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Fri, January 24, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2020 12:00pm 01/25/2020 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: New Movies

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for “New Movies.”

January 3: Blinded by the Light (PG-13, 97 min)
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

January 10: Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13, 97 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, January 24, 7:00 PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Scotch Plains

'Big The Musical' Production at All Saints

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2020 7:00pm 01/25/2020 6:00pm America/New_York 'Big The Musical' Production at All Saints

The classic 1987 film, live on stage. Tickets $1, available at door and in advance from cast members.

Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big”. To his shock, his wish is granted. Big is the perfect show for audiences of all ages!

559 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, January 25, 3:00 PM

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Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Free Family ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/25/2020 3:00pm 01/25/2020 4:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Free Family Concert: Peter & the Wolf

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Annual Free Family Concert

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, NJ

Admission is free. No reservations or tickets required. Walk-in admission only. Food donations requested, not required for admission.

For information: 908-561-5140 / ...

716 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Mon, January 27, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Jewelry Club Returns to Scotch Plains Public ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2020 1:00pm 01/27/2020 2:30pm America/New_York Jewelry Club Returns to Scotch Plains Public Library on Jan. 27

On Monday, Jan. 27, at 1:00 p.m., artists of all skill levels are invited to join local artist Perthea Brown to complete a crystal bead bracelet and earring project. Participants can also bring their own projects to work on alongside this ever-popular group. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call (908) 322-5007 x ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, January 31, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/31/2020 12:00pm 02/01/2020 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: New Movies

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for “New Movies.”

January 3: Blinded by the Light (PG-13, 97 min)
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

January 10: Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13, 97 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

February 17, 2020

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Can New Jersey Really Call Itself the Pizza Capital of the World?

New Jersey’s official state Twitter account, @NJGov, set off a “pizza war” a few days ago when — just in time for National Pizza Day — it proclaimed the Garden State the “official pizza capital of the world.”

But is it, though? Is it really?

As everyone knows, pizza got its start in Italy. In Naples, to be exact, according to food historian Ken ...

Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy NJ Girl Scout

This story first ran on TAPinto Hillsborough.

Tune in to the Food Network Monday night, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. to catch Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies.

You'll see her working with the contestants, offering advice on how to create a dessert ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Steaks are High for Valentine’s Day

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

When it comes to the Valentine’s Day date, the stakes are high because of the importance we place on the perceived “most romantic” date night of the year. Even though we should approach every date night with the same vigor, Valentine’s Day seems to bring the most pressure to ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Morristown Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program, the latest recognition for a hospital ranked number one in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

The CMS five-star rating, which is the highest possible, is the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Gold Recognition on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members.

The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System are just one of the reasons Atlantic Health is a great place to work. Focused on caring for ...

From the Hospital to the Field

It's Super Bowl week, so get ready for the big game with a look at the important role the NFL and football have played in the life of one, special Atlantic Health System patient! On the latest AtlantiCast, see this once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to Atlantic Health and our partners the New York Jets.

 

 

Can Cervical Cancer Be Prevented?

Q:  Can cervical cancer be prevented?

A:  A recent international study of 66 million men and women under age 30, published in 2019 in The Lancet medical journal, found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine significantly reduced precancerous changes in the cervical cells of girls and young women.  Another recent study found that the ...

NJ Human Services Invests $170K in Union County to Fight Opioid Epidemic

February 8, 2020

$7.87 Million in New Investments in Innovation Awards to Counties, Life-Saving Naloxone for Police and Libraries, and the 844-ReachNJ Addiction Treatment Hotline

(TRENTON) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced several new steps in the Murphy Administration’s work to combat the opioid epidemic in New Jersey, including:

Awarding ...

Know The Signs of Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness. It comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness.

Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability. We react with ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if you ...

Red Flags in Dating

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one.” There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you. This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding “the ...

Taking What Others Say Personally

Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.  He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and is considered the fourth wealthiest person in the world.

A recent quote of his states “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to ...

Getting a Complete Census Count in Scotch Plains Is a Must

February 18, 2020

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Scotch Plains Township Council, Census Complete Count Committee, and St. John’s Baptist Church, we invite all residents to attend the Census Town Hall and Information session on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Baptist Church (2387 Morse Ave). This event will help prepare residents with critical information about the importance ...

Congregation Beth Israel and Israel Bonds Co-Host Program on Israeli Elections

February 19, 2020

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains and Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds will jointly present “Analysis of the Israeli Elections” on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the community, with refreshments following the discussion.

Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, an expert in Middle East government and foreign policy, will be the guest ...