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Sun, January 16, 6:30 PM

Meeting By Zoom, Cranford

Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving ...

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/16/2022 6:30pm 01/16/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving Heart

If getting through the holidays is challenging, don’t journey through your grief alone. FPCC is preparing for its free seven-week seminar, “Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving Heart”, which takes place every Sunday on Zoom at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from January 16- February 27, 2022. Registration is open and is required to attend this event. Call facilitator Suzanne at ...

11 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sun, January 23, 6:30 PM

Meeting By Zoom, Cranford

Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving ...

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2022 6:30pm 01/23/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving Heart

If getting through the holidays is challenging, don’t journey through your grief alone. FPCC is preparing for its free seven-week seminar, “Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving Heart”, which takes place every Sunday on Zoom at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from January 16- February 27, 2022. Registration is open and is required to attend this event. Call facilitator Suzanne at ...

11 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sun, January 30, 6:30 PM

Meeting By Zoom, Cranford

Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving ...

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/30/2022 6:30pm 01/30/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving Heart

If getting through the holidays is challenging, don’t journey through your grief alone. FPCC is preparing for its free seven-week seminar, “Journey Toward Wholeness - Healing the Grieving Heart”, which takes place every Sunday on Zoom at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from January 16- February 27, 2022. Registration is open and is required to attend this event. Call facilitator Suzanne at ...

11 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016

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How to Survive Virtual Learning…Again

Due to the surge in Omicron COVID cases, several NJ schools have gone virtual…again. Meaning, for some of us, the New Year is off to a chaotic start…again. 

This time around, we kind of know what to expect as we attempt to juggle careers, remote learning, and sick family members. So, why then does it seem harder for some of us? 

Well, we’re worse for wear. The ...

Teen Addiction to Smartphones Creates an Imbalance in Their Brain Chemistry

Ah, winter break. Kids are home from school, and parents have some vacation time allowing families to spend quality time together. However, it’s also primetime opportunity for arguments to ensue between parents, tweens, and teens. So, if tensions are high in your house, you’re not alone.

All that family togetherness can be an eye-opening experience, which may be prompting you to ...

Teaching Our Kids How to Self-Soothe Is a Critical Life Skill We Don’t Teach Well—and We Need To

In January 2020, a docu-series aired on YouTube called “Justin Bieber: Seasons.” Bieber has been a favorite teen idol since his debut album was released in 2009 at just 15-years old. Now, 27, the singer has opened up about his struggles with mental health. 

During the documentary, there was mention of “havening”—a technique Bieber uses to calm himself down in ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Ranking

EDISON, NJ -- It took longer than expected, but Matt Piccoli of Somerset, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is proud to be following in his father’s footsteps as an Eagle Scout.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge student was on track to achieve this milestone about two years ago, but then the pandemic put everything on hold. He had planned for his project to take place in the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle Schoolers Enjoy Serving as Teachers for the Day

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed the opportunity to share their passion and expertise as a teachers for the day on the final day of classes before Winter Break. The day began with a special Middle School breakfast and was followed by three rotations of offerings, giving the students opportunities to attend multiple sessions.

Topics ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Named to CJMEA Bands

EDISON, NJ -- On Saturday, December 12, Luke Tan of Edison, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, auditioned for the CJMEA Region High School Bands and Orchestra at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison. Out of 30 percussion students in grades 9-12, Luke achieved the second highest audition score on battery percussion and the highest score for timpani, earning him the solo ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Attend Diversity Leadership Conference

EDISON, NJ -- Four Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a Student Diversity Leadership Conference in December. The weeklong online conference was an enlightening experience for W+H students Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Annie Gu, Phyllis Liu and Krishna Patel, all of Edison. 

The SDLC was part of the National Association of Independent ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Musical Cast List Announced

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced the cast list for the upcoming musical Shrek Junior. Auditions and callbacks were held Dec. 5 and a busy rehearsal schedule began with virtual sessions on Jan. 2 and 3. The Middle School musical is scheduled to be held Saturday, Feb. 12 with performances at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Berry ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains Girls 4x200 and 4x400 Track Team

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Whatever is in the water fountain at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, keep giving it to the girls track 4x400 team, because they cannot stop winning.

One spring track season removed from being state champions in the 4x400, the returning trio of Julia Jackson, Grace Kennedy, and Jenai Berry, along with new member Keira Kelly, have once again ...

