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IHM Lenten Way of the Cross for Families

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Life has a way of throwing the occasional nasty curveball…this Lenten Way of the Cross offers children and families a path toward dealing with the challenge and growing from the experience. We invite you to join us as we journey through Lent.

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Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Foodies: Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Cooking Classes

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

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

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

South Plainfield's Katie Stilo, a 'Today Show' Producer, Launches Online Quarantine Cooking Classes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals – and amateur cooks – together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning show, Stilo, along ...

Getting Dinner to Go? Don’t Forget the Wine

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout.

During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they sell to go or, depending on that restaurant’s license, by delivery. The beverages must be sold in ...

New Jersey’s Wineries Struggle to Survive Coronavirus Shut Down

It’s a sunny spring weekend, the kind when hundreds of people would visit Auburn Road Vineyards in Salem County to taste wine and enjoy wood fired pizza. But on March 21, business was down to about a quarter of what they typically make as the usual stream of customers turned to a trickle of folks picking up their pies and wine to go.

As a farm, wine shop and ...

Union County COVID-19 Test Center to Surpass 3,000 Tests Since Opening

April 3, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County COVID-19 Center at Kean University has surpassed its 3,000th test since opening approximately two weeks ago on March 23.

 

The facility is managed through Union County, and is staffed by medical personnel, volunteers, first responders, and Union County employees. Testing is free.

 

“This is a milestone, given all the challenges ...

Coronavirus: New Rules Enacted to Protect Elderly and Disabled During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Under Temporary Rule Waiver, Home Health Aides May Be Supervised Remotely, Limiting In-Person Visits

NEWARK, NJ  – Responding to concerns from families relying on in-home health aides to look after their elderly or disable loved ones, the Division of Consumer Affairs today took steps to limit the number of health care providers required to visit patient homes on a routine ...

Grieving After Losing a Loved One Suddenly

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. 

Losing a loved one during this pandemic, is ...

What The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Teaching Us About Ourselves

A pandemic has a way of bringing us all together. 

This pandemic reminds me of 9/11. We all came together as a country and were able to embrace one another with compassion, tears, understanding, concern and love.

We are forced to think together on this one and work together. This virus has forced us to slow down. It’s not just a physical virus, it’s here to ...

How to Survive Coronavirus... and Each Other

We are facing a health crisis that is spreading quickly across the world and in our community. School closings, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and businesses are all being shut down -- all of this in an effort to limit the spread of this disease. We have been asked to practice social distancing and avoid crowds of no more than fifty people.

Our children may think that this is a good ...

Anxiety Can Be Just as Contagious as The Coronavirus

When a family becomes stressed, everyone feels anxious. The anxiety moves easily from person to person in the family.  Anxiety that affects one, affects all. It can be contagious.

Our country and our community are in the midst of a great deal of panic and anxiety with the pandemic of the Coronavirus. We are bombarded daily with the updates on this illness and how it is spreading. We ...

It Is Vital That Everyone Respond to the Census

April 1, 2020

Dear Residents:

By now all Fanwood households should have received their 2020 Census invitations.

It is vital that everyone respond to the Census. More than ever, current events demonstrate how important it is to know where Americans reside in order to best allocate federal resources and representation.  The results of the census count inform important planning decisions for ...

The CARES Act: How It Can Help NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

Westfield Library Hosts Magician on Facebook page

April 2, 2020

Come one, come all to the Westfield Memorial Library's Facebook page for a stunning magic show!

On Friday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m., we will host Gary Mandelblatt, celebrated magician and longtime Westfield resident, as he demonstrates his grand illusions and amazing tricks. Log on to our page Friday at 3:00 p.m. and the video will be available to view. This promises to be a fun and ...