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Mon, May 10, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library--Virtual Branch, Scotch Plains

"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" Book Club at ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/10/2021 7:00pm 05/10/2021 8:00pm America/New_York "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" Book Club at Scotch Plains Library

On Monday, May 10 at 7 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library's Evening Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss Ed Tarkington’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Struggling to come to terms with the worshipped older brother who disappeared seven years earlier, fifteen-year-old Rocky is seduced by a wealthy older girl in the wake of a mysterious double murder that forces the town to confront ...

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Thu, May 13, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

May Virtual Cookbook Club at the Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 7:30pm 05/13/2021 8:30pm America/New_York May Virtual Cookbook Club at the Scotch Plains Library

On Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library’s ever-growing Cookbook Club will meet virtually to explore make-ahead meals, big batch and freeze cooking, and other meal prep methods that make it easier to prepare home-cooked meals on a regular basis. Take the stress out of getting food on the table on your busiest days. Try a meal prep recipe and then join the club via ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Mothers and Young Adult Daughters

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- A mother/daughter relationship is one of the most important ties each will have in her lifetime.  Many women have difficult relationships with their mothers and daughters, even when they want good relationships.  A mother may wish her daughters happiness, yet --- from the point of view of her daughter, she acts quite opposite.  A mother may describe her ...

Is Your Family Very Involved in Your Life?

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- If you have ever watched the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, known as the Portokalos family, then you can certainly understand what it’s like having an overbearing family. The family is very large, loud and intrusive. The movie was released in 2002 and the premise of the movie is basically about a woman named Toula  (Nia Vardalos) who is unmarried at ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Participate in Read-a-thon

EDISON, NJ-- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison capped a three-week read-a-thon in April with some impressive numbers. The students logged 20,438 minutes of total reading. Fourth-grader Josh Culver of Colonia led all students with 1,368 minutes, which is nearly one full day! Total donations reached $4,130 and the proceeds will go toward a fund to diversify Lower ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Enjoy Middle School Spirit Week

EDISON,NJ-- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison are celebrating their own divisional Spirit Week from May 3-7. Students are having a blast embracing daily themes to begin the home stretch of this unprecedented school year in style.

The week kicked off with Match a Friend Monday on which students joined up to four friends with matching outfits. Teachers joined the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Release Butterflies in Garden

EDISON, NJ-- The Junior Kindergarten class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison concluded its lifecycle unit by releasing their Painted Lady butterflies in the Lower School garden on April 28. Early Childhood students learned about the lifecycles of ladybugs, chickens, frogs and the butterfly. 

“We received our butterflies as caterpillars and watched them form chrysalis as they ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Golf Course Design Contest

EDISON, NJ-- Claire Lu of Edison, a freshman at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, captured the essence of her signature sport to win the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Great Junior Golf Design Challenge of 2021. She designed a par-5 hole and named it hOle. Claire’s design was selected as the best of more than 85 designs sent in, and she is recognized as the top ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Musical, Play Receive Awards Nominations

EDISON, NJ-- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison received six nominations from the Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards. W+H earned four nominations for One Stoplight Town, the 2020 fall play, and two nominations for Mamma Mia!, the 2020 spring musical.

For One Stoplight Town, W+H has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Virtual ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Pursue Racial, Climate Action Plans

EDISON, NJ-- Students continued to develop their action plans following the Eighth Grade Summit in mid-April. Some students focused on climate justice, while others concentrated on racial justice.

Call to Action Groups were set up, with small groups of students addressing a variety of racial and climate issues. Eighth graders created posters for display around the school and met with ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains Fanwood's Girls Track Team

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- With every passing week, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls track athletes seem to reach new milestones, and the past several days have been no exception. With another head-turning performance at the 31st Blue Devil Classic at Kehler Stadium in Westfield, the SPF track stars are this week’s Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week.

Corinne ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Gymnastics and Girls Volleyball

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It's a somewhat rare occasion to win a championship, and it's even rarer to win two in one week. However, that's what during the past week as the Scotch Plains-Fanwood gymnastics won its second straight Union County title and girls volleyball team won its first ever state crown.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls volleyball completed their historic season ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

May 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

In Season Now: What’s That Weird Vegetable? It’s Kohlrabi!

NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone.

The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did.

Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green and purple. Its crunchy flesh can taste like ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...

A Springtime Reminder

Finally, it’s Spring!  Thank God the winter is over!  Bring on … well, whatever outdoor activities we can safely practice these days!

But first…let’s talk a little about two important medical topics that are related to April and one another.  Of course, I am talking about oral cancer and immunizations.

That’s what you were going to guess, ...

Community Conversations: Summer Safety and Fun for Kids

Preparing children for a healthy summer of activity starts now! On this Community Conversation, pediatrician Sarah Nielsen, MD, has some must-see information on childhood health and safety, whether they are at home or at camp, including the latest news about COVID-19 and children.

Learn more ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and PTA Team up for Virtual 'United For A Cause 5K'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are partnering up to host the United For A Cause 5K and 1-mile Fun Run, held virtually this year.  

The virtual run will take place between May 5 and 12, 2021. Proceeds benefit the Y’s LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program for cancer survivors and fund a Scotch Plains-Fanwood High ...

Scotch Plains Mayor’s Wellness Series Set to Begin

May 7, 2021

Dear Editor:

It’s that time of the year again when we eagerly get back into shape, after a long winter and plenty of pandemic time in the house.  

I am pleased to kick off the Mayor’s Wellness Series, which is set to begin in Alan Augustine Park (next to town hall) on Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. For those who are new to the series, it is free, it is fun, and it is a ...

Sample Ballots for Scotch Plains and Fanwood Voters Now Available Online

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for the June 8 Primary Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

This year voters have the option of voting in person at their polling place or using a ...