SJHS Hockey Hits Historic 800th Game and 200th Win in Same Night

METUCHEN, NI – It was a milestone day all around for St. Joseph High School’s hockey team on January 12 when the team completed its 800th game as an athletic program for the school. Making the night even more special coach Ryan Carter won his 200th game as head coach of the team.

Carter and Coach Kolodney are foundations in the hockey program at Saint Joseph high school as they are ...

SJHS Announces Seniors of the Month

METUCHEN, NJ - St. Joseph High announced their seniors of the month recently.  This month featured Mekai Matthews and Anthony Wright.

Mathews is a resident of Somerset, NJ and a proud member of the graduating Class of 2022 at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen. Since attending St. Joseph’s, Mekai has come to embrace the importance of servant leadership in academics, ...

Wrestling: Saint Joseph (Metuchen) Downs Sayreville, 62-15

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) dominated Sayreville War Memorial High School, 62-15, at Sayreville on Wednesday, January 12. The Falcons scored victories in all but two matches.

"The mentality we wanted to have going into this year was that we're going to wrestle for six minutes," Saint Joseph (Metuchen) wrestling coach Mike Carbone said.

Falcons Soar at Wrestling Quad in Toms River

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Falcons soared in Saturday's quad vs. Piscataway, Toms River East and Marlboro. Zachary Beadling, John Whitacre, Nico Calello, Giovanni Alejandro, Sebastian Blumberg, Evan Mendez, and Andrew Bouchard each won three matches, as Saint Joe's was the big winner of the day. 

The Falcons are now undefeated against five opponents and are 2-0 in GMC - White ...

Bill Tracy Named Head Coach at Saint Joseph High School

METUCHEN, N.J. — Bill Tracy, a former New Jersey Coach of the Year and one of the most respected high school football coaches in the state, has been named the head football coach at Saint Joseph High School.Tracy will be the fourth head coach in Falcons football history, following Rich Hilliard, who stepped down after the 2021 season. Tracy, 53, was the 2013 Star-Ledger ...

NEW - The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

December 21, 2021: An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System expert Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group. For more information visit: https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19.html

 

Cranford Police Rescue a Chicken from the Road

January 16, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Yes. You read that right!

Early Friday evening, Cranford Police Officer Thomas Bell rescued a chicken from the road.

"Why did the chicken cross the road? Apparently to create a traffic hazard on Centennial Avenue during rush hour tonight," the Cranford Police Department announced on social media.

The chicken was given to animal control while the owners ...

New COVID-19 Rules for Assembly Session, Speaker Coughlin Tests Positive

January 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — A busy week in Trenton as new members of the Assembly will be sworn-in. 

With cases of COVID-19 still rising rapidly in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced that all attendees of the Assembly session and reorganization ceremony will be required to show proof of a negative test regardless of their vaccination status. 

“The pandemic ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y partners with American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the YMCA, 1340 Martine Ave., in Scotch Plains.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org with sponsor code Fanwood-ScotchPlains.

January is also National Blood Donor ...

Expansion Plans for the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA in 2022

This coming year marks our Y’s 75th anniversary, and I’m most excited about our upcoming building project and the opportunities it will provide to our community. The plan is to add two new fitness studios for spin and yoga; expand our Wellness Center on the first floor and the second floor mezzanine, which will allow us to add more equipment; add in seating for pool viewing (Pool 2) ...

In My Bahamian-American Household, Mr. Sidney Poitier Was Revered Like a Greek God

January 9, 2022

Dear Editor:

I would like to express what Mr. Sidney Poitier meant to many of us in the Bahamian American community.

Sidney Poitier, the first Black Man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, passed away on January 6 at the age of 94. There are many reasons why people mourn celebrities. Some of us relate to their life’s story or become inspired by their ability to connect with ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic's Brosnan, Gunsiorowski, Weber Break School Records, Givan Wins

January 18, 2022

NEW YORK -  The Union Catholic track and field record book took a beating on Sunday as multiple marks were broken at the Molloy Stanner Games at the New York Armory.

Shane Brosnan, Kaleigh Gunsiorowski, and Evan Weber all smashed school records, and Nick Givan won a race to highlight the action for the Vikings.   

The Harvard-bound Brosnan, coming off an ...