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New Providence Cub Scout Pack 263 Serving the Community

January 19, 2017

Cub Scout Pack 263 in New Providence, NJ has been busy this year helping others in their community. The Salt Brook School students in first through fifth grade have participated in various community service projects ranging from the town-wide food drive, to supporting runners in the Education Foundation’s 5K event, to building, painting and donating hundreds of toys and decorations over the ...

Mark Your Calendar for the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness January 28

ELIZABETH, NJ – Shake off the winter doldrums to aid a good cause Jan. 28 at the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.

Get ready to hoop it up with Tameka Dixon, former WNBA player from Westfield, who will tip off the girls’ game. Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA draft by the Los ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies

A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the County’s Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

“Every year ...

Plainfield Mayor Mapp's Ninth Annual MLK Food Drive to Take Place Jan 14

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, Jan. 14th, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp will open their home to Plainfield residents for the Ninth Annual MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The festivities will take place from 6:00 pm to midnight.  Be sure to bring a potluck dish to share.

Both non-perishable food items and toiletries ...

Take a Delicious Break for Social Justice on Martin Luther King Day - Celebrate Again in June

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Four local organizations will “pay it forward” to produce a community experience that will be remembered and enjoyed by all. The participants are Mara’s Café and Bakery, Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM), a local grass-roots organization, “Voices from the Margins,” a Scotch Plains Public Library book group engaged in ...

LiVay Sweet Shop of Plainfield Holds Sock Drive for Those in Need

PLAINFIELD, NJ - LiVay Sweet Shop learned that the most requested item at homeless shelters is a pair of socks.  That's why the business is holding a "Warm Feet Sock Drive" this month to benefit the soup kitchen at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. 

New adult socks are currently being collected through Sunday, Jan. 15th, with two drop off locations ...

Plainfield YMCA Suggests Tips for Keeping Those Resolutions

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The calendar changed from December to January less than a week ago, so how are you doing on those New Year's resolutions?  The Plainfield YMCA, like you, knows there is a thrill in the promise of a new year that's full of potential, that provides a chance to start fresh.  It's also a perfect opportunity to resolve to strengthen one’s spirit, mind and ...

Plainfield Area YMCA to Hold Casino Night Fundraiser

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA has announced a fundraiser that will benefit its Workforce program, as well as an Age Out program that provides housing for youth aging out of the foster care system.

On Friday, Feb. 10th, the Plainfield YMCA's "A Roaring 20's Casino Night" event will take place at 7:00 pm at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Admission is ...

Make a Year-End Donation to a Local Plainfield Charity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As 2016 comes to a close, you may be one of the Plainfield residents who are considering making a year-end donation to a charitable organization.  If you prefer to contribute to a local non-profit, TAPinto has compiled a list of worthy charities in town that meet IRS-specific guidelines. 

According to the National Philanthropic Trust, the average annual household ...

Westfield's Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, Moving to Mountainside

WESTFIELD, NJ — As it winds up its fifth year serving grieving children and their families, Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, is preparing to move its own space in Mountainside in January, Executive Director and Founder Mary Robinson has announced. The organization, which is currently located in the First United Methodist Church on East Broad Street, provides free, year-round ...

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"Non-Violence: Stay the Course" Plainfield Celebration of the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2017

Plainfield, NJ. “Lift every voice and sing”! On Saturday, January 14, 2017 the men of Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in conjunction with its community partners Hubbard Middle School and The Four Pillars Foundation held its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.  This free celebration entitled “Non-Violence: Stay The Course” was ...

"Non-Violence: Stay the Course" Plainfield Celebration of the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2017

Plainfield, NJ. “Lift every voice and sing”! On Saturday, January 14, 2017 the men of Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in conjunction with its community partners Hubbard Middle School and The Four Pillars Foundation held its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.  This free celebration entitled “Non-Violence: Stay The Course” was ...