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Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get growing!   USDA Gardening Zones The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone Map splits the U.S. into different gardening zones ...

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“Sit up straight!” That’s what my mother always told me. And, if you don’t do so, you’re going to have bad posture. And yes, while we should try our best not to slump over our computers all day long, a straight spine is not the healthiest form for your body. The Ideal Spine Our spine is naturally curvy. From the neck to the upper and middle back to the lower back, your spine’s curvature is an 'S' to maintain the best posture, balance, and stability. These are the three points of the spine ...

Family Matters with Fern Weis

When you hear the expression ‘going through the motions’, what comes to mind? Making a mediocre effort, yessing someone, lack of buy-in, and not caring about the final result are some that come up for me. It’s generally not a positive picture.   There are times, however, when going through the motions is a good thing. Here’s an example from a personal experience.   When our family was at Hyde School, there was a system of evaluating your attitude and effort:  EEMO. The first E was for Excellence. As a ...

Health Matters – Chilton Medical Center

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest. Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a pandemic related reason and many mothers say that worry or stress related to coronavirus has affected their mental health.  This disruption in ...

Home Sweet Home

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros. Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the correct area of your lawn. Follow a few quick steps to assess and adjust these faulty sprinkler heads.  ●    First things first, ...

Improving Your Smile with Artista Dental

Everyone knows you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, there are some other things you likely could be doing better to improve your mouth’s overall health. 1. Upgrade to an Electric Toothbrush: An electric toothbrush is often considered more effective than traditional toothbrushes when used correctly.Users do not have to brush back and forth but let the toothbrush do the work with its vibrations and move the brush around the teeth.Additionally, most have a two-minute timer to make sure it is being done for ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers. Introducing alternate water sources may cause customers to experience low water pressure and discoloration at any time.  Work on ...

PCCC Update

Summer is the perfect time and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is the perfect place to get started, get ahead, or catch up on your college education. Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.   Are you a first-time college student? PCCC offers outstanding support services that make the admission and registration process quick and simple. Adult students will appreciate PCCC’s ...

The Cutting Edge of Modern Surgery

The Wayne Surgical Center now offers Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), which is a minimally-invasive procedure to help doctors assess and identify digestive and pulmonary diseases. The device is able to create precise images of surrounding tissue by using ultra-sound waves. It can also take small samples (biopsies) of fluid and tissues from your abdomen or chest. The images, along with the results of analyses of any sample tissue or fluid collected during the EUS procedure can help doctors identify lung, esophagus, pancreas, stomach, rectal or ...

The Entertainer

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these décor elements into your home this season. New Dishes These citrus plates and bowls are a great addition to your entertainment décor ...

Wayne Education Association News: Your Local Teachers & Support Staff

There are few callings that are both as rewarding and challenging as teaching a group of our young students and preparing them for the world that impatiently waits for them. When young educators begin their career, they do so with wide-eyed optimism and energy. As they make their way through the ranks, they develop new strategies, tools, and instincts that will guide their instruction through their time in the classroom. And at the end of their career, they look back with pride as they truly begin to appreciate the contribution that they ...

Wayne Financial Advisor - Conan Ward

If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf. Here are three possibilities: • 529 plan – If you invest in a 529 education savings plan, your earnings can grow federally tax-free, provided the money is used for qualified educational expenses. (Withdrawals not used for these expenses will generally ...

Women's Wellness

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor workouts that you can complete in your yard or neighborhood with minimal preparation and equipment, so choose your favorite and get sweating! Park ...

Your Health

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for personalized handguns and for approving and maintaining a roster of personalized handguns authorized for sale to the public. Dr. Chuang is also ...

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Father’s Day gifts … for your kids

If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

Here are three possibilities:

• 529 plan – If you invest in a 529 education savings plan, your earnings ...

Endoscopic Ultrasound, A Cutting-Edge Technique for Identifying the Source of Stomach or Chest Pain

The Wayne Surgical Center now offers Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), which is a minimally-invasive procedure to help doctors assess and identify digestive and pulmonary diseases. The device is able to create precise images of surrounding tissue by using ultra-sound waves. It can also take small samples (biopsies) of fluid and tissues from your abdomen or chest.

The images, along with the results ...

5 Ways to Improve your Oral Care Routine

Everyone knows you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, there are some other things you likely could be doing better to improve your mouth’s overall health.

1. Upgrade to an Electric Toothbrush:

An electric toothbrush is often considered more effective than traditional toothbrushes when used correctly.Users do not have to brush back and forth but let the ...

Your Best Curve is an S Curve!

“Sit up straight!” That’s what my mother always told me. And, if you don’t do so, you’re going to have bad posture. And yes, while we should try our best not to slump over our computers all day long, a straight spine is not the healthiest form for your body.

The Ideal Spine

Our spine is naturally curvy. From the neck to the upper and middle back to the lower ...

Honoring Our Retiring Teachers

There are few callings that are both as rewarding and challenging as teaching a group of our young students and preparing them for the world that impatiently waits for them. When young educators begin their career, they do so with wide-eyed optimism and energy.

As they make their way through the ranks, they develop new strategies, tools, and instincts that will guide their instruction through ...

Water Line Work May Cause Issues With Pressure or Discoloration

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st

While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers.

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Bloomberg Names Paterson 'Champion City' for Effort to Fight Opioids

June 17, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A proposal to provide “proven, on-demand treatment to those struggling with opioid addiction,” has the City of Paterson in the running for one of 15 one million dollar prizes as well as “robust multi-year technical assistance to implement and scale their ideas.”

The announcement of Paterson as a “Champion City” came Tuesday from Bloomberg ...

Rally Against Randolph BOE School Calendar Decision Held at Randolph Diner

June 15, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- A rally to continue protesting against the Randolph Board of Education's recent decision to remove the name of Columbus Day - and then the names of all holidays from their school calendar - took place at the Randolph Diner on Sunday, June 13. 

The event was organized by the Italian American One Voice Coalition, and drew some local politicians including NJ Senator Anthony ...

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Celebrates Pride Month with Virtual 5K

June 17, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invites the community to join the Y for its first Outside with Pride Virtual 5K on June 25-27, 2021. This event will be an opportunity to support our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors while acknowledging the important history of the LGBTQ movement in our society, and raising awareness about progress still needed to achieve full equality. 

A ...

At its Wayne branch, community focus is central to everything Kearny Bank does

To truly be a community bank, a local branch must immerse itself in the day-to-day activities of its hometown. For Kearny Bank, this certainly is the case in Wayne.

A recent Kearny Bank assessment of community, charitable, and volunteer activities identified a range of initiatives in which the Wayne branch and its team members are involved, despite several pandemic-related pauses. These ...

Looking ahead: How the American Rescue Plan affects 2021 taxes, Part 2

This is the second of two tax tips providing an overview of ways the American Rescue Plan may affect some people’s 2021 taxes. Part 1 is available on IRS.gov.

Changes expanding EITC for 2021 and beyond

New law changes expand the EITC for 2021 and future years. These changes include:

More workers and working families who also have investment income can get the credit. Starting in ...

Taps Across America

June 3, 2021

Wayne Boy Scout Troops 108 and 130 sounded Taps today to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Scouts sounded the taps in conjunction with the “Taps Across America” event, initiated by reporter Steve Hartman. All of America plays Taps at 3:00 PM local time on Memorial Day. 

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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