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Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival Scheduled for Sat, April 29

March 29, 2017

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, the Borough of Fanwood will host its second annual Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (200 LaGrande Ave., Fanwood)

The all-day festival will feature musical acts, food ...

Another Successful Dairy Queen Bike Giveaway

PLAINFIELD, NJ - With 152 bicycles neatly organized in her parking lot, Donna Albanese-DeMair opened her Plainfield Dairy Queen store and welcomed families who arrived as early as 7:30 am to receive a free bicycle.

The spring bike giveaway follows the December one, where 120 bicycles were distributed.

Albanese said the program began eight years ago after speaking with a customer who needed ...

Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

Plainfield Weekend Update: March 25-26

PLAINFIELD, NJ – No matter the time nor the day, you can find something to do in and around Plainfield this weekend, whether it's learning a bit of history, shopping for some baubles, or yelling, "BINGO!" for a good cause.

Here's a look at what's on tap. 

Saturday, March 25

Starting at 9:00 am, Dairy Queen of Plainfield will hold another bike ...

VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

 

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially ...

Celgene Exec Nadim Ahmed Selected to Family Promise National Board of Directors

SUMMIT, NJ - Nadim Ahmed, currently President, Worldwide Markets for Celgene Corporation, has been elected to the National Board of Directors of Family Promise which, like Celgene, is headquartered in Summit.

“I am very honored to be joining the Family Promise Board, an organization that has taken on the challenge of homelessness on behalf of the most vulnerable ...

Westfield Girl Scouts Visit Plainfield YMCA Shelter Residents

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 40879, from Holy Trinity School in Westfield, spent a Sunday afternoon on March 19th preparing a meal for the residents of the Plainfield YMCA shelter.  

Troop members prepared a homemade salad, baked ziti, meatballs, and oatmeal cinnamon cookies in advance of their visit.  The girls then served the residents the dinner they had prepared, accompanied ...

Workshop on Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse Prevention at Richmond Towers in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
will partner with AARP and the Richmond Towers Resident Association in Plainfield to provide a Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse Prevention Seminar.

The April 15th seminar aims to:

Promote prevention of elder abuse by raising awareness of common forms of financial abuse, predators, and ...

Second Chance Job Training for Youth Ages 16-24 in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA is accepting applications for its Second Chance program, an employment training initiative for out-of-school youth and young adults ages 16-24.

This free program is designed to help young people gain life skills and training that leads to gainful employment and career advancement.  It also provides assistance with GED preparation and testing, and ...

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Easterseals New Jersey Rolls out the Red Carpet at MetLife Stadium for Eighth Annual ‘Walk With Me’ Fundraiser

March 29, 2017

East Brunswick, N.J. – March 20, 2017 – All the glam and allure of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrations come to the Garden State on April 8, as Easterseals New Jersey hosts their eighth annual ‘Walk With Me’ and 5K run fundraiser. This year’s “Be A Superstar” theme appropriately emanates from the Super Bowl-hosting turf of MetLife Stadium, in East ...