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Tue, June 15, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host Astera ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 06/15/2021 12:00pm 06/15/2021 1:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Public Library to Host Astera Cancer Class, “All You Need to Know about Lung Cancer”

Become empowered with reliable, up-to-date information on health topics, without leaving your home or office. Taught by Astera Cancer Care specialists and other local medical experts, this series of online presentations address some of the most pertinent areas in cancer treatments and advancements.

On Tuesday, June 15 at 12 pm, Andrei Dobrescu, MD and Maqsood Amjad, MD, who are both Medical ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Tue, June 15, 1:15 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 06/15/2021 1:15pm 06/15/2021 2:15pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Library: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

On Tuesday, June 15 from 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library's Afternoon Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. This is a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.

If you have not attended previous meetings of the Afternoon Book Club, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Thu, June 17, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Outside), Scotch Plains

Cookbook Club Meeting at the Scotch Plains Public ...

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Add to My Calendar 06/17/2021 7:00pm 06/17/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Cookbook Club Meeting at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library will be hosting an in-person Cookbook Club meeting outside the library building. The theme for this month is Mediterranean Cooking. Please select a Mediterranean cooking recipe from a cookbook in the library’s collection or from any other source of your choosing. Prepare the dish at home and then bring it along to the meeting ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Fri, June 18, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

Balance Awareness with Yasmin Ofeka at Scotch ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 06/18/2021 10:00am 06/18/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Balance Awareness with Yasmin Ofeka at Scotch Plains Library on Fridays in June

On Friday mornings at 10 am in June, join the Scotch Plains Public Library via Zoom for a different approach to exercise! Older adults in particular are encouraged to join these classes, which are designed to address the loss of balance and strength that can occur with age. Yasmin Ofek's instruction integrates principles from the Feldenkrais Method, which emphasizes moving with awareness to ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Identifying Mental Illness in Children

Living with a child who has mental illness can be one of the most challenging life experiences for a parent.  No parent wants to acknowledge or accept that their child may have a mental illness. We may dismiss some of the warning signs and believe that their acting out is more of a behavioral issue than an illness. You might reason that every child displays childhood behavioral ...

Coronaphobia: What Is It and How Can We Combat It?

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- How are we doing one year after the pandemic? How have we weathered this stressful journey? In an effort to comfort and relate to one another, we often use the phrase, “we’re all in the same boat.” But, that’s not necessarily true—we are in the same storm, but not the same boat. Some of us may be ship-wrecked, some of us may be lost at sea, and ...

Can I Change My Partner?

Couples oftentimes look to change the “other”. 

“If only” the other would make these changes, or do as I say, our relationship would be great. We tend to focus on the other. We tend to focus on changing the other. We tend to focus on the other’s negative behavior. Couples like to report what their spouse/partner is doing and how they are ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Third Graders Share United States Presentations

EDISON, NJ -- States from all over our great nation were on display at last week’s Third Grade States Presentations, held outdoors under the AP Room Tent at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. Faculty, staff and students visited the displays and learned about many states and their customs and traditions from expert guides who were dressed to represent their state.

The assignment ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inducted into Cum Laude Society

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison inducted 14 new members into the Cum Laude Society in a ceremony held Friday, June 4 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Andy Webster, Head of School, Dr. Bob Bowman, Upper School Head, Dr. Corinna Crafton, Middle School Head, Christine Cerminaro, Dean of Students, and Upper School faculty members Nicole Nolan, Don Kluizenaar, Liz Rooney and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Enjoy Live Return of Field Day

EDISON, NJ -- Students in Grades PreK-5 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed an afternoon filled with fun, games, laughs and friendly competition as the beloved tradition of Field Day returned as a live event on the rear athletic fields. Lee Nicholls, Physical Education Department Chair, orchestrated the event with help from a dedicated group of faculty and student ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Entertain at Cookin' Cabaret

EDISON, NJ -- There’s nothing like live entertainment and Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided plenty of it at last Thursday’s 12th annual Cookin’ Cabaret. A limited audience of students, parents, faculty and staff enjoyed 90 minutes of performances including poetry, vocals, instrumentals and dance. 

This was a special evening indeed, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Prestigious RPI Medal

EDISON, NJ -- Aarush Dharayan of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, recently received the Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Medal, a merit scholarship awarded to exemplary high school students. The merit scholarship has a guaranteed value of $120,000 for each medalist who is accepted at RPI. Interest in attending RPI is not part of the selection criteria.

RPI ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Earn National Service Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Three students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison are being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the fourth Annual National Community Service Awards.  This program, open to all U.S. students, has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Volleyball's Nate Sta Rosa

This past week, Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball won their third consecutive Union County title (with a COVID break in 2020), in large part due to the clutch play of Nate Sta Rosa. For his leadership and outstanding play, he is this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week. 

In the championship game against Union, Sta Rosa, a senior, came up big with 16 ...

St. Joseph (Metuchen) Wins GMC County Tournament, 2-0, Thanks to Strong Pitching, and RBI Squeeze Play

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- St. Joseph (Metuchen) won the GMC Conference Championship over South Brunswick on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in East Brunswick. Andrew Goldan started and pitched 6 2/3 brilliant innings before being removed for reaching the 110 pitch limit. He gave up just two hits. Colin Leyner closed out the game with a strikeout for St. Joseph.

Jack Kern executed a squeeze ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

June 9, 2021

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

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

Seasonal Recipe: Make Our Quick Lemon-Basil Pesto

Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe.

This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread.

If you have leftover pesto, freeze it in an ice cube tray for future use.

Lemon-Basil Pesto:

1 cup packed fresh basil ...

Cool Drinks to Crave on Hot Summer Days

Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, get ready to cool off with these refreshing cold drinks:

Pineapple Mint Water: Float a few slices of pineapple and a handful of mint in a pitcher of water. Let stand in fridge at least an hour before serving.

Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Insanely easy and more flavorful than pouring hot coffee over ice. Watch how to make it with no special ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.


CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

The Heat is On. Your Sun Protection Should Be, Too

The temperatures are up, and I think it’s safe to say, summer’s back – at least in whatever form it exists in 2021.

Truth be told, summertime is not my favorite season. It’s the heat, but more importantly, the sunburns.  The biggest question I get in the office around this time is “what kind of sunscreen works best?”  There’s no ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes New Trustees and Board Leaders

Atlantic Health is sharing exciting changes to the leadership and composition of its Board of Trustees. The integrated care delivery system, which serves 4.9 million people in 11 counties across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce its new chair, Robert E. McCracken and vice chair, Gita Rothschild, Esq.  The system also welcomes new trustees: Jeanine D. Liburd, Arthur ...

Community Conversations: Treating Brain Tumors

If you think brain tumors are too rare to affect you, think again. Currently, 700,000 people in the United States are living with one. On this Community Conversation, physicians from the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center explain the newest advancements in treatment options.



Parents, the Time to Talk about Mental Health is Now

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  It cannot be overstated how important mental health is to us all, especially our kids.  If this was not already clear, then the pandemic certainly has made it so.  Everywhere you look, someone is talking about the toll that the pandemic has taken on the mental health of our kids due to their lack of time in school and the inability ...

Union County Vaccinations by Town: See How Scotch Plains and Fanwood Compare

June 12, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Friday, just over half of all Union County residents have been immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but where you live plays a significant role in how well vaccinated your community is, state figures show.

While the rate of people partially or fully vaccinated stands at 55.1% countywide, COVID-19 immunization rates vary widely by town, with the ...

Randolph BOE Votes to Remove Names of All Holidays on School Calendar; Everything to be Called 'Day Off'

June 11, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Make Summer Spectacular at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to offer a 9-week program session in the Summer of 2021! The Y is continuing to increase its offerings and has programs for youth, teens and adults, including swim lessons, sports, healthy living programs and fitness classes. 

The Summer Session will run from June 28 to August 29, 2021 and online registration for programs begins Monday, June 14 at ...

Popular Little Sprouts Preschool Camp Returns to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

Great summers start at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, and this year, the Y is bringing back its popular half-day Little Sprouts Preschool Camp for kids ages 3-5.

After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the camp is back and better than ever!

Little Sprouts is the perfect opportunity for preschool-aged children to experience camp for the first time. Held Monday through Friday ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Calls on the Community to Put Children’s Safety First

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- From June 7-11, The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will participate in the Five Days of Action, a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse.

Throughout the week, the Y will be providing information and resources on its social media accounts and encouraging local residents to join in its efforts to make the ...

Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind as Summer Kicks Off Next Weekend

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost as summer kicks off Memorial Day weekend and we look to return to a sense of “normalcy.”

As temperatures rise, kids will want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, community pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that means the risk of drowning is as prevalent as ever. For ...

An Update on Scotch Plains Recycling

June 12, 2021

Dear Editor:

I have been receiving inquiries about our new recycling contractor and the reliability of its pick-up schedule.

I asked the Township Administration to work with the contractor to address any concerns. In response, I was informed that the recycler will now be picking up everyone’s recycling once a week, rather than once every other week. This will be done, I was assured, ...

TAPinto's 2021 General Election Policies

June 13, 2021

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All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher ...