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Helping Our Children During Difficult Times of Divorce and Separation

February 19, 2017

The reality is that a successful relationship takes hard work and a successful divorce takes harder work.  It’s difficult to stop being “intimate partners” and become just two people working together to raise a child.  The good news is that with patience and persistence you can have a positive divorce.  Divorce is ranked at the top of the list of stressful life ...

Learn to Resolve Conflict in a Marriage or Relationship

Most people believe that in a healthy relationship, conflict does not exist. This is not true. It is necessary to have conflict since no two people are alike.  Avoiding conflict  rather than discussing problems in a respectful manner can build up until one is ready to explode.  

Constructive conflict permits no mention or questioning of the basic foundation on which ...

Young Millennials Top List of Worst Behaved Drivers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials (young adults between the ages of 19-24) engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors — which increase crash risk — included texting while driving, ...

Fit to Be Fab Celebrates Heart Health Month, Offers Complimentary Sessions for New Customers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The heart is undoubtedly our most crucial organ, and heart disease continues to be the number one cause of the death in the U.S. Because February is Heart Health month, it is time to take charge and ensure that your heart is in good shape!

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults engage in a minimum of either 150 minutes of moderate ...

Why Date Night Is So Important

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Children, careers and many outside commitments and responsibilities, can make it difficult to stay connected to your partner. As a couple, it is so easy to get caught up with the daily activities of life even when it’s life’s enjoyable moments. We take pride and responsibility in raising our family and ensuring that our children have all their needs ...

Greater Westfield Area Chamber, Trinitas Present Health and Wellness Expo in Scotch Plains on Feb. 26

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Sunday, February 26, The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) is hosting the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health and Wellness from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Snuffy’s Pantagis (250 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains). The expo is FREE to all attendees, and the first 200 participants will receive a free swag bag with special ...

Imagine Open House at New Center in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has moved into a dedicated home of its own at 244 Sheffield Street in Mountainside and invites the public to an Open House on Feb. 22 to see and learn more about Imagine. Sessions are 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Imagine is a free, year-round grief support ...

Safety Tips for Severe Winter Weather - Dangers Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

UNION, N.J. – Elizabethtown Gas is closely monitoring forecasts of what is expected to be a significant snowstorm. The company is providing the following guidelines associated with natural gas meter and appliance venting safety:

Appliance Safety

Never use natural gas appliances, such as ovens or the burners on a stove, to heat their homes or businesses.
Make sure their ...

Fit to Be Fab in Scotch Plains Helps Women Change Lifestyles Through Fitness, Flexibility and Accountability

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It is fab to be fit, but it's hard to do it alone.

So says Alla Wexler, owner of Fit to Be Fab (445 Park Ave., Scotch Plains), whose business revolves around nutritional education and planning, along with physical training.

"We meet the needs of any woman who wants to change her life, whether she is looking to lose weight, tone-up or prevent ...

Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program is Open for Students Grades 8-12

NEW JERSEY -- The Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program is open to students in grades 8 through 12 who attend middle and high schools in New Jersey. There is no cost to apply or attend.

Students must complete the online application and the two release forms, which must be signed by a parent or guardian. Students will not be permitted to attend without the signed ...

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Sun, February 26, 4:00 PM

Hellenic Therapy Center, 567 Park Avenue, Suite 203, Scotch Plains

Hellenic Therapy Center to Host Anxiety Workshop ...

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Mother Seton Regional High School….a Beacon of Hope

February 18, 2017

CLARK, NJ - Students from Mother Seton Regional High School have organized a school team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising event which will be held on June 3 at Rahway Park.

Voting on a school wide ballot, the students named their team “Setters for Survival” as a tribute to the Irish Setter, the breed which has been the long time mascot for the ...