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Tue, September 21, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual), Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/21/2021 1:00pm 09/21/2021 2:00pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Library: Firefly Lane

On Tuesday, September 21 at 1 pm, the Afternoon Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Inseparable best friends Kate and Tully, two young women who, despite their very different lives, have vowed to be there for each other forever, have been true to their promise for thirty years, until events and choices in their lives tear them apart. First published in 2008, ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Thu, September 23, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Outside), Scotch Plains

September Cookbook Club at the Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/23/2021 6:30pm 09/23/2021 7:30pm America/New_York September Cookbook Club at the Scotch Plains Library

Join the library’s outdoor Cookbook Club on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 pm. Each month, registered participants choose, prepare, and share recipes from the selected cookbook. Members then get together outside the library building (weather permitting) to sample the dishes and discuss the cookbook. Participants should bring a serving utensil with their dish and a chair. This month’s ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Mon, September 27, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host “How to ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/27/2021 7:00pm 09/27/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Public Library to Host “How to Organize Your Life in One Notebook” with Jamie Novak via Zoom

On Monday, September 27 at 7 pm, go from scattered to successful with a single notebook! Join the Scotch Plains Public Library online when Jamie Novak, organizer and author of Keep This Toss That, shows you how to organize your life with a single notebook! You’ll be able to keep track of everything you need to get done, and more. Remember things, get organized, prioritize tasks, and stop ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains , NJ 07076

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Mount Saint Mary Academy Speech & Debate Team Earns Charter Status

John V. Maldonado, English teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the National Speech & Debate Association awarded Charter status to the Academy’s Speech and Debate Team.

Charter status is the highest honor that the NSDA awards to scholastic teams and places the Mount’s team among the best in the nation. An NSDA Charter designation demonstrates that not ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

$50 Off Pest Control Service

The Savings You Deserve

Here at Viking Pest Control, we believe protecting your home from pests is a right, not a privilege. That is why we do everything in our power to make preventive pest control accessible and affordable to the varied budgets of homeowners throughout New Jersey. 

We are proud to offer coupons, promotions, and special offers for our most popular pest control ...

Learning to Trust Again

Learning to trust again after trust has been broken takes time, healing and work. Trust can be broken in many ways including being cheated on, betrayed, lied to, left out, personally hurt, or a break-up.

When someone breaks our trust, we no longer trust anyone. This leads to isolation, loss, depression and unhealthy patterns in relationships. On the other hand, others will find ...

When Adult Children Move Back Home

The COVID-19 pandemic put more generations under the same roof, and more parents are now helping their adult children financially. Young adults have returned to their parents’ homes due to disruptions in their jobs, closures at colleges, and change in living arrangements and health brought on by the pandemic.

No one expected COVID. Many parents were living the empty nest days when ...

Anxiety Can Be Contagious

There are two types of anxiety, acute and chronic.  Acute anxiety occurs on a daily basis.  Examples are the reactions we get to stressors such as being late for a meeting, a child waking up with a cold/illness, sitting in traffic, missing a train/bus, etc.  Chronic anxiety is more of a background of anxiety that we carry with us.  Much of this type of anxiety is programmed ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Present Unique Periodic Tables

EDISON -- Eighth grade earth science students in Mrs. Noreen Jafri’s class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created unique Periodic Tables mimicking the organization and periodicity of the Periodic Table of Elements. Students selected items to reflect their interests and hobbies. Then they arranged items with periodicity, and grouped them with related characteristics by row ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Sixth Grader Competes in PGA Nationals

EDISON -- There aren’t many sixth graders who can say they’ve appeared on ESPN. Wardlaw+Hartridge’s very own Aphrodite Deng of Short Hills, a standout golfer, was perhaps most excited about her team’s exposure on the mega sports network during the recent PGA Junior League National Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Aphrodite and her team ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Embrace Spirit Week Themes

EDISON -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a week of daily themes to celebrate Spirit Week from Oct. 4-8.

Upper School students engaged in a week of friendly competition and the seniors prevailed with the class championship in a narrow 160-140 victory over the juniors thanks to solid performances each day. Daily themes included Color Day ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Return of Fall Fair and Homecoming Day

EDISON -- The community of parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed fun, food and games as Fall Fair and Homecoming Day returned on Oct. 7 after a one-year hiatus.

