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Fri, January 18, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 01/18/2019 12:00pm 01/19/2019 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 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, January 21, 9:30 AM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood MLK Day of Service

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 9:30am 01/21/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Fanwood MLK Day of Service

The event is open to the community and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now in its 10th year, the day was created by volunteers for volunteers and has become a celebration of the interwoven, connected and compassionate community we create together.

The opening program and volunteer fair start at 9:30am at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains.

1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, January 21, 11:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Nazareth Center - Behind Main Church, Scotch Plains

"Soup'er" Senior Bingo - CANCELLED

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 11:00am 01/21/2019 1:00pm America/New_York "Soup'er" Senior Bingo - CANCELLED

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish and Immaculate Heart of Mary regret the need to CANCEL this event due to the prospects for inclement weather and dangerous traveling conditions.

1571 South Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, January 21, 1:00 PM

All Saints, Scotch Plains

Three ethnicities. Three perspectives. One cause.

Law & Justice

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 1:00pm 01/21/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Three ethnicities. Three perspectives. One cause.

Three ethnicities. Three perspectives. One cause. Sara Barshap, Vanessa Handy, and Matthew Skolar are each high school students who expressed their diverse experiences with race in the community in the wake of a defamatory incident at their school last October. Through their lives, each has grown and changed from their “labels”, defining titles placed upon them whether that be ...

559 Park Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Wardlaw+Hartridge School Fall Athletics Teams Begin Practice

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School athletes began outdoor practices this week, joining the Upper School teams on the soccer fields, tennis courts and cross-country terrain at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. The volleyball season, due to indoor restrictions, has been postponed to later in the school year.

Game competition for the Upper School athletes and teams begins next week, while the ...

Sage Delivers Safety, Quality Service to Wardlaw+Hartridge Community

EDISON, NJ -- Organized, clean and efficient food service is one of the most important elements associated with a safe return to school during the pandemic. Despite the many challenges created by COVID-19, Sage Dining Services has delivered quality and safety to students, faculty and staff at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison

Under the direction of head chef Anibal Rodriguez, Sage ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Resume Tutoring Work

EDISON, NJ -- The global pandemic and the need to work remotely has not stopped The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison’s partnership with Interfaith RISE of Highland Park and the W+H student-to-family tutoring program.  

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Nicole Nolan of Bridgewater, W+H Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach, along with Maya Wahrman, R&P Case ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Peer Leadership Retreat Enjoys New Look

EDISON, NJ 00 For three days, the 12 newly appointed senior peer leaders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison moved the program’s annual opening retreat a little closer to home – right on the W+H campus!

Normally, the kickoff to the Peer Leadership program resides on the wooded property of the Fairview Lakes YMCA in upstate NJ. However, this year our team building and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Kicks Off School Year with Convocation Ceremony

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison officially opened the 2020-2021 school year with its 138th Convocation Ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held virtually in a webinar presented to the full W+H community.

The processional included members of the Upper School Student Council carrying their class flags, which were placed on the stage of the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Atlantic Medical Group ENTs Overcome Pandemic Challenges by Facing Them – Head-On

As health care providers throughout New Jersey passed the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and sought to resume care, they were faced with the task of finding new ways of doing so while protecting patients and their own team members.

For otolaryngologists, better known as ear, nose and throat specialists, or ENTs, this was a bit more challenging. These are physicians whose very work means ...

Community Conversation: When Will High School Sports Resume?

The school year is about to begin, but what's the latest when it comes to school sports? On this Community Conversation, Damion Martins, MD, medical director of Sports Medicine for Atlantic Health System, team physician for the New York Jets and a leading voice in the reopening of sports activities, answers your questions about what student-athletes and parents can expect this fall ...

Westfield Rescue Squad Prez Resigns After Backlash Over His COVID Conspiracy Views

September 26, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — The president of the local volunteer rescue squad, who faces criticism for his view that the pandemic is a hoax aimed at “Orwellian control” of the population, has stepped down from his leadership role.

David Sloan is resigning from his role as the squad's president, Chief Sergio Guzman announced Friday.

Sloan, who will remain a member of the ...

97-Year Old Newark Resident Receives Golden Broom for Sweeping Property Every Day for 53 Years

September 21, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Department of Public Works officials and neighbors of a longtime South Ward community member made a show of what it means to keep Newark clean on Tuesday when the group surprised the 97-year-old woman with a golden broom for her efforts to brighten up her neighborhood. 

Rain, hail, sleet or snow, since moving to Newark in 1967, family and friends say ...

How Has Lockdown Affected Your Relationship?

COVID-19 has reshaped our personal relationships. Life in lockdown has forced us to live in close proximity to one another and balance work, children, homeschooling and finances during an already stressful time. On the other hand, social distancing has isolated us from our friends, family, communities and activities that we once enjoyed.

Although we are beginning to see some sense of what use ...

School Tensions and the Strain on Families and Couples

The challenges of figuring out school this year have created tension in many families. Couples may have a difference of opinion; one parent may want remote learning while the other wants in-person learning. Is socialization (and the potential risk of spread) the best bet, or is being safe at home (and isolated) the better option? 

No matter how challenging these negotiations are for ...

Speaking with Purpose and Not from a Place of Reactivity

Have you ever had the experience when you’ve spoken too soon and then it’s way too late to reverse what’s just been said? Do you regret how you handled that situation? Perhaps you were too reactive and responded in an emotional way?

Speaking with purpose and not from a place of reactivity takes practice and an awareness of Self. We have all had knee-jerk ...

Fanwood Update on COVID, Voting and Taxes

September 25, 2020

Dear Fanwoodians:

The Westfield Regional Board of Health has reported six additional cases of COVID-19 infection in Fanwood this week. There has been a statewide increase in cases, transmission, and the positivity rate. Given the Labor Day holiday and change in everyone’s schedule, this is not very surprising but should be a useful reminder that we are still in the midst of ...

Honoring a Man Who Lives a Life of Service: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad's Dan Sullivan

September 12, 2020

The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad wouldn’t exist without its volunteers who answer calls day and night, on weekends and holidays. One of these volunteers, Daniel Sullivan, is now being recognized for all he does for his community. Mayor Al Smith will issue a proclamation naming Dan the Scotch Plains Male Volunteer of the Year at the town council meeting on September 15. The actual award ...

Now Is The Time to Get a Seasonal Flu Shot in Union County

September 26, 2020

New Union County flu shot drive focuses on residents without health insurance.

As the flu season approaches, Union County is offering a series of free flu shot drives in local communities to help ensure that everyone has access to a free seasonal flu vaccine at a convenient location, especially residents who have no health insurance. Protection against seasonal flu is more important than ever ...