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Thu, August 6, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains

Special Zoning Board Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 08/06/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Special Zoning Board Meeting

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430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, August 8, 8:00 AM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Farmers Market

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 08/08/2020 8:00am 08/08/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Farmers Market

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430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, August 11, 1:30 PM

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, Clark

Clark Blood Drive - Urgent Need!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/11/2020 1:30pm 08/11/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Clark Blood Drive - Urgent Need!

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (876 Raritan Road) on Tuesday, August 11 between 1:30pm-7:30pm. To make an appointment, you can visit http://tinyurl.com/donateblood... or text 732.616.8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

875 Raritan Road Clark, NJ 07066
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Sat, August 15, 9:00 AM

Fanwood - Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop, Scotch Pl.,

Thrift Shop Final Saturday Only Sidewalk Sale

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/15/2020 9:00am 08/15/2020 12:30pm America/New_York Thrift Shop Final Saturday Only Sidewalk Sale

Weather permitting, the Fanwood - Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop from 9 AM to 12:15 PM will hold its final Saturday Only Sidewalk Sale. All items will be 1/2 price. The sale will feature handbags, shoes, and clothing. Jewelry and linens and bric a brack will not be available. Because of the limited space, please limit the number of persons in your shopping party. Please wear masks. The ...

1741 E. 2nd St. Scotch Pl.,, NJ 07076
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Tue, August 18, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Branch), Scotch Plains

Virtual Golden Girls Trivia with the Scotch ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/18/2020 7:00pm 08/18/2020 8:30pm America/New_York Virtual Golden Girls Trivia with the Scotch Plains Library

Picture it! Scotch Plains, 2020. Test your knowledge of the classic ’80s sitcom, The Golden Girls, in the library’s first ever virtual trivia event for adults. This program will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Advanced registration is required, in order to receive the link.

Participants can register to play solo or on behalf of a team. The library ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, August 24

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Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized ...

Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/24/2020 12:00am 08/25/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Tue, August 25

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/25/2020 12:00am 08/26/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Wed, August 26

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/26/2020 12:00am 08/27/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Thu, August 27

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2020 12:00am 08/28/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Fri, August 28

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/28/2020 12:00am 08/29/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Sat, August 29

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2020 12:00am 08/30/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Sun, August 30

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/30/2020 12:00am 08/31/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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Mon, August 31

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Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 08/31/2020 12:00am 09/01/2020 12:00am America/New_York Restaurant Week for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s Better Together Initiative

This summer, local restaurants are coming together to serve up miracles for the kids at Children’s Specialized Hospital! We invite you to support participating New Jersey restaurants by dining or picking up takeout during Children’s Specialized Hospital’s first ever Better Together Restaurant Week from August 24-30.

Find a list of participating locations and stay up to date ...

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How Has The Coronavirus Impacted Our Children?

The coronavirus pandemic has been associated with many mental health challenges. Research has shown that there has been an increase in substance abuse, mental disorders, and suicidal ideation. Moreover, symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder has considerably increased in the United States during April-June of 2020. 

Covid-19 has reshaped our relationships, our daily ...

Losing a Pet: How You and Your Child Can Cope

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love. If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different from when a person you love dies. 

It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not ...

Doing It All in Your Relationship

Do you ever wonder whether you are doing more than your partner in the relationship? Do you, in fact, know that you are doing more in the relationship than your partner? 

Thinking that relationships need to be split 50/50 may not always be realistic however, the other extreme is taking it all on you. Responsibilities usually fall upon the parent who is most available. Although it may ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Enhances Learning with Owl 360 Camera Systems

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enhanced its virtual classroom experience with the installation of Owl 360° cameras in more than 50 classrooms last week. The Technology Department installed Owls in classrooms of all three divisions.

According to the Owl website, “Any classroom becomes a hybrid classroom with the Meeting Owl, the smart conference camera that captures 360° ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Distinction

 




For Alex Caiola of Westfield, the decision to create a fitness trail at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for his Eagle Scout project became a no-brainer. The W+H senior considered other options but wound up with several solid reasons to build something useful on the W+H campus.

