Council Acknowledges College Club and Girl Scouts

March 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

FANWOOD, NJ - At the council meeting Tuesday night it was acknowledged that the College Club of Fanwood Scotch Plains is celebrating its 80th year. The objectives of the club are to further continuing education of the women of Fanwood and Scotch Plains. In the past 80 years the club has awarded $500,000 in financial assistance.

The club conducts numerous community projects, including College Night, which has been in place since 1963.  Joan Skubish, president of the College Club, spoke about the annual fundraiser, which is coming up on April 14th.  The Fashion Show will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club. “All the net proceeds go 100% towards scholarships for girls in the Scotch Plains Fanwood community.”

The Council also acknowledged that March 10th thru the 16th was Girl Scout Week, and marked the 100th anniversary of the Girls Scouts. The Girls Scouts of USA was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia.

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April 20th was proclaimed to be Clean Community Day.  On that day volunteers will conduct a “spring cleaning for our public areas”, said Dean Talcott, who was present to talk about the event. Bob McCarthy went on to say that there will be refreshments, including pizza from Nick’s Pizzeria. Volunteers will gather at the South side of the Train Station at 8:30 on Saturday, April 20th, and should be done well before noon.

Under Council Reports it was mentioned that the Fanwood Library will be circulating a survey. The library is developing a five year plan and the questionnaire will address some of the issues such as space, technology, and the growing circulation of the library.

Councilwoman Mitchell said: “the question is, do we leave things exactly the way they are, do we do a major renovation, do we try again to merge the Scotch Plains and Fanwood libraries without a new building? “ The surveys can be sent back to the library or dropped off at Borough Hall.

Other topics discussed at the council meeting included:

Forest Road Park improvements - a project that is just getting started and has 75 days until completion. It includes installation of an irrigation system and a ¾ mile walking path.

Fanwood Crossing’s new tenant – Be Craftful is the second retailer to occupy space in Fanwood Crossing. According to Councilman Molenaar the Planning Board will review an important application next Wednesday. It’s a continuation of the project on South Ave. There will be a pedestrian plaza between the two buildings.  “Part of the application is also the same company is proposing some new resident building on LaGrande as well. We are coming closer to finishing the whole downtown site. It’s very exciting.”

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