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Thu, August 15, 12:00 PM

Nomahegan Park, Cranford

Walk for Wellness & Recovery

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Add to My Calendar 08/15/2019 12:00pm 08/15/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Walk for Wellness & Recovery

Walking for Wellness and Recovery on October 5: Join the Mental Health Association in New Jersey and Monarch Housing

On Saturday, October 5, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) and its partner, Monarch Housing Associates, invite community organizations, neighbors and friends to participate the Annual Walk for Wellness and Recovery. The Walk takes place in beautiful Nomahegan ...

Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sun, August 18, 2:00 PM

Stage House Restaurant & Tavern, Scotch Plains

Mayor's 0.5k Race - The Anti 5K

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Add to My Calendar 08/18/2019 2:00pm 08/18/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Mayor's 0.5k Race - The Anti 5K

Join us for the 2nd Annual Mayor’s 0.5k Race! On Sunday, Aug. 18, all of us underachievers will gather in Alan M. Augustine Park at the Municipal Building to celebrate our average-ness.

Check-In Pre-Party begins at 1:00 pm to limber-up and pick-up our goodie-bags (FREE STUFF!). Come hungry! Local restaurants will be serving up delicious plates. The race will be followed with an award ...

366 Park Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Atlantic Health System Hosts Annual “Celebrating Service” Event for Team Members

When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the award-winning health care system.

“When I first joined, I didn’t realize I ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Number 62 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work In Healthcare List

It’s the unique benefits, inclusive culture and focus on team member development that has earned Atlantic Health System the number 62 spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the second year in a row that Atlantic Health System, the only healthcare system from New Jersey to make the list, has been selected for inclusion into this elite group.

The ...

Five Atlantic Health System Team Members Lauded by NJ American Heart Association for Life-Saving Measures

Five Atlantic Health System team members were recognized for their life-saving actions by the New Jersey American Heartsaver or Stroke Hero Awards, which recognize those who have made a rescue effort to save lives during a cardiac or stroke emergency, and take extraordinary steps to strengthen the American Heart Association Chain of Survival.

Team members recognized are:

Joy Eboras & ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrated for its “Best Practices”

Proving that it’s all about the team, Atlantic Health System was honored this week by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and its flagship publication, COMMERCE Magazine, for the welcoming culture and innovative, data-driven approach to care found at each of its hundreds of sites of care.

The 6th Annual Best Practices Conference, held in Belleville, New Jersey ...

Union County Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives Retire after Nearly 30 Years of Service

October 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years. Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday night.

Esmerado, who is ...

The Shame of It: When You Are in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Shame is corrosive.  It eats away at a person’s dignity, pride, and self-respect.  Unfortunately, many individuals become embroiled in shame-based relationships or emotional abusive relationships that feature daily episodes of humiliation.  Emotional abusive relationships are dehumanizing.  Each of us deserves to be treated with respect, no matter what the nature of our ...

Red Flags in Dating

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one”. There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you.  This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding ...

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...

Governor Murphy Is Making New Jersey a Sanctuary State

October 23, 2019

Dear Editor:

In March 2018, the New Jersey Attorney General released the “Immigrant Trust Directive” which became effective in March 2019.

Designed to strengthen the trust between law-enforcement officers and the state’s immigrant community by assuring that crime victims and witnesses feel safe reporting crimes. The Directive limits the types of voluntary assistance that ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive Is Underway 

October 11, 2019

October 2019, Scotch Plains, NJ - ​The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad has recently mailed its second round of fund drive letters, which emphasizes the importance of the services that the organization provides.

Scotch Plains residents have relied on this squad for emergency medical services for more than 82 years, and its volunteers respond to calls on a 24-hour basis, ...

CROP Walk Fundraiser

October 23, 2019

CROP WALK Oct. 27 for disaster victims and Food Banks

 

Please plan to join the Scotch Plains/Fanwood CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 27, starting at  2:00 p.m. from the Dhammakaya Meditation Center at 257 Midway Ave. with sign-in beginning at 1:30 p.m. Click HERE to get started.

 

CROP Hunger Walks are a source of income for more than 1,500 local food ...