This year’s event was held outdoors at the back of campus with volunteers from the Parents’ Association, Booster Club and W+H student body ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

EDISON -- The College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced that senior Aarush Dharayan of Edison has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation was presented to Aarush, who is pictured with Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Upper School Head (left) and Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School.

Aarush ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Gymnastics Team

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood gymnastics team won its third straight Union County title with a school record 110.05 points over Westfield (108.175 points) on Thursday evening. Westfield had won the two previous meetings between the teams -- a head-to-head competition early in the season and at the Cougar Invitational, held on Oct. 6. For their three-peat, the ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Soccer's Issac Tu

SCOTCH PLAINS -- As the Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys soccer season begins to fade into late fall, Issac Tu has blossomed into a pivotal player for the Raiders to start the postseason stretch. As the weather gets colder, Tu gets more hot, and for his recent and season-long performance, he has been named the Joint Motion Therapy Athlete of the Week.

Over his last three matches, the senior has ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains Girls Tennis Team

SCOTCH PLAINS -- It has never happened before at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. This year, the girls on the tennis team wanted to change that.

The Raiders are state champions for the first time in school history after defeating a pair of opponents on Thursday afternoon. But, how did they get there this week?

After 48 years, the Raiders captured their first state sectional ...

St. Joseph High School Defeats East Brunswick in GMC Quarterfinals, Will Face New Brunswick on Tues, Oct. 26

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) soccer defeated No. 2 seed East Brunswick on Saturday 1-0 in overtime.

Joseph Pinho scored the lone goal assisted by Ethan Federico. Phil Zuska recorded the shutout with 5 saves. 

The boys will travel to North Brunswick on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m., for the GMC tournament semifinals. 

Saint Joseph High ...

Saint Joseph High School Inducts the 2021 Class into its Athletics Hall of Fame

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, were among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. The event was held at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison on Fri., Oct. 8.

The list of inductees included:

Craig Belunes ‘77 - Wrestling
Brandon ...

Saint Joseph High School Homecoming Game was held on Saturday, Oct. 9

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) welcomed alumni, family, and friends back to the campus to celebrate our third annual homecoming game.

Many Falcons returned to the flock, and their support helped that the varsity football team beat New Brunswick by score of 38-14. On the field, quarterback Christian Solino was 19-for-28 for 229 yards and 3 TDs and one INT. He ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Community Conversations: Taking Care of You!

For a lot of people, separating their work life from their personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, share how to address work-life balance, incorporate self-care practices, and the importance of good sleep ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

Authorities Release Sketch of Man Wanted in Westfield Home Invasion, Sex Assault (UPDATED)

October 21, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — The investigation continues into a violent home invasion that involved a sexual assault earlier this week, authorities said Thursday.

In a joint statement with Westfield Police, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office released a sketch of the armed suspect alleged to have broken into a home in the area of Forest and Longfellow avenues at about 12:50 p.m. and sexually ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Brings Back Its Annual Fall Harvest on Sun, Oct. 24

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to bring back its annual Fall Harvest event for 2021! Reservations are not required to access the event, which is free and open to the community.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 24 from 12-3pm, with a rain date of Saturday, October 30 from 12-3pm. The event will be held solely outdoors this year in the YMCA’s parking lot, 1340 Martine ...

Find Something for Everyone at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA This Fall

This Fall, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is offering a variety of programs for youth, teens and adults. Whether you’re interested in sports, swimming, health and fitness, weight loss, or looking to join a community of individuals with similar interests, the Y has you covered during its upcoming Fall 2 session.

The session runs Nov. 1 - Dec. 23, 2021, and online registration kicks ...

Busy October Draws to a Close

October 27, 2021

Dear Editor:

When I challenged Olympian Sydney McLaughlin, world record holder in the women's 400 meters hurdles, to race me in next year’s 5k race in Scotch Plains, it was a moment of levity in what was a very busy month for the Township. October included so many great public events for families to enjoy, and we still have a Howl-O-Ween Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday, ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Patty Nuwer

October 26, 2021

In Union Catholic's latest Faculty/Staff Spotlight Series, the spotlight shines on Patty Nuwer.

How many years have you worked at Union Catholic?
 18+ years (Sept. 2001-2002 & then Sept. 2004-present)
What year did you graduate from Union Catholic? 
What was it about Union Catholic that made you want to be a student here? 
I had been to some ...