STEM You Can! Summer Camp at Clark Library

This is a free summer camp for girls in Grades 4-6. Students will be taught a specific topic each day, and then apply their knowledge by conducting hands on experiments.  Registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit: www.science-interactive.org/nj-clark.

Fri, August 09
10:00 am — 10:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 08/09/2019 10:00am 08/20/2019 10:00pm America/New_York STEM You Can! Summer Camp at Clark Library

This is a free summer camp for girls in Grades 4-6. Students will be taught a specific topic each day, and then apply their knowledge by conducting hands on experiments. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit: www.science-interactive.org/nj-clark.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066

303 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ 07066

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Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

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

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon; Here’s Where They'll Stop

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

Make Our Garlicky Grilled Eggplant Dip

Did you know? New Jersey is the second-largest eggplant growing state in the country, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. It’s especially plentiful during summer months.

Next time you fire up the grill, throw on some eggplant slices to give this Mediterranean-inspired dip a slightly smoky flavor.

Grilled Eggplant Dip

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

Physician Entrepreneur Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH joins Atlantic Health System as Chief Innovation Officer

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for transforming health care delivery to patients and communities, Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH is the newest member of Atlantic Health System’s leadership team. As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Romm will build relationships with local and national innovation partners and further the system’s research profile.  Dr. Romm will work with ...

Hawaii Shuts Out Elizabeth, 6-0, But Troopers Are Still Alive at Little League World Series

August 19, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - After a rain postponed the Elmora Troopers game in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, on Sunday afternoon in the 5th inning, the team was back on the field on Monday afternoon only to fall toto the team from Hawaii, 6-0.

When the game left off on Sunday, the Troopers were playing in game 2 of double elimination, with the Hawaiian team. The troopers ...

New Jersey Colleges on New Ranking Released by Princeton Review

August 12, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The Princeton Review has released its 2020 annual ranking of the Best 385 Colleges in America (Penguin Random House, $24.99), which is now on sale.

"We chose the 385 colleges for this edition as our 'best' overall, academically, based on data we gathered in 2018–19 from more than a thousand school administrators about their schools' academic ...

How to Talk to Your Children About Death

Death is a part of life. It’s also a part of life that we don’t always know how to talk to our children about. To understand how to explain death to our children, we first need to conceptualize how we ourselves view it.

Toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-aged children, tweens, and teens will all view life — and thus, death — differently due to their developmental ...

Helping Our Families and Children During Tragedies  

This past weekend, our nation experienced two enormous tragedies. As of Tuesday morning, it was reported that at least 31 people were killed in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio just 13 hours apart. The week before, three people were killed and at least 12 others were injured after a 19-year-old went on a shooting rampage at Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California. Regardless of what name we ...

Have You Planned for Long-Term Care?

If you are fortunate, you will retain your physical and mental capacities throughout your life and can always live independently. But there are no guarantees for any of us. If you ever require some form of long-term care, will you be prepared? 

So what is the risk of needing long-term care services? According to the Department of Health & Human Services, about 40% of individuals over ...

How Does Social Security Fit Into Your Retirement Income Strategy?

It might not be on your calendar, but Aug. 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on Aug. 14, 1935, Social Security has provided some financial support for millions of Americans during their retirement years. While Social Security benefits, by themselves, probably aren’t enough to enable you to retire comfortably, they can be a key part of your overall retirement income strategy ...

Don't Let Your Investments Go on Vacation

Summer is here – and so is vacation season. Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways – more than $100 billion in 2017 alone, as reported in Travel and Leisure magazine. When you hit the road, you will enjoy getting away from your regular tasks, but there's one part of your life that should never take a break – your investments.

To keep your investments working ...

Estate Plans Can Help You Answer Four Questions About the Future

The word “estate” conjures images of great wealth, which may be one of the reasons so many people don’t develop estate plans – after all, they’re not rich, so why make the effort? In reality, though, if you have a family, you can probably benefit from estate planning, whatever your asset level. And you may well find that a comprehensive estate plan can help you ...

Six Life Events That Can Lead You to See a Financial Advisor

Over the years, you’ll experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones. That’s why you may want to seek the guidance of a financial professional. Here are some of the key life events you may encounter, along with the help a financial advisor can provide: 

New job ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Hold Free Family Service for Rosh Hashanah

August 19, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a free family service on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday evening, September 29, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This child-friendly service is open to the community for members and non-members alike. Tickets are not necessary for attendance.

The one-hour service will usher in the Jewish New Year with songs, stories, prayers and shofar blowing. Rabbi ...