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Wed, September 19, 6:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Teen Board Game Night at Scotch Plains Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2018 6:00pm 09/19/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Teen Board Game Night at Scotch Plains Library

​Stop by the Scotch Plains Public Library for an open board game night on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m. We’ll have plenty of games out--or you can bring your own! This program is for students in grades 5-12. No registration required.


1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, September 21, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Film @ the Scotch Plains Library: The Help

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 12:00pm 09/21/2018 2:15pm America/New_York Friday Film @ the Scotch Plains Library: The Help

​Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at 12:00 Noon for movies inspired by The Great American Read.

September 21: The Help (PG-13, 146 min)

A débutante conducts interviews with black female servants in 1960s Mississippi, which sends her community into an uproar. Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Beefsteak Dinner

Fri, September 21, 7:00 PM

Garwood Knights of Columbus, Garwood

Beefsteak Dinner

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 7:00pm 09/21/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Beefsteak Dinner

Come enjoy our Beefsteak Dinner on Friday, Sept. 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Entertainment, beverages, good food, raffles and 50/50 at the event. All proceeds to benefit the Plainfield Area Humane Society. Get your tickets today at pahs.booktix.com!

37 South Avenue Garwood, NJ 07027
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Sun, September 23, 9:30 AM

LaGrande Park, Fanwood

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Newcomers and Neighbors ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 9:30am 09/23/2018 11:00am America/New_York Scotch Plains-Fanwood Newcomers and Neighbors Welcome Coffee

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ 00 The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Newcomers and Neighbors Club will hold its annual Welcome Coffee on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at La Grande Park in Fanwood. This event is open to all, especially new and prospective members.

Please join us for breakfast, refreshments, an opportunity to meet club members and a chance for your kids to play. Feel free to bring ...

200 LaGrande Park Fanwood, NJ 07023 [40.638673, -74.3844088]
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Mon, September 24, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

September Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 10:00am 09/24/2018 11:00am America/New_York September Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:00 a.m., join library staff and other book lovers for an informal chat about books you’ve recently read and enjoyed. Librarians will not only share their latest favorites, but also clue you in to new and upcoming releases. This program is for adults. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, September 24, 7:00 PM

Vine Ripe Markets, Westfield

Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 7:00pm 09/25/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Interested in learning the secret behind making fresh mozzarella? Join Vine Ripe Markets on Monday nights and learn the art of making this great cheese. Reservations are required. Call 908-233-2424 for more details.

Vine Ripe Markets is located at 430 North Ave E. in Westfield, NJ. Visit our website for more information on this class and our store. Shop Local, Shop Convenient, Shop Vine Ripe!

430 North Ave E. Westfield, NJ 07090
Baby Bookworms

Tue, September 25, 10:00 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Baby Bookworms

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2018 10:00am 09/25/2018 10:15am America/New_York Baby Bookworms

Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and movement. Geared toward the under 2 crowd with caregiver. 30 minutes of open play follows.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066

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Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Being Struck on Route 22 Early Sunday Morning

September 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9.

Police gave the following account of the incident:

At about 1:09 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Mountainside resident was walking along Route 22 East, near the ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. 

Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For example: when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

September Is Suicide Prevention Month and Pain Awareness Month

September is suicide prevention awareness month and pain awareness month. Both are very much related.

Patients with chronic pain are vulnerable to depression and may present with higher risk for suicide. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, patients with chronic pain are twice as likely to attempt suicide compared with those without chronic pain, an action generally caused ...

Summer Ends, School Routine Begins

The new school year has arrived. Back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning and overall more activities.

Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back to school.” We are overwhelmed by the number of things we need to do in order ...

Thoughts on Affordable Housing in Scotch Plains

September 14, 2018

Dear Editor:

During the Scotch Plains Town Council meeting on August 8, one of the issues that was discussed by the mayor was that of affordable housing.

Mayor Smith discussed that the amount of affordable housing required to be built in our town was too high, and our amount also reflected the numbers around the state.

So with that in mind, he made a plan to address the affordable ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month: Avoiding Fall Driving Hazards

September 11, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everyone knows that winter can bring driving challenges, with snow and ice sometimes covering the roadways. But did you know that fall can be just as hazardous?

Those beautiful colorful leaves that we all admire can cause slippery roads, especially after a rainfall. Wheels can easily lose traction when driving over them, especially if you’re going at a high rate ...

Girls Soccer: Briber's OT Goal Gives Union Catholic 4-3 Win Over Dayton

September 18, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Coral Briber scored her second goal of the game in overtime to give the Union Catholic girls soccer team a dramatic 4-3 victory over Dayton on Monday.

The Vikings, now 3-1 on the season, trailed 2-0 just 10 minutes into the game. But UC came storming back with goals by Briber and Sofia Alves to tie the game at 2-2 at halftime,

Union Catholic took a 3-2 lead in the ...