Food & Drink

Plainfield Healthy Community Network to Host Free Tasting Event at Canela Grocery

ce4feaca8bdb9f9430e0_Canelas_grocery_english.jpg
c9bd35c1f10f3e97305c_Canelas_Grocery.jpg
ce4feaca8bdb9f9430e0_Canelas_grocery_english.jpg

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A free healthy food tasting event will take place at Plainfield's Canela Grocery this Wednesday, Sept. 13th, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, as a part of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative.  This initiative connects corner store owners and neighborhood partners with resources to access fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food options.

Fresh fruit will be available at Canela Grocery, located at 414 Liberty Street.  This food event is just one in a series that have taken place around the city.  The  goal of the events is simple:  encourage local residents, especially students, to embrace healthy food options, and to switch from high sugar or salty snacks to fresh fruits and vegetables.

The event is sponsored by EZ Ride, New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative, the City of Plainfield, the Plainfield School District, The Food Trust, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids, Atlantic Health System, and The Healthy Community Network.

Sign Up for E-News

About EZ Ride
EZ Ride is a non-profit, public-private partnership with a mission to implement transportation programs and services that enhance the quality of life, regional mobility and economic opportunity while reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.

EZ Ride offers carpool, vanpool, and employee shuttle programs as well as senior transportation, special transportation, and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Passaic, and Union Counties. To learn more, visit www.ezride.org or call 201-939-4242.

About the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative:
The New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative is a partnership between The Food Trust, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The American Heart Association and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids that connects corner store owners and community partners with the resources they need to increase the availability of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods in corner stores throughout New Jersey. Visit http://njhealthycornerstores.heart.orgwww.njymca.org/main/healthy-corner-stores, or www.thefoodtrust.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Plainfield

Downtown Plainfield Alliance Receives Grant for North Avenue Historic District Street Signage

North Avenue is at the heart of the downtown and is the first perception of Plainfield that many visitors see. The architecture and history of the district, convenience of the train station and new lofts and apartments constructed nearby suggests a new renaissance for this district. Unfortunately, not many people know the area is a historic district at all since presently no signs have been ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 20, 12:30 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

North Jersey Aquarium Society Monthly Saturday ...

Home & Garden

Carousel_image_201e84a29e88b44f3329_vision_boarding__1_

Sat, January 20, 10:00 AM

Emerson Community School, Plainfield

Vision Board Workshop

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, January 21, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

The Wonderful World of Snow Globes

Other

Plainfield Man Arrested for Scamming Victims to Cash Stolen Checks

January 20, 2018

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the South Plainfield Police Department arrested a 29 year-old Plainfield resident for scamming people into cashing stolen checks.

On January 2, 2018, Kyle Williams entered the Wells Fargo Bank on Plainfield Ave within the borough and convinced a customer to cash a check for him because his identification was expired.  The victim ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney in the Magic Kingdom Undergoes Surgery

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man from Indiana, came forward and was ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

January 12, 2018

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb (Atria Books, 2017)

 

Sharyn McCrumb is, quite simply, an American gem, and one of my favorite authors. From her books set in Appalachia with strange characters who remind us of our pioneer past, to St. Dale, a masterpiece about the legendary car racer, Dale Earnhardt in McCrumb's NASCAR series, McCrumb's poetic language and attention to ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (Vintage Books, 2015)

 

I loved In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. Set in Elizabeth, NJ in the early 1950s, the landmarks, famous people of the era, name brand products, and cultural background are so familiar to those of us who grew up in Central Jersey that it's impossible not to relate to the novel on a personal level. The small city of ...

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Being a book reviewer has its pitfalls, the biggest of which is the “the false start.” This is when I get half way through a book and realize that I will have nothing concrete to say to my readers about it, and finishing the book would be a waste of my time. Since Beth's Books will be celebrating its third ...

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

Several months ago I reviewed the magnificent compendium Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda. This charming edition is a must for anyone who is planning to see the Hamilton in order to become familiarized with the libretto and prepare him/herself for an extra-ordinary ...