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Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

The Uncertainty of Not Knowing

Many of us are feeling the anxiety of not knowing what is coming our way.  The current Covid-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, our government, relationships and of course our mental and physical health. It is natural to want to feel safe.  The fear of uncertainty can leave us very stressed, depressed and anxious.

Managing our anxiety ...

Dropping Off Kids at College – Learning How To Adjust

 

Whether your kid is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents.  There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses. 

It is a new phase in ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Junior Golf Tourney Title

EDISON -- Claire Lu of Edison, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, played three solid rounds to prevail in the AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) tournament at Normanside Golf Club in Albany, NY earlier this month.

Claire opened the tourney with a 2-under par round of 68 to take the lead, but fell a stroke behind after a 4-over par 74. She repeated her stellar opening ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Eye Middle School Electives

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison explored a variety of electives during this week's Electives Tasting Rotation. The robust list of extracurricular offerings includes Art, Chess, Film Forum, Newscast, Origami, Robotics, Scrapbooking, Literary Magazine, Newspaper and STEM.

Students selected four electives of interest to them and met with the ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Football's Anthony Robinson

SCOTCH PLAINS -- Don’t blink when Anthony Robinson is in the backfield… or anywhere on the turf at Tyson Perry Field.

Rushing for 420 yards and three touchdowns with the Raiders in the past three weeks, the senior has electrified the Scotch Plains-Fanwood faithful. For his outstanding start of the season, Robinson is the first Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Arrest Made in Wednesday's Fatal Shooting of Delivery Driver in Plainfield

September 11, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A 26-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon on the 200 block of Garfield Avenue in Plainfield on Wednesday. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer–in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino announced the arrest on Friday at a press ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Celebrates Welcoming Week from Sept. 10-19

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS -- This Welcoming Week, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. 

Held from Sept. 10-19 this year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing ...

Free 7th Grade Initiative Program Returns to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y this Fall

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to bring back its free 7th Grade Initiative Program for incoming 7th graders residing in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Clark beginning September 7, 2021. The Y is also offering a bonus for 8th graders who were unable to participate in the program last year.

The 7th Grade Initiative Program – which runs Sept. 7, 2021-June 30, 2022 – ...

Our Signature Street Fair Is Back with More Fun, More Food and More Live Music Than Ever Before

September 17, 2021

Dear Editor:

The return of Fanny Wood Day is upon us! After a break last year due to the pandemic, our signature street fair is back with more fun, more food and more live music than ever before. Sunday’s event will be downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main stage, made possible by Union County, will be right at South and Martine.

The opening ceremony will feature a presentation ...

Union Catholic Inducted 14 New Members Into Its Hall of Fame

September 20, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic proudly inducted 14 new members into its Hall of Fame during a very inspiring, emotional, and  entertaining Hall of Fame Class of 2021 ceremony on Friday night at the Shackamaxon Country Club.

The memorable ceremony, emceed by Dave Thornton (UC Class of 1975), began with a welcome from UC Assistant Principal Dr. Jim Reagan Jr., an invocation from ...

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Tue, September 21

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Northside Recycling Pickup

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