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

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Add to My Calendar 08/30/2019 12:00pm 08/31/2019 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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

72-Year-Old Plainfield Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Assaults of 9-Year-Old Girl

September 20, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ -- A 72-year-old Plainfield man who was convicted at trial of sexually assaulting a then 9-year-old girl on multiple occasions, has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo.

Angel Flores must serve the full 25-year sentence before the possibility of parole under the terms set down Friday by Union County Superior ...

Morristown Man Indicted on Terror Charges, U.S. Department of Justice Says

September 20, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Morristown man was indicted on nine federal charges in connection with the HIzballah's Islamic Jihad Organization, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Authorities believe the Alexei Saab, also known as Ali Hassan Saab, Alex Saab or Rachid) conducted surveillance of possible target locations for the Lebanon-based Shia Islamic organization.

According to 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 ...

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 ...

Why I Support 'Start with Hello' Week in Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools (Sept. 23-27)

September 22, 2019

Dear Editor:

The Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello week (Spet. 23-27, 2019) in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district raises awareness about social isolation and educates students and the community on how to prevent it. Start with Hello is just one program in the Know the Signs Programs offered by Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). 

Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization ...

First Congregational Church Sent 28 to Miami on Annual Mission Trip

September 22, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The popular tourist destination of Miami, Florida was the setting for a week of volunteering and fellowship for the participants of First Congregational Church of Westfield’s annual Summer Mission Trip. Twenty-eight youth and adult representatives returned on July 27 having experienced a different side of the city during a week-long program serving with Discovering ...