountainside on September 12

September 14, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

And, no one should be surprised that each group that spoke to ...

Children, Parents Help Celebrate 35 Years of My Gym at Fall Open House

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On Saturday, My Gym New Providence was filled with children of all ages, from just a few months old, to 10 years of age, parents, instructors, giggles, guffaws, smiles and laughter.

The occasion was the annual My Gym Open House – an event that encourages parents to come in and see for themselves the many activities and courses offered to children, how the staff ...

First Ever Vegan Fest to be Held in Berkeley Heights Sept. 14 – 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On September 14 to 16, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) will host its first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest, with events to be held each day in different locations around Berkeley Heights. Through Vegan Fest, the BHEC hopes to raise community awareness about how a plant-based diet, mindful exercise, and individual food choices can have a ...

Union County Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about ...

Nick Sauter, former Passaic Valley High School Athletic Director, Is In Need of A Kidney Transplant

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School.

As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little Falls, he's been a member of the vestry, and was involved with the church's food pantry for ...

Westfield Regional Health Department Asks For People To Take An Online Survey

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Westfield, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park and Summit, is asking adult residents to take an online survey to help identify which topics it should focus on to improve public health within these towns.

“This survey is your chance to tell us what you think we should ...

The Legacy of Ricky Godoy Lives on; Ricky's Compass to Host Wellness Expo

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. It is also the month Ricky Godoy passed away. Brother, son, cousin, creative visionary and disrupter, he shared his personal battle with mental illness and decided he wanted to #shatterthestigma. " My vision is to bring in to the culture a new understanding of people with mental illness," his own words ...

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month at New Providence Memorial Library

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- New Providence Memorial Library at 377 Elkwood Ave.,  will be celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September with a variety of programs, activities and special giveaways. 

All residents are encouraged to come in and see what we have to offer in the way of books, movies, audiobooks, downloadable items and programs.  Stop by for a program or ...

The Brooke Healey Foundation: Making Something Positive Out of Something Devastating

The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and Stephen Healey, who succumbed to DIPG, an inoperable and rapidly ...

Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army, to Speak in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents and create enrichment programs for schools to put a solution ...

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Bullies to Buddies Training to be held at Imagine

September 21, 2018

On September 27th from 6:30-8:00, Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss is offering a Bullies to Buddies training.  Bullying is a challenge for many students, but grieving children and youth are more likely to be bullied or become a bully.  The Bullies to Buddies method fosters resilience by showing how to respond to verbal aggression.  Children from 3rd grade up, parents, school ...