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Sat, July 11, 8:00 AM

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Scotch Plains Farmers Market

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Add to My Calendar 07/11/2020 8:00am 07/11/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Farmers Market

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430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, July 12, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" at the Scotch ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 07/12/2020 2:00pm 07/12/2020 3:00pm America/New_York "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" at the Scotch Plains Library

On Sunday, July 12 at 2 pm, join the Scotch Plains Public Library staff as garden historian Lesley Parness takes us back to the Colonial Era to introduce the original ‘Real Housewives!’

Kitchen gardens in the 1700s fed, healed, and clothed Early American families. The 18th century “huswife” skill set included “physicke, cookery, distillation, perfumery, the ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, July 15, 7:00 PM

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Music Theory Classes, Presented by NJIO

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 07/15/2020 7:00pm 07/16/2020 4:00pm America/New_York Music Theory Classes, Presented by NJIO

**This event is ONLINE and requires registration**

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is proud to present a series of classes on Music Theory, at both the beginner and advanced levels. Presented by Liam Keller, this series of four classes will take place on Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, and 29, with the “Intro to Music Theory” class at 7:00 pm and the “Music Theory II” ...

570 Central Avenue New Providence, NJ 07974
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Fri, July 17, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

Gentle Fitness and Balance Class at Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 07/17/2020 10:00am 07/17/2020 11:00am America/New_York Gentle Fitness and Balance Class at Scotch Plains Public Library

On Friday, July 17 at 10 am, Yasmin Ofek is offering her previously-scheduled Gentle Fitness and Balance class live online via Zoom.

When you develop better awareness of your body through exploring a variety of gentle movements, you can increase your range of motion and achieve better and safer movement in your daily activities.

Yasmin’s classes integrate principles from the ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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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 ...

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 it may ...

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 ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Receives Top Ranking in Middlesex County

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, a coeducational, college preparatory day school enrolling 455 students in Prekindergarten through grade 12, earned the No. 1 rating among all Middlesex County private schools in the 2021 Best Schools in America rankings released by Niche. This marks the second consecutive year in which Wardlaw+Hartridge has earned this distinction.

Wardlaw+Hartridge also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Begins Middle School Electives Program

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison kicked off its 2020-2021 Middle School elective program on Monday, Oct. 5. This year's program, which includes 10 interesting extracurricular options, will take place on Monday afternoons and run for the entire school year.

This year's elective lineup includes the return of the popular Student Government and Publications group with faculty advisor ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Recognized in Health Contest

Middle School students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison made a clean 1-2-3 sweep claiming the top prizes in the “Don’t Get Vaped In” Creative Expression Contest sponsored by Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities. Middlesex County middle school students were eligible and required to submit a one-page entry of their own original work ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Use Experiment to Learn Soap Benefits

Seventh grade science students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took advantage of a timely opportunity to learn more about the benefits of using soap in an experiment designed to teach the scientific method. Four volunteers were asked to get their hands very "dirty" with a mixture of coffee grounds and oils and asked the question "What is the benefit of using soap when we ...

Football: Defense, Turnovers Lead St. Joseph Past Westfield, 20-3

WESTFIELD, NJ — The St. Joseph of Metuchen football team capitalized on a pair of interceptions and used an aggressive defensive performance to improve to 2-0 and get past Westfield, 20-3, on Saturday afternoon in the Blue Devils’ home opener at Gary Kehler Stadium.

St. Joseph, coming off a 17-12 victory over Elizabeth last week, was stout on the defensive end all game. Westfield, ...

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 ...

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

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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New Jersey Date Night: You’re the Wurst

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

Crisper temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves makes us something a little more substantial for our meals, which might explain why October is National Sausage Month. Hearty and flavorful, sausage is great year around, but in cooler weather it’s a go-to food if you desire something ...

4 Great Seasonal Beers by NJ Breweries (That Aren’t Pumpkin)

Changing leaves, shorter days and cooler temperatures — the telltale signs of autumn. And with the season comes fall flavors.

Aside from the tried and true pumpkin-flavored everything, there are many other flavors of fall that craft breweries all over the state are tapping into to create interesting and unique beer.

Warm up with some of these sensational seasonal ...

How COVID-19 is Shaping Menus at New Jersey’s Restaurants

NEW JERSEY — In the past few months, Stephen Kilroy has seen changes at his restaurant that he would have never anticipated.

Meal packages, a slimmer menu and made-for-takeout meals is not something the restaurant industry veteran is accustomed to. 

“We’ve never experienced something quite like this,” the senior vice president of hospitality and marketing for ...

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 ...

Jets and Atlantic Health System to Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Campaign

OCTOBER 1, 2020 – METLIFE STADIUM

The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. for our game on October 1, four children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at the Valerie Center at Goryeb ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

Union County OKs $1.1M in Open Space Grants; Find Out What the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Funding Will Cover

October 16, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will distribute about $1.1 million in open space grants to municipalities for planting trees and funding resources for children’s recreation, including fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts.

Scotch Plains will receive $65,000 for safety netting improvements to protect the historic Shady Rest clubhouse at  Scotch Hills Country ...

Five Female Rutgers Professors File Pay-Equity Lawsuit

October 18, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate workers at the New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses.

According to the press release, the situation came to light through a program to address faculty salary inequality that was part of the contract ...

Fanwood Update on Coronavirus

October 17, 2020

Dear Editor:

 

The Westfield Regional Board of Health reports an uptick in COVID-19 infections both regionally and statewide. In Fanwood, three new cases were investigated, bringing our total to 138. I urge you all to wear masks, wash hands, and social distance, these strategies are proven to suppress contagion. While it is tempting to slack off, continued vigilance is indicated.

How To Get Property Tax Relief

October 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

Union Catholic's Noah Lytle Thriving At His Dream School

October 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Noah Lytle wasn’t going to allow long distance keep him from attending his dream school.

So when Lytle hops into his dad’s Toyota Highlander and heads to Union Catholic from his home in Cliffside Park, he never thinks twice about the long commute that he’s taken for the past three years, which is roughly an hour each way.  ...