Chair Exercise: Glow-in-the-Dark Edition!

In this special evening session of Chair Exercise, Instructor Natalia Belyakova will guide participants through a relaxing workout that’s sure to be out of this world.

 

Contact Information
  1. Laura Pecoraro
  2. 908-851-5450
  3. lpecoraro@uplnj.org
Mon, July 08
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 07/08/2019 7:00pm 07/08/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Chair Exercise: Glow-in-the-Dark Edition!

In this special evening session of Chair Exercise, Instructor Natalia Belyakova will guide participants through a relaxing workout that’s sure to be out of this world.


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Golden Rule Lodge to Host 20th Anniversary Community Day

August 20, 2019

UNION, NJ - The Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 will be hosting their 20th Annual Community Day on Saturday, August 31.

The event, "Building partnerships to create chances for success", will be held at the Golden Rule Lodge, at the corner of Oswald Place and Burkley Place, Vauxhall.  The free event will run from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m, with games, music, and food.

Family and Friends Mourn the Passing of Anthony "A.J." DeVito

UNION, NJ – Anthony “A.J.” DeVito, 30, of Union, died suddenly on August 16 at home. 

A.J. was a proud volunteer for the Kenilworth Fire Department for three years.  He worked for the County of Union for ten years in park maintenance.

A.J. is the beloved son of Kerry (McCarthy) DeVito and John A. Devito, brother of Benjamin and his wife Jacqueline.  He is ...

Aging and Disability Resource Connection at Union Public Library on Sept. 24

UNION, NJ - Union residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older can come and speak in person with experienced staff from the Union County Aging and Disability Resource Connection, a division of the Department of Human Services at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“Our goal is to help senior residents ...

Union's Taylor Heggins Receives Rex's Best Award from American International College

August 24, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Taylor Heggins, of Union, received the Rex's Best Award from American International College (AIC) at the college's Cocurricular Awards Ceremony this spring.

The Rex's Best Award is presented to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated personal growth through sustained leadership in clubs, organizations, athletics and/or in the community while serving as positive ...

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Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Closure of Rialto Theatre in Westfield Catches Town by Surprise

August 23, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The nearly 100-year-old Rialto Theatre has closed, catching both municipal officials and the public by surprise.

The marquee of the movie theater on Friday advised that the theater is closed and told the public to call New Vision Cinemas for refunds. A message left with the number for New Vision Cinemas that was left on the marquee Friday morning was not immediately ...

Watchung Hires Full Time Administrator

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough said goodbye to Administrator Tom Atkins and welcomed James Damato as Watchung Borough’s new administrator at the last meeting of the Borough Council. The new administrator will be working full time in Watchung.

Borough Council President Robert Gibbs read the resolution and said that the addition of a full time administrator will add a lot of value to ...

Westfield Wants Everyone to Know About This ‘Creepy’ Story

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s the creepy story this town wants everyone to know about. It’s also a bit kooky.

Leveraging both the success of last year’s town-wide festival honoring town native Charles Addams and the release of a new animated “The Addams Family” film set for October, organizers in Westfield are looking to make AddamsFest a regional ...

Early Morning Armed Robbery in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – According to information supplied by Police Chief Jim DeVaul, and reported earlier by BNN, at approximately 3:13 a.m. on August 19, the Maplewood Police Department received a frantic 911 call from a female who reported that intruders had gained entrance to her home at 7 Lombardy Place and assaulted her fiancé. She further stated that two males wearing ...

Stormy Weather Calls Elmora Troopers Game in the 5th Inning - Game to Resume on Monday

Williamsport, PA - Rain has caused the Elmora Troopers game to be stopped in the 5th inning after a reported lightning strike in the area and rain.  After a long delay, officials decided to stop the game for the day and it will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m. 

The Troopers were playing the team from Hawaii and were trailing with a score of 6-0 in favor of the Hawaiian team.

For ...

Summit Mayor: 'Amazing' Gould Was a "Creative Force for Good'

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Mayor Nora Radest has issued a heartfelt statement regarding the sudden passing of Common Councilman Matthew Gould, who died August 13 at the age of 48 due to a heart condition.

The statement from Radest reads, "An amazing human being left us all too soon on Tuesday. Matt Gould was dedicated to our community and served as a creative force for good. Those of us who have ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

August 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers.

“Building a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey begins with unwavering support for our mothers and families, ...

Meet Best-Selling ‘Kosher by Design’ Cookbook Author Susie Fishbein

August 22, 2019

Just in time for the Jewish New Year, Susie Fishbein, author of the international best-selling cookbook series “Kosher By Design,” will teach a week’s worth of kosher-based cooking classes beginning on Sept. 8 at The Kitchen at Bed Bath & Beyond, a new interactive cooking and activity learning space in East Hanover.

We asked the Livingston resident about Jewish ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon; Here’s Where They'll Stop

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

Madonna is Waiting for her Forever Home

August 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - Madonna is the Union Animal Shelter's longest resident.

Madonna is three years old and enjoys lounging, eating and relaxing.   The Union Animal Shelter would love to get this adult kitty into a home before the end of the summer.   Madonna is FIV positive. FIV cats can live in perfect harmony with other cats and do not pose a danger to them.

Shelter ...

Benji is Looking for a New Home

UNION, NJ - Benji is looking for his forever home. He came to the Union Animal Shelter as a stray and family has not reclaimed him.

Benji is a smaller size pit mix who gets along with everyone he meets. He just turned two years old in May and neutered.  His new family can foster to adopt directly through the shelter.

Shelter hours
Tuesday-Saturday 12-3pm
Closed to public Monday & ...

HomeGrown: Asbury Park Visits Watermark, a Venue Rooted in Community and Connection

August 23, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This week, HomeGrown: Asbury Park visits Watermark, the go-to gathering spot located on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Host Stephanie Willoughby sat down with Watermark’s Owner & Creator, Russell Lewis, to discuss both the history and vibe of Watermark and the larger community of Asbury Park. 

Watermark is located on Ocean Avenue, steps away from local landmarks ...

Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...