It’s Never too Late to Quit: The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16

November 16, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ — The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 16. 

Despite an overall decrease in the number of smokers today, one out of five adults still smokes. The Great American Smokeout was started by the American Cancer Society in 1977 as a day to challenge smokers to quit smoking for 24 hours while increasing awareness of the dangers of smoking. 

The Great ...

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 ...

Nutley High School Senior Takes Part in Research Program at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

NUTLEY,NJ - Saira Somnay appears to most as the average 17-year-old. The Nutley High School senior plays for the girls’ varsity tennis team, enjoys painting, and practices piano in her free time. However, Somnay far crosses the line of “average” when you step into the academic side of her life. Taking a total of 10 Advanced Placement classes throughout her high school ...

Going Vegan: A Plant Based Guide for Beginners at the Nutley Public Library Nov 16

NUTLEY, NJ - Stephanie Bini, registered dietician at Nutley Park ShopRite, will discuss what it means to have a vegan lifestyle at the Nutley Public Library Thursday November 16 at 7 p.m.

Recipes, shopping, and cooking tips will be shared along with samples of vegan food. There will be opportunities for everyone to take home something, as well as a drawing for a Tofurkey just in time ...

Rutgers Study: Therapy Horses Are Not Stressed When Working With Veterans

As the old saying goes, “There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”

But how do the outsides of a man, particularly a veteran with post traumatic stress disorder, affect the horse? That is the question, Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D., director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, is seeking to answer.  She presented the results of a pilot study ...

Nutley High School Student Raises More Than $1,800 With “Kisses for Cancer"

NUTLEY, NJ -- Nutley High School junior Charlie Williamson has already raised more than $1,800 with his “Kisses for Cancer” campaign.

Created in an NHS marketing class, the fundraiser encourages people to post a photo or video on social media being kissed by a loved one with the hashtag #kissesforcancer. Participants are also encouraged to donate to the cause and challenge at least ...

Getting 'Movember' Ready to Support Mens Health

MORRISTOWN, N.J.- What started as a tradition among friends in Australia to use mustaches to spark conversations about men’s health, has quickly caught on here in the U.S. For men who are interested in getting Movember ready, Joanna Pereira, the lead stylist at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Morristown, shares her top tips on how to grow a mustache/beard by ...

Crowd Gathered by Candlelight for Annual Domestic Violence Remembrance

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In its 4th year, the Montclair-based organization S.O.F.I.A. held a candlelight vigil on Monday focusing on remembering loved ones, supporting survivors and promoting unity throughout the community.

Nearly 75 people gathered at Crane Park to continue in bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence. 

As domestic violence has no racial boundaries, ...

AAA Offers Tips for Safe and Happy Halloween

Florham Park, N.J., October 25, 2017 — Every Halloween, monsters, zombies and ghouls fill the streets across the United States to celebrate. With all those excited youngsters walking (and running) around, the trick-or-treaters and motorists each play an important role in making it a safe night.

“On Halloween, motorists need to be especially vigilant between the hours ...

Teal Pumpkin Project keeps Halloween safe for children with food allergies

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) Teal Pumpkin Project is geared toward making Halloween less trick and more treat for children with food allergies.

FARE is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness and the world’s largest private source of funding for food ...

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Let's Walk the NORTH end of the Morris Canal Greenway

November 9, 2017

You’ve Walked the South End of the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield,

Now Join Us as We Walk the NORTH End!

New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition’s Let’s Walk, program is partnering with The Morris Canal Greenway Committee
Come join us on this 1-hour walk, as Morris Canal Greenway enthusiast, Rich Rockwell leads us along the NORTH end of the canal, while sharing some ...