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New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

October 22, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

Scenes from the Fanwood 5K

FANWOOD, NJ -- Under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, Fanwood hosted its 8th annual Fanwood 5K and Superhero Family Fun Run at LaGrande Park on Saturday. 

In the one-mile Fun Run, children and adults dressed as their favorite costumed characters, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The 5K race attracted competitive runners from ...

Students at Plainfield's Barlow School Support “National Walk Day”

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students at Plainfield's Dewitt D. Barlow Elementary School were greeted as they walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 18 by administrators and dignitaries in honor of “National Walk Day.”  The children took part in a nationwide celebration of more than 5,200 events in the United States celebrating the benefits of walking to school and living ...

6 Tips To Help You Enjoy Running This Fall

I’ve been a runner for a long time although it took me many years to sign up for a race. I used to think that if I didn't run several times a week, year-around, and wasn’t doing high mileage, I wasn’t a real runner.

Whether you run a little or run a lot, you’re a runner…or you can become one.

I remember training for my first half marathon 6 years ago and ...

Concerts, Films, & Fun... Plainfield has Plenty on TAP this Weekend

PLAINFIELD, NJ - How will you spend this weekend in Plainfield?  Here are some ideas to help you make plans!

FRIDAY

The FUSP movie to be presented in the Second Friday Film Series is Don’t Tell Anyone, a film about the immigration experience in America.  The 2015 Peabody Award Winning Documentary and discussion will start at 7:00 p.m. 
Shiloh and Green Pasture ...

“ASK” the Experts about Senior Services in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH--Elizabeth residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit any of seven Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in October to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

The October schedule brings ASK events to libraries and other public buildings in ...

Free Flu Clinics in Plainfield Throughout October

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield residents who are planning to get a flu shot this season can do so at the following locations on dates throughout the month.

Oct. 12, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Ave.
Oct. 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at New Covenant Church, 225 East 7th Street
Oct. 19, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Angels for Action, 209 West 2nd Street
Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: October 2-8

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield, NJ news and events.

MONDAY

Double Dutch, a Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation event, starts at 6:30 p.m. and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, running through Dec. 20th.  Double Dutch takes place at Cedarbrook K-8 Center, ...

Cory Storch, Plainfield's 2nd Ward Councilman, Honored for 40 Years of Service by Bridgeway

Plainfield, NJ – On Sept. 21st, Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Central New Jersey’s leading mental health rehabilitation and recovery organization, presented Plainfield's Cory Storch, CEO, with a standard plaque congratulating him on his 40th Anniversary of service at Bridgeway. Like Cory himself - the word “standard” cannot be applied to any other element of ...

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Join Families Walking Together: Stroll & Roll

October 22, 2017

On Sunday November 5th, join other families in the 2nd annual walking event in Union County called "Stroll & Roll", celebrating the natural beauty of public parks and trails. The FreeWalkers, a non-profit dedicated to getting everyone walking, is hosting a special “family walk” in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ, encouraging the entire family to walk together and ...