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Shane Sheppard Softball Tournament on Sun, Apr. 22 Benefits Two Treatment Centers

April 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The fourth annual Shane Sheppard Softball Tournament, which benefits two treatment centers, will be played on Sunday, April 22, at Jerseyland Park in Scotch Plains.

The pre-game ceremony will start at 12:00 noon, followed by the game.

The Sheppard family, Steve, Gladys and Summer, started this tournament to honor Shane, their son and brother, who passed away. Shane was ...

UCC Hosts Free Public Panel Exploring Sexual Assault and Consent

CRANFORD, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave. in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia Opens 2018 Season

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Carl H. Kumpf Middle School Wins 2018 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee Competition in Scotch Plains, N.J.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Seventh-grade students from Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark won the 2018 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee competition in a spirited final round in Scotch Plains, NJ, on April 12. The school was awarded a grand prize of $1,000 to apply to its health and wellness programs.

Students from five middle schools -- Kumpf, Newmark, Park, St. John the Apostle and ...

Start Weight Loss Journey with Signature Weight Loss Program; 3-4-5 12 On 12 Off Mindful Nutrition Plan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - K Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Center launches a signature medical weight loss program that follows well established nutrition guidelines and includes restricted as well as mindful eating. 

"As an Internist with over ten years of experience in weight management, I believe we are what we eat and counting calories is essential for weight loss," said ...

Scenes from the St. Bart's 5K Race in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Under beautiful skies, the St. Bart's 5K Race brought out runners of all ages who raced through the streets of Scotch Plains and Fanwood in an annual rite of spring.

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, and Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo welcomed the crowd and wished them well. The race is one of four events in Mayor ...

St. Bart's 5K Today Kicks Off Mayor's Wellness Campaign 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign, Mayor Al Smith will award the Mayor's Medal to anyone competing in three of the four races in town this year.

The first race, St. Bart's 5K will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m.  Walk-up registration is available before race sign-in. 

The remaining races are:

YMCA 5K (May ...

Seminar on Vaping and Juuling to Be Held at Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS on May 1

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Is your teen vaping and juuling? If yes, do you know the dangers of  E-cigarettes?

A seminar will take place at Scotch Plains-Fanwood Hight School auditorium on Tuesday, May 1, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on this teenage trend. Your teen may not realize that E-cigarettes are considered tobacco products because most of them contain nicotine, which comes ...

St. Bart's 5K to Kick Off 2018 The Scotch Plains Mayor's Medal Runs on April 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of his annual Mayor's Wellness Campaign, Mayor Al Smith will award the Mayor's Medal to anyone competing in three of the four 5K races held in Scotch Plains this year.

The first race, St. Bart's 5K will take place on Saturday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. Those interested in participating can register at www.stbacadamey.com/sba5k.  

The ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination at Healthy Kids Day® on Apr. 21

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) will host the annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day®, a national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll ...

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Local Crisis Hotline to Screen Remarkable Film of Golden Gate Jump Survivor to Increase Suicide Awareness

April 19, 2018

MOUTAINSIDE, NJ -- Local crisis hotline Caring Contact will present a special screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect," the remarkable story of Kevin Hines, who at 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The screening will take place Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Loews at 1021 Route 22 East in Mountainside.

Following the screening, there will ...