Seventh-Graders Compete for $1,000 at Health Bee at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on March 23

March 17, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- From healthy fats to fitness tips to science facts, seventh graders from Park Middle School and Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, and from St. John the Apostle School and Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark will focus their brain power on health as they compete in the UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools Mark Think Purple Week: March 13-17

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- This week, Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools celebrate Think Purple Week!, a districtwide campaign to help kids stay drug-free. This year's theme is "The Best Me is Drug Free" and  throughout the week there will be different activities that the students will participate in. Including:

Post your best "Drug-Free'"or ...

Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical Offering Free, East to Use Colorectal Cancer Testing Kits

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical of South Plainfield, being a Good Neighbor Pharmacy, will be giving out free home colon and rectal cancer testing kits. The free ‘Test for Life’ kits, which will be available throughout the month, are suggested for men and women age 50 and older.

“By giving away free, ...

Start Slow, Build Confidence, Become Determined - How One Scotch Plains Mom Lost Over 60 Pounds

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Like many of us, Jane Fitter-Schoenfeld struggled with her weight. She yo-yoed - losing 70, then gaining 80.

"I went up and down, and had excuses  that I didn't have time," said Fitter-Schoenfeld, who decided three and a half years ago that it was 'finally time to make time.'

"I was determined," said Fitter-Schoenfeld, who joined Fit ...

Seniors Can “ASK” About Services in Fanwood on March 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can attend any of six Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in March to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.

The ASK events will be held in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood (March 22), Mountainside, Linden, and ...

Children and Adults with Disabilities Invited to Free Ice Skating Session March 5

ELIZABETH—The Union County Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite children and adults with disabilities to enjoy an afternoon of ice skating at the Warinanco Park Ice Skating Center (Thompson Ave. in Roselle) on Sunday, March 5.

There will be two sessions offered, the first from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. With a second session added ...

Local Hospitals Partner with Law Enforcement, Prevention Links to Offer Services to Overdose Victims

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- All three major hospitals in Union County are partnering with local and County law enforcement as well as a Roselle-based nonprofit group in an effort to help drug overdose victims break the cycle of addiction, according to a joint announcement made Monday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park; Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan; Union County Board of Chosen ...

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

GWACC Trinitas Health Fair in Scotch Plains Features Medical Practices and Nationally Known Psychologist

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) presented the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health and Wellness Expo at Snuffy's in Scotch Plains on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Hundreds of visitors met exhibitors from a variety of health modalities and medical practices, including chiropractic, acupuncture, rehab therapy, nutrition, exercise, ...

Fit to Be Fab to Host Nutritional Workshop on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.

Fit to Be Fab is hosting a free meal preparation workshop on Thursday, February 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. at its personal training facility on 445 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains. February is heart healthy month and the perfect reason to start your diet. 

The event will feature:

Cooking Demos
Planning Advice
Tips and Q&A

Customers can register for the program ...

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Scholarships Available for Nursing Students in Union County

March 25, 2017

The Union County School Nurse Association (UCSNA) is sponsoring scholarships for Union County high school seniors who will be attending nursing programs, (AD/ Diploma or BSN programs) in the Fall of 2017.  Interested persons should speak with their guidance counselors to obtain an application. Information has been sent to all Union County high schools.  

UNSNA is an ...