From the Garden to the Party

March 29, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container.

Start by growing the ingredients for your favorite recipes and beverages. Consider those, like tomatoes, that taste best fresh from the garden.  Or ...

Registration for Plainfield's FOSH Garage Sale Now Open

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Registration for the 2017 Friends of Sleepy Hollow (FOSH) garage sale is now open.  This year's sale will be held on Sunday, May 21st, rain or shine. 

The registration fee is $25 through Sunday, April 30th.  Registrations received after April 30th will be subject to a $10 late charge.  No registrations will be accepted after Wednesday, May ...

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 ...

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

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, ...

Plainfield Schedule for New Jersey American Water's Annual Water Main Flushing

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield residents may experience low water pressure or temporary water discoloration as New Jersey American Water undergoes its annual cleaning of its water distribution system. 

The start date for the Plainfield area is April 10th, and will run through May 12th.

The full release from New Jersey American Water follows:

Download the full New Jersey schedule by ...

Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers blood pressure and elevates our mood. And this is true for all members of the family from the very young to the more seasoned.

Plan on sharing these benefits with yours or a friend’s children, grandchildren, ...

Plainfield's PMUA Suspends Recycling Collection March 15

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA) issued a notice Wednesday morning, March 15th, around 9:30 am that recycling collection is suspended for the day due to hazardous road conditions.

Customers in zones 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10 should leave their recycle carts at the curb for pick-up at the PMUA's next opportunity.

Waste collection is expected to resume on ...

UPDATED: Plainfield Residents Prepare for Winter Storm Stella

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The word of the day, Plainfield, is Bombogenesis.  Winter Storm Stella, expected to hit the Northeast on Tuesday, March 14th, may undergo bombogenesis, a rapidly intensifying area of low pressure.

The Plainfield Police Division would like to advise all residents that heavy snow and wind conditions are expected later tonight throughout Tuesday, creating hazardous ...

Blizzard Predicted to Come Our Way

PLAINFIELD , NJ – Don’t put away your snow blowers. Winter isn’t through with us yet.

According to National Weather Service, Plainfield is in the path of a blizzard scheduled to begin early Tuesday morning and will continue throughout the day into evening with predicted accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with winds 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Wind chills ...

The History Daylight Saving Time; Clock Change Begins on Sunday Morning

NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe daylight saving time.

 “Fast Time,” the original name for Daylight Saving ...

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Mobile Vet Clinic in Plainfield March 28

March 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Associated Humane Societies' Mobile Veterinary Clinic will be in #Plainfield, NJ at 515 Watchung Avenue (Municipal Offices) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Spay/Neuter surgeries must be scheduled beforehand. Please call 973-824-7080 to make an appointment for the surgery.

For vaccinations and non-surgical services, the best time to visit is between 2:00 pm and 3:00 ...

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

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant. The grants are funded through the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust ...