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Workout, Swim for Free During Westfield Area YMCA’s Summer ‘Wellness Wednesdays’

July 9, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA is bringing back free Wellness Wednesdays this summer at its main facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Members of the community are invited to enjoy the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym and open swim times as well as the fitness facilities free of charge on every Wednesday from July 11 ...

Excessive Heat Continues in Westfield Area, Air-Quality Alert Issued

WESTFIELD, NJ — After hot weekend, the National Weather Service issued another excessive heat warning for the area Monday morning lasting until 8 p.m. Monday night. The high Monday was expected to reach 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

The National Weather Service also issued a code orange air quality alert, which means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for ...

Heat Wave Expected to Affect Westfield Through Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service calling for a heat advisory for Union County from 2 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The town of Westfield advised residents to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity and check on ...

Westfield’s BAYADA Home Health Care Office Named Provider of Choice by Home Care Pulse

WESTFIELD, NJ — BAYADA Home Health Care was founded 43 years ago in Philadelphia with a purpose of helping people live safely at home with comfort, independence and dignity. Now a national industry leader with a presence in five countries, BAYADA operates a local Westfield office that serves 120 residents in Westfield, Summit and throughout Union County. 

BAYADA ...

Oceans Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Celebrates Grand Opening in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Oceans Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry celebrated its grand opening at 522 East Broad St. Friday by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Shelley Brindle and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Oceans is led by husband-wife team Dr. Eric Fank, who is a board certified orthodontist, and Dr. Aimee Liebowitz, a board certified pediatric ...

‘2nd Sundays’ in Downtown Westfield Launches with Yoga on Quimby

WESTFIELD, NJ — The first event of a new series in Downtown Westfield, 2nd Sundays, kicked off with Yoga on Quimby Sunday morning and afternoon despite overcast conditions and scattered sprinkles and drizzle.

Quimby Street was blocked off and designated for pedestrians only for several hours Sunday for the Wellness in the Street free yoga class organized by Tricia Camino of Ono ...

Walk Across America for Opioid Overdose Awareness Brings Pair to Westfield on Their Journey

WESTFIELD, NJ — Brett Bramble, along with walking partner, John “Stick” Azerolo, passed through Westfield on a months-long journey from Key West, Fla. to Calais, Maine in an effort to raise awareness of opioid overdose and addiction.

Bramble walks for his sister Brittany, who died of an overdose in 2014, while Azerolo walks to support friends who have lost daughters ...

Westfield-Based Crisis Hotline Flooded with Calls After 2 Celebrity Suicides

WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died by suicide. 

 “The phones have been ringing off the hooks,” ...

Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an ...

Google Doodle Honors Westfield Native Dr. Virginia Apgar, Medical Pioneer

WESTFIELD, NJ — Google has dedicated its Doodle Thursday to Westfield native Dr. Virginia Apgar on what would have been her 109th birthday. To see it, go to www.Google.com.

Dr. Apgar was noted for developing the Apgar Score in 1949 to evaluate a baby's condition immediately after birth. This development led Apgar to be regarded as the founder of the medical specialty of ...

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Kika Stretch Studios in Westfeld Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

July 6, 2018

The Grand Re-Opening of Kika Stretch Studios took place recently to celebrate the new ownership of the Westfield studio. Kika Stretch Studios, originally owned by Hakika DuBose-Wise, a professional dancer, provides a uniquely assisted stretching method (called the “KIKA method”) to increase flexibility, unlock tension and help clients reach their personal health and flexibility ...