COMMUNITY LIFE

Week Ahead in Plainfield (June 25 - July 1, 2018)

June 24, 2018

Here is the The Week Ahead in Plainfield for June 25 to Juy 1, 2018:

Monday

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2018 will be held Monday, June 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. at Hub Stine Complex. There will be a ceremony for PAAAS at 2:00 p.m. and a district wide ceremony at 6:00 p.m. The rain location for PAAAS will be at Hubbard Middle School and for the District ceremony ...

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Reminder: Eligible Seniors Can Receive $25 in Free Vouchers for Farmer’s Markets, Starting June 25

June 21, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over that they can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

“Farmer’s Markets are a feature of community life throughout Union County in the ...

Summit Community Blood Drive– 1st 50 donors will get a free Union Theater movie pass!

The weather may have just started to warm up, but New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is already urging the public to donate blood as we head into the summer months.  With schools closing and vacations scheduled, less people donate blood from June through August but transfusions are still needed for local patients.   

“We’re especially thankful to our dedicated donors ...

Local at-risk youth celebrate year of achievements at Community Access Unlimited

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) last night celebrated the achievements of a number of at-risk youth who are members of the agency's Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP). Each of these youth are within New Jersey's child services system and faced a number of life challenges before coming to CAU and TOP and since then have made significant progress in plotting a brighter future with ...

DWC Thanks Everyone for a Successful Yoga on Quimby Event

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The first event of Downtown Westfield Corporation's new 'Second Sundays' series kicked off with Yoga on Quimby Sunday, June 10. 

Quimby Street was closed off and designated for pedestrians only for several hours Sunday for the Wellness in the Street free yoga class. Kika Stretch Studio opened up the event by leading a light opening stretch, and Satsang ...

Outstanding Citizens Honored at the Boy Scouts of America 2018 Union County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored local community members at the annual Boy Scouts of America Union County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner that was held on the evening of Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. This year’s honorees were Catherine Flynn, Paul Harbaugh, Ana Liranzo, Mayor Colleen Mahr, ...

Refugee Assistance Partners of NJ to Host World Refugee Day Event

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Refugee Assistance Partners (RAP) of New Jersey will host a World Refugee Day program on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Willow Grove Church (1961 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains). 

RAP, a non-profit, volunteer organization of Union County, recognizes and salutes the tenacity and gifts, skills and talents of refugees worldwide. 

“We recognize the ...