Ashenfelter 8K Classic: A Thanksgiving Morning Tradition in Glen Ridge

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Ashenfelter 8K Classic

In Glen Ridge, for the past 16 years, Thanksgiving starts with a race — The Ashenfelter 8K Classic. (It makes stuffing yourself with stuffing (and pie) later a bit more guilt-free) It’s not too late to register and join!

The Ashenfelter 8K honors Olympian and Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter who won the steeple chase event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The Ashenfelter begins at 9 am and is open to everyone… walkers, joggers, runners and racers. To date, the Ashenfelter 8K Classic has raised over $100K for the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation.

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Second Opinions: About Those Mammograms

BY  |  Friday, Nov 13, 2015 2:24pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

This October, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, came word from the American Cancer Society that women should get fewer mammograms. The announcement left many confused, including Debbie Galant, of Mid Century Modern and The Chemo Files.

Here’s what Galant, with help from son Noah Levinson, discovered when she spoke to Dr. Michael Baum, an opponent of widespread screening, Dr. Nancy Elliott of the Montclair Breast Center and other experts.

Local Woman to Honor Her Father at the PurpleStride 5K

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

PurpleStride 5K

Genelle Gutierrez-Navarro, a Bloomfield native and a Verona resident, lost her father Juan Gutierrez to pancreatic cancer in 2005. The disease was fast and furious: he died 6 months later. Since 2009 she has been participating in PurpleStride New Jersey, a 5K walk to support research for pancreatic cancer, to honor his name and raise awareness. Gutierrez will go it again this Sunday, November 8.

Juan Gutierrez

Juan Gutierrez

“Our team is now bigger than ever and the event is now a chipped run, so some of our team members are running,” says Gutierrez.

In 2014 Gutierrez and her brother John both ran. Their nephew Felipe ran his first 5K last year at the purple stride event and this year will run again on his birthday. “That is my father’s first and beloved grandchild!” says Gutierrez proudly.

You can make a donation and help the Gutierrez team online here.



Glen Ridge Police Putting Away Their Razors, Participating in No Shave November

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

no shave november

The Glen Ridge Police Department is asking that you pardon their appearance this month. On behalf of the Glen Ridge Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 58 and Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta, and with the support of the Mayor and Council, the GRPD is participating in No Shave November.

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2nd Annual Yogis for Yogi to Benefit the Museum’s Education Programs

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Yogis for YogiYogi Berra Museum & Learning Center will be hosting its second annual Yogis for Yogi class on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm, with instructors Joe Gandarillas and Donna Scro of Yoga Montclair.

Yogi Berra once said that baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. The same can almost be said for yoga, the physical, mental and spiritual practice which inspired the great Yogi’s nickname.

Yogis For Yogi
November 10 at 6:30 pm
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Registration is $30 and proceeds will go towards the Museum’s education programs. To RSVP, call 973.655-2378 or email here



Montclair Barbershop Teams Up with Local Artist to Raise Awareness to Men’s Health

BY  |  Monday, Nov 02, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)


Published illustrator and local artist Rob Jelinski has teamed with Comb Classic Barbershop to bring minimalistic portraitures of hair styles, beards, and barbershop tools to Montclair Center in “The Beard Exhibition” beginning on November 7.

Jelinski, a 33 year-old born in Bloomfield, schooled in Montclair, plans to use the month of November to bring awareness for men’s health locally by donating a portion of art sales to The Movember Foundation. Movember (Mustache + November) is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of mustaches during the month to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer.

“The Beard Exhibition” explores the transcending appeal of a well-styled beard (and haircut). When asked how he came up with the idea, Rob stated that “Movember or even No-Shavember always seemed like a great way to give back, but I had never participated in them until last year when my best friend, Efrain Mercado and I had a beard competition. It was a lot of fun, so as we planned to compete this year, I got the idea for this art show. Comb was the perfect, artistic backdrop and the owner, Vito, was all for it.”

Comb owner Vito Capriglione and artist  Rob Jelinski

Comb owner Vito Capriglione and artist Rob Jelinski

“We are donating 10% of all of art sales to The Movember Foundation and asking everyone online and in attendance to grow their facial hair or make a direct donation through out November. Said Rob when asked how this event gives back to men’s health.

“If we are gonna do this event at Comb, then we are gonna do it big, says Comb owner Vito. “We’re gonna do it right.”

“The Beard Exhibition”
Opening on Saturday, November 7 from 8 – 10 pm
Comb, 29 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free, 10% of art sales will be donated to The Movember Foundation.



Panel Discussion: Mental Illness in Our Families, 11/2

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Panel Discussion:  Mental Illness in Our Families, 11/2Would you be ready to help a family member or friend living with mental illness? Odds are, someone you know is affected. The statistics show that mental illness is common and widespread.

One in five New Jersey families is affected by mental illness. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness in a given year.

On Monday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m., Verona Juniors will host Mental Illness in our Families: Understanding the Signs and Connecting to Treatment and Support. Continue Reading

Panel Discussion on Mental Illness at Verona Community Center November 2

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mental Illness

Odds are, someone you know is with mental illness. The statistics show that mental illness is common and widespread. In fact, one in five New Jersey families is affected by mental illness and an estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness in a given year.

On Monday, November 2 at 7:30 pm, the Verona Juniors will host a panel discussion titled Mental Illness in our Families: Understanding the Signs and Connecting to Treatment and Support. This event, to be held at the Verona Community Center, will feature a moderated panel discussion and information table from local mental health organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness and (NAMI) Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ).

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Montclair Health Department Hosting Flu Shot Clinic on November 4

BY  |  Monday, Oct 26, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

fluThe Montclair Health Department will hold a seasonal flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday, November 4 from 2 – 6 pm at the Municipal Building (205 Claremont Avenue).

The flu vaccine is recommended for all people age 6 months and older. This immunization is not recommended for anyone allergic to eggs, chicken feathers, chicken dander, or with history of Guillian-Barre syndrome. Persons who are immuno-suppressed due to chemotherapy or AIDS must consult with their own physicians.

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Community Breast Cancer Lecture in Montclair on Monday

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Breast Cancer

Join Dr. Jan Huston, Medical Director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside on Monday, October 19, for a discussion of the latest in breast cancer detection and treatment. Included in the discussion will be insights about genetic testing, self breast exams, male breast screening guildelines, and screening dense breast tissues. Women and men of all ages are welcome. A light supper will be served.

Breast Cancer Screenings Discussion
Monday, October 19 at 6 pm
Montclair Fire Bureau, 1 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042



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