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Plainfield Couple Creates GoFundMe Page to Collect Donations for Hurricane Maria Ravaged Island of Dominica

September 24, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Conrad Linton and Farah Pidgeon, a couple in the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield, are on a mission to help family, friends and residents of the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica that was devastated by Category 5 Hurricane Maria last week.

The Commonwealth of Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, is made up of tropical rain forests and natural springs, with a ...

Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness. The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or ...

Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies, A Look Ahead to Fire Prevention Week

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Once Historic, Plainfield Site Is Now Just History

Opening Day at Wardlaw-Hartridge School

Plainfield Public Schools Children Honor 9/11 Heroes

The City of Plainfield also held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday morning that included words ...

Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation Hosts Lemonade Stand

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation hosted its annual lemonade stand fundraiser outside of Nick's Pizza and The Fanwood Grille on Saturday. 

The all volunteer organization is hosting a series of fundraisers throughout September, which is Pediatric Cancer Month.

 

Editor's Note: TAPintoSPF publisher John Mooney is the owner of The ...

‘Bestfield’ Shopping, Book Signing Event in Westfield Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Plainfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A special back-to-school “Bestfield” shopping event was held at Downtown Westfield’s  Athleta Thursday night, featuring a book signing by Laurie Gelman, author of the bestselling novel “Class Mom.”

Anne Laird, owner of The Town Book Store, said that she nearly sold out her 75 copies of the book.

“What I really love about this is ...

Willow Grove Church offers Worship, Picnic, and Hurricane Relief Collection at La Grande Park in Fanwood

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church invites everyone from the community to come to the Annual Fall “Worship in a New Key” service and Picnic in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 24, under the pavilion at La Grande Park in Fanwood.

The day begins with an informal contemporary worship service starting at 11:00 a.m. Following the service will ...

Kenilworth Diner Offers "Mason Burger Special" for Memorial Fundraiser

KENILWORTH, NJ – Following the death of Mason Stein last December, members of the Kenilworth community have come together to fundraise for a memorial in his memory.

Stein, a young student at Harding Elementary School, loved baseball and firetrucks, according to multiple sources. In his honor, the community hopes to install a memorial in the playground at Di Mario Park.

“We ...

Plainfield Healthy Community Network to Host Free Tasting Event at Canela Grocery

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A free healthy food tasting event will take place at Plainfield's Canela Grocery this Wednesday, Sept. 13th, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, as a part of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative.  This initiative connects corner store owners and neighborhood partners with resources to access fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food options.

Fresh fruit will be available ...

Volunteer Opportunities with Mobile Meals of Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Does "Back to School" mean you have some free time now?

If you have one hour each week or one hour each month, consider delivering meals to homebound neighbors. Mobile Meals of Westfield needs volunteer drivers to pick up meals in Westfield at 10:45 a.m. and deliver to an assigned route.  

Delivery takes about 1 hour. Drivers are needed Monday - ...

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Free Workshop on Cultural Advocacy to be Held Monday, September 25 

September 17, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop on cultural advocacy on Monday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

The workshop is designed for arts, cultural and history organizations. Participants are invited to learn how advocacy can support an organization, the ...