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Sun, October 21, 12:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Fall Harvest at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 12:00pm 10/21/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Fall Harvest at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) will host its annual Fall Harvest event on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The annual event is free and open to the community and will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

Activities on that day include: pumpkin picking, pony rides, hay maze, healthy snacks, games, program demonstrations, arts and crafts, raffles, and much more ...

1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Wed, October 24, 12:00 PM

Youth & Family Counseling, Westfield


Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 12:00pm 10/24/2018 1:00pm America/New_York FREE PARENT EDUCATION GROUP: DRUG ADDICTION


Learn the facts about drugs

Start a discussion with your kids about drugs

What parent’s must do to keep kids safe

Wednesday October 24th 2018 6:00-7:00

233 Prospect St., Westfield

Facilitated by Todd Loffredo, LPC, LCADC (Licensed Addiction Counselor)

Assistant Director of Youth & Family Counseling ...

233 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Hit-And-Run Reported Near Holy Trinity School in Westfield

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday.

The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the youth’s backpack as she was exiting a parking lot on Watterson Street near Rahway ...

Addictive Behaviors That Affect Self-Esteem

Any activity, substance, object, or behavior that becomes the major focus of a person’s life to the exclusion of other activities or has begun to harm the individual whether it be physically, mentally or socially is considered an addictive behavior. A person can become addicted to anything whether it be shopping, surfing the internet, food, alcohol, drugs, compulsive gambling, sex, work, ...

What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied. Some signs to look out for include doing poorly in school, having low self esteem, being depressed, having sleep problems, withdrawing from school or social activities, being reluctant ...

Red Flags in New Relationships

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 “the ...

How Social Media Antagonizes Anger and Political Division

October 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

Can our democracy survive technology?

Democracy is beginning to crack under the weight of tribal politics and fictitious news. The causes of these fissures are the result of many considerable causes; political partisanship on the national, state and local level, TV networks and radio stations that are designed only to appease a particular political tribe, and most portentously, ...

Phobias – What Do You Fear?

October 14, 2018

While doing research on phobias, I expected to find the usual ones such as fear of spiders, clowns, water, and driving over bridges. However, I was amazed at the number of phobias out there, the odd names that they have and the specific fears mentioned.


For example, did you know that some people fear peanut butter sticking to the roofs of their mouths? ...

Dog Lost in Westfield, Seen Headed Toward Scotch Plains-Fanwood

October 18, 2018

Cristal is a 3-year-old small white Maltese. She was last seen on Thursday around noon in the South Avenue/West Broad Street Avenue area of Westfield, headed toward Scotch Plains.

If you see her, email Cristal is wearing a collar with her phone number on it.