 “I have been at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School for many years, and I ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Receives Top Ranking in Middlesex County

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, a coeducational, college preparatory day school enrolling 455 students in Prekindergarten through grade 12, earned the No. 1 rating among all Middlesex County private schools in the 2021 Best Schools in America rankings released by Niche. This marks the second consecutive year in which Wardlaw+Hartridge has earned this distinction.

Wardlaw+Hartridge also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Begins Middle School Electives Program

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison kicked off its 2020-2021 Middle School elective program on Monday, Oct. 5. This year's program, which includes 10 interesting extracurricular options, will take place on Monday afternoons and run for the entire school year.

This year's elective lineup includes the return of the popular Student Government and Publications group with faculty advisor ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Recognized in Health Contest

Middle School students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison made a clean 1-2-3 sweep claiming the top prizes in the “Don’t Get Vaped In” Creative Expression Contest sponsored by Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities. Middlesex County middle school students were eligible and required to submit a one-page entry of their own original work ...

Football: Defense, Turnovers Lead St. Joseph Past Westfield, 20-3

WESTFIELD, NJ — The St. Joseph of Metuchen football team capitalized on a pair of interceptions and used an aggressive defensive performance to improve to 2-0 and get past Westfield, 20-3, on Saturday afternoon in the Blue Devils’ home opener at Gary Kehler Stadium.

St. Joseph, coming off a 17-12 victory over Elizabeth last week, was stout on the defensive end all game. Westfield, ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

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New Jersey Date Night: You’re the Wurst

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

Crisper temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves makes us something a little more substantial for our meals, which might explain why October is National Sausage Month. Hearty and flavorful, sausage is great year around, but in cooler weather it’s a go-to food if you desire something ...

4 Great Seasonal Beers by NJ Breweries (That Aren’t Pumpkin)

Changing leaves, shorter days and cooler temperatures — the telltale signs of autumn. And with the season comes fall flavors.

Aside from the tried and true pumpkin-flavored everything, there are many other flavors of fall that craft breweries all over the state are tapping into to create interesting and unique beer.

Warm up with some of these sensational seasonal ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Atlantic Health System Earns Most Wired Recognition

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery as it was named a certified level 8 organization by CHIME Digital Health Most Wired for 2020. As a level 8 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for applying core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs ...

Generations Come Together in a Love Story for the Ages - in the Age of COVID

Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light-illuminated room, and held out her hand.

On her finger was a wedding band – originally her grandmother’s – which, moments before, her husband Daniel slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of their closest family members.

“Does this look familiar to you?,” she asked ...

Jets and Atlantic Health System to Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Campaign

OCTOBER 1, 2020 – METLIFE STADIUM

The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. for our game on October 1, four children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at the Valerie Center at Goryeb ...

Union County OKs $1.1M in Open Space Grants; Find Out What the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Funding Will Cover

October 16, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will distribute about $1.1 million in open space grants to municipalities for planting trees and funding resources for children’s recreation, including fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts.

Scotch Plains will receive $65,000 for safety netting improvements to protect the historic Shady Rest clubhouse at  Scotch Hills Country ...

Five Female Rutgers Professors File Pay-Equity Lawsuit

October 18, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate workers at the New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses.

According to the press release, the situation came to light through a program to address faculty salary inequality that was part of the contract ...

Everything I Do, I Do Because I Love Scotch Plains

October 23, 2020

Dear Editor:

Since the summer I have knocked on the doors of thousands of residents in Scotch Plains to get a sense of what in town they’re happy about and what can be improved. Because you can never stop improving things, I never run out of things to discuss.

You may be surprised to hear that despite our political divisions nationally, when it comes to Scotch Plains, our Democrats, ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Auxiliary: Serving Outside of the Ambulance

October 20, 2020

Scotch Plains, NJ - If you’ve attended a Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Pancake Breakfast, Scotch Plains Day, or National Night Out, chances are you’ve seen energetic and welcoming people in snappy, patched blue shirts…serving food, giving out prizes, and handing out information about the Rescue Squad. These happy faces belong to the Squad Auxiliary, a vital organization that ...

COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, Oct. 24

October 23, 2020

UNION COUNTY, The County will hold an emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Kean University (1000 Morris Ave., Union). The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the intersection of North Ave. and Morris Ave.  The food distribution will be first-come, ...