Giving Back

Relay for Life Team Honored at Council Meeting

August 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School SMAC (Student Movement Against Cancer) Executive Board was honored with a proclamination for their participation in Relay of Life of Scotch Plains at the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday evening.  The group rose over $137,449 and was recognized for their leadership skills, organization, teamwork, and diligence.

SMAC "Relay for Life" began in 2001 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and has continued to raise donations to help support the fight against cancer. They also have earned awards at the Youth Event in the Eastern Division Relay Conferences.

The SMAC Executive Board's participants were Christie Leist, Olivia Nelson, Kelly O'Leary, Kayla Brady, Victoria Karakis, Justine Valdes, Jojo Uriate, Jordan Bernstein, Jamie Rauch, Kayla Giordanella, Jesse Ozdamar, Alex Ozdamar, Tracy Katz, Liz Nardone, Julia Lavelle, Ally O'Hara, Amanda Mach, Sam Brause, Kayla Spector, and Chris Stone. The team's advisors were Ryan McKenna and Liz Coleman.

"We are so proud of the students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for their participation in the event, "said Councilman Lou Beckerman."They helped honor cancer survivors and raise new awareness of the disease so that a progressive step can be made toward a cure".

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Planning Board to Hear More on ‘Watcher House’ in January

December 5, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fate of the “Watcher House” will have to wait.

A continuation of the Westfield Planning Board’s hearings regarding a request to knock down the Dutch colonial at 657 Boulevard and replace it with two new homes, originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed at the request of the objector because neither he nor his expert were available, according to ...

What Do The PSAT Results Mean?

Fall 2016 PSAT results will be available Monday, Dec. 12 online for high school students and parents. This year, we anticipate that junior students’ percentile rankings will be lower than last year’s. 


This year, the College Board can compare student performance with actual performance from the last year.  In 2015, the College Board used a convoluted ...

Prevent Homelessness – Build Affordable Housing in Every Community

December 7, 2016

Dear Editor:

The first time I heard the story being told by a homeless mother who was staying in our church as part of Family Promise’s program, I knew I had to become an advocate. Becoming homeless could happen to any one of us! 

The loss of a job; illness of the major breadwinner, or an increase in rent due to gentrification can catch families in a downward ...

James and the Giant Peach, The Musical at CDC Theatre This weekend

December 7, 2016

CRANFORD, NJ -- A little bit of magic and a whole lot of love at CDC Theatre this weekend! James and the Giant Peach, The Musical is coming to CDC Theatre in Cranford, New Jersey’s oldest, continuously operating, community theatre,

The musical, which runs Dec. 9 through the 11th at the theatre’s home at 78 Winans Ave. in Cranford, is based on the book, James and the Giant ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, December 9, 7:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend With Rabbi Esther ...

Education Religions And Spirituality


Sat, December 10, 10:00 AM

Oh'Brian's on the Green, CLARK

Breakfast with Santa at Oh' Brian's on the Green

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink


Sat, December 10, 7:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Holiday Concert at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment