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Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time. This year is particularly hard because a lot of us are grieving the loss of our loved ones.

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 that is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no ...

The COVID Thanksgiving

Many families are trying to come up with new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.  This year the pandemic is creating some very difficult decision-making for families. We’ve been in isolation for seven months and therefore the urge to getting together with family and friends is stronger than years before. Many people are craving connection. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

The Importance of Self-Care During The Pandemic

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 ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Explore Aerodynamics 

EDISON-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School offered abbreviated two-day after school STEM workshops focused on aerodynamics in the first two weeks of November. Under the guidance of Mrs. Andrea Barnett, Middle School science teacher and Science Department Co-Chair, pondered the question of how the program could offer a hands-on STEM program that would be safe during the pandemic and accessible to both ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Excited To Perform Virtual Fall Play

EDISON-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is pleased to present One Stoplight Town as its virtual fall play this year. This full-length play was written by playwright Tracy Wells and the W+H thespians will be the first to produce this new title and premiere the show on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

One Stoplight Town is a story about people from a town so small that you might drive ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Receives Introduction To Disc Golf

EDISON, NJ-- Tim Head of Cranford, fifth grade teacher and Middle School coach at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, provided a tutorial on disc golf to sixth and seventh grade students in their physical education class. Mr. Head demonstrated some pointers on throwing and putting techniques and explained how to navigate from tee to tee on the school’s new 9 hole "Gold" ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Fourth Graders Explore and Learn Outdoors

EDISON, NJ-- The fourth-grade classes of Mrs. Ellen Ritz and Mrs. Lisa Greenberg at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took advantage of the beautiful November weather and ventured outdoors for a day of fall fun and exploration on Nov. 6. Some called it a “Staycation” and others described it as a “Fall Fun Day.”

 It was a day of bonding and informal ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Girls Soccer Team

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD-- Fresh off an NJSIAA Regional Championship, the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week are the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Lady Raiders Soccer team.

The match between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Toms River North was scoreless through the first half of play, but just 27 minutes into the second half, Holly Nelson found the back of the net off a header ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Boys Soccer Goalie Graham Kois

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- With a win in the county tournament semifinals last week and posting a clean sheet in his last two games against Oratory Prep and in the state tournament quarter-finals on Nov. 17 versus New Brunswick, Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys soccer goalkeeper Graham Kois is the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.

Despite a rough start ...

Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

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, ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

How to Make the Most of Your Downsized Thanksgiving Dinner (Recipe Included)

With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year.

The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members of their household. As a result, a shorter guest list could require a few changes to the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Meet Me for Happy Hour

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

Regardless of our relationship statuses, we’ve experienced a lot of unusual in 2020. From searching for paper products to seeking election resolution, New Jerseyans have been through the wringer. 

As we round the corner to concluding the year that can’t end soon enough, couples and ...

Community Conversations: Healthy Holiday Decisions

The seasons of gratitude and giving can also come with some real dietary challenges. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Elkin Nunez, director of endocrinology at Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center, will share some important tips to help those with diabetes make healthy holiday decisions.

 

Worried about Memory Decline? Screening Can Ease Your Mind

Memory loss can be scary. People often ignore worrisome changes in thinking and behavior as they age, but it’s important to find out what is causing the changes. If you are among the 10% of seniors who develop Alzheimer’s disease, you can learn about treatments to slow its progression and manage symptoms.

As a cognitive neurologist who helped develop Atlantic Health ...

State to Provide $120K, COVID Rapid Tests for Homeless in Union County

November 26, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In anticipation of a spike in the population of unhoused people, the state will provide Union County $120,000 and rapid coronavirus testing to help shelter the homeless this winter.

The grant from the state Department of Human Resources will be used with broad discretion for the county’s Code Blue service, which provides shelter known as “warming ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools Are Safe, The Data Doesn’t Lie

November 27, 2020

Dear Editor, Dr. Mast, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood BOE: 

Like many, I was not surprised to see schools close heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. But then I stepped back and thought about how Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools have basically been closed since March 2020 and will be until at least Jan 2021.

The data does not appear to support this decision. Quite ...

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Continues to be a Pillar of Support, Despite Pandemic

November 27, 2020

Since March, Girl Scouts has not been able to operate in the same manner it has been accustomed to for the past 100 years.

Since the journey began with Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, Girl Scouts has been an organization  dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Although the mission remains the same and being a ...