Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

March 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Snow Day? Bake Some Irish Soda Bread

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, such a generous hostess!

I finally learned to make it ...

Scenes from the Fanwood Irish Festival

FANWOOD, NJ -- Day 1 of the Fanwood Irish Festival took place at the South Avenue Train Station parking lot..

The event, which continues on Sunday, included Irish music, dancing, food, crafts and lots of fun.

Tickets  are $7 at the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Boosters. Sponsors for the event are: ...

Lenten Fish Fry at St. Joseph High School on Friday, March 10

METUCHEN, NJ -- The Fathers Club of Saint Joseph High School is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 10, in the Catanzaro Cafeteria, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.    

Menu (Dinner includes beverage, cole slaw, fries and dessert.)
Fried Fillet $10.00 
Fried Shrimp $14.00
Combo Platter $12.00

Kids Menu (12 and under)
Fried ...

Appearance by Celebrity Chef Rossella Rago to Highlight 30th Annual 'Taste of Summit' March 26; Event Benefits Summit Historical Society

SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrity Chef Rossella Rago, from YouTube's ''Cooking with Nonna' fame, will make a special appearance as the Summit Historical Society's tasty fundraiser, "The Taste of Summit," is held at The Grand Summit Hotel on March 26.

Rago will sign copies of her just-published debut cookbook Cooking with Nonna, which features easy-to-follow, ...

Fanwood Irish Festival Schedule Announced for March 11-12 at Train Station

FANWOOD, NJ -- Sheelen's Crossing has announced the schedule for the 6th Annual Fanwood Irish Festival on Saturday, March 11 from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The event will be held inside a massive, heated tent on the South Side of the Fanwood Train Station.

"There's no need to worry about ...

Kenny’s Empanadas Welcomed to South Plainfield with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kenny’s Empanadas, the family business of Ken and Debbie Santos celebrated its official grand opening on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1020 Belmont Ave. Mayor Matthew P. Anesh, Council President Derryck C. White, and council members Christine Faustini, Gary Vesce, and Joseph C. Wolak were all in attendance along with town CFO Glenn ...

Plainfield Rescue Squad St. Patrick's Bake Sale

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the Plainfield Rescue Squad's Cadet Program will be holding a St. Patrick's bake sale.

On Saturday, March 11th, get your Erin go Bragh on for freshly baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and of course, Irish Soda Bread.

The Cadet Program is one of the oldest of its kind in the area.  It exposes Plainfield youth to a potential career in the health ...

NJ Firemen Show Off Cooking Talents as they Compete at Cooked and Uncorked Event

EDISON, NJ - 20 NJ fire departments showed up ready to compete and show off their cooking talents with the hopes of bringing home the 1st. place trophy in the annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ on Monday evening. 

Attendees got to sample culinary offerings from 20 fire departments and more than 30 of the area’s finest restaurants, ...

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

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