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How to Deal With Difficult Family on Thanksgiving

Family get-togethers are not always easy.

Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family which we really do not like. We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Investigate Ocean Currents During STEM Workshop

EDISON, NJ -- Just how did a 55-pound Aldabra Tortoise from the island atoll in the Seychelles float and arrive on the shores of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania some 450 miles away? What makes ocean currents? Middle School STEM students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison started their two-day after school program last week with these focusing questions. 

Under the guidance of Mrs.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Global Scholars Explore Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity

EDISON, NJ -- Students in the Global Scholars Program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in an interactive learning session led by Amal Stefanos, an Eritrean researcher, writer and educator who approaches her work and teaching through the lens of global citizenship. She was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and her studies have specialized on the Horn and Eastern ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Perform Eye-Opening Fall Play

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated its return to the stage with a fabulous fall play production of These Shining Lives. The show enjoyed an impressive two-day run with in-person performances on Nov. 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The play is based on the true story of four women who worked for the Radium Dial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Golf Star Signs National Letter of Intent

EDISON, NJ -- Grace Lu of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, started playing golf at age 9 and joined the First Tee program in Plainfield at the encouragement of her father. She improved throughout her middle school years while growing up in Edison but wasn’t really in love with golf until she joined the Wardlaw+Hartridge team after enrolling at the school as a ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Hockey's Zack Harmer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A four-year varsity player, the school's homecoming king, and a described 'natural born athlete' by his coach, Zack Harmer exhibits the traits of a program's leader. For being named captain of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood hockey team, Harmer is this week's Joint Motion Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Zack is a four-year starting varsity ...

Vincent Sollecito Given Prestigious Award from Saint Joseph High School

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville native Vincent Sollecito was bestowed with the Cor Jesu Award from Saint Joseph High School for his longtime service as president of the high school's Father's Club. Sollecito has been involved with the school for 18 years, touching generations of Falcon students and families.

Sollecito's two sons both graduated from Saint Joe's. Frank, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

New Jersey Date Night: What’s Old is New in Woodbridge Township

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

New Jersey is a state known for firsts, from the first college football game to the first US town to have electricity. One of the places where lots of firsts happened is the oldest township in our state —Woodbridge Township. 

Believed to be the location of the first anti-slavery meeting in our ...

The Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

Westfield Parents Object to Toni Morrison Book. Curriculum Approval on Hold

November 27, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield School Board on Tuesday held off on approval of an elective course for high school juniors after parents voiced concern about the inclusion of a Toni Morrison novel in the curriculum.

Parents raised concerns about the book “The Bluest Eye” being included in the curriculum for the course entitled “American Studies,” and the school ...

Kindsgiving Returns to Help Local Families in Need This Holiday Season

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In 2020, several local community organizations came together to host Kindsgiving, an initiative aimed at making the holidays brighter for our neighbors in need. The inaugural event saw 75 meals delivered to those alone for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic and raised over $7,000 for local food pantries.

This year, as needs have changed, Kindsgiving 2021 is focused ...

Launch of The Holiday Season in Fanwood

November 26, 2021

Dear Editor:

I hope you are all having a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving weekend. I’m very pleased to help launch the holiday season in Fanwood with some signature events that are truly unique to our town.

I look forward to seeing you downtown Saturday, November 27, for Shop Small Saturday, a celebration of our local businesses. We’ll have a Welcome Table set up on the plaza ...

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host “Making Sense of Genealogy DNA Tests”

November 24, 2021

There are many DNA tests to choose from on today’s market. How do you know which one is best for you? What does Y-DNA, mitochondrial, or autosomal mean? Should you pick AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, or any of the other tests available for purchase? On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, April Lynne Earle will present some genealogy DNA test basics and insight on what to ...