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Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 3:30pm America/New_York 30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football History

​The New York Giants were an embarrassment in the late 1970s until a disparate group of characters came together to lead the team on an unlikely journey to the franchise’s first Super Bowl win. There’s Parcells, Simms and Taylor…and Donald Trump, Mark Bavaro and Phil McConkey, too.

On Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, join author and 30 for 30 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Are You Awake or Asleep?  How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Who stays out in the cold and who snugly hibernates? Learn about our animal friends’ winter living habits, including Mr. Goundhog, who may or may not see his shadow in February.

The program includes storytelling and children’s crafts. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older; $3 for ages 3-12; and free age 2 and younger.

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
CASA of Union County Information Session

Tue, January 29, 6:00 PM

The Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/29/2019 6:00pm 01/29/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help our youth? Interested in advocating for children in foster care? Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work that we do and how volunteer advocacy really makes a ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, February 1, 7:00 PM

Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/01/2019 7:00pm 02/01/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual Winter Ball

Please join us for the Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters Association 2nd Annual Winter Ball featuring music from the award winning Moonglowers Jazz Band. Enjoy a full four-course dinner while dancing to classic big-band jazz tunes and contemporary music performed by the Moonglowers! Hope to see you there!

250 Park Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 2, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 11:00am 02/02/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Long Valley, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, February 2nd, at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley, NJ. To attend, please call 908-876-3429​ or send an email to mason@meadowbrookdaycamp.com.

All prospective families will be welcomed via an ...

73 East Valley Brook Road Long Valley, NJ 07853
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Sat, February 2, 6:30 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 6:30pm 02/02/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Go Red for Women's Heart Health Event at JCC on Sat, Feb. 2

This open house event at the JCC -- a change of venue -- will be a fun night out while learning about the risk women have for heart attacks and heart disease. Enjoy free chair massages, a mini cardio workout, guest speakers, local vendors and more!

Typically held on a Friday, the event has moved from the Chelsea to Saturday evening at the JCC to accommodate the growth of this important and ...

1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

October 9, 2019

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

Home Baking for a Profit is Illegal in NJ. Lawsuit Looks to Change That

Not-so-fun fact: New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business.

Sales of home-baked goods are allowed in the Garden State, provided they’re at charity events or bake sales. But bakers who filed a lawsuit say there should also be a law that allows them to make a viable living baking from home.

The lawsuit, which remains in New Jersey Superior Court ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Atlantic Health System Hosts Annual “Celebrating Service” Event for Team Members

When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the award-winning health care system.

“When I first joined, I didn’t realize I ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Number 62 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work In Healthcare List

It’s the unique benefits, inclusive culture and focus on team member development that has earned Atlantic Health System the number 62 spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the second year in a row that Atlantic Health System, the only healthcare system from New Jersey to make the list, has been selected for inclusion into this elite group.

The ...

Five Atlantic Health System Team Members Lauded by NJ American Heart Association for Life-Saving Measures

Five Atlantic Health System team members were recognized for their life-saving actions by the New Jersey American Heartsaver or Stroke Hero Awards, which recognize those who have made a rescue effort to save lives during a cardiac or stroke emergency, and take extraordinary steps to strengthen the American Heart Association Chain of Survival.

Team members recognized are:

Joy Eboras & ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrated for its “Best Practices”

Proving that it’s all about the team, Atlantic Health System was honored this week by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and its flagship publication, COMMERCE Magazine, for the welcoming culture and innovative, data-driven approach to care found at each of its hundreds of sites of care.

The 6th Annual Best Practices Conference, held in Belleville, New Jersey ...

Atlantic Health System Honored for Use of Technology in Care Delivery

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery, when it was named to CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired list for 2019. As a level 7 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for generating “meaningful clinical and efficient outcomes” and for embracing advanced ...

Coffee Shop on a Mission to Help Revitalize Downtown Plainfield

October 12, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Queen City Coffee Roasters, a new specialty coffee house and roastery, is doubling down on Plainfield’s future.

“People have been talking about Plainfield’s potential for as long as I can remember… but instead of waiting around for it, my wife, Monica, and I want to be a part of it,” explains Owner Maher Janajri.

Janajri grew up in ...

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 ...

Do I Need to Give My Kid an Allowance?

Is there merit in providing an incentive for tasks or chores around the house?  Do chores warrant a reward? Aren’t household duties something our children will have to do their whole life without compensation?

Chores are great for all children, assuming they are age-appropriate. They teach competence, life skills and the importance of contributing to the family. It is ...

What to Do if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied.

Some signs to look out for include:

doing poorly in school and being reluctant to go to school, 
having low self esteem,
being depressed,
having sleep problems,
withdrawing from school or social ...

Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for College Costs

When children are young, your logistics for the new academic year may involve little more than a trip to buy school supplies. But if you’d like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ahead to meet the financial demands. And, as part of your planning, you also need to be on the lookout for all opportunities to help pay those sizable college ...

Business Owners: You Need Your Own Retirement Plan

As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself.

Of course, you might think that, one day, you’ll simply sell your business and ...

Pension Buyout Offer: Annuity or Lump Sum? Five Factors to Consider

If you participate in a pension plan at work, you might be offered a buyout at some point. This could happen if your employer wants to shrink its future pension obligations or if your company has been bought, and your new employer decides to terminate your existing pension plan. In either case, you will likely have two main options: You can take your pension as a lump sum of your accrued ...

Debate Request

October 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

My name is Jay Morris and I am one of the Republican candidates running for borough council in Fanwood, NJ. 

We need more voices to be heard , and that is why I am running along with Brian Walter. We would like to invite Democratic candidates, Katherine Mitchell and Francine Glaser, to a public debate in the month of October. We want to discuss relevant issues ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive Is Underway 

October 11, 2019

October 2019, Scotch Plains, NJ - ​The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad has recently mailed its second round of fund drive letters, which emphasizes the importance of the services that the organization provides.

Scotch Plains residents have relied on this squad for emergency medical services for more than 82 years, and its volunteers respond to calls on a 24-hour basis, ...

Lori Arena RN Joins Holy Trinity Church in Westfield as Parish Nurse

October 13, 2019

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield has launched a new pilot program to provide Faith-based holistic care of mind, spirit and body to its parishioners, their families and caregivers. It was announced Saturday by Father Anthony Randazzo, Pastor. 

Lori Arena, RN will lead this new ministry as Holy Trinity’s Parish Nurse, caring for members of the Parish who are sick, ...