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Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 12:00pm 01/26/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at noon to watch movies starring Julia Roberts.

January 4: Pretty Woman (R, 119 min)

A Hollywood hooker signs on for a week-long job with a john who is a corporate raider; he pays for a makeover so she can act as his date.

January 11: Notting Hill (PG-13, 124 min)

An American movie star who falls for a shy Brit ...

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Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

The Uncertainty of Not Knowing

Many of us are feeling the anxiety of not knowing what is coming our way.  The current Covid-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, our government, relationships and of course our mental and physical health. It is natural to want to feel safe.  The fear of uncertainty can leave us very stressed, depressed and anxious.

Managing our anxiety ...

Dropping Off Kids at College – Learning How To Adjust

 

Whether your kid is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents.  There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses. 

It is a new phase in ...

Is it Wise to Give Advice to Others? 

We usually like to give advice because we want to be helpful.  It also makes us feel very good when we can do something for someone else.  We may think we have more wisdom in a particular situation and know that we have experience and know better. Our intentions are good when we set out to help others, however, how is this perceived by them?

Inserting ourselves in other ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

A Guide to Foods You’ll Find at NJ’s Italian Festivals

NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food.

MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s Italian Festivals Come From?

While well-known Italian-American foods like ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Arrest Made in Wednesday's Fatal Shooting of Delivery Driver in Plainfield

September 11, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A 26-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon on the 200 block of Garfield Avenue in Plainfield on Wednesday. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer–in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino announced the arrest on Friday at a press ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Celebrates Welcoming Week from Sept. 10-19

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS -- This Welcoming Week, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. 

Held from Sept. 10-19 this year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing ...

Free 7th Grade Initiative Program Returns to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y this Fall

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to bring back its free 7th Grade Initiative Program for incoming 7th graders residing in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Clark beginning September 7, 2021. The Y is also offering a bonus for 8th graders who were unable to participate in the program last year.

The 7th Grade Initiative Program – which runs Sept. 7, 2021-June 30, 2022 – ...

Our Signature Street Fair Is Back with More Fun, More Food and More Live Music Than Ever Before

September 17, 2021

Dear Editor:

The return of Fanny Wood Day is upon us! After a break last year due to the pandemic, our signature street fair is back with more fun, more food and more live music than ever before. Sunday’s event will be downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main stage, made possible by Union County, will be right at South and Martine.

The opening ceremony will feature a presentation ...

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

September 6, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Tropical Storm Ida recently tore through our area, over 25 people in New Jersey died, mostly from drowning. Although some of these deaths couldn’t have been prevented, others could, especially those that occurred on our roads. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is ...

Daniela Peralta Is Shining Athletically and Academically at Union Catholic

September 17, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on senior Daniela Peralta. An Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society, she is star on both the basketball and track & field teams. She recently committed to attend Dayton University where she will throw the javelin.

Last spring, Peralta finished ...