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Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

April 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., April 21, 2017 – Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield. Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree ...

Former Employee of Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains Donates in Husband’s Memory

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., April 7, 2017 – Kathy O’Donnell and her son, Terrance of Cranford, treasure their longstanding connection to the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Scotch Plains. In 1983, O’Donnell went to work as secretary to the Center’s co-founder, Peggy Coloney (for whom the Scotch Plains residence, Peggy’s House is named) after her ...

Caring Contact Offers Tips for Reducing Stress During Stress Awareness Month

NEW JERSEY -- April is National Stress Awareness month, and nonprofit Caring Contact is sharing tips for avoiding and reducing stress. Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community, providing active listening support and best-in-class training to Central and Northern New Jersey. More than 100 trained volunteer listeners answer nearly ...

Scenes from the Annual St. Bart's 5K Race

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Over 250 local residents braved the cold weather on Saturday, April 1 to participate in the annual St. Bart's 5K, the first of four races scheduled to happen in Scotch Plains this year. Mayor Al Smith, Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones, long-time building official Bob LaCosta and SP-F Board of Ed. member Evan Murray were among those who participated in the ...

Imagine Offers Workshop on Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Sadly, children and youth experience loss:  divorce, moving, friendship, sports injuries as well as illness or death of a parent or sibling. Despite these losses, children can learn to become more resilient and adapt to change if given the right support. How can we best support them in their homes, communities and schools? 

Allowing them to share their ...

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

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 ...

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Tue, April 25, 10:00 AM

John F. Kennedy Library, Piscataway

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