CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 500 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work that we do and how volunteer advocacy really makes a difference in the lives of children who need a consistent, caring adult presence to help their voices be heard. 

Contact Information
  1. Courtney Green
  2. 908-293-8136
  3. cgreen@casaofunioncounty.org
Mon, April 06
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 500 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building

300 North Ave East
Westfield, NJ 07090

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New Jersey Date Night: Lettuce Eat Salad

January 12, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

The days following the holiday season can be rather heavy — we’re heavy hearted that the celebrations are all over and heavier in the waistline from enjoying every last bite of the festivities. 

In New Jersey it’s difficult to say no to tasty treats like Christmas ...

Ice Pops & Elderberry Syrup: NJ Entrepreneur Gathers Fans as She Rolls with Seasons

When Pamela Beardslee started Puras Paletas, she assumed demand for her gourmet ice pops would drop with the temperature. The entrepreneur had a plan, though. To get through the winter, she would launch a sister business called Elderberry Kitchen and sell homeopathic immune boosters and cold remedies.

But after her first summer selling popsicles made with organic fruit and ...

12-Year-Old NJ Boy to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Kids Baking Championship’

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

Anthony Fontanez is not one to give up. After two unsuccessful tries, the 12-year-old Belmar youngster will compete in the new season of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.”

The St. Rose Grammar School seventh-grader is among 12 young bakers from across the country chosen for the competition show, which premieres at 9 ...

Who Ate the Tomato? And Other Stories From NJ History Told in New Book

In 1820, Robert Gibbon Johnson shocked a crowd at the Salem County Courthouse by chomping down on a basket of tomatoes, proving to spectators that the so-called ornamental fruits were not poisonous.

The story is a New Jersey legend. It’s also probably fiction, according to journalist Fred Rossi of Scotch Plains, who tells the tale in his new book, “Jersey Stories: Stories you may ...

Opening New Doors & Expanding Access to Care

Among the stories you'll see on the latest AtlantiCast...

Atlantic Health System is making it easier than ever for pediatric patients to access care and a new partnership will help expand health care options in Somerset County!

For more, visit www.AtlantiCast.org!

 

 

Overlook Foundation Named to Prestigious National List of High Performers in Health Care Philanthropy

The Overlook Foundation, which supports the high-quality care of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, was recognized in the Community Hospital category of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) 2019 High Performer’s list, a designation given to less than 100 philanthropic organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

The Overlook Foundation, ...

Legendary Rutgers Quarterback Richard Policastro Dies at 72

January 16, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Richard Policastro, a big-armed quarterback and gifted athlete who passed his way into the Rutgers record book and the university's Athletics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 72.

He passed away Saturday after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week, according to a report from the university.

Policastro is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Debbie, son-in-law ...

Why The Short Days of Winter Make Us SAD

The rush and excitement of the holiday season is now over. Now we are facing 71 more days before we can welcome Spring 2020. 

For some of us the winter months are the most difficult as we are confined to our homes and not as active as when we have sunny, warm temperatures. Changes in the seasons can sometimes be related to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you are affected by ...

Welcome Home, College Student

The return of the college student during the holiday season is a very exciting time. Many of our youngsters have been away at school for the first time and are eager to come home to visit with their family and friends.

College students who return home are usually not the high school graduate that you dropped off at college. They have experienced independence while at school and once ...

No Time to Weep

The wisest of men said there is a time to weep, which implies that there will be occasions when weeping is inappropriate. Though King Solomon's exact words were there is a time to weep and a time to laugh,1 obviously there are times when other responses are called for. Clearly, life is not simply about crying or laughing.

This week's parshah relates the story ...

What Is in Store for Scotch Plains as the Union County Democrat Machine Marches Forward?

January 14, 2020

Dear Editor:

It was quite disheartening to see re-election politics appear so early in the year as it did during the Scotch Plains Council re-organization meeting on January 7th.  With the Democrats in control 3 to 2, Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo flexed his political muscle knowing he had the votes to replace the current Affordable Housing and Redevelopment attorney Jeffrey Lehrer, as ...

New Year's Resolutions - Don't Overdo It

January 14, 2020

When the New Year begins, people begin to set goals and make resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often, or getting into "better shape" are all common. These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is great for your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood.

 

However, ramping up your activity level too quickly after a holiday ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Annual Winter Games

January 16, 2020

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School community enjoyed exciting basketball action, food, fun and an entertaining, spirited atmosphere at the Booster Club's annual Winter Games. Although the varsity girls and JV boys lost their basketball games, the varsity boys staged a comeback from an early deficit to defeat Highland Park in a thrilling contest. The annual Alumni Basketball Game ...