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Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time. This year is particularly hard because a lot of us are grieving the loss of our loved ones.

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief that is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no ...

The COVID Thanksgiving

Many families are trying to come up with new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.  This year the pandemic is creating some very difficult decision-making for families. We’ve been in isolation for seven months and therefore the urge to getting together with family and friends is stronger than years before. Many people are craving connection. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge First Graders Use Makerspaces to Create Parade

EDISON, NJ-- The first-grade classes of Bethany Howell and Jennifer Molloy turned their “Staycation” into an all-day extravaganza by transforming their classrooms into Makerspaces.  The students looked like young scientists wearing lab coats as they filled out a Balloon Application for their proposed balloon float. Once the applications were approved, the students ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Meet Bolivian Artisan Virtually

EDISON, NJ-- Fifth-grade Spanish students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison met Ana Alicia Layme, a Bolivian artisan who has led her community to thrive during the pandemic designing unique face masks that represent their identity and their culture. Ana Alicia joined the class on Zoom from La Paz and answered questions while she traveled in a minibus from her lodge to one of the stores ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Explore Aerodynamics 

EDISON-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School offered abbreviated two-day after school STEM workshops focused on aerodynamics in the first two weeks of November. Under the guidance of Mrs. Andrea Barnett, Middle School science teacher and Science Department Co-Chair, pondered the question of how the program could offer a hands-on STEM program that would be safe during the pandemic and accessible to both ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Girls Field Hockey Team

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- 

The girls began the year with a 3-1 loss to perennial power Westfield on Oct. 5 but made a statement: this team can play with anyone. 

The team finished 9-6 overall, but it was their final five games after being bounced by Oak Knoll in the semifinals of the Union County Tournament that they went on an impressive run. After a 2-0 shutout of ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Girls Soccer Team

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD-- Fresh off an NJSIAA Regional Championship, the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week are the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Lady Raiders Soccer team.

The match between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Toms River North was scoreless through the first half of play, but just 27 minutes into the second half, Holly Nelson found the back of the net off a header ...

Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen)'s Ryan Carter Named School's Athletic Hall Of Fame Chair

METUCHEN, NJ -- With nearly 30 years of history at St Joseph High School, varsity hockey coach Ryan Carter has taken on a new role as chairman of the Saint Joseph Athletics Hall of Fame, which is now accepting nominations for its next induction class in October 2021.

Carter is no stranger to responsibility having been a Port Authority Police Officer for 18 years.

“I am very proud ...

Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Cooking More? How to Avoid Common Kitchen Accidents

December 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As people stay home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, cooking has become a more popular pastime. But more time in the kitchen can sometimes lead to its own health risks: Cuts, burns and other accidents leading to injury.

With the holiday season underway, cooking fires are also expected to rise: Thanksgiving and Christmas days see a 250 and 59 percent increase in ...

New Jersey Date Night: Flavors of South America

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

Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner and a date night, we want a flavorful experience that’s a bit different. 

It was great ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

Community Conversations: How To Win By Quitting Smoking

On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Stanley Fiel, Regional Chairman of Medicine, Atlantic Health System, explains why this year’s smoking cessation efforts are more important than ever.

 

Community Conversations: Healthy Holiday Decisions

The seasons of gratitude and giving can also come with some real dietary challenges. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Elkin Nunez, director of endocrinology at Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center, will share some important tips to help those with diabetes make healthy holiday decisions.

 

Worried about Memory Decline? Screening Can Ease Your Mind

Memory loss can be scary. People often ignore worrisome changes in thinking and behavior as they age, but it’s important to find out what is causing the changes. If you are among the 10% of seniors who develop Alzheimer’s disease, you can learn about treatments to slow its progression and manage symptoms.

As a cognitive neurologist who helped develop Atlantic Health ...

Union County Anticipates Spending Most of $2.6M CARES Grant on Housing Aid

December 5, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County anticipates spending most of a $2.6 million federal grant towards rental assistance for county residents, in anticipation of housing affordability issues caused by the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Most of the money will go towards housing assistance, though plans have not been finalized, said Union County Communication Director ...

31% of New Jersey Small Businesses Have Closed Permanently During Pandemic

December 4, 2020

Dear Editor:

This past Saturday I spent three hours on our village green talking to residents about the benefits of shopping local for Small Business Saturday, but it wasn’t enough. While the big box stores were allowed to remain open during the lockdown this year, most small businesses had to close or operate under severe limitations. Even in the best economy, to give them just one day ...

Coles Community in Scotch Plains Provides Coats to Those in Need

December 5, 2020

The Coles Community Provides Coats to Those in Need

The J.A. Coles PTA, a part of the J.A. Coles School in Scotch Plains, NJ, sponsored Maddux’s Coat Drive for the second year this Fall.   We are proud to announce that 100 coats were donated, with donations being dropped off at a volunteer’s home due to virtual learning.  

Donated coats were combined with the ...