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

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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.

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Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

July 3, 2020

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants with Great Outdoor Dining

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

“Come out, come out wherever you are!” were Glinda’s famous words 81 years ago, and they’ve never been more applicable to New Jersey now. People have lots of reasons to come out in June; not only is it Pride Month but also we now can enjoy a date night in an actual restaurant, ...

Dining Outdoors in NJ? What Restaurant Workers Wish You Knew

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that indoor dining may resume on July 2, limited at first to 25% capacity. Until then, and even afterward, outdoor eating continues to be a big part of restaurant service.

Keeping this in mind, we asked restaurant owners and workers what they want the public to know after their first week re-opened for outdoor dining.

The biggest ...

Community Conversations: How to Stay Safe this Summer

Is your family ready to enjoy summer – safely? On this Community Conversation, Atlantic Health System’s Christopher Zipp, DO, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Morristown Medical Center, and a physician with Atlantic Medical Group shares some important tips on summer safety, and why, as we coexist with COVID-19 – if you don’t have a family doctor – you ...

Community Conversations: Important Guidelines for Returning to Sports and Activities

After the last few months it’s understandable we’re itching to restart our old fitness routines or get back to the sports activity we love. But there are some important guidelines to know before hitting the gym or the playing field. During this Community Conversation, Matthew Martinez, MD, Director, Atlantic Health System Sports Cardiology Program, Morristown Medical Center and Damion ...

Returning to Care in the 'New Normal'

As communities throughout New Jersey return to a “new normal,” it is more important than ever that patients know Atlantic Health System has resumed care for planned surgeries, treatments and check-ups and that they can depend on us to keep them safe.

Learn more from Atlantic Health System caregivers in the television commercial linked below, appearing here as well as select ...

Community Conversations: Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Coexisting with COVID

Are you feeling afraid or anxious due to COVID-19 or social and economic uncertainty? There are some powerful tools to help you cope during this stressful time. Join Peter Bolo, MD, Chairman Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Overlook Medical Center, for a discussion about the importance of maintaining your mental and behavioral health as we coexist with COVID.

 

Community Conversations: Let’s Get To Work!

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Is your company searching for the right talent to deliver on its mission? On this Community Conversation, Nikki Sumpter, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlantic Health System shares how you can prepare to maximize your success as we return to work in the ‘new normal.’

 

Atlantic Health System and Kent Place Students Team up to Help Protect Vulnerable Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 emerged throughout communities in New Jersey, a group of students in Summit dedicated to exploring ethical issues within society found the opportunity to put their learnings into action, with the help of medical ethics experts at Atlantic Health System.

When the health system, a longtime advisor to The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School for Girls in Summit, identified ...

Lawsuit Claims Bullying, Sex Assaults Led to Westfield Student’s Suicide

June 24, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — The parents of a Westfield High School sophomore who died in 2018 have filed a lawsuit claiming the school district allowed their son to be subjected to repeated bullying, including sexual assaults and racially explicit slurs, that eventually led to his suicide.

The parents of Carthoris “Carter” Uziel filed the suit in Superior Court in Elizabeth last week.

Newark Ousts Christopher Columbus From Washington Park In Dark of Night

June 27, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The clamor of djembe drums and laughter danced in the air as a small group gathered in Washington Park late Thursday night. Above them, the source of their joy swung from a crane - Christopher Columbus. 

After years of contention, the statue of the 15th-century explorer, which was dedicated in 1927 as a gift from the Italian-American community, was ...

Children Should Have Rights in Divorced Families

Divorce can be a difficult time for a family. Not only are the parents learning new ways of relating to each other, but they are finding new ways to parent their children. When parents divorce, the effects of divorce on children can vary. Some children react to divorce in a natural and understanding way, while other children may struggle with adjusting to the new normal.  

No matter how ...

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 ...

Where There's a Will There's a Why

Why do certain people find satisfaction in Judaism while others are bored stiff? Why is faith exciting for some and irrelevant for others, a joy for one guy and an absolute burden for the next? One fellow cannot imagine going to work without first putting on his tefillin and the other hasn't seen his tefillin since his bar mitzvah 40 years ago. This woman ...

Fourth of July Message from Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith

July 3, 2020

Dear Editor:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Powerful words written by an imperfect man, Thomas Jefferson. Words that are true throughout time. Words that have allowed us as a country to guide our journey to become ...

Keeping Our Minds and Bodies Healthy

June 21, 2020

During this pandemic, the focus has been on keeping our bodies healthy, which is a priority. There are many guidelines to help us to do just that, including wearing masks, washing our hands, and maintaining social distancing. But, what about our mental health? Studies have shown that depression, anxiety and suicides are now at an all-time high.

Many factors contribute to these increases, ...

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Presents Music Theory Classes

July 3, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is proud to present a series of classes on Music Theory, at both the beginner and advanced levels. Presented by Liam Keller, this series of four classes will take place on Wednesday July 8, 15, 22, and 29, with the “Intro to Music Theory” class at 7:00 pm and ...