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Fri, June 18, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

Balance Awareness with Yasmin Ofeka at Scotch ...

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Add to My Calendar 06/18/2021 10:00am 06/18/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Balance Awareness with Yasmin Ofeka at Scotch Plains Library on Fridays in June

On Friday mornings at 10 am in June, join the Scotch Plains Public Library via Zoom for a different approach to exercise! Older adults in particular are encouraged to join these classes, which are designed to address the loss of balance and strength that can occur with age. Yasmin Ofek's instruction integrates principles from the Feldenkrais Method, which emphasizes moving with awareness to ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, June 25, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

Balance Awareness with Yasmin Ofeka at Scotch ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 06/25/2021 10:00am 06/25/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Balance Awareness with Yasmin Ofeka at Scotch Plains Library on Fridays in June

On Friday mornings at 10 am in June, join the Scotch Plains Public Library via Zoom for a different approach to exercise! Older adults in particular are encouraged to join these classes, which are designed to address the loss of balance and strength that can occur with age. Yasmin Ofek's instruction integrates principles from the Feldenkrais Method, which emphasizes moving with awareness to ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Parenting a Teen with Panic Disorder

The life of a teenager is filled with challenges and pressures – which can be complicated even more if they have panic disorder. And as a parent, it can be difficult to know how to help your child deal with this anxiety disorder.

Panic attacks can happen to anyone, and they are the main symptom of panic disorder. These sudden and repeated events, which last for several minutes or longer, ...

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School Supports India COVID Victims

Every penny counts. That’s precisely how The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison approached its recent fundraiser to benefit COVID victims in India.

Lower and Middle School students participated in a Coins for India drive by collecting coins and literally funneling donations through a coin drop created by fifth grade students. Three weeks of daily contributions from students in the W+H ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

The Never Ending Voice

When the Ten Commandments are repeated in the Torah as part of Moses' review of the Israelites' 40 years in the wilderness, Moses describes how G‑d spoke those words in "a mighty voice that did not end" (Deuteronomy 5:19). One of the explanations offered by Rashi is that Moses is contrasting G‑d's voice with human ...

How Have We Survived?

What is the biggest miracle of our generation? The fall of Communism? The peaceful political transition in South Africa? That Fidel Castro still runs Cuba?

Surely for us, indisputably, the greatest miracle of all must be that after the Holocaust the Jewish people picked themselves up and rebuilt Jewish life and Jewish communities. Is there anything more extraordinary than that Jews who were ...

Promises, Promises...

I have always been intrigued by the traditional way in which diamond merchants seal a deal. They shake hands and say “Mazel and Brocha” (“good fortune and blessing”). Once those few words have been said, the deal is done and it has all the power of a legal, contractual transaction.

It is a tribute to the diamond fraternity that in their industry, a word is a ...

What Is Your Bottom Line?

This week's Parshah (Torah reading) is the Parshah of Pinchas the Zealot: the courageous young priest who stood up against idolatry and immorality and, in the end, saved Israel from a devastating plague.

While Pinchas' radical response made him a hero worthy of having a Torah section named after him, we wouldn't ...

A Lousy Excuse

In this week's parshah, we read the strange but famous Biblical narrative of the heathen prophet Balaam and his talking donkey. At one point an angel blocks the donkey's path and the animal stops in its tracks. Balaam is frustrated and strikes the donkey. "And G‑d opened the mouth of the donkey and it spoke to Balaam saying: 'Why did you hit ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

July 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

NJ to Allow Profit From Home Baking as Entrepreneurs Learn New Rule’s Nooks, Crannies

NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal.

The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule change to allow for the sale of home-baked goods and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Take a Stroll on the Boardwalk

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

Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things we’re faced with as New Jerseyans it all looks a little less bad … ...

Lobster Roll Ice Cream, Anyone? These NJ Creameries Go All Out With Flavors

NEW JERSEY — Ice cream is the ultimate summertime treat. But it might surprise you to see that olive oil lemon or clam bake weekend are actual selections on the menu.

These days, ice cream shops are going beyond the trifecta of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry with flavors like basil, lobster roll and — yes — even cicada, turning the treat into a vehicle for so many ...

Hope Surges in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Finding Real Hope in Ourselves, Through Unreal Heroes

Here we are, about 1.5 years into a pandemic, celebrating 245 years of America.  Oh, the thinks you can think about the history we are living through. Now I am not an optimist by nature.  In residency, I was told I was an optimistic pessimist.  I could be a bit fatalistic at times but I never truly lost hope.  Even after experiencing disease, divorce, disappointments and ...

Community Conversations: Why Every Woman Needs a Gynecologist

Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility? Why is a gynecologist so important for a woman’s health as she ages? On this episode of Community Conversations, Diana Contreras, MD, medical director of OB-GYN and Women’s Health, Atlantic Health System, separates fact from fiction and shares how women can make the most of their relationship with their doctor.

 

With Evictions Looming, Union County to Distribute $16.6M in Federal Rental Aid

July 24, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Landlords will be able to apply for federal funds to pay for up to 12 months of their tenants’ unpaid back rent and utilities starting Monday, the county announced.

It comes amid pending legislation in the statehouse that if approved would end New Jersey’s moratorium on evictions this fall.

The first round of CARES Act dollars going to rental relief in ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Staff Announcements

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As we continue moving forward, we have some exciting staff announcements:

Jennifer Donahue has moved into the role of Senior Program Director, overseeing Healthy Living, Wellness and Sports. Jennifer was previously our Health and Wellness Director who oversaw our group exercise classes and Wellness Center, among other responsibilities.

Donna ...

Fanwood Downtown Planning, Senior Assistance, and Road Work

July 23, 2021

Dear Editor:

I want to thank each and every resident who responded to our downtown/train station survey over the past several months. Project manager Jim Watson presented the survey results at Monday’s regular Council meeting. The results will guide us in future improvements.
 
Senior citizens may be eligible for food vouchers at the Scotch Plains Farmer’s Market thanks to a ...

Overlook Medical Center Marks Opening of New South Garage, Improving Parking Throughout Hospital Campus

July 23, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today marked the opening of its new South Garage, a recently completed, state-of-the-art employee parking structure that will improve parking throughout the campus.

The 234,000 sq. ft. garage includes 648 parking spaces and two elevators. The seven-level garage features recharge stations for electrical and hybrid ...