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By JIM LAMBERTMay 21, 2018
PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls won its fourth straight title and the boys placed second at Thursday's Union County Track & Field Championships at Hub Stine Field in Plainfield.
In the girls competition, Zamira Ysaac and Sydney Tucker each scored victories and several other Vikings came up with huge performances to spark the Vikings to a 115 1/4-86 ...
By JACKIE LIEBERMANMay 21, 2018
WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presented its season finale, In London Town, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield Saturday night. It was auspicious timing, as the royal wedding had taken place in England just that morning.
“We were so happy when Prince Harry and his bride picked our finale date,” Linda Doyle, executive director of the NJFO ...
By JOHN MOONEYMay 21, 2018
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.
Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...
By TAPINTOSPF STAFFMay 21, 2018
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — In just one year, Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s boys varsity volleyball team went from the embryo stage to County champions. For winning the Union County title and the program's overall success this season, the team has been selected as the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball team continued ...
By TAPINTOSPF STAFFMay 20, 2018
SOMERSET, NJ -- The Banks family of Fanwood organized the Rockin' for Autism and Fanwood Community Day at the Somerset Patriots game on Sunday.
The fundraising continues following the highly successful LaGrande Park event last month, founded and organized by Mallory Banks, 16, and the game at TD Bank Ballpark was a part of that effort. Organizers are tallying up the money raised for ...
Brilliant Life, Smart Phone: Teen Volunteer Teaches 99-Year-Old WWII Vet from Scotch Plains to Use Latest Technology
By TAPINTO SUMMIT STAFFMay 20, 2018
SUMMIT, NJ – Hayward Wheaton will celebrate his 100th birthday on October 30, another milestone in an amazing life of the World War II veteran and Scotch Plains resident.
Visiting Wheaton at his home is like taking a step back -- and through -- history, with the Jersey City-native remembering when he made $60 a month working as an elevator operator,, when the ...
LAX: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Upsets Wayne Hills in Quarterfinals; Brady Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer
By MATT KIPPMay 19, 2018
WAYNE, NJ -- At the beginning of the boys’ lacrosse state tournament, Scotch Plains-Fanwood was considered the Group 3 “dark horse” team. In simpler terms, the underdog of their North, Group 3 section.
But now, the Raiders might not be so much of a sleeper anymore.
In one of the relatively young program’s greatest days ever Saturday, the No. 7 seed ...