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Sat, October 3, 2:00 PM

Virtual Union Public Library, Union

1918 Flu Epidemic In and Around New Jersey

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Add to My Calendar 10/03/2020 2:00pm 10/03/2020 3:00pm America/New_York 1918 Flu Epidemic In and Around New Jersey

Historian and archivist Michael DiCamillo will discuss the arrival and impact of the “Spanish Flu” which struck New Jersey and the surrounding region in 1918. A contagion that attacked the lungs and spread from person to person swiftly led to quarantines, resistance to quarantines, and unprecedented times 100 years before our current unprecedented times. Sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at ...

Virtual Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, October 7, 11:00 AM

Zoom Webinar , Chatham

Webinar Part 1: Estate Planning & Elder Law

Education

Add to My Calendar 10/07/2020 11:00am 10/07/2020 12:00pm America/New_York Webinar Part 1: Estate Planning & Elder Law

Caregiver, friends, relatives and seniors grab a cup of coffee and join us virtually for this essential and informative webinar. The 1st of a 4-part series will feature Estate Planning & Elder Law. We’re giving away two $50 Amazon Gift Cards to our live attendees. Click here to sign-up on Zoom. For more information visit TwilighDoneRight.com or call 973-635-2428 Ext. 140

345 Main St Chatham, NJ 07928

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How Has The Coronavirus Impacted Our Children?

The coronavirus pandemic has been associated with many mental health challenges. Research has shown that there has been an increase in substance abuse, mental disorders, and suicidal ideation. Moreover, symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder has considerably increased in the United States during April-June of 2020. 

Covid-19 has reshaped our relationships, our daily ...

Losing a Pet: How You and Your Child Can Cope

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love. If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different from when a person you love dies. 

It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Earn National Latin Awards

Several Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison were recognized for their performance on the 2020 National Latin Exam. Ian McElroy, Middle School Latin teacher, announced the names of nine students who earned certificates.

Congratulations to Arya Chhabra of Roselle Park and Vinay Karthik of Edison, who earned the rare distinction of completing a perfect paper by ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Participate in Global Group

Students in Mrs. Nicole Nolan's Global Citizenship class at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison participated in the first of three hosted student discussions from Global Education Benchmark Group on October 21. This initial discussion was titled, "Our Shared Pandemic Experience." The conversation included students and teacher moderators from China, Russia, India and the United ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Embraces Virtual Camp Read-A-Lot

Lower School students, parents and teachers from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison spent much of last weekend finding creative ways to engage in appreciating their favorite books in the first virtual edition of Camp Read-A-Lot. The event, organized by Silvia Davis, Lower School Head, was designed to motivate children and adults alike to spend time reading over the weekend.

Parents, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Enhances Learning with Owl 360 Camera Systems

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enhanced its virtual classroom experience with the installation of Owl 360° cameras in more than 50 classrooms last week. The Technology Department installed Owls in classrooms of all three divisions.

According to the Owl website, “Any classroom becomes a hybrid classroom with the Meeting Owl, the smart conference camera that captures 360° ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Distinction

 




For Alex Caiola of Westfield, the decision to create a fitness trail at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for his Eagle Scout project became a no-brainer. The W+H senior considered other options but wound up with several solid reasons to build something useful on the W+H campus.

 “I have been at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School for many years, and I ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

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Community Conversations: The Road to Recovery

For some individuals who have COVID-19, recovering from the virus can take weeks or months of battling various symptoms. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Steven Sheris, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, shares how the Atlantic COVID Recovery Center helps patients on their journey to recovery.

 

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Atlantic Health System Earns Most Wired Recognition

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery as it was named a certified level 8 organization by CHIME Digital Health Most Wired for 2020. As a level 8 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for applying core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs ...

Generations Come Together in a Love Story for the Ages - in the Age of COVID

Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light-illuminated room, and held out her hand.

On her finger was a wedding band – originally her grandmother’s – which, moments before, her husband Daniel slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of their closest family members.

“Does this look familiar to you?,” she asked ...

Union County COVID Drive-up Test Center First in NJ to Also Test for Flu

October 29, 2020

New test will also offer faster results

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s drive-up COVID-19 testing center at Kean University will be the first in New Jersey to also test for the influenza, officials said.

Starting Monday, Nov. 2, the drive-through testing center at Kean University will offer three-panel swab test that produces results for the COVID-19 virus, Influenza A and ...

Cuban Pete's in Montclair Locked After Repeated Violations of Murphy's Executive Order

October 28, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business. 

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was after three violations of the Executive ...

Putting Scotch Plains First

October 29, 2020

Dear Editor:

In an era in which everyone feels the need to scream their politics, I think we get more done by listening. Politics has become a sport for some people, but when you’re elected to an office in which you have the power to make decisions that will affect the property and prosperity of your residents, you can’t treat it as a zero-sum game. As a Councilman for the past ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Auxiliary: Serving Outside of the Ambulance

October 20, 2020

Scotch Plains, NJ - If you’ve attended a Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Pancake Breakfast, Scotch Plains Day, or National Night Out, chances are you’ve seen energetic and welcoming people in snappy, patched blue shirts…serving food, giving out prizes, and handing out information about the Rescue Squad. These happy faces belong to the Squad Auxiliary, a vital organization that ...

”9 Staple Foods of the Mediterranean Diet” To be Addressed at Free Virtual Lavy House Event

October 30, 2020

”9 Staple Foods of the Mediterranean Diet”
To be Addressed at Free Virtual Lavy House Event
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

An informational program on “9 Staple Foods of the Mediterranean Diet” with Karen M. Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS, (Rutgers Cooperative Extension Professor), will be the featured free virtual program on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 @ 11 ...