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Thu, August 22, 2:30 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Kids' Conservation Club

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Add to My Calendar 08/22/2019 2:30pm 08/22/2019 3:15pm America/New_York Kids' Conservation Club

Join us for the first in a 7 part series where kids will listen to a book and participate in an activity or craft that focuses on conservation and protecting our environment. For ages 5 and up. Please register.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066
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Fri, August 23, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Library: Based ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 08/23/2019 12:00pm 08/24/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Library: Based on True Stories

​In celebration of this year’s summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories,” the Scotch Plains Public Library’s Friday Films series for August will feature movies based upon true stories. Each film will begin promptly at noon.

August 2: Unbroken: Path to Redemption (PG-13, 88 min)
After returning from World War II, Louis meets and marries Cynthia, but is haunted by ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, August 23, 1:00 PM

Clark

Grown Up Coloring Club

Arts & Entertainment Education Government

Add to My Calendar 08/23/2019 1:00pm 09/21/2019 5:00am America/New_York Grown Up Coloring Club

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Join us for a quiet & meditative afternoon of coloring for grown ups. Relieve some stress while stimulating your creativity.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066

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Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

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

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Two Apple Cider Cocktails Perfect for Fall Sipping

It’s apple season in New Jersey, and with it comes fresh apple cider.

We asked Grain & Cane Bar & Table in Berkeley Heights to share a couple of their favorite apple cider cocktail recipes. These are perfect for sipping as we slide past the dog days of summer and into the fall.

Cider Old Fashioned

“This one is our new featured ...

Tuscan-Style Café May Have Just Served NJ’s Largest Schiacciata Sandwich

What’s the best food for a first birthday party? It was an enormous flatbread sandwich filled with mozzarella and imported prosciutto at a Tuscan-style café and bakery in New Jersey Sunday.

More than 500 people* partook of the schiacciata sandwich at Farinolio in Westfield to celebrate the business’s first anniversary, possibly breaking records for the largest ...

Traditional or with a Crazy Twist, New Jersey Loves Mexican Street Corn

Mexican street corn is popping up just about everywhere. But how did this popular street food from our neighbors to the south end up a ubiquitous snack and appetizer in New Jersey?

Local business owners say it’s because people travel to Mexico and other Latin countries more often and are becoming more familiar with their cuisine. People have also tried it at street fairs, festivals and ...

Brain Surgery Breakthrough and Other News from Atlantic Health System

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and much more!

 

How TeleStroke Speeds Treatment

Atlantic Health System, working with Atlantic Ambulance, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable TeleStroke technology in ambulances for routine prehospital assessment of stroke patients.

When called to a stroke emergency, paramedics carry a portable device into the transporting ambulance and connect with a stroke neurologist who uses his/her desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile ...

Fanwood Makes Final Four of New Jersey Monthly's 'Small Town Showdown'

September 18, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood has advanced past Chester in Round 2 of New Jersey Monthly's "Small Town Showdown" voting to make it to the Final Four of the contest.

The Borough is now pitted against Park Ridge on its side of the bracket. Lambertville takes on Point Pleasant Beach in the other bracket. Ballots for Fanwood more than doubled those for Chester, while Park Ridge and ...

Missing Girl Found... by TAPinto Correspondent

September 11, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – She almost didn’t answer the door.

But for some reason, Raritan Township resident Michele Blood – who is a freelance writer for TAPinto Flemington – decided to answer the door to her home anyway.

When she did, she met 12-year-old Swetha A. Fernando, whom Raritan Township police, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and K-9 units from the ...

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 ...

Doing It All in Your Relationship

Do you ever wonder whether you are doing more than your partner in the relationship?  Do you in fact know that you are doing more in the relationship than your partner? 

Thinking that relationships need to be split 50/50 may not always be realistic however, the other extreme is taking it all on you. Responsibilities usually fall upon the parent who is most available.  Although ...

Back to School, Back to Routines

The new school year has begun, and we are back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning, and overall more activities.

Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back to school.” We are overwhelmed by the number of things we need to do in ...

Divorce and Its Impact on Children

Divorce is ranked at the top of the list of stressful life events and is never easy for parents or children. Children can do well when they have good relationships with both parents. Parents do not need to be married or living in the same house in order to raise healthy, well adjusted children.

As a parent, your goal is to help your children adjust to this big upheaval in their lives, to ...

Soon It Will Be… Back to School

Summer is typically a time we look forward to. Things tend to slow down; we schedule more time with our family; and make a conscious decision to focus on being “in the moment.”

Now that summer is quickly coming to an end, it’s natural for us to begin to look ahead to the busy new school year. Back-to-school shopping, enrollment in extra-curricular activities, PTA meetings, ...

Take a Closer Look at Myths Surrounding 529 Plans

If you want to help pay for your children’s college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free, as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room and board. Yet, you may have heard some things about 529 plans that are keeping you from investing in one. However, ...

Consider Financial Gifts for Your Grandchildren

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 9. If you’re a grandparent, you may get some gifts or cards – or maybe even a phone call! But you might feel that it’s better to give than to receive, especially when it comes to your grandchildren. And you can make a real difference in their lives by making a financial gift for their future. 

For starters, think about your ...

Keeping People Honest About Parker Gardens

September 18, 2019

Dear Editor:

 

As a member of the Scotch Plains Affordable Housing Committee who is fighting against the current process of the court-mandated affordable housing projects, I want to clear up the recent misinformation I’ve seen about the process. 

 

Under the leadership of Mayor Al Smith, Scotch Plains was able to negotiate one of the best affordable housing ...

Volleyball: Union Catholic Edges Westfield in Thrilling Showdown Between State Powers

September 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ --  In a showdown between state powerhouses and undefeated county rivals, the Union Catholic girls volleyball team edged Westfield in a three-set thriller on Wednesday.

Led by the dynamic duo of Alexandra Kwasnik and Olivia Szyszkiewicz, Union Catholic, ranked No. 4 in the state by NJ.com, defeated No. 15 Westfield, 25-23, 25-27, 25-22.

Union Catholic ...