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Fanwood Police Chief Stresses Importance of Drug Awareness, Invites Public to Forum on Weds, May 24

May 23, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ – In recognizing officers of the department who had helped save lives of people who had overdosed this year, Police Chief Richard Trigo took the opportunity on Monday night’s Fanwood Council meeting to encourage residents to attend a forum on drug awareness on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Road Park.

 “We have been using with NarCAN, we saves five ...

With Lyme Disease on the Rise in Area, Experts Offer Advice on Staying Safe

WESTFIELD, NJ — Local experts anticipate an increase in Lyme Disease this spring. Experts urge precaution to aid in prevention.

“We are certainly expecting to see more Lyme’s this year,” said health officer Megan Avallone at an April Westfield Board of Health meeting. “The problem is that you don’t know you have it until late ...

Scenes from FSPY's United for a Cause 5K in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Hundreds of local residents braved the hot, muggy weather on Wednesday evening to participate in the Unity for a Cause 5K and Family 1-mile walk/run. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council partnered for the annual race in a combined effort to celebrate and provide opportunities for health and wellness within the Scotch ...

The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Takes Place Sunday at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

CLARK, NJ -- Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy related to high blood pressure, will be participating in and raising money for the Foundation’s annual The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™. The annual event, which happens ...

The Truth About Self Esteem

Self Esteem is a way of thinking, feeling and acting that implies that you accept, respect, trust, and believe in yourself. When you accept yourself, you can live comfortably with both your personal strengths and weaknesses without undue self criticism. When you respect yourself you acknowledge your own dignity and value as a unique human being. You treat yourself well in much the ...

2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Set for May 21

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nearly 2,000 people are expected when the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, May 21. 

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure’s official Master of Ceremonies will be WABC-TV reporter Anthony Johnson, who has been a member of the the Eyewitness News team since 2001. Patty Steele, ...

LIVESTRONG at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA® Graduates 32 Cancer Survivors

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congratulations to Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s recent graduation class of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA®.  This class joins other participants that completed the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA® program this year, making the total number of participants served more than 300 survivors over the past 5 years. 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA® is a free ...

Parental Controls: Cutting Screen Time and Safeguarding What Kids Are Doing

NATIONAL -- American kids spend an estimated 6 hours per day – or more -- on electronic screens from television sets to the Internet and tablets/mobile devices. Further, 56% of children between eight and 12-years old own cell phones, and more than 1-in-5 children under eight-years-old use them.

“It is becoming more and more of a problem in society today,” said Maria Sikoutris ...

Scotch Plains Brothers with Rare Vision/Hearing Condition Receive Companion Dog

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Thanks to Canine Companions for Independence – a non-profit organization providing highly trained assistance dogs for children adults, and veterans with disabilities – a Scotch Plains family has received an assistance dog in effort to help accommodate two brother’s daily needs while offering an important sense of companionship.

Gavin and ...

Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Body and Brain at the Scotch Plains Public Library on May 11

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Over the past several decades, researchers have explored how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health.  Diet, exercise, stress, sleep problems, and other factors may influence age-related physical and cognitive decline. On Thursday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m., join Shelley Steiner of Alzheimer’s New Jersey to learn about the latest ...

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