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  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

    May 24, 2017

    It is often very uncomfortable for parents to begin the process of talking about the birds and the bees with their children. Most parents are not sure what they should tell their children about sex ...

  • Setting Boundaries and Defining a Sense of Self

    SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- We all have personal boundaries. Our boundary defines who we are and determines how we are able to interact and relate to the world, physically, emotionally, and ...

  • Small Business Week Resources for New Jersey’s Entrepreneurs

    NEW JERSEY -- More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create approximately two thirds of the country’s new private-sector jobs. At the ...

  • Curing Neediness

    Relationships take on various forms, and they can change over time. You may find that a person you really enjoyed at one point has become a burden to you. Or you may have a person whose neediness ...

  • Wait List Frenzy: How to Choose a College

    With so many students applying online  - and hundreds of colleges using the Common /Coalition/Universal Application, students can apply to more schools simply by clicking the “send” ...

  • Make Listening a Priority to Strengthen Your Relationships

    Most of us are not good listeners. We listen at about 25 percent of our potential, which means we ignore, forget, distort or misunderstand 75 percent of what we hear. It’s hard to believe ...

  • How Can I Build a Better Relationship with My Child?

    One way to help children belong is to focus on building positive relationships with them. Strong positive relationships can go a long way toward helping children learn to cooperate and be ...

  • What Is People Pleasing?

    As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself.  In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People ...

  • Losing a Child, Losing a Friend

    The loss of a child is like no other. Losing a child to a tragic accident is grief that lasts a lifetime. It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone you care about is ...

  • Time To Put An End To Puppy Mills

    To the Editor:

    More than one of every five dogs and cats – totaling almost 17,000 statewide – taken in by New Jersey shelters year before last ended up dead.

    And in its 2015 Animal ...

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Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

May 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Gas Prices Rise as Memorial Day Weekend Nears

May 24, 2017

NEW JERSEY — After a few weeks of declining prices at the pump, the average price for a gallon of regular gas ticked upward nationally and in New Jersey.

AAA’s May 23rd survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.39, three cents higher than a week ago ($2.36), but six cents less than one month ago ($2.45). The ...

Remembering our Service Men & Women

As we enjoy our long weekend and time spent with family and friends, it is important during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to remember those that gave their lives fighting for our country and all the veterans that served our country, as well as the active servicemen and women. These individuals made countless sacrifices in order to protect our nation and our families, and we should keep them ...

A Letter From Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Thanking 5K Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers

May 25, 2017

On behalf of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y and the Scotch Plains Fanwood Parent Teacher Council we would like to thank the participants who raced in our 1 mile and 5 K on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  United for A Cause is intended to celebrate and provide opportunities for health and wellness within the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community.  Proceeds from United for a Cause will benefit the ...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

May 24, 2017

It is often very uncomfortable for parents to begin the process of talking about the birds and the bees with their children. Most parents are not sure what they should tell their children about sex and therefore avoid the topic completely. Having age appropriate talks over the course of many years provides your child with the proper information rather than having them hear it from other children ...

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host After-School Club for Middle School Students Mondays and Wednesdays in June

May 20, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Now through June 14, students in grades 5-8 are invited to ScotLib’s Teen Scene to relax, socialize, and have fun every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30.  Students can complete homework in the gallery space or head into the meeting room for games, snacks, and maker activities with friends. No registration is required.

These events are free for students in ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 28, 4:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Events, Scotch Plains

Grillestone Prime Rib & Dinner Buffet

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Wed, May 31, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

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Thu, June 1, 5:00 PM

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NJ GreekFest

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