Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 16, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Girls on the Run to celebrate their limitless potential at Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot on November 18

FLORHAM PARK, N.J - Nearly 600 girls who are participating in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs this fall at schools and parks across Essex, Morris, and Union Counties will run in the Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, November 18. The 5K run starts at 10AM and will take place at the Holy Family Church, 1 Lloyd Avenue, Florham Park.

During the 10-week fall ...

Bingo Bridges Community Relationships for Residents at Autumn Lake Healthcare

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights opened its doors to invite the community and their healthcare partners to visit for an evening of friendly Bingo.  

Let's face it, when entering a long-term care facility, what residents miss is the sense of a larger community and the intergenerational relationships. Contact between community members ...

New Providence Borough Council Hears Lantern Hill Update

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Patricia Swan-Jacobs, Executive Director of the Lantern Hill senior living community in New Providence appeared at the Monday, Nov. 13 council meeting to provide the annual update on the recent developments of the 20 acre campus.

The New Providence campus is experiencing “exciting times as usual,” Swan-Jacobs said. She brought new Lantern Hill ...

Revivify Celebrates Opening in Berkeley Heights with Ribbon Cutting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Owner Kim Bredahl and Michelle Marshall watch Mayor Bob Woodruff do the honors at the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of Berkeley Heights' newest establishment Revivify, which offers cryotherapy, infrared jade sauna, pneumatic compression, and stretching therapies, all designed to treat pain, ...

Take The Medicine Drop Challenge: Safe Medicine Disposal Locations Available Throughout the State

MILLBURN, NJ - On November 11, communities across the state will participate in the 9th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative supported by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug ...

Caring Contact Trains Teens at St. Bart's to Help Other Teens in Crisis

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Perhaps no one understands what a teenager in crisis is experiencing better than another teenager. That is why crisis listening line Caring Contact has introduced new training – Teens Helping Teens: Building Confidence and Awareness.

Caring Contact introduced the new training recently to a group of high school teens at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch ...

Patricia Swan-Jacobs Steers Lantern Hill Toward Its One-Year Anniversary With Great Success by any Measure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Lantern Hill senior living community in New Providence is reaching its one-year anniversary and is a success by every measure. Phase one is 100 percent full; Phase Two is 75 percent reserved and is scheduled to open in early 2018.  With 400 people on the priority waiting list there is no doubt they are doing something, if not everything right. Lantern Hill will ...

Personal Comeback Story Keys Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

ELIZABETH, NJ - Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

Berkeley Heights YMCA Pounds out the Pink

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights YMCA was at it again, this time raising awareness for "Pink" -- October is breast cancer awareness month.  Community members were invited to donate ten dollars to participate in the “Pounds for Pink” fitness class on Sunday, October 29th.  Participants pounded with drum sticks while in an invigorating fitness class.

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My Gym Winter Break FUN DAYS are simply the best!

Children participate in 3 hours of energizing fitness games, non-competitive gymnastics, arts & crafts, music and so much more. 

Each FUN DAY program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our programs change daily, so no two FUN DAYS at My Gym are ...