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Sat, July 11, 8:00 AM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Farmers Market


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

| Location: Municipal Parking Lot | | | | Category: Free Events | Location Details | | Municipal Parking Lot | | 430 Park AvenueScotch Plains NJ 07076 US |

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Tue, July 21, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Council Business/Conference Meeting


Add to My Calendar 07/21/2020 7:00pm America/New_York Council Business/Conference Meeting

Location: Facebook Live. (The public is not invited to this meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Category: Public Meetings

Live from Township Hall, 430 Park Ave., Scotch Plains NJ 07076

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Wed, July 22, 12:00 PM

New Providence

WEBINAR: Exclusive Franchise Opportunities ...

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 07/22/2020 12:00pm 07/22/2020 1:00pm America/New_York WEBINAR: Exclusive Franchise Opportunities Available Now with TAPinto

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Upcoming Information Session: Wednesday, July 22 at 12 p.m.

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New Providence, NJ

Thu, July 23, 5:00 PM

Remote, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholder Meeting


Add to My Calendar 07/23/2020 5:00pm 07/23/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Union County Freeholder Meeting

The Union County Freeholder Board meets at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the meeting is virtual with the proceedings streamed.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference meeting, may do so by downloading Zoom to their individual electronic device and select the following link: To participate ...

Remote Elizabeth, NJ

Thu, July 23, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Summer Concert with Billy Wilkins ...


Add to My Calendar 07/23/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Summer Concert with Billy Wilkins on July 23

| Location: Augustine Park - Village Green | | | | Category: Free Events | Location Details | | Augustine Park - Village Green | | 430 Park AvenueScotch Plains NJ 07067 |

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Sat, July 25, 8:00 AM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Farmers Market


Add to My Calendar 07/25/2020 8:00am 07/25/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Farmers Market

| Location: Municipal Parking Lot | | | | Category: Free Events | Location Details | | Municipal Parking Lot | | 430 Park AvenueScotch Plains NJ 07076 US |

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Wed, July 29, 11:30 AM


Free Franchising Webinar

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 07/29/2020 11:30am 07/29/2020 12:30pm America/New_York Free Franchising Webinar

This free webinar with Boynton R. Weekes, a FranNet Franchise Specialist, will help you explore entrepreneurship as a career option in 2020. Discover how to run a business that will provide greater autonomy and financial independence.

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2 Gateway Center Newark, NJ 07012

Sat, August 1, 8:00 AM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Farmers Market


Add to My Calendar 08/01/2020 8:00am 08/01/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Farmers Market

| Location: Municipal Parking Lot | | | | Category: Free Events | Location Details | | Municipal Parking Lot | | 430 Park AvenueScotch Plains NJ 07076 US |

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Tue, August 4, 10:00 AM

Union Public Library Virtual, Union

LinkedIn for Everyone: Getting Started and ...

Business & Finance Education Other

Add to My Calendar 08/04/2020 10:00am 08/04/2020 11:30am America/New_York LinkedIn for Everyone: Getting Started and Discovering What It Can Do

Whether looking for a job or marketing what you have to offer, the LinkedIn website is the key to your success. This presentation will help you get started and learn about the many ways to utilize its features beyond posting a resume. Sign up at at least one hour in advance.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Thu, August 6, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains

Special Zoning Board Meeting


Add to My Calendar 08/06/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Special Zoning Board Meeting

| Location: Virtual Meeting | | | | Category: Free Events | |

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

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 ...

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, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Flavors of South America

November 30, 2020

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

Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner and a date night, we want a flavorful experience that’s a bit different. 

It was great ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

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 ...

Community Conversations: How To Win By Quitting Smoking

On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Stanley Fiel, Regional Chairman of Medicine, Atlantic Health System, explains why this year’s smoking cessation efforts are more important than ever.


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 ...

Freeholders Officially Open Clark's Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field

November 29, 2020

CLARK, NJ – The Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field opened officially on Monday, Nov. 23, after a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Union County Freeholders, the Union County Improvement Authority, Union County College and members of the Clark Recreation Department.

The field features an eight-lane Olympic running track, soccer and lacrosse field, field house with lockers and concession, ...

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 ...

The JCC’s Early Childhood Community Shares a Lot of Warmth!

December 1, 2020

Scotch Plains – The JCC of Central NJ’s Brody Family Early Learning community just wrapped up their fall outerwear clothing drive to benefit The Newark Y Emergency Residence program.  The Newark Y Residence provides a safe and supportive residential program to sustain and keep families strong during periods of crisis.

As the cold fall and winter months approached, the ...