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Sun, January 27, 10:00 AM

Holy Trinity School Early Education Center, Mountainside

Holy Trinity School's Mountainside Campus Open ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 10:00am 01/27/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Holy Trinity School's Mountainside Campus Open House on Sun, Jan. 27

WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Mountainside campus will hold its open house on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Early Learning Center.

Holy Trinity School is a nurturing, creative environment that instills in children the skills necessary for academic excellence. Small class ...

304 Central Ave. Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Holy Trinity School, Westfield

Open House at Holy Trinity School in Westfield on ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 1:00pm 01/27/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Open House at Holy Trinity School in Westfield on Sun, Jan. 27

WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Westfield campus will hold its open house on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The event will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Westfield Campus, which houses Pre-K 4 and K-8th grade.

Do you want your child to learn in an accepting and caring environment, with a focus not only on top-notch academics but also ...

336 1st Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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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 ...

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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
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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Wed, January 30, 6:00 PM

Arbor Terrace Mountainside, Mountainside

Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Business & Finance Education

Add to My Calendar 01/30/2019 6:00pm 01/30/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Whoever said it was a bad thing to be over the hill had it all wrong. There are family, friends and fun times of this side of the hill. Arbor Terrace, Mountainside is hosting a new educational series: "The Other Side of 50," to help everyone get the most out of this side of 50. This series will feature captivating discussions, along with light refreshments at each event.

Is Your ...

1050 Springfield Ave. Mountainside, NJ
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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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11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies

July 15, 2019

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read more about her at the end of this article.

We all know that family with the “allergy kid.” You know, the ones that always bring their own food to parties and create a safe space between their kids and the party food. We are that family, and we have two ...

Make the Best Cold Brew Iced Coffee this Summer

Ahrre Maros knows a few things about coffee. The owner of Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit, who roasts his beans in Plainfield, has been in the coffee shop business in Union County for 30 years as of this summer.

Maros shared his secrets for making a great batch of cold brew coffee at home.

“The important thing about cold brew is that when you brew the coffee at ...

How to Love Radishes: 3- and 4- Ingredient Ideas

What it is it about radish slices dipped in melted butter then sprinkled with a touch of coarse salt that makes them so good?

Is it the refreshing crunch of the radish? The way the butter smooths out the vegetable’s harshness, without eliminating its heat? The pop of flavor enhanced by salt?

Radishes eaten this way are like popcorn or chips, but bursting with bright summer ...

Surrounded by Sculpture, Rat’s Restaurant is a Work of Art

Named for a character in the children’s book “The Wind in the Willows,” Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, offers every bit as much charm and whimsy as the park itself.

Step inside the old-fashioned French countryside-style café or choose a seat outdoors with a view of Monet’s Bridge (a real-life imitation of Impressionist painter ...

Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

Treatment Options for Memory Loss

Memory loss can be many things from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias with different methods to diagnose and manage cognitive decline.   This was the topic of discussion at a recent community symposium on memory loss at Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. 

Dr. Saurabh Sharma, a cognitive neurologist at ...

Clark Police Chase Ends in Crash for Gas Station Robbery Suspects

July 14, 2019

CLARK, NJ – A Clark police officer found himself in pursuit of a vehicle shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday after being flagged down by a gas station attendant that had been robbed according to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos. 

Matos said Officer Hernandez was passing the Exxon Station at the corner of Raritan Road and Central Avenue when the attendant signaled for help and soon ...

Losing a Child, Losing a Friend 

The loss of a child is like no other. Losing a child to a tragic accident is grief that lasts a lifetime. It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving.

You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel worse. While you cannot take away the pain of the loss, you can provide some needed comfort and support. You can let the ...

Accepting Your Child Just the Way They Are

Summer is typically a happy time for most of us — a time of year where all sorts of celebratory milestones are enjoyed. Our kids are out for summer break or graduating; we’re attending family weddings; the weather is enjoyable, and we look forward to the start of summer.

 

During June LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer) Pride Month was ...

Adjusting to the Single-Life Post Divorce

Navigating through a divorce can be very challenging, especially if it has been a long-term relationship.  Although length of relationship sometimes does not matter, it’s the intensity of the relationship and how invested you were that does.

Oftentimes we linger on in a marriage even knowing that it no longer serves us. When children are involved, we may feel that we are the cause ...

Investment Strategy Can Be Your ‘GPS’ as You Travel Toward Goals

Summer is here at last. For many people, it’s time to get the car ready for a long road trip. And with GPS-enabled smartphones, it’s now a lot easier to navigate these drives without getting lost. During your life, you may take many journeys – one of which is the long road you’ll travel toward your financial goals. But even on this path you can benefit from a ...

Can Your Family Benefit From a Special Needs Trust?

If you have a child or another family member with disabilities, you obviously have concerns and questions. How can you help your loved one achieve the greatest quality of life possible? Can you arrange for adequate services? What’s the best way to pay for them? Can you get some financial help?

Fortunately, you are not alone. Your disabled family member may well be eligible for several ...

Why Should Recent Graduates Care About Retirement Planning?

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons to invest in your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan.

First of all, by ...

The Rebbe's 25th Yahrtzeit

This Shabbat, Tammuz 3, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s passing. Since his passing, interest in his teachings has grown and his influence is felt today more than ever.

The Rebbe’s prolific works are studied daily and have been translated into dozens of languages; his teachings continue to inspire on both an individual and communal level; and his ...

Beware of Surge in Tax-Related Email and Phone Scams

July 9, 2019

Dear Editor:

With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.

Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details about these ...

Meet Joan Lozowski of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

July 12, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Joan Lozowski joined the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad in November 1988 at the age of 26. At the time, she was a police dispatcher with the Scotch Plains police (retiring in 2016) and knew how shorthanded the squad was during the day. So she decided to help out.

Joan has now been riding for 31 years and has held several positions including captain, 1st and 2nd lieutenant and ...

Announcing the Grand Opening of Clearsmile Orthodontics

July 16, 2019

GARWOOD. NJ - Clearsmile is proud to announce their Grand Opening in The Lofts at Garwood, across the street from the Garwood ShopRite.

The mission of the practice is to provide the local community with high quality Invisalign orthodontics with a specific focus and attention to patients’ smile goals and lifestyle. Clearsmile is New Jersey’s first and only ...