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Tue, November 19, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

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Add to My Calendar 11/19/2019 1:00pm 11/19/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

The Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Public Library will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. No registration is required for this discussion. New members are always welcome!

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, November 21, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Let’s Monet at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 11/21/2019 6:30pm 11/21/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Let’s Monet at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library’s Paint Night returns! Back by popular demand, Leah Zara-Acevedo of Let’s Monet will guide you as you put your own spin on a famous painting. Registration is required and limited to SPF adult cardholders; space is limited.

For more information or to register, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call ...

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Fri, November 22, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

November Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 11/22/2019 12:00pm 11/23/2019 2:00am America/New_York November Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for movies honoring veterans.

November 1: Thank You For Your Service (R, 108 min)

A group of U.S. soldiers attempt to reintegrate into civilian life after serving in Iraq.

November 8: They Shall Not Grow Old (R, 99 min)

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

No Coffee. No Cars. No Future. Hope Lies in The Past in New Sci Fi Novel by Fanwood Author.

FANWOOD, NJ —Fanwood Councilman Tom Kranz has published his third novel, Time Travel Rescue, a science fiction thriller in which climate change turns Earth into a dying dystopia.

Living in a wasteland that is beyond repair becomes too much for Rick who, like most of those left on the planet in 2212, works for the Big Five mega-corporation. A chance, online meeting with a young hacker ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP).

The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program, which acknowledges local health care facilities’ efforts to enhance ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare

 

In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

Meet Claas Ehlers: Three Questions with the Newest Member of the Overlook Medical Center Community Advisory Board

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians.

The board provides a way for the community to help guide Overlook’s development and support its efforts to provide exceptional care.

Union County Freeholders Take Action Against “Heartless” Homeless Relocation Policy

December 10, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities.

At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the following resolution:

“A Resolution urging New Jersey State Attorney General ...

Gov. Murphy Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Victims in Jersey City Shooting

December 13, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from Friday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 20, in recognition of the victims of this week’s shooting in Jersey City: Detective Joseph Seals, Moshe Deutsch, Mindy Ferencz and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.

“Today, we mourn the ...

The Importance of Self-Care -- Especially During The Holidays

As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself  In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People Pleasing is a term that refers to taking care of others’ needs rather than taking care of ourselves.

People often confuse “people pleasing” with being unselfish and make comments such ...

Surviving The Holiday Season After Losing a Loved One

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. 

We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us.  There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. These feelings can be even more intensified during ...

Tips on How to Survive Family Get-Togethers During The Holidays

Family get-togethers are not always easy.

Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family whom we really do not like. We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong opinions ...

THE BIG TOY DRIVE

December 5, 2019

Dear Editor:

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO clubs are happy to announce their co-sponsorship of “The Big Toy Drive” this holiday season! Donations are being accepted now until Dec. 17, and all donations and proceeds benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation in Mountainside. New, unwrapped toys can be donated at the following ...

Union Catholic's Performing Arts Company Presents Cabaret Night

December 14, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic Performing Arts Company will present its fifth annual Cabaret Night on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, when past and present stars will share the UC stage in one of the most exciting events of the school year.

Cabaret Night, directed by Mr. Edward Sagendorf and Mrs. Maryann Carolan and produced by Mr. John Rotondo, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